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Memphis and Dallas Auditions

First off I would like to say Congratulations to Cat Deeley, for winning the Critics Choice award for best Reality TV Show Host. Maybe the Emmy’s will take notice this year.

There was a whole lot of information to take in the first three minutes of the show. I have found an Interview with Nigel that explains a little more of what we can expect this season and I’m working on a post that will be up later this week.

Lets start with the Judges. Obviously without Mary Murphy the show doesn’t seem the same and let’s be honest no one can replace her. I’m thinking it may take another episode for me to really warm up to this panel of judges but they seem to have great chemistry so far.Paula for me has always been better suited for judging this show compared to Paula. She got a case of the giggles at one point but not sure what caused them. I loved how she just picked up the phone and called Richard Simmons to tell him about Kiosh. Jason is definitely the laid back one of the bunch, but leave it to Nigel to put him on the spot several times tonight. Jason got a little tongue-tied trying to find the right words to say when it came to the acts that weren’t his thing. His impromptu performance of Talk Dirty probably made those kids day.

MEMPHIS

Memphis had some talent and some characters show up to the auditions. Day two had some technical difficulties when the power went out in downtown Memphis due to a fire. So happy they were able to find a generator so the dancers could audition. By the end of the auditions, 23 dancers from team stage and 20 dancers from team street move on to the next round in Vegas.

Standouts…I at least got the first names of the dancers written down.

Team Stage: Peyton and Jordan (Jo Jo)
Team Street: Andre Rucker and Ladia Yates. Courtney Barnes makes his return and yes he is an entertaining character but not right for the show.

DALLAS

Dallas from what I can tell had more team stage standouts. Hard to really see talent in a montage but it helps with the timing of the show. Anyways, moving on to Vegas are 20 dancers from team stage and 17 dancers from team street.

Standouts

Team Stage: Guillermo, Jaclyn Hamrick, Lily Leyva and Edson
Team Street: Steven Ban (Nerdy Hip Hop) and Vishonda Sims
Total # of dancers through to Vegas: Team Stage: 43 Team Street: 37

So what are your thoughts? Are you team stage or team street?

June 1, 2015 I Written By

Dance is one of my biggest passions. I grew up dancing at Augusta West Dance Studio (the same studio that Kathryn McCormick). I have a BFA in theatre/dance from Valdosta State University. Tap is my favorite style of dance.

Season 12 Begins….

In two weeks the new season of So  You Can Dance begins on Monday, June 1st on Fox at 8/7pm. Yes, you read that right SYTYCD has moved to Monday nights. Why the move? Well I’m not sure but if I had to guess it might have something to do with trying to obtain more viewers and receive better ratings. Also, they might be trying avoid being in competition with America’s Got Talent. I don’t mind the switch of the nights…mainly because the Dancing With the Stars current season will be over. Another new addition to this season is mentor dancers for both stage and street. Travis Wall and Twitch have been selected for the job.  Which side will you be on Stage or  Street.

May 18, 2015 I Written By

Dance is one of my biggest passions. I grew up dancing at Augusta West Dance Studio (the same studio that Kathryn McCormick). I have a BFA in theatre/dance from Valdosta State University. Tap is my favorite style of dance.

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?