Even before last night’s show started, we knew something special was coming. Head judge Nigel Lythgoe had tweeted earlier: “You all know I like to tease you about the show. Well tonight has an historic routine that will always be talked about from now on. Amazing.” The moment we heard what Tyce Diorio’s inspiration for his contemporary routine was, we knew exactly what Nigel was meant. That’s also just about the point when we started crying ourselves. Let’s just say, if So You Think You Can Dance titled routines ala Friends, this one would be: “The One That Makes Everyone Cry.”
Because it would seem it wasn’t just the judges and me who got teary eyed over Melissa and Ade’s routine. Tons of you left comments about how moving and emotional the piece was for you, so I wanted to take the time to share those comments and a video of the routine. I wanted to do so because I think this routine shed light on the power of dance and made it clear how many of us have been personally touched and affected by cancer.
f you haven’t watched it, and even if you have, seriously, have tissues ready. I watched it at work this morning and bawled…luckily, I was the first one in the office. Even a day after he first saw the routine performed, Nigel said he was still emotional over the piece: “Me and Mia are still crying.” And lets be honest, if it makes the increasingly cranky Nigel cry, you know you’re hitting on some powerful universal emotion.
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And here are some of your comments about the piece and how it touched you, don’t ever let anyone tell you television doesn’t do more than entertain, because this piece was proof it has the power to do so much more.
This piece along with the addiction pieces were by far the most emotional pieces this year…maybe ever.
My Grandfather died of colon cancer last year and like so many others, I couldn’t stop crying. The passion that Melissa and Ade put into that piece was unbelievable. Even my husband who doesn’t watch the show was moved
OMG is it bad to bawl like a baby watching this show? because i do almost every week! Ade and Melissa’s breast cancer routine was so beautiful and moving! I can’t get over it! Can’t wait til it comes out on you tube, I’ll be watching it over and over!!
That was the most moving piece I HAVE EVER SEEN! My wife has cervical cancer! It was just amazing to watch! Made me cry and I dont do that often!
That was the most beautiful, touching, and heart breaking piece as of yet on this show. Ade and Melissa, no one would have ever been able to pull that off like you just did. Beautiful! Simply beautiful. I’m cried from beginning to end, Maxwell’s song was the cherry on top.
firedancermom1 said: MY MOTHER HAS JUST GOT A BAD MAMMOGRAM AFTER BEING CANCER FREE FOR 3 YEARS. i CRIED FOR THE FIRST TIME TONIGHT AFTER WATCHING THE SHOW. i AM A DANCER AND MY MOM IS MY BEST FRIEND AND BIGGEST FAN. sHE IS ALSO A MIRACLE WALKING AND GOD WILL SEE HER THROUGH AGAIN. GREAT NUMBER…. SO MOVING
wow wow wow is all i can say about the last dance that was just done working with three coworkers right now that all have cancer and one who just beat it all i can do is cry and say thank you for the reminder!!
amazing, everyone including me is tearing up. my mom had breast cancer a year ago, it was such a hard time for our family but she never gave up. ellen didn’t even dare crack a joke. that was just so beautiful. i love how they wrapped melissa’s hair in a scarf, that’s the way my mom always wore it after losing her hair to chemotherapy
Thank you all for sharing your thoughts and personal stories about the piece. For me, hearing how the routine touched you made it even more beautiful and heart-wrenching than the piece on its own. To those of you fighting cancer yourself or in your families, stay strong and be well.
–Abbey Simmons, BuddyTV Staff Writer
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