JUS­TICE CREW

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The dance group is one of two Aus­tralian acts – the other: il­lu­sion­ist Cosentino – to com­pete in Amer­ica’s Got Tal­ent: The Cham­pi­ons (starts Thur., Jan. 10 at 7.30pm; FOX8). Crew’s Lukas Bellesini, 28, fills us in.

Did you have any reser­va­tions about tak­ing on the best Tal­ent con­tes­tants from around the world?

We were all in. Things have been a lit­tle slow the last few years, so as soon as we got the of­fer we thought it would be the per­fect thing to bring us back up. The only reser­va­tion we had was we didn’t want to dis­ap­point [ judge] Si­mon Cow­ell.

And how was it per­form­ing for him?

He had a cheeky smirk on his face and said, “I’ve heard of you guys.” He’s a re­ally nice bloke, but he’s a busi­ness­man and knows how to make an artist re­ally pop, so we re­ally had to daz­zle him.

What was it like be­ing back on stage in the Tal­ent en­vi­ron­ment?

They feel like two dif­fer­ent shows. With Amer­ica’s Got Tal­ent, there’s so much more pro­duc­tion-wise and so much more money put into it. We’d never seen any­thing like it be­fore. For us, it was a lot of pres­sure to get out there and do our best.

Did the fact that you won your orig­i­nal Aus­tralian sea­son calm the nerves?

It was like, “OK, we’ve won al­ready so we need to keep that stan­dard and put on a world-class show.”

Now re­leas­ing mu­sic in­de­pen­dently, Jus­tice Crew have a new sin­gle, “So Long”, out Fri., Jan. 11.

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