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SYTYCD Top 12 Power Rankings

I’m so excited for Top 10 next week. And a bit sad. Some couples, I’m praying they make it through, so I can see the dancers each with someone else and some couples, I’m incredibly sad (and maybe a bit worried) now that they’re going to be split up.

I keep saying how hard this is, but am mostly trying not to face that it’s not going to get any easier. Every week, it gets harder. And now, half of the couples are in the bottom 3! Thanks for your comments in the “SYTYCD rant” John provided, cause I totally scoped them out. Also, I’m using my texts back and forth with my mom as notes, since we always talk throughout the shows.

Okay, so let’s start…

-Janette and Brandon are SUPER safe this week, I think. Both of their routines were outstanding and they were last, so they’re fresh in our minds. WADE ROBSON! I think WR loves his Roisin Murphy (remember Lauren and Neil with “Night of the Dancing Flames”?). In the comments, Beth says she’s been a hater, but was sold tonight. I’m right there with her and I suspect that a lot of us with reservations about either of these two dancers will vote for them tonight.

-Jeanine and Phillip first had a kind of boring Russian folk dance, but they made it work with their personalities and chemistry and nobody had any complaints about their dancing. Phillip showed a lot of progress with his jive and Jeanine was too sexy for words and smoothed over any lack of polish on Phillip’s part. I believe they, too, will be safe. It’ll be interesting to see how Phillip does with a new partner. He’s got a great personality and is a good dancer, but he’s not picking up the other styles fast or strong enough, so he disappoints me sometimes.

-Kayla and Kupono rocked a Mia Michaels routine about addiction. It was ridiculously good, gave both my mom and I shiver attacks and apparently made Stephanie almost puke, it was so good. Their Broadway wasn’t nearly as good. I enjoyed it, but I think the judges’ comments were valid. However, I think the strength of Mia’s routine and Kayla’s popularity will save the day here.

-Randi and Evan made me so afraid tonight when I heard the words “hip-hop” attached to their names. But, they pulled out a sweet hip hop with Nappytabs’ help. It was funny how both Nigel and Mary spoke my thoughts for me. I kept wondering if Randi should be thrown around so much if she were pregnant (lol) and Mary voiced my hip-hop related fears. Their samba struggled in the middle (though Randi kicked butt and the opening was very strong). Loved seeing Pasha and Anya! I think the comments aimed at Evan were right on tonight (much as I love him). He’s a lot sexier than he lets himself dance, so he’s got to move those hips with confidence. You could almost switch R&E and K&K, in my mind, but I think that there was just enough of an edge with the stellar Mia Michaels piece to put K&K just a cut above. I don’t want either of them to go home! No siree! Let’s see how they dance with new folks.

-Melissa and Ade had two competent, interesting numbers, but they were routines that can sometimes be…less dynamic. Okay, it’s no secret. I’m not a fan of disco. My mom loved the disco, but I’m just never really that impressed. And the waltz was sweet, especially as it was potentially their last dance together. I was really impressed with Ade and enjoyed his independent spins near the end. But, because the dances were disco and waltz and earlier than the rest of the dances, I think they may be in trouble. At this point, I don’t dislike anybody, but I probably like Melissa and Ade least at this point.

-Caitlin and Jason had a great Foxtrot, but he wasn’t really keeping up with her. She got her wish with a sequiney, sexy costume (and I guess the costume department took pains to make up for last week). Their Mandy Moore lyrical jazz was good too, but everyone mentioned they just didn’t think they did quite enough since it was their own styles. I honestly hope that Caitlin at least makes it to next week because I suspect that, though they clearly like each other, she and Jason just never developed the right chemistry as dancers. I don’t think it’s so much Jason holding Caitlin back as they would’ve been better off with different partners.

However, I suspect that they’ll go if they’re in the bottom 3, since they’re no strangers to that position. Or Melissa and Ade. If I were calling the shots, I’d send Melissa and Jason home.

It’s really sad because, as much as I like all of the dancers at this point, I just don’t think the boys stand up to the girls in terms of dance talent. Evan’s probably the only one I’d be devastated to lose, where I love all the girls.

What do you think? Am I going to be terribly off this week? Or eerily on? Do you think Kayla and Kupono have any advantage going into the Top 10 since they’ve already switched partners? And let’s try this “dream couples” thing one more time now that we’re going to have the opportunity to see new partnerships next week.

Oh, and if you were wondering, my mom and I exchanged something like 60 text messages throughout this show. I tried to get her to do the Power Rankings for me since it’s so hard, but she had to go to bed.

July 8, 2009 I Written By

SYTYCD Top 12 Performance Show Music

We’re back for another week of SYTYCD. This week past really quick for me since I was out of town. I’m sure many of you have been sitting there waiting for another episode like I usually do. Someone in the comments of my Cat Deeley video said that they agreed with Cat Deeley in only wanting the performance shows, but every night. I could handle a SYTYCD performance show every night. I’m not sure I’d ever tire of it.

Now to the task at hand. Here’s the list of music from the July 8th episode of SYTYCD:
Melissa Sandviga and Ade Obayomi danced Disco to the song “Move On Up” Destination - Disco Nights, Vol. 5 - Move On Up—Destination choreographed by Doriana Sanchez
Melissa Sandviga and Ade Obayomi danced Waltz to the song “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” (You Make Me Feel Like A) Natural Woman—Mary J. Blige choreographed by Ron Montez

Kayla Radomski and Kupono Aweau danced Contemporary to the song “Gravity” Sara Bareilles - Little Voice - Gravity—Sara Bareilles choreographed by Mia Michaels
Kayla Radomski and Kupono Aweau danced Broadway to the song “The Dance At the Gym” Original Broadway Cast - West Side Story - The Dance At the Gym from West Side Story choreographed by Joey Dowling

Caitlin Kinney and Jason Glover danced Foxtrot to the song “Minnie the Moocher” Big Bad Voodoo Daddy - How Big Can You Get? - The Music of Cab Calloway - Minnie the Moocher—Big Bad Voodoo Daddy choreographed by Tony Meredith and Melanie LaPatin
Caitlin Kinney and Jason Glover danced Lyrical jazz to the song “Show Me Heaven” Maria McKee - Ultimate Collection: Maria McKee - Show Me Heaven—Maria McKee choreographed by Mandy Moore

Jeanine Mason and Phillip Chbeeb danced Russian folk dance to the song “Kalinka” Kalinka - Somewhere My Love: Russian Gems - Kalinka—Barynya choreographed by Youri Nelzine and Lilia Babenko
Jeanine Mason and Phillip Chbeeb danced Jive to the song “Stuff Like That There” Bette Midler - For the Boys (Music from the Motion Picture) - Stuff Like That There—Bette Midler choreographed by Tony Meredith and Melanie LaPatin

Randi Evans and Evan Kasprzak danced Hip-hop to the song “Halo” Beyoncé - I Am... Sasha Fierce (Deluxe Version) - Halo—Beyoncé Knowles choreographed by Tabitha D’umo and Napoleon D’umo
Randi Evans and Evan Kasprzak danced Samba to the song “Ritmo De Bum Bom”—Jababa choreographyed by Anya Garnis and Pasha Kovalev

Janette Manrara and Brandon Bryant danced Argentine Tango to the song “Libertango” Astor Piazzolla - The Soul of Tango - Greatest Hits - Libertango from Forever Tango choreographed by Miriam Larici and Leonardo Barrionuevo
Janette Manrara and Brandon Bryant danced Jazz to the song “Ruby Blue” Róisín Murphy - Ruby Blue - Ruby Blue—Róisín Murphy choreographed by Wade Robson

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

So You Think You Can Dance Top 12 Performance Show Rants

Many of you have been requesting a place where you can discuss the various episodes of So You Think You Can Dance. Most of you have been doing it on the post I do about the music, which is fine but I figured it was about time I just created a special post for people to discuss the latest episode of So You Think You Can Dance.

So, let’s hear your rants, reviews, recaps, thoughts, complaints, happiness, commentary and anything else you might want to say about the So You Think You Can Dance top 12 performance show (July 8, 2009).

As always, I’ll be doing some real time updates on tonight’s SYTYCD top 12 on my TV Blog and Pure SYTYCD twitter accounts if you want to see my short commentary in real time. Also, remember that I’m on the West Coast, so if you don’t see me responding until later, you’ll know why.

Let the Ranting begin!!

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

Cat Deeley Discusses Season 6 of So You Think You Can Dance

Cat Deeley is so fabulous. I do wish she’d stop deferring her saying judges to the audience since I like to here her say it, but I’m just getting picky now aren’t I? Either way, she deserves the Emmy for reality host this year. Tom Bergeron is good, but Cat Deeley is great.

Anyway, here’s a short little interview with Cat Deeley at the So You Think You Can Dance Season 6 auditions. She talks about Sammy, who I believe is the wrestler named Sammy Ramirez from the SYTYCD season 5 LA auditions. Also, who wouldn’t want to be invited to Cat’s house for fourth of July? Only problem with the beers is that half of the dancers are still under 21. Check out Cat Deeley:

Also, someone on my twitter account told me that Cat Deeley will be on Conan on Friday. That should be pretty cool. I think I’ll have to stay up late for that one.

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