So You Think You Can Gobble: 8.11, “Week Three: Results”

This will be super brief, guys. It’s late (both in terms of how long it’s taken me to post this and the hour at which I’m typing this very sentence), so I’m not going to dilly-dally. Sad as it is…

Welcome… to SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE!

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So You Think You Can Gobble: 8.10, “Week Three: Top 16 Performance”

Better late than never, right? Real life did it’s best to keep this week’s recap from happening, but you just can’t keep a good dance geek down.

Welcome…to SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE!

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So You Think You Can Gobble: 8.02-03, “NY/SLC/LA Auditions”

Three hours of So You Think You Can Dance audition goodness this week. Wednesday night we got to see what Salt Lake City and New York had to offer, each giving us some good and some not-so-good. And Thursday night brought us the final auditions show, from the mythological Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles. And the ol’ Orphic Mysteries were in full effect, because LA was a panoply of dance magic this season.

And…cue music!

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So You Think You Can Gobble: 8.01, “Atlanta/Bay Area Auditions”

Ladies and gentlemen, Cat Deeley is back!  What more is there to say? The cute, sweet, adorable, cuddly (too far?) host and protective big sister we all wish we’d had returns, and just like that all is right with the world.

Oh yeah, and she brought some dancers with her.

So You Think You Can Dance kicked off it’s eighth season this week with a two hour auditions episode, focusing on the graceful (usually) chaos surrounding the tryouts held in Atlanta and the Bay Area. While the auditions aren’t the “meat” of this series, at least not for me, it’s an important part of the getting-to-know-the-dancers process. It’s here we get our first hints of the backstories and personalities of the kids we’ll be rooting for over the next several weeks. And it also gives us a barometer with which to measure the dancers growth over the course of the coming season. SYTYCD is not only a fun, emotional rollercoaster ride with some amazing athletes and performers, it’s also a bootcamp. Most of the contestants have never lived the life of full-time professional dancers, and the pace of this show and the sheer volume of choreography they’ll be expected to learn can be daunting, to put it insanely mildly.

Do any of these kids have what it takes to survive the SYTYCD meat grinder? Let’s see what we have to work with so far…

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