Memphis Auditions (Or "They Grit... They Grind")
Recently, Memphis had a basketball team
that had a western conference finals appearance. Prior to that. SYTYCD
auditions were held in the Orpheum Theater. Wayne Brady was on hand for
the event. Let's see how things went down in my hometown.
Curtis Holland kicked off the party first and did a controlly spastic
tap routine. He may be in round 2, but Tucker Knox showed us how it's
done. A story with an accident after being accepted to Julliard, his
routine makes a crash landing into Vegas with a parachute.
Courtney Thurston has brought something weird.....a lucky pig. Family
Trade was so over a few months ago. But she came otu like a spark and
goes to Vegas....without the pig. Next is Shanshan who did an actual
dance with bowls....and horse milk. I would never drink that, but round
2 the dancer went.
We greet Nico Greetham who burned it up with control and he burns away
to Vegas. The fire continued to roll as Elyse Frelinger, a trapeze
artist, did contemporary. Looks like her moves have paid off. Off to Sin
city you go. Round 2 came and both Curtis and Shanshan went to Sin City
as does 6 more.
The next day, Jenna Johnson came in and a cha-cha routine got the day
off to a good start. Off to Vegas for her. Novien Yarber came in and he
threw his hands in the air like light sabers. He zaps to Vegas! Then
came Isabel Freiberger and she did all the crazy tricks, but this crazy
horse took a trot to round 2. Caleb Brauner was next and invited his
ahem, undercover dad to do hip-hop. They took him to Vegas. Mystery
Larry Booze, yes the last name, was next and did a swinging door move,
however, it almost shown him the door, but round 2 came in. Jasmine
Harper came in next and her redntion of Destiny Child's "Amazing Grace"
made her a standout dancer. Vegas for her! Paige Pellicano is last up,
but her dad, an Elvis impersonator since Memphis is known for many
kings, sang for the peanut gallery. As for her dance, there were a few
things missing, but round 2 came for her. With Mr. Booze giving the
surrender flag, Isabel & Paige were gone, too. 7 found what they were
missing for as they go to Vegas!
That ends all the audtion cities. Next time around, it's Vegas. One big
old bootcamp, lots of cuts and we make the finalists in 2 weeks time.
We'll see you later.
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