Color me a little disappointed in how highlight-y the Callback Week episode felt. Didn't feel like we got to know hardly anyone except the dude whose gf had the baby. I was surprised at a couple early cuts, including the guy who lost his dad and the other guy they cut with him who Nigel said had the best audition solo. I will say I figured that the last guy who made the cut (with the scar and never wears a shirt) would get in because he was constantly shown the entire two hours.
I really don't understand what goes through some of the auditioner's minds when they try to be on this show. I believe the judges said it in the first round. This is a choreographed, partner based talent show. You might be amazing at what you do, but there is much much more to this show. And if you get cut, hey, it's just one audition in a long line you are going to have as a performer.
I, too, think it is an interesting top 20, a little different than before. Very ballroom heavy. And if I remember right, not much cultural diversity. For instance, I do not think there were any black females. Two black guys. And everyone else is white American? No girl really stood at to me as memorable from auditions. In a good way, at least. The weeping girl, who lost her dad when she was 12, was getting a little tiring with her 'this is for daddy', 'daddy was my partner', cry cry cry. Sorry to sound like an insensitive prick, but after two hours of her, it was really getting thick. Other than that, I would say probably Marques will be a front-runner and possibly the guy who got back into the top 20 this year after having to leave the show last year.