In this two-hour episode, we watched the first and second auditions in both New York and Chicago. We saw the good, the bad, and the ugly. In the first stage of auditions, the three producers from American Idol screened the contestants fairly leniently because the second audition was far more "telling." In the second audition, a choreographer gave them two pieces: one set as a solo and one set as a male/female duo. If they couldn't keep up, they were sent home. Those that made it through will go to Hollywood. Throughout the premiere episode, they also gave small video vignettes of a few of the contestants at their homes.
Episode Viewers and Ratings
Season 1 Episode 1 of So You Think You Can Dance resulted in a 0.00 rating in the 18-49 demographic.
Contestants perform a particular style of dance each week with a partner. The audience votes on their favorite couple leaving the 3 couples with the least votes up for elimination. After each dancer performs a solo of their choice for the judges, one male and one female contestant are up for elimination.
So You Think You Can Dance - Auditions #1 and #2: New York and Chicago Synopsis and Schedule