'So You Think You Can Dance' Season 17: Fans think Zyiasia is 'a talented hero'

'So You Think You Can Dance' Season 17: Fans think Zyiasia is 'a talented hero'
Zyiasia Knighton in a still from 'So You Think You Can Dance' Season 17 (FOX)

'So You Think You Can Dance' has always been a platform for artists from different backgrounds to showcase their talent. Episode 2 of Season 17 saw Zyiasia Knighton, an EMT cum Emergency Room Patient Care Technician, take the stage and floor the audience and the judges alike with her performance but her story seemed to have impressed them much before her audition did.

Hailing from Massachusetts, Zyiasia chose to become an EMT after losing her father due to an error made by one. Her father was shot over 20 times and died while waiting for emergency care that was dispatched to the wrong location. She never wanted another child to experience what she underwent, opting to work as an ambulance technician. Zyiasia is also a trained ballet dancer who had dreamt of being on 'So You Think You Can Dance'. With a moving performance, Zyiasia managed to check her second goal, getting a unanimous nod from the judges, and all the love and support from fans. Read on to know what they had to say about her performance!


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"Zyiasia almost made me cry. A talented hero wow. Her dad would be so proud! #SYTYCD", a tweet read. "Yassss Zyiasia Knighton I felt that made my eyes water. Absolutely beautiful #SYTYCD," read another.




"I have absolutely chills Zyiasia performance! That was godsends #SYTYCD," a fan tweeted. Another seconded, tweeting "#zyiasia the girl is a cold piece and her story is beautiful. Keep pushing baby #SYTYCD".




"YESSS TO ZYIASIA KNIGHTON , we LOVEher story. It was heartbreaking breaking. Tragedy into triumph!!! #SYTYCD," opined a fan. 



With the unanimous nod from tWitch, JoJo Siwa, and Matthew Morrison, Zyiasia has made it to the choreography round of 'So You Think You Can Dance' and we can't wait to see what she has in store next!

What did you think of Zyiasia's audition? Let us know!

'So You Think You Can Dance' airs on Wednesdays at 9 pm ET.

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