The major question that has been on everybody’s mind is: how is voting going to work for Season 9?
In the past seven seasons (excluding Season 1 since that was a one-episode per week season and I don’t remember how that season went)
- performances commenced on Wednesday evenings
- the public call in their votes for an hour or two after the end of the episode
- on Thursday evening we find out who are the Bottom Three couples
- the dancers of the Bottom Three couples are asked to “dance for their solo”
- judges choose who to let go
Since Season 9 is only going to have one episode per week as opposed to two, how is that going to affect the flow of the show. In a previous post I mentioned the possibility that So You Think You Can Dance may run in a similar vein as that of America’s Best Dance Crew.
According to the following interview between Nigel Lythgoe and DancePlug :
So what is going to happen is the following: On Wednesday, July 11th
1: The Top 20 will have their first partnered performances
2: After the show the public will be allowed vote for the dancers that want to keep on the show. All the dancers will be voted individually as opposed as by pairs
Then on Wednesday, July 18th (in order)
1: The judges will announce who are the bottom three guys and bottom three girls at the top of the episodes
2: The dancers (including all the bottom guys and girls) will dance their partnered routines
3: The judges will decide who will leave the show… if the judges are still unsure they would ask the bottom three guys and/or bottom three girls
4: The voting public will be allowed to phone in their votes for the following episode
Rinse and repeat.
Not exactly confusing, but definitely different from what we are used to. What might be noticeably different is that the dancers do not appear to be dancing solos to prove that they should be considered to be kept on the show. I think a major reason that the “dance for your life” solos are eliminated is that because the bottom three guys and bottom three girls are already announced at the top of the episode they have their partnered routines to prove to the judges that they should stay on the show. To me that kind of makes sense as to why having a solo thereafter would almost be overkill. But that’s my opinion.
So I spent the past few days scouring the web for Twitter accounts, Facebook pages, online contract pages for So You Think You Can Dance Season 9 dancers. I also included the SYTYCD related Twitter and Facebook pages that the Top 20 are required to use throughout the duration of the season. This way if you wish to follow the dancers on Twitter or Facebook you are able to.
Very few dancers have any other pages beyond Twitter and Facebook but those that do I have also included for your reference. If you have any information you wish to contribute, just comment below.
Thanks everyone for stopping by Pure SYTYCD. I’m sure we have a bunch of new people and I’ve already seen some old regulars to the Pure SYTYCD family that have come by and commented about tonight’s premiere.
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This show first opened in Wilmington, Delaware with various alumni from DWTS, SYTYCD and High School Music. The headliners included Dmitry Chaplin and Chelsie Hightower. Since then they have been slowly touring the country with a rotating group of dancers and guests and hosts.
After some digging I found out that there are tickets available for a July show in Hershey, Pennsylvania and an August show in Detroit, Michigan.
Jakob Karr & Karla Garcia dancing in Australia
They (along with Jaimie Goodwin and Kameron Bink) are actually in Australia touring with the Rasta Thomas’ ROCK THE BALLET. Rasta Thomas’ Bad Boys and Pretty Girls boast a strong repertoire of past and current SYTYCDers.
Bad Boys Current:
Kameron Bink – Season 3
Jakob Karr – Season 6
Bad Boys Past:
Robert Roldan – Season 7
Danny Tidwell – Season 3
Nick Lazzarini – Season 1
Adrian Lee – Season 7 hopeful
Pretty Girls Current:
Jaimie Goodwin – Season 4 (Principal Swing)
Karla Garcia – Season 5
Perth, Australia is their last stop before heading to Europe for stops in Germany, Spain, France and Italy through the end of the year.
Well duh! I’m so blind! Janette is heading to London to join up with the cast of Burn the Floor at the West End as first reported by SYTYCDism. Just goes to show how big the rock I’ve been hiding under is.
Kourtni Lind visits the merry old land of Oz
Got it! She’s going to be in the National Tour Cast of WICKED! Currently starring Chandra Lee Schwartz as Glinda and Donna Vivino as Elphaba.
So I was reading through the Twitter updates of various dancers and realized that maybe I should have been smart and do a Twitter Roundup for you guys. >.< Just goes to show how ready I am for this weekend.
Assisting Mia Michaels this week and my body feels every part of it, but this dance is going to be absolutely… http://fb.me/wPGfFjob
10:30 AM Jun 29th via Facebook
Anyway, looks like it is time to relax for some of the All-Stars… Sounds like Allison Holker is planning on following Comfort Fedoke‘s footsteps by heading to the beach today… a sign that she’s not going to be dancing next week? After all that’s what Comfort did since she wasn’t dancing this past week.
Wow I need some sun in my life… My skin in pasty!! Beach tomorrow ..yes
about 15 hours ago via Echofon
Went to the beach with my best friend bettis and our boi brandon larcom hotties http://twitgoo.com/15ykbt
2:04 PM Jun 29th via twitgoo
Anyone remember Comfort‘s first ballroom routine when they had to “click click” her shoulder? Well she’s getting her back “crack-crack”ed
On my way to get my back cracked!
1:34 PM Jun 29th via T-Mobile Sidekick
RT @LaceySchwimmer: Going to get my team Edward on!— THAT’S MY GIRL!!
5:41 PM Jun 30th via UberTwitter
TWILIGHT PEOPLE… geez… what did you think I meant?
Benji Schwimmer sounds like he’s planning something and is keeping close contact with Donyelle.
@danzingdonny want to dance with me in my bands next music video?? PlEEEEEASE!!!
about 18 hours ago via Twitter for BlackBerry® in reply to danzingdonny
Please keep Donyelle Jones in your prayers for the swift recovery of her sore knees.
@BenjiSchwimmer I would love to. When? My knees r REALLY messed up right now so I’m not really dancing right now. I do what I can when I teach
about 16 hours ago via UberTwitter in reply to BenjiSchwimmer
It’s that time again for me to go around and highlight some of the most interesting tweets from throughout the SYTYCD twittersphere. If you don’t know what twitter is, then come out of your hole and look around. Basically, it’s a great way to stalk your favorite dancer. AHHH…did I say that out loud? Ok, don’t do that, it’s illegal and wrong. What is right is for you to follow your favorite dancer on Twitter and see where you might be able to see them dance again.
Ok, enough about that. First some plugs for our SYTYCD twitter page to see the list of all the twitter accounts for people that have been or are on SYTYCD. Also, check out the Twitter list links for some of the latest news from those on the show now or the choreographers.
Now, on to my snide remarks alongside some interesting tweets…
PaulineMata Can’t wait to see my SYTYCD family!!! \\\<3/// We can’t wait to see you either Pauline. You were sent home far too early.
NAPPYTABS Wrapping the photo shoot! Thanks again to Celestina, Chelsie, Jason, Mandy, Chelsea, Courtney, & D-Trix. Hey @NAPPYTABS Where’s the love? No invite for me to be at the photoshoot. I see how it is. Ok, I’ll admit that Chelsie Hightower is much hotter than I.
sparks5678 Watch so u think u can dance tonight I did a number with russel and Ashley. I need feed back!!! Your wish is my command. I loved your old school Hip Hop. This was the best routine I’ve seen from you in a while. Too bad we didn’t get to see Ashley shake her thing.
NAPPYTABS Okay Dancers, the Cirque gig was mainly for Las Vegas peeps, but if you want to move to Las Vegas if you make the show?! I thought about saying I was a dancer just so I could get a chance to meet NAPPYTABS in Vegas. However, that just felt wrong. However, I thought maybe some other Las Vegas dancers read this website and would want to know. Looks like @laurengottlieb is working with @NAPPYTABS on this Cirque show. An Elvis show…sounds interesting huh?
dizzyfeet We have been nominated for a Peoples Choice Award. Please go to peopleschoice.com and vote for SYTYCD. I encourage this type of voting. I’m surprised that Nigel didn’t mention it on the show tonight when all the judges turned into politicians asking for votes.
NAPPYTABS RT @amandareza Carrie Underwood Special…did you guys choreograph something on it? – Yes, we did Cowboy Cassonva & Guys Like You. WOW!! They’ve Gone Country….I’d never have guessed that.
NAPPYTABS We have to say Ellenore was a real trooper & sucked it up this week! She tore her rotater cuff, got a shot & decided to perform. NAPPYTABS And let me say, her performance was amazing! Lucky for Tabitha…because she was gonna have to dance if Ellenore wasn’t so tough! This is an interesting note. Ellenore was hurt too. Why’d they let her dance through and not Ashleigh. Granted, it’s a different injury and maybe less time to find a replacement? I still adored Ashleigh tonight. She was so cute on stage when she talked about wanting to dance. Although, from the above tweets I’m mostly disappointed that we didn’t get to see Tabitha dance. I would have LOVED to see Tabitha and Legacy do that routine. Although, even more than that I’m rooting for a Tabitha and Napoleon duet on some future SYTYCD. That would be AMAZING!!
MollsGrayy enjoying some celine dion with @kathrynrmcc and @jakobakarr … jakob’s true talent is belting celine songs haha. love it. Sounds like Jakob Karr is heading for American Idol after SYTYCD.
MelissaSandvig 3 nutcrackers, 3 flights this weekend. Hopefully everything goes without a hitch. http://bit.ly/6RJiKd Wow! That’s a lot of nut cracking. I also love that the link goes to Melissa’s Facebook page where it says “Melissa Sandvig (Naughty Ballerina)”
CaitlinKinney27 Jeans shopping with my man then church then ice skating!! It’s a good day! Every man’s dream.