The NY Auditions (or "And they took 'Cold Pizza'
out for this?) - May 44|
2005: Nick Lazzarini
2006: Benji Schwimmer
2007: You'll just have to wait for it.
The summer virus spread by FOX is back. The epidemic from last year returns with
more moves, more dancers and more styles than you can ever imagine. We start out
in NY where the Monday Night Wars first opened fire: The Manhattan Center. But a
different war is about to begin. Someone will go to Vegas, or someone will go
home. Let's go!
Cat Deeley leads off the parade of dancing with...Nigel Lythgoe & Mary Murphy
judging along with Dan Karaty. Dancing Derrick is his name, and that fits
perfectly for the start of the 3rd stanza. His shaking made him act wilder with
unflappable arms and then....he was tired. Nigel said it was a lot of jumping,
but jumped out of here. A medical staffer checked Derrick on what happened,
while that did, 1 girl couldn't get her act together as she too is out. Jessica
Diaz tried a bit of ballet after she tossed her crown, but is told to Nigel that
crown has a connection to Jesus. Talk about sharing the bible with somebody. Her
turn was tarnished, and despite the cold weather, Anya & Pasha turned up the
heat with a latin number and Nigel knew it was so hot, they didn't need a fire
extinguisher to go to Vegas. So many more flew to the gambling city and Heather
Zampia has so many tattoos, she won't need markers for that. She draws a
contemporary routine and the judges awarded a masterpiece to Vegas for her good
work. 32 people painted a mirage of Vegas, but we look back as NIgel teaches
some first-timers the basics of dancing. How many of them can you name? I hoping
too many. After that, Dancing Derrick and his...uh, moves.
We start out with Jenna Degosia. She knows everything...but on stage, isn't
doing something and Nigel was so upset she gets....nothing. She is left in
tears, people. Chasma Wells wanted chaos by starting out a statue for a few
seconds....and then....he starts moving to an African dance. But Nigel said he
wasn't even dancing, so he's out. Melissa Browne acted worse and so did
everybody else, but Jenna is still thinking about what happened, after all, it
was Hannah Lee's turn. She was dancing to a victim of a falling floor that
resulted in 24 killed and 350 injured. She was one of them. She did a hip-hop
dance that forced the judges to let her stay for round 2. A group called SQ are
u-p. Up first, Ernest Phillips alias E-Knock tossed some confetti and even did a
leap off stage. The other, Jamal Weaver did some krumping, but is challenged by
Nigel to do a swing dance. Both are staying for round 2. Jarrel Barnaba and his
partner Carmen Luga are supporting because they are....friends. What?! Anyways,
they did a swing dance that got the judges dancing, but all of a sudden, Mary
called it so dreadful, Jarrel was gone. Carmen was left alone and after a chat
with Nigel, she too is gone. Talk about a friendly nightmare. Now let's see
who's dancing more, the teacher or the student? Katherine Watts is the teacher
and the student will go first and her name is Ashley Keegan. Ashley did a jazz
dance while Katie, that's what she goes by, watches and....goes on. Now the
teacher does a contemporary routine....and she too goes on. They both make the
grade with flying colors. If you remember Stanislav from last season, she has
brought a sister named Faina, and teams up with her brother to do a rumba.
Wouldn't you know it? Her sister goes on! Jamal and E-Knock return for a swing
dance, the first attempt had a false start, but Nigel waited for the musical
instruments to let them dance. Going with the old "human Cannonball"
play.......and Jamal starts moving and they get themselves going. When both let
the motor run, they took a pit stop to round 2. Remember Dave "Sex" Sollar?
Well, he's back and not afraid to show it. He's only 33 which is past our age
limit and he does a latin dance. And.....he's gone! But Dave wanted him to be a
better dancing. Nigel is lying and so are we. On to round 2.
Choreographer Mandy Moore teaches the people a jazz routine and like an MTV
dating show, people got the old "next" routine including E-Knock. But Jamal,
Hannah and 59 others broke down the door to let them in to Vegas. Time to lock
up for now, but next week, we head to LA and Chi-Town for more dancing albeit
good or bad. Hope you enjoyed premiere week, and we'll see you in 7.
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: Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy, Dan Karaty
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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