Hiya Gasmi! Before we even get into the next round of auditions, my apologies for the tardiness of this recap. I was already running behind because we had the end of the year banquet for my son’s dance team, THEN I spent the entire day yesterday on my hands and knees….and NOT in the fun way!!
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So this time around we are meeting up with the judges in Atlanta, and DEBBIE FREAKINGALLEN is joining Mary and Nigel at the judges table!
First up this evening is Audrey Case. She’s a cute girl who has listed amongst her talents the ability to fart with her neck and lick her elbow. I like her already. Of course Nigel’s delicate sensibilities are offended that such a cute girl would even think the word fart yet alone list it as a talent. It’s not how he imagines a young lady should behave.
Grinding your ass in my face would be perfectly acceptable however!
She gives a brief demo of the neck fart which turns out to be more of a squeak, so Nigel thinks she should re-label it as neck squeaking should the occasion arise again to discuss talents other than dance. Speaking of dancing….
She’s good. She’s sassy without being overtly sexual, and there’s something about this girl that just makes me smile. The crowd goes wild when she’s done, and the judges give her a standing ovation.
Nigel tells her she is magical. Like a little Tinkerbell. He says they’ve had some wonderful, terrific dancers that get to Vegas and then are terrible because all they can do is what they do which doesn’t work on this program. He says she’s got to be able to do other things and he’s got that feeling she can.
I hope he’s not talking about what I think he’s talking about. BARF.
Debbie starts singing “She’s Gotta a Ticket to Ride” so Audrey is going to Vegas!
Next up is Boris Penton, hip hopper and member of a crew of dancers called Dragon House. Not only do these guys dance together, they live together as well. Three of the crew (not sure if that’s the WHOLE crew) have come down today to audition, and Boris is the first to go.
HOLY BALLS! This guy is amazing!! The fact that he performed to an instrumental piano piece was surprising (in a good way), and his musicality is phenomenal. I could watch this over and over and never get bored.
Another standing ovation from the judges. Nigel thinks he is mesmerizing. He tells him that it was stunning to watch and he didn’t want to stop him. Fabulous, really fabulous, and Nigel thinks it was a privilege to see him.
Mary agrees; she doesn’t think there’s a person in the theatre that wasn’t blown away by what he did. She thinks he’s extraordinary. Debbie says he is a real artist; that was pure artistry and really amazing. Nigel asks Boris if he’s heard enough compliments. Boris sweetly says yes, and Nigel tells him to come and get a ticket for Vegas. It’ll be interesting to see if he can hang once he gets there. I’m hoping he can.
We move from hip hop to contemporary and this dancer is named Joshua Alexander. He also sings and plays guitar and has a weirdly gravelly voice. Nigel points out that the fact that Joshua is a musician should come across in his dancing, and then he begins.
Another really good one. I wasn’t sure I was going to like him when he began; some of his facial expressions seemed a bit forced for me, but once he settled in, he won me over. I’ll be shocked if he doesn’t get through to Vegas.