Thanks, once again, to Malicious Mandy for the music from the Top 20 Performance episode.
Dancers: Kirsten & Jera
Style: Paso Doble
Choreographers: Francis LeFreniere & Natalli Reznik
Song: Position Music’s “Iron Might/Mind Control”
Dancers: Janick & Shavar
Choreographer: Lil C
Song: Buckmouth’s “Whatever” -
I know this is a bit late (this was Episode 4, fyi), but I thought better late than never.
Opening: Cascada’s “Evacuate the Dancefloor” –
Montage: Lady Gaga ft. Beyonce’s “Telephone” –
Explanation of the process: unidentified techno
Claudia Primeau’s audition (with Francis): David Guetta ft. Akon’s “Sexy Bitch” –
Intro to Jean-Philippe Dube: The Stereos’ “Turn It Up,” which isn’t on iTunes, so try their “Summer Girl” –
Jean-Philippe Dube’s audition: Basement Jaxx’s “Right Here’s the Spot” –
Jessie Mineau and Phil Szopko’s audition: Ursula 1000′s “Kinda Kinky” –
Philippe “Phairy” Laurin’s audition: – Basement Jaxx’s “Romeo” –
As Phairy reveals his horoscope is real: Tchaikovsky’s “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” –
Marie-Josee Benoit and Stephan Larose audition: Madcon’s “Beggin’” –
Ariela Levi’s audition: Alicia Keys’s “Fallin’” –
Randi Liberman’s audition: Amerie’s “1 Thing” –
Yonni Fournier’s audition: something Cuban?
Montreal breakers montage: Manafest’s “Bounce” –
Montreal breakers audition: Rob Base and DJ EZ Rock’s “It Takes Two” –
Denys Drozdyuk’s audition: very familiar song, used for other paso dobles before
Aditi Dixit’s audition: “Ishq Samundar” from Kaante – Wish I could claim all the credit, but a Bengali friend of mine helped me out.
Julie Dombrowski’s audition: Tortured Soul’s “Fall in Love” –
Sebastian Mersch’s audition: Jay Brannan’s “Beautifully” – LOVE THIS SONG!
Nadia Carpini’s audition: Kevin Rudolf’s “Welcome to the World” –
Chantal Watt audition: no lyrics, really boring actually
Amelia Levesque Demero audition: belly dance/Middle Eastern music, couldn’t identify
Laura Brunelle audition: Cœur de Pirate’s “Comme des Enfants” – GREAT SONG! I can’t believe I found it – all my French classes paid off at last.
Mike Keane audition: Irish dancing to an Irish song
Montreal is flexible montage: The American Breed “Bend Me, Shake Me” –
Sam Frey audition: Adele’s “Hometown Glory” –
Simon Xavier audition: couldn’t identify the song
Olga Churkina audition: Middle Eastern gypsy song – not sure
Olga Zadvornova audition: no lyrics, some violins
Justine Rainville and Dan St-Cyr audition: The Pussycat Dolls’s “When I Grow Up” –
Justin Jackson (tapper) audition: Aretha Franklin’s “Since You’ve Been Gone (Sweet Sweet Baby)” –
Whitney Single audition: pretty famous Latin song, but I can’t remember what it is
Jason Noel audition: Hedley “Amazing” – Wow, I love this!
Josue Exposito audition: T.I. ft. Justin Timberlake’s “Dead & Gone” –
Sarah Steben interview: Montell Jordan’s “This Is How We Do It” –
Sarah Steben audition: New Boyz’s “So Dope” –
Luca “Lazylegz” Patuelli audition: James Brown “Call Me (Super Bad)” –
Blake’s choreography round, aka boot camp: Black Eyed Peas’s “Meet Me Halfway” –
Yes montage: OneRepublic’s “Marchin’ On” –
Going on to finals montage: Amanda Blank’s “Make It Take It” –
This is amazing… I saw it on tonight’s SYTYCD commercial break and had to record it to share with everyone… I LOVE NICO!!!
So You Think You Can Dance Canada Season 3 Promo with Nico and Tara-Jean.
August 15 SYTYCD Canada starts, and I will be posting regularily here for those of you unable to watch via Much Music or CTV. (Don’t worry I fast forward through Jean-Marc too… and sometimes Leah Miller, though she is fun to make fun of…)
Reality television junkies, such as myself, are enjoying a summer of SYTYCD, Big Brother, Bachelorette, True Beauty and Hell’s Kitchen. But that is just the start…..
So You Think You Can Dance kicks off it’s 3rd season August 15 with auditions from across Canada before moving into the Top 20 and weekly eliminations.
Season 3 will begin on August 15 and after the audition episodes, performance shows will air on Wednesdays at 8pm with the half hour result shows on Thursdays at 8:30 p.m.
The Season 3 audition tour travelled to five cities across the country – Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Montreal and Halifax. SYTYCDC showcases dancers from across the country as they compete to impress an expert panel of judges.
Following each audition city, select competitors were invited to “Finals Week” in Toronto where they worked with some of Canada’s top choreographers. After a gruelling and challenging week mastering various genres of dance, 20 dancers earned a coveted spot in the SYTYCDC Top 20.
Chosen by the judging panel, this select group of dancers will perform in front of the nation. The public votes for their favourites following weekly performance episodes in which competitors are assigned partners and dance styles to perform, from hip-hop and krump to salsa, quickstep, contemporary and jive.
In the end, only one dancer goes home with the title of Canada’s Favourite Dancer and a $100,000 grand prize.
I don’t know about all of you but I am so excited. Something about BEING Canadian makes me just love seeing my “people” dance. Of course, I love SYTYCD USA and if I could watch international SYTYCD shows I am sure I would love them too, dance in general is so amazing – but, the hometown dancers I just connect with and become so attached to.
Set your PVRs, DVRs, TiVos and (dare I say it?) VCRs?!?!
Don’t miss SYTYCD Canada’s 3rd season startin next month!!!
Which choreographers, guest judges and past contestents would you MOST like to see in season 3?
The 24th Annual Gemini Awards were presented in a glitzy event held in Calgary [ November 16th ]weekend and Leah Miller, host of So You Think You Can Dance Canada, beat out Canadian Idol’s Season 6 winner Theo Tams and 2009 Juno Award host comedian Russell Peters to receive the Gemini Award for best performance or host in a variety program.
The Gemini Awards honour the best in Canadian television as determined by members of the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television and other industry professionals.
Earlier in October, So You Think You Can Dance Canada Season 1 won a Gemini for Best Music, Variety Program or Series. In 2008, Miller received the Viewers’ Choice Gemini Award for Hottest Canadian Female.
Well, this was shocking news. I am not a fan of Leah Miller and I am quite surprised she beat out Russell Peters who is hilarious and even Theo Tams, who is adorably charming.
I find Leah to be so condescending. SYTYCD Canada as a whole is a super show so in that sense it doesn’t surprise me that it’s host would win, but I can’t help but think it is more the success of the show overall than anything particular about Leah Miller.
That’s just my opinion, what do you think?
End of October was a busy time and I can’t believe I didn’t post this…. then I was very ill for the start of November, so here we go, better late than never…
From Four there was one….
Tara-Jean Won Season 2 of So You Think You Can Dance Canada.
I was pretty shocked because she didn’t ever really stand out to me, I even predicted she’d go home a few times… that being said, she is so sweet and talented, I am quite thrilled she did win.
Of course we know from previous seasons of SYTYCD Canada and USA that many of the dancers Top 10 and otherwise go on to great things…. I wish Tara-Jean the best of luck.
I apologize that I’m a little late in posting this, but better late than never I guess.
Jayme Rae Dailey, Vincent Desjardins, Tara-Jean Popowich and Everett Smith danced a Cabaret to the song “Theme for Gypsy (Shivas Regal)” —Sonny Lester & His Orchestra choreographed by Tony Meredith and Melanie LaPatin
Vincent Desjardins and Everett Smith danced a Hip-hop to the song “B.O.B.” —Outkast choreographed by Sho-Tyme
Tara-Jean Popowich and Everett Smith danced a Jazz to the song “Say (All I Need)” —OneRepublic choreographed by Sean Cheesman
Jayme Rae Dailey and Tara-Jean Popowich danced a Mambo to the song “Ran Kan Kan” —Tito Puente choreographed by Tony Meredith and Melanie LaPatin
Jayme Rae Dailey and Vincent Desjardins danced a Contemporary to the song “Can’t Stop Thinking About You” —Martin Sexton choreographed by Stacey Tookey
Tara-Jean Popowich and Vincent Desjardins danced a Hustle to the song “Last Dance” —Donna Summer choreographed by Maria Torres
Jayme Rae Dailey and Everett Smith danced a Samba to the song “Run the Show” —Kat DeLuna choreographed by Eric Caty and Kelly Lannan
Time again for the SYTYCD Canada music list. This time from the SYTYCD Canada Top 6 Results show.
SYTYCD Canada Solos:
Jayme Rae Dailey: “I’m Not Afraid” —Jill Scott
Melanie Mah: “On Your Porch” —The Format
Tara-Jean Popowich: “The Waves” —Elisa
Everett Smith: “Oh…Canada”—Classified
Emanuel Sandhu: “Let’s Dance” —David Bowie
Time to list the music from the So You Think You Can Dance Canada top 6 performances.
Top 3 girls: “Concerto for 2 Violins, Strings and Continuo in D Minor, BWV 1043: II, Largo ma non tanto” —The Scottish Ensemble/Jonathan Rees (Contemporary, Choreographer: Mia Michaels)
Top 3 boys: “Get Up Offa That Thing” —James Brown (Suave-Funk; Choreographer: Gustavo Vargas)
SYTYCD Canada Couples Music
Tara-Jean Popowich and Vincent Desjardins danced a Salsa to the song “Vengo Caliente” –Sonora Carruseles choreographed by Gustavo Vargas
Tara-Jean Popowich and Vincent Desjardins danced a Contemporary to the song “It Doesn’t Hurt” (Studio Version) —Katie Thompson choreographed by Stacey Tookey
Melanie Mah and Everett Smith danced a Jazz-Rock to the song “Burn It to the Ground” —Nickelback choreographed by Melissa Williams
Melanie Mah and Everett Smith danced a Hip-hop to the song “That’s Right” —Ciara choreographed by Luther Brown
Jayme Rae Dailey and Emanuel Sandhu danced a Quickstep to the song “Let’s Go”—Hipjoint feat. Sherry St. Germain choreographed by Pierre Allaire
Jayme Rae Dailey and Emanuel Sandhu danced a Jazz-Funk to the song “I Gotta Feeling” -Black Eyed Peas choreographed by Blake McGrath
SYTYCD Canada Solo Music
Jayme Rae Dailey: “As Much As I Ever Could” —City and Colour
Tara-Jean Popowich: “Fever” —Michael Bublé
Melanie Mah: “The District Sleeps Alone Tonight” —The Postal Service
Everett Smith: “Shake Your Pants” —Cameo
Vincent Desjardins: “Ai Mi Morena” (Chocolate Restyle) —Mo’ Horizons