Melbourne is the arts capital of Australia so we’re expecting some pretty good dancers from the Victorian capital.
Before the auditions start, Jason gives all the hopefuls some advice on how to use their minute and a half. He tells them that Matt doesn’t like clicking, Bonnie doesn’t like looking at the floor and he doesn’t like miming.
The first to take the stage is 19 year old David who says his parents don’t think dance is really for an Asian boy. He does a stunning routine to The Chemical Brothers Get Yourself High and has the judges in awe. But they want to have him do Matt’s choreography.
23 year old Courtney wasn’t going to audition but eventually convinced herself to come along. She dances to afraid and after conquering her fears, the judges put her through to the choreography round until Jason changes his mind and says that she deserves to be in the Top 100 because he thinks people will love her.
After not making it through in Brisbane, Matt is back chasing his dream. The tell him that perhaps he’s chasing the wrong dream.
Another Asian to make his mark on So You Think You Can Dance Australia is Geoffrey “Drumstick” who dances to Missy Elliot’s Hurt Sumthin. He’s quite tall, half deaf and night blind but he’s put through to choreography.
Interpretive dancer Melissa does some weird moves to The Salmon Dance. They admired her dance but it’s not for the competition.
CJ is next who thinks Australia could really benefit from having a male version of Madonna. He dances to Safri Duo’s The Bongo Song but ends up prancing around rather weakly. They tell him no and as he leaves, he flips them the bird.
Rhys throws everything into his performance set to The Presets
DownDownDown and Jason thought his great start and finish were what put him through to the choreography round.
The Sorono family crew include one sister who is deaf and relies on the bass vibrations. Demi auditions first with Aint No Other Man and goes through to the choreography round. Lorraine is next and auditions to Mary Mary. The judges appreciate her auditioning but it’s not going to work any further for her.
Carlo is last from the Sorono family to dance and wows everyone with his audition to MJ’s PYT. He’s awesome and gets a ticket to the Top 100.
Nikki is next up to prove she’s just as good as her friends and shakes it to Get Ur Freak On.
The dancers have been at the studio for 14 hours already and now they’re being put through their paces through Matt’s choreography.
After the choreography round, Rhys makes it through along with Geoffrey “Drumstick” and David. From the girls, Nikki misses out while her friend Demi makes it to Sydney.
Day two starts with 26 year old hip hop choreographer JD mixes it up with two parts to his routine, firstly set to Lost Without U and then My Love. They love him and Matt thinks it’s the best hip hop choreography he’s seen so far in the competition. He’s getting a ticket to the Top 100 – no question.
Indigenous Ballet graduate Ella performs with beautiful technique to Stupid but the judges want to see some versatility so put her through to the choreography round.
Samoan slap dancer Mack performs and the judges love his eclectic style. He gets a ticket to Sydney.
The last two dancers in Melbourne are Kieran and Cathie who have some great energy with their routine and get put through to the choreography round.
Ella makes it through to the Top 100 before Jason asks Cathie and Keiran if only one of them could go, who would it be. Keiran is a real gentleman and offers the ticket to Cathie until Jason shows that he’s actually holding two tickets and that they’re both through to the Top 100.
In Adelaide, 26 year old Maddy auditions to JT’s SexyBack and the judes give her kudos for being the only dancer to have turned up who has had a baby. She’s given a ticket to the Top 100 much to her excitement.
20 year old Laura has been dancing since she was 3 years old and performs to One Night Only but it’s a little old fashioned. They put her through to the choreography round to try and break her down.
Next up with a real passion for dance is Rodoflo who shows off his hip hop skills to Like I Love You. They put him through to the choreography round too.
Nikki and Tamara have danced together for many years but today they’re auditioning individually. Tamara is definitely the better of the two with her audition set to Unchain My Heart and her likability scores her a ticket straight through to the Top 100 in Sydney.
Finally in Adelaide is Keyte who dances to Muse’s Supermassive Black Hole. She gets put through to the choreography round.
When it comes to the crunch, Keyte didn’t make it but Nikki gets to hang with her sister in the Top 100 in Sydney. Joining them are Rodoflo and Laura.
Tomorrow night, the Sydney auditions