I missed the first show of the auditions on Tuesday night. I’m hoping to get caught up with that one later, but I went ahead and watched last night’s episode for two reasons.
Last year the maritime auditions were in Halifax, and honestly.. I don’t think that we represented dance all that well from what I can remember. (Keep in mind, I can’t dance. I can barely walk in a straight line at the best of times.) I remember watching them last year and thinking “hmm… I don’t think that these are as good as the other auditions that we’ve seen.” So this year, when they came to Saint John, I was really curious how it would look on TV.
The inside of the Imperial Theatre looked great on TV. The footage from outside looked cold and miserable. I don’t remember when they came here for the auditions, but it wasn’t a very nice day. I was working on one of those days, and I think that it would have been neat to have seen some of the judges walking around town. Not that there would have been much time for that, but how great would it have been to have seen Mary (from So You Think You Can Dance USA) in the uptown Market? But, she didn’t come to Saint John. Looks like she only went to the Vancouver auditions.
But how was the DANCING? Not bad. Better than I remember the Halifax auditions being last year. Now, these auditions may have been held in Saint John, but the hopefuls obviously come from all around. I seem to remember a girl from Alberta. That’s not exactly a hop, skip and a jump away.
The highlight (or lowlight, depending on how you look at it) came from the Vancouver auditions with Spandy Andy taking the stage. I hate when these idiots get their time infront of the camera. Some people just want to be on TV. Fine. And the producers of the show encourage this by PUTTING them in the show when it airs. I can’t wait until we get to the Top 20, and focus on the real talent.
Oh, and I added SYTYCD Canada to my Twitter feed. Yup. That’s right. It’s so much better than Dancing With The Stars. Sorry Mum