Dustin Payne “So You Think You Can Dance” Audition Video: Animator Wows “SYTYCD” Judges – WATCH!

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Dustin Payne SYTYCD Audition Video

By Shari Weiss |

Dustin Payne SYTYCD Audition Video


Dustin Payne wowed the judges with an animation routine during Monday’s “So You Think You Can Dance” auditions. Check out the video below!

As Gossip Cop reported, season 14 of “SYTYCD” premiered last week. After focusing on “The Next Generation” last year, the FOX competition is back to its usual format. That requires contestants to be between the ages of 18 and 30. Those who do well during the auditions are invited to the show’s signature dance academy in hopes of making it to the live shows, where the contenders will be paired up with All-Star partners.

The first auditions episode took place in Los Angeles, and the West Coast continued to get the spotlight in week two. Payne revealed his passion for performing came from a dance ministry his mom started at a Georgia church. He moved to Los Angeles two years ago in hopes of pursuing dance professionally, and spends his free time street performing.

Prior to taking the stage, Payne said he wanted to show the panel he’s full of “personality, full of life and I’m ready to take that next step.” Well, he took many steps during his routine, and the judges and audiences could be heard reacting with approval. Mary Murphy even exclaimed afterward, “That was something! Holy smokes!” She went on, “Your transitions from one move to another was out of the world. I loved it.”

When Murphy told Payne, “I don’t know how you don’t have serious knee problems,” the aspiring star amusingly admitted that he does. Head judge Nigel Lythgoe predicted, “I believe people will pick up the telephone and vote for you.” And Vanessa Hudgens noted, “You’ve done stuff that I haven’t seen anyone do before.”

She added, “It was just so much fun and you’re really good at what you do.” Watch the videos below! NOTE: The video is no longer available.

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