Tuesday, May 21, 2013
5-year-old from Richardson featured on So You Think You Can Dance Tuesday night
She joins her dancing parents.
My Immortal from “Austin Auditions” on So You Think You Can Dance
Without a moment of preparation, three dancers from Richardson hopped up onstage during a recent So You Think You Can Dance audition and gave an impromptu performance that impressed the reality TV judges. That audition will air on So You Think You Can Dance Tuesday night.
Best of all: One of the dancers is 5 years old.
They’re part of a dancing family. Mom Darlesha "Valkary" Goggans and dad Hampton "Xercist" Williams, all from DFW, brought little Kira to Austin for SYTYCD auditions in January 2013. Williams had already auditioned for the show the year previously, making it to the second round with his “exorcist style” moves that brought judge Mary Murphy to tears. Williams was back in 2013 to try out again, with new music, when head judge Nigel Lythgoe asked his whole family to come onstage, Goggans explained.
Lythgoe apparently remembered Williams’ audition dance to “My Immortal” by Evanescence in the previous season (see it below), and soon the three were performing an improvised dance to the same song, with Kira center stage (see it above).
“We got up there and did this powerhouse performance,” said Goggans, who specializes in popping and hip-hop choreography. Goggans explained their dance style as “like two souls connecting together” – but this time, it was three.
“We don’t have to rehearse,” she said.
Goggans planned to audition separate from Williams for the reality show, but the judges seemed satisfied with their group effort, and -- spoiler alert: They offered the family three plane tickets to Las Vegas, where the next round would take place.
What happened from there? You’ll have to watch the show to find out.Follow @sblaskovich
Below is Williams' 2012 audition, which has racked up more than 1.2 million views on YouTube:
Hampton Williams ‘Exorcist Style’ (Full Audition)
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