Isn't it nice when contests keep things simple? NBC's "TODAY" show has announced an awesomely straightforward challenge: Send in a video of your best dancing—any style, any song. Are you into classical ballet? Classical Indian dance? Have you had 20 years of training? No training? Do you feel compelled to make yet another "Gangnam Style" parody? How about "Call Me Maybe"? Anything goes—just show 'em what you've got! On October 26, the contest's five winners will appear on "TODAY," where they'll participate in a live dance-off. Fun, right? (I'm kind of hoping we end up seeing a krumper facing off with, say, this guy's mom.)
Of course, there are a few rules—the most important one being that the deadline to submit videos is Friday, October 19. Click here to find out all the details.
(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:
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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.