JT Church, Robert Roldan “So You Think You Can Dance” Video: Contemporary Routine Gets Standing Ovation
The adorable JT Church performed an amazing contemporary routine with Robert Roldan for the “So You Think You Can Dance” Top 10 round on Monday, earning a standing ovation. Watch below!
As Gossip Cop has reported, the Top 10 for season 13’s “Next Generation” competition was announced last month. Ten All-Stars from the FOX show’s history each chose one aspiring dancer to partner with. And now on the first live broadcast, each pair had to perform together for the first time.
Roldan chose the youngest contestant, 10-year-old JT, despite some concerns about whether he was truly ready for the challenge. Well, together they performed an unbelievable contemporary dance that tugged at the heart strings. “I found that routine exceptionally emotional,” Nigel Lythgoe said afterward.
He also said he owed JT an apology. “When you were chosen by Robert, I was a little disappointed. I thought you were exceptionally cute…,” Lythgoe explained. “I was wrong; you were more than cute. You, young man, are a beautiful dancer, and as far as I’m concerned, you’re a star.”
Paula Abdul said the older and younger dancers were “placed into each other’s lives” for a reason,” and even said their performance was her “favorite routine of the evening.” Maddie Ziegler, serving on the judging panel for the first time, added, “I feel the exact same, and it just makes me so emotional because you guys are so incredible.”
Jason Derulo further said, “[That] was one of the kind of pieces that are supposed to happen. Someone out there was supposed to see that performance and be touched and moved by it.” The praise had JT in tears by the end. Check out the full video below!