Light Balance hit Britain’s Got Talent in 2014 with a bang. The dance group provided some exceptional performances to a number of chart hits and techno dance tracks.
Their website describes their shows as, "Separate stories which makes you believe in the impossible” and “The atmosphere of magic light, dance music gets into you, makes you believe in what is happening on stage."
In an exclusive, Telly Binge spoke with Mykyta Sukhenko from Light Balance to discuss their journey.
When they first appeared on our screens last April, the first question we wanted to know was how the concept came about, "The idea of lightning suits is not a new one. There is a lot of people who use it, but we wanted to make something original and different. To connect music, light and make them a single entity."
The execution of costume design is equally as impressive, "Sometimes it takes several weeks to make, as they are all handmade. To manage it we use an electronic system which is patented in Ukraine."
Their glowing costumes are based on Cold Neon, which is a special wire coated with luminescent material. To ensure synchronization, they use special PC applications to ensure music and lightning effects link up to every millisecond.
Light Balance just missed out on the Final of last year's show, despite a rousing reception within the Auditions of BGT and social media reception during the Semi-Finals being positive.
"We did our best to make an impact and we were disappointed when we didn't go through to the final. We had a very useful experience with a lot of unbelievable moments. British audiences are friendly and I'm sure we will remember our participation forever."
Unfortunately for Light Balance the press got a hold of their performances during Ukraine's Got Talent and used it to a negative effect. Despite being the favourites to win the competition, suddenly they failed to even reach the Final.
We were intrigued about the differences between both shows, "You can't compare it because Ukraine's Got Talent was our very first appearance on television and it was unforgettable. BGT is the biggest talent show and it was like stepping up to another level of competition. It was a honour to represent Ukraine."
They also had words of encouragement for anyone thinking of entering Got Talent in 2016, "Be honest, be yourself, surprise everybody and good luck!"
Since the Final of Britain's Got Talent, Light Balance's social feed shows a quiet picture but this is not the case, "We have travelled the word, performed in Singapore, took part in Das Supertalent and 1000, TV shows within Germany and visited other European countries. We have also been participating in big sports and advertising events, whilst developing and trying new genres or styles.”
So after an exciting few years, what will happen in the next chapter? "At the moment we are planning several big projects. Unfortunately there is no time to organise tours but I hope we will please our fans with shows in years to come."
Mykyta Sukhenko was speaking to Telly Binge in May 2015. If you wish to find more about Light Balance, please visit their official website.