Thursday, June 19, 2014

So You Think You Can Dance: Atlanta Auditions

So You Think You Can Dance showed Atlanta auditions this week!   This is always fun to watch;  I enjoy looking for local landmarks.  Last night we saw the Fox Theatre, the Swan House, Piedmont Park, the Olympic Rings fountain, a MARTA train, and lots of good dancing!

The judges were Lil Buck and Jenna Dewan Tatum (pictured above).  They joined regulars Mary Murphy and Nigel Lythgoe.

Highlights from last night's show included:

Mariah - a jazz dancer with a bubbly personality and dance that included a sense of fun.

Kelly Mac Coy - another jazz dancer from a performing family.  There was a silly, cheesy video about her background, including her mother's appearance years ago on The Love Boat.  

Ricky Ubeda - my favorite dancer of the night!  Ricky is a contemporary dancer from Miami. He is CUTE (girls will love him) and has a charming personality.  His leaps and elevation were amazing.

Marissa Milele - the "Princess Warrior" - a powerful dancer, although her performance resembled a great gymnastics floor routine.

Angelina Granitz - a contemporary dancer who was inspired by her older brother.  She has an odd, deadpan personality but is a very talented dancer.

Christina Moye-Palacios - a contemporary dancer inspired by her younger brother, who has many serious health challenges.  Her dance was contemporary with a bit of ballet (nice extensions and lines).

On the down side, there was a belligerent dancer who couldn't take criticism (Brandon "Sideshow" from Dragon House), lots of long auditions, several dancers wearing striped hammer pants (shades of the 1980's, yikes!), and (yawn) another Justin Bieber segment.   (Please, show, finish up this dance crew business and remove Justin Bieber from my tv screen!)

Next week is in California and features callbacks.  By the end of the show we will meet the Top 20.  I can't wait!

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