Stavros Flatley has come second in Britain’s Got Talent’s Champions Final.
The British-born, Greek-Cypriot, father-son dance duo was voted second on Saturday night’s “Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions Final” who were looking for the ‘ultimate champion’.
The likeable pair, Demi Demetriou and son Michalakis (nickname ‘Lagi’) excitingly engaged the studio and got the judges on their feet. Their routine was backed by the world-famous Mikis Theodorakis, “Zorba the Greek” music.
The routine over, senior Demetriou said to the judges and audience, “You’re all Greek now!”
The two-minute routine was fired-up with Cypriot dancers to compliment the act, which included Anthony Komodikis and Kiri Pitt.
Family and friends, including wife and mum, Karen Demetriou waved Cyprus flags. Listeners told LGR that they felt uniquely proud of seeing the Cypriot-patriotic colours at such a huge television event.
Demi Demetriou, 51, bounced onto the stage in character of the usual Riverdance music, only for Lagi, 23, to ‘cut it off’ and announce: “Let’s do this Greek style.”
He then told his dad: “Teach them to dance!”
Demi happily obliged, demanding that everybody in the studio gets up on their feet as Zorba the Greek started playing.
Stavros Flatley were Britain’s Got Talent finalists in the third series of the show, ten years ago in 2009.
Speaking after their energetic performance, judge David Walliams told them, “This is interpretive dance, it’s an interpretation of what dance is, and it was great you involved all of us actually.”
Simon Cowell agreed, with the 60-year-old telling the pair: “You just make us feel-good. In this country we just want to feel good and that is what you have just done.” Alesha Dixon echoed the sentiment, saying, “You made us smile, you made us feel good. What more can I say, I love you”.
Amanda Holden summarised the pair’s legacy with, “You are the heart of Britain’s Got Talent! You make my heart sing!”
In the end, the winners were dance duo Twist and Pulse. Ukrainian sand-artist Kseniya Simonova came third.
From LGR’s point of view, we thank Demi and Laki for the fun. The duo have often said it’s just a “fun jokey act” but one that we think, has always managed to extract that joyful, feel-good factor.