Nigerian bellydancer Korra Obidi wowed judges during the So You Think You Can Dance audition on Monday, when she showed up with a very pregnant belly.
Korra Obidi told the judges she was having a duet audition with her unborn daughter. Even though the judges tagged the performance a risky one, she made the highlights of the audition and especially wowed the audience and judges.
“Korra, you are definitely one fierce woman, let me tell ya. I can’t wait to see the playback, because I still can’t believe that you can do that,” marveled Murphy.
“You gotta give respect to her. She just did a drop-split and then saved her baby’s life at the same time! … I’ve also never seen a baby pre-birth do choreography,” joked judge Dominic Sandoval. “I’m blown away. I applaud everything you’re about. Congratulations.”
“You are a world-changer, a systems-breaker. There is so much purpose in your choices,” raved Laurieann Gibson. “I mean, I couldn’t even think of being pregnant and dancing!”
And lead judge Nigel Lythgoe declared, “You are inspiring to women. Just because you’re having a baby doesn’t mean you should stop doing what you love. And that’s wonderful.”
Watch the judges get blown away by pregnant Korra Obidi audition for So You Think You Can Dance below.
Although Korra Obidi wasn’t given the chance to go through to the next round, probably because of her growing baby, she said; “Performing on that stage was miraculous, and I’m happy that I got to experience it with her”.
Her ultimate message is;
“If I can just create a shift in my people, that’s my life goal. Where I’m from, it’s not accepted to dream like that. I want every young girl in Nigeria to see that you can do anything that you want to do if you put your mind to it, pregnant or not.”