Tonight, the first round of auditions begins on the 16th season of the FOX dance competition series So You Think You Can Dance. Highly-skilled dancers between the ages of 18 and 30 will showcase their talents in various dance styles, including contemporary, tap, hip-hop, ballroom, animation, breaking and more. Join Franky as he live blogs all of the performances, beginning at 9 pm ET.
Auditions took place in Los Angeles, Dallas and New York City. Judges will select the dancers to move on to the next round–the SYTYCD studio. Dancers will work with world-renowned choreographers and compete each week for America’s votes in a variety of styles. Contestants will be eliminated weekly until a winner is named on the season finale.
Joining veterans Nigel Lythgoe and Mary Murphy at the judging table for auditions are Laurieann Gibson, Lady Gaga’s longtime choreographer and creative director, and SYTYCD alum Dominic “D-Trix” Sandoval. The new season also features returning host Cat Deeley.
Here’s a first look at the new season of So You Think You Can Dance.