Well, I started last year's thread almost exactly one year ago, so I guess it's time to start the 2019 thread. (For reference, here are the complete lists of last year's finalists and TCCs).
I will be very interested to see what becomes of last year's eliminated TCCs. I believe this was the order of their elimination:
Dayton Bramhall - definitely will not audition
Victoria Kalina - definitely will audition
Prep classes are underway! With Michelle Keys out of the picture, I wonder who most of of the women will flock to for class. Sarah Idziak and Jenn Amburn? Jasmin Ammons and Taylor Tauss attended Jenn Amburn's first 2019 prep class. Also in attendance were Kali Mikelson (2017 finalist, 2018 semifinalist) and Kylee Wideman (2016 finalist). I will be interested to see if they audition this year. A few other women commented on the post below that they were also there for the class, but it's hard to tell who is prepping for tryouts and who is just taking class for fun.
Someone else I have an eye on is Kelly Porazzo, who has been auditioning for a few years. She's made it to semis a couple times but never as far as finals. She's always been a blonde for auditions, but she just went brunette and moved to NYC to spend the next several months preparing for auditions (DCC auditions, I assume, although all she said was "NFL auditions.") Moving to NYC is an interesting strategy. While I'm sure there is a wide variety of classes and coaches available, I hadn't heard that NYC is a mecca for power pom, high kick, and competition-style hip-hop dance styles needed for DCC.
And finally, I just have to say a little "woohoo" for Hannah Prosser, aka "Road to DCC girl" who I've been keeping an eye out for since discovering her. Hannah is the girl who as on her college dance team in Wisconsin and dreaming of (and working toward) auditioning for DCC for years. She missed last year's audition but now she's finally in the right place at the right time. She's moved to Dallas, is enrolled in graduate school and is teaching dance on the side. She's all signed up for prep classes and I am excited to see how she does. Just getting to audition is a huge deal for her.