It’s time for an all-new season of ‘So You Think You Can Dance!’ The show’s 13th season premieres May 30, and America’s top young dancers are competing to win! Read our live blog of the premiere now!
Are you ready to see some incredible young dancers? So You Think You Can Dance’s 13th season is titled The Next Generation. Judges Nigel Lythgoe, Paula Abdul and Jason Derulo will be seeing the best of the best (and the worst of the worst) in dancing. Who will shine? Who will fall flat? Find out now!
The auditions start in Los Angeles. The first kid up is Merrick, 10. Because he loves WALL-E, he became interested in robotic dancing. Merrick’s so adorable. He tells the judges he’s going for a hip hop freestyle. Merrick starts out really tame, but then he really gets into it. I’m not entirely sure he’s a human. He might actually be a robot.
Paula calls him “incredible.” She’s so impressed with how “percussive” his movements are. All three judges sent him through easily.
Next up is Avery, who is a ballet dancer. I already love her. Her name is Avery, like me! Her ballet number is absolutely breathtaking. She’s so graceful and very flexible. Nigel tells Avery that she has a “big career” ahead of her. Paula tells her she’s a “star.” Yep, she’s in!
Kida, 13, comes from a family of dancers. His brother taught him how to dance. Kida’s father tragically passed away from the flu awhile back. Kida’s auditioning on his father’s birthday. Kida’s audition is electric and fun. Jason loves it. He’s in!
Lev loves ballroom dancing. He even has a partner, but his partner’s too young to audition herself. They have a little bit of love-hate relationship going on, and I ship it. Lev and his partner jam out to Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk.” It’s hot! They’re giving DWTS a run for their money!
Ava is next, and she’s so tall. She’s 13 years old and 5’10! She goes for a contemporary number. Her dance is pretty and elegant. Her long legs really take things to the next level. She breaks down in front of the judges, revealing how she’s been bullied.
There’s another Ava who auditions. But she’s a tap dancer. The judges like her style, so they let her through!
The last duo to audition gets a second chance after Stella begs the judges for another go. After some discussion amongst, the judges decide to let both of them through!
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