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IGT champs to perform at the Commonwealth Games

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Published: Thursday, June 3, 2010, 10:48 [IST]

You can"t help but think of the Prince Dance Group If there ever was one rags-to-riches story to be told. 26 labourers from Orissa, who barely had clothing to cover their body, walked in all draped in paint and earned all of Rs. 5 million along with the India"s Got Talent crown by showcasing their unique talent which proved to be a visual treat. They"ve been going places since then and have performed in front of eminent signatories both in and outside the country.

It cannot get any bigger for these men who"ve now been given the honour of performing at the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games 2010 to be held at Delhi. India is hosting a sporting event of such magnitude for the very first time.

“We are very happy to announce that the Prince Dance Group that won the season one of 'India"s Got Talent" has been selected to perform at the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in Delhi," Ashwini Yardi, programming head of Colors channel, told the reporters at a press conference of India"s Got Talent 2.

Hailing from the small town of Berhampur in Orissa, the group comprises of 26 young artistes, (all them are below 22), led by Krishna Mohan Reddy. We were looking to hear from these men, but perhaps they were busy taking off all that paint after another stupendous performance. Nevertheless, it"s three cheers for the colorful men of Orissa.

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