The drama-level was pretty high (though not nearly as nuclear as the promos promised) and the dancers were dropping like flies almost instantly. They really got down to business, eliminating contestants from the get-go.
Leroy Martinez is exactly the reason I love this show. This big teddy bear of a guy with a big heart and big dreams showed some seriously impressive dance moves, fully stocked with back flips and head spins
Sam Lenarz's audition gave me my first set of head-to-toe goosebumps this season. Her heartbreaking backstory and her song choice were just the perfect combination to elicit a hair-raising reaction to her performance.
Bree Hafen's audition produced the cutest television clip since Sophia Grace and Rosie hit Ellen's stage. The mother of two put on a beautiful performance for the judges, but her adorable kids absolutely stole the show. S
The new setup might actually be good news for the contestants, who will have one less routine to learn each week. On the downside, where will we get to watch Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull perform their latest pop/reggaeton crossover hit?
In our not-so-distant past, the word "contemporary" simply meant, "occurring in the present." These days, it has the stunning power to elicit anything from an exasperated eye roll to a peeved tirade from a dancer.
Fans of dance and house music won't want to miss my backstage footage from the recent GIRLS4BOYS Tour, when rising dance music acts Kwanza Jones, Liz Primo and Katrina hit LGBT night clubs along the West Coast.