When father and son act Stavros Flatley ran on stage at the Hammersmith Apollo for the Britain’s Got Talent auditions, nobody could predict what was to come. They became an overnight sensation, and were many people’s favourite to win the show. Demetrios and Michalakis describe their act as two fat versions of Michael Flatley… with a Greek element.
It all started when Demetri owned a Greek restaurant in North London. The food was notoriously bad, but the cabaret performances were legendary! It was at the restaurant that Demetri developed the Stavros Flatley character.
He eventually closed the restaurant to start a career in the electrical business, but when he saw an advert for Britain’s Got Talent auditions, he decided to dust off the leather trousers and give it a go. This time however, his son Lagi told him he wanted to join him. They had never performed together before, but decided to give it a go.
At the auditions they wowed the judges, Simon Cowell admitting they were one of his ‘favourite ever dance acts’. Turning in hilarious, infectious performances of Cry of The Celts, Lord of The Dance, and Zorba the Greek, they went on reach the final, with Amanda Holden admitting they were her personal favourites.