The fun begins shortly, as the So You Think You Can Dance 2014 premiere takes off and we have another summer of dancing upon us! Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy, Cat Deeley and a slew of guest judges return tonight on SYTYCD 2014 and Season 11 will be bringing some changes along the way, including the introduction of dance crews! Find out all about it during our So You Think You Can Dance 2014 Recap tonight and see the SYTYCD Season 11 auditions begin!

So You Think You Can Dance 2014 Spoilers - Season 11 Premiere

It always amazes me that FOX brings back SYTYCD 2014 to the airwaves every summer. The ratings are not the best, but with not many other summer options for the network, I guess it lives on. Executive producer Nigel Lythgoe seems to be a little worried about Season 11 being the final season, as he has gone on Twitter and asking everyone to tune in and support the show this season!

Do you think his pleas will help the SYTYCD ratings 2014? I am not sure, especially since ratings have been down across the board for the new reality shows debuting recently. Here’s to hoping, but producers are hoping a guest appearance by Justin Bieber tonight on So You Think You Can Dance 2014 will help boost the ratings some! Find out in our Live Recap starting soon!


Don’t want to know what happened on SYTYCD 2014 Live Recap or see the videos of the auditions on So You Think You Can Dance Season 11? Then don’t read ahead!


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Here we go…we start the night with the New Orleans auditions and joining Nigel and Mary tonight is Wayne Brady. The contestants will dance for the judges and either make it straight to Vegas, head to choreography for a chance to earn that ticket or head straight home! The SYTYCD auditions 2014 begin now!

Shelby Rase – She had some great lines and is a very good dancer, but I was wanting just a little bit more from her. It seemed like the moves were repetitive. Mary said she has beautiful feet and ankles and was gorgeous to watch. Wayne said stunning and she came with such energy. Nigel said he would be surprised if anyone would be surprised if he gives her a ticket!

Sheley Rase, 18 ~ SYTYCD 2014, New Orleans… by HumanSlinky

Tanisha Belnap: She grew up in a family of 12! Money was not abundant, so she started sewing her own costumes and worked as a janitor to afford things! She is a ballroom dancer and she has the sex appeal working big time. Dancing ballroom can be hard doing it alone, but she works it out and has some few tricks in there. Nigel said he wanted more. Mary said really fantastic job. Wayne said she is fantastic and she gets her ticket!

Tanisha Bblnap, 19 ~ SYTYCD 2014, New Orleans… by HumanSlinky

Shelby and Shane Skipper: Shelby came out for Season 6, but did not make it through. He has since been traveling the country and sharing his New Orleans bounce style. This is the first time he will be dancing with his younger brother. While it is entertaining, I don’t think it has s spot on So You Think You Can Dance 2014 and they couldn’t hang dancing the other styles. Nigel said he is better than last time and there is some great choreography in there. Mary said you could do a lot with this and they have a great act together. Wayne said it is a feel-good dance and bringing joy. Shelby goes to choreography and Shane is headed home!

Shelby & Shane Skipper ~ SYTYCD 2014, New… by HumanSlinky

Megan Marcano: She grew up on her own since she was 12 years old. Her Mom was on substances and dated terrible guys, which led her to be taken away. She felt it was bad to be pretty, but is now stepping into her own skin and feeling happy with who she is. Of course, she has some great dance moves and a good story with the routine. Nigel said he had his fingers crossed for her and he got a fabulous dancer. Mary said she felt like she was watching a Broadway show and she is amazing. Wayne said she has everything and is the complete package. She gets a ticket to the next round!

Megan Marcano, 22 ~ SYTYCD 2014, New Orleans… by HumanSlinky

Trevor Bryce: He is the final soloists of the day and he thinks he has the only style out there that he does. He has high energy, but what he did was amazing. It was great and funny and I loved it! Nigel said he was expecting humor, but he did not expect it to be one of the greatest solos ever on the show. Mary said she loved every bit of it and he is special. Wayne said you cannot lay humor on something if you don’t have a foundation and he is just amazing. Of course, he gets a ticket to the next round on SYTYCD 2014!

Trevor Bryce, 18 ~ SYTYCD 2014, New Orleans… by HumanSlinky

Choreography Round: We see 18 dancers take on the round, but Shelby Skipper bounced out of the competition after 30 minutes. There were tickets handed out and will be heading to the Los Angeles callbacks!

Day #2 of auditions in New Orleans begin!

Courtney Barnes: He is a whole lot to take in and his energy goes to the dance. However, I think he could be a drag queen and make a good living. Wayne said he has physical gifts that are amazing, but can he do choreography. Mary said he is a diva out there on the floor, but he needs more. Nigel said he is naturally loose and he looked like a rag doll out there. He is amazingly funny and I am liking him. Nigel said he needs to be on a sitcom and show off that character, so a no to dance for him. However, Mary and Wayne send him to choreography!

Courtney Barnes, 22 ~ SYTYCD 2014, New Orleans… by HumanSlinky

Novien Yarber: He auditioned during Season 10 and wasn’t sure if he would be back again. It took a lot out of him not making it, but he is always hard on himself and breaks down because he wants it so bad. He does have some very good moves and he has an amazingly toned body….get it! No words from the judges and they just raise their tickets for him!

Novien Yarber, 22 ~ SYTYCD 2014, New Orleans… by HumanSlinky

Some quick dancers take the stage and all show off their moves on SYTYCD Season 11 and all of them get their ticket to the callbacks next round!

Successful Auditions ~ SYTYCD 2014, New Orleans… by HumanSlinky

Caleb Brauner: He auditioned last season and his Dad was shouting him on in the crowd. Nigel pulled his Dad from the crowd and he danced with his Dad on stage. In December, his Dad got sick and passed away….bring on my tears! He had some very good moves and had fun up there. Nigel said he just put a smile on his face and a vast amount of improvement from last year. Mary said he got to her and glad to see he brought his dance to another level. Wayne said so unique and he has that spark. They send him to choreography.

Caleb Brauner, 21 ~ SYTYCD 2014, New Orleans… by HumanSlinky

Jacoby Jimmerson: He is a bigger guy, but he is a fitness instructor and can do the splits! He has studied ballet and jazz, but his style is hip hop. He said he is a Zumba instructor and Wayne said he loves it, but Jacoby doesn’t think he could handle his class. He has some tricks up his sleeve, but he is a big guy and out of breath. He is fun, but the show isn’t for him and he is headed home.

Jacoby Jimmerson, 18 ~ SYTYCD 2014, Chi-Beria… by HumanSlinky

Brooklen Fullmer and Marcquet Hill: They are the final dancers in New Orleans and want it to be known that they are just friends! He auditioned in Season 9 with Witney Carson, but the judges said he was too young then. They are both great ballroom dancers, but I think he stole the show on this one! Nigel said absolutely tremendous and the technique was terrific. Mary said she loved them together and she is a hot tamale out there. Wayne said he was solid and cool to watch him dance. They get their ticket to the next round!

Brooklyn Fullmer & Marcquet Hill ~ SYTYCD 2014… by HumanSlinky

Choreography Round #2: There were 20 dancers working it out and after an hour of working the steps, they took the stage to perform. Both Courtney and Caleb were weak and it makes me sad, so they are sent home! Nigel tells Caleb to do more partner work.

We now see Justin Bieber on So You Think You Can Dance 2014 and a new part of the show: dance crews! They will be dancing each week during the auditions for your Twitter votes and the best dance crew will get a chance to perform at the Season 11 finale!

Poreotics: They are awkward, but funny. They have some good moves and if you want to see them perform, then tweet #SYTYCDporeotics.

Syncopated Ladies: They are representing tap dance and holding it down for the East Coast. They said they have a unique feminine style. To vote for them, tweet #SYTYCDladies.

We now take the auditions to Chicago and the cold weather! Mary and Nigel are joined by Jenna Elfman at the judges’ table. And here we go!

Nick Garcia: They (Nick and his friend Rudy Abreu) say they are partners in crime and have been dancing for 11 years together. They try to be players, but clearly are far from it! Nick is up first and he is doing ballroom alone. He is very good and has some good moves in there. It is awkward seeing ballroom danced alone, but he does well. Nigel said very, very, very good. Mary gives him a scream and gan’t wait to see him dance with a partner. Jenna said it is exciting to see people like him perform. He gets his ticket to the next round!

Nick Garcia, 18 ~ SYTYCD 2014, Chicago… by HumanSlinky

Rudy Abreu: He was born with a hole in his diaphragm, so he bases his dance style on his scar and emphasize it. He is an alright dancer and this routine kind of bored me, so not sure about him. Nigel said he loved the breath of his movement and it was strong. Mary said full of power and passion when he dances. Jenna said she loves how strong it was and he is a beautiful dancer. He gets his ticket to the next round and the partners in crime are heading there together!

Caleb Brauner: He may have got shot down in New Orleans, but he is in Chicago to show he deserves a spot on the show. I think it was another great solo routine from Caleb, but his issue was with the choreography and partnering. What will the judges do? Jenna said she loved it and he looked weightless. Again, he is headed to choreography.

Successful Auditions ~ SYTYCD 2014, Chicago… by HumanSlinky

F.A.M.E. Crew: They were here last season and everyone saw them as strippers, so they are back to try it again. They make it to choreography, but first Jenna and Mary get an up close and personal look at their dance style! They have to strip for a living, right???

More Successful Auditions ~ SYTYCD 2014… by HumanSlinky

Choreography Round: While the strippers bowed out, Caleb worked it out and said his head was in a right place. Well, it must have been as he got his ticket to the next round!

The night is over! Who was your favorite dancer tonight on SYTYCD 2014?

Join us tonight on Reality Rewind for our So You Think You Can Dance 2014 Live Recap! Let’s watch together as the SYTYCD auditions 2014 begin! Subscribe to our Email and RSS or like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for all our latest updates.

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