Last night was the launch of this season's So You Think You Can Dance. I'm so thrilled. <--- Not being ironic, facetious, or sarcastic; I'm completely sincere.
However, I'm not a big fan of the auditions because---although not to the same degree as American Idol which capitalizes on it disgustingly---it's really a time of humiliation for quite a few people. It would be one thing if the people were simply not good enough, but then we have people like "Sex" seriously thinking his dancing is professional level. For the second time.
And that's when you get Nigel Lythgoe turning to Mary Murphy and asking, "So Mary---and I can't believe I'm asking you this---but has Sex improved for you this year?"
And poor Mary had to say she was afraid not.
Generally, there are plenty of tremendous dancers. I love watching dance. So I eagerly await the season: the dancers and the choreography.
Maybe we will get more moments like these:
One of my favorite dancers from last season, Allison, doing a solo (~minute and half):
She Is Amazing - Watch more funny videos here
One of my favorite routines---Travis and Benji doing a truly entertaining Shane Sparks hip hop routine (long, over four minutes recorded, but you only need about 2 minutes of it):
Travis And Benji SYTYCD - The best bloopers are here
One of the most moving contemporary routines---Heidi and Travis duet to Celine Dion's "Calling You" (~minute and a half)
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copyright 2007 Julie Pippert