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"Vivacious": "So You Think You Can Dance" Judge Praises LDS Dancer as She Returns to the Show


Thanks to Utah Valley 360 for making us aware of this story.

Latter-day Saint Jensen Arnold is back on So You Think You Can Dance and making a splash. 

The dancer from Provo appeared on the show last season and blew judges away with an incredible routine with her partner, Tristan Sosa.

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“Girl, you are a star,” judge Vanessa Hudgens told Jensen Arnold following the performance, according to Utah Valley 360. “You dance so beautifully. I can tell you enjoy doing it. You stayed connected to us. You kept us engaged. You sparkle. You are so adorable. I love watching you.”

"Jensen, you have so much personality. I actually can't keep my eyes off of you," judge Mary Murphy said, according to Deseret News. "Tristan, you're looking good, nice and strong. I see great things for you guys."

But despite the praise of judges, Jensen didn't make it past the Academy stage and into the top 20. 

But on Monday's show, Arnold proved to judges she was back and better than ever, with judge Nigel Lythgoe calling her “vivacious.”

The 20-year-old is currently in the top 41 and once again competing for a spot in the top 20 and a chance to perform live. 

Jensen is the younger sister of Lindsay Arnold, who competed in season 9 and in 2013 became a professional dancer for the show. 

“I’m ready this year to step out of her [Lindsay's] shadow and be Jensen,” Jensen Arnold said. 

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