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The "So You Think You Can Dance" auditions went deeper into the South on Wednesday night, heading to New Orleans for the first time in the show's six seasons.
Head judge Nigel Lyhtgoe was absent from the auditions because he was back in the U.K. getting an honorary doctorate from the University of New Bedfordshire. (I thought it sounded fake when he missed a results show for that same trip last season, and my mind hasn't changed -- despite the fact that they showed a picture of him holding his degree standing next to a couple of old British guys).
Guest judges Adam Shankman and Lil C joined Mary Murphy in The Big Easy.
Shelby "Skip" Skipper came out with a mission: To put New Orleans Bounce Music on the map. A seemingly very tired Mary told "Skip" that she really liked it even though she'd never heard of New Orleans Bounce. Adam said he was a "New Orleans Bounce expert," and Mary chimed in with, "I heard you learned New Orleans Bounce last night!" She proceeded to crack up while Lil C ...