Thanks for the clarification, Tyce Deorio. Welcome back to the Sisterhood of the Traveling Dance! As we did with season 5 (congratulations, Jeanine!), every week one of the Sisters, plus a new brother, yeah Brain!!, will blog a recap of that weeks show. Most of the recap will pay homage to Cat Deeley and her awesome-ness. Please leave lots of comments and opinions! It's not a party until someone is offended, so speak your mind fellow SYTYCD watchers!
For any newcomers, here's how the show works. For the first few weeks, a panel of judges made up of regulars, Nigel and Mary, and one or two guest judges of esteemed dance caliber will watch seemingly endless auditions and pass worthy dancers through to Las Vegas. In Vegas the hopeful dancers will be dwindled down to the top 20. At that point, the performance show will be on Wednesday and Thursday (Cat Deeley's least favorite day) will be elimination for one girl and one guy...until one dancer is left standing.
Tonight, the premier featured dancers from L.A., the dance capitol of the world! Really? The world? Okay....The judges are Nigel, Mary and Adam Shankman, who we're pretty sure smokes a lotta wacky tobaccy...but without solid evidence, we'll let that slide.
The first to audition was Cole. Cole did not use music, but instead chose an extremely sensitive microphone to pick up the sound of his rustling clothes and weird utterances as his music. Not a good start....
However, a bunch of wildly talented contemporary dancers were passed through to Vegas. Next, they featured 2 tappers...Ryan (Evan from season 5's brother) and Bianca (she was cut from season 4 & 5 in the Vegas rounds). Did Bianca even audition? All I saw was an awesome "Trading" session between her and Ryan. Trading is the tapping equivalent of a duel at high noon. Way cool!
The guy who wants to be a movie producer was a total train wreck and I think too much time and editing equipment was used on him. I think this sentence was too much time spent on him. Moving on...
Day two brought a lot of talent as well....Featured was contemporary dancer Amber and Salsa dancer Christina. And ANOTHER tapper, Phillip! He was great...I so hope he can do other genres well.
I appreciate that they did not exploit horrible dancers too much...just bits and pieces to keep you interested and a funny "fall sequence" at the beginning of the show. Aside from a few awkward transitions, the show was fab.u.lous. Not enough Cat Deeley, though.
Tune in tomorrow for a recap of the Arizona auditions. I can't wait! The same sex ballroom dancers are baaaack!
****Now I feel silly! I totally thought that the show was on again tonight (Thursday)...but, unless I'm confusing SYTYCD with Bones, we'll have to wait for next week to see the Arizona auditions. Courtney will be handling that recap. See ya next week!****