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SYTYCD UK Season 2 Episode 1 Music

Hi everybody. I’ve just had a chance to watch last week’s premiere episode of SYTYCD UK Season 2. The auditions are always tough to grab the music from, but I’ll do my best. Please write us in the comments if you have music to add. The episode is currently available on the BBC’s website and will be available for 5 more days. So watch it now!

Intro: ?

The line: Example’s “Kickstarts” – Kickstarts - Kickstarts - EP and a rap song with lyrics that include “let’s go/let’s go.”

Nigel’s intro: 2 Pac’s “California Love” – California Love - The Very Best of Death Row

Arlene’s intro: Instrumental of Dean Martin’s “Ain’t That a Kick in the Head” – Ain't That a Kick In the Head - Dino - The Essential Dean Martin

Sisco’s intro: Mark Ronson’s “Bang Bang Bang” – Bang Bang Bang - Record Collection (Deluxe Version)

Louise’s intro: Something with a heavy beat and “s-s-sexy” in the lyrics.

Quick montage of dancers while explaining the process: Something instrumental, perhaps Vitamin String Quartet. It builds into a familiar pop song, just can’t put my finger on it. Help?

Matt Flint intro: Cee Lo Green’s “Forget You” – Forget You - F**k You - Deluxe Single

Matt Flint’s tap dance audition: Etta James “In the Basement” – In the Basement, pt. 1 (Single) - Etta James - Her Best: The Chess 50th Anniversary Collection

Stephanie Powell’s samba audition: Robin Thicke’s “Everything I Can’t Have” -Everything I Can't Have - The Evolution of Robin Thicke (Deluxe Edition)

Stephanie goes through: Florence & the Machine’s “Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up)” – Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up) - Lungs

Shanelle and her mother Cordelle in line dancing with Cat: Beyonce’s “Crazy in Love” – Crazy In Love - Dangerously In Love

Shanelle & Cordelle dancing in the hallway: Buster Poindexter’s “HOT! HOT! HOT!” – Hot Hot Hot (Radio Edit) - Dance Vault Remixes: Buster Poindexter & His Banshees Of Blue - Hot Hot Hot - EP

Shanelle & Cordelle’s audition: Alexandra Burke’s “Don’t Make Me Start Without You”

Yes to Shanelle for choreography, no to Cordelle: an instrumental section of The Script’s “Breakeven” – Breakeven (Falling to Pieces) - The Script

Katie Love’s intro: Mika’s “Love Today” – Love Today (Live from Parc des Princes) - The Boy Who Knew Too Much (Deluxe Version)

Katie Love’s audition: Pink’s “Dear Mr. President” – Dear Mr. President - The People Speak (Soundtrack from the Motion Picture)

Katie Love moves on: Ke$ha’s “Your Love Is My Drug” – Your Love Is My Drug - Animal

Tomasz Wisniewski’s intro: Black Eyed Peas’s “The Time (Dirty Bit)” – The Time (Dirty Bit) - The Beginning (Deluxe Version)

Tomasz’s audition: David Guetta ft. Kelly Rowland’s “When Love Takes Over” – When Love Takes Over (Blame Remix) - Now! That's What I Call Dance Imports

Tomasz head’s out: Something with a lyric that sounds like “we will not be famous.” Suggestions?

Cat dances with contestants in line: Alexandra Burke’s “Broken Heels”

Kirsty Swain intro: Frankie Goes to Hollywood’s “Relax” – Relax - Bang!...The Greatest Hits of Frankie Goes to Hollywood

Kirsty Swain’s audition: Janet Jackson’s “Make Me” – Make Me - Number Ones

Judges arguing montage: Black Eyed Peas’s “Shut Up” – Shut Up - Elephunk

Paige Smith intro: Something instrumental, maybe a piece of “Make You Feel My Love”?

Paige Smith audition: Shontelle’s “Impossible” – Impossible (Main) - No Gravity

Paige goes through: Owl City’s “Fireflies” – Fireflies - Ocean Eyes

Intro to choreography: Kelly Rowland’s “Work” – Work - Ms. Kelly

Choreography: Taio Cruz’s “Dynamite” – Dynamite - Rokstarr

Paolo Debernardi intro: Michael Jackson’s “Bad” – Bad - null

Paolo’s audition: Kenny Loggins’s “Footloose” – Footloose - Footloose (15th Anniversary Collectors' Edition)

Paolo gets cut: Michael Jackson’s “Beat It” – Beat It (Restored Version) - Thriller (25th Anniversary, Zombie Cover)

Bad dancing montage: ?

Charlotte Scally intro: David Guetta and Rihanna’s “Who’s That Chick” – Who's That Chick? (feat. Rihanna) [Single Version] - Who's That Chick? (feat. Rihanna) [Single Version] - Single

Charlotte’s audition: David Guetta ft. Fergie “No Getting Over” – Gettin' Over You (feat. Fergie & LMFAO) - One More Love

Hip hop montage: Naughty By Nature’s “Hip Hop Hurray” – Hip Hop Hooray - Greatest Hits: Naughty's Nicest

Rithy Pereira’s audition: The Ranger$’s “I’m a Monster” – I'm a Monster - Jerkin' Is a Habit, Vol. 1

Andres and Hannah audition: salsa music? help?

Andres and Hanna are split up: Boys II Men’s “End of the Road” – End of the Road - Legacy - The Greatest Hits Collection (Deluxe Edition)

This first episode was so awesome. Can’t wait for the next one! Make sure you catch it before it leaves BBC’s website.

March 29, 2011 I Written By

SYTYCD and SYTYCD UK Return!

Hi everybody. I’m back after a little tiny break and I hope everybody’s doing great!

Guess what else is back?! SYTYCD!

The UK version returns on March 23rd and Nigel is going to commute every week from the US for American Idol to Britain for SYTYCD UK. I loved last season, I’m really excited that I don’t have much longer to wait for Series 2.

Our own US version of SYTYCD returns May 26th. I’ve read that Mary Murphy may have to tame her Tamale Train a bit after her throat surgery. It’ll be interesting to see if John will like the quieter Mary better.

Anybody else excited to know when we’ll get our SYTYCD fixes again?

March 14, 2011 I Written By

In Defense of International All-Stars

In my last post about potential Season 8 All-Stars, I asked whether people would like to see dancers from SYTYCD around the world participate as All-Stars. So far, it’s not very positive. Allow me to post these videos as defense for the awesomeness of my idea. :)

Exhibit 1 – Denys and Amanda of SYTYCD Canada Season 3 (Winner and Runner-Up)

This was their FIRST performance together and made it pretty obvious that they were going all the way. Mary Murphy cameo, fyi.

You should watch all their routines, but their “Hey Hey” house routine was pretty impressive.

Exhibit 2 – Robbie and Ivy of SYTYCD Australia Season 3 (Winner and 3rd place)

NOBODY thought Robbie would pull off a Paso doble with Ivy, but he killed it. Ivy really made him a better dancer/performer and I think it’s due to their partnership that he made it all the way.

Also, their “Bad Romance” is NOT to be missed. Another Mary Murphy cameo.

Exhibit 3 – Charlie and Tommy of SYTYCD United Kingdom (Winner and Runner-Up)

Again, Tommy was another guy who was misjudged a bit and his partnership with Charlie (who was an early frontrunner) really gave him a chance to shine and grow. In keeping with my Latin theme, their tango:

But, of course, their most memorable routine is probably their week 1 hip hop.

These are just a handful of routines from some of the top dancers of the English-speaking SYTYCD franchises. If we don’t have International All-Stars, SYTYCD US really should find a way to feature some of these amazing dancers on our stage and give American audiences better access to the episodes. Luckily, the BBC put theirs online last season and I imagine they’ll do that again for SYTYCD UK Season 2, which is coming up soon.

October 25, 2010 I Written By

The Twist – Emilie’s Prediction/Suggestion

So, in my Odd and Random – 5/21/10 post, I linked to an interview with some of the All-Stars where Lauren predicted that the SYTYCD powers-that-be still had some surprises in store for everybody, including the All-Stars themselves. I hinted that I had an idea of what one such twist could be.

I know for sure a lot of you will hate this idea. Let’s see if some of you love it.

What if…

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May 24, 2010 I Written By

Odd and Random SYTYCD – 5/21/10

First, you HAVE to check this one out. Can’t stress that enough. Go now. You didn’t go yet? Here’s why you should GO take a look: behind-the-scenes video footage of the photo shoot that brought us the awesome sexy photo from my last post. GREAT quotes from Adam, Cat, Neil and Pasha (standing next to each other!), Courtney, Mark, Twitch, Dominic (with Comfort and Allison) and Lauren. If you STILL need convincing, check out this quote from Lauren:

“When we were contestants, they wouldn’t tell us anything beforehand. And so now we kind of know how it happens. But I know them [the judges/producers]. They’re going to try to throw us for a loop too.”

Anybody got some guess what the surprises might be? Can y’all handle any more surprises and twists this season? I’m not sure I can, though they’ve all been good so far. :) I have a BIG guess on what one new surprise could (or should) be. I’ll post that later, separately.

Here’s one with a shout-out to Season 7 All-Star Courtney Galiano, though you don’t actually see her (unfortunately). I include it because it’s definitely a bit odd. And it’s nice to see people dancing, even if they AREN’T Courtney.

In SYTYCD UK news, last season’s contestant Alastair Postlethwaite will be judging ‘Tarletons Got Talent’.

According to this article, SYTYCD (U.S., that’s us) is Canada’s #1 summer series. When does SYTYCD air? That’s one I haven’t gotten into yet. If it’s anything like SYTYCD UK and AU, I’m in, in, in. I know many of you are already on board.

Speaking of SYTYCD Canada, some former contestants will appear in the tv movie Turn the Beat Around, including Season 1 finalists: Romina D’Ugo, Miles Faber and Natalli Reznik. Check out this quote, from Seventeen magazine:

If you loved movies like Step Up, Save The Last Dance, and Center Stage, then you’ll do backflips for Turn The Beat Around.

I wonder how (if) we can see that movie here in the States?

There’s some great quotes from Nigel in this Zap2it.com blog, but I don’t like the opening lines:

“You never heard of the dancers before, and likely won’t again, but the raw talent on Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dance” blows away competitors on other dance shows.”

Okay, the second half of that sentence is okay. But having All-Stars in SYTYCD Season 7 is clearly meant to help rectify any potential “likely won’t again” situations.

Here’s an Instyle interview with Cat about her vintage-inspired jewelry collection for QVC. You really should check it out – I love what Cat says about her doing the “leg work” for folks who might find vintage hunting intimidating (like me) but do like the look.

Here’s an interview Lauren did a little while ago with Zap2it.com about her Dancing with the Stars and American Idol favorites. She confesses that she has to watch everything dance on t.v. :) Me too, Lauren.

And here’s another older piece about Kherington Payne and Jonathan Platero joining the cast of a production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

Enjoy all the random and odd!

May 22, 2010 I Written By

Odd and Random SYTYCD 5/2/10

First – Ellenore dishes on her beauty secrets. Did you know she’s working with the deodorant Secret? It’s mentioned in her interview on this blog, but I haven’t been able to find anything else out. If you do, let us know!

Next, you have to read this “Conversation with Parks and Recreation‘s Nick Offerman” for a hidden gem. Nick Offerman could otherwise be known as Mr. Megan Mullally, and in this interview, he talks about her past as a ballerina and their love of So You Think You Can Dance (look about 3/4s of the way down). Whoo hoo, shout out!

Then, check out this wonderful interview with one of my personal favorite SYTYCD alumni (and now a Season 7 All-Star), Lauren Gottlieb. She talks about being on Glee and also being on Ghost Whisperer with Jennifer Love Hewitt. Dang, guess I missed out by not watching that. :) Luckily, we can probably still catch it on Hulu or something.

Apparently, Cat has a QVC line of jewelry? And one of her Cat Deely Vintage for QVC bracelets was featured in this month’s InStyle Magazine, according to the blog. Check out this cute feature on Cat from last year. Aha! After some poking around on the InStyle website, I found this little write up about Cat and QVC. But, I haven’t been able to find the actual bracelet the blog piece mention. Somebody buy the issue and scan the pic in! :)

And then last, but not least, dance has become a serious political issue in England, due in part to the popularity of shows like “Strictly Come Dancing” and “So You Think You Can Dance.”

[11:28 p.m. Addition: Just had to add this one. Has nothing to do with SYTYCD, except maybe this guy should be a dance guest on an elimination night this season. Lol. Seen here.]

May 2, 2010 I Written By

SYTYCD Cross Country Dance Comparison

Many thanks to Margaret for this tidbit, I figured that I would bring it out for you guys to see…

The first song in this post is Don’t Touch Me Busta Rhymes - Don't Touch Me (Throw Da Water on 'Em) - Single - Don't Touch Me (Throw Da Water On 'Em) by Busta Rhymes danced as hip-hop.

From SYTYCD US Season 4 Week 3: Kherington Payne and Stephen “Twitch” Boss. Choreography by Tabitha and Napoleon D’umo (aka NappyTabs).

From SYTYCD Canada Season 1 Week 4: Nico Archambault and Arassay Reyes choreographed by Luther Brown

So who do you think danced it better? The Canadians or the Americans? :D

Better yet, how about this dance comparison:

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April 24, 2010 I Written By

My life can be summed up in the following two quotes: 1) "I am married to engineering and am its faithful wife by day, but at night my wanderlust takes hold and the arts becomes my jealous paramour." and... 2) "Engineering is my safety net. Writing is my passion. Acting is my escape when the other two become too much." So where does dancing fit in? Pretty much anywhere at this point... =)

SYTYCD UK Streaming Video Finale

This is my first time doing a streaming video, so let me know if you have any trouble. Enjoy!!

[Later: The Charlie-Tommy Tango and the Lizzie-Alastair Samba might not play automatically. Don’t miss. They’re a bit out of order, but you can select them manually on the menu above if they don’t play automatically.]

February 16, 2010 I Written By

So You Think You Can Dance UK FINALE Music

The SYTYCD UK Top 3 danced a group Pop-Jazz routine choreographed by Frank Gatson to the Black Eyed Peas’ “I Gotta Feeling” Black Eyed Peas - The E.N.D. (The Energy Never Dies) - I Gotta Feeling

The SYTYCD UK Top 13 danced a Jazz routine choreographed by Gareth Walker to Lady GaGa’s “Bad Romance” Lady GaGa - Bad Romance - Single - Bad Romance

Music for Group Numbers:

Lizzie Gough and Tommy Franzen danced Jazz to The Eurythmics “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)” Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) [Remastered Version] - Sweet Dreams

Charlie Bruce and Lizzie Gough danced Broadway to Catherine Zeta Jones’s “All That Jazz” Catherine Zeta-Jones, Renée Zellweger & Taye Diggs - Chicago - Overture / And All That Jazz

Charlie Bruce and Tommy Franzen danced Tango to Ewan McGregor’s “Tango el Roxanne” Ewan McGregor, Jacek Koman & José Feliciano - Moulin Rouge - El Tango de Roxanne

Lizzie Gough and Alastair Poslewaite danced Samba to Sergio Mendes’ “Magalehna” Sergio Mendes - Brasileiro - Magalenha

Mark Calape and Tommy Franzen danced Hip-Hop to Daft Punk’s “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger” Daft Punk - Discovery - Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger

Charlie Bruce and Drew McOnie danced Lyrical to Celine Dion’s “I Surrender” Céline Dion - A New Day Has Come - I Surrender

Music for Solos:
Lizzie Gough danced Hip-Hop to RiHanna’s “Don’t Stop the Music” Rihanna - Good Girl Gone Bad: Reloaded - Don't Stop the Music

If you’re hankering for other SYTYCD UK music, it’s all here.

Tommy Franzen Breakdanced to Justin Timberlake’s “Cry Me a River” Justin Timberlake - Justified - Cry Me a River

Charlie Bruce danced Jazz to Ricky Martin’s “Livin’ la Vida Loca” Ricky Martin - Ricky Martin - Livin' la Vida Loca

Special Musical Guest was Robbie Williams’ “Morning Sun” Robbie Williams - Reality Killed the Video Star - Morning Sun

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SYTYCD UK Top 6 Videos

Time again to check out the videos from the SYTYCD UK top 6. You can find their performances embedded below. I’m sure that they’re out of order. Sorry about that. However, I did try and make sure that the results stuff was in the right order. Just some of the judges comments might sound off since the performances aren’t in the right order. Enjoy!

As always, you can find the music from this episode of SYTYCD UK here.

February 7, 2010 I Written By

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