‘So You Think You Can Dance’ Season 8 Premiere: TV Recap

"So You Think You Can Dance" opened tonight with auditions. Hour One was in Atlanta. The judges included exec producer Nigel Lythgoe, the "queen of ballroom" Mary Murphy, and Lil’ C in Atlanta; Tyce Diorio from Broadway.  If the dancers are good, they get sent to learn choreography; if they are great, they get tickets to the Vegas competition immediately, and if they are not good, they get the chop.

The Atlanta competition took place at the historic Fox Theatre. In Atlanta we mostly see great auditions—ten in a row get sent straight to Vegas, a run that is unprecedented "in seven seasons," says host Cat Deeley. Stand-outs include modern dancer Melanie Moore from Marietta, who studies at Fordham. Lil C said "Zeus himself would invite you to come and dance on Olympus… I can’t even clap, clapping would do it no justice…" Read More...



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