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The final audition week for "So You Think You Can Dance" began in Los Angeles. Host Cat Deeley acted like an idiot outside the theater and we were ready to go.
Along with Nigel Lythgoe and Mary Murphy, choreographer Adam Shankman helped with the judging in L.A.
We began with Bianca Revels, who just missed out on the top-20 for Season 4. Her mother was in from Detroit to watch her dance which brought tears of joy from Revels. Revels, 20, tap-dances sans music and the judges swooned. All three give her a standing ovation and Revels was straight through to Vegas.
Next up was the creepy hand-holding sister and brother team of Brynelle and Xavier Blanton. They moved around the stage in a disorganized manner. Mary didn't think either had enough dance base. Adam criticized Brynelle's form and Nigel called her "child-like." A big fat 'no' for both.
29-year-old Debra Lawson is, um, quite a bit larger than most dancers on shows like this. More importantly for these purposes, she seemed to have ...