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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

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

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

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

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

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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

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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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So You Think You Can Dance 2013 Premiere Commentary

Note: I realize this is a little late, but fans of the show won’t mind. Plus, this is an opportunity to introduce you to a new writer named Rachel who sent me this post. If you like this post, let us know in the comments so we can get Rachel to write more posts in the future.

The new season is finally here! I’ve been watching SYTYCD since the second season and got both my mom and my roommate into the show (just like I got them into dance moms, project runway, and many other reality shows). Last season was the season for ballet dancers, and so far this season is full of beautiful, emotional contemporary and jazz dancers who tell their story through their movements. But you shouldn’t count the hip hop dancers out just yet (especially since they keep teasing the exorcist guy from last year).

First thing I noticed was the fact that they have the same opening from what Season 5? Have they just run out of money to keep making new openings? I mean the opening is cool and all but the dancers are out of date. I kinda feel bad for those who won and don’t get a little cameo in the beginning. Do the new viewers know what dancers their watching? I could just be really nitpicky. Second thing I noticed was the gratuitous use of Fall Out Boy’s new song “My Song Knows What You Did In the Dark (Light Em Up).” My Songs Know What You Did In the Dark (Light Em Up) - My Songs Know What You Did In the Dark (Light Em Up) - Single Last year they used Panic! At The Disco’s “Ready to Go” Ready to Go (Get Me Out of My Mind) - Vices & Virtues (Deluxe Version) which caused me to squeal and sing along loudly (much to the annoyance of my roommates and everyone in the TV room). I am a die hard FOB fan and was really pleased to hear the song in the montages.

Okay, enough of my nitpicking the background, let’s actually talk about the dancing! I’m not a ‘trained’ dancer. I’m a dancer because I love to dance and I love the art of it all. I’m very good at picking winners, and there was only one season where I rooted for someone I didn’t think was going to win (he was my friend’s bf at the time, so I had to). I called the last season being for the ballet dancers, but this season, I’m not too sure on an exact person yet. There have been some very beautiful dancers so far with a lot of great stories to tell. Let’s hope they last through Vegas week. Side Note: Who else hates it when they spend forever on a dancer’s story, only to kick them off during Vegas? Like the girl with one hand a few seasons ago. Anyway, THIS SEASON!

The Winner of SYTYCD Armenia
That was an interesting twist, I must say. I knew they had different versions of the show and our version has taken choreographers and ideas for the format itself and incorporated them. I didn’t expect him to be Latin Ballroom either. I was impressed they did the jive too. You rarely see Latin couples doing something other than salsa at auditions. I think it’s because that the style that audiences relate more to and can recognize. Anyway, the jive. His kicks were great. He didn’t have the best legs I’ve ever seen, but it should be interesting to see how he does this time around. Side Note: Can we celebrate our winner this season by tossing them above our heads too? That looked like fun.

The Dislocated Knee
Like the girl who misspelled Vegas “V-E-A-G-S,” this girl will forever be known as her incident at her audition more than her audition itself. I personally want to know what made her choose dance over what it was she was doing before. I’m really glad she made it through her audition because that dislocation looked bad. And just in case you missed it, the cameras showed it to you again. In slow motion. But don’t worry! It popped back in again. Let’s show you that in slow motion too!

I almost changed the channel. No thank you. Ew. Anyway! I’ll be happy to see how she dances fully healed.

The Crying Dad
I was in the bathroom when this started, so I’m not sure how her dad ended up on the stage. It was great to watch. My parents are masters of the art of embarrassing parent dancing. This guy was good. Fortunately, his daughter was better. She blew me away. I think she could be a top contender. I’ve seen a pattern with the dancer’s the judges are picking. They like the ones who tell a story through their bodies. She danced with all her heart right through the tip of her fingers. And there was her dad, sobbing. In any reality show I watch, I love it when do the dramatic push-in on the crying dad. That’s my favorite. Doesn’t matter what style they’re dancing or singing, there’s dad crying like a baby. It’s so sweet!

Those are my thoughts on the new season. I think we should be on the look out for those emotional beautiful dancers. I don’t think just one style will win this year. I think it’s the person and the story that will prevail.

May 22, 2013 I Written By

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So You Think You Can Dance 2013 Music – May 21, 2013

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. 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.

Thanks!

NOTE: Big thanks to Marianya for most of this list of music!

SYTYCD 2013 Night Two Music
LOS ANGELES AUDITIONS – DAY TWO
After Opening Theme Song: Nero – Must Be the Feeling Must Be the Feeling - Welcome Reality (Deluxe Version)

Opening Montage: Fall Out Boy – My Songs Know What You Did In the Dark (Light Em Up) My Songs Know What You Did In the Dark (Light Em Up) - My Songs Know What You Did In the Dark (Light Em Up) - Single

Nicholas “Slick” Stewart
Audition: District 78 – Nonstop Nonstop - Nonstop - Single

Alex Kessinger
Introduction Part 1: Ellie Goulding – Joy Joy - Halcyon (Deluxe Version)
Introduction Part 2: Imagine Dragons – It’s Time It's Time - Night Visions
Audition: Gin Wigmore – Devil in Me Devil In Me - Gravel & Wine

Sebastian Serra
Audition: Amon Tobin – Foley Room Foley Room - Foley Room

Dancers passing through: Youngblood Hawke – Stars (Hold On) Stars (Hold On) - Wake Up

Mariia Lebedeva & Misha Smagin
Audition: Jennifer Lopez – Let’s Get Loud Let's Get Loud - On The 6

Makenzie Dustman
Parents Singing: The Overtones – Goodnight Sweetheart, Goodnight Goodnight Sweetheart - A Tribute to the Overtones
Audition: Annie Fischer, Adrian Boult & Philharmonia Orchestra – Piano Concerto No. 23 in A Major, K. 488: II. Adagio Piano Concerto No. 23 in A Major, K. 488: II. Adagio - Mozart: Piano Concertos 20 and 23

Choreography Round Music: Atwater Men’s Club – My Life’s a Dream My Life's a Dream - My Life's a Dream - Single

After the Choreography Round: Imagine Dragons – On Top of the World On Top of the World - Night Visions

AUSTIN AUDITIONS
Intro to Austin Part 2: Imagine Dragons – Radioactive Radioactive - Night Visions
Judges Introduction: Calvin Harris feat Ne-Yo – Let’s Go Let's Go (feat. Ne-Yo) - Now That's What I Call Music, Vol. 43

Little Boy
Introduction: Ecklipze – Breathe Breathe - Dubstep 2013
Audition: Liquid Stranger – Ripple Ripple (VIP) - Mechanoid Meltdown

Hayley Erbert
Introduction: Grace Potter & The Nocturnals – Paris (Ooh La La) Paris (Ooh La La) - Grace Potter & The Nocturnals
Audition: Jessie J – Who You Are (Live Acoustic) Who You Are (Live Acoustic Version) - Who You Are

Donovan Gibbs
Audition: Nathan Lanier – Torn Torn - Torn - Single
Dance Battle: Chris Brown – Turn Up the Music Turn Up the Music - Fortune (Deluxe Version)
Vegas Ticket: Emeli Sandé – Next to Me Next to Me - Our Version of Events

Daniella Bustillos
Audition: Stereo Lif – “In The Undertow” In the Undertow - In the Undertow - Single

Weird Day Intro: Paloma Faith – Upside Down Upside Down - Do You Want the Truth or Something Beautiful

Nick Muckleroy
Audition: Zoe Keating – We Insist We Insist - One Cello x 16: Natoma
Vegas Ticket: The Afters – Light Up the Sky Light Up the Sky - Light Up the Sky
Rupert Pope & Giles Palmer – Burn So Brightly Burn So Brightly - Epic Pop

Series of Vegas Tickets: Martin Solveig – The Night Out (Madeon Remix) The Night Out (Madeon Remix) - The Night Out

Hampton Williams (and family)
Introduction: Kanye West – Flashing Lights
Audition: Evanescence – My Immortal
Vegas Tickets: The Script feat Will.I.Am – Hall of Fame

A few late additions (thanks slowergent):
NIcholas “Slick” Stewart’s introduction song is The Glitch Mob – Animus Vox Animus Vox - Drink The Sea
Emilio “Millie” Dosal’s audition song is District 78 – Everlasting Everlasting - Everlasting - Single
The song played during the montage of girls going through to Vegas (after Donovan Gibbs) is Tim Myers – It’s My Life It's My Life - It's My Life - Single
The song during the intro montage of Day 2 of Austin auditions is The Band Perry – Done Done. - Pioneer.
Dannon O’Brien’s audition song is Andrew Bird – A Nervous Tic Motion of the Head to the Left A Nervous Tic Motion of the Head to the Left (Live) - Live At Austin City Limits Music Festival 2007: Andrew Bird.
Shane Garcia’s audition song is Olafur Arnalds – Near Light Near Light - Living Room Songs.

May 21, 2013 I Written By

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