When a timid and nervous teenager stood before the microphone on the stage at Britain's Got Talent, the panel of four judges did not know what to expect. Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Williams initially eyed the kid and were curious about the type of creative act he planned to show them.
Taylor Goodridge, a.k.a. Balance Unity, had compiled quite the mix of hits from past generations and was about to bust a move. The music started out with a techno voice saying "Hello ladies and gentlemen. Today, I'm going to take you back. Way back."
Balance lip syncs this, then breaks out into Elvis' signature shaky leg move set to one of the King's many hit songs "You Ain't Nothing But a Hound Dog." Exiting that decade, Balance begins jiving to the BeeGee's beloved song "Stayin' Alive."
The audience loves what they see and so do the judges. All four are grinning from ear to ear - even the picky Simon! The expressions on their faces are priceless.
So what's next in this musical trip through the decades? Balance is prepared to wow them with the rest of his routine.
As Balance segues from decade to decade, we see him moonwalking to Michael Jackson's "Thriller" and performing the zombie choreography. He channels his inner MC Hammer and shuffles to the classic R&B song "U Can't Touch This."
When the camera pans to the crowd, we can see how much the audience is loving this routine, too. He has an automatic fan base right now!
Pay close attention at the 1:20 mark where the judges start cracking up over Taylor's switch in songs to a Susan Boyle tune, paying homage to Simon who helped her get her start after she auditioned on a televised talent show, too. As Balance continues through the decades, judge Alesha even stands up and starts dancing with him!
The judges are smiling, nodding and enthralled with this energetic routine. We have to admit, it is pretty good!