The Greatest Dancer: Viewers in tears over deaf dancer Chris Fonseca's routine – watch

Chris became deaf at 23 months when he contracted meningitis and explained he used the music’s vibrations to help him choreograph his routines.

He left The Greatest Dancer dance captains stunned with his performance to Drake’s single God’s Plan.

Chris explained: “I feel the rhythm, I feel the vibrations.”

He manages to secure the 75 per cent of the audience’s vote which sent him through to the callbacks.

Following his performance, Oti Mabuse commented: “I loved that so, so, so much.

“I enjoyed the popping, the locking, the fact that it was lyrical.

“I absolutely loved every bit of it so thank you so much!”

Cheryl added: “You feel the music. It’s an incredible thing to witness. That was absolutely stunning.”

“Watching you, you were so extremely musical, for someone who can’t hear the music, you became your own music,” Matthew Morrison continued.

“It was so beautiful to watch, so thank you.”

Chris was clearly overcome with the support he received and through a sign language interpreter, he told the audience: “It’s an amazing, amazing experience.

“In my dancing career, I’ve faced so many barriers, so this has been my opportunity really just to show who I am, show that I’m a deaf dancer but absolutely I can do this.”

It wasn’t just the judges who were impressed as viewers were left in tears over the routine.

“I am cryingggg at the greatest dancer that is TALENT!!” one viewer wrote on Twitter.

Another added: “This guy on the greatest dancer right now is actually amazing omg.”

A third continued: “This the greatest dancer show is messing with my emotions so much.”

“Just watched this guy who lost his hearing on The Greatest Dancer. Unreal! Literally had the biggest smile on my face throughout. & big up

his little bro who was so gassed,” someone else shared.

The heartwarming moment came after Matthew shocked his fellow dance captains when .

“Can I just say that Alesha Dixon is fit?” he was heard remarking.

The Greatest Dancer continues Saturday on BBC One at 8pm.

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