In the show’s “Dance for Your Life” where dancers choreograph their own routine to avoid elimination, his routine brought the judges and audience to its feet -while it was still underway. Before long he was trending on Twitter.
Judge Paula Abdul told TV Tonight, it was the most amazing routine she had seen on any version of the show.
“Professionally, I’ve never witnessed anything as special as this. You can’t even articulate it. I can’t begin to tell you, it was that awesome,” she said.
“It prompted an emotional response. I jumped up. The rest of the judges jumped up and the entire studio audience was on their feet, screaming and teary-eyed.”
The applause went on for so long the show had to drastically edit it down and re-introduce the remaining male dancers.
Meanwhile Ashleigh Tavares, NSW, 20, and Sam Malseed, SA, 18 were both eliminated last night.
Next week’s Grand Final includes Live elements with all Top 20 dancers returning plus Ed Sheeran, Jason Derulo and Sam Smith.
“All of these finalists we are so pleased with. No matter which way the votes go, we are thrilled,” said Abdul.
“You can’t ask for anything more than that.”
7:30pm Thursday on TEN.
— Nigel Lythgoe (@dizzyfeet) April 25, 2014