One of my favorite performers ever from “So You Think You Can Dance” was Blake McGrath from season one. He might actually be my favorite period if it weren’t for his ego which prevented him from winning the first season of SYTYCD. Still, he ranks right up there with Benji who won season two and Mark from season four.
Blake gave what I consider the best audition ever as well. It was so powerful and so different that I’ve never forgotten it. As I said, he truly should have won season one but only made it to the final six because of his ego. I think it all started with some controversial remarks he made regarding one of the judges/choreographers that criticized him. Blake said something to the effect that he thought the judge was jealous which he apologized for later on but the damage was done in the eyes of the viewers. Still, I think he was the best dancer that season and one of the best I’ve ever seen. He’s gone on to become one of the best choreographers in the industry now so things have turned out well.
Here are some of his performances starting with his unforgettable audition. Also love the number he performs and choreographs for RELAX which he also sings!