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Deaf dancer Chris Fonseca feels the music – The Greatest Dancer | Auditions

August 26, 2019

Hey. Hi. How are you? I’m good thank you. So welcome to The Greatest Dancer. Very good!
You’ve made my day. Oh, stop it! How old are you?
I’m trying to work it out. How old do you think I am? Oh, my gosh. This one’s going to be
really interesting. I’m 28. 28. Is she flirting? She’s flirting! Oooh! You seem… You seem chilled.
You seem… You’re quite chatty. Yeah. I’m very talkative.
You have to know that about me. I could talk all day. Me, too. My name is Israel. I’m 18-years-old
and Chris is my older brother. When Chris was 23-months-old
he got meningitis. And as a result of that
he lost his hearing. How does this all work then? Obviously with music,
you have to be able to listen to it. But I feel the rhythm,
I feel the vibrations. The way that Chris is able to dance is that when he’s wearing
his hearing aid he’s able to detect slight
sounds and vibrations. He converts those vibrations
into sound and that’s how he’s able to dance. # Let it all go
Let it all go. # All the work that he has to put in,
like, harder than anyone else. He has to go above and beyond just
so he can get to this stage. Chris, it’s time for your audition.
If you want to head through. Good luck. Thank you. You guys need to open the mirror
for my brother because he’s extremely determined,
very unique and he’s very talented. Do you know what,
I reckon it’s going to be awesome. # To let it go # We strong enough # To let it go # Oh-oh-oh # Oh-oh. # Let’s go. Let’s go.
Let’s go. Let’s go. MUSIC: God’s Plan
by Drake Oh, he’s good. Like, really good. Wow. Definitely a yes from me. Come on. That mirror’s got to open.
Simple. Over half the lights already.
Let’s go, let’s go. Yes! Yes! That’s my brother! CHEERING AND APPLAUSE Yeah! Yes! Obviously runs in the family. Hey! CHEERING AND APPLAUSE Oh, my goodness! Chris Fonseca! CHEERING AND APPLAUSE Woo! He was amazing. Literally amazing. I loved that so, so, so much. I enjoyed the popping,
the locking, the tutting, the fact that it was lyrical. I absolutely loved every single bit
of it so thank you so much. APPLAUSE You know, I dance personally
because I’m inspired by the music. And watching you, you were so extremely musical for
someone who can’t hear the music. You became your own music. It was so beautiful to watch,
so thank you. APPLAUSE You feel the music.
It’s an incredible thing to witness. That was absolutely stunning. APPLAUSE By the way, you’re also very handsome! I’m with you, Cheryl. Thank you, captains.
How did that feel? It’s amazing. An amazing experience. Through my dancing career
I’ve faced so many barriers so this has been my opportunity
really just to show who I am, show that I’m a deaf dancer,
but absolutely I can do this. Yeah! Woohoo! CHEERING AND APPLAUSE # Invincible # Invincible # Invincible # Love’s our protector # Invincible # Invincible


  • Reply Zoe Stafford February 1, 2019 at 12:13 pm

    3:24 is the most passionate brotherly thing to say!

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  • Reply Patrik Kvarnlรถf February 1, 2019 at 6:07 pm

    did he stelthat thing that KSI have?

  • Reply Jediboy Layman February 1, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    i don't care whoever dislikes this makes me SICK!

  • Reply Ros Lucock February 2, 2019 at 12:51 am

    what an amazing young man, it was great to see the sign language put in there

  • Reply Tiffany Mealy February 2, 2019 at 4:37 am

    Amazingly Talented

  • Reply bubamaricamalena February 2, 2019 at 12:04 pm

    He is amazing!

  • Reply Historia Korelino February 2, 2019 at 12:11 pm

    When the judges were shaking there hands it meant clapping for deaf people ;P

  • Reply NeonzNaqina๐Ÿคฉ February 2, 2019 at 12:46 pm

    1:30 Was that Alesha from Britains Got Talent?

  • Reply elina red rose February 2, 2019 at 1:57 pm

    everyone in the comments: he is so talented !
    me: ….meme music…..noice…

  • Reply Dr cobra Smith February 2, 2019 at 8:06 pm

    You are the best dancer ever no joke xx

  • Reply the revenger 867 February 2, 2019 at 10:21 pm


  • Reply Javier Lopez Tapia February 3, 2019 at 12:40 am

    Not really impressed with street dance tbh
    However his dancing is extremely impressive, I once took a dance class with a deaf teacher and it was amazing

  • Reply Penguins & Bunny February 3, 2019 at 2:48 am

    Soo EMOTIONAL ๐Ÿ˜ญ

  • Reply Panda 108 February 3, 2019 at 3:57 am

    When I was 6 months old I got meningitis but I am completely fine and some how it didn't give me any long term problems I am so lucky and he is an inspiration for me

  • Reply Magenta Pola February 3, 2019 at 4:02 am

    Is that will Schuster

  • Reply Cammy Elsayed February 3, 2019 at 6:38 am


  • Reply M&M Harvey February 3, 2019 at 6:49 am

    Whats the song called i wante dthat song

  • Reply Haylee Dancer February 3, 2019 at 12:16 pm

    Anyone else have "allergies"? ๐Ÿ˜‚

  • Reply Jannah Maurice February 3, 2019 at 4:59 pm

    He was so awesome

  • Reply Lihselos ik vind ze even mooi February 3, 2019 at 7:03 pm

    Its realy good๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ

  • Reply Kasynthia Stockmaster February 3, 2019 at 9:31 pm

    Can Chris still talk?

  • Reply Dominique Roy February 3, 2019 at 10:26 pm

    Amazing. Love this young man.

  • Reply Demon age more February 4, 2019 at 3:00 am

    Ha it wasnโ€™t a ghost Iโ€™m going to hack your channel

  • Reply Brooklynn Sugasfuturewife February 4, 2019 at 4:43 am

    Am I really about to cry rn

  • Reply brian cross February 4, 2019 at 5:46 am

    I hate dancing to rap.

  • Reply alesha simmonds February 5, 2019 at 5:56 pm


  • Reply Dark Boi qwq February 6, 2019 at 11:49 am

    God Bless this guy heโ€™s just so inspiring to me

  • Reply ุงู†ูˆุฑ ุงู„ุดู„ุงู„ูŠ February 6, 2019 at 6:47 pm

    Goooooood dance

  • Reply xtayax February 7, 2019 at 4:57 pm

    We actualy watched this in school in the assembly and so many people were crying

  • Reply Happy May February 9, 2019 at 10:59 pm

    This just proves you can do anything and don't let anything or anyone hold you back.

  • Reply bff numero uno February 11, 2019 at 7:10 pm


  • Reply Sydney Fowlkes February 14, 2019 at 1:10 am

    When he said "yasss thas my brother " i was dying

  • Reply King Stamina The Long Lasting Brand February 14, 2019 at 9:34 am

    Love your culture.ย  My niece just made two video's.ย  Which would you recommend to a friend who wants to learnย how to dance Punta? ย  1) orย  2)

  • Reply Nankyoni Doreen February 15, 2019 at 4:32 pm


  • Reply Emily wilo February 17, 2019 at 9:30 am


  • Reply Latonya Miller February 18, 2019 at 12:59 am


  • Reply 9vlanneh February 21, 2019 at 9:15 pm

    Omg this just reduced me into floods of tears

  • Reply scribe712 February 21, 2019 at 10:11 pm

    People are cheering more for him because of his ability to dance while being deaf than because of his dancing skills. Which are to be honest, pretty average compared to other dancers.

  • Reply Thiru Selvam February 24, 2019 at 2:04 am


  • Reply D'souza Maguno February 25, 2019 at 5:16 am

    Yeah,that's God's Plan

  • Reply Aine Lawler March 10, 2019 at 10:34 pm


  • Reply Ava-Jade Rubix March 16, 2019 at 8:41 am

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    Did dd

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  • Reply Alex Starkman March 19, 2019 at 7:43 pm


  • Reply Kali Robinson March 19, 2019 at 11:10 pm

    The irony of a video of a deaf dancer with no subtitles . . . ๐Ÿ˜‘๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜”

  • Reply Kali Robinson March 19, 2019 at 11:15 pm

    Nice with the signing while dancing

  • Reply S Francis March 21, 2019 at 12:16 pm

    Am I the only one who cried when he said "that's my brother!!!"

  • Reply Nana nazima M March 28, 2019 at 4:50 pm


  • Reply Fran holtby H March 28, 2019 at 9:17 pm

    OMG that was so cute and goooodddd! !!

  • Reply Tyson Madding March 31, 2019 at 1:56 am

    Dope dope dope ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ’ช

  • Reply Bruce Bird March 31, 2019 at 11:07 pm


  • Reply Dragon Master April 3, 2019 at 4:39 pm

    This guy is an inspiration.

  • Reply Dragon Master April 3, 2019 at 4:42 pm

    The Joy on his face, his brothers reaction. It brought tears to my eyes

  • Reply Dragon Master April 3, 2019 at 4:43 pm

    The Joy on his face, his brothers reaction. It brought tears to my eyes

  • Reply Madi A April 11, 2019 at 11:27 pm

    I cried way to much this is so inspirational

  • Reply Grace May April 13, 2019 at 2:23 am


  • Reply Andy Harrod April 13, 2019 at 1:45 pm

    It's ashame he wasn't picked to go through to the live stages he was my favourite out of all the auditions

  • Reply Christine Jackson April 16, 2019 at 6:31 pm

    He was Fantastic to say the least! I'm biting my nails saying: "OPEN THOSE DOORS FOR HIM!"
    Truly gifted man & lite on his feet! He sort of Reminded me of: Mandy Harvey who's also deaf and was on AGT 2017. She not only sang like and Angel but also she played the Ukulele! Simon pressed the GOLDEN BUZZER for Mandy! So emotional to watch! She could feel the music within the floor and it was simply beautiful to watch. This guy was also beautiful to watch! If your interested & didn't see the video? Here's Mandy Harveys clip audition in 2017! Enjoy! XOXO Love This show with Dance!

  • Reply goodwilldana Bird April 19, 2019 at 11:39 pm

    Chris is like a genius!!!!! Take vibrations and turn them into dance????? A beautiful Dance

  • Reply jdope gang April 28, 2019 at 2:05 pm

    This is what we need in this world๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

  • Reply abie bie May 1, 2019 at 10:44 am

    This is awesome

  • Reply Harikeh Semilore May 1, 2019 at 11:18 pm

    Wow ๐Ÿ˜ฎ i cried his cute nd got moves from nigeria i love uuuuuuuu

  • Reply TubEra May 2, 2019 at 11:35 pm

    Omg alisha's position in the show incredible!

  • Reply Exploring With Cam May 5, 2019 at 2:26 pm

    I think children should be taught the basic correct sign language at school. We want equality for everyone why shouldnโ€™t we learn it?

  • Reply Yahnik H. May 8, 2019 at 11:52 am

    Lil broโ€™s support tho ๐Ÿ˜ญโค๏ธ

  • Reply Arch Gamin May 15, 2019 at 6:11 pm

    I can't believe this but I actually met him! He came all the way my town to come to my school!!! He was talking, not really talking but people said what he was signing, about his childhood and I got to ask him a question!

  • Reply Marcin Milczarek May 17, 2019 at 1:54 pm

    He is the best !!!

  • Reply Jacqueline Amponsah May 19, 2019 at 8:49 pm

    So incredible ๐Ÿ™Œ

  • Reply danie cliffe May 21, 2019 at 9:38 am

    Yes it's amazing that's he's a deaf dancer but I don't think he was anything special compared to some other Dancers with issues, more like a guy dancing at a party..

  • Reply Tewfik Mokrane May 23, 2019 at 3:13 pm

    The name of the song please

  • Reply Keturah Lewin Knight May 24, 2019 at 4:14 pm

    Oti at 4:04 – 4:06 ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ

  • Reply Fire Flame May 24, 2019 at 5:39 pm

    So cute at 5:30 ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply koko superb May 28, 2019 at 3:21 am

    Who's cutting onions here??๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”

  • Reply Son Guko May 28, 2019 at 7:37 pm


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  • Reply music bands May 31, 2019 at 9:21 pm

    This is breathtaking to see him come this far ๐Ÿ˜ I want to see a dance battle between him and his brother ๐Ÿ˜˜ I bet they are very close

  • Reply Rosa Ondarra-Barron June 2, 2019 at 5:06 pm

    This is why I believe that music is the universal language of the world!!

  • Reply Melisha Davis June 3, 2019 at 9:54 pm

    Iโ€™m so amazed by this cause my parents are deaf and Iโ€™m so inspired by them๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ

  • Reply Mr. Mob June 4, 2019 at 1:31 pm

    That's what you called brother ๐Ÿ‘Š "THAT'S MY BROTHER"

  • Reply Figgy and BooBoo June 8, 2019 at 10:53 pm

    I've met him, he's probably the sweetest person ever

  • Reply Liz June 12, 2019 at 7:55 pm

    Cute man

  • Reply Nickel M June 19, 2019 at 7:34 am

    Aw hell yeah, incorporating signs into his moves too! Fantastic!

  • Reply Prettybrown Sid June 21, 2019 at 9:44 am

    3:56 im just wondering are u allowed to take part from other routines bc if you go on matt stephinas yt channel thats in his routine…just a thought

  • Reply Dโ€™zyre King June 29, 2019 at 11:43 am

    So AMAZING โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธam so moved and appreciate you for not giving up on ur dreams THANK YOU SO MUCH such people like you make the world a better place๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

  • Reply lucy wanjohi July 16, 2019 at 8:05 am

    This got me cutting onions

  • Reply Winter Quin July 19, 2019 at 6:45 am

    I loved this soooooooooo much like if you did to๐Ÿ˜ฑ

  • Reply Restian Barraca July 29, 2019 at 11:17 am

    Title the song please????

  • Reply AJ 0.0 July 30, 2019 at 1:37 pm

    Only one word

  • Reply krazywheelz August 2, 2019 at 5:42 pm

    Perfect example of someone making it because theyโ€™re a Pitts story due to being disabled. He was not a good dancer at all.

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  • Reply Ibza Sujau August 7, 2019 at 4:11 am

    His Brother when the stage opened: โ€œLETS GO! THATS MY BROTHER!โ€

  • Reply mohd iqbal irfan bakti August 7, 2019 at 9:36 am

    just normal dance.

  • Reply marcellXcatalyst August 7, 2019 at 9:48 pm

    I'm just cause my father just informed me he knew a deaf dancer in his youth.

  • Reply Ranita Gadling August 14, 2019 at 9:14 pm

    This is the perfect show for this young man and the fact that his brother is his biggest cheerleader is absolutely admirable.i ๐Ÿ’“the both of them.

  • Reply Marion Dikeli August 15, 2019 at 11:31 pm

    I hate to lose my hearing!
    But Chris is an awesome person

  • Reply Tabitha Shafer August 21, 2019 at 9:18 am

    This is soo good amazing I literally forgot he was deaf because when it was like 2 3 he got it exactly in the right time ๐Ÿ’–

  • Reply Lynette Stinson August 23, 2019 at 12:24 am

    1:51 peep Justin Bieber ๐Ÿ˜‚

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