The Los Angeles auditions—a city that "never fails to deliver," Cat Deeley says.
They take place at the Orpheum, and the judges are show creator Nigel Lythgoe, ballroom exper Mary Murphy, and Tyce Diorio, Broadway choreographer.
The rules are that dancers can be sent home, get a ticket for the next round in Vegas, or be sent to choreography at the end of the day.
Jordan Casanova from Chino Hills, Calif., thinks she’s fierce—but only onstage. "I am an innocent person," she says sweetly. This girl has amazing extension. She throws herself into a split. The judges love her so much they laugh for happiness. Mary says "that was one of the hottest performances I’ve ever seen!" and Nigel says he has to be careful what he says lest he sound like a dirty old man. The judges make flying bird gestures, and she’s getting a ticket to Vegas. Read More...