Big names signed up thick and fast for October’s competition and there was no shortage of talent that was for sure. Now, where to start?
Rob Gilkes brought some old school entertainment to the competition from TGI Fridays, which was a welcomed sight. The youngest and freshest talent came from Brian Levato, who has great potential in flair given his age. New stand-out performances came from Roadhouse’s very own Naty Peralta and also Roadhouse first timer Pistike Kovacs.
Next came the guys with great potential. Grand final qualifiers Jumbles and Sikky were sadly left on the side-lines along with Dariusz Owczarek. It all comes down to how you perform on the day and these guys just didn’t cut it with all their deductions sadly.
Because of an even ranking in the heat standings, we decided to place 7 people into the finals and Mikey Holes did exceptionally well to hold his own for 7th place against the line up. 6th place went to one of Ukraine’s finest flair bartenders, Akim Dagdzhiev - not only has a great flair show but some great individual moves which he nailed consistently in the heats and finals.
Current UKBG champion Leo Galvez had choreographed his routine exceptionally well which boosted his score but sadly on this occasion he didn’t score higher than 5th place.
Alex Searle came back from South Africa and Bali with a vengeance and nailed his performance. A firm favourite down at the Roadhouse it was nice to see him qualify for the grand final. So the top three positions went to... Vaclav Abram from the Czech Republic clinching 3rd place, which was well deserved on the night. The real talking point was Ionut Ivanov from Romania! His heat round was so exciting he was automatically on the right path for first place. Tommy D who is no stranger to the Roadhouse stage came second in the heats and then just missed out on 1st place to Ionut again in the finals.
It’s fair to say that the Grand Final next month (29th & 30th November)is going to be one of the best line-ups for the past 5 years. Tickets on sale now so be sure to get these early.