Auditions (or "Sinners, Saints, and Salsa") - June 7|
So You Think You Can Dance heads to Vegas. Over 100 will dance in one of the
grueling weeks ever devised. Get ready for dancing, drama and of course, hard
friendships. And here we go....
All the dancers arrived at the Aladdin Hotel. Some were relaxed, while others
went to the pool. 9 p.m. came and Michael Keith arrived being the last one in.
Many had difficulty of sleeping, but by 7:30 a.m., everyone headed to the
Aladdin Theater to perform new routines by choreographers. Some got cut, others
moved on. Judging the fray were Mia Michaels, Mary Murphy, Brian Friedman, Shane
Sparks and Nigel Lythgoe.
Up first, Shane taught the group a little hip-hop lesson. Michael Keith didnt
look confident, and a tapper from the Chicago auditions look less confident, and
Claire Calloway also felt that with a bruised foot. Lynn-Ray Hiers from the LA
auditions has gotten positive attitude. The Judges then rate the scores from 0-3
points. (What, no 4 or 5?) Andrew, however, has just gotten 1 point. The rest,
however, had 6 down to 1 point. All the people need to do-over for another
routine later, and should that fail, everyone gets cut. Lynn-Ray changes for
ballroom, but is getting close to cut.
4:25 p.m., Lynn-Ray came in under the gun, and Mary Murphy teaches a samba
class. Some people in the seats practiced, and after a few cuts, Andrew only got
3 points in one day, making it 6, but not enough to go on. With 35 dancers
taking the long way home, Claire got 9 points and she goes on. Alison got the
maximum points, which is 15, and goes on. Many more people head on, and then
came Lynn-Ray, who scored 5 ponts, bringing her 1-day total to 8 points on the
day, who is told by Nigel to stay for one last dance. Ryan Sabado, from the LA
auditions, decided by Nigel to stay with her, too. Both show off their emotions
about whats going to happen tonight.
8:00 p.m., Lynn-Ray is changing for her solo
but lets go to Ryan first. He does
hip-hop, and then takes off his shoes and jacket, and then suddenly
a flip slam
knocks him to the floor. With him gone, he wouldve gave it 200%. Lynn-Ray wants
100% if she wants to move on. Shes coming in with marked tattoos, and on stage,
she was acting like a maniac. Mary wasnt feeling it, but on the replay, it was
lots of running that Lynn-Ray decided to run out on.
With Lynn-Ray gone, 81 were left standing, and lots of contestants exercise for
the routine, this time with Mia Michaels. With Shane taking a day off, Ron
Montez takes his spot. Breakers Musa & Hawk try to co-operate with the routine,
but that didnt help. Claire Calloway was still dealing with a bruised ankle,
but Hawk keeps it up, and Chris decided to freestyle. Musa finally remembers it,
and with 1 breaker gone, Hawk moves on and Musa will be dancing later on along
with Benji Schwimmer. Claire wheels off to the hospital, while Musa does a
hip-hop breaking set. By the judges agreement, Musa goes on. Benji brought along
Heidi in for a swing dance, and kept it up when the music sped up. Nigel thinks
hes the king of west coast swing, but Benji hits a birdie to go on. Claire,
back in the theater, decided by Nigel to return next season, but for now, gets
to watch the rest at home.
5:15 p.m., Brian Friedman rallies his troops for a class, and groups were
divided. It was a tough routine, many couldnt get their engines running, and
they all ran out of gas. It all went down to a girl named Juila, Mike Keith and
Mark Spalding. Julia stutters offstage, and Mike couldnt let the engines run.
Julia took a tumble, but Mike waits to hear some news
.he goes through, but
Nigel doesnt want him to screw up. Julia wheels herself to the hospital, and
some people got their engines going. All of them head top speed to the next
level. Hawk tries to master it, but Shane was told not to lose his head. Hawk
will stay later, and Cat tells him why that done did him. Nigel advises a
post-game speech about the big-day tomorrow, and Cat continues to tell Hawk what
8:00 a.m., 42 remain, and the dancers will have one last attempt at forming 20
people for Hollywood. Julia came back rejuvenated, and all of the dancers did a
solo one last time. The judges are deciding wholl make the top 20, and thats
where well leave at in 23 hours. Who will stay? Who will leave? You will see
tomorrow. Im Pierre Kelly. Bye everyone!
Fox is staging the ultimate dance battle with $100,000 on the
line. Who'll get served, and who'll be the last dancer standing?
Recaps by Pierre Kelly, GSNN
Judges: Dan Karaty, Nigel Lythgoe, Mia Michaels
Simon Fuller, Nigel Lythgoe
EP: Simon Fuller, Nigel Lythgoe, Allen Shapiro
Packager: 19 TV, dick clark productions
Origin: CBS Television City, Los Angeles, CA
Airs: Wednesdays at 9p ET
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