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Nigel Lythgoe Looks Shocked in First Promo of 'So You Think You Can Dance' Season 9

May 3, 2012 (7:50 am) GMT
While judge/executive producer Lythgoe is stunned by a contestant's dance, some dancers are equally surprised to hear positive feedback from the judges.

When ABC's "" gets closer to the finale in late May, FOX's "" will return for its ninth season. The first promo spot for the latter show has just landed online via TVLine, capturing some shots from the auditions.

Some of them who get the highlight in the clip are a full-time mom and an army who all share the same passion in dancing. At one point, judge/creator Nigel Lythgoe looks aghast, probably after watching one dancer's routine. Meanwhile, one contestant is surprised to learn positive review from the judges.

"SYTYCD" season 9 will premiere Thursday, May 24 at 8/7c on FOX. Since there will be no results show starting this season, fans will have to wait a week to find out who is cut from the competition.

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