Kiwi kids to dance alongside Justin Bieber in Auckland

  • 17/03/2017

Global pop sensation Justin Bieber performs in New Zealand this weekend - and five lucky Kiwi youngsters will take to the stage with their idol.

The young dancers, who have been hand-picked from thousands of entries, will be welcomed onto stage to perform a choreographed dance when he sings his song 'Children' at the concert on Saturday night at Mt Smart Stadium in Auckland.

Bieber has picked the hip hop dancers from each city he has performed in to dance alongside him at his shows, and this last week saw New Zealanders take to YouTube in force to learn a choreographed dance thought up by the pop star's creative director, Nick Demoura.

One of the dancers is 11-year-old Howick schoolgirl Erin Stuck, who features in the video at the top of this article.

Her mum Audra says Erin is "very excited, but she does a lot on stage so she's taking it as it comes". 

More excited seem to be Erin's schoolfriends, who have been "very supportive" with flowers, chocolates and support for the young dancer. 

Others confirmed to be dancing in the show are 8-year-old Charis Tupou, 9-year-old Kyra-Leigh Masina and 10-year-old Devonte Tama'ali'i, from SAINTZUP Performing Arts Dance Academy.  Programme co-founder Becks Tupai said they got the news on Tuesday, and they're "so proud" of the excited youngsters selected to dance alongside Bieber.  Auckland boy Makea Upu has also been chosen. 

Justin Bieber's Auckland show is his first stadium concert in New Zealand, and brings an end to his time in Oceania after a two-week stint performing across Australia.