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So You Think You Can Dance vs. American Idol Auditions

Which Auditions Do You Prefer: SYTYCD or Idol?

As I've been watching the So You Think You Can Dance auditions — which end tonight! I can't believe how fast they powered through! — I can't stop comparing them to American Idol's similar audition episodes.

While bad singers often make me cringe, the bad dancers so far this season have been entertaining and awfully funny. I mean, when someone clearly can't do a back flip but attempts it in front of the judges anyway, it's a little sad . . . but I still chuckle. The tone-deaf cases the Idol producers drag in are enjoyable to watch sometimes, too, but they can also be hard on the ears and a little depressing.

On the positive side, though, I love watching the judges unearth great contenders for both shows. The good dancers reveal their skill almost instantly, and it's always great to see someone like Allison Iraheta show up with raw talent that can melt even Simon Cowell's cold little heart.

So I'm wondering: Would you rather watch the auditions on Idol or SYTYCD? (And which show's untalented auditioners do you think are more delusional?)

Photos courtesy of Fox

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