THE aunt of a young Dundalk man is calling on members of the public to support him and his dance troupe by voting for Prodijig in the final of Got to Dance 2012.
Sandra McCabe from Cedarwood Park said that she hopes the town will text into the show next Sunday and vote for her 22-year-old nephew, Darren Casey.
“We are all looking forward to seeing Darren perform again. It’s very exciting. It would mean the world to him if he won this competition,” said Sandra.
“There are some great acts up against him but Prodijig are the favourites to win it. I hope people will vote because no matter how good they are they need the votes to be sure of winning it.
“I think it’s just 8 cent to vote here in Ireland and 5p to vote in England so the text cost is very reasonable compared to other TV talent shows.”
Sandra added: “Darren doesn’t just want to win this for the money. If they win, they are hoping to set up a dance studio which would be a dream come true for them.”
Darren’s dance troupe - Prodijig - was among the first two acts to be voted in to next Sunday’s Got To Dance 2012 grand final at London’s Olympia.
The Irish dancer from Fatima triumphed in a public vote last month after Prodijig, a seven-strong troupe, received three gold stars from the judges.
A former De La Salle student, Darren joined Mona Ni Rodaigh’s dance school when he was six years old and went on to become a member of Riverdance.
His mother, Linda, is travelling to London with her husband and Darren’s sister, Michelle, along with some other family members and friends to support Darren at the final.
Got To Dance continues next Sunday, March 4 at 6pm on Sky 1 (HD), when a variety of dancers will compete for the chance to win the £250,000 prize.
Prodijig is made up of seven Irish dancers, five boys and two girls, ranging in age from 21 to 27, from the current professional Riverdance’ tour.
They have incorporated hip hop and Rn’B music, non-traditional outfits and have broken away from the norms of the Irish dancing tradition.
Prodijig might be set for a Late Late Show appearance in the coming weeks. However, a date has not yet been confirmed. Prodijig performed for actors Michael Fassbender and Chris O’Dowd at the IFTAs on Sunday, February 11.
The rising stars are currently in rehearsals in Belfast for the Got To Dance final on March 4.