Musa Motha Britain's Got Talent

SA dancer Musa Motha on Britain’s Got Talent. Image via YouTube

SA amputee dancer Musa Motha in ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ final

Cancer survivor Musa Motha is flying the South African flag high on ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ after making it to the UK show’s final.

Musa Motha Britain's Got Talent

SA dancer Musa Motha on Britain’s Got Talent. Image via YouTube

Congratulations are in order for South African dancer Musa Motha who has gone through to the grand final of Britain’s Got Talent (BGT) after the dramatic first semi-final on Monday night.

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Motha blew the judges and audience away with the emotional dance performance at the weekend, subsequently making history as the first ever BGT contestant to get a group golden buzzer.

After going through to the final on Monday, 29 May, Motha said: “I feel excited and bless and I thank everyone for the support.”

SA amputee dancer Musa Motha
SA amputee dancer Musa Motha on Britain’s Got Talent. Images via Instagram @musa_motha95


27-year-old Motha – who is from Sebokeng, a township in southern Gauteng – relocated to the UK in February last year.

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On BGT he performed a four-minute piece to Runnin’ (Lose It All) by Naughty Boy featuring Beyoncé and Arrow Benjamin earning him a standing ovation, cheers and the first-ever group golden buzzer from the judges.

Judge Amanda gushed: “That was so epic. I’m so proud of you, that was a fabulous performance.”

While Bruno said: “You captured the heart of the nation. You’re an inspiration to us all.”

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Motha’s leg was amputated after he was diagnosed with a bone cancer called osteosarcoma in 2006

“It was not easy for my family but for me it was not really that deep because I was still young and I didn’t understand what cancer was,” he told TimesLIVE.

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Before then he played footballer, but later fell in love with music and learnt how to dance through his friends who would draw squares on the floor.

“I used my left crutch as my left leg and extended arm,” he told the outlet.

The BGT final will air on Sunday, 4 June.