Recap: 'So You Think You Can Dance' premiere hits Atlanta, San Francisco
So, the “SYTYCD” hot tamale train is revving up again, and with it we see the return of Mary Murphy, who returns to the judges’ table after beating thyroid cancer. I have to admit, even though the screaming would get on my nerves by the end of a season, I’ve missed Mary and, more importantly, her insight into ballroom dance. Another good change I’m happy to see – instead of cutting to a final competition of just ten dancers, which left some considerable talents by the wayside, we return to a final twenty – with All-Stars partnering with our dancers once they’re cut to the final ten. It sounds like a good idea to me – when the All-Stars entered the game too early, it felt distracting. I’d be too excited to see, say, Twitch to really notice his partner, who was still something of an unknown quantity. So, this should be best of both worlds – fingers crossed.
Next up, Ashley Rich of Emeryville, CA. She’s gotta dance, because she refuses to do office work. And that’s fine, because the girl’s got extension, oh ma lord. She’s going to Vegas and Niles starts singing “You Light Up My Life.” She was that good. I’m going to look for her in the top twenty.