As we hit the Motor City for the next round of So You Think You Can Dance
auditions, expectations are high after Los Angeles delivered some astonishing talent. Would Detroit do the same? Our esteemed judges, Nigel Lythgoe and Mary Murphy, are joined by guest judge Stephen "tWitch" Boss.(What!) I love that tWitch is taking a seat at the judge's table. While the talent in Detroit was diverse, it was the men who stole the show, and maybe some dollar bills, from Mary Murphy.
Which Women Are Going to Vegas?
Amy Yakima: This hopeful was accompanied by her Dad, who she had enrolled in "Dad's Jazz" so that he could learn to dance. After some prompting from the judges, this jazzy Dad showed off his skills. Amy, who performed a contemporary dance, receives a standing ovation from the So You Think You Can Dance judges, and a ticket to Las Vegas.
Which Men Are Going to Vegas?
Jade Zuberi: This 21-year-old clinches his spot in Vegas with an incredible animation routine. Jade moves his body to every beat of the music. The judges didn't want his routine to end, and gave him a standing ovation. Frankly, I could have watched him dance for hours.
Morgan "Mo" Williams: This Illinois native performed a moving tribute dedicated to his grandmother's memory. His performance earns him a ticket to Las Vegas.
Tyrone Cobham, Jr: A tap dancer who lives in Ohio, his infectious personality and dancing chops has the audience cheering. Nigel Lythgoe and Mary Murphy agreed that he was one of the best tappers that have ever been on So You Think You Can Dance. Tyrone moves on to the Vegas round.
Defonte "Prince Charming" Thomas: He auditions with his crew of male exotic dancers (yes, you read that correctly). After watching each dancer perform a solo, "Prince Charming" is sent to choreography. The judges are impressed enough to send him onto Vegas.
Who's NOT Going to Vegas?
Darryl "Smilez" Harrell: He is another member of the male exotic dancing crew. His crumping was actually good, but he was unable to keep it together in the choreography round.
Garrett Frye: His style of dance is unique. It is a hybrid of hip hop, jumping jacks, and a series of charade-like moves. Although he is sent home, his obvious love of dance and enthusiasm was a pleasure to watch.
Will "Sysko" Green:
He performs a style of dance called the "Detroit Jit," which combines fast feet and arm movements with swag. Cat Deeley attempts to learn the basics from Will. After his performance of the "Detroit Jit," Mary Murphy wants to see his hip rolls, so Will removes his shirt, pulls a chair across the stage and asks Mary to take a seat. She reluctantly does so, while Nigel Lythgoe and tWitch are in hysterics. Hot tamale train, indeed! Will is sent to choreography, but when he decides to freestyle during the routine he is sent home for possibly endangering his dance partner.
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