The Way You Move

This 7-Year-Old’s Pop-And-Lock Routine Impressed Ellen’s Audience And Her DJ

Nailed it!

At just 7 years old, Ziqi Li, aka Lil' Mushroom, is an impressive dancer with an adorable personality to match. During a recent appearance on The Ellen Show, Lil' Mushroom sat down with the talk show host before showing off her moves in front of DeGeneres' entire audience.

Before her performance, Lil' Mushroom told DeGeneres via an interpreter that this is her first time in the United States, and that she calls herself Lil' Mushroom "because mushrooms are really pretty, and the more poisonous a mushroom is, the prettier."


Afterward, Lil' Mushroom takes to the stage to showcase her incredible pop-and-lock moves, clearly impressing hip-hop dancer (and DeGeneres' DJ) tWitch along the way. tWitch, among other performances and television appearances, danced on season 4 of So You Think You Can Dance

At the end of Lil' Mushroom's performance, DeGeneres surprises the young dancer with an outfit she's always wanted. You can check it all out below:

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