There’s nothing better than watching a spectacular dance performance, but if it’s combined with the perfect song it can become even more magical. Need proof? Just wait until you see the beautiful combination below.
Eight-year-old Lynzee Ensell is a skilled dancer that entered the 2020 Showstopper competition in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Once it was her turn to take the stage – it didn’t take long before she was stealing everyone’s breath with her routine set to “You Raise Me Up.”
While the song tends to produce chills even without visuals, when mixed with Lynzee’s talent it goes to another level of heavenly. Her performance is one that didn’t go unnoticed by judges either.
The internet is full of talented dancers that make our jaws fall to the floor. What’s unbelievable though, is that many of them are kids under the age of 10!
Lynzee’s one of those performers that can leave you awestruck.
She begins her dance routine on the lighted stage in a kneeling position. Once a special version of “You Raise Me Up” fills the auditorium – Lynzee gazes up to the heavens and pretends to pray. As the lyrics go:
“When I am down and, oh my soul, so weary
When troubles come and my heart burdened be”
Although the world is filled with stunning versions of “You Raise Me Up,” Lynzee’s choice is oh so fitting.
A little girl’s voice can be heard singing it, which of course, is English songstress Connie Talbot! You might remember her as the cutie-pie who won hearts on Britain’s Got Talent at six-years-old. “You Raise Me Up” appeared on the re-release of her album titled Over the Rainbow.
Lynzee was performing in a category of the competition called “Mini Acro Solo.” She’s actually trained in the incredible art of acro dancing.
The Progressive Dance Studio website explains:
“Acro dance combines classical dance techniques with fluid and lyrical acrobatic movements. The dance movements in Acro originate in ballet, jazz, modern and lyrical dance styles.”
With the young singer’s voice in the background, Lynzee mixes dancing with mesmerizing acrobatic moves during her performance.
She contorts her body and holds impressive poses, flipping across the floor as well. The techniques really come to life with the powerful chorus. Prepare for goosebumps watching her dance to:
“You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains
You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas…”
It’s quite amazing what Lynzee is capable of at the young age of eight-years-old.
For some though, it’s as if they were born to dance and they begin taking lessons at very young ages. Many even go into elite competitions like Showstopper – which has a long list of celebrities that once took their stage. According to its website, Beyoncé, Lance Bass, Nick and Aaron Carter, and Jenna Dewan all performed in Showstopper competitions.
Lynzee Ensell seems like she’s on her way to becoming a star herself.
She certainly stole the spotlight that day with her breathtaking “You Raise Me Up” performance (which was choreographed by Tammy Croftcheck). By no surprise, the judges recognized Lynzee’s talent in the competition as well. It was listed in the video description that she ended up placing “2nd Overall!”
Sometimes you know when two things blend perfectly together. Lynzee’s performance is one of those unforgettable combinations that you really have to see for yourself. Be sure to press play below!
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