In Utah and NYC, it was all about personality. Check out the following auditions that had me pressing the rewind button multiple times.
Chyna Smith - She may not be the strongest dancer we've seen so far, but she's got presence! Chyna also seems to have a wonderful personality that's perfect for the show; and we all know personality takes a dancer further into this competition than technique.
Tadd Guaddaung - Yes, Tadd was definitely entertaining in this audition piece. I just hope his musicality also translates to the other types of dance come Vegas Week.
Samara "Princess Lockeroo" Cohen - This girl is fiery and fierce! She can certainly waack. (Just look at those deadly spinning arms!) Princess Lockeroo is awesome at what she does best, but I'm not sure if she can be flexible enough for SYTYCD. (I'm hoping she'll wonderfully surprise me.)
Brandon Jones - Brandon's a strong dancer. He just seems to float around on that stage, no?
Virgil "Lil O" Gadson - I think Lil O has a really good chance of cracking the Top 20 if he doesn't mess up Vegas Week. We was charming, entertaining and actually good in his audition piece. I liked how he threw in a little bit of krump in his bboy piece to show everyone how he can adapt to other forms of dance.
Jess Leprotto - Jess is really strong and clean here. I thoroughly enjoyed the entire thing! I didn't mind the judges' mixed reviews. I just loved his audition.
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SYTYCD 8: Atlanta and San Francisco Auditions