SYTYCD Season 7 Premiere Thoughts

Wow, what an episode! I’m still reeling, to be honest, but I want to post my thoughts while they’re still fresh.

-I’m with Amanda and our commenter Kevin: I’m so glad the majority of the episode focused on the good dancing instead of the bad. I hate watching bad auditions (though, guess it’s only fair that we witness a fraction of what the judges must see). Especially since they’ll be whittled down to a Top 10 before we can bond with them, I’m glad we have this extra bit more time with them now. But HOW will the judges pick just 10? As Kevin also said, I’m glad I’m not the one who has to do it. BUT, I do hope that they change the rules so that whoever makes the Top 24/20/whatever get to compete again. It’s only fair.

-The music was incredible tonight. Loved hearing Sam Sparrow’s “Back & Gold” Sam Sparro - Sam Sparro (Bonus Track Version) - Black & Gold again (I always do), but there were several new (to me) songs I just had to have, like Rebecca Sayre’s “New Girl” Rebecca Sayre - New Girl - New Girl and Damien Rice’s “All Dressed Up (Prague)” Damien Rice - O (Deluxe Version) - Eskimo (w/hidden tracks "Prague" and "Silent Night"). Our readers have been INCREDIBLY helpful tonight in naming the music!

-LOVED seeing Mia back! And Sonya and Jason Gikison! But what was with all the crying? Okay, okay, I got it each time it happened. I just seemed to happen a lot. But, that’s probably a good thing… just not when we’re cutting down to 10 and I’m attached to everybody.

-Cat was adorable – she always is! I have to say, I don’t like that she avoided asking, “are you nervous to be here because you’re a “bigger” dancer than typical? She asked the contestant (Megan Carter?) what she was nervous about, naming several possibilities, but never voiced the one we all knew was affecting Megan. BUT, it was only a slight dissatisfaction on my part. Her wonderful interviews more than made up for it.

Those are just a few. WHat do you think? What are your Premiere Thoughts for Season 7?