'So You Think You Can Dance' auditions: A pregnant dancer and a graceful couple were the highlight of season 16 episode 2
Taking to the stage this week were talented dancers hoping to make it to the next round. As the search for America's favorite dancer continues, we witnessed two major standout performances this week.
No more #Mondayblues for 'So You Think You Can Dance' fans, as the series recently premiered with its new season.
After last week's first round of auditions, the series really had to step its game up because most of the dancers who auditioned gave it their best shot. Staying true to that, the series outdid its previous episode with another host of brilliant performers. Judges Nigel Lythgoe and Mary Murphy are back in the judging panel and are joined by Laurieann Gibson and alum Dominic“D-Trix” Sandoval in place of Vanessa Hudgens and Stephen “tWitch” Boss.
As the search for America's favorite dancer continues, we witnessed two major standout performances this week. Every reality TV competition is known to keep its best for the last, and this episode it was the same, the series chose to keep the best two auditions till the end of the episode.
Showcasing that nothing can stop you from doing what you love, the second last contestant was a genuine princess. Known as Korra Obidi Dean, her real name is Obidi Chukwufumnya Anita. Hailing from the Nigerian Royal Family Korra is also a belly dancer who danced in the African genre.
Korra moved to LA with her partner so that she could pursue her dream of dancing, but what the couple didn't expect is for them to blessed with a baby so soon, but that didn't make Korra put her dreams on hold, which makes her the series' first pregnant contestant.
Giving it her best shot, she did moves that no one imagined a pregnant woman could pull off. Though the judges loved her performance, they gave her a no cause they knew she wouldn't be able to stay in the competition for long and wouldn't be able to do everything in the Academy due to her being pregnant. But Korra's performance will be remembered and spoken about for a long time, and we can't wait to see if she returns to the competition after giving birth.
The other promising act was the final one for the night and it was from Kaeli Ware and Brandon Talbot. You may have seen Ware previously on Dance Moms, and now she is here to rule the stage. The Contemporary Ballet duo revealed they weren't a couple even though many assumed they were. They shot down that speculation real quickly when Nigel asked them if they were a couple. They revealed they were just good friends and danced well together.
Their audition was nothing less than flawless. Though the music might not have been a perfect choice, their moves were on point and they danced so elegantly that the judges loved their performance.
Though they advanced to the Academy, we can't wait to see how they perform on their own and with different partners. With that Monday's episode of SYTYCD ended on a happy note and we can't wait to see the next round of auditions and who will make the cut.
'So You Think You Can Dance' airs every Monday night on Fox. Check your local listings for more information.