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So You Think You Can Dance Episode Recap and My Take – Season 6, Audition 2 (Phoenix)
The guest judge for Phoenix was Mia Michaels.
Straight to Vegas
In addition to those below on Day 1 they also showed them putting Katie
Muth and Ellie Soto straight through but didn’t show much of their
Sasha Mallory (Contemporary)
– She made it straight to Vegas Season 4.
She did a really cool quirky routine with a chair prop. I really like her, the routine really told a
story and she seemed really committed to it.
Mia thought she had great technique and that it was a strong solo.
Jonathan “Legacy” Perez (Breakdancing)
– His toprock moves were not that thrilling in my opinion, but he had some
really good downrock moves and he did an awesome hand walk across the floor. He has a really strong and bright personality,
and I must say he is cute, he would do well with votes. The judges thought he was great, and Mia
mentioned that she had heard of him and that he was good.
Through to Choreography
The choreography round this season for auditions is a Latin dance with
Pasha Kovalev and Anya Garnis from Season 3.
Day 1 – On Day 1 30
people made it through to choreography.
Demetrio “Biggie” Bargas and
Brandon “Shorty” Smallwood (Popping/Locking) – These two drove all the way
from Tulsa, Oklahoma to do this. They
are definitely entertaining. “Biggie” is
a bit too wobbly and his moves are not sharp at all. “Shorty was okay,” though he had a really
limited range. But they got put through
to choreography somehow. Vegas?—Biggie
quit. Brandon was eliminated.
Allison Becker (a mix in my
opinion) – She is hearing impaired. Her
dancing is really rough around the edges, and yet beautiful in its own way. I can see her potential and think that a
large part of the problem was that the routine was not the best. Nigel said her technique is not as good as he
would like it yet. Mary cried and told
her she is an inspiration. Vegas?—She
made it to Vegas.
Willem De Vries and Jacob Jason
(Latin) – They hold the US same sex Latin title. They were way better than the couple last
season. I really wish one of them had
taken the male role. Their technique was
really good though. Mary and Mia cried. Vegas?—They both made it.
12 others from day one also made it through to Vegas.
Day 2 – On Day 1 22
people made it through to choreography.
Jarvis Johnson (a mix) – First
off, this guy belongs under scary in my opinion, big time! This guy screams more than Mary, who knew
that was possible?!? I think he may have
ADHD. He danced himself out of his
shoes, quite unique I must say. He is
definitely high energy. I am sure he is
fun at a wedding or dance club. They
sent him through to choreography, I am not sure why, Nigel looked mortified by
the choice. Vegas?—He collapsed at
some point, apparently it was an asthma attack.
That was it for him.
Kelsey White (Contemporary)
– She was not the best I have seen by far, but she was acceptable. After all the weirdness they had seen that
day Nigel asked if aliens had ever kidnapped her and she answered “once,” and
he left. He said yes to choreography
from the wings. Mia and Mary agreed and
sent her through. Vegas?—She didn’t
make it through, but they told her she has potential and to work hard and come
Only five dancers out of the 22 made it through to Vegas for Day 2!
Final results of both choreography rounds: 15 dancers from Day 1 and five dancers from Day 2 got tickets to Vegas
after the choreography round.
JUST PLAIN SCARY AND/OR WEIRD
Jonathan Noronha (not sure)
– He did something with short batons and goofy running around and then some
letter props that spelled DISCO and ended with a picture of Mary. I think he thought he was Disco dancing. I will say it was interesting and energetic.
Brandon Gordon and Nicole
Peterson (pseudo-ballet) – Not sure what this was all about. Wearing a tutu does not make you a ballerina. I will say they looked really happy while
performing, like it made them happy to dance.
Next week—Boston (with Tyce
Diorio as the 3rd judge)
So far we are not seeing a lot, we usually see a
lot more of auditions and I am not sure if it is because of time constraints
(due to the tightness of Fall TV schedules), or a desire to keep things brief
for some reason. I am just hoping that
there is a lot of good going on that we are just not seeing!