So You Think You Can Dance Season 10: Memphis Auditions
So You Think You Can Dance headed to Memphis this week to see what they could see. Did you see along with them? As usual, you disappoint me. It’s ok. Here’s what you missed this week: Wayne Brady in the judging chair and a Mongolian Bowl Dancer.
Err…Dragon House that is. (Sorry, Game of Thrones on the brain.) Yes, this is the same crew last year’s winner Cyrus came from. I’m not sure if he’s better than Cyrus–but he’s certainly as good in the animator category. So good Mary cursed. The question is, can he learn new styles as fast as Cyrus sponged them up? We will see, as he’s on to Vegas.
Curtis’ goal was to be the fastest tapper in the world. Nigel loves a tapper, but even Mary admits the kids was trying too hard. No surprise he only gets put through to choreography. I thought the next kid, Tucker, was pretty good in the contemporary category, but it was more about the emotion he put into his work than his actual abilities. He goes through to Vegas, but I doubt he’ll make it out. Speaking of contemporary–when you want to learn to be a professional dancer, Courtney recommends having your dad marry your teacher. I think she only got put through to Vegas because Nigel had to make it up to her for bringing the dad on stage and humiliating him.
Let’s get to that Bowl Dancer.
You’re welcome America. Now, why don’t you watch this show again?
Let’s move on. Poor Nico. His dancing wasn’t memorable, but I do know that I will remember that Nigel thought his mom was hot. I was also disappointed that the trapeze artist who followed him was also only typically contemporary in her work. But I guess they probably didn’t have riggers on hand to set anything else up for her.
Shall we cha-cha?
Her partner was better than her, so maybe it’s a good thing he isn’t eligible until next year. $20 he’ll be back though, and I’m looking forward to it. He’s got contender written all over him. As for boys eligible this year, Nigel puts through Novien because he thinks he’s the kind of kid who will make viewers pick up the phone, but I wasn’t so impressed with his routine.
Shall we do some lifts?
When your routine is really just lifts in order, it’s no surprise Mary and Nigel will want to see if you can actually dance. On to choreo with you!
I honestly thought Caleb was going to be a joke contestant and was all ready to skip right over him, but the kid can dance. His routine was funny, yes, but it had real talent behind it.
I would not be surprised if he makes the Top 20. He’s got talent and personality. He’s already got his own hashtag: #thatsmynerd. Speaking of contestants who we thought were going to be jokes, Larry proved Nigel’s assumptions all kinds of wrong. Sadly once he got to choreo, he dropped out, because he realised he wasn’t ready to hang with other styles. That’s too bad. He was better than the girl with the Elvis impersonator dad who also made choreo. She only got on TV because Nigel loves dads, and this one was worth showing off.
Our last good dancer of the night turns out to be Cyrus’ ex. Jeez, we begin and end with Cyrus connections. Apparently he dumped her while he was on the show, and she’s clearly not over it. (Note that she talks about how much she taught him before he came on the show.) It almost feels like she’s here to prove herself in some twisted form of revenge. I fear she’s not going to be good.
It turns out, she’s great. So great I want her to make the Top Ten. She deserves it.
Next week, we head to Vegas!
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