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Jason Mraz Wants Jason and Jeanine to Perform at His Chicago Tour Stop

Rolling Stone is reporting that Jason Mraz wants Jason Glover and Jeanine Mason to perform their Travis Wall routine to Jason Mraz’s “If It Kills Me” Jason Mraz - We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things - If It Kills Me during Jason Mraz’s Chicago tour stop where he is filming a live DVD. Rolling Stone says that Jason Mraz was “absolutely moved by the clip” after Jason’s parents alerted him to it. Jason Mraz was just on the Today Show this morning which says a lot about how big he’s gotten.

Rolling Stones also reported ““I woke up in bed the other night going, ‘I have to get that couple to dance!’ ” Mraz says, revealing dance is “another little guilty pleasure” of his. “I really long to be a great dancer. Whoever I choose to be my one true love has to be a great dancer. What a great way to build a relationship with someone — going to dance classes every so often and really improve your partnership.””

I checked and Jason Mraz will be in Chicago on 8/13/09. Luckily, that’s well before Jason and Jeanine will be on the SYTYCD Tour. Sounds like it could be a good possibility for them. Reminds me of my favorite Nigel quote, “These kids have got to work.” Basically, Nigel understands that the contracts with Fox shouldn’t hurt the dancers on the show.

In case, you live in some hole, here’s the video of Jason and Jeanine’s performance on SYTYCD:

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

Thoughts on Judges Favorite Dances from SYTYCD 5 Finale

Adam Shankman: His first pick a Nappy Tabs hip hop with Phillip and Jeanine. This dance started off the season. We expected Phillip to do well, but Jeanine was the surprise. I agree with Adam when he said this what started her journey. His second pick was Mia’s butt dance. Randy and Evan were a great couple I love watching them together. This was my favorite Mia dance of the season because it was just a fun light hearted piece.

Debbie Allen: Her picks actually surprised me a little bit. First was the Waltz with Auska and Vitolio. This wasn’t my favorite ballroom of the season but what I loved about this routine was the fact Louis based it on Vitolio’s story. It was a beautiful dance. Her second was the top 16 hip hop fusion number. Nappy Tabs and Dmitry really did well putting together a creative number. Very Flashdance like Debbie said with the water on the tables.

Lil C: I love the Bollywood routine with Jason and Caitlin. I thought it was their best routine as a couple. I wish he had two picks I would have loved to know more of Lil C’s favorite dances. Lil C always manages to surprise me, he may be the “King of Krump” but he has an passion for all forms of dance.

Tyce: He may have had only one pick but he chose disco with Brandon and Janette. I love how he had a story of how he had once danced to the same song. In my opinion it was the best disco of the season.

Mia Michaels: Her first pick was another dance from the first show. Max and Kayla’s samba. This was a favorite for me in the fact we got to see Max do what he does best, I was a little disappointed that he didn’t stick around longer. Her second pick was no surprise to me. Tyce’s routine about breast cancer touched her in a way it didn’t for many of the viewers (or at least the one on here). I am looking forward to seeing this dance the way the judges did…without all of the close ups.

Mary Murphy: Her first pick was also my favorite of the entire season, Travis’s routine. It was also the first time that Jeanine and Jason had their own style, and both showed America what they could do. I loved it when Jeanine said that the kiss at the end wasn’t part of the choreography, I would like to know who’s idea it was. Also I hope they find another dress for the tour, I think that one has had enough…lol. Jeanine and Brandon’s Paso was her second pick. Even though we had seen it the night before, it was nice to see it again. It was one of my favorites from the night before. It also created one of my favorite quotes from Jeanine.

Nigel Lythgoe: Brandon and Jenette’s Argentine tango was up first. It was a great dance but not my favorite ballroom number that they did together. The salsa was my favorite (the one where Jenette was wearing pink). Mia’s addiction piece with Kayla and Kapono was his second choice. This was also one of my favorites, like so many other viewers. It was an emotional piece for both dancers and you saw it when they performed. Also I laughed when he said Mary admitting that she uses botox, was one of his favorite moments. Anyone else catch what he said about if her jewelry was from a hand mirror that had shattered from all her screaming.

I like seeing the top 8 group number again with the added surprise of the judges joining them on stage. The fact that I was in A Chorus Line in college was part of the reason I like the routine in the first place. I just wish Lil C was up there too. I also glad they brought back the Rage Boys Crew…the little ones are so cute.

There were some others that I really liked that I thought we would have seen on last nights show. Like Wade’s crash test dummies, I liked the concept of this dance. Okay maybe a part of me wanted to see how long it would take that little dog to cross the Kodak stage…well not really it was a cute prop. Also I loved his dance for the top four, allowing all the dancers to play a character. I actually wanted to watch more of the rehearsal process just to watch Wade dance. Shane Sparks zombie hip hop is another one I thought we would see. Speaking of hip hop the second Nappy Tabs hip hop that Phillip and Jeanine did with the chain was another on that I liked. I still don’t understand how that landed them in the bottom three that week. Oh and Brandon and Kayla’s Broadway from last night was just wow…I so want to see that one again.

I’m sure I left some out but I can’t wait to see which ones make the tour show.

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Dance is one of my biggest passions. I grew up dancing at Augusta West Dance Studio (the same studio that Kathryn McCormick). I have a BFA in theatre/dance from Valdosta State University. Tap is my favorite style of dance.

My SYTYCD Season 5 Quick Thoughts

Time for my thoughts on the finale. You can find a lot more discussion from other people here.

I just want to say that I really enjoyed the finale. Sure, this season was a bit of a down season, but like I’ve said before, if this is a down season, then I can’t wait to see an up season.

I loved the Kodak and think they should do all the finales there. It was a great atmosphere and really added to the energy. Plus, the judges didn’t have to feel like they were totally crowded in the little table.

I think the real issue with choosing past dances is there weren’t enough stand out dances. So, we’re debating which of the average dances should have been on the show.

The surprise of the night for me was how good Jeanine and Phillip’s Nappytabs dance was. I forgot how good that really way.

Jeanine gets a black mark from me. That kiss of Jason wasn’t as good as the previous one.

Jason gets a big man hug from me for kissing 2 of the most beautiful girls on the Kodak stage in front of millions.

I couldn’t help but notice that Lil’ C didn’t participate with the other judges in the Chorus Line number. I love that he’s true to who he is. That said, I couldn’t help but notice that the choreographers that I’d never really want to see dance on stage were the ones on stage. The choreographers I’d like to see dance weren’t on stage. Although, with that said, I didn’t mind the little 30 second thing they did. However, how cool would it be to see say Lil’ C, Dave Scott and Shane Sparks on the same stage?

Cat Deeley proved that she does look good even in just a sheet.

If Ryan Kasprzak gets into the top 20 of SYTYCD season 6, he’s going to have such the advantage with all this face time (and Evan’s fan base).

21 million votes is a lot. I’m glad that SYTYCD is doing so well.

I wonder if it’s a bad thing that I knew pretty much every dancer that was shown in the SYTYCD 5 highlight video. Actually, not just knew them, but remembered their back story and often knew the song that they danced to. Yes, I am a SYTYCD-a-holic.

I’m really glad that SYTYCD did a good job of not drawing out the results. They just brought them on stage and told them. Perfect pacing for the results I think.

Janette was a real highlight of the night. So glad to see her back. Although, Caitlin is still stunningly beautiful. She should be a model or something. WOW!

I was really glad they gave Max a spot on the finale. He shouldn’t have been sent home when he was sent home.

I most missed not seeing Karla perform on the finale. She deserved some time and I would have loved to see her again.

I loved the Fame preview. I’d already seen it before and I’m a self proclaimed Kherington Fan-boi, but I can’t wait to see Fame.

Mary needs to be removed as a permanent judge and replaced by Adam Shankman. Time to start our #VoteMaryOffSYTYCD campaign.

Nigel’s beaming smile in this show was interesting. I think he’s sincerely excited about the success of SYTYCD.

I could have done without the Argentine Tango. Didn’t really enjoy it either time.

I still love the Nappytabs/Dmitry group number and I’m glad it made it to the finale.

My thoughts on Jeanine are here.

I can’t wait for the SYTYCD tour and SYTYCD season 6. However, next week I’m going to enjoy a few days break from SYTYCD. Don’t worry though. It will only last a couple days and then we’ll be back getting things hyped for SYTYCD 6. The really good thing for me (and my family) is that a number of people have offered to help blog for Pure SYTYCD next season. Although, I’m considering covering SYTYCD Canada on Pure SYTYCD, so if there are any other Canadians that would like to help out please let me know.

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