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So You Think You Can Dance Season 12 Renewal!!

We posted previously about Nigel’s somewhat cryptic tweet about whether So You Think You can Dance would be renewed and return for SYTYCD Season 12. The good news today is that Fox announced the renewal and return of So You Think You Can Dance for Season 12.

As part of the renewal, the show is going through some major changes. Here’s the details of those changes:

Throughout the auditions, the dancers who advance will be placed into two teams – the STAGE dancers, featuring those trained in styles such as contemporary, ballet, jazz or tap; and the STREET dancers, hopefuls skilled in hip-hop, animation or breaking. As the auditions continue, the judges, along with each team’s All-Star Mentor, will eliminate dancers until only the Top 20 – 10 Street Dancers and 10 Stage Dancers – remain. When the competition goes “live,” the Top 20 will be challenged weekly to perform a variety of styles, working with world-renowned choreographers. One dancer from each genre will be eliminated each week leading up to the Season Finale. Who will win…a dancer from the stage or the street?

This sounds like it could be a very good change. I (and I think Nigel) was always upset when an amazing street dancer was sent home from the show because they didn’t have skills in the other styles of dance. This sounds like it will give them an opportunity to stick around much longer. Plus, we should see a new level of choreography on the show as the choreographers can go nuts with their skills. My only caution would be that the choreographers think more about the art of creating something amazing versus just trying to showcase the dancers skills.

I do hope they’ll have some cross over dancing where we can see some b-boys doing contemporary and some ballroom dancers doing Krump. Oh wait. The announcement doesn’t list ballroom anywhere. Does that mean that ballroom will not be part of the new season or are they just grouped with the trained styles? That will be interesting to see. It would be a shame if Nigel included his beloved Tap and shutout ballroom.

What do you think of this new season?

November 17, 2014 I Written By

Just call me Charlie...but where are my angels?

Will There Be A So You Think You Can Dance Season 12?

This is the looming question. Will Fox choose to renew So You Think You Can Dance for another season or not. The ratings have certainly fallen off lately, but SYTYCD still has an amazingly passionate fan base. Here’s to hoping that Fox will at least give SYTYCD one more season to send the show off properly.

Nigel offered this tweet about the SYTYCD Renewal or SYTYCD Cancellation:

There’s also a petition on Change.org for So You Think You Can Dance as well. It could use a few more thousand people signing the petition to really make a difference. If you love the show, go and add your name to the list.

November 6, 2014 I Written By

Just call me Charlie...but where are my angels?

So You Think You Can Dance Season 11 Premiere Date

Fox just announced the premiere date for our beloved SYTYCD Season 11. The SYTYCD 11 season will start with a 2 hour premiere on Wednesday, May 28 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT).

Cat Deeley is back as host and Nigel and Mary will still be the resident judges. I wonder what other twists they might throw in this year. I know they cut out the Vegas Week this year since I tried to attend, but they told me it wasn’t happening. I think they might be doing an LA week this year instead.

So You Think You Can Dance Season 11

March 26, 2014 I Written By

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So You Think You Can Dance Season 11 Audition Dates

I just found this on the Fox website:
ATLANTA, GA
Fox Theatre
January 13, 2014

NEW ORLEANS, LA
New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
January 31, 2014

LOS ANGELES, CA
Orpheum Theatre
March 23, 2014

*More dates to come. Please keep checking back!

November 26, 2013 I Written By

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Travis Wall Choreograph’s Caesars Palace’s Buffet Music Video

Most of you know that I’m biased to Las Vegas since I live here, but one thing I love about the casinos in Las Vegas is that they aren’t afraid to stretch how they celebrate. As one of my Italian friends told me, “Las Vegas is excess.” With that in mind, it shouldn’t be surprising that for the 1st birthday of Caesars Palaces’s Baccanal Buffet they would have Travis Wall choreograph, direct and star in a special video performance at the Buffet. Plus, he brought a long a number of familiar faces: Nick Lazzarini, Jaimie Goodwin, Kyle Robinson, Kayla Radomski, Dom Palange, and Kayla Kalbfleisc. If you haven’t seen this video, I’m sure you’ll enjoy it.

I think this is just a preview of the full video. At least I hope that’s the case. I’d love to see more of Kayla Radomski. It’s been too long since I’ve enjoyed her dancing.

September 9, 2013 I Written By

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New SYTYCD Voting with SuperVote

Beginning tonight, SYTYCD has a new method for handling votes for the dancers on the show. They’ve announced what they’re calling a SuperVote. A SuperVote is where you “cast multiple votes online at one time.”

Viewers can vote via any of these destinations: www.fox.com/dance, the FOX NOW app (data and message ratesmay apply for app download and use) and Facebook. To SuperVote, fans canallocate votes for one finalist or multiple finalists, for a total of 20 votes(across all online voting destinations), and in a unique interactiveexperience, they can adjust their vote selections as performances happen during the show. When the voting window officially opens, fans can submit their final votes – all at once.

It’s also interesting that they’re requiring a Facebook account to be able to vote as well. I wonder how many fake Facebook accounts will be created tonight. Yes, the voting is still restricted to the US.

At the end of each performance show, the toll-free and text message systems will be open for at least two hours per time zone and SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE viewers will be able to vote for their favorite finalist(s) via the toll-free telephone numbers (855 GO HIM 01, 02 and 855 GO HER 01, 02, etc.) Additionally,wireless customers can use their cell phones to vote by texting the name of the dancer as shown on-screen to the short code 83676 to vote for the finalist of their choice.

What do you think of these changes to the voting system? I think the SuperVote is pretty cool. It basically makes what people were doing with their 20 votes much easier. So, not much change there other than a much better voting experience. I expect many other shows will follow something similar.

June 25, 2013 I Written By

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So You Think You Can Dance 2013 Meet the Top 20 Music

We’re back again with the list of music from SYTYCD 2013 Meet the Top 20 week. I’m sure that Marianya will nail the list of music shortly, but feel free to share the songs you know in the comments as well. You can find the previous week’s music here.

Now on to the music!

SYTYCD Meet the Top 20 Music
HIP HOP (Mariah Spears, Fik Shun)
Choreographer: Luther Brown
T.I. feat Lil Wayne – Ball Ball (feat. Lil Wayne) - Trouble Man: Heavy Is the Head (Deluxe Version)

CONTEMPORARY (Makenzie Dustman, Jasmine Harper, Tucker Knox, Nico Greetham)
Choreographer: Stacey Tookey
Sleeping at Last – Goes On and On Goes On and On - Yearbook - Collection

TAP (Alexis Juliano, Curtis Holland, Aaron Turner)
Choreographer: Anthony Morigerato
Jason Mraz – You Really Did It (unavailable on iTunes)

ANIMATION (“BluPrint”, Jade Zuberi)
Choreographer: Christopher Scott
Kezwik feat Mel Presson – Trigger Trigger (feat. Mel Presson) - Get Dropped - EP

CONTEMPORARY (Carlos Garland, Malece Miller, Hayley Erbert)
Choreographer: Mia Michaels
Rihanna feat Mikky Ekko – Stay Stay (feat. Mikky Ekko) - Unapologetic (Deluxe Version)

BALLROOM (Brittany Cherry, Jenna Johnson, Alan Bersten, Paul Karmiryan)
Choreographer: Louis van Amstel
Little Mix – Wings Wings - Wings - Single

JAZZ (Jasmine Mason, Amy Yakima)
Choreographer: Sonya Tayeh
Bjork – Enjoy Enjoy - Post

GROUP DANCES
Top 10 Guys
Choreographer: Christopher Scott
Nathan Lanier feat Karen Whipple – Sand Sand (feat. Karen Whipple) - Sand (feat. Karen Whipple) - Single

Top 10 Girls:
Choreographer: Ray Leeper
Fanny Pak & District 78 – Let’s Have a Kiki Let's Have a Kiki (Guwremix) - Let's Have a Kiki (Guwremix) - Single

Top 20
Choreographer: Sonya Tayeh
Steed Lord – Ghost of Sky [Epic Dub] Ghost of Sky (Epic Dub) - Ghost of Sky - Single

June 18, 2013 I Written By

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So You Think You Can Dance 2013 Vegas Week Video

We’ve been talking for a while about doing a video where the writers of Pure SYTYCD talk about the various things that happened on So You Think You Can Dance. Marianya and myself finally scheduled a hangout and talked about SYTYCD 2013 Vegas Week and projected who we thought would be in the SYTYCD top 20. It was a lot of fun analyzing the various genres including how few contemporary men there could be in the SYTYCD top 20. Plus, I pushed Marianya into predicting the SYTYCD Season 10 top 4. We have it on video now, so you can hold us accountable.

Enough summary, if you’re a SYTYCD fan then I’m sure you’ll enjoy this video:

We’d love to hear if you agree or disagree in the comments of this post or on the YouTube comments.

Also, let us know what you think about the video. Do you like the format? Should we do it again? Would you like to join us in a future G+ hangout?

June 17, 2013 I Written By

Just call me Charlie...but where are my angels?

So You Think You Can Dance 2013 Vegas Week Music

We’re back again with the list of music from SYTYCD 2013 Vegas week. The music on Vegas Week is always hard to do since it doesn’t always follow the same pattern, but Marianya’s a rockstar and will likely get most of it for you. Feel free to share the songs you know in the comments as well. You can find the previous week’s music here.

Also, we’re excited to announce that Thursday June 13th at 6:30 PM EST (3:30 PM PST) we’re going to do our first ever SYTYCD 2013 G+ hangout. We’ll post an embed of the video stream here on Pure SYTYCD, or you can watch it on the linked G+ hangout event page. If you love SYTYCD, then I think you’ll enjoy our SYTYCD Vegas Week banter. If you can’t make the live broadcast, you can subscribe to the Pure TV Network YouTube page where the video will be posted after the event.

Now on to the music!

SYTYCD Vegas Week Music
Before Title Credits
Nuttin But Stringz(?) (I am fairly certain that a piece of music from a Nuttin But Stringz soundtrack was used, I just don’t know which song off the top of my head).

SOLO ROUND
Malece Miller’s Solo: Elizaveta – Meant Meant - Beatrix Runs
Staying in Vegas Montage: OneRepublic – Life in Color Life In Color - Native (Deluxe Version)
Donovan Gibbs Solo:
Montage of Dancers being sent home: Lykke Li – Tonight Tonight - Youth Novels (Special Edition)
DuShant “Fik-Shun” Stegall: Drehz – Heart Cry Heart Cry - Perpetual Emotions

HIP HOP ROUND
Pass Round: Capital Cities – Safe and Sound Safe and Sound - In a Tidal Wave of Mystery

JAZZ ROUND
Choreography Music: Disclosure feat. Sam Smith – Latch Latch (feat. Sam Smith) - Settle
Next Morning: Elton John – Good Morning Freedom Good Morning Freedom - The Legendary Covers Album
Pass Round: The Knocks – Magic Magic (feat. Gary Go) - Magic - EP
Did Not Pass Round: Nikisha Reyes-Pile – So Cold (lyrics by Ben Cocks) So Cold (The Good Wife trailer) - ...As Heard In

BALLROOM ROUND
Choregraphy Music: Aretha Franklin – Respect Respect - Aretha Franklin: 30 Greatest Hits
Pass Round: Cimorelli – Believe It Believe It - Believe It - EP

GROUP CHOREOGRAPHY
Boston Inspired Group: Mark Masri – I Can’t Make You Love Me I Can't Make You Love Me - See My Face
Group Two (including Fik-Shun, Jasmine): Timomatic – Set It Off Set It Off - Set It Off - EP
Pass Round: Heavy feat. The Dap-Kings Horns – Coleen Coleen (feat. The Dap-Kings Horns) - Great Vengeance and Furious Fire

CONTEMPORARY CHOREOGRAPHY
Choreography Music: Ed Sheeran – Give Me Love Give Me Love - + (Deluxe Version)
Not Pass Round: Jake Bugg – Someplace Someplace - Jake Bugg
BluPrint vs Jade Animation Battle: Thriftworks – Tho Sthick

June 11, 2013 I Written By

Just call me Charlie...but where are my angels?

So You Think You Can Dance 2013 Boston Audition Music

Those of us on the west coast are still watching the end of tonight’s episode of SYTYCD. However, many on the east coast are already itching to talk about the music from tonight’s episode of SYTYCD season 10 Boston auditions. So, I thought I’d start a thread for people to leave a list of the music they know from tonight’s episode of SYTYCD.

Hopefully we can continue to provide a good list of the music like we did last week. If you know of any music from the Boston auditions, please share them in the comments.

Thanks!

Introduction
Judges Introduction: Dropkick Murphys – I’m Shipping Up to Boston I'm Shipping Up to Boston - The Departed (Music from the Motion Picture)
Audition Explanation: Junkie XL – Box of Rox

Ashley Goldman and Phillip Kudryavstev
Audition: Christina Aguilera – Ain’t No Other Man Ain't No Other Man - Keeps Gettin' Better: A Decade of Hits

Natalie Vilos
Introduction: Jay Sean feat Lil Wayne – Hit the Lights Hit the Lights (feat. Lil Wayne) - Hit the Lights (feat. Lil Wayne) - Single
Audition: Beyoncé – Fever Fever - The Fighting Temptations (Music from the Motion Picture)

Katlyn Rodriguez
Audition: Tipica 73 – Descarga ’73 Descarga '73 - Típica ’73 (Fania Original Remastered)

Jennifer Jones
Audition: Billie Holiday – Fine and Mellow Fine and Mellow - Billy Remembers Billie or I’ll Be Seeing You I'll Be Seeing You - Billy Remembers Billie
Vegas Tickets: Bridgit Mendler – Top of the World Top of the World - Hello My Name Is... (Deluxe Version)

Tommy Tibball
AuditionAaron Molho – Your Song [go to linked website for more of his work, the song is currently not available for purchase]

Jennie Begley
Audition:

Choreography
Music: Atwater Men’s Club – My Life’s a Dream My Life's a Dream - My Life's a Dream - Single
Vegas Tickets: Owl City – Gold Gold - The Midsummer Station

Jason Kidd
Audition: Messinian – Holy Ghost
Vegas Ticket: Krewella – Alive Alive - Play Hard - EP

Shannon “Shizzy Shake” Tarantino
Audition: Sleeping at Last – Turning Page Turning Page - The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Pt. 1 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) [Deluxe Version]

Elena & Gene Bersten
Audition: Jennifer Lopez feat Pitbull – Live It Up Live It Up (feat. Pitbull) - Live It Up (feat. Pitbull) - Single

Ernest “E-Knock” Phillips
Introduction: Haley Reinhart – Undone Undone - Listen Up! (Deluxe Version)
Audition: David Guetta feat Usher – Without You Without You (feat. Usher) - Nothing But the Beat

Back from the break “One to remember”: DJ Antoine – This Time (Radio Mix) This Time (Radio Mix) - This Time

Alexis Juliano
Audition: Sammy Davis Jr. – Mr Bojangles Mr. Bojangles - Mr. Bojangles

Anthony Bryant
Audition: Kenny Wesley – Damaged Goods Damaged Goods - Damaged Goods - Single

Anythony Savoy
Audition: Sara Bareilles – Gravity Gravity - Little Voice
Vegas Ticket: Selena Gomez – Come & Get It Come & Get It - Come & Get It - Single

Ballroom Dancer Montage: Black Eyed Peas feat Sergio Mendes – Mas Que Nada

Kate Kapshandy
Audition: Pitbull feat TJR – Don’t Stop the Party Don't Stop the Party (feat. TJR) - Pitbull

May 28, 2013 I Written By

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