Edson Juarez So You Think You Can Dance Audition Video: “Best” Dancer Makes Comeback On Season 12 Premiere

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Edson Juarez SYTYCD Video

By Shari Weiss


Edson Juarez SYTYCD Video


Edson Juarez made a huge comeback on Monday’s “So You Think You Can Dance” season 12 premiere. Check out the video below!

After failing to make the Top 20 during season 11, Juaez returned for another shot. Asked why he didn’t make the cut last year, the contestant candidly blamed his lack of “connection” and “working through my feet.” After a quip from Nigel Lythgoe about Juarez being shirtless, the dancer went on to wow with a contemporary routine that incorporated ballet and gymnastics.

New judge Jason Derulo told Juarez afterward, “I don’t know where you were last season, but I think this is really good. I think this is one of the best we’ve seen today.” Then fellow newbie Paula Abdul said, “I must tell you, not one of the best, for me, THEE best today.”

Lythgoe, however, said that while Juarez’s performance was “very good, “I still want more connection. I’ll probably be saying that for you — entire time in Vegas.” With that little add-on, the contender received a ticket for call-backs.

As Gossip Cop previously reported, Derulo and Abdul both served as guest judges during prior “SYTYCD” seasons before now joining the show full time. The Fox competition has a new format this year, stage versus street,” and Juarez is definitely in the former category. Watch below, and tell us what you think!

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