— American Idol ends, So You Think You Can Dance begins, Simon Fuller and Nigel Lythgoe keep getting paid, and the world keeps on spinnin'. As I did throughout the American Idol season, I'll be giving my live thoughts for each episode of the So You Think You Can Dance season. I am not a professional dancer and, thus, any analysis/criticism of the dancing should be taken with a grain of salt. It's the season premiere tonight, which means a lot of footage of bad dancing.
What follows are my live thoughts while watching the episode.
Hey, it's Cat Deeley. Are you attractive or aren't you? You never cease to baffle me.
Freakin' Mary Murphy. Get out of my head. She is a permanent host and I couldn't be less happy about it. If you're new to the show, Mary is like a louder, mroe obnoxious Paula Abdul.
The audition cities this year are Chicago, Los Angeles, Atlanta and New York.
Tonight, we do New York.
Dan Karaty joins Nigel and Mary on the judges panel tonight.
Dancing Derrick kicks off the NYC auditions.
Dancing Derrick: Has danced 22 straight hours. Wears a t-shirt with his own name on it. Calls himself a "historic landmark."
He's a crazy, jiggly-legged rav dancer. Give him a glowstick. Enthuusiastic, yet terrible. He collapses on the floor after the routine. Derrick is a crazy person. He actually needs and receives medical attention after he leaves the stage.
I don't mean to be crass, but they shouldn't let really fat people try out. Especially if they're dancing to an Evanesence song.
Crazy, high socks wearing girl wearing a tutu and a crown. She explains that it was an interpretive dance in which she played Jesus.
Anya Garris, ballroom dancer. She is pretty darn sexy and does a ballroom rouutine with a dude I could care less about. The judges send both straight to Vegas.
We get a montage of really good dancers heading to Vegas.
Next, it's kind of a crazy lady (named Heather) who had bone spurs in her hip, had suurgery, was told to stop dancing, but has now returned to the dance floor. She has a ton of tattoos. She was a ight. Nothing special, I didn't think. But, the judges like her and her story, so she's heading to Vegas.
On Day 1 in NYC, 32 dancers make it to Vegas.
More Crazy Derrick. He's really crazy.
-Oscar Dahl, BuddyTV Senior Writer
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