Well, So You Think You Can Dance's Vegas Week just rushed by. It was more like Vegas DAY, really. While American Idol's equivalent, Hollywood Week, was extended this year so that viewers could really get to know all the contestants--quirks, crying jags, and all--on SYTYCD all of this season's callback auditions were condensed into a single episode. As a result, surprise Vegas eliminations were hardly explained (Natalie Reid), some contestants who'd made memorable impressions during their initial auditions were inexplicably M.I.A. (Kelsea Taylor), and many dancers--aside from maybe Tony Bellissimo, Evan Kasprzak, Brandon Bryant, and Philip Chbeeb--advanced to the top 20 having had very little TV exposure at all. Until tonight's first competitive round, the majority of this season's top 20 were in fact still strangers to most of America.
But, frustrating as the lack of Vegas Week coverage was, perhaps it was a good thing. Because it meant that most of tonight's competitors were likely toRead More »from ‘So You Think You Dance’: The Top 20 Dance-Off Begins!