Vegas street performer DuShaunt "Fik-Shun" Stegall, a standout contestant on "SYTYCD" this year, actually competed on Paula's short-lived post-"American Idol"/pre-"X Factor" talent show, "Live to Dance," in 2011. Fik-Shun, who was just known as DuShaunt and was only 16 years old back then, wowed with his initial "Live to Dance" audition, but was eliminated in the semifinals.
Now Fik-Shun is quickly shaping up to be the man to beat on "SYTYCD" Season 10, and Paula could not have been more proud this week.
"You've come such a long way! I am so frickin' proud of you!" Paula gushed to her old protégé, after watching him dance a passionate paso doble with his partner, Amy Yakima.
Check out Fik-Shun's early performances on CBS's "Live to Dance" below, and see just how far he's come in the past two years. Paula definitely has reason to be proud.
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