Everything was going swimmingly for 12-year-old Chi Tahani during her appearance on So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation. That was until judge Paula Abdul squeezed her too tight!
Tahani owned her routine to Beyoncé’s “Countdown” and earned unanimous praise from the judges who sent her off to the next round of competition. Abdul told Chi, “I’m so proud of you,” and reached out to embraced the stoked young dancer. It turns out the squeeze was a little much and caused Tahani to lose her lunch.
Abdul was her professional self, consoling the young dancer while telling her, “It’s OK honey.”
The best part was Tahani’s unfazed spirit as she ran off with hands raised in the air in celebration of a job well done. Check that, the BEST part was her fabulous explanation…
“I hugged Nigel, and I hugged Paula. And she just squeezed me too tight. And all the happiness came out on her jacket,” she said