Kherington Payne

Speaking of SYTYCD, one of this year's contestants is Kherington Payne, whose audition video follows.

One Republic's "Stop and Stare" had been an unremarkable mellow song to me. Kherington's audition changed it into an optimistic ballad. As the judges state, her expressions dominate the stage when she dances. In the clash between the song lyrics and her charisma, her charisma wins.

Most popular dancing that I see in clubs and so forth is rhythmic dancing. The movements coincide with the beat. It's refreshing to see dancing that doesn't rely on the rhythm of the song. Her movements are easy and elegant, her smile captivating.

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