E: I don’t know why, but somehow even when Cat promised last week that we’d meet the Top Twenty, I didn’t expect that this would mean no non-competitive, Meet the Top Twenty episode where we get to see the dancers in their own styles, and now I feel cheated. That’s one of my favorite episodes of the year. Can you just imagine what a piece involving 6 ballroom dancers would have looked like? I want to cry.
But instead, I will sniffle back my tears and talk about all the good moments of this episode, which were many. Team Ballroom! Team Ballet! Team Ricky Ueeda!
E: So that’s where the great street dancers have been hiding – in the ATL! Bring on the boys of Atlanta and the rest of the South.
We get two quite guest judges with actual dance backgrounds (huzzah!) and the one truly ugly audition of the season, largely remarkable because we see our head judge turn from kindly/pervy Uncle Nigel into King Nigel Who Must Not Be Disrespected.
E: Christina Applegate demands it, dancers: show us part of your soul! Of those auditioning – including b boys, ballerinas, contemporary dancers and a veritable ballroom blitz – how many oblige? Let’s look at three more days worth of auditions (and a lot of massive montages) and find out.
E: The ladies ruled the So You Think stage this week for sure! Two hours, two days of auditions, two different cities, and lots to love.
Geek that I am, I’m really enjoying the new intros, picking out favorite dances of the past underneath all the pseudo-scientific scribbling. Eliana, twice! Fik-shun and tWitch! Tiffany Maher! And I love that they’re using different intros when they return from commercials, too. Just cool. I even enjoyed catching sight of Tanisha Belknap’s red shoes from last week in the audition prep footage. I love trying to figure out who’s who as the figures whirl through the air.