And cue music

Posted: Wednesday, September 30, 2009 by Travis Cody in

Welcome to another round of auditions for

This week we're in Atlanta with judges Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy, and Lil C.

The first kid up has tremendous body control and outrageous lines. His name is Billy and although he has a few bad habits that Nigel pointed out, the judges put him through to Vegas.

Atlanta evidently has some talented dancers who don't understand how to perform and connect with an audience. There is a whole montage of similar dancers and comments from the judges. Then there was a guy with the performance energy but lacking the dance talent. Oy.

But then we saw some lyrical talent...dancers combining performance and technique and emotion, and moving straight through to Vegas.

When faced with a physically challenged dancer, this show first and foremost judges the dance ability. Of course there is acknowledgement of the physical disability. It's part of the person and does put the dancer at something of a disadvantage. But the notes all go to the performance and the dancing, and I respect that. There is a gal who lost her hand to cancer surgery. She makes it through to choreography but isn't able to learn the steps well enough and doesn't make it through to Vegas. She is talented and I hope she works hard and tries again.

We've got one more night of auditions this week, so tune in later when we head to New Orleans for the first time ever.

Dang...getting that last win to clinch the NL West is tough. My Dodgers missed another chance last night, losing to San Diego. We couldn't even back into the title because Colorado beat Milwaukee.

So the magic number remains 1.



  1. Debra says:

    So sorry about your Dodgers! I don't follow baseball at all. Well if it gets to the World Series I'll watch the last few games, LOL! Hope you are having a great day Travis!

  1. Anndi says:

    I saw some very promising dancers indeed last night. My guess is Nigel grilled Billy because he sees just how much potential is in that young man.

    That young woman who lost her hand to cancer was a joy. Whether SYTYCD is the right venue for her or not, if she stays with it she could accomplish wonderful things.

    Have we discussed how cool it is that Mr Adam Shankman will be the permanent 3rd judge? SQUEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

  1. Bond says:

    SYTYCD is on TiVo...

    Come on ONE GAME GUYS!!! get er done

  1. too bad about them dodgers....

  1. There were afew good ones last night although the whole putting the kid who took Mia's class through to Choreo was a pretty obvious move to make it seem like he was not getting favorite treatment. It was silly though. The kid could dance and everyone could see that. I hate it when the judges think we are stupid enough to fall for that.

  1. Travis says:

    Debra: Thanks. It just takes one more game.

    Ann: I'm very pleased that Adam Shankman is the 3rd judge! Now I wonder if there is going to be a 4th judge every week.

    V: One dang game.

    Katherine: I know it breaks your heart.

    Starr: At least they did put him through.