So You Think You Can Dance contestant Matthew Deloch from Gonzales may have just taken a page out of the Laine Hardy playbook from American Idol. Compete one year. Go home. Then, try try again. Talk about a case of deja-dance . Matthew Deloch auditioned for Season 14, but could not come back for the following season after tearing his meniscus. The injury rehab lasted for six months, forcing him to miss Season 15. On the premier of Season 16 Monday, Mathew showed the nation he had a lot of spring in his step. Big time.
The accolades came fast and furious from judges row. Nigel Lythgoe's exact words were. "Your technique is superb...sensational." There was more. "Matthew, you have just set that stage on fire!" judge Mary Murphy said. "This is what Season 16 looks like!" And, not surprisingly, she gave her famous decibel busting yell "WOOOOOOO!" On to the NEXT round.
Hundreds of tweets from fans across the country indicate Matthew Deloch has a real shot to win the show. Some posts in social media even gave Matthew some high NBA basketball player praise for his CRAZY jumping and leaping ability. He made it look easy. The great ones always do. Like Laine Hardy did. On American Idol, the "Comeback kid" brought a championship home to Livingston. Could Ascension Parish be next with Matthew on So You Think You Can Dance? Watch and YOU decide.