That was the cringiest episode of MTT that I can recall. Bring back Vivian and her stupid poems. I can see why Lisa made the team, hardly any of the others could formulate a coherent response to a question.
Kristin Hager was cut her second year at tryouts for weight gain but re-auditioned in Season 3 and made the team again. Not sure what happened after that.
Jenna Brooks was also cut her second year at tryouts for weight gain. She re-auditioned pretty recently but didn't make training camp. Your stats for Kamillah and Morgan are correct.
Erghh I hate this move, it looks good on no one. There's another one they do that I think looks awful on everyone but it is slipping my mind at the moment.
Edit: I remembered! It's when they hold their hand to collar bone with the elbow pointed outwards and push the pom down to their pelvis. You're all welcome for my super technical dance terminology. #jamiewhatisachaine
Jalyn 2018: If you're going to take tips from anybody, it would be Jinelle
Jalyn 2019: They know we can do those double turns
I have a hunch as to why Jalyn didn't make show group. #justiceforjalyn 😉
Ashley's solo was awesome, I want to see all of Hannah's. The clips we saw were straight fire. Amber's also looked great and I want to see all of it. MORE SOLOS PLEASE!
Maddie's solo was okay but I thought the other woman (Jamilla?) who did hip hop was so. much. better. I wanted to see more of that.
I really like Katy, she seemed like a total sweetheart and would interact with fans well. I like that Charm stood up for her. I also like Madeline and Bret, not happy either of them didn't make it.
Kristin looked awesome on the field. Go Kristin! I think Lily is really stressed about making this team (just more quietly than others).
Gabby's cut was heartbreaking, I teared up.
My preferences for cuts are VK and Christina, although I detest when they drag a vet into training camp and then cut them. If they cut Savvy so VK can make the team, I will be seething.
I think people are reading way too much into Lily's facial expressions. She was looking down for a second in the clip before the dance party and didn't sound natural in a really forced conversation. She does need to eat a sandwich and maybe try a darker shade of blonde.
For Kat and VK (and Kashara/Jenn K etc.), it's not like they get to choose how often they're referenced in the show. The editors decide that. I feel like the second any vet gets slightly more screen time, they go from being a favourite to being disliked.
Lacey was obviously one of Judy's all time faves. I remember Kelli said that Judy was really shy when she became a cheerleader, and I can see that in Lacey too. I found it a bit jarring that she was the only retiring vet that got a tribute from TPTB.
I'm also still salty about LSU Kat being cut from a couple of years ago. That girl could dance so much better than most of the ones that actually made the team (*cough* Christina, Savannah, Tara, Lexie, Alexis *cough*). I think I need a lozenge, that was a big cough 😉
I like Charm as a judge. Kat is obviously amazing. My favourite returners are Kristin and Lily. I feel like Lily has a little bit of an edge about being cut on the final night of last year, which I enjoy. I don't think we got much of a feel for her personality last year. I like Amanda and think Gina is good. I think those are all the names I picked up.
Not a fan of Malena or VK. The judges are way too soft on her.
I always enjoy the next two rounds of auditions more than this one. I'm not a huge fan of the open audition having it's own episode. I would like an hour long episode for the first two rounds, and either a long episode or two episodes dedicated to the round against the vets. I want to see more of the solos!!! Alternatively, they could keep the current format and upload all the solos on the site as individual clips. They film them all anyway.