Britain's Got Talent viewers break down in tears at Ashley Banjo and Diversity's emotionally charged BLM dance routine
BRITAIN'S Got Talent viewers broke down in tears at Ashley Banjo and Diversity's emotionally charged BLM dance routine on Saturday night.
The 2009 winners returned to the ITV talent show to perform the emotional and highly charged routine around Black Lives Matter.
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At one point, a white dancer dressed as a police officer knelt on Ashley's neck, in a direct reference to George Floyd's death in the United States earlier this year.
They then performed their spectacular trademark spinning dance moves in front of backing dancers dressed as riot police with shields.
The remarkable performance also addressed modern subjects including the coronavirus, capitalism, and the growth of delivery services like Amazon.
The routine left viewers at home emotional, with one writing on Twitter: "Just catching up on #BGT. In floods of tears after the amazing performance by #Diversity. It was so powerful, I couldn't take my eyes off the screen…how much pain and suffering can we all experience this year…"
Another tweeted: "Wow @Diversity_Tweet , as per usual, had me in tears at the sheer talent and the message.Well done."
A third was equally emotional, writing: "That @Diversity_Tweet performance on #BGT has me in tears. So powerful, so timely, so perfect. Thank you @AshleyBanjo for your art."
Meanwhile a fourth added: "Diversity showing the true meaning of their name, amazing performance and the only one to move me to tears in the entire show. #bgt."
Speaking about the performance, Ashley told The Sun Online: "This performance is extremely special to me and the rest of Diversity.
"2020 has been an incredible moment in history for both positive and negative reasons.
"We wanted to use the platform we’ve been given to make our voices heard, express how the events of this year have made us feel and think about how we might look back on them in the future… We call it hindsight 2020.”
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