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Even as the amazing Susan Boyle's debut album, "I Dreamed a Dream," is frantically being delivered around the world to the millions of people who made it Amazon.com's biggest pre-order of all time — who could ever forget the Diversity Dance group who beat her on the finale of last season's "Britain's Got Talent?"
Well, the answer seems to be: just about everybody everywhere.
Try using Google to find news results about them, and compare them with those about Boyle.
In fact, just try finding news about them, period. You'd be better off using a private detective.
You may recall that despite 20-1 odds, the troupe beat Boyle, though almost certainly with the help of a wireless cell phone company that beamed out special instructions on the Internet about how to text in mass votes for them.
Celebrity guru Simon Cowell of "BGT," "America's Got Talent" and "American Idol" gushed at the time that he had never seen anything Ike Diversity's performance. Nobody else deserved to win, he said.
Famous last words! Talk about betting on a three-legged horse!
He has certainly never seen anything like them since!
Cowell has since come to his dollars and senses, and seen the light about Boyle.
I recall how the the members of Diversity went on "Larry King Live" the next day to talk about their future plans and dreams.
Well, whatever those plans and dreams were, they compare to Boyle's the way an atom compares to a galaxy. The acrobatics they demonstrated on 'BGT' have not translated into more than shopping-mall appearances and a 3-D (!) movie.
Out of sheer and perhaps morbid curiosity, I had registered on their Web site soon after their triumph, and ticked the box that promised to keep me up-to-date on all their news releases and announcements.
Not a single e-mail has ever arrived.
Formed in 2007, the troupe ranged in age from 13 to 26 during the filming of "Britain's Got Talent." The members at the time: Ashley Banjo, Jordan Banjo, Sam Craske, Mitchell Craske, Ian McNaughton, Jamie McNaughton, Matthew McNaughton, Perri Luc Kiely, Warren Russell, Ike Ezekwugo and Terry Smith.
The group's leader and choreographer was Banjo, a university physics student. I certainly hope he, or she, stayed in school!.
Diversity made it to the head of the class in the world of street-dancing, but what exactly is that? An art form? Well....
It ain't Susan Boyle, guys.