'So You Think You Can Dance' Season 8 Auditions: The Hopefuls

Out of the ridiculous number of aspiring dancers who audition for So You Think You Can Dance , only 20 will get the chance to compete. But you wouldn't know it from the smiles and moves of the hopefuls.

SYTYCD Atlanta: Best and Worst Auditions

Following each audition episode of So You Think You Can Dance, we'll be rating the good, the bad, and, yes, sometimes the ugly from each city. Here are the best and worst solos from Atlanta ... in our humble opinions, of course.

Former Stripper Ieshia Moss Fails to Impress on 'So You Think You Can Dance' (VIDEO)

Summertime means a new season of 'So You Think You Can Dance' (Thu., 8PM ET on FOX). And a new season of 'SYTYCD' means a new batch of the crazies in these early audition rounds. One of the more memorable contestants in this season's premiere was Ieshia Moss, a self-described former stripper. "That's [where] my booty-popping comes from," she explained before breaking into her routine. It did include a lot of booty work, but what it was missing was dancing. "I totally understand how that works great in gentlemen's clubs. But on this stage, I almost needed a little more," Nigel Lythgoe said, before quickly adding, "When I say that, I meant of dance style."

Is Mia Michaels Returning to So You Think You Can Dance as a Judge?

Right now, it's kinda looking like a no. Total bummer, right? Mia Michaels added just the right amount of crazy to the So You Think You Can Dance judges' panel, reminding us of the kooky dance teachers we had growing up. You never knew if she was going to laugh, cry, or sting the contestants with her brutal, cutthroat honesty. She will certainly be missed, but we're keeping our fingers crossed she'll return with some killer contemporary choreo. So, who's going to be taking her place? With Mary...

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE (2011) Season 8 Premiere

Watch a sneak peek and check out photos of the premiere episode of  SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE  (2011) Season 8 Episode 1 which airs Thursday nights on FOX. Episode Synopsis : SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE begins its search tonight for America’s Favorite Dancer! See what happens when the best dancers – skilled in everything from Ballroom and Ballet to Salsa, Jive, Hip Hop and Krumping – all compete for a coveted spot in the Top 20. See who struts into the judges’ hearts and who trips up in the “Auditions #1 and #2: Atlanta and the Bay Area” two-hour season premiere episode of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE airing Thursday, May 26 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Read More...