23-year-old Ryan Bailey of Baltimore, Maryland brought his odd dance style to So You Think You Can Dance and the judges hardly knew what to do with him. Judge Mary Murphy said "That was the most bizarre audition we've ever seen."
Dancing to "The Time of My Life," known from the movie, Dirty Dancing, Bailey incorporated convulsing, shaking and making his hands into what judge Vanessa Hudgens thought looks like ducks. But Bailey also did some incredible spins and leaps that left the judges' jaws dropped. Nigel Lythgoe said to Bailey, "Do you know why I liked it? Because I didn't really like it. But I liked the fact that I didn't like it because it gave me emotions. It changed my thought about dance. Thank you. And, you know, every now and again, you need a kick up the backside to sort of go, yeah, this is something different. I mean, I hated it, so I liked it." Bailey said, "Thank you, I guess."
In the end, despite the bizarre style, the judges just couldn't deny Ryan's unique dance perspective and he got the votes to go to the Academy.