'So You Think You Can Dance' recap: Heroes and Villains

After a fantabulous opening episode, last night's Salt Lake City and New York City auditions of So You Think You Can Dance were a bit of a mixed bag. No one quite grabbed me with the same mix of tear-jerking backstory and exquisite dancing like Melanie "Ginnifer Goodwin's Sister" Moore from last week's season premiere. (A special thank you to Breia Brissey, by the way, for her excellent recap last week.) There was also entirely too little of host Cat Deeley. To the best of my memory, Cat's only moments of true spontaneous fun in the two hour episode were 1) Appreciating a cute dancing novelty song by a pair of NYC hipsters and 2) Dissolving into giggles after a cute boy dancer told her he'd bruised his "balls" -- as in, of his feet, not in his lap. And the pretty much only thing new judge Robin Antin really brought to the table was an inability to stop reminding people she created the Pussycat Dolls. "You're the kind of girl I could completely mold and turn into a Pussycat Doll," she told one girl, causing Smirkelstiltskin, my snark demon, to note that Robin Antin should maybe avoid evoking the image of manipulating body parts like clay. Read More...



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