He danced — er, tapped — right into their hearts.
Eighteen-year-old Eddie Hoyt’s audition for Season 15 of Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance aired on Monday night, and the Boscawen, N.H., resident talked with the Concord Monitor this week about the experience.
Hoyt was the last performers to audition, according to the Monitor, and it seemed he saved the best for last. He stunned judges Nigel Lythgoe, Vanessa Hudgens, Mary Murphy and Stephen “tWitch” Boss with his mesmerizing tap routine. He earned a standing ovation from Lythgoe, and then engaged in a little dance battle with tWitch, a popular hip-hop dancer.
“I’m feeling many emotions, really. I’m excited, thrilled, and a little stressed,” Hoyt said in an interview on the show. “It’s definitely the biggest performance I’ve ever done. In New Hampshire, we don’t really have opportunities like this.”
Hoyt will be moving on to the next round of the show. Congrats, Hoyt!
Watch his performance above.