So You Think You Can Dance season premiere recap: Expect The Unexpected

Season 10 kicks off in the City of Angels, complete with street dancing, ballroom champions, and one dislocated knee
Ep. 01 | Aired May 14, 2013

THREESOME Host Cat Deeley reunites with judges Nigel Lythgoe and Mary Murphy for season 10 of the hit dance competition.

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Insert street-dancing montage here.

ARMEN "ARMEN WAY" AVETISOV, 27
The Russian(?) -- what is that accent -- rapper gives us a glimpse at some of his music videos, which predictably involve cars and women in bikinis, before taking the stage to perform a little ballroom. Not-so-predictably, he's actually really good. Those toes could not be more pointed, and those hips do not lie. Simply put, Mary loves him.
Next stop: Vegas!

Time for another SYTYCD staple: Tonight's inspirational story features three brothers. After the loss of their dad, two brothers started heading down a dark path when the older brother returned (are they actually related?) to help get them back on track. Now, the brothers run The Great Relaters (spelled with 8's and things to be cool), which teaches the positive influence of hip-hop to kids. And when all three take the stage (though only two are technically auditioning), the brothers look to spread their message to children everywhere.

ERIC AND LORENZO CHAPMAN, 21 & 22
These guys are cool. Not only are their moves a lot better than I expected, but it's always fun to watch someone who genuinely loves what they're doing. And the judges agree that they want more. That being said, they're not quite the right fit for the show, but Nigel pledges that if the "program" can do anything to help, they're happy to. Is he a man of his word? I guess we'll see.
Next stop: Back home to inspire children

In the choreography round, Taylor and her dislocated knee make their way to Vegas. But sadly, b-boy Morris Isby won't be joining her.

At the end of the day, 10 more dancers are through to the Vegas rounds. I will see you all tonight when our favorite golden boy (with equally golden abs) hits the judging panel for the first time! In the meantime, who were your favorites of the premiere?

Samantha on Twitter: @samhighfill

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