Ghetto Kids light up BGT stage.

Ghetto Kids light up BGT stage.

WATCH: Ghetto Kids from Africa get golden buzzer on Britain’s Got Talent

AFRICA TO THE WORLD: Watch as the Ghetto Kids, a dance group from Uganda light up Britain’s Got Talent stage.

Ghetto Kids light up BGT stage.

Ghetto Kids light up BGT stage.

The Ghetto Kids, a Ugandan dance group, got a standing ovation from the audience and the judges and the first Golden Buzzer of the 2023 series on Britain’s Got Talent on Saturday.

Britain’s Got Talent competition returned for the 2023 edition on Saturday, 15 April 2023. Among the several entertainers auditioning were the famous Ugandan dance group the Ghetto Kids.

The Ghetto Kids, formed of 30 kids who live in an orphanage in Uganda, put up a powerful yet entertaining performance which left all the judges in awe.

The highlight of the amazing performance was when five-year-old Josephine joined the gang on stage and danced along as part of the troupe.


Ghetto Kids before their performance on BGT.
Ghetto Kids before their performance on BGT. Photo: Twitter.


Italian choreographer, ballroom and Latin dancer, and Television personality, Bruno Tonioli hit the Golden Buzzer to give the dancers a standing ovation at their very first audition at the competition.

“I was literally exploding. You should be proud of yourselves, I can’t wait to see you back,” Tonioli said and also went backstage to see the kids before pointing out that they “should be in Hollywood.”

The famous Simon Cowell was as well pleased with the Ghetto Kids’ performance and the fact that Tonioli had hit the Golden Buzzer that early on in their showcase.

“That’s never actually happened. Normally the Golden Buzzer is pressed afterwards. He gave you the Golden Buzzer and you performed in the confetti, it was wonderful,” Simon Cowell told the visibly excited Ghetto Kids.

Another judge, Amanda Holden, dubbed the performance as “an audition to remember” and labelled the Ghetto Kids “absolute superstars.”

“We are honoured you have come on Britain’s Got Talent,” she added. Well, congratulations to the Ghetto Kids. Keep waving the flag!

Ghetto Kids was set up in Uganda by Mr Kavuma, who was over the moon at the side of the stage following Bruno’s Golden Buzzer moment.

“It’s all about making their lives better. My dream is to buld a very big home and help as many kids as I can.”

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The Ghetto Kids on Britain's Got Talent.
The kids on Britain’s Got Talent.

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