So I've been getting a lot of emails about the Cover Model Search contest. Your entries were FANTASTIC! It was a brutally hard decision.
Here's the update: Three finalists have been chosen and contacted. But don't panic just yet if you weren't contacted. We are adding a special "Honorable Mentions" section this year, so you may be featured in a smaller way because you stood out to us in some amazing and original way. We'll keep you posted on that front...
In any event, thanks for all your hard work. We loved watching your videos, reading your letters and seeing what you're up to; so if you weren't chosen this year, please please please keep on sending us stuff—and dancing your hearts out!
(From left) Darriel Johnakin, Diego Pasillas, and Emma Sutherland (all photos by Erin Baiano)
Dance Spirit's 2019 Cover Model Search finalists: Darriel Johnakin, Diego Pasillas, and Emma Sutherland! One of them will win a spot on Dance Spirit's Fall 2019 cover. Learn more about the dancers by clicking on their names here:
vote for your favorite below. You can vote once a day now through July 15.
We also want you to
get social! We'll be factoring social media likes and shares into our final tallies. Be sure to show your favorite finalist some love on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, sharing their profile pages and using the hashtag #DanceSpiritCMS.
Madison Jordan and Jarrod Tyler Paulson brought their real-life romance to the audition stage. (Adam Rose/FOX)
It's usually right around the third or fourth week of "So You Think You Can Dance" audition rounds that we start itching for the live shows. Sure, the auditions are fun, inspiring, and entertaining, but at a certain point, we reach audition saturation. (And the live shows are just so good and feature so much more Cat Deeley.)
All that said, Nigel and co. kept things spicy this week, so our attention remained firmly glued to the screen. (It's been 16 seasons—who are we to doubt Nigel Lythgoe, sir?) Here's how it all went down.