By Ayo Onikoyi
The Lagos audition of the Globacom-sponsored Reality TV Show, ‘Dance with Peter’, got really hot on Tuesday as show promoter, Peter Okoye of Psquare, went on the audition stage to challenge a contestant who was making a “mess” of the legendary ‘Bad’ steps of the late Michael Jackson.
The Dream Studios, Bamako Estate, Lagos, venue of the audition erupted in cheers as Peter, left the judges’ stand and climbed the stage to re-enact with perfection Michael Jackson’s steps in the “Bad” track.
Though Peter delivered and got huge applause of the recording crew and other contestants waiting to perform, he was however, ruled out of contest by fellow judge and dance legend, Kaffy, who intoned with magisterial finality, “looking at you from here and given what we are looking for in this show, I say come back to your seat and you are ruled out of contest.” This threw the studio into loud guffaws.
More excitements came from Ehis Okoegule who challenged the judges for disqualifying twin dancers, Oliver and Emmanuel Wilson, who, despite a scintillating performance were sent packing. Then13-year old Angel Ukaro-Agunbiade, a Junior Secondary School III student of Grange School, Lagos, took the audition to the next level with her marvelous dance steps which earned her a ‘yes verdict’
Alozie Malachi, an ex student of Nnekede Polytechnic, Owerri, all female dance group, Terrific Steppers, from the Loveworld Creative Arts Academy, a dance academy of the Christ Embassy Church, and the duo of Precious Ighofese and Hero Zaria of the Fire Flame, who travelled all the way from Ugheli in Delta State for the audition, impressed the judges.
The auditions for the Dance with Peter started in Abuja two weeks ago, with the train moving to Accra Ghana on Tuesday last week. Benin City played host to the audition’s crew last Saturday. The last one held in Port Harcourt, last Thursday, September 10.