So you think you can dance brought us the last of the open auditions from Milwaukee last night where the filled the first 30 minutes of the show with recaps of the previous auditions, showing us some that we hadn’t seen before. And Nigel getting all gangsta. I know. Scared me too!
The guest judges were a husband and wife choreography team, Tabitha and Napoleon D’Umo – though why hubby dearest was there, I don’t know. I don’t think he said more then 2 sentences the entire time, letting Tabitha do all the talking for them. Whatever.
There were some good performers and tickets to Vegas and choreography rounds that send more to Vegas, and it was a typical show – until Mom called to ask “DID YOU SEE THAT?” and I had to say “OMG YES WHAT THE HELL?” and we cackled so loud we woke up Papa while we watched Ashley Henry shake her booty like nobodies business. She was, however, infectious with her enthusiasm when she spoke to the judges afterwards, and they rewarded her by sending her to Choreography round, though they all – even Ashley – knew she’d be horrible at it. They did it to give her the full experience, and to hopefully inspire her to take lessons and maybe come back – by the time we said goodbye, she’d already signed up for two ballet classes. Good luck to her! (Though really – Mom and I haven’t laughed THAT HARD at something in a while – FABULOUS!)
We also had inspirational – Yesie got all the way to the 4th round in Vegas last year, and said it changed her life. She’s back, 50 pounds lighter, with more training, but unfortunately with a bum knee. Nigel sends her off to get her knee fixed and tells her he wants her back to audition next year. Her bff watches her stumble and break down, but manages to hold his own emotions intact to audition, and earns himself a ticket to Vegas where he’ll continue for the both of them.
Then we got eye rolling – the preacher man who showed beautiful technique and choreographed his own routine, earning the respect of all 3.5 judges… he couldn’t get his ticket though, because being a man of the cloth, he couldn’t muster any connection with his partner at all. Sigh. Like it’s sinful to dance beautifully and with emotion if your not married. That sound – my eyes rolling. Again.
Last but not least – a surprise audition! Dressed in Drag, Travis Wall performs to It’s Raining Men, and afterwards Nigel jokes that it’s Ryan Seacrest, and Travis harumphs and stalks out to mad applause. *L*
Tonight we hit Vegas callbacks, and by the end of the show, we’ll have your SYTYCD top 20! WHOOO! Let the REAL SHOW BEGIN!