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Kent Boyd and Lauren Froderman Romance and Worst SYTYCD Panel Question Ever

Time for another Reality Rocks SYTYCD Panel video. They opened up for questions and I had to ask Kent Boyd and Lauren Froderman about their possible romance rumors at the So You Think You Can Dance panel. Sorry for the shaking camera. It’s hard to hold the mic and keep the video still at the same time. Next time I’ll bring the tripod. I love Lauren Gottlieb’s comment when Kent’s talking as well.

I also kept in the worst question someone could possibly ask to a SYTYCD panel. You should have seen the SYTYCD PR people’s eyes when he asked it. One of them did the cut thing across their neck to end the question and answer period. It was hilarious. What was he thinking when he asked that?

Enjoy the SYTYCD Video.

May 12, 2011 I Written By

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

Christina Perri’s Album Lovestrong and Free Single

Hi everybody,

I’m popping my head up out of the woodwork to let you know that Christina Perri’s new album Lovestrong Lovestrong. - Christina Perri is available and includes her gorgeous song “Jar of Hearts” Jar of Hearts - Lovestrong., which we all fell in love with when it was featured on SYTYCD in Season 6.

“Jar of Hearts” got some major play on my radio and instead of getting tired of it, I liked it better and better with every listen, so I’m excited to listen to the whole album.

The first song on the album, “Bluebird,” is available as a free download. Make sure you grab it now, because free downloads tend to expire within a week.

And just cause I’ve missed everybody, here’s a link to Kat’s video of Kathryn and Billy dancing to “Jar of Hearts.” Hope it makes your day a happy one. I hope it whets everybody’s appetite for Season 8, which will premiere on the 26th OF THIS MONTH! Whooo hooo!

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Least Favorite So You Think You Can Dance (SYTYCD) Routines – Responses from SYTYCD Dancers Panel

I told you that I had a ton of videos from SYTYCD at the Reality Rocks Expo. I think I have about a half dozen or so more. We’re nearing the end of the panel and then we’ll show them teaching a routine with audience participation. Then, some one on one interviews as well. Just watching them gets me excited for SYTYCD 2011.

These 2 videos are the SYTYCD panel discussing some of their least favorite SYTYCD routines. I liked how honest they were about not liking some of the routines. On the show, they always act like they loved the routine. I guess that makes sense when the choreographer is right there. Enjoy the SYTYCD honesty!

I thought it was done, so this video is in 2 parts:

May 4, 2011 I Written By

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How Much of SYTYCD Is Luck of the Draw – Reality Rocks Expo SYTYCD Panel

I love this question, but Will’s right that no one knows it for certain. I do love that their honest about the challenge of some of the music, choreography, etc. Kent also talks about how it’s not reasonable for him and Lauren to “get married” in their bollywood routine. Not to mention, Lauren Froderman gets outed by Kent Boyd saying she didn’t like a specific routine. Enjoy!

May 2, 2011 I Written By

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How Hard Is It Doing Other Dance Genres on SYTYCD? – Responses at Reality Rocks Expo

SYTYCD Dancers, Lauren Gottlieb, Chelsea Traille, Comfort Fedoke, Lauren Froderman, Will Wingfield, Kupono, Kent Boyd, at Reality Rocks Expo in LA talk about how hard it is to do other dance genres on So You Think You Can Dance. I guess a few of them weren’t enjoying the other styles as much as they make it seem on the show.

April 29, 2011 I Written By

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How Has SYTYCD Has Made Dance More Accessible? – Reality Rocks Panelists Reponses

I’m back with a video I recorded at the Reality Rocks Expo in LA. This was part of the SYTYCD Panel at the expo and provided some interesting answers to how SYTYCD has made dance more accessible.

The guy who was helping me at this event was surprised that middle america might not know about Krump. He grew up in LA, so I guess he’d known about it forever. I definitely didn’t know about Krump until I first saw it on SYTYCD. So, I guess I was part of the middle america that’s referred to in the video.

More videos on their way. I’ll try and post one a day until I run out of the videos. A nice way to get ready for th new season of SYTYCD.

April 28, 2011 I Written By

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Updates from SYTYCD Dancers at Reality Rocks Expo


As I mentioned and I posted some pictures, I was lucky enough to be able to go to the Reality Rocks Expo in LA. The highlight of the event was of course the chance to see, hear and talk with a number of the dancers from SYTYCD. Over the next couple weeks as we get ready for the premiere of SYTYCD, I’ll post the videos I did of the event.

My apologies for the shaky camera (I should have brought the tripod), and I didn’t spend much time editing the video either. Not to mention, it wasn’t ideal video conditions. Those things aside, I still think that many of you will really enjoy these videos. You might even get a chance to see me on camera in a few places.

First up is a video that I’m sure you’re all going to enjoy. It’s basically each of the SYTYCD dancers that were on the panel talking about what they’ve been doing since the show. My apologies to Chelsea Traille for not starting the recording when she was talking. I was still trying to figure out which parts to tape. Now on to the SYTYCD updates! I hope you enjoy.

April 22, 2011 I Written By

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So You Think You Can Dance Pictures at Reality Rocks Expo

I had a really great time this weekend at the Reality Rocks Expo. I’d have to say that the So You Think You Can Dance panel, dancing, and interviews were far and away the highlight of the event for me. I got a ton of interesting takeaways, unexpected comments and just an overall update on a bunch of the SYTYCD dancers.

Plus, I think I have a new love affair with Lauren Gottlieb. Not a real love affair, just an I’m totally awed by her greatness love affair. Although, I think I’ll save that for a future Ode to Lauren Gottlieb post.

I’m still getting all the video together and seeing what’s good and what’s not so good. Until then, here’s some of the pictures my trust cameraman Mark (Thanks Mark!) took of the SYTYCD dancers. Just click on the picture to see the larger image (and a second time for the really large image).

More videos from Reality Rocks to come!

April 12, 2011 I Written By

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SYTYCD at Realit Rocks Expo (I’ll be there…will you?)

I’m so excited, because tomorrow I’m headed to LA to attend the Reality Rocks Expo. I think it’s going to be a pretty crazy event. However, the best part of the event will likely be seeing the SYTYCD All Stars perform and getting a chance to interview them.

Here’s who they have planning to attend the event: LAUREN FRODERMAN (Season 7 winner), KUPONO AWEAU (Season 5 finalist), KENT BOYD (Season 7 finalist), COMFORT FEDOKE (Season 4 finalist
and an All-Star), LAUREN GOTTLIEB (Season 3 finalist and an All-Star), CHELSEA TRAILLE (Season 4 finalist), and WILL WINGFIELD (Season 4 finalist). Which ones should I be sure to interview? I’m Thinking Lauren, Kupono, Lauren and Kent are my favorites from that list. If you have questions you think I should ask, share them also.

Looks like they’re doing a SYTYCD Q&A panel, Interactive Fan Dance Tutorial, and Autograph Session. We’ll see if I’m brave enough to do the Interactive Fan Dance tutorial. I’m definitely not worthy, but I’m not against making a fool of myself. We’ll see what it’s like when I get there. Either way I’ll be bringing back some video coverage of the event.

Ok, here’s the full press release about So You Think You Can Dance at the Reality Rocks Expo in LA:

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE” ALLSTARS AND DANCERSTO PERFORM WITH FANS AT THE REALITY ROCKS EXPO, APRIL 9th AT THE LOS ANGELES CONVENTION CENTER

“So You Think You Can Dance” Stars Join Previously Announced Talent, Including Nick Cannon, DeAnna Pappas, Audrina Patridge, Eric Roberts, Karina Smirnoff, stars from “Keeping Up With the Kardashians,” “Project Runway,” “Survivor,” “The Amazing Race,” “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” Food Network, Cooking Channel, Bravo and Much More

LOS ANGELES…March 24, 2011— Stars from the hit FOX series So You Think You Can Dance will offer a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn some special dance moves from some of the series’ past dancers and all stars at the inaugural Reality Rocks Expo, the ultimate reality TV experience, about the fans, for the fans and by the fans, April 9-10, 2011.  These So You Think You Can Dance stars join what is already a star-studded cast of reality TV favorites that includes previously announced Nick Cannon, Adrianne Curry, Christopher Knight, DeAnna Pappas, Audrina Patridge, Eric Roberts, Karina Smirnoff, and previous contestants and cast members from American IdolKeeping Up with the  Kardashians, Project Runway, The Real WorldSurvivor, The Amazing RaceRuPaul’s Drag Race, and top shows from Food NetworkCooking Channel and Bravo.  The Reality Rocks Expo will feature two jam-packed days filled with previews of brandnew television shows, meet &greets with fanfavorite reality TV stars and  insightful panel discussions, as well as a special VIP Awards program for the Reality Rocks Fan Awards honoring fans’ favorite talent and programs, when the expo comes to the Los Angeles Convention Center April 9th10th, 2011.  For an updated list of scheduled events and to purchase tickets starting at $35 for a one-day pass or $65 for a two-day pass to the Reality Rocks Expo, visit www.realityrocks.net.

On Saturday, April 9th, the stars of So You Think You Can Dance will create an intimate interactive experience with fans attending Reality Rocks, when they choreograph a special dance that fans will then have the chance to perform.  Additionally, the talent will participate in a panel discussion and audience Q&A about their experience on So You Think You Can Dance, moderated by Lyndsey Parker, Yahoo! Music managing editor andSo You Think You Can Dance fan.  The panel will be followed by a special meet & greet and autograph session for fans.  Among the So You Think You Can Dance stars expected are Kūpono Aweau (Season 5 finalist), Kent Boyd (Season 7 finalist), Comfort Fedoke (Season 4 finalist and an AllStar), Lauren Froderman (Season 7 winner), Lauren Gottlieb (Season 3 finalist and an AllStar), Chelsea Traille (Season 4 finalist), and Will Wingfield (Season 4 finalist).  Hosted by Cat Deeley, and featuring judges Nigel Lythgoe and Mary Murphy, the hit dance competition series inspires and amazes viewers as dancers skilled in styles ranging from hip-hop to ballroom compete to be named America’s Favorite Dancer.  Season 8 of America’s favorite summer series will premiere Thursday, May 26th (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

With over 400 reality shows broadcast into houses across America in the last year, Reality Rocks Expo™ offers a forum for fans to deliver their fiercest devotion yet. More than just a popularity contest, fans themselves are encouraged to participate and voice their opinions on their favorite shows through their fan pages on www.realityrocks.net.  The second round of voting is now up for the Reality Rocks Fan Awards at www.realityrocks.net and features nominees from Dog the Bounty Hunter to Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Dancing with the Stars, Cake Boss, Teen Mom, Chopped, Gene Simmons Family Jewels, Iron Chef and Bret Michaels: Life As I Know It.

The full list of honorary advisors can be found at www.realityrocks.net. For real-time updates visit:

·        Website:        http://www.realityrocks.net

·        Facebook:     http://www.facebook.com/pages/Reality-Rocks/135737633123783?ref=ts

·        Twitter:         https://twitter.com/RealityRocks

·        Flickr:           http://www.flickr.com/people/51854651@N03/

·        YouTube:     http://www.youtube.com/user/realityrocksexpo

·        Myspace::     http://www.myspace.com/541936918

 

April 7, 2011 I Written By

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SYTYCD Alumni is America’s Best Dance Crew newest judge

I came across an article on www.wetpaint.com In case you haven’t heard ABDC is coming back for a sixth season and there is a new judge on the panel. SYTYCD season 3 and ABDC season 3 alum Dominic “D-Trix” Sandoval has joined the judging panel. He will be taking Omarion place joining JC Chasez and Lil’ Mama. I am really excited for Dominic, I think he will be a great addition to the show and should be intresting to see a different side of Dominic. He might just be the breath of fresh air the show needs because in my opinion after Shane Sparks stepped down a judge, the show was just lacking something and Omarion was not the best choice. But that is my opinion. Here is was producer and American Idol judge Randy Jackson had to say:
“I am so happy that D-Trix is joining the panel having been a part of one of the greatest dance crews ever. He’s going to be one of the best people to give the crews advice because he’s been there; we couldn’t have anyone better qualified.”

*again thanks to wet paint for this info.

March 31, 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.