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So You Think You Can Dance Las Vegas Round

June 06, 2007 09:14 PM by Joe Blackmon

Dance_jamalcutTo kick off the Las Vegas round of the auditions, Nigel Lythgoe told
the contestants, “There’s a little saying in Vegas, which is what
happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, right, but let me say to you now that
what happens to you this week in Vegas could change the rest of your

After a hip-hop training class with Shane Sparks, the
contestants were placed in groups of ten to perform in front of the
judges.  The judges then either cut the contestants, moved them forward to the next round, or had them come back to dance for their lives.  Even though the judges cut the first several contestants, some contestants did eventually start to make it through.    

For the second day in Vegas, the remaining dancers took a contemporary choreography class with Mia Michaels, and then performed in groups in front of the judges.  Several more performers were cut, and one of the most heartbreaking cuts was Jamal Weaver, who gave the judges laughing fits with his swing dance during the first round of auditions. 

At the end of day two, the remaining dancers were divided into fifteen groups and told to pick a CD from a box.  The groups each had one night to choreograph a routine based on the CD they picked.  The judges then either cut the contestants, had them dance for their lives, or put them through to the final round.  After all the cuts, only fifty dancers remained.  Tomorrow night, the remaining fifty dancers will perform solo routines and will be cut down to the final twenty.

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2 Responses to “So You Think You Can Dance Las Vegas Round”

  1. tell me Says:
    June 7th, 2007 at 5:56 pm

    whos in the top 20

  2. amanda Says:
    September 26th, 2007 at 5:35 pm

    please help!

    i’m wondering if you can tell me the name of the song and the artist who sings the song for:

    the group dance that was choreographed and prepared by the group consisting of Olivia, Dallas, Lauren, Hannah and Kevin. this is the hip hop routine where all are put through to the next round, except for Hannah who had a twisted ankle, and was asked to dance for her life. this was vegas week, call backs.

    what is the name of the song that they dance to?
    please help! thanks!


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