Coming up: lifts! And booty-shaking!
It's the next day! Backflips ahoy! A lot of people we'll never see again! Li'l C encourages the dancers to be "beyond magnificent".
Our first auditioner is Kimalee Piedad, who competes with her partner in Theater Arts: Ballroom. He's not auditioning tonight so that he can focus on supporting her. They're very smooth and polished, and incorporate a lot of fancy lifts. They're practically Cirque du Soleil-levels of fanciness. Mary thought it was fabulous and praises Kimalee's leglines, armlines, and passion. Li'l C thought it was visually informative. Adam loved it but would like to see Kimalee on her own. She says she's worked in a lot of styles. Adam wants to put her through to choreography to see what she's like with another partner, but Mary thinks she could go straight to Vegas. Li'l C has to break the tie and he goes with Miss Murphy. Vegas!
Next up is a scruffy-looking guy that I would not pick up, were he hitchhiking. He's got a history of vandalism and drugs, but he's always had dancing. And then he had a spiritual enlightenment. Micah Nixon is one of those hip hop dancers who does a lot of chest-popping, and he uses the stage nicely. It's a nice combination of spastic movements and precise control. Mary interrogates him a little and establishes that he's had no formal training. She liked his glides. Adam liked how fresh it felt. Li'l C praises something that's way too technical for me. He's not just making it up, though, because Micah is nodding right along with him. Micah recaps his struggles in life and then get sent to choreography.
Did I mention that Cat has done a lot of exterior shots in the French Quarter? Or it might be New Orleans Square in Disneyland. Anyway, she has.
Back to the auditions! Lloyd Ballard does moves that suggest he's watched a lot of dancing, but not that he, himself, is a dancer. Adam wishes Nigel was here to deliver the bad news. Tierney St. John is a young lady with weirdly bent arms. Casey Crisosto does a lot of pelvic thrusts.
Mary takes a moment to lay down some rules for the audience. Each of these rules of what not to do will be mimed very entertainingly by Adam Shankman and then accompanied by an assortment of clips of people doing them.