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By Marco Selorio
Hip hop dance crew Kookies N Kream and DMC Australian beatbox champion Genesis Cerezo made the elite final eight, and they are up against some amazing talents. The major prize: $250,000 cold hard cash.
Genesis Cerezo moved to Australia seven years ago for a chance to have a better life with his mother and younger sibling. A crowd favourite wherever he goes, he learnt how to beat box from a school friend, and over the years continued to learn his craft. He was crowned Australia’s best beat boxer last year and represented the country in the DMC World Championships in Germany last April.
Kookies N Kream (KnK) is a group of young Filipino-Australian street dancers from the Liverpool-Fairfield-Cambelltown area. Under the tutelage of charismatic dance choreographer Jet Valencia, KnK started out as a bunch of friends that enjoy dancing in their living rooms and garages. When the group got bigger, KnK used local parks to train together. They competed in the World Supremacy Battlegrounds last year, but got an opportunity of a lifetime when they qualified in AGT.
Kookies N Kream and Genesis are up against acrobatic superstars Odyssey, quick change aficionados Soul Mystique, busker Joe Moore, singer-songwriter Andrew De Silva, country rock band The Wolfe Brothers and cheeky stripper Dylan Yeandle.
The winner of Australia’s Got Talent 2012 will be announced tonight in the grand final decider on Channel 7 from 7:30pm.