Does anyone know who the little hip hop girl in white was? I wanted to see more of her.
10-2: "Audition City #2" 2013.05.15
Posted May 21, 2013 @ 12:58 AM
I have to disagree with Isuzu on the topic of the double standard. I think both male and female strippers are presented as ridiculous when their audition demonstrates that they don't have any serious dancing skills outside of bumping and grinding. But I think both are taken seriously when they show they take dance seriously. Case in point, Eliana from last season. During her audition, we saw that she was a pole dancer (yikes!) who also had serious ballet training (yay!). Not your everyday version of a cross trained dancer, but it stood her in good stead.
And on an unrelated note, is something wrong with my server or has it been extraordinarily quiet in this forum for the last week? In past seasons the audition shows would generate at least 100 replies each, and so far I've only seen a total of maybe 60 for both shows last week. Where is everybody?
Posted May 21, 2013 @ 3:26 PM
I'd just like to note that pole dancing doesn't equal stripping. Eliana was a Cirque du Soleil aerialist which involved poles and silks, and pole dancing is a valid form of dance/acrobatics outside of topless bars.
Posted May 21, 2013 @ 10:49 PM
A better example than Eliana, IMHO, would be the burlesque jazz dancer from last season and the Utah burlesque dancer from some seasons ago. Burlesque jazz dancer made it to Vegas and through several rounds before she was eliminated and the Utah burlesque dancer made it at least to choreography. When the burlesque jazz dancer was eliminated, Debbie Thomas did make a gratuitous comment about putting on more clothes (particularly funny since the straight-up contemporary or jazz dancers often wear as little as the burlesque jazz dancer did!), but otherwise she was praised for her dancing. I don't recall the Utah burlesque dancer getting much more than the standard Nigel leering.
Posted May 24, 2013 @ 8:06 PM
I could be that the episodes are showing on tuesday instead of Wednesday. I know that's why I haven't watched any yet except on recording.