I watch this show every year. I've watched it get better and better and better and now...it wins dozens of Emmys and dancers who previously would never have considered competing to be on or choregraphing for a TV show are standing in long lines and begging to have that chance.
Some seasons, the dances and dancers are just...fun to watch. Sometimes, as in this season, the dances and dancers transcend the medium and the moment, and leave something universal and gut-wrenchingly real behind for us to turn to in our own moments of joy or confusion...forever.
This...was one of those times.
Lil C and everyone else in the room cried for a reason.
I cried with both joy and the pain of what had been revealed to millions of people. I'm not sure we deserved this dance. But these amazing young dancers were brave enough offer up their beautiful bodies to it, and to share it with us.
Here is is, for you. You can't write "about" this. You can only watch...ache...and say "Amen!"