UPDATE: If you want the music from other SYTYCD season 5 episode’s here’s where I’ll be posting the music from the most recent episodes of SYTYCD Season 5.
I must admit that I always find it a little bit difficult to write about the audition episodes of So You Think You Can Dance. They go through people so quickly that it’s really hard for me to keep up with everyone. So many new people and so many new names. It gets much easier once we make it to the top 20.
Until then, I’ll still provide random thoughts and other tidbits that hopefully you’ll find interesting.
I guess we now know why Nigel was interested in our response to Tiffany Geigle, Gabi Rojas and “Mutations” on SYTYCD 5. Tiffany Geigle was indeed interesting and inspiring. The thing that disappointed me most was that Nigel didn’t allow Tiffany Geigle to go on to the choreography round. Why not let her have a cool experience that she could get no where else? Maybe there were other reasons I didn’t know about.
The same gender ballroom guys I actually feel the opposite. They should have never been sent to choreography. I know that Nigel Lythgoe is getting flamed on the boards for his comments about these guys. However, I think they’re missing the point. These two guys weren’t very good dancers. I don’t care if it was a guy and a girl. They would have never been put through to choreography if they were a guy and girl. Did Nigel forget that these 2 guys fell on their backsides? Seriously, in dancing that’s the equivalent of a juggler dropping something. They didn’t deserve choreography after the fall.
I made a prediction on Twitter that Kayla would make the SYTYCD season 5 top 20. She just was an awesome dancer with an awesome look and an awesome story. The picture of her grandfather sleeping at her dance studio is just awesome.
The story of Natalie (Katee Shean’s friend) coming back this season was good too. I don’t personally think that Natalie has that special star quality that Katee had, but I do expect Natalie to make the top 20 this year, but bow out in the early stages of the show.
I know there are some more people I missed that should be mentioned. I’ll save that for tomorrow when I have a chance to review some of the videos. What I did miss on this episode was dancers that were kind of in that middle ground. I like the raw talents that are hard to select. It seemed like almost all of the dancers on the show tonight were clear cut either Las Vegas, choreography or out. Not too much actual deliberation.
Before I go, I did want to list a couple of the songs that I’m sure people will be looking for from the So You Think You Can Dance season 5 premiere:
Natalie Reid from Seattle danced to “Breakdown More” by Eric Hutchinson
Kayla Radomski danced to “Blackbird” by Dionne Farris Buy CD on Amazon
Saalim “Storyboard” Muslim and his partner Habby “Hobgoblin” Jacques (“Mutation”) danced to the song
Peter Sabasino (italian tapper) danced to the song
Background song at beginning of SYTYCD season 5 Denver auditions is “Dancing On The Perimeter” by The Actual
Tiffany Geigel – Enya – “The First Of Autumn” Download MP3 on Amazon
Montage sending people through in Denver (starting with Max) is to the song “Don’t Stop” by Lauren Elle (seems like the song is only currently available on Lauren’s myspace page) (This is the Don’t stop dancing, dancing song)
I’ll keep adding songs to this list of SYTYCD 5 music as I find it.