Child Star Leon Ung’s INSANE Breakdance Audition On BGT 2024

When Leon Ung arrived on stage to audition for Britain’s Got Talent 2024, viewers could have mistaken him for any other school kid. Aged 13 and decked out in a navy tracksuit, Leon introduced himself to the judges with lovable confidence, claiming his aim was to win the show and hopefully win a Golden Buzzer in the process, sending judge Alesha Dixon cackling at his cheeky nature.

The exact second Måneskin’s 2017 hit “Beggin’” blared from the studio speakers, Leon kicked off his audition with a backflip and a smile, flashing his teeth at the judges while radiating calm, nonchalant sensationalism. Simon Cowell was instantly gripped, but when Leon dropped to the floor to commence his hypercharged breakdance routine, the judges were left open-mouthed.

Leon integrated the stupendous BGT audience into his high-energy performance, splitting his performance with mischievous poses destined to win hearts before rallying his crowd to clap in time with his Måneskin soundtrack. Then, in the midst of his second round of breakdance spins, Leon took off his sports jacket to reveal a t-shirt printed with Alesha’s face, telling the Strictly Come Dancing winner after his audition, “You’re my inspiration.”

Leon won four out of four yes votes from BGT judges Simon Cowell, Alesha Dixon, Amanda Holden, and Bruno Tonioli, sending him through to the show’s next stage. But while Leon’s audition painted him as a regular school boy with a striking talent just waiting to be unleashed on the world stage, Leon had already made his media debut a handful of years prior to BGT.

Born in London, UK, Leon Ung’s parents are of Cambodian/Indian descent. During the Cambodian genocide, Leon’s grandfather smuggled his family from the clutches of the Khmer Rouge on a perilous escape journey to a refugee camp based in the New Forest, UK. The family was later housed in Peckham, south London, where Leon was born and raised. At only 13 years old, Leon worked with The Guardian and Observer to raise over £1.42 million for the Refugee Council, adding, “I feel grateful for my heritage and happy that I can speak out for refugees. I want them to have hope just like my family did.”

Leon appeared before on British TV — he was a breakdancer in Sainsbury’s 2018 Christmas advert and a drummer in a 2019 Heinz Baked Beans commercial. But even more surprising, Leon Ung starred in an Oscar-winning short film: a mystery-drama from 2020 titled “The Long Goodbye,” as well as the 2022 Netflix movie, “Matilda” and the upcoming live-action Disney film, “Snow White.”

He’s also a top National Breakdancer and competition winner in the UK, a stuntman, influencer, choreographer, fitness freak and lover of sport, martial arts and music. It’s no wonder Leon Ung’s BGT audition gathered over 1 million YouTube views within the first 2 days of its upload — he’s a pure talent and an inspiration to every kid building a better life than what their parents had.

If you were awed by Leon Ung’s exhilarating breakdance routine on Britain’s Got Talent, you can follow him on his journey by visiting his [Instagram profile](https://www.instagram.com/leon.ung/). Be sure to stay updated on Leon’s latest performances, behind-the-scenes moments, and day-to-day life.

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