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Canada – Dates & Times for Season 3 Premiere August 15th!

Following one of its most successful seasons ever for original Canadian programming, CTV unveiled the fall schedule for So You Think You Can Dance Canada.

“In a challenging year, the creativity didn’t stop at CTV,” said Susanne Boyce, President, Creative, Content and Channels, CTV Inc. “Never before have we had such a strong slate of original programming in all genres, making it an easy decision to renew.”

Season 3 will begin on August 15 and after the audition episodes, performance shows will air on Wednesdays at 8pm with the half hour result shows on Thursdays at 8:30 p.m.

The Season 3 audition tour travelled to five cities across the country – Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Montreal and Halifax. SYTYCDC showcases dancers from across the country as they compete to impress an expert panel of judges.

Following each audition city, select competitors were invited to “Finals Week” in Toronto where they worked with some of Canada’s top choreographers. After a gruelling and challenging week mastering various genres of dance, 20 dancers earned a coveted spot in the SYTYCDC Top 20.

Chosen by the judging panel, this select group of dancers will perform in front of the nation. The public votes for their favourites following weekly performance episodes in which competitors are assigned partners and dance styles to perform, from hip-hop and krump to salsa, quickstep, contemporary and jive.

In the end, only one dancer goes home with the title of Canada’s Favourite Dancer and a $100,000 grand prize.

The Gemini Award-winning show is based on the Emmy Award-winning smash hit series created by Simon Fuller and Nigel Lythgoe that premiered in 2005.

During SYTYCDC’s highly-popular second season, the series averaged 1.44 million viewers and ended with Lethbridge, Alta.’s Tara-Jean Popowich taking the title of Canada’s Favourite Dancer. The Season 1 winner was Montreal-native Nico Archambault.

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New Featurettes from FOX

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Let’s Talk About Lissie

As I mentioned in the comments, I’ve been planning a “suggested music” list to post after Vegas Week and to go along with my “predicted music” list. I started the post on the 25th (Emilie’s Dream Music List) and #1 on that list is Lissie’s “Everywhere I Go, Lissie - Why You Runnin' - EP - Everywhere I Go, which aired tonight.

Though, I lied tonight in the comments when I called it my favorite song, because my real favorite, “When I’m Alone” isn’t available anywhere to download (that I’ve seen), though she does have a YouTube video for it. I listen to this song pretty much every day, I love it so much:

If you love Lissie as much as I do, check out her website. Also, Daytrotter has a free music session, (two actually) with her that you can download.

Oh and hey? You have to check out this version of “Everywhere I Go” she performed with Ellie Goulding. Amaaaaaaazing.

Hey Lissie? Will you give us a free mp3 download of “When I’m Alone” to offer our readers? Or put it on iTunes? I’m dying here… 🙂

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SYTYCD S7 Dallas/Nashville Auditions + Vegas Week Thoughts

Wow, is that a mouthful.

So… my thoughts.

As always, I’m still processing. I’ll probably wait longer to post my thoughts after this, just because there’s so much going on, so much to talk about.

Margaret posted some spoilers earlier today and here’s the comment I put, which sums up a lot of my feelings about tonight’s episode:

Thanks, Margaret! I kinda get the feeling this is a “choreographer’s season,” more than any other. This is the time where, since they have to limit it to 10 (11) dancers, they have to decide who they most want to choreograph. And who can rise to the same level as the professionals, the All-Stars. They need dancers who are already at the “TOP 10″ part of their journey, even though we’re just now starting to watch them.

That being said, I think they’re kinda pushing the dancers through who they feel have the best chance of rising to the All-Stars’ level. And, of course they want the best *every* season, but I think it’s easier than ever for them to say to themselves, “not these season, it’ll have to be next” for dancers they might have cultivated a bit more in previous seasons. They love “journeys,” after all.

Or, as Marianya put it just now while we were chatting:

and one thing i noticed that the judges were saying when commenting on the dancers through auditions is that they are thinking in their heads, “is this someone i want to choreograph”

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SYTYCD S7 Dallas/Nashville Auditions + Vegas Week Music

Considering how great the Season 7 music has already been, I’m super excited to see what tonight’s packed episode brings. I think Vegas Week is going to be even more intense than ever before, this season, so that should be interested.

As always, I’ll update this list as the show happens and I would appreciate any help y’all might provide. We’ve got the smartest readers/commenters on the Internet, in my opinion, so it’s always a pleasure to see the list firm up with all of your help.

Here we go…

SYTYCD Season 7 Dallas/Nashville Music List

Opening song: ?


Dallas intro: song?

Ida Saki (1st dancer, dancing for her and her mom): Itzhak Perlman’s “Schindler’s List” Itzhak Perlman - Schindler's List - Theme from Schindler's List (Reprise)

Quick good dancer mashup with:
Robert Rolden (dark haired): Lissie’s “Everywhere I Go” – Lissie - Why You Runnin' - EP - Everywhere I Go
This is seriously one of my favorite songs ever!! I was screaming when I saw him dance to this. I’ll explain more later.

Rebecca Hart: missed this song…
[Marianya’s Addendum] It’s the intro to “Halo” by Beyoncé Beyoncé - I Am... Sasha Fierce (Deluxe Version) - Halo

Robert/Rebecca celebrate getting through to Vegas: missed this, too

Haylee Durbin (big floppy clothes, lost her dad): Coldplay’s “Talk” – Coldplay - X & Y - Talk That song’s not right, but I’ll keep it till I find the right one.
[Marianya’s Addendum] According to commentor Jonathan the artist is Shawn McDonald… but since we still can’t find the song, here is Take My Hand for your listening pleasure Shawn McDonald - Simply Nothing - Take My Hand

Back from the break: song?

Outside in the line montage/intro Conor McLachlin: song?

Conor “Scooter Rocket” McLaughlin (actually not a bad singer, on wheels): am I crazy that this sounded Bowie-esque?
[Marianya’s Addendum] The only lyrics I could find is “scooter fly”… i wouldn’t be surprised if this is a “Scooter Rocket” creation… in which case I would say “wrong show man”.

No montage: a few song beats, nothing I could recognize

Bad dancer montage: Joe Purdy “Can’t Seem To Get Right Today” – Joe Purdy - You Can Tell Georgia - Can't Get It Right Today

Nicole Knudson (crazy tall hair, great dancer): Commenter beth suggests Portishead’s “The Rip” – Portishead - Third - The Rip

Choreography: Lady GaGa “Bad Romance” – Lady GaGa - Bad Romance - Single - Bad Romance

Yes to Vegas montage: Couldn’t really catch any lyrics. Help? [Our reader beth says it’s The Audition’s “The Way You Move” – The Audition - Self-Titled Album - The Way You Move

Going into the break: Britney Spears’ “Toxic” – Britney Spears - In the Zone - Toxic

Back from break, 2nd day in Dallas: something country?

Deroccious Harris (intense “masculine and sexy at the same time” dancer): Britney Spears’ “Toxic” – Britney Spears - In the Zone - Toxic

Marcella Raneri (dad was a mobster): Anouk “Lost” – Anouk - Hotel New York - Lost

Back from commercial (in Dallas): song? something hip hop?

Jordan Johnson (out of rehab, kinda messy looking, great dancer) interview: song?

Jordan Johnson audition: Lil Wayne “Da Da Da” – Lil Wayne - Rebirth (Deluxe Version) - Da Da Da Not quite sure about this. Somebody confirm? Confirmed! (By both beth and Marianya, so that’s good enough for me. Though, I’m thinking it’s a remix or something).


Intro to Nashville: Halfway to Hazard “Welcome to Nashville” – Halfway to Hazard - Halfway to Hazard - Welcome to Nashville

Faith Looney (danced “flamenco” with her friend Kelsey): you know I suck at non-English lyrics! Help, please? [maria says this is Los del Rio’s “Algo se muere en el alma,” which isn’t on iTunes, so check out “San Sereni” – Los del Río - Fiesta Macarena - San Sereni for now.
[Marianya’s Addendum] It is believed that the song is El Adios by Amigos de Gine Amigos De Gines - El Adiós - Single - El Adiós

No montage: Gram Parsons “I Can’t Dance” – Gram Parsons - Grievous Angel - I Can't Dance

Shanya Vaughn (her routine is “full of energy” and she wants to be a model): anybody know the song? [Our reader maria says it’s Aaliyah’s “More Than a Woman” – Aaliyah - Aaliyah - More Than a Woman

2nd Day in Nashville: Willie Nelson’s “On the Road Again” – Willie Nelson - 16 Biggest Hits: Willie Nelson - On the Road Again

Brian Gaynor (auditioned in season 3, amazing dancer with scoliosis) intro: Styx’s “Mr. Roboto” – Styx - Styx: Greatest Hits - Mr. Roboto

Brian Gaynor audition: Owl City “Fireflies” – Owl City - Ocean Eyes - Fireflies

Vegas Week

Snippets of music that I haven’t caught…
[Marianya’s Addendum] The first song in the opening music sequence is Paper Route’s Last Time Paper Route - Absence (Bonus Track Version) - Last Time

Alex Wong (does he really need an intro? Season 5 stand out): something with great drum beats, instrumental
[Marianya’s Addendum] The song that Alex danced to is Tension from Le Reve, unfortunately there are no iTunes or Amazon links available. 🙁

Billy Bell (ditto, Season 6 Top 20, got sick): Telepathe “Lights Go Down” – Telepathe - Dance Mother - Lights Go Down He always picks such crazy good music!!

Solo montage: This might be Christine Guldbrandsen’s “Feet on the Ground,” but no iTunes link yet and I’m not sure. Will follow up. Nope, as our reader Kate discovered, it’s Juliana Joya’s “Spinning Around (Ole Ole Ole)” – Juliana Joya - Spinning Around (Ole Ole Ole) - Spinning Around (Ole Ole Ole)

Anthony Burrell (has a bad hamstring): something hip hop, soft [As Suchita pointed out, Maxwell’s “Pretty Wings” – Maxwell - BLACKsummers'night (Deluxe Version) - Pretty Wings And I smack my forehead for the 3rd time tonight.]

Hip hop choreography round (with Tabitha!): Usher (ft. “OMG” – Usher - Raymond v Raymond - OMG (feat.

Going through: DJ Khaled (ft. T-Pain, Ludacris, Snoop Dogg & Rick Ross) “All I Do Is Win” – DJ Khaled - All I Do Is Win (feat. T-Pain, Ludacris, Snoop Dogg & Rick Ross) - Single - All I Do Is Win (feat. T-Pain, Ludacris, Snoop Dogg & Rick Ross)

Sarah Brinson cut: haven’t found, looking…

Ballroom round: Lady GaGa “Just Dance” – Lady GaGa & Colby O'Donis - The Fame - Just Dance

Jordan Johnson cut: haven’t found, looking… [Our reader Andrea has identified it as Skillet’s “Say Goodbye” – Skillet - Comatose - Say Goodbye]

Adé Chiké Torbert’s dance for his life solo: instrumental (w/ a heart monitor sound?) haven’t found
[Marianya’s Addendum] According to commentor Richard the song is Craig Armstrong’s Ruthless Gravity Craig Armstrong - As If to Nothing - Ruthless Gravity from the film Layer Cake

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SYTYCD S7 Nashville/Dallas + Vegas Week Begins Discussion Thread

Okay, so maybe you’re not done talking about the L.A./Chicago audition episode last night. But, here it comes (in 21 minutes for me), so ready or not…DISCUSS! ;”)

I’m excited that we’ll see a bit of Vegas Week tonight, though that’s a LOT for one 2-hour episode. What do y’all think?

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*spoilers: Top Ten for SYTYCD S7*

hey guys! I’m taking a break from studying for finals so I thought I’d post! big props to our friends over at SYTYCDism, they’ve uncovered the top 10 for season 7!

*spoilers after the jump*
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