Ricky Ubeda and Valerie Rockey Get Standing Ovation for “Magical” Waltz on So You Think You Can Dance — Watch Video!
By Shari Weiss | 9:46 pm, July 16th, 2014VIDEO
Ricky Ubeda continued to blow away the competition during Wednesday’s third round of live competition on “So You Think You Can Dance.”
With partner Valerie Rockey, Ubeda performed a fairytale-inspired Viennese Waltz that earned thunderous applause — and a standing ovation from Nigel Lythgoe.
“That was beyond reproach. Absolutely fabulous. Rickey, you are a superb dancer,” said the judge. “You are a level above the general dancers that we work with. You really are.”
Mary Murphy gushed, “It was magical — Rickey, I’m so proud of you.”
Returning guest judge Misty Copeland noted, “I think America needs to see someone with this type of technique.”
It’s no surprise Ubeda is already favored to win the entire season.
The panel also showered praise on Rockey for her improvement, and Lythegoe said she reminded him of Cinderella.
The dance was choreographed by Lacey Schwimmer of “Dancing with the Stars.”
Check out the video below!