Free SYTYCD Newsletter Want to receive the latest news on So You Think You Can Dance sent straight to your email? Join hundreds of other SYTYCD fans who subscribe to Pure SYTYCD for FREE!

SYTYCD Season 6’s Vegas Week Begins!!

This is what I’ve been waiting for! Who are you looking forward to seeing again in Vegas? I’ll tell you some of my favorites and ask John and our other writers (and YOU!) to chime in with theirs. As folks have pointed out in comments recently, you can’t always predict who’ll get to the Top 20 or go to the very end when the auditions are over. It’s not always the best dancers who get the most camera time up till this point. And then – WHAM! – a Jeanine just grabs your attention and holds onto it. ūüôā

Well, let’s see how we do predicting early favorites anyway. I’m going to try to limit myself to two dancers from each city.

Emilie’s Early Favorites List

L.A.: Mollee Gray and Paula van Oppen

Phoenix: Allison Becker

Boston: Teddy Tedholm and Channing Cook

Atlanta: Jessica Jensen and Thomas Hamilton (this one was pretty hard)

New Orleans: Jakob Karr and Diana Drexler

Salt Lake City: Hayley Cloud, Megan Kinney and Leigh Asay (I gave myself 3 here since I only had 1 for Phoenix)

I was a bit prejudiced in favor of the girls. Only three guys took my top slots. And there are 152 dancers going to Vegas, so as John pointed out, we’ve probably only seen half of them.

John? What about you? Who are your early favorites?

October 6, 2009 I Written By

So You Think You Can Dance Canada Power Rankings Top 8

What a night. I can honestly say we have an unbelievable Top 8. And Mia is right, our Top 4 girls are the best i have seen!!!

Last week I predicted who would go home, however it is getting so difficult. I can say who I feel should be in the bottom or who I think Canada will vote for.

Mia Michaels (with a new shaved head), Dan Karaty, Tre Armstrong and Jean-Marc Genereux were judges and we had Nico Archambault debut as a SYTYCD choreographer. It was indeed a special night.

Although during rehearsals there were multiple injuries with Everett suffering from a bleeding nose from a few kicks in the face to Emmanuel’s sprained ankle (and his fingers are still bandaged) but the show must go on – and it did – and it was spectacular!

Top 4 Guys Dance
Jazz with Melissa Williams
“Beggin” The Four Seasons - Jersey Boys - Beggin' – Jersey Boyz

They were not at all in unison, a boy band they are NOT! I did enjoy the solo bits with spins and kicks as well as the overall routine. Vincent stood out for me.

Top 4 Girls Dance
Burlesque in my opinion with Sean Cheeseman
“Dr. Feelgood” Aretha Franklin - Aretha Franklin: 30 Greatest Hits - Dr. Feelgood (Love Is a Serious Business) – Aretha Franklin

This was sexy, hot and amazing. The girls were in sync, each had a chance to shine and the choreography was super seductive. Jayme Rae stood out *slightly* for me but overall the all shone like the superstars they are.

Couples

Vincent & Tara-Jean

1. Rumba with Eric Caty
“Hero” Enrique Iglesias - Escape - Hero – Enrique Iglesias

Maybe it’s the song but I teared up, I was covered in goosebumps and I enjoyed every moment of this amazing routine. The kiss at the end was hot and Mia Michaels was correct, the end bit was very Karma Sutra. I just loved it, Tara-Jean was sexy and Vincent was powerful and I adored every second of this routine.

2. Krump with Lil’ C
“Chea-Chea-Chea” – Tha J Squad

Neither hit it very hard but it was a good effort. Tara-Jean seems to me to be the weakest link of the 4 girls, though even saying that feels wrong because they are all so amazing. Vincent delivered though it was not overly “krumpy” for me.

Tara-Jean
“Farewell” Rosie Thomas - When We Were Small - Farewell – Rosie Thomas

Passionate, Emotional, Pretty. But not sure if her overall effort will get her to next week.

Vincent
“U Can’t Touch This” MC Hammer - MC Hammer: Greatest Hits - U Can't Touch This – MC Hammer

Unique song choice for his genre of dance but he delivered. It was hot, sexy and most importantly ENTERTAINING!

Kim & Cody

1. Hip Hop with Luther Brown
“Humpin’ Around” Bobby Brown - All the Number Ones - Humpin' Around – Bobby Brown

I loved this routine. Mia Michaels called it “dope” and I concur. It was hard, it was hyped, it was a throw back to old school hip hop and they nailed it. Both of them were in their genre and showed they could rock it out.

2. Smooth Waltz with Pierre Allaire
“What a Wonderful World” Louis Armstrong - Louis Armstrong's All-Time Greatest Hits - What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong

This fell flat. It was cute and quirky, I was shocked to see Kim not being sexy… but it was not entertaining and as the judges pointed out it showed poor technique and didn’t deliver.

Kim
“Jerk it” Thunderheist - Thunderheist - Jerk It -Thunderhiest

Back to the sexy where she belongs this was an amazing routine. I especially loved the gliding across the floor on her back and the abrupt sudden movements… hot!

Cody
“Missin’ You” Trey Songz - Trey Day (Bonus Track Version) - Missin You – Tre Songz

The problem with Cody is that his hip hop is smooth and natural and looks to come so easy. I think that can be mistaken for lack of effort or passion. I believe he HAS the passion and drive and effort, but he is just so talented his solo’s appear relaxed. I hope this doesn’t land him in the bottom

Emanuel & Melanie

1. Contemporary (Ballet parts) with Sabrina Matthews
“The Scientist” Coldplay - A Rush of Blood to the Head - The Scientist – Coldplay

What great lines. It was a beautiful routine though I felt the pairing was a bit off. The judges really emphasized how well Melanie did while playing hard ball with Emmanuel. He was injured, he did miss rehersals, he did fairly well all things considered, but also he is a fan favourite mainly because of his background with skating and his familiarity.

2. Disco with Melissa Williams
“Hush Hush” The Pussycat Dolls - Doll Domination - Hush Hush -Pussycat Dolls

I enjoyed the routine. I feel like Melanie has been in the bottom when she shouldn’t have been before and fear that will occur again. Emmanuel I feel has been in the top when he shouldn’t have been and wonder how Canada will vote this week given he was injured.

Melanie
“Innocence” Bj√∂rk - Volta - Innocence – Bjork

I loved this solo. The song choice was so perfect for her movements. She really delivered passion and talent and showcased why she should stick around.

Emanuel
“Mad World” The Hitmakers - Big Smash Hits - Mad World (as made famous by Adam Lambert) – Adam Lambert

He always looks to glide on ice. I wanted to see more. I worried about his ankle. I feel it is tough to judge or rank someone who is injured. I don’ tknow if people will vote for him based on previous weeks and loving him already or even as sympathy for his injury or if he will finally go home. We shall see tomorrow.

Jayme Rae & Everett

1. Mamba with Gustavo Varagas
“En Berransvilla Me Quedo” Joe Arroyo - La Verdad de Joe Arroyo - En Barranquilla Me Quedo – Joe Arroyo

Jayme Rae’s hips were flying and she was sexy as hell even as her costume was falling apart. The kicks, spins, dips and that end flip… wow! Entertaining and amazing. Yes Jayme Rae outshone Everett but that is how it should be and Mia Michaels was correct – HOT A LICIOUS!

2. Jazz Funk with Nico Archambault & Wynn Holmes
“Sexy Chick” David Guetta - One Love - Sexy Chick (feat. Akon) – David Guetta (feat. Akon)

If Nico’s choreo can’t keep these two out of the bottom 2 I don’t know what can… Nico’s debut as a choreo on the show was AMAZING… I loved it as much as I love him !!! Everett was the perfect geek and Jayme Rae sexy as sexy can be. The story was cute, the moves were amazing it was a well-crafted routine from idea to performance….

Jayme Rae
“gettin’ in the Way” Jill Scott - Who Is Jill Scott? - Words and Sounds, Vol. 1 - Gettin' In the Way -Jill Scott

Every movement was precise and amazing. I think she should be safe based on her paired routines and solo. She has become quite the superstar.

Everett
“Stand By Me” Ben E. King - Ben E. King: Anthology - Stand by Me -Ben E King

This guy is entertaining. He makes tap fun again. I can’t keep my eyes off him when he moves and that is a good thing. I think he should be safe.

Power Rankings

Girls

1. Kim
2. Jayme Rae
3. Melanie
4. Tara-Jean

Boys

1. Vincent
2. Everett
3. Cody
4. Emanuel

I predict Tara-Jean and Emanuel go Home (Though I kind of sadly think it may be Cody and not Emanuel, I would probably cry if that was true though)

Do you agree? Disagree? Why?

We will see Tomorrow Night

I Written By

I am a blogger and reality tv lover. I blog here for SYTYCD but mostly the Canada version, since I live in Vancouver BC. I also blog about other reality tv shows on my own blog www.mandysmind.com

SYTYCD Top 8

I’m not over the fact that Canada got it wrong when it came to the guys vote last week.¬† Austin should have stayed at home.¬† But nevertheless we press on to the top 8!

First observation: I want to be Mia Michael- what a gorgeous mama with the shaved head.  Hot Hot Hot.

Boys Dance:
This piece was really well choreographed by some guys definitely were out-danced by others.¬† There is a reason that Emanuel was in the back-he wasn’t as clean or seeming comfortable enough with the choreography.¬† Although he does have a sprained ankle – so I’ll lay off a bit.¬† I did love the fact that it was a ‘manly’ piece with great music.

Tara Jean/Vincent
Rumba

I was in that piece.¬† It was an innocent love that had moments of sexyness in it.¬† I thought that they were totally in the music and into to each other.¬† It was just a beautiful piece.¬† I’m jealous of Vincent’s feet.¬† Always beautifully pointed.

Kim and Cody
Hiphop

I guess that SYTYCD Canada has a deep seeded love affair with old school style hiphop.¬† What about lyrical??¬† It was good they were both good.¬† Didn’t move me or do anything that we haven’t seen before.¬† I’m just bored with the hiphop.

Melanie/Emanuel
Contemporary

The judges are going to rave about this piece.¬† I thought that there were nice moments in the piece but as a whole it didn’t move me the way that contemporary usually does.¬† People have been commenting about something looking off with Emanuel’s chest, I think that because his legs are so long it makes him look shrunken up top.¬† That was noticeable to me in this piece.¬† I just didn’t think that there was much genuine in this piece.¬† I didn’t really believe that they were together.¬† I guess I was wrong- the judges didn’t rave.


Jayme Rae/Everett
Mambo

I think that it’s because Everett is a tap dancer he has this organic level to him that makes him even compete with Jayme Rae and her falling-apart costume.¬† Jayme Rae is just this dirty hot thing who may not like to be in the follow position but she is in total charge of her hips.¬† It was a great piece.¬† It just shows the audience that you have to be ‘in’ the piece for us to love it.

Top 4 girls

Loved it!  Sexy in a vintage kind of way.  It was great and classic.

Vincent/Tara Jean
Krump

Lil C!¬† this was good, although Vincent got lost compared to Tara Jean.¬† He just wasn’t hitting it hard enough.¬† But he is such a good dancer, it almost didn’t even matter.¬† He was 90% there.

Kim/Cody
Smooth Waltz

It was lovely.¬† The choreography was.¬† The dancing itself just wasn’t really flowing.¬† They were uncomfortable in the piece and it showed.¬† People on the moon could see how awkward it was.¬† It was lovely but terribly uncomfortable.


Melanie/Emanuel
Disco

I didn’t like this piece.¬† It had zero rhythm and even though Disco is so hard to dance and pull off, it shouldn’t look as hard as it did.¬† Also, for Emanuel being in this God-like shape he should be throwing her around that stage with no problems or effort.¬† The whole seemed way to heavy.¬† Emanuel might be in trouble.

Jayme Rae/Everett
Jazz Funk

Now that is what Jazz/Funk’s definition is.¬† The characters were fantastic and believable.¬† The movement was crisp and clean throughout.¬† The timing was spot on. The connection between Jayme Rae and Everett was totally on point.¬† I loved this piece!

It definitely ended on a high note..¬† I can’t imagine who will be going home.¬† Should be interesting!

I Written By

SYTYCD Salt Lake City Audition Music

There’s no way Salt Lake City¬†audition music¬†can top the New Orleans audition music. But¬†it can try and I’ll enjoy the attempt…

Opening: “Beast” Nico Vega - Nico Vega - Beast-Nico Vega

In the line:¬†“Move Like You Gonna Die Soon” Cobra Starship - Hot Mess (Deluxe Version) - Move Like You Gonna Die-Cobra Starship

Bryan Boyer (b-boy with the short red hair with black stripe): “Everyone Nose” N.E.R.D. - Seeing Sounds - Everyone Nose (All the Girls Standing In the Line for the Bathroom)-N.E.R.D.

Tristy Mirci (25 car accidents in 3 years) interview: “Stickshifts and Safety Belts” Cake - Fashion Nugget (Deluxe Version) - Stickshifts and Safetybelts-Cake

Tristy Mirci audition: “Already Gone” Kelly Clarkson - All I Ever Wanted (Deluxe Version) - Already Gone-Kelly Clarkson

Hayley Cloud (orange shirt, herniated disk – my favorite so far): “I Just Don’t Love You Anymore” Jann Arden - Time for Mercy - I Just Don't Love You Anymore-Jann Arden

Megan Kinney (Caitlin, from last season’s, sister, they went to Vegas together): “Everybody Knows” Elizabeth & The Catapult - Taller Children (Bonus Track Version) - Everybody Knows -Elizabeth & the Catapult (I just knew it!)

Genise Ridiaz (pink shorts, curly hair): also “Everybody Knows,” (which could have¬†been the Sharon Robinson version, but wasn’t Sharon Robinson - Everybody Knows - Everybody Knows)

Montage of the girls: “Tik Tok” Kesha - TiK ToK - Single - TiK ToK-Ke$ha

Ariana Rowley (burlesque dancers with Voodoo Darlings)¬†interview: “Lady Marmelade” Bruce, johnson - Le d√©mon de midi - Lady marmelade-Bruce Johnson

Ariana Rowley strip routine: “Something Sweet Now” -Dave Tweedie & Oona Garthwaite (you know the deal – we’ll post a link when one’s available)

Iveta Lukoslute (Lithuanian blonde, “money growing on trees”): “Have You Ever Been in Love” C√©line Dion - One Heart - Have You Ever Been In Love-Celine Dion

Choreography: ‚ÄúI Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)‚ÄĚ Pitbull - I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho) - EP - I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho) [More English Extended Mix] -Pitbull

Vegas montage: “Say (Half Past Nine)” -Hot Chelle Rae (Here’s the song on YouTube till we can find a download)

2nd day, in line: “Hummingbird” Born Ruffians - Red, Yellow & Blue - Hummingbird-Born Ruffians

Pascal Nayigiziki (really delusional spasm dancer): “Weight of the World” -Dave Tweedie & Stephen Bradley

Couple montage: “Partners in Crime” Poets & Pornstars - Poets & Pornstars - Partners In Crime-Poets & Pornstars (not “Wherever We Go” Newsboys - Go - Wherever We Go-Newsboys like I thought at first)

Ashleigh & Ryan Di Lello (married couple, former competitors) interview: “You Are the Best Thing” Ray LaMontagne - Gossip In the Grain - You Are the Best Thing-Ray LaMontagne

Ashleigh & Ryan Di Lello audition: “Poker Face Lady GaGa - The Fame - Poker Face-Lady GaGa

Leigh Asay & Josh Murillo (she lost a toenail, auditioned before and he pulls faces): “Just Dance” Lady GaGa & Colby O'Donis - The Fame - Just Dance-Lady GaGa

Vegas montage: “I’m Alive” -Tina Parol (not on iTunes, but try her song “Who’s Got the Money” Tina Parol - Who's Got Your Money - Single - Who's Got Your Money in the meantime).

Alright, so there was a lot of really good music in this audition episode. But I missed some of it, especially the montages (girls, going to Vegas, 2nd day opener), so I need all the help I can get.

You can see all the SYTYCD music listed here.

I Written By

SYTYCD Salt Lake City Auditions Discussion Thread

This is the last audition episode. While they’ve been fun (especially New Orleans), I’m excited to move on to Vegas week tomorrow night. Will Salt Lake end the Season 6 auditions with a hoot or a holler?

I Written By

Top SYTYCD Season 6 Music

As most of our readers know, we’ve been listing all of the music from SYTYCD season 6. In fact, we’ve been doing it for a couple seasons. One of my favorite things to do now is to list the most popular music from the latest season of SYTYCD. It’s definitely not a perfect science, but the following is the top 20 songs from the sixth season of So You Think You Can Dance (up until now).

If It Kills Me Jason Mraz - We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things - If It Kills Me by Jason Mraz
First Love ADELE - 19 - First Love by Adele
Your Hands JJ Heller - Painted Red - Your Hands by JJ Heller
Elephant In the Room Richard Walters - Pilot Lights EP - Elephant In the Room by Richard Walters
Infinity Guru Josh Project - Just Dance (Bonus Track Version) - Infinity by Guru Josh Project
Take a Look At Me Now (Against All Odds) The Postal Service - Wicker Park - Against All Odds by The Postal Service
Stay Katie Thompson - KT LIVE - Stay by Katie Thompson
Always Midnight Pat Monahan - Last of Seven - Always Midnight by Pat Monahan
I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho) Pitbull - I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho) - EP - I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho) [More English Extended Mix] by Pitbull (was this played again on Season 6 or people still buying it from Season 5?)
Potrero Road The Mother Hips - Back to the Grotto - Potrero Road by The Mother Hips
Beggin’ Madcon - Beggin' - Single - Beggin' by Madcon
To Build a Home The Cinematic Orchestra - Ma Fleur - To Build a Home by The Cinematic Orchestra
Can’t Help Falling in Love Ingrid Michaelson - Be OK - Can't Help Falling In Love (Live At Daytrotter) by Ingrid Michaelson
The Dance Charlotte Martin - Stromata - The Dance by Charlotte Martin
Touched VAST - Visual Audio Sensory Theater - Touched by VAST
Black and Gold Katy Perry - Sweetheart - Black and Gold by Katy Perry
Brass Knuckles Living Things - Habeas Corpus - Brass Knuckles by Living Things
This Time John Legend - Evolver - This Time by John Legend
Reasons to Love You Meiko - Meiko - Reasons to Love You by Meiko
Wasted Time Me'Shell Ndegeocello - Bitter - Wasted Time by Me’Shell Ndegeocello

Check back tonight as we work to list the final SYTYCD audition music from the Salt Lake City auditions.

I Written By

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

So You Think You Can Dance Canada Top 8 Dancers Superstitions

The Top 8 Dancers are a superstitious bunch! What do your Top 8 dancers do before stepping on stage?

Cody Bonnell, 19, Unionville, Ont.
I always wear black underwear if it doesn’t show under my costume!

Emanuel Sandhu, 28, Vancouver, B.C.
I just try to keep focused, but I always have a black coffee before going on stage.

Everett Smith, 25, Glen Morris, Ont.
I didn’t used to be superstitious, but after dancing with Tara-Jean, I make sure I knock on wood.

Jayme Rae Dailey, 21, Montreal, Que.
I take a moment to myself and close my eyes and hope for the best.

Kim Gingras, 24, Montreal, Que.
I listen to a lot of Frank Sinatra! It calms me down before the show and makes me super happy. But if I need more energy, it’s all about Beyonc√©!

Melanie Mah, 19, Richmond Hill, Ont.
Right before I go on stage, I usually do crunches. And I get a little superstitious about it and have to do a certain number — usually 38!

Tara-Jean Popowich, 20, Lethbridge, Alta.
I stand on my tippy-toes with my eyes closed before I go on stage. And of course I knock on my piece of wood whenever I need to!

Vincent Desjardins, 20, Trois-Rivières, Que.
I don’t really have any superstitions, but when I’m doing ballroom, I really brush the bottoms of my shoes to make sure they’re not slippery. I do it at least 10 times before going on stage.

[source]

I Written By

I am a blogger and reality tv lover. I blog here for SYTYCD but mostly the Canada version, since I live in Vancouver BC. I also blog about other reality tv shows on my own blog www.mandysmind.com