The Greatest Dancer: Deaf dancer Chris Fonseca stuns with beautiful audition

A hearing impaired performer wowed The Greatest Dancer auditions in this weekend’s show.


Chris Fonseca gave an awesome audition to win over the audience and make it through to callbacks.

Before his performance, brother Israel revealed how Chris lost is hearing when he was younger after having meningitis.

“Obviously with music you have to listen to it, but I can feel the rhythm, the vibrations,” said Chris via sign language interpreter.

Israel added: “With his hearing aide, he’s able to detect slight vibrations. He converts those vibrations into sound and that’s how he’s able to dance.”

28-year-old Chris went on to performed a Street routine to Drake’s God’s Plan and made it through after more than 75% of the audience voted for him.


Also left overwhelmed by the audition were dance captains Cheryl, Oti Mabuse and Matthew Morrison.

Oti said: “I loved that so, so much. I enjoyed the popping, the locking, the fact it was lyrical. I loved every bit of it. Thank you so much.”

Added Matthew: “I dance personally because I’m inspired by the music. Watching you, you were extremely musical. For someone who can’t hear the music, you became your own music. It was so beautiful to watch, thank you.”

Agreed Cheryl: “It was an incredible thing to witness, that was absolutely stunning… and by the way, you’re very handsome.”

You can watch his audition in the video above.

The Greatest Dancer continues Saturday nights on BBC One. In the new series, contestants audition in front of a two-way mirror that the audience can see through.

They will vote to open the mirror, if 75 percent of the audience vote YES, the mirror will open and the dancer will make it through to the next stage of the competition, the callbacks.

Other acts to make it through this weekend included Dynamic Dads, made up of seven fathers with various jobs. They surprised everyone with a street routine to Can’t Hold Us by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.


We also met 9-year-old Fionn who performed a contemporary routine to Take That’s Rule The World, getting through to the callbacks.

The Greatest Dancer continues next weekend on BBC One with more auditions.