It is often said 'the only constant in life is change' and the COVID 19 pandemic changed everyone's life and how! However, Amazonians took this change in their stride and adapted. From virtual meetings, happy hours, and no meeting days to showcasing their latent and hidden talents, every team is constantly thinking of newer ways to keep each other motivated and energised. Amazon India’s Lockdown Legends, was one such first-of-its-kind fully virtual two-month long music talent hunt that ended with a power packed Grand Finale back in June 2020.
Amazon Legends came back to end the year with a bang with its second season, Legends of Dance! With this, Amazon India made history once again by being the first corporate to run a fully virtual dance talent hunt at this scale - for 1 lakh+ employees!
Amazonians across India flaunted their moves for the camera as they recorded audition clips from home and displayed their talents with dance forms ranging from Indian Classical to Hip-Hop, Bollywood to Belly Dancing, Waacking to Locking & Popping, and a whole lot more. With over 300 entries, renowned Bollywood choreographer, Remo D’Souza, had the tough job shortlisting 30 finalists, whom Amazon India voted for to decide who would be crowned the 10 Legends of Dance.
Along the way, there was something exciting lined up for Amazonians and their family, friends and pets (or Famazonians as we like to call them): the Famazon Dance Challenge on Instagram! Famazonians got hooked to Remo’s Badtameez Dil hookstep and took it to the next level with creative steps and funky costumes.
All the buzz and excitement culminated in an evening of glitz and glamour with the Legends of Dance Grand Finale on November 27, 2020. From brand-new performances by the 10 Legends, a power-packed performance by Remo D’Souza and his troupe, a soulful gig by celebrity singer Neeti Mohan, Remo revealing his 3 Favorite Legends, and one final surprise – a live poll by which Amazonians picked the People’s Choice Award winner – Amazonians were left floored. Check out the video to see who the winners were! Each of them walked away with a cool Legends of Dance certificate and Amazon Pay Gift Cards, and the 3 Favorites and People’s Choice winner got ‘legendary’ trophies too!
What an incredible dance journey! While 2020 has been a difficult year, Amazonians kept their Day 1 spirit up, continued to deliver results with high standards, and celebrated our relentlessness with 2 months of non-stop Legends of Dance fun and excitement. Like we say, it’s still Day 1 and always will be!
(Inputs from Noella Ferrao)