A Twin Cities audition contestant on Fox-TV’s “So You Think You Can Dance” saw the tables turned on her father when he was coaxed on the stage of the talent show for an improvised and very dad-like performance.
The 30-second display put on by Patrick LeVoir, of Eagan, aired nationally Monday and occurred months earlier in Los Angeles. LeVoir’s daughter, Mary, preceded her dad, and her athletic jazz routine won her a coveted ticket to the show’s next round of auditions in Las Vegas.
Once Mary LeVoir was finished, little prodding from the judges was needed to get Dad to leave his seat in the audience and take the stage. Setting the bar low, Patrick said that while others in the room think they can dance, “I know that I can’t dance.”
With that, the mortgage executive by day sprawled onto the floor in a classic starting dance pose, without regard for his khaki shorts and golf shirt. Somewhat stiffly but in good spirit, the self-confessed “ ’80s guy” wiggled his way through a sampling of judge Paula Abdul’s “Opposites Attract,” not once stumbling over his boat shoes.
Abdul and fellow judges Jason Derulo and Nigel Lythgoe gave dear old dad somewhat middling reviews.
Mary, having wedged her way in with the judges, gave her 53-year-old father a dose of reality.
“I wasn’t feeling it,” the former Minnesota Gophers cheerleader said. “I’ve seen better at the kitchen table.”