Stardom is dancer’s one direction

Jaih Betote of dance group Boyband

Jaih Betote of dance group Boyband

First published in News

A PERFORMING arts student aims to show why his group are called the ‘One Direction of dance’ when their audition airs on television this weekend.

Headington teen Jaih Betote will put his best foot forward on Got To Dance when it is shown at 8pm on Sky 1 HD on Saturday.

The 16-year-old is part of the five-man group Boyband who will battle it out with about 80 acts for a spot in three live heats later in August.

The grand final is on August 29, when eight groups will compete for the top spot.

Jaih, of Barton Lane, Headington, said: “We have put a lot of work in and are hoping to get through.

“Our routine is going to be a surprise because we are in this competition to win it – people should expect the unexpected.”

Dancing alongside Jaih in Boyband will be Mike McNeish, 17, Dylan Moyoral, 17, and Michael Ureta, 18, all from London, and Corey Culverwell, 17, who lives in Staffordshire.

They took the name after people said they all look and act like they belong in a boy band and like being told they are the One Direction of dance.

The boys have been friends for five years since they met at the London dance academy Zoo.

The Got to Dance contest is now in its fifth season. This year’s winners are in line to walk away with prize money totalling £250,000.

  • Do you want alerts delivered straight to your phone via our WhatsApp service? Text NEWS or SPORT or NEWS AND SPORT, depending on which services you want, and your full name to 07767 417704. Save our number into your phone's contacts as Oxford Mail WhatsApp and ensure you have WhatsApp installed.

Send your Letter to the Editor

11:20am Monday 28th July 2014

What do you think? We welcome letters from our readers on a wide variety of subjects and you can send us a letter through the blue headline above.


Our top stories

Motorcyclist 'punches pensioner and hits his car windscreen with helmet' after Cutteslowe crash

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

12:00pm Friday 19th December 2014

A PENSIONER was “severely” injured when he was attacked in his car by a motorcyclist in Cutteslowe, police said.

UPDATE: Body found after motorhome fire at caravan site near Chipping Norton

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

11:30am Friday 19th December 2014

A BODY was found after a fire at a caravan site motorhome.

What brilliant picture is in our Oxford Mail Advent Calendar today?

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Tuesday 9th December 2014

December is Advent Calendar time and we have a special new interactive graphic for you each and every day until Christmas Eve. I've chosen the best 24 pictures of 2014 and I'll be unveiling one a day - so what is behind's today's door?

Oxford United striker John Campbell is keen to make his mark at Hartlepool

Oxford Mail:

9:30am Friday 19th December 2014

John Campbell admits it would be difficult to keep his kit on if he was able to make an impact on debut for Oxford United tomorrow.

‘New £9.2m Leys pool’s too small for contests’

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Friday 19th December 2014

SWIMMING competitions planned for the new £9.2m pool in Blackbird Leys could be at risk due to lack of space, it has been warned.

Six 'all clear' women told they have cancer after investigation into Oxfordshire Breast Screening Service assessments

Oxford Mail:

7:40am Thursday 18th December 2014

SIX women who were given the all clear after breast cancer screening have been told they have the disease following an investigation.

 

Comments

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree