'Sunderland are backing yous all the way' - support for Lily and Joseph after second live show of The Greatest Dancer

Dancing duo Lily and Joseph will dance in the third live show of The Greatest Dancer and Sunderland’s support for the pair has continued.

Tuesday, 11th February 2020, 3:41 pm
Updated Wednesday, 12th February 2020, 11:00 am
Lily & Joseph will dance again. Photo: Thames/Syco - Photographer: Tom Dymond

On Saturday, February 8, contestants Lily Straughan, 11 and eight-year-old Joseph Chow performed for the second time live on the on BBC One’s The Greatest Dancer.

Dancing to A Million Dreams from The Greatest Showman soundtrack, Lily and Joseph dressed in school uniforms with monogrammed initials on their blazers performing a contemporary performance on stage.

They received a scored of 94.9% from the audience on the popular show, but it was down to the public to decide who should stay and it was Dark Angels and Ross & Travis who left the competition.

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Lily and Joseph rehearse for The Greatest Dancer on BBC One.

As Lily and Joseph get set for this weekends performance, this is what you had to say about the routine.

Lillian Warby said: “Not only talented and local but they both have sunshine personalities, great smiles as well as a natural art. Good luck always.”

Susan Ophield commented: “Just amazing Lily and Joseph. So young, so talented. You make the North East so proud.”

Pam Broadbent added: “Congratulations to Lily & Joseph. You are both so talented with such sunshiny dispositions. Sunderland are backing yous all the way.”

Lynne Veitch commented: “Well done! What delightful, polite, charming young people… and they can dance!”

Allison Carr said: “Absolutely brilliant. Had tears in eyes. Winners.”

Alan N Diane Hutchinson commented: “Well done to you both. Absolutely brilliant."

Bernie Sloanes added: “Amazing. That was brilliant.”

Emily Stokoe said: “Let's get the North East behind them. They deserve it.”

Deborah Leslie commented: “Well done! Such a talent! Little rays of sunshine.”

Competing to win £50,000, a chance to dance on Strictly Come Dancing and to become The Greatest Dancer, they will go on to perform a different routine with a different theme each week.

Dedicated performers Lily and Joseph who train in Sunderland will dance in next week’s live show. You can see more of them on BBC One on Saturday, February 15 when the remaining eight acts will dance to stay in the competition.