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Season 8 Vegas Week Music

SOOOO EXCITED FOR VEGAS WEEK! Bring it on! The FOX SYTYCD site shows Nappytabs for tonight’s episode and I really hope we see them, in Vegas and all through the season.

Ready to help me out with the music? Ready…set….go!

Vegas Week opener song: Queen’s “Keep Yourself Alive” – Keep Yourself Alive - Classic Queen

Day 1 opener: ?

Yvetta Lukasiouta (ballroom, dressed as a cop to arrest Nigel): Queen Latifah (and Taye Diggs)’s “When You’re Good to Mama” – When You're Good to Mama - Chicago (Music from the Miramax Motion Picture) from Chicago

Marlon Pelayo (crazy leotard): Nicki Minaj ft Rihanna’s “Fly” – Fly - Pink Friday (Deluxe Version)

Montage of auditions: ?

No to group: something from Swan Lake, but remixed?

More nos: AWOLNATION’s “Sail” – Sail - Megalithic Symphony

Wadi Jones: Crazy Rush ft. Dylan Berry’s “I Got You Good” –I Got You Good Feat. Dylan Berry - Single - Crazy Rush Check out this playlist to listen.

Good montage: AWOLNATION’s “Sail” – Sail - Megalithic Symphony again (LOVE this song, by the way!)

Sasha & Natalia Mallory (sisters): Adele’s “Rumour Has It” – Rumour Has It - 21

Nappytabs hip hop round: Chris Brown ft. Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes’s “Look At Me Now” – Look At Me Now (feat. Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes) - Look At Me Now (feat. Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes) - Single

Surprising cuts montage (no spoilers, don’t do it, Emilie, but there are 5 surprising cuts here…): Darnel Alexander and Joseph Glenn Alley’s “I Can Be Your Shoulder” – I Can Be Your Shoulder - Single - Darnel Alexander & Joseph Glenn Alley

Good montage: Kid Sister’s “Pro Nails (Rusko remix)” – Pro Nails (Rusko Remix) - Scion Sampler, Vol. 22: Fool's Gold Remixed

Intro to Broadway round: Mel Torme’s “Broadway” – Broadway - Songs of New York

Tyce’s Broadway round: “I Gotcha” – I Gotcha - Fosse (Original Broadway Cast Recording) from Fosse

No montage (14 cuts): Oh Land’s “Son of a Gun” – Sun of a Gun - Oh Land (Thanks to reader Erica. Also, I really love this song! I hope they use it in a routine.)

Jason Gilkison’s jive round: Elvis’s “Blue Suede Shoes” – Blue Suede Shoes - The Essential Elvis Presley (Remastered)

Alexis Mason’s dance for her life solo: 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

Day 3 opener: ?

First group (4 contemporary dancers not shown before, Wadi Jones): Amanda says this is “Rich Man’s Frug” – Rich Man's Frug - Sweet Charity (Soundtrack from the Musical) from Sweet Charity.

Good ground round montage: Young the Giant’s “My Body” – My Body - Young the Giant

Group routine (Natalia, DC, Arielle, Dashi and Jordan): Bruno Mars’s “Grenade” – Grenade - Doo-Wops & Hooligans (Deluxe Version)

Intro to the “bloodbath” contemporary round: Plan B’s “Welcome to Hell” – Welcome to Hell - The Defamation of Strickland Banks (Thanks to our reader Jenn for letting us know!

Travis Wall’s contemporary round: Vitamin String Quartet’s cover of “Yellow” – Yellow - The String Quartet Tribute to Coldplay

People cut left and right on day 4: Gary Jules “Mad World” – Mad World - Trading Snakeoil for Wolftickets

Natalia’s solo: The Temptations’s “I Wish It Would Rain” – I Wish It Would Rain - Wish It Would Rain

Bryce goes through after contemporary: Eliza Doolittle’s “Pack Up” Pack Up - Eliza Doolittle

Going through montage: AWOLNation’s “People” – People - Megalithic Symphony

Clarice Ordaz’s solo: Danica Rozelle’s “Mi Diablo” – Mi Diablo Feat. Danica Rozelle - Mi Diablo Feat. Danica Rozelle - Single (another LMG song!)

Alexis Mason’s solo: Clint Mansell’s “Lux Aeterna” – Lux Aeterna - Requiem for a Dream (Soundtrack from the Motion Picture) (Thanks to our reader Allie for letting us know!)

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More of Your Favorite Season 8 Episodes 2 and 3 Dancers

After Episode 1 (Atlanta/Oakland auditions), I put up some videos of our favorite dancers. Here are some more from dancers from Episode 2 (Salt Lake City/NYC) and Episode 3 (Los Angeles).

Which dancers are you most excited to see more of in the Vegas Week episodes?

Chyna Smith:

Tadd Gadduang:

Jordan Casanova

Arielle Coker:

Hiroka “Hero” McRae

Alexis Mason

Sasha and Natalia Mallory (and their brother Yannis)

There are a lot of people I’m excited about who I couldn’t find videos for – like Annie Gratton, Chase Thomas, Derion “DC” Chapman and Patty Anne Miller.

It’s feeling like a girl’s year so far. What do y’all think?

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Message from Levels Music Group and Free Download

The premiere episode of SYTYCD Season 8 included 5 songs by Levels Music Group and they’ve had three more in the episodes that have aired since. None of them were available when the shows aired, so I thought it would be a good idea to get in contact with these guys.

Since then, several of the songs have been made available and I’ll include links at the bottom of this post. In the meantime, check out this message from Dylan Berry of Levels Music Group.

Hello Everyone.

THANK YOU for your overwhelming support of the Levels Music Groups songs featured in So You Think You Can Dance!!! We are an independent group of song writers, artists and composers here in Hollywood California creating work for these fine shows. We hear you loud and clear about making our music available on i-Tunes and are on it. You can now find “Brother Brother” and “We Ride On The Wind” by Darnel Alexander, Joe Alley from the season Premier of SYTYCD and episode two. Tomorrow, “So You Think You Can Dubstep” by Dinglesalad from the episode two will be up as well. Also, we are posting the version of “Shake It Low” for free download here (it is short as we have yet to finish full length).
Shake it low by John O, (lyrics – Dylan Berry), Vocals by Dwreck
Also, we will let you know when our music appears in the show each week, so stay posted to this blog and join our twitter if you would be so kind. ALL of our music is independent, unreleased and premiered exclusively on So You Think You Can Dance, so thank you for being the first to pioneer it for us and enjoy it!!!
Best Regards,
Dylan Berry

Atlanta/Oakland Auditions:
Darnel Alexander’s “Brother Brother” – More Than Friends - Darnel Alexander (Deon Lewsa and Damon Bellmon’s audition)
Kenny Wesley’s “The Window” – The Window - The Window - Single (Timothy Joseph’s audition)

Salt Lake City/NYC Auditions:
JC Flow ft. Mr. E’s “Get Some” – Get Some (feat. Mr. E) - Single - JC Flow (Brian “Hollow Dreams” Henry’s audition)

L.A. Auditions:
Dinglesalad’s “So You Think You Can Dance Dubstep” – So You Think You Can Dubstep - So You Think You Can Dubstep - Single (Hero McRae’s audition)
Darnel Alexander’s “We Ride on the Wind” – We Ride On The Wind - Single - Darnel Alexander (Sasha & Natalia Mallory’s audition)

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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.

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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.

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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 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!!!

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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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