— So You Think You Can Dance hits Las Vegas tonight. The Vegas rounds are where all the dancers who made it past the initial auditions try and prove that they deserve to be in the top 20. What follows are my live thoughts as I watch tonight's episode.
And here we are in Las Vegas. 190 dancers have made it to this round. By tomorrow, we'll be down to a top 20.
The dancers are going to learn a bunch of different dances in a very short period of time. People will cry, if you're into that sort of thing.
Joining Nigel Lythgoe and Mary Murphy for Vegas week is Shane Sparks and Ice Queen Mia Michaels.
First order of business: learning a Shane Sparks hip/hop routine. After learning the routine, dancers split into groups of ten to dance in front of the judges.
Olivia, whose mom has cancer, is featured. She is nervous.
The dance teacher/student combo is in the first group of ten performance. Both student and teacher are sent home. They send a lot of people home right away.
Myles, the quarterback, is immediately sent home.
Micahel and Evita, the two Lindy Hoppers, hit the stage. They actually seemed pretty good. MIchael gets two votes (they need three to move on, two lets you "dance for your life" at the end of the round. Evita gets two as well.
Olivia gets three votes and moves on.
Michael and Evita go out to dance for their lives. They do the Lindy Hop. It's, obviously, really good. The judges love it, and send them through.
62 dancers get eliminated thanks to Shane Sparks hip/hop dance.
It's Mary Murphy's turn. She teaches everyone a samba. Everyone gets to know a new partner.
Performance time. Janet, with the fake arm, is up first. She moves on through. I didn't notice, like the judges, that her arm was fake. Crazy.
After only a day, almost half the dancers had been sent packing.