Tonight was Calgary and Halifax Auditions. Emilie is compiling music lists AJ & I sent her and will post as soon as possible.
In the meantime, let’s look at the actual auditions…
Starting in last season’s favourite dancer, Tara-Jean’s home town of Calgary Leah Miller is outside line dancing with locals “yee haw”
Judges – Jean Marc, Tre Armstrong, Luther Brown and guest judge: Stacey Tookey.
Steven Morton – calls himself a triple threat, loves being on stage, mime, kicks, hilarious, he sang also, which was – interesting. An obvious no, and an odd opening to the show which otherwise had some great dancers.
Jo Roy – danced Hip Hop on point, a little different, risky but interesting, “fusion of styles” unique I liked her. She made it right to finals.
Devorou Scott – Cutie Patutie crushing on Tre, needs training, was sent to choreo anyways but failed miserably.
Christina Schell – From Langley BC, 19, very fun and cute. She was a nice dancer who went to chore.
Kevin Howe – Season 1 finalist cut after ballroom, didn’t come back for season 2 because his father passed away, lost 50 pounds and looks great I really like him! He went right to finals!
Jera Wolfe – Royal Winnipeg Dance School from Nova Scotia a BBOY turns Ballet dancers, i really liked him alot.
Carlena Britch – is from Vancouver and has a funky style. I think he would be good on the show. She went to choreoa nd made it to finals.
Angela Benson – Moving Story about Parents in wheelchairs sheis quirky and cute, she went to chore but didn’t make it.
Arik Pipestem – Traditional Native Music dancing in his traditional outfit with hoops. He went to choreo and made it – which shocked me. Last time he auditioned he did not make it but he has lost weight since then and trained in other areas, very likable!
Arik tried to show Leah Miller, the host, how to dance with the hoops, she had a “fake” tantrum.. she was annoying me as usual, although by the end of tonight’s show I felt differently about her, but we will get to that! It’s her whiney voice that gets on my nerves!!!
anyways, let’s continue…
Julia Harnett and Rufino Rodrigez – danced together, this woman has the most solid calve muscles I have ever seen!! She used to do ballet but now ballroom with him, both go to finals.
Nice Montage of bad dancers, again I appreciate that we don’t waste a ton of time on the terribly / joke dancers… though wait for Vancouver, Spandy Andy WILL return….
Shelaina Anderson – last year she was the snobby, selfish contestent who let down her group in finals but she is back, with shorter hair and a new maturity. She danced fabulously and I think will do much better this year.
Alex Schween – came in doing hip hop and as devestated when Luther Brown criticized her. She went to choreo and made it… I don’t think she will make the show but who knows.
Edgar Gilbert – Reyes –I really like this guy. He worked with Blake McGrath in his video. He is Smooth, fun, charismatic, has a nice look, and agood groove
Danielle Gardner – Sheis from Surrey, BC (I am bias to BC contestents sorry, Vancouver born and raised) I loved her song (LYKKE LI – TONIGHT) and I remember her from last seasons auditions… she has a Lung condition which leaves her short of breat. Since last season she has started new medication which has improved her condition… she is a beautiful dancer – she opened with a crazy twisted position and just stretched the limits – if she can keep her medical condtion under control I think she will do very well.
Gary Benthem – School Counsellor out to show his students you can do anything. He shockingly made it to choreo but not mch further, strong effort and great lesson to his students.
The second hour was HALIFAX – Auditions
Guest Judge: Dan Karaty
This is Natalie Lyons hometown and where Tara-Jean, Francis and Allie auditioned.
Yuliya Zavadska & Sharone Levit – just got immigration approved and came to audition.
Rebecca Morash – went to choreo, good audition
Curtis Jean – went to choreo, barely, and struggled. He walked off the stage during choreo in fact
Meaghan Deitrich – She had a condition when she was 16 where her knee caps dislocated. She has had surgery and dances ballet beautifully now. She went to finals.
Chris Pelrine – Cheesey Tap Dancer who did not make it through.
Krista Mitchnick – She was cute and had a good look for the show but seemed too tight for me, the judges sent her to choreo
Janaye Upshaw – I really liked her a lot. She talked about her stage mom and she did a tap routine. I thought she was awesome, the judges said she was comfortable. She went right to finals.
Catherine Turcotte – She did Ballroom well but her face bugged me, she did this puffy cheek thing. Judges called her “urban” and Last year auditioned with Vincent but this year solo – went to chore.
Leah Miller “keep warm” Boot Camp outside had dancers trying to keep warm.
Trevor Johnson – I wasn’t paying attention but he walked out of Blake boot camp so *shrugs*
Katiana Pare – lost her father and dances out her emotions, was sent right to finals.
Roxanne – the cheerleader from Toronto who forgot her routine. She was sent to choreo but didn’t make it.
Here is what changed my mind (slightly) about Leah Miller.
She did Blake Boot Camp!!!!! I was really shocked – I don’t LIKE her yet, but I don’t hate her as much ha!
Boot Camp Results:
Catherine – yes
Roxanne – no
Krista – no
Curtis – quit then had muscle cramps and dehydtration
Rebecca – yes
Other “yes” to finals – Tyrell, Gabriel, Alison, Alexandra, alex, allie.
Tomorrow is the one I am most looking forward too – VANCOUVER!
Spandy Andy will be back (in fact he has an event at a local pub tomorrow to watch SYTYCD Canada with him – I can’t go I have to work)
If you don’t know who Spandy Andy is I will post on him… he’s quite the character.