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Ashley’s got his Final 30

Entertainment  spectacular Got to Dance has  unveiled its Final 30. 

Viewers have been glued  to  their screens since January as the brand new judging line up unearthed some of the strongest talent the series has ever seen.

JLS's Aston Merrygold joined returning judges Kimberly Wyatt and Ashley Banjo to help  with  their  search  for  Britain  and  Ireland’s  best  new  dance  act,  who  will  win  a  lifechanging  cash  prize  of  £250,000.  

A  new  twist  for  the  series was  revealed  during  the audition  process, with acts  discovering that they would need to receive three gold stars in order to make the judges’ shortlist. This made  the Ashley and the other  judges’  excruciatingly  tough  job  of reducing the  shortlist  to  the  Final  30  even harder!

Ashley said of the task: "Every single act on our shortlist this year had to receive three gold stars, meaning that it was, hands down, our strongest shortlist yet. Cutting it down to the Final 30 was a tough challenge, but we've found an amazing array of dancers and I think the live shows are going to showcase some of the best talent Got to Dance has ever seen. I can't wait!"

The Final 30 are:

Amour, Mansfield – Freestyle Disco
Antics, Birmingham – Street
Buckness Personified, London – Krump
Collective Ent, London – Commercial Hip Hop
Dance For Joy, Battersea – Contemporary
G-Nome, London – Contemporary
Gaana Rajas, East London – Gaana
Godson, London – Krump
Gymtasia Evolution, Dunfermline – Contemporary Acro
Hash Tap, Hull – Tap
IMD, London – Street
Javier and Julie, London – Contemporary Tango
Juicy, Dartford – Street
Leon and Dotty, London – Contemporary Salsa
Lukas Macfarlane, London (originally Canada) – Contemporary
Mechanikool, East London – Animation
Mindtrick, London – Animation/ Popping
Mini Moves, Glasgow – Commercial
Molly and Vitaly, Dublin – Latin
Momentum, Wakefield – Theatrical Street
Notorious, Port Talbot – Commercial Hip Hop
One Step Ahead, Berkshire – Modern
Poison, Southend – Commercial
Rhys, Oldham – Lyrical Modern
Rory, Kent – Street
Ruff Diamond, Hartlepool – Street
Shun, London – Experimental Break
The Pulse Collective, Aylesbury – Hip Hop Tap
Tom, Wrexham – Street
Wild G, East London – Krump Freestyle

The public  will  decide  the 10  finalists  who  will  fight  for  the  coveted  £250,000  prize, with each live semi-final concluding with the viewers' vote. The top 10 will battle it out in  front of a 6,000-strong audience at Kensington Olympia for the  live  final  on  17th  March  2013.