If there were any way to vomit on national television on a pop icon and still walk away with your head held high, this young dancer shows us how.

Monday night, on the second episode of So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation, 12-year-old Tahani Anderson delivers an athletic, upbeat routine to Beyoncé’s “Countdown” for her audition, securing herself a ticket to Vegas.

When Anderson approaches the judges, accepting her ticket to advance, Paula Abdul hugs the young dancer who vomits on Abdul’s red blazer. 

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Anderson whispers an apology to Abdul who admits she’s never had anyone vomit on her.

A true performer, Anderson braves her debriefing with host Cat Deeley like a champ. “I hugged Paula and she just squeezed me too tight, and all the happiness came out on her jacket,” says a still very excited Anderson post-vomit-inducing audition.

But, seriously, who do you know who could describe vomiting like it was just a cute little sneeze? Tahani Anderson, that’s who.

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