Tonight SYTYCD Canada kicked off it’s 3rd season with Toronto auditions.
I am quite excited that SYTYCD is on all week and by next Sunday we will get our Top 20 reveal. I feel like this keeps all the dancers fresh in my mind and doesn’t waste a ton of time on auditions.
Toronto is like our Vegas and all the best dancers across the country will meet back there for finals which will air Thursday. [SEE THIS WEEK'S TELELVISION SCHEDULE HERE]
Tonight’s Thoughts on Toronto’s Auditions.
Tonight’s Judges were Jean Marc, Tre Armstrong, Luther Brown, AND Special Guest Mary Murphy
Host is Leah Miller, who I don’t like at all… so apologies in advance to her fans, I just find her annoying!
Here were the featured dancers and some thoughts.
Amanda Cleghorn – Straight to finals
Aneal Ramkissoon – Bollywood routine, but was told to get more training
Jenna Speir – Went to Choreo
Ajamu Freezy Everlsey – great dancer
Yana Gorodjanova – back from last year, unique dominatrix style routine
Roxanne Mignacco – great moves
Sarah Vance – 100th invetro baby, went to choreo then to finals
Rodrigo Basurto – choreo then finals. He had taken ballet with Shavar to improve, cute montage of them in ballet slippers.
Shavar Blackwood – straight to finals, understandably
Christian Cee Ancheta – unitard boy – wearing same unitard as last year, said he wore it everyday and trained everyday, it paid off he went straight to finals.
Caroline Holody – Cute outfit, wants to impress Jean Marc – went to choreo then finals
Alvin Collantes – had an emotional season 2 audition and returned this year to dance for himself after proving to his parents last year dancing was worth pursuing. He has magical movements and strength, went straight to Toronto and an immediate favourite of mine.
Enisa Mulic – Luckily, one of the only “bad” dancers they spent any time on (besides a “bad dancer montage” that followed her audition) I was glad, I don’t enjoy watching tons of horrible dancers)
Kirstie Kennan – So incredible, her grandma passed away, her mom is sick and her dancing just lets it all out! Went to Choreo then Finals. She had this robotic, yet fluid movement, such passion!
Jonathan (JR) Roumain – Former figure skater, I am always hesitant with the cross over though Emmanuel did it amazingly.
Brothers Dane Gulston and then Dwayne Boneless Gulston – both went to finals doing awesome hip hop.
Charlene Hart – is from Abbotsford BC, she is the one who had her shirt fall off during last year’s auditions, she was sent t choreo then finals.
Nisheeth Proshanti – Indian traditional dance and song went to chore but did not make it, one of the few who didn’t.
Jesse Wafer – He has done Criss Angel’s Show and heis amazing!
Matthew Cuff – was vogue-ing and barely made it to choreo but somehow made it to finals after choreo
Nina Strazzula – did acrobatics and was pretty awesome.
Jennifer Abbey – hard-hitting went to chore then to finals.
Andrew Chung – very confident but backed it up, I really liked his dancing, I hoe he can keep his confidence from being cocky! Went straight to finals
Graeam Goodhall – a Street runner from season 1 who has improved his dancing. He didn’t showcase it well and was sent to choreo and then finals. He will have to bring it in finals to go on.
Lisa Frias – it is her 3rd time auditioning and she isn’t that strong yet in my opinion but she was sent to chore and then to finals, but I think she will struggle… very likable and sweet though.
Patrizia Gianforcaro – her nerves didn’t seem as bad as they made them out to be, in fact, she seemed quite confident. She is really camera cute and would be great on the show I think. I would love to see Sean Cheesman choreo her!
I am a huge Blake fan, I think he is adorably cute, I just wish he’d keep his mouth shut ha ha…. he comes across really egotistical and cocky, to be fair, he is AMAZING!! I love his “Ca ca boom ha ha” as he hits moves… “If you aren’t sweating, I don’t care what the judges say, I’ll send you home”
A shocking amount of dancers made it through the Boot Camp.
My faves from tonight:
I was focussingon music to send to Emilie so I may have overlooked some great dancers… who were your faves?
Emilie is working on the music from tonight, it will be a very busy week here is the schedule once again:
Monday, August 16 at 9 p.m. ET (two hours) – Calgary and Halifax Auditions
Tuesday, August 17 at 8 p.m. ET (one hour) – Vancouver Auditions
Wednesday, August 18 at 9 p.m. ET (two hours) – Montreal Auditions
Thursday, August 19 at 9 p.m. ET (two hours) – Finals Week
Sunday, August 22 at 9 p.m. ET (one hour) – Top 20 Reveal
Monday, August 23 at 9 p.m. ET (two hours) – Top 20 Performance
Tuesday, August 24 at 8:30 p.m. ET (half hour) – Top 20 Results