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Predictions for Melissa and Ade After So You Think You Can Dance

I’m always coming up with lots of things that I’d like to write about on this blog. Some of them I just don’t have the time to write (which is why I’m glad I’ve found some help for the site) and others just don’t turn out as nice as they sound in my brain. We’ll see how this one turns out and decide if we should start making this a tradition after every elimination show.

So, here are my predictions of what will happen with Melissa and Ade after So You Think You Can Dance.

Melissa Sandvig
I don’t think we’re likely to see much of Melissa after the SYTYCD tour. She’ll probably do some local ballets here and there, but I expect that Melissa won’t have too much of a dancing career after that. However, that doesn’t mean I don’t think the future is bright for Melissa. I think Melissa’s best quality on SYTYCD was she had that stage presence that was unreal. Starting with her naughty ballerina look to her amazing smile at the end. There’s just something about her on stage that draws you in. Kind of reminds me a bit of Kherington Payne actually.

Much like Kherington, I wouldn’t be surprised if Melissa lands a part in some Hollywood picture. Dance movies are in and Adam Shankman seems to be working on dozens of them. I can really see Melissa having a part in some film. Possibly dancing. Possibly some other part. So, I predict that we won’t see much of Melissa in the dance world but possibly on the big screen.

Ade Obayomi
Ade is a hard one to predict. However, I just feel like he doesn’t have the passion and drive to really make it in the dance world. When I mean make it I mean be a star. He’ll have plenty of work since he really is a rather unique dancer with his height. Plus, he has his lucky pic(or is it pick) which will ensure a good life ahead for him. Although, I predict that most of his dance work will be as background dancers. Possibly dancing for some singer.

Ok, those are my predictions for Ade and Melissa. Care to differ? Let’s hear what you think will happen to Ade and Melissa after the show.

Also, I realized that this could get really hard core shipper quick. So, we’ll see if I do it anymore. My thought was that it would be fun to analyze their prospects after the show. Not make up some fictional story lines about the dancers. I guess we’ll see what you think.

July 31, 2009 I Written By

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Behind the Scenes of the So You Think You Can Dance 100th Episode

I’m sad I didn’t find these videos sooner, but fans of SYTYCD will enjoy these videos at any time.

Recap and behind the scenes of the 100th episode video:

Mia Michaels talks about the choreography in her SYTYCD top 8 routine to Chorus Line and choreographing for 100 episodes.

Soyon talks about what was behind the costumes used for the top 8 group number to Chorus Line.

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So You Think You Can Dance Top 4 Announcement Show Music

Time again to list all of the music from tonight’s So You Think You Can Dance top 6 becomes top 4 results show. Can you believe we’re already at the end of the season and next week will be the finale of So You Think You Can Dance 2009? The good thing is we’ll know next week who will be America’s Favorite Dancer and winner of So You Think You Can Dance season 5. It’s also great news that we won’t have to wait very long for So You Think You Can Dance season 6. As always, we’ll be covering all of the SYTYCD music here.

Now on to the So You Think You Can Dance results show music:
SYTYCD Top 6 Group dance to the song “Send in the Clowns” Judy Collins - The Very Best of Judy Collins - Send In the Clowns—Judy Collins (Broadway; Choreographer: Tyce Diorio)
Musical guest: “So Fine” Sean Paul - So Fine - Single - So Fine—Sean Paul

SYTYCD Guest Dancers:
JabbaWockeeZ; “Freak-A-Zoid” Midnight Star - No Parking On the Dance Floor - Freak-A-Zoid—Midnight Star

The four nominees for the 2009 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Choreography were reenacted by their respective original dancers:
Jessica King and William Wingfield: “Silence” Jan A.P. Kaczmarek - Unfaithful - Silence from Unfaithful (Contemporary; Choreographer: Tyce Diorio)
Katee Shean and Stephen “Twitch” Boss: “Mercy” Duffy - Rockferry - Mercy—Duffy (Contemporary; Choreographer: Mia Michaels)
Chelsie Hightower and Joshua Allen: “A Los Amigos” from Forever Tango (Argentine Tango; Choreographer: Dmitry Chaplin)
Chelsie Hightower and Mark Kanemura: “Bleeding Love” Leona Lewis - Bleeding Love - Single - Bleeding Love—Leona Lewis (Hip-hop; Choreographer: Tabitha and Napoleon D’umo)

SYTYCD Top 6 Solos:
Melissa Sandvig: “I Put A Spell On You” Nina Simone - The Best of Nina Simone - I Put a Spell on You—Nina Simone
Ade Obayomi: “18th Floor Balcony” Blue October - Foiled - 18th Floor Balcony—Blue October
Kayla Radomski: “You Found Me” The Fray - The Fray - You Found Me—The Fray
Evan Kasprzak: “The Lady Is a Tramp” Sammy Davis, Jr. - That's All! - The Lady Is a Tramp—Sammy Davis, Jr.

So You Think You Can Dance Elimination Songs
The female dancer’s elimination montage is to the song “Already Gone” Kelly Clarkson - All I Ever Wanted - Already Gone by Kelly Clarkson
The male dancer’s elimination montage is to the song “On Your Own” Green River Ordinance - Out of My Hands - On Your Own by Green River Ordinance

July 30, 2009 I Written By

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SYTYCD Top 6 Becomes SYTYCD Final 4 Discussion Thread

We’re down to the final 4. Was it another shocker with someone getting sent home early? Did Evan’s fans pull through for him again? Are we satisfied with the SYTYCD top 4? How does it compare to other seasons? What can we expect from the top 4 in the SYTYCD finale? Ok, I’m sure you know the questions to answer. Let’s hear your thoughts already!!

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So You Think You Can Dance Top 6 Power Rankings

Well here we are. Probably the most important power rankings of the whole season. And on one hand, the most obvious and on the other, the most baffling.

According to John’s SYTYCD top 6 poll the last time I checked, you’ve ranked the contestants thusly: Kayla, Jeanine, Brandon, Ade, Evan and Melissa with each of the pairs being fairly close (i.e. Kayla and Jeanine not too far apart), but with some pretty large gaps between them (i.e., the difference between the K/J pairing and the B/A pairing and…biggest of all, the E/M pairing).

Before last night’s show, I was prepared to count Evan out of the Final 4. Not because that’s my personal choice, but because it really seemed like his fan base was dwindling a bit (does this relate to the absence of Brother Blogs for a few weeks?) while Ade and Brandon were picking up steam.

But. I anticipate a lot of debate, because I have to go with my gut here.

1. Jeanine: As one commenter said, she seems to be in the majority of people’s best guesses for Top 4. Her samba wasn’t her best performance, but she did well and the both of them showed a lot of charm and personality throughout. Her solo wasn’t spectacular or much different than her others, but it was cute. And then there was that great Nappytabs hip hop about getting evicted where she successfully jumped through Ade’s scissoring legs. And then, I really got the feeling that Sonya gave her a lot of “center stage” time in the group piece, she really stood out to me (as did Cat and Nigel’s comments about her costume, after). I think she’s the best combo of skill and personality this season, so she’s my pick to win and my first guess for the Top 4.

2. Kayla: She’s started to show a lot more personality, slowly but surely and she’s always been pretty precise. Some people don’t dig her, but a lot of people do. Her Stacey Tookey contemporary with Brandon really impressed me and I thought these two “cold” dancers actually brought out a lot in each other. Her solo was nothing new and a bit boring, but it was a’right. I didn’t love the disco as much, but then I never do. Sorry, y’all. 🙂 This one almost one me over in the first half, but then got really awkward at the end, where it seemed like most of the time they were pausing to set up jumps and lifts and not actually dancing. My mom and I debate heartily over disco.

So these are the two I feel fairly confident about. Let me talk about the girl I think is going home:

Melissa: Beginning with her Broadway with Evan and through her solo, I was digging Melissa a bit more than I had before, wondering if I’d given her a raw deal. And then there came the quickstep OF DOOM! DOOM! DOOM! (Sorry, there’s an echo in here). I was actually pretty happy with their performance. But you know what? Melissa LOST me when she seemed to be throwing Evan under the bus. She admitted in the intro video that she doesn’t trust him and she didn’t say this in a way that indicated it was something *she* needed to improve on. And has anybody noticed she seems to roll her eyes a lot – check out the intro video for the girls’ routine if you don’t believe me. She’s had a good run on the show, but now I’m ready for her to go.

The top 2 boys are a really tough call. Really, really tough. And no matter what I say, there’s going to be some heated disagreement (which I’m excited to see, bring it on!), so I’m going with my gut here.

1. Evan: I think he didn’t just “stay visible” as Lil C said. I couldn’t stop watching him! I agree with Nigel that he stood out for me in Sonya’s group number. His Broadway was fun and strong. I honestly felt like he probably spent a lot of energy helping Melissa shine in the piece. While he didn’t switch up his solo either, I loved the enormous flip across the stage that he did. And, he’s “dancing bigger,” all the time. I love the commenter who pointed out that Brandon’s not much taller than Evan, who’s been getting all the “short guy” heat. Clearly, Evan isn’t as muscular as Brandon, so perhaps that has something to do with it.  When I heard that Melissa and Evan had the dreaded quickstep OF DOOM! DOOM! DOOM! (dern echo!), I was very, very, very worried. But they did a good job and it was enjoyable. All in all, I feel like Evan had a strong night in both his dancing and his personality. With Ryan rallying with a new, great Brother Blog and then certain other issues with the other contestants…I think we might find Evan in the finale. I just love watching him dance, so how can I not predict that? It IS America’s Favorite Dancer and I think a lot of people just really enjoy Evan, as I do.

2. Ade: His work in the group number was solid. He wasn’t as strong as he could have been on his second Latin dance this season, but even so, I enjoyed him and Jeanine in their samba. He’s been picking up steam all season. Again, his solo wasn’t terribly new (to him), but it showed us his style. And then that Nappytabs hip hop with Jeanine, which was just pure pleasure to watch. Probably the stand out routine of the night (the group routines and the Tookey contemporary are the only other standouts to me). He’s become such a front runner for me over the course of the season, from someone I never really paid any attention to, to somebody I’d love to see dance whenever I get the chance.

Brandon: He’s picked up some steam in the last few weeks, so I may be really wrong about him going home this week. However, while I tend to enjoy his dancing, he seems really cocky and arrogant to me and I just don’t like it. One of the commenters pointed out that he doesn’t seem to be really generous to his partners (though I think he sensed a bond with Kayla, so maybe it was different with her), and that really nailed it for me, that ambiguous thing that wasn’t working for me about Brandon. I lost a lot of liking for him in between Vegas week (with Natalie, it has to be said) and Top 20, it almost seemed like he shut down his personality a bit. Then, there’s the fact that the judges stood for his solo, Nigel called it the best on the show, but *no one* was fooled that it was his audition routine all over again. It’s a pretty awesome routine and of course, with the music and the little to no clothing, he pulled out all the stops to demonstrate he wants to be in the Final 4. But when it comes down to it, I don’t think his messy disco and his fabulous contemporary and all of this calculated arrogance-humility is going to be enough. I may be completely wrong here, but this is what my gut says.

I think a Jeanine, Kayla, Evan, Ade finale will be pretty fascinating to watch and I’d be sorry if any of them left.

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Songs from SYTYCD Top 6 Performance Show

We’re back again with all the music from So You Think You Can Dance Check out all the songs from the top 6 performance show or look back at our previous lists of great SYTYCD music. Just for kicks and giggles, I’m also going to start listing the most popular song(s) from the last week of SYTYCD. At least according to the readers of this blog. Last week’s most popular songs were:
The Moment I Said It Imogen Heap - Speak for Yourself - The Moment I Said It by Imogen Heap
They’re Everywhere Izza Kizza - Kizzaland - They're Everywhere by Izza Kizza
Move (Metronomy Remix) CSS - Move 12" - EP - Move (Metronomy Remix) by CSS

Also, don’t forget to buy your So You Think You Can Dance tour tickets. I’ve already gotten mine in the mail! Woot!!

Now on to the SYTYCD Music:
Female dancers danced to the song “Kick It (Stereoheroes Remix)” Nina Martine - Kick It - EP - Kick It – Nina Martine (Jazz; Choreographer: Sonya Tayeh)
Male dancers danced to the song “True Romance” She Wants Revenge - This Is Forever - True Romance – She Wants Revenge (Jazz; Choreographer: Sonya Tayeh)

Jeanine Mason and Ade Obayomi danced a Samba to the song “LoveGame” Lady GaGa - The Fame - LoveGame—Lady Gaga choreographed by Louis van Amstel
Jeanine Mason and Ade Obayomi danced a Hip-hop to the song “Move (If You Wanna)” Mims - Guilt - Move (If You Wanna)—MIMS choreographed by Tabitha D’umo and Napoleon D’umo

Melissa Sandvig and Evan Kasprzak danced a Broadway to the song “Get Me to the Church On Time” Matt Dusk - Back In Town - Get Me to the Church on Time—Matt Dusk choreographed by Tyce Diorio
Melissa Sandvig and Evan Kasprzak danced a Quickstep to the song “As Long As I’m Singin'” The Brian Setzer Orchestra - The Dirty Boogie - As Long as I'm Singin'—The Brian Setzer Orchestra choreographed by Louis van Amstel

Kayla Radomski and Brandon Bryant danced a Contemporary to the song “All I Want” Ahn Trio - Ahn Trio: Lullaby for My Favorite Insomniac - All I Want—Ahn Trio choreographed by Stacey Tookey
Kayla Radomski and Brandon Bryant danced a Disco to the song “Dance (Disco Heat)” Sylvester - The Original Hits - Dance (Disco Heat) – Sylvester choreographed by Doriana Sanchez

SYTYCD Top 6 Solos
Kayla Radomski: “You Found Me” The Fray - The Fray - You Found Me—The Fray
Ade Obayomi:”18th Floor Balcony” Blue October - Foiled - 18th Floor Balcony—Blue October
Melissa Sandvig: “I Put A Spell On You” Nina Simone - The Best of Nina Simone - I Put a Spell on You—Nina Simone
Brandon Bryant: “O Fortuna” Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg & Kurt Prestel - Orff: Carmina Burana - O Fortuna–Mozarteum Orchester Salzburg & Kurt Pretsel
Jeanine Mason: “Feedback” Janet - Discipline - Feedback—Janet Jackson
Evan Kasprzak: “The Lady Is a Tramp” Sammy Davis, Jr. - That's All! - The Lady Is a Tramp—Sammy Davis, Jr.

July 29, 2009 I Written By

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So You Think You Can Dance Top 6 Discussion Thread

Yes, it’s been a really busy week for me, but I’m still for all of you fans of SYTYCD. Well for the most part. The good thing is I take the late shift with the baby and that means I spend my time blogging while the baby sleeps (assuming this continues as is). Ok, enough about me. Here’s your space to rant, complain, moan, rejoice, blabber, rip, jump for joy, discuss and any other respectable things about the So You Think You Can Dance season 5 top 6.

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Must Watch New Brother Blog, Kasprzaktivists

Thank goodness I follow Ryan Kasprzak on Twitter, so that I could be the 79th person to view the newest Brother Blog, which is really funny and awesome – especially the rapping (Really. Would I kid you?) If you are a new Kasprzaktivist, John had a post a while back with a menu of all the Kasprzak Brother Blogs up to that point.

Here’s the latest Kasprzak Brother Blog:

You can always declare your Kasprzaktivism with a “Kasprzaktivist” t-shirt from the Pure SYTYCD store. [And yes, I did challenge myself to see how many different times I could drop the K-bomb in this one post.]

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Vote for Your Favorite So You Think You Can Dance Top 6

I meant to post this earlier, but didn’t get a chance to post the list of the top 6, so you can vote for your favorites. I’ll leave it open so you can vote for as many of the top 6 as you want. Probably best to vote for who you’d like to be in the top 4. This should provide some pretty interesting results. Let the SYTYCD top 6 voting begin:

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A Remix of Travis Wall’s First Choreography on So You Think You Can Dance

Fans of Jason will adore this video and miss Jason even more. Fans of Jeanine will be ready to proclaim her the winner. Fans of Travis Wall will laude his name even more. Fans of So You Think You Can Dance will be reminded why we love SYTYCD so much. Enjoy this amazing remix of what is definitely one of the most memorable and best routines of the season:

Of course, it would be wrong of me to show the remix without the original video of Jason and Jeanine doing Travis Wall’s choreography too:

Thanks to SYTYCDism for pointing this video out.

July 28, 2009 I Written By

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