Vertically challenged hip-hopper Lil' Buck returned to the judges panel alongside boisterous ballroom Mary Murphy and executive producer Nigel Lythgoe for the final round of auditions in Atlanta on season 11 of So You Think You Can Dance on FOX.
Mariah Reives - 18 - Jazz: This was one dancer that seems like she will fit in well with the choreographers on this show. The judges let her perform for what seemed like a really long time and then awarded her with a standing O and a ticket to the next round.
Eric Moore - 24 - Contemporary: Returning for his third attempt at making the show, despite his poor choices in apparel and beginning his routine, overall the unusual routine showed originality and growth over previous auditions. The judges thought it worthy of sending him through to the next round.
Kelly MacCoy - 18 - Jazz: Coming from a performance family, it was clear in her performance that she was a showman, but unfortunately it was a fit over-the-top and exaggerated throughout. However, the judges agreed that those are things that can be worked on and chose to put her through.
Chris "Freakshow" Griffin - 25 - Animation: As the original member of Dragon House, expectations were very high, but he didn't really match the quality of Cyrus Spencer (S9) or Bluprint (S10) or bring anything new to the table. Despite incorporating his awkward glasses into his routine, the judges still decided to put him through to the next round, apparently desperate for lightening to strike a third time.
Conrad Decharbert - 26 - Contemporary: After being rejected last year for being too feminine, Conrad returned this year with a ton of ink and an primal routine to win the judges over. Though he still seemed feminine and very step-by-step, 1-2-3 in his choreography, the judges just can't resist the animal auditions and put him through.
Taveaus Woods - 18 - Animation: No longer having his best friend Fik-Shun (S10 winner) to back him up on the streets of Las Vegas, Taveaus decided to give it a go and see if he has what it takes to get that tv money. Uh no, he doesn't. The judges even let him try choreography and you couldn't help but feel bad for his partner.
Branden Feimster - 22 - Popping?: Scraping the bottom of the Dragon House barrel, this guy lives up to his nickname "Side Show". No character, no intelligence, bad performance, bad attitude. There's the door.
Day two of the Atlanta auditions and the final day of auditions for this season began with angels singing (or was that only in my head?) as the glorious Jenna Dewan (Mrs. Channing Tatum) entered the room as the latest guest judge.
Ricky Ubeda - 18 - Contemporary: A dancer that claimed he has been a faithful watcher of SYTYCD every season and has been practicing those nine long years to be old enough to audition for this show, surely showed the proof is the performance. Wow! Just like Amy Yakima proved last year with her first audition, it is going to take someone pretty spectacular to take the crown from Ricky. He has those superstar moments that just make you go - Wow!
Marissa Milele - 18: The judges have clearly been looking for a powerhouse girl to come along and Marissa sure filled the bill - in spades. She has sex appeal, fire, strength , flexibility and power. She is through to the next round. The question is, who can lift her?
Elaine Kimble - 26 - Contemporary: Although not sure what weak story about having a tiny hole in her heart, which is quite common, had to do with anything, the judges were pretty hard on this mid-western girl. They sent her to choreography and she made it through to the next round.
Brandon Jacobs - 23 - Cranking: Despite performing a local favorite style and having tremendous audience support, the judges wanted to see if he had additional training, so he was sent to choreography.
Angelina Granitz - 18 - Contemporary: Angelina showed so much more personality in her dance than when speaking, which is probably why the judges were a little tough on her, but she still made it through to the next round.
Cristina Moya-Palacios - 18 - Contemporary: Simply the best contemporary audition of the day, with sound technique and tremendous poise.
Jerrod Swain - 25 - Popping: So Jerrod seemed to have "tired eyes" during his interview with Cat Deeley (must be the cateracts) and thankfully had time to wake up (sober up) before his actual audition. After waking his son up long enough to give a short performance, for which he immediately fell back to sleep, Jerrod gave a an average performance full of character. It was enough to earn a chance in choreography.