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SYTYCD’s Twitch and GLEE’s Harry Shum Jr. in Dance/Geek Heaven

This is MAJOR awesomesauce. My inner dance fiend and the geek in me are united in this sweet find.

Twitch from SYTYCD and Harry Shum Jr. from Glee (also a dancer) teamed up in this ultra-short mini-movie directed by Ross Ching and produced by Don Le and George Wang. You MUST check it out – bet you can’t guess who wins the light saber duel.

January 12, 2011 I Written By

SYTYCD’s Melinda Sullivan TAPS Sara Bareilles’s Single Ladies Cover

Lookee what I found!

In a video directed by Dante Russo, Melinda taps to Sara Bareilles’s cover of Beyonce’s “Single Ladies.” I’ve never heard this cover, which is really breezy and charming, and perfectly suited to Melinda’s style.

Whether you loved her or hated or just wanted to see her hang around a bit longer (like me!), I think you’ll want to check out the video, below.

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Mary Murphy’s Back on SYTYCD!

I know, I know, I’ve missed you too!!

And who else have you missed (especially John?) – Mary Murphy. I just read that she’s going to be back as a permanent judge next season. Let’s go ahead and put her on the Tamale Train – whoooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

What do y’all think??

January 11, 2011 I Written By

Winners of the Holiday Giveaway

A big thanks to all those that participated in the Pure SYTYCD Holiday Giveaway. I’ve notified the winners by email and so if you participated, be sure to check your email inbox to see if you won!

A big thanks also to Step Up 3 for providing the DVD/Blu-ray combo packs. I have mine and I’m telling you that the dancing in Step Up 3 was off the charts. It was incredible to watch. Adam Shankman wasn’t lying when he said that they had so many talented dancers working on it.

On that note, if you didn’t win the free copy, you can always buy one on Amazon. It’s worth it just to see the incredible dancing.

Happy New Year everyone! Thanks for reading Pure SYTYCD.

December 30, 2010 I Written By

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

Free Amazon Gift Card and Step Up 3 DVD/Blu-ray Combos

In case you missed it, today is the final day to enter the Step Up 3D DVD and Blu-ray Combo pack giveaway. Not to mention the chance to win an Amazon Gift card. It’s really easy to enter. Just Get a PasteAd link below and post it to Facebook, Twitter or email it to your friends and family. One click and you’re entered to win. Of course, you could also post it to Fox.com or other message board also. Doing so might drive enough traffic for you to win the Amazon gift card AND Step Up 3.

Start spreading the links and inviting your friends to click on the link and discover Pure SYTYCD!

December 29, 2010 I Written By

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

SYTYCD U.S. – Show Returning to Australian Screens

We can always still dream that we hope to see the Aussie version return in the near future. But we can deal with watching the U.S. version coming to Channel 10’s 11 in the New Year. No date has been mentioned yet we’ll let you know. This is Season 6 that is shown in the promo

December 28, 2010 I Written By

Holiday Giveaway – Step Up 3 DVD/Blu-ray Combo and $25 Amazon Gift Card

Happy Holidays to everyone!! As a thank you for sticking around Pure SYTYCD during the dull drums we know as the off season, we’re doing a couple Holiday Giveaways!!

Step Up 3 on 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray, DVD and other online formats is set for release on December 21st. We want you to be one of the first to own a copy. So, we’re going to be giving away TWO FREE DVD/Blu-ray copies of Step Up 3. I’m sure many of you have seen it, but the DVD releases always have extra bonus materials. I just got my copy of it today. I can’t wait to see what else they have on there. Not to mention seeing all the SYTYCD Alum like: Stephen “Twitch” Boss (S4), Joshua Allen (S4), and Ashlee Nino (S2).

To win a free copy of Step Up 3, get a link below and start sharing it with all your friends and family. One copy will go to the person who drives the most traffic to Pure SYTYCD. Another one will be given at random to anyone who gets a link and has one of their friends visit Pure SYTYCD using that link. Simple as that!

In addition to the 2 copies of Step Up 3, we’ll be giving away a $25 Amazon gift card to whichever person drives the most traffic to Pure SYTYCD or Pure DWTS (both sites are doing a similar giveaway). Check out the details below, get your unique link and starting sharing it all over the web. Facebook, Twitter, email, blogs, forums, etc. Don’t be a Spammer, but share the love for Pure SYTYCD. DO it now before the countdown clock below runs out.

Check out the trailer for Step Up 3:

Let me know if you have any questions or comments. I’m excited to be giving away free stuff for Christmas!! Woot!

December 17, 2010 I Written By

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

Mia Michaels Gone for SYTYCD 2011 but Mary Murphy is Back

In case you missed the news, Mia Michaels said that she’s leaving So You Think You Can Dance and won’t be back on SYTYCD 2011. Marc Malkin found this out in an interview he did with Mia Michaels. Here’s the important parts:

“Last year when I was sitting on the [judges] panel, I knew it wasn’t the right fit because I felt too glossy sitting on the panel,” she exclusively tells us. “People were so focused on what I wore and my hair. I wanted to get dirty and back to the work. I am an artist and I’m a visionary. I need to paint my world now and not be constantly linked to So You think You Can Dance.”

Not that she doesn’t appreciate what SYTYCD has done for her. “It’s been a great platform,” Michaels says. “It was a wonderful platform. I’m staring at [my] two Emmys right now. It was an amazing, amazing thing for me but I feel like I have to fly. I have to now focus on Mia’s world.”

And that world includes starring in an upcoming Bravo reality show, writing a memoir and developing a Broadway show. “I heard they’re bringing Mary Murphy back and I’m really happy for her,” Michaels says. “I’ve sat in that chair, but I feel like that was Mary’s chair.”

I hate that Mia is so schizophrenic about these things. Why does it always have to be an all or nothing thing? If she’s an artist, then go back to being an artist and choreograph and produce your art on the show. I think we all agree that you shouldn’t be on the judges panel. At least not very much, but don’t deprive us of your choreography because you had a bad time on the panel. Ugh!

Then, of course Mary Murphy back on SYTYCD 2011. Well, I’ve made my feelings clear how I feel about Mary Murphy. Maybe I’ll try and make peace with Mary in a future post. Marianya asked me if I’d rather have Mary or Mia. I answered, Neither! I want the blonde ballroom lady with the awesome accent (sorry I’m too lazy to look up her name). You know who I’m talking about. She was and is FANTASTIC!

November 24, 2010 I Written By

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

Australian Replacement Don’t Stop Believing Axed Before Production

As we heard earlier this year that So You Think You Can Dance was axed due to poor ratings. Well, I just heard last week the replacement program Australia’s Don’t Stop Believing has been canned before production of Auditions strated due to poor ratings in the U.K.

Was this the right idea for Ten to axe SYTYCD Australia here share your anger and thoughts here.

Here’s the official news:
EXCLUSIVE: Network TEN has pulled the pin on Don’t Stop Believing, its all-singing, all-dancing spectacular that was due to launch in 2011.

The Glee-inspired production was originally planned to kick off the ratings year for TEN, but was recently pushed back by several months amid network uncertainty.

TEN has since decided not to proceed at all, despite a lavish production number staged before sponsors at its 2011 launch in Sydney and Melbourne.

The cancellation of the Shine-produced series follows its failure in the UK, hosted by Emma Bunton.

TEN has also been watching the performance of The X Factor, which is belatedly beginning to pick up steam. But the money paid for the show has not met market expectations. While TEN is working in a changing environment under shareholders Jamie Packer and Lachlan Murdoch, it is determined to start the year off from a strong position.

Don’t Stop Believing brought together vocal groups of varying sizes and ages in a live performance designed to capitalise on the success of shows such as Glee, High School Musical and Hairspray. It was also including a resident troupe of singers and dancers. Without Australian Idol, So You Think You Can Dance and Don’t Stop Believing, TEN is now without a local performance show in the musical genre.

TEN commissioned the production before the UK series began, where it fell victim to falling ratings after being moved from its timeslot due to sporting commitments by Five.

David Mott, Chief Programming Officer had previously said of the show, “Don’t Stop Believing is a joyous format and a perfect fit for the big entertainment, feel good direction TEN has been heading for the last few years.

“We have had incredible success in identifying and airing excellent high impact performance shows and this is bigger and better than any we have ever undertaken.”

TV Tonight, which broke the news on the series being commissioned in July, understands auditions for vocal acts was advanced but no performers had yet been attached to the series.

November 13, 2010 I Written By