Billy Bell, the talented contemporary dancer who had to drop out of “So You Think You Can Dance’s” Season 6 Top 20 due to illness last fall, is in Vegas for Season 7 final auditions, my friends.
He performed for the judges this morning and Brandon Dumlao, who stepped in at the last second for a short-lived stint filling Bell’s spot during Season 6, is here as well.
Dumlao just left the stage and, though I can’t really talk about any of the contestants’ individual performances, I’ll just say that it’s very clear why Dumlao was the judges’ first choice alternate last year. We didn’t get to see much of him on the show last season, as he was at a disadvantage jumping into the competition at a moment’s notice, but I do hope he’ll get a solid shot this summer.
Also spotted here in Vegas — and standing out on the stage — is Alex Wong, whom dedicated “So You Think You Can Dance” fans will remember as the Top 20 hopeful in Season 5 who almost made the cut, but was sent home due to a contractual issue with the Miami City Ballet.
All three boys have returned for another shot… and my fingers are crossed for each of them.
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