'So You Think You Can Dance' recap: Ladies Night in L.A.

Well that was a relief, wasn't it? A common refrain in the comment boards about Wednesday night's two-hour audition episode of So You Think You Can Dance was the lack of any auditions that demanded we snatch up the DVR remote to watch it again. Well, I don't know about you, but I re-watched two routines from last night's stellar Los Angeles auditions -- well, actually three, and more on all of them in a bit. Host Cat Deeley called Los Angeleese the season's "most talented city," and the hour-long episode -- which, with rare exception, showcased a thrilling gamut of female talent from start to finish -- left me with the overall feeling that Season 8 could be shaping up to be a solid year for the show indeed.

Granted, it took some time for that feeling to blossom. Our first audition of the night, fromJordan Casanova, was to my eye a series of sexy leg extensions, groin thrusts, and come hither gazes, with barely any actual, you know, dancing. The judges, however, could not get enough of her. "One of the hottest performances I have ever seen!" raved Mary Murphy. "I don't even have words," gushed guest judge, "Emmy winning" Tyce DiOrio, who then proceeded to prove himself wrong and right at the same time: "Naughty, naughty, naughty girl! That's number one. Read More...



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