Posted: 11:55 am Monday, January 13th, 2014
By Rodney Ho
I attended the “So You Think You Can Dance” auditions at the Fox Theatre this chilly Monday morning, where hundreds of dancers waited for a shot to get on the Fox summer series.
Though the show suffered its worst ratings last year, it survived for an 11th season and came to Atlanta this week for a fifth time.
Host Cat Deeley usually shows up for the first day of auditions but she was at the Golden Globes last night and missed it. Still, producer Matt Kinsey kept the contestants excited and revved up, asking them to dance on cue and chant whatever he needed them to chant. He even had three tap dancers do a “tap off.”
Judges Nigel Lythgoe and Mary Murphy will be in town later this week and I should be able to interview them Wednesday.
Here are some photos I took from this morning:
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I'm the media writer for the Atlanta Journal Constitution and ajc.com. I've been following radio since 2001, TV since 2005. I cover everything from the local radio and TV news scene to shows shot in Atlanta ("The Walking Dead," "Real Housewives of Atlanta") to networks based here (CNN, TBS, Up, Weather Channel) to celebrities who visit town.