Anastasiia, Viktoriia “So You Think You Can Dance” Audition Video: Russian Sisters Get Standing Ovation On “SYTYCD” Premiere

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Anastasiia Viktoriia SYTYCD Audition Video

By Shari Weiss |

Anastasiia Viktoriia SYTYCD Audition Video


Russian sisters Anastasiia and Viktoriia received a standing ovation for their modern dance routine on Monday’s “So You Think You Can Dance” season premiere. Watch the video below!

Dancers aged 18 to 30 were invited to audition for season 14 of the FOX competition at try-outs across the country. Up for grabs are tickets to the show’s signature dance academy in Los Angeles. Making it through those two rounds leads to the live shows, where the aspiring performers will be partnered with the “SYTYCD” All-Stars.

For now, Anastasiia and Viktoriia are partnered with each other. At the start of their try-out, they revealed they’ve only been in the United States for two days, and specifically came to audition for the dance show. They then performed a rather bizarre routine that was actually quite good. Head judge Nigel Lythgoe, returning judge Mary Murphy and new judge Vanessa Hudgens all gave a standing ovation.

“Excellent! Brilliant entertainment, fantastic characters within the dance, and beautifully executed. Congratulations,” Lythgoe told the pair. An emotional Murphy said, “That was one of the most unique auditions I have ever seen. It made me cry and I’m not even sure why… That’s the best modern dance audition I’ve ever seen on this show.”

Hudgens also had tears in her eyes, “It was so emotional and breathtakingly beautiful. The story you told and the connection you have is just insane,” she told the contestants. “I would pay so much money to see you guys do a show together. I mean, I’m at a loss for words. It was just so beautiful.”

Afterward, Lythgoe noted all the foreign dancers competing, and cracked, “I’ve got a feeling Donald Trump is going to ban this show.” Check out the videos below! NOTE: The video is no longer available.

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