Episode 3 Recap: ‘SYTYCD’ Goes To The ATL
This week, "So You Think You Can Dance" returned to Atlanta, the audition city where last year's winner, Melanie Moore, was discovered. Did Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy, and guest judge Debbie Allen find another champion there this year? Quite possibly. In fact, Nigel might need to change the rules this season, in order to justify having a three-way tie for first place.
Three superfriends, collectively known as "Dragon House," auditioned in the ATL this week, and they really need their own spinoff sitcom on Fox. These guys live together in a big Monkees-style house ("We don't have a dining room, we have a dance floor," they said), and I'm still trying to figure out which Dragon House audition amazed me most. Sensitive B-boy Boris Penton, with his Prodigy-style reverse Mohawk and his smooth lyrical moves that Nigel called "mesmerizing" and Debbie called "pure artistry"? Andre Rucker, whose creepy-cool robot act had me shouting "HOW DOES HE DO THAT?" at my television screen, had Nigel calling him a "genius," and had Debbie calling him "mystical"? Or the humorous, lovable, and astoundingly creative Cyrus "Glitch" Spencer, who may prove that Glitch is the new Twitch? I simply cannot decide. I just hope all three make it to the live "SYTYCD" shows this season, so they can do some mind-blowing trio numbers and then Lil' C can praise them with long run-on sentences filled with polysyllabic words. Lil' C might even have to make up some new words for these guys.
Here's who else stood out for me in Atlanta: