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Atlanta hoofers get locked out again from ‘So You Think You Can Dance’

Atlanta, home of hip hop and plenty of great singers, can’t seem to generate any dancers on the Fox show “So You Think You Can Dance.”

For the second time, Fox used Atlanta as an audition site. But alas, it didn’t matter. Last night, the top 20 were announced. Atlantans were shut out (though a couple made it into the final 38.)

Over six seasons, 120 folks have tried to win the show. Exactly zero of them were from metro Atlanta. Zero. The closest? Kathryn McCormick is from Augusta.

In comparison, among the 95 contestants on “American Idol,” at least nine have had strong Atlanta ties.

It’s a bit of a mystery, isn’t it?

5 comments Add your comment

Slappy

October 22nd, 2009
2:46 pm

I think it’s a conspiracy!!!

RattlerMan

October 22nd, 2009
2:50 pm

Droppin’ it like it’s hot and the “Stanky Leg” is not the kind of dancing that “SYTYCD” covets!!

Allen

October 22nd, 2009
10:35 pm

Perhaps we are living in a culturally starved city lacking in genuinely talented dancers . . . or all the good ones go to New York or L.A. or Las Vegas where there is more demand.

Denise

October 23rd, 2009
12:17 am

I think it is hard for the judges to critque talent! They would rather have a group of dancers that they can mold in to what they want.

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