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Vote on Who You Think Will Win So You Think You Can Dance Season 4

I decided that before the finale I’d post a poll to see who our readers think will win Season 4 of SYTYCD. The list of people is randomized and you can only vote once. Should be interesting to see if this poll predicts the actual winner.

Here are some links to all of my posts where I talked about the top 4 So You Think You Can Dance contestants:
Courtney Gailano
Katee Shean
Joshua Allen

I’ll post my SYTYCD predictions this weekend.

July 31, 2008 I Written By

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

So You Think You Can Dance Music from Top 6 Elimination – Goodbye Chelsie and Mark

Always sad to see any of the dancers leave at this point, but I am happy to say that I predicted that Mark and Chelsie would go home. More on that in a different post, this post is for the music from the top 6 SYTYCD elimination show. As always here’s my link to all the So You Think You Can Dance music.

Group dance: “The Rose” sung by Bette Midler (Choereographer: Mandy Moore)
Bette Midler - Best Ballads - The Rose
Guest dancer(s): Lil’ Demon danced to the song “Planet Rock” sung by Afrika Bambaataa & The Soul Sonic Force
Afrika Bambaataa & The Soul Sonic Force - Planet Rock - Planet Rock
Musical guest: “Just Dance”-Lady GaGa
Lady GaGa feat. Colby O'Donis - Just Dance (Remixes) - EP - Just Dance
Just Dance – Original Music Video

Courtney Galiano danced a solo to the song “Almost Lover” – A Fine Frenzy
A Fine Frenzy - Almost Lover - Single - Almost Lover
Almost Lover – Original Music Video
Mark Kanemura danced a solo to the song “Wind It Up (Original Neptunes Mix)” – Gwen Stefani
Various Artists - Gwen Stefani Piano Tribute - Wind It Up (Original Neptunes Mix)
Katee Shean danced a solo to the song “Beautiful Disaster” – Jon McLaughlin
Jon McLaughlin - Indiana - Beautiful Disaster
Beautiful Disaster – Original Music Video
Joshua Allen danced a solo to the song “I Can Make You Dance” – Zapp
Zapp - Zapp III - I Can Make You Dance, Pt. 1
Chelsie Hightower danced a solo to the song “The Girl’s Gone Wild” – Travis Tritt
Travis Tritt - The Girl's Gone Wild - Single - The Girl's Gone Wild
The Girl's Gone Wild – Original Music Video
Stephen “Twitch” Boss danced a solo to the song “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” – Bobby McFerrin
Bobby McFerrin - Best of Bobby McFerrin - Don't Worry, Be Happy
Don't Worry Be Happy – Original Music Video


Chelsie Hightower’s Elimination Music was “Come Home” by OneRepublic
OneRepublic - Dreaming Out Loud - Come Home
Mark Kanemura’s elimination music was “All I Can See” by Brendon James
Brendan James - The Day Is Brave - All I Can See

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

Unscientific List of the Best Music from So You Think You Can Dance Season 4

As most of you know, I’ve been keeping a list of all the So You Think You Can Dance Season 4 music. I’ve also been adding the links to be able to purchase this music on iTunes. Using the number of times someone has clicked on those links as a ranking, here’s the top 20 most clicked on songs from So You Think You Can Dance season 4. I’ve also included the link to iTunes for the music in case you missed it before.

Hotel New York

The Veronicas
Hook Me Up

Nicole Scherzinger
Serena Williams’ Interval Run
Whatever U Like

Shock Value
Come and Get Me (feat. 50 Cent & Tony Yayo)

Charlotte Martin
The Dance

Me’Shell Ndegeocello

Grandes Exitos
Baila Baila

Leona Lewis
Bleeding Love – Single
Bleeding Love

Busta Rhymes
Don’t Touch Me (Throw Da Water on ‘Em) – Single
Don’t Touch Me (Throw Da Water On ‘Em)


Gotan Project
Mi Confesión

Hot Chip
Made In the Dark

Hometown Glory

Nina Storey
No Man


How Do I Breathe – Single
How Do I Breathe

Jan A.P. Kaczmarek

Carmela Rappazzo
The Girl Who Dreams Out Loud, New Standards
Sweet Contentment

American Boy (feat. Kanye West)

Shahrukh Khan, Arjun Rampal, Deepika Padukone & Shreyas Talpade
Om Shanti Om (Music from the Film)
Dhoom taana

One honorable mention that I’m sure will be on this list because I just posted after tonight’s show is the following:
Advisory Committee
The Garden

**Yes, this list is biased to songs that were at the beginning of the season or songs that I posted quicker than others, but the list is interesting nonetheless.

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

My Evaluation of the SYTYCD Top 6

I think this has to be the closest top 6 that has ever happened on SYTYCD. The biggest problem for me is that I don’t have a clear favorite like I did in season 2 and I totally loved Heidi even if I knew she wouldn’t win. It was still exciting because I was cheering for someone. Even last year was interesting for me, because I really didn’t like Danny Tidwell and so I was rooting for whoever would take him down. Thank you Sabra for doing that for me. This year is much harder since I love them all.

All of that said, here’s my take on the SYTYCD Top 6. Please leave your thoughts on them in the comments.

Chelsie Hightower – She reminds me a lot of Heidi, but I must admit that personally she kind of freaks me out that almost every male dancer has said that she acts more like a boy. I like my girls to act like girls. Of course, you never notice it on the dance floor, but I would have been happier if they left that out. She also isn’t nearly as humble as Heidi was at learning new dances and listening to the judges. I think she has a pretty reasonable chance of winning. Not to mention Chelise Hightower, the mormon, should do really well with the mormon vote. Seemed to work for Benji Schwimmer. However, I personally don’t think it will be enough for Chelsie to win SYTYCD.

Courtney Galiano – Courtney has to be the nicest most innocent looking girl that has ever appeared on SYTYCD. I really hate when she’s getting camera close up and does her pouty face. Goes a little bit too far for me. I like the sincerity that she is really afraid of getting sent home, but it just seems way to overblown for me. Her solos haven’t really been anything special to me, but her couples dances have almost all blown me away. Courtney has one of the best looks they’ve had on SYTYCD

Joshua Allen – For some reason Joshua Allen shot straight to the top of my list of favorite dancers near the beginning of this season. I have a feeling it’s his sincere love for dancing and humility in trying to learn new dances. Whatever it is, I think America has seen the same thing. I just hope that Mary and Nigel’s kiss of death tonight won’t cause a surprise and make it so Joshua supporters stop voting for him. Doesn’t he also have a little bit of Donyelle in him? Has any other guy been as big as him?

Katee Shean – The judges have honestly described Katee almost dead on. She really does have a unique quality that is beautiful to watch no matter what dance she’s doing. Amazing to see how far she’s come. It would have been fun to see if her friend could have done the same, but maybe we’ll find out next year. Katee’s had some really tough routines that she’s killed. My only question is whether she’s popular enough with America. I just hope she makes the top 4 so we get to see her dance some more.

Mark Kanemura – I don’t mind throwing Mark a bit of Hawaiian pride since I lived there for a couple years. He’s absolutely unique in his style. The problem I have with Mark is that I can’t remember one thing he’s done that has blown me away. I can’t remember anything bad either, but if he wants to win it all he’s got to WOW us. I can’t remember him ever Wowing me.

Twitch – Good old Twitch. Happy to see him making it this far after all the past failed attempts. America loves and underdog story for the most part, but I honestly don’t see Twitch as a pure underdog. He appeared in Hairspray and choreographed in Asia for a while. All of this said, he’s still fantastic to watch dance his solo. Either him or Joshua are my favorite solos of this bunch. Too bad I don’t think Twitch is going to be able to garner enough votes to win it all. Have no fear, I’m sure he’ll be brought back next year to do some choreography.

What does this all mean? My prediction is a no brainer for the guys. Mark Kanemura is getting sent home. The girls is much harder. I really can’t choose. So, I’ll just go out on a limb and say that Chelsie Hightower is going home (I won’t be surprised if I’m wrong). I mostly guess that, because I’d LOVE to see Katee and Courtney do a dance together in the SYTYCD finale. That makes my predicted top 4:
Courtney Gailano
Katee Shean
Joshua Allen

Am I right or wrong?

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