"So You Think You Can Dance" returned Wednesday, debuting its sixth installment and an unprecedented fall season.
Judges Nigel Lythgoe and Mary Murphy, along with guest judge Adam Shankman, returned to critique auditions in Los Angeles. Here are some standouts:
*Mollee Gray: The 18-year-old dancer moved to California from Utah with her mom and siblings to pursue her dream. She was a principal dancer in all three installments of "High School Musical." The family sleeps on air mattresses and her mom works three jobs so Mollee can afford to dance. She's very reminiscent of last season's Kayla Radomski. She got an instant yes from all three judges, though Nigel worried her personality might not come through.
*Ryan Kasprzak: Does the last name sound familiar? Yep, the brother of Season 5 third-place finisher Evan is back for another shot. He narrowly missed the cut last year. His tap routine -- complete with singing -- got a yes on this go-around, and he's off to the next round in Vegas.
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*Bianca Revels: She's another dancer who narrowly missed the cut in seasons past. After tapping it out with Evan Wednesday, she got a yes.
*Amber Williams: The night's token sob story, this 18-year-old dancer takes care of her paralyzed mother. She got a yes for Vegas.
*Christina Santana: Her salsa-inspired routine brought back memories of Season 5 standout Janette Manrara. She got a yes.
*Phillip Attmore: He's the third tap dancer to get a yes Wednesday night. He roomed with Ryan Kasprzak while touring with "Fosse."
*Christopher Aguilar: My favorite bad audition of the night. He took the stage and offered extreme jazz hands -- right after announcing he wants to produce a film called "Drum Song." An explanation: His thesis revolves "around changing the male character to a female character." Three-way no.