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SYTYCD Season 8 Music Updates and Surprise

We’ve found a lot of the music you were looking for and have updated the posts for the first three episodes. Check back for links to your favorite tunes from the Season 8 auditions.

Also, we’ll have an exclusive music surprise for you in a few days.

I’m looking forward to Vegas Week and all the great performances and music it’s bound to bring.

June 5, 2011 I Written By

Rotating SYTYCD Judge is Back and Adam Shankman is Off as Permanent Judge

I just found the video below where Nigel Lythgoe and Cat Deeley talk about SYTYCD 2011 and how the judges will work on season 8 of SYTYCD. Nigel says that the rotating judge is back for SYTYCD 2011. Adam Shankman is busy filming a big movie and so Nigel says he’s not available to be there every week. That leaves Nigel and Mary (I wish it was Toni instead of Mary) as the permanent, every week judges and then a third rotating judge.

The rotating SYTYCD judge will likely be the choreographers from the show, but Nigel leaves it open to other people. For example, I’m sure Nigel would welcome someone like a Paula Abdul as a guest judge, but I think she’s going to be busy with X Factor. Unless she’s a guest judge as a way to promote X Factor. That could be interesting.

Of course, I’ve always thought that Nigel should bring a fan judge on. Maybe a popular SYTYCD blogger as a guest judge would be pretty interesting I think.

June 3, 2011 I Written By

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

Los Angeles Audition Episode – Your Thoughts

Tonight’s Los Angeles audition episode is the last of the Season 8 auditions, as well as the highly anticipated (at least by Amanda, but I’m sure she’s not alone) audition of Jeanine Mason’s little sister.

look forward to seeing @ sister tomorrow night on SYTYCD
@Amanda_516
Amanda L.Waller

If you’re one of those types who likes to talk about the episode as it happens, Amanda and John will be Tweeting during the East and West Coast airings of the episode. You might even catch a tweet or two from me as well.

Regardless, here is a space for all your Los Angeles audition episode thoughts, right here. Enjoy!!!

June 2, 2011 I Written By

Los Angeles Audition Music – SYTYCD Season 8

So far, the music of Season 8 has been stellar, so I’m excited to see what music tonight’s Los Angeles audition show brings us. I hope you’ll help me hunt down all of tonight’s music because I always rely on our awesome readers for the assist.

Los Angeles Auditions

Opening Music: Two Steps from Hell’s “Am I Not Human?” – Am I Not Human? - Invincible

Welcome to L.A.: Taio Cruz ft. Travie McCoy’s “Higher” – Higher (Bonus Track) - Rokstarr (thanks to our reader, Michelle)

Jordan Casanova (is innocent, despite her fierce alter ego, made Nigel a dirty old man): Beyonce’s “Naughty Girl” – Naughty Girl - Dangerously In Love

Derion “DC” Chapman (pregnant girlfriend, taught Nigel a dance move) intro: Bruno Mars’s “Count On Me” – Count On Me - Doo-Wops & Hooligans (Deluxe Version)

DC’s audition: Frank Sinatra’s “That’s Life” – That's Life - Nothing But the Best - The Frank Sinatra Collection (Remastered)

Arielle Coker (returning from the last two seasons, stronger) audition: Our reader Stephanie says it is Frisson’s “Groundhog Day” – Groundhog Day - Groundhog Day - Single

Yes to Vegas montage: Enrique Iglesias ft. Pitbull’s “I Like It” – I Like It (feat. Pitbull) - Euphoria (Deluxe Edition)

Audition line: The Briggs’s “This is L.A.” – This Is L.A. - Come All You Madmen

Hero McRae (Japanese dubstepper/locker) audition: Dinglesalad’s “So You Think You Can Dance Dubstep” – So You Think You Can Dubstep - So You Think You Can Dubstep - Single

Back from commercial: The Asteroids Galaxy Tour’s “The Golden Age” – The Golden Age - Fruit

Joe “Big C” Doyle (Santa krumper with the “6 pack”) intro: Run-DMC’s “Christmas in Hollis” – Christmas In Hollis - Run-DMC: Greatest Hits

Big C’s audition: Kid Sister’s “Pro Nails (Rusko remix)” – Pro Nails (Rusko Remix) - Scion Sampler, Vol. 22: Fool's Gold Remixed (thanks, Johnny B for correcting me. I keep blocking this song for some reason)

No to Big C: Mud’s “Lonely This Christmas” – Lonely This Christmas - A's, B's and Rarities

Bad dancing montage: Foreigner’s “Cold As Ice” – Cold As Ice - No End In Sight: The Very Best of Foreigner (Remastered)

Alexis Mason (Jeanine’s little sister): Our reader Ryan says it is David Lanz’s “Variations on a theme from Pachelbel’s Canon in D Major” – Variations On a Theme from Pachelbel's Canon In D Major - Best of David Lanz

Patty Anne Miller (adorable tomboy hip hopper/stylist/Berkley drummer): Ke$ha’s “Blow (Dubstep remix)” – Blow (Ke$ha Dubstep Tribute Re-Mix) - Single - Dubstep Remixers

Yes to Vegas montage: Panic! at the Disco’s “Ready to Go” – Ready to Go (Get Me Out of My Mind) - Vices & Virtues (Deluxe Version)

Sasha & Natalia Mallory (African/contemporary sister dancers) intro: Edvard Grieg’s “Hall of the Mountain King” – In the Hall of the Mountain King from “Peer Gynt” - Bedtime Classical - Music for the Smart Mind

Sasha & Natalia Mallory audition: Our reader Brenna pointed out that it’s Darnel Alexander’s “We Ride on the Wind” – We Ride On The Wind - Single - Darnel Alexander

Choreography round: Usher ft Pitbull’s “DJ Got Us Falling in Love Again” – DJ Got Us Fallin' In Love (feat. Pitbull) - DJ Got Us Fallin' In Love (feat. Pitbull) - Single

Yes montage/Vegas Week teaser: Chris Brown’s “Yeah 3X” – Yeah 3X - Yeah 3X - Single

I was so bad about the music tonight, y’all, cause I was distracted by tweeting my reactions. Help me out? 🙂

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All things Twitter

Thanks to John I was able to tweet live tonight from the @puresytycd twitter for those of us that watch on the east coast. I have to say it’s hard to tweet and follow along with the audition show, because there is so much info packed into them. Though I will do my best to keep up and will end my tweets with either my name or just simply with an A, so you will know it’s me and not John. Hope you guys will enjoy it.

Twitter has been a great way to keep up with my favorite alumni, judges, and choreographer. It’s fun to see some of the conversations between the dancers and some of them tweet as they watch the show too. I have my favorites and tweeted many of them and even gotten a few replies. I have gotten replies from Benji, Lil’ C, Adam Shankman and Mark. I have to say Mark’s reply kinda made my day. So I was wondering if any of our readers have gotten replies from any of your favorites, let us know…I would love to hear about it.

June 1, 2011 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.

Salt Lake City/NYC Audition Music – SYTYCD Season 8

Tonight’s auditions should be amazing as Salt Lake City and NYC have performed well in the past. Though, the commercial for tonight’s episode makes it look like NYC might disappoint. Let’s hope the trend of lots of GOOD dancers continues. I’ll be adding the music once the show starts and feel free to help me out – I need all I can get.

Levels Music Group (composers of many of your favorite songs from last week) have let us know that more of their music will be featured tonight and that the songs you’re looking for should soon be available. Updates later! Keep your ears out for your new favorite tunes.

Salt Lake City Auditions

The audition line: Britney Spears’s “Till the World Ends” – Till the World Ends - Femme Fatale (Deluxe Version)

Devon McCullough and Micah Clark (amaaaazing steppers): their own beat

Intro to Chyna Smith (superfan, reminds Nigel of Mollee): Animotion’s “Obession” – Obsession - Pure 80's

Chyna Smith (Robin called her “lightning in a bottle”) audition song: Santogold’s “You’ll Find a Way” – You'll Find a Way - Santigold (Amanda reminded me that Phillip Chbeeb danced a solo to this on tour).

Annie Gratton (danced with her father) audition: Eurythmics’s “Sweet Dreams” – Sweet Dreams (Hot Remix) - Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) [Remastered]

Annie danced with her dad, Francois to: The Black Eyed Peas’ “Boom Boom Pow” – Boom Boom Pow - The E.N.D. (The Energy Never Dies)

Yes to girls montage: Pussycat Dolls’s “When I Grow Up” – When I Grow Up - Doll Domination

Tadd Gadduang (really cool B boy) audition: Tango Lorca’s “Payadora” – Payadora - Mujer Sola

Injury montage: Face to Face’s “Falling” – Falling - Face to Face

Samantha Hiller (amnesia, tearful mom in audience) audition: Justin Nozuka’s “After Tonight” – After Tonight - Holly

Will and Katee put ’em through choreography: Usher ft Pitbull’s “DJ Got Us Falling in Love Again” – DJ Got Us Fallin' In Love (feat. Pitbull) - DJ Got Us Fallin' In Love (feat. Pitbull) - Single

Yes to Vegas montage: The Sounds’ “Dance with the Devil” – Dance With the Devil - Something to Die for

Chase Thomas (my mom calls him “Adonis”) intro: Olivia Newton-John’s “Physical” – Physical - Physical
Chase Thomas’s audition: Samuel Bisson’s “Nuit Blanche” – Nuit Blanche - Soundtrack - Nuit Blanche - Soundtrack Our reader Avaryl pointed us in the right direction and check out this short film that accompanies this gorgeous piece of music.

Montage of good guys: Thin Lizzy’s “The Boys Are Back in Town” – The Boys Are Back In Town - Jailbreak

Brittney Starr (the delusional “daughter of Ringo Starr”): Britney Spears’s “Toy Soldier” – Toy Soldier - Blackout (Bonus Track Version), according to our reader Paula.

Yes montage: Blaire Reinhard Band’s “Now Is Your Time” – not available on iTunes at the moment

New York City Auditions

Welcome to New York: Kanye West’s “Power” – Power - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

Audition line/judges intro: The Go! Team’s “Bustout Brigade” – Bust-Out Brigade - Rolling Blackouts (Bonus Track Version)

Samara “Princess Lockeroo” Cohen (wacking, superspy dancer) audition: sounds like a 70s version of Flight of the Bumblebee – I was right! It’s Walter Murphy’s “Flight 76 (Flight of the Bumble Bee)” – Flight 76 (Flight of the Bumble Bee) - A Fifth of Beethoven

Brandon Jones (big reaction from audience, humble guy) audition: Bruno Mars’s “Talking to the Moon” – Talking to the Moon - Doo-Wops & Hooligans (Deluxe Version)

Yes to Vegas: Natasha Bedingfield’s “Weightless” – Weightless - Strip Me (Deluxe Version)

Audition line: contestants singing a funny little song is actually Luke and Jock’s “So You Think You Can Dance Song” – The So You Think You Can Dance Song - The So You Think You Can Dance Song - Single

Brian “Hollow Dreams” Henry (krumper who’s “taking it back”) audition: JC Flow ft. Mr. E’s “Get Some” – Get Some (feat. Mr. E) - Single - JC Flow

Montage: Latin tune ?

Mary Kate Sheehan (Irish step dancer) intro and audition: ?

Ashley Han/bad dancer montage: Ivan Drever’s “Take My Heart” – not available on iTunes, not 100% about this one and Tom Salter’s “Rush” – Rush - Position Music - Orchestral Series Vol. 1 not 100% about this one as well

Virgil “Lil O” Gadson (dub stepper, last of day 1) audition: Santogold’s “Creator” – Creator - Santigold

2nd Day of NYC intro: Echo and the Bunnymen’s “Think I Need It” – Think I Need It Too - The Fountain

Frank Sinatra’s “New York, New York” – Theme from New York, New York - Nothing But the Best - The Frank Sinatra Collection (Remastered)

Jess LeProtto intro: George Benson’s “On Broadway” – On Broadway - The George Benson Collection

Jess LeProtto (amazing jazz dancer, kinda cocky) audition: Kevin Spacey’s “Mack the Knife” Mack the Knife - Beyond the Sea (Soundtrack from the Motion Picture)

Kristen Dobson + noncompetiting partner Travis (Susan): Zucchero’s “Bacco Perbacco” – Bacco Perbacco - Fly, according to our reader Chia.

Good ballroom dancers montage: Definitely Tchaikovsky, I think it’s the “Sleeping Beauty Waltz” – Sleeping Beauty - Waltz - Classical For The New Age Our reader Sara says that it is ‘The Waltz of the Flowers” Waltz of the Flowers - Classical For The New Age, which I considered, so I’ll keep both.

Good dancers montage: The Fratelli’s “Flathead” – Flathead - Flathead - EP

Robert “the woo-man” Taylor, Jr. (30 year old dancer, last year eligible): Kid Sister’s “Pro Nails Rusko Remix” Pro Nails (Rusko Remix) - Scion Sampler, Vol. 22: Fool's Gold Remixed (Thanks to our readers, Lindsay and Aurielle).
Nigel sang “It’s Now or Never” to him.

Yes to Vegas montage: ?

2nd Yes to Vegas montage song: LMFAO’s “Party Rock Anthem” – Party Rock Anthem (feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock) - Party Rock Anthem (feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock) - Single

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More of Your Favorite Season 8 Episode 1 Dancers

I thought I’d hunt down some videos of your favorite dancers from SYTYCD Season 8 episode 1. Check them out:

Melanie Moore

Ryan Ramirez

Amber Williams

Lilly Nguyen

I wasn’t able to find videos of Timothy Joseph and the Deon/Damon videos were all responses to the Les Twins controversy.

Dancers we haven’t seen yet but are hoping come back from last season:

Anthony Burrell

His update SYTYCD Season 7

Adrian Lee

The song is Adele’s “I Found a Boy” – I Found a Boy - 21

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SYTYCD Season 8 Premiere – Your Thoughts

It was a phenomenal first episode of SYTYCD Season 8, with the Atlanta and Oakland auditions. There weren’t many of those too unbearably bad and uncomfortable additions (though, there were a handful, of course), which makes me happy. I like to see good dancing!

Some preliminary thoughts for you, but mostly I want to hear YOUR THOUGHTS:

-One of my favorite dancers of the night, Melanie Moore, is from my hometown, Marietta, GA. Amanda and I are both from Georgia and one of our favorite dancers is too, Kathryn McCormick.

-I am so glad that Ryan Ramirez is back!

-Which makes me wonder…WILL Alex be back this season? And will he be back as a contestant or as an All-Star later in the season?

I know there was so much else going on, but that’s what’s coming to me now. Your turn! What are you excited about or wondering after the premiere episode of Season 8?

And don’t forget to help us fill in the music from the Atlanta/Oakland auditions. There were some really great songs tonight, but I didn’t catch them all and maybe you can help!

May 26, 2011 I Written By

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Thanks everyone for stopping by Pure SYTYCD. I’m sure we have a bunch of new people and I’ve already seen some old regulars to the Pure SYTYCD family that have come by and commented about tonight’s premiere.

Be sure to check back regularly as we update you on what’s happening with the 2011 season of SYTYCD. Our most popular topic is of course the SYTYCD 2011 music list. We’ve been the best place to find the SYTYCD music on the web since season 2 of SYTYCD. With your help and the magic of Emilie, Amanda, Marianya, and of course you readers, we’ll do it again this year.

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Time for another season of SYTYCD!!

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