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I just watched the podcast. I really like the  program they’re using for judging. Beats the heck out of all that paper and all those folders. It should be a good squad, considering the larger pool. And I can’t imagine narrowing down to 69 from 1500.

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Just now, Pj3422 said:

I just watched the podcast. I really like the  program they’re using for judging. Beats the heck out of all that paper and all those folders. It should be a good squad, considering the larger pool. And I can’t imagine narrowing down to 69 from 1500.

Now before the virtual interviews they will cut more ladies 

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I just watched the podcast and what I found most interesting is that the majority of the semifinalists have not auditioned before. At some point in the video Kelli shows some of the stats of the girls which shows that only 16% of the semifinalists are reauditioners, which means 11 girls out of 69. I wonder if given that auditions drew in a more widespread group, that they decided to go for new talent rather than girls they have seen before. It would make sense with how many of the girls on other Texas teams got cut before semis. 

I'm still kind of shocked that they took so few through but what Kelli said makes sense, they only want to invite girls to training camp that they can really see on the team because travel and finding a new place to live will be harder and riskier now with covid. I can see them taking a very small group of new girls to training camp this year, like maybe 10 or so. 

As for the threat of cutting a vet, Kelli says the same thing every year just to make sure everyone is bringing their best and to stir up interest for the fans. I can totally see her cutting a vet (cough cough Meredith) if the new girls are all as good as Claire but I doubt it will be more than one. 

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1 hour ago, Pau84 said:

Top row: Maddie, Tess, Gina, Lexie, Rachel Alexander, Savannah

Second row: Alanna, Amber, Ashlee, Brennan, Brianna, Caroline

Third row: Cicci, Daphne, Tigress Erin, Hannah, Jalyn, Madeline

Bottom row: Rachel Wyatt, Taylor, Amanda, Chandi, Kat, Kelcey

Kristen, Lily, Lisa, Meredith, Taylor and Victoria who are probably on another page, make 30.

So now it is clear and confirmed that Christina and Miranda (Diana actually) are not coming back, together with Amy, Bridget, Alexis, Heather and Molly.

YAY!  I am SO happy that Christina is retiring.  I've been saying from the beginning she shouldn't have made the squad in the first place.  I'm wondering if Kelli "encouraged" her to retire, especially since the incoming group seems to be especially strong, but then again, I've been saying that she's been among the weakest dancers (and possibly performers) for three years and she still somehow made it through all three years.

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8 hours ago, Kitkatkitty said:

I just watched the podcast and what I found most interesting is that the majority of the semifinalists have not auditioned before. At some point in the video Kelli shows some of the stats of the girls which shows that only 16% of the semifinalists are reauditioners, which means 11 girls out of 69. I wonder if given that auditions drew in a more widespread group, that they decided to go for new talent rather than girls they have seen before. It would make sense with how many of the girls on other Texas teams got cut before semis. 

I'm still kind of shocked that they took so few through but what Kelli said makes sense, they only want to invite girls to training camp that they can really see on the team because travel and finding a new place to live will be harder and riskier now with covid. I can see them taking a very small group of new girls to training camp this year, like maybe 10 or so. 

As for the threat of cutting a vet, Kelli says the same thing every year just to make sure everyone is bringing their best and to stir up interest for the fans. I can totally see her cutting a vet (cough cough Meredith) if the new girls are all as good as Claire but I doubt it will be more than one. 

So what, did she confirm  essentially that normally she would take girls to TC she wouldn’t “see on the team”?

I guess point and GLs are known already, unless they rotate point again so we’ll have to wait and see who will replace Amy. Triangle too as sadly, none of them retired so we’re in for snoozefest vol.2

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13 hours ago, EricaShadows said:

I'm wondering if Kelli "encouraged" her to retire, especially since the incoming group seems to be especially strong

Christina decided to retire before auditions, so if Kelli did encourage her to retire, that wasn't the reason.

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5 hours ago, dreamcatcher said:

So what, did she confirm  essentially that normally she would take girls to TC she wouldn’t “see on the team”?

I guess point and GLs are known already, unless they rotate point again so we’ll have to wait and see who will replace Amy. Triangle too as sadly, none of them retired so we’re in for snoozefest vol.2

No I think she basically just meant that this wasn't really combined finals/TC but really just TC so they didn't want to invite a large group to travel to Texas for a finals round if they didn't need to. So they are adding in an online interview after this round of dance judging and then inviting a small group to training camp when it is allowed to happen.

I'm hoping Gina gets to get Amy's spot in the triangle although she may contrast too much with Tess/Maddie/Lexie who are generally pretty boring although Lexie surprised me this year. I would be happy with Maddie at point with Lexie and Gina on the side and Tess behind.

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50 minutes ago, Kitkatkitty said:

I'm hoping Gina gets to get Amy's spot in the triangle although she may contrast too much with Tess/Maddie/Lexie who are generally pretty boring although Lexie surprised me this year. I would be happy with Maddie at point with Lexie and Gina on the side and Tess behind.

This!!  I want to see Gina in the triangle as well!!  I think Maddie is pretty much a shoe in for point, Tess will be behind her and Lexie flanking her.  You are so correct that Gina will outshine the other three.  I'd love to see a complete shakeup in the diamond to be honest.  They could put almost any of the second years from last season in the triangle and have more excitement.  Don't get me wrong,  I love Maddie...she's been one of my faves since her rookie year.  She was definitely the better point out of the two last season, and I'm glad she spent a lot more time in that position than Amy, but she didn't really sparkle like past points have.

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Melissa Rycroft and Marshall both have judging pics/videos on their IG stories!!

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2 minutes ago, Dance4life23 said:

Melissa Rycroft and Marshall both have judging pics/videos on their IG stories!!

Melissa is clearly watching Marissa Garrison who had previously posted a story of her in the same location wearing that outfit. I really like Marissa but I kinda wish Melissa was watching someone else so that I could add to the list of semifinalists hahah.

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18 minutes ago, Kitkatkitty said:

Melissa is clearly watching Marissa Garrison who had previously posted a story of her in the same location wearing that outfit. I really like Marissa but I kinda wish Melissa was watching someone else so that I could add to the list of semifinalists hahah.

The ones that melissa is watching is girls who already made semis 

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UGHHHHHHHH.....Melissa.....GO AWAY!!!  I'm sorry, I know a lot of people like her, but she annoys the daylights out of me 😉 It's not like she is a real celebrity and she was just meh as a DCC. 

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24 minutes ago, Kitkatkitty said:

Melissa is clearly watching Marissa Garrison who had previously posted a story of her in the same location wearing that outfit. I really like Marissa but I kinda wish Melissa was watching someone else so that I could add to the list of semifinalists hahah.

Scott Padgett (the weatherman) is watching someone on his Instastory and I don’t recognize her

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13 minutes ago, Christineelgene said:

Scott Padgett (the weatherman) is watching someone on his Instastory and I don’t recognize her

I don’t recognize her either 

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11 minutes ago, Holly85 said:

I don’t recognize her either 

Me either, but I'd pick her over Amelia which is the girl they looked at in the podcast who I also can't find. 

 

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5 minutes ago, Kitkatkitty said:

Me either, but I'd pick her over Amelia which is the girl they looked at in the podcast who I also can't find. 

 

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It kinda looks like Brett with lighter hair

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5 minutes ago, misskelsinicole said:

Is this Amelia from the podcast? Follows a lot of the DCC 

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I don't think so, this is the best I could get from the video:

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The girl on Scott Padgett’s story looks like Brooke Peterson from Texas Tech Pom

 

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4 hours ago, mizzhyer said:

This!!  I want to see Gina in the triangle as well!!  I think Maddie is pretty much a shoe in for point, Tess will be behind her and Lexie flanking her.  You are so correct that Gina will outshine the other three.  I'd love to see a complete shakeup in the diamond to be honest.  They could put almost any of the second years from last season in the triangle and have more excitement.  Don't get me wrong,  I love Maddie...she's been one of my faves since her rookie year.  She was definitely the better point out of the two last season, and I'm glad she spent a lot more time in that position than Amy, but she didn't really sparkle like past points have.

They would essentially have to demote Tess though... that’s why I assume they will keep the rotation for at least this year, but the change will be that Tess will start in the triangle for “Amy’s” small section and then move behind point where she should have been all along.

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I think they’ll have Lexie or basically any 2nd year (Amber, daphne, Caroline, hannah, Jalyn, Ashlee, Rachel w, or even Kelsey or Amanda) in the first triangle then rotate again to Maddie/Lexie/Gina/Tess for the second half again. Gina just does not photograph well and is too set on photoshopping herself to look emaciated then sharing tk death. Also she will make Maddie look even pudgier.

Oh wait almost forgot the Vickster will be in a diamond somewhere so Tall Tess is prob safe to balance her out. 

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If anyone wants access to the video that was sent to the finalists, including the 2nd round kickline by Amy and choreo by Kashara, message me! I was able to figure out how to upload the humongous file.

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Not sure if it's been reported here yet, but Julia auditioned -- and apologized to Kelli (barf).

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7 minutes ago, SmpIsimon said:

Not sure if it's been reported here yet, but Julia auditioned -- and apologized to Kelli (barf).

Did she make it to threw so far 

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39 minutes ago, SmpIsimon said:

Not sure if it's been reported here yet, but Julia auditioned -- and apologized to Kelli (barf).

I really hope she doesn’t take a training camp spot away from someone else.

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30 minutes ago, TexasLonghorn94 said:

I really hope she doesn’t take a training camp spot away from someone else.

Yes, because I bet Kelly brings her into training camp just so she can cut her again, on tv, again!!

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The comment from Madeline S. about auditioning has been deleted I wonder if she didn’t make the next round 

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1 hour ago, TexasLonghorn94 said:

I really hope she doesn’t take a training camp spot away from someone else.

I bet she will. All Kelli cares about is ratings, and I bet she thinks this’ll make for a great story.  I wish the organization would realize how toxic Kelli has become for the team and replace her with someone who focuses on a quality team and not producing a reality show. 

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44 minutes ago, SmpIsimon said:

I bet she will. All Kelli cares about is ratings, and I bet she thinks this’ll make for a great story.  I wish the organization would realize how toxic Kelli has become for the team and replace her with someone who focuses on a quality team and not producing a reality show. 

I agree, however, that reality show is actually the reason why a lot of us are all here. I definitely would like less toxicity but still have a show!

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4 hours ago, misskelsinicole said:

The comment from Madeline S. about auditioning has been deleted I wonder if she didn’t make the next round 

I asked her on IG if she was trying out this season and my question and response from her is still there. 

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16 hours ago, misskelsinicole said:

The comment from Madeline S. about auditioning has been deleted I wonder if she didn’t make the next round 

Well. Madeline IS still competition for Victoria so I wouldn't put it past Kelli to try to keep her out of Training Camp altogether if she could.  After all, she did deny Madeline a spot on the squad last year when the girl was stronger than several girls who made it and possibly even some veterans.  I'm not saying she didn't have some issues, but those could have been easily fixed if Madeline was made aware of them in a clear and precise way early in the season so she could have worked on them.

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2 hours ago, EricaShadows said:

Well. Madeline IS still competition for Victoria so I wouldn't put it past Kelli to try to keep her out of Training Camp altogether if she could.  After all, she did deny Madeline a spot on the squad last year when the girl was stronger than several girls who made it and possibly even some veterans.  I'm not saying she didn't have some issues, but those could have been easily fixed if Madeline was made aware of them in a clear and precise way early in the season so she could have worked on them.

I get the victoria hate, but let’s be real for a second.  In no way, shape or form was madeline better than victoria or any other vet. I’ve see the girl dance in something longer than the 7 second CMT clip we get. She made it because she was a legacy. 

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Anyone know what time the semi finalists will be informed today who will move onto the interview round?

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36 minutes ago, Dance4life23 said:

Anyone know what time the semi finalists will be informed today who will move onto the interview round?

The marissa girl made it 

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2 hours ago, dccfan321 said:

In no way, shape or form was madeline better than victoria or any other vet.

100% agree, I honestly don't get how she got into TC last year.

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6 minutes ago, ByTor said:

100% agree, I honestly don't get how she got into TC last year.

By no means am I a Madeline S superfan or anything, but I really thought she was GORGEOUS. 

And I often feel like looks plays equally as big of a role for Kelly as dancing does (I was going to list a bunch of examples here but the list is infinitely long).

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18 minutes ago, ByTor said:

100% agree, I honestly don't get how she got into TC last year.

Is she the one Kelli said she didn't realize she had cheered with her mother?

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Kelli seems selective in how she treats legacies (shocker!). Cassie, Meredith (weight), and Victoria were given tons of leeway, while Dayton and Madeline were not. When she questioned Madeline’s commitment to DCC, last training camp, I thought Madeline’s goose was cooked at that point. Kelli does not hide her dislike for ppl very well.  

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1 hour ago, mizzhyer said:

Is she the one Kelli said she didn't realize she had cheered with her mother?

Yes. I wonder if she didnt like her mom, and that is why she didn't like Madeline?

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22 minutes ago, misskelsinicole said:

Kelly Long posted this not sure if it’s a hint she made or didn’t make the next round 

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ugh these girls and their quotes lol it honestly could be either. I'll keep looking but no one is posting. On the podcast they said that virtual interviews would be the 2nd and 3rd and TCC decisions would go out on the 8th. I'm really crossing my fingers that they actually announce the TCC on instagram or something.

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Me too I just want to have a list but I don’t think they will because it would spoil the show. Makes me miss normal auditions were you could know for sure who made each round instead of guessing 

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2 hours ago, misskelsinicole said:

Kelly Long posted this not sure if it’s a hint she made or didn’t make the next round 

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I don't  think she made it and will be trying out again next year, but I also think she made it and assumes she will also be making the team? I don't  know what this means!😂😂😂😂. Why can't  they just say, I made it to the next round??? 🤷‍♀️

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I wonder if there’s a bonus for posting cryptic messages? Or praising the Lord? Or not having a back tattoo? It could be like “Let’s Make a Deal” for instagram. “No bathroom mirror duck lip shot”, 10 points. 

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4 minutes ago, dbell1 said:

I wonder if there’s a bonus for posting cryptic messages? Or praising the Lord? Or not having a back tattoo? It could be like “Let’s Make a Deal” for instagram. “No bathroom mirror duck lip shot”, 10 points. 

every girl is required to post "God has a plan for me"

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Can someone clarify this current stage of the process for me? Today, they found out if they move to the virtual interview round? And then from there, they find out who is invited to the training camp?

Was/is there another round of choreo besides the Kashara video and the kick line?

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Just now, TexasLonghorn94 said:

Can someone clarify this current stage of the process for me? Today, they found out if they move to the virtual interview round? And then from there, they find out who is invited to the training camp?

Was/is there another round of choreo besides the Kashara video and the kick line?

They did free style then choreography round then they will do a short interview and then they will meet vets at training camp 

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2 minutes ago, Holly85 said:

They did free style then choreography round then they will do a short interview and then they will meet vets at training camp 

Thank you! So essentially they eliminated some after the choreo, then will do the training camp invites after the interview — that makes sense.

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