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SYTYCD Top 10 Power Rankings

What an amazing show!! First, let me say that I loved both the girls’ and boys’ numbers, especially that each featured a “foreign” dance style that was so high-energy and that both included all five linking arms and dancing together. And the FAME trailer got me sooo excited. It’s been too long since my last Kherington fix.

So, the rankings. Here we go.

Girls –

1. Jeanine had a terrific contemporary with Jason, choreographed by Travis Wall and it was stunning. Her solo was also incredibly strong. I think she acquitted herself quite well.

2. Janette and Ade had a wonderful Nappytabs hip-hop that was a lot of fun. More amazing chemistry here. Her solo was the last and pretty strong and she showed a lot of personality when Cat asked her, “So where are you from again?” and she whipped out, “New Zealand!”

3. Kayla continued her “flawlessness” with Evan. I really enjoyed her personality a lot when she and Evan discussed the height differences, switched shoes and after the performance revealed the “shoe fix.” Flats! On a waltz! That’s pretty neat, actually. Her solo was good.

4. Melissa has a cute personality and did well tonight with Brandon and in her solo, but I never seem to feel much variety from her. Of the girls, she’s my least favorite and I suspect that though she was gorgeous, she’s probably surprised us the least and showed the least growth (probably cause she has the most experience and is pretty technically trained). She’s my vote to go, though she probably performed better than –

5. Randi unluckily drew Kupono and, I think, suffered for it. I think the wig and the awkwardness of the routine (though there were some pretty elements) might hurt her. I suspect it’s between her and Melissa and I’d rather that she stay so I can see her with more partners. She’s my mom’s favorite, so I know she wants her to stay as well.

Boys (mom and I were in 100% agreement here) –

1. Evan has an enormous fan base, as well as a lot of flair and personality. His solo was strong and he did admirably in the African dance, though Nigel said he looked like a “dancing milkshake.” But I was actually never in any doubt that he would do well here, as he’s always been adept at leaping. He partnered Kayla with incredible strength (THOSE LIFTS!!!) and I think he’s learning more about masculinity and strength and sexiness every week. Which is great, cause he’s always been cute and charming.

2. Ade just wowed me tonight. He’s won me over more and more each week and I was excited to see him dance with Janette. What a wonderful partnership! So much chemistry. His solo rocked as well. Love that he got to demonstrate the power of the pick. Lol.

3. Jason was in the strongest routine of the night, with Jeanine and I’m thoroughly impressed with him. I hope he can keep it up. He gets major cool points from me for solo-ing to Muddy Waters Muddy Waters - Muddy Waters: The Chess Box - Train Fare Home.

4. Brandon had a good night, good routine with Melissa and a good solo. But he’s still a bit cocky and he’s almost too proficient. It’s kinda boring sometimes. Not all the time, but I think that people have latched on to people like Evan and Ade so much more at this point, and Jason just had such a great routine with Jeanine.

5. Kupono needs to go. He really let Randi down with all that awkwardness in the Paso Doble. I was proud of him in the African dance and liked his solo. But of all the guys, I think he’s probably the weakest (least consistent, at least) partner, which puts the girls in danger.

I can’t wait to see what y’all think!

July 15, 2009 I Written By

So You Think You Can Dance Top 10 Performance Show Discussion Thread

Many of you love when I just post a thread that will allow people to post their thoughts, reviews, rants etc about the various episodes of So You Think You Can Dance. I’m actually traveling and in Texas right now and I was able to see it much earlier. I’ll post more of my comments later if I can get to my hotel room and don’t spend too much time talking to my brother.

So, let’s hear it. There were so many interesting parts to tonight’s episode. I can’t wait to hear what people think. I love SYTYCD once we reach the top 10. Woot!!

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

So You Think You Can Dance Top 10 Performance Show Music

UPDATE: Find the latest and greatest So You Think You Can Dance music.

Lots of different things happening on this week’s So You Think You Can Dance. Solos, group numbers, new partners. Lots of fun for everyone. I like getting a little change. Keeps things interesting. As always, you can find the latest SYTYCD music here.

The top five girls performed a Bollywood routine to “Dholna” Shubha Mudgal - Lau - Dholna by Shubha Mudgal, choreographed by Nakul Dev Mahajan
The top five guys performed an African routine to “Ballant Funk” by Ayanda Clark and Shawn Kelly choreographed by Jeffrey Page

The couple routines were done to the following music:
Kayla Radomski and Evan Kasprzak danced a Viennese Waltz to the song “Kiss from a Rose” Seal - Seal: Best 1991-2004 - Kiss from a Rose—Seal choreographed by Tony Meredith and Melanie LaPatin
Janette Manrara and Ade Obayomi danced a Hip-hop to the song “Love Sex Magic” Ciara - Love Sex Magic (feat. Justin Timberlake) - Single - Love Sex Magic—Ciara featuring Justin Timberlake choreographed by Tabitha D’umo and Napoleon D’umo
Jeanine Mason and Jason Glover danced a Contemporary to the song “If It Kills Me” Jason Mraz - We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things (Bonus Track Version) - If It Kills Me (From the Casa Nova Sessions) [Bonus Track] (The Casa Nova Sessions)—Jason Mraz choreographed by Travis Wall
Randi Evans and Kupono Aweau danced a Paso Doble to the song “Dies Irae” Karl Jenkins, Marat Bisengaliev & West Kazakhstan Philharmonic Orchestra - Karl Jenkins & Adiemus: The Essential Collection - Requiem: Dies Irae—Karl Jenkins choreographed by Tony Meredith and Melanie LaPatin
Melissa Sandvig and Brandon Bryant danced a Broadway to the song “Aquarius” Ronald Dyson - Hair (The Original Broadway Cast Recording) - Aquarius from Hair choreographed by Tyce Diorio

The following solos were done to the following music:
Brandon Bryant: “In Your Eyes” Jeffrey Gaines - Always Be - In Your Eyes—Jeffrey Gaines
Randi Evans: “Dream” Priscilla Ahn - A Good Day - Dream—Priscilla Ahn
Kupuno Aweau: “Marina Gasolina” Bonde Do Rolê - Marina Gasolina - Marina Gasolina—Bonde do Rolê
Melissa Sandvig: “Gabriel” Lamb - The Best of Lamb 1996-2004 - Best Kept Secrets - Gabriel—Lamb
Evan Kasprzak: “Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart” Rufus Wainwright - Rufus Does Judy At Carnegie Hall - Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart—Rufus Wainwright
Kayla Radomski: “Rock Your Soul” Elisa - Dancing - Rock Your Soul—Elisa
Ade Obayomi: “Unchained Melody” Righteous Brothers - The Very Best of the Righteous Brothers - Unchained Melody - Unchained Melody—The Righteous Brothers
Jeanine Mason: “Violento (Up Mix)”–Bailongo!
Jason Glover: “Train Fare Home” Muddy Waters - Muddy Waters: The Chess Box - Train Fare Home—Muddy Waters
Janette Manrara: “This is Miami” Sander Kleinenberg - Ultra 2007 - This Is Miami—Sander Kleinenberg

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Off the Cuff Top 10 New Couples

I’m giving myself 5 minutes to predict the new couples. Please add your two cents – though there’s not much time till the new show.

Jeanine and Evan
Randi and Ade
Kayla and Brandon
Melissa and Jason
Janette and Kupono

There, did it in 2 minutes. Let’s see how my predictions go. Can’t wait to see the new couples!!

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SYTYCD Spoiler: So You Think You Can Dance Finale Location

American Idol Season 5 Finale - Arrivals

I just got word from one of the Pure So You Think You Can Dance readers about the location of the So You Think You Can Dance Season 5 finale. This reader told me that the SYTYCD finale will be held at the famous Kodak Theatre. Yes, the home of the Academy Awards and former home of the American Idol finals.

I think this is really exciting news for fans of So You Think You Can Dance. I don’t think they let just anyone use the Kodak Theatre. Not to mention I’m sure there’s a hefty price to pay to use it. I like that Fox and company are investing in So You Think You Can Dance like this. That’s a very good sign.

Just take a look at the picture in this post of Cat Deeley when she arrived on the red carpet at the American Idol Finale. Can you imagine a red carpet of celebrities for So You Think You Can Dance? I don’t think we’re quite there yet, but it’s starting to attract bigger and bigger names it seems.

UPDATE: Someone on Twitter aptly pointed out that Kodak is CLOSED due to construction for Cirque’s new show. Getting them to “reopen” it for SYTYCD is a big deal.

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