They busted a move in a special video, attempting to win over Ellen DeGeneres and find a way onto her show.
In the original video, three Toronto-area girls, aged just eight, nine and 10, dressed up as Ellen and mimicked some of her moves.
Here’s how the trio caught the attention of The Ellen Show
Then during her show broadcast on Monday, they brought a fun, high-energy routine that earned them a standing ovation from the studio audience.
Ellen DeGeneres is known for shining the spotlight on talented young people and there’s no question these girls have plenty of talent.
Khiyla Westcott-Schram, eight, is from Barrie, while Ajenae Stephenson, 10, and Naima Phillip, nine, both live in Brampton.
Check out the girls on Ellen
Pint-sized Ajenae is front-and-centre in their routine, her ponytails bouncing. She excitedly explains how this all happened: thanks to their choreographer, they posted a video, tagging Ellen. “and then Ellen saw and was like… I want these kids on my show.”
All three have been dancing most of their lives, but only started dancing as a trio a few months ago.
They learned the routine in 1 day
They had to really boogie to pull together the dance they performed for Ellen’s show: “We learned it one day and had to shoot the next day,” says Naima. “And then, we’re in L.A.!”
Khiyla describes what is was like actually dancing on the stage they’d seen so many times on TV: “You walk out there and you’re like, I don’t think this is real, I’m dizzy, but you know it’s real.”
A proud moment for their moms
For Khiyla’s mom,…