WATCH: Same-Sex Pair's Salsa Dance Sizzles on America's Got Talent

By Eliel Cruz

Originally published on Advocate.com June 04 2014 2:17 PM ET

Last night, viewers of the popular talent show America’s Got Talent got more than they bargained for when a same-sex dancing duo took the stage. 

Salsa dancers John Narvaes and Andrew Cervantes showed the judges they didn’t need an opposite-sex partner to give a jaw-dropping performance. 

And just in case the dance itself wasn't breaking enough stereotypes, Narvaes is straight and Cervantes is gay. 

"Do other dancers give you a hard time when you do a dance partnership with a man?,” asked judge Howard Stern. 

"Absolutely not," replied Narvaes, a straight man from Colombia. "After I danced with this kid socially one time, it shows everyone that he can follow better than a girl. It’s quite unique!”

The dance was incredible, bringing the audience to its feet, and inspiring Stern and fellow judge Howie Mandel to get on stage for their own impromptu salsa dance lessons. What followed was hilarity with a healthy dose of equality. 

"This is pretty inspirational because I think we live in a time of transition," said Stern after the pair's routine. "The fact is you’re both terrific dancers. I think you’re an exciting addition to our competition and I love what you do."

Watch the impressive performance below:

 

Contributor: 
Eliel Cruz