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06/05/2013 07:22 am ET Updated Jun 05, 2013

'So You Think You Can Dance': From Broken Spine To Las Vegas (VIDEO)

The final night of the audition rounds brought plenty of amazing performances to the "So You Think You Can Dance." As always, though, some dancers come with inspiring stories as well and there was perhaps no dancer more inspiring than 22-year-old Tucker Knox. He and his parents told the story of the car accident that nearly put him in a wheelchair.

Tucker had just found out he'd made it into Julliard for dance when the accident happened. Suddenly, he had to face the possibility that he might never walk again. His spine had been broken, but Tucker was determined to not let this slow him down. He fought through his recovery and rehab and made his way to "SYTYCD."

His contemporary routine blew the judges away, earning high praise and a ticket straight through to the next round. Entertainment Weekly called Tucker "miraculous," complimenting his strong movement and "beautiful feet." Buddy TV was inspired as well, declaring Tucker their favorite male dancer of the night.

Next Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET on Fox, "So You Think You Can Dance" follows Tucker to Las Vegas for the next round of the competition.

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