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SYTYCD S7 Top 11 Results Thoughts

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June 17, 2010 I Written By

SYTYCD Top 11 Results Show Discussion

Alright – judging from all the conversations going on here at the site today, I know y’all are going to have a lot to say about tonight’s episode. Here’s a space for you to do it.

Who do you think is going to be in the Bottom 3 tonight? Who do you think’s going home?

Ready…set…DISCUSS! 🙂

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SYTYCD: Twitter Round Up

Hello all! Here is the Twitter round up… since the Top 11 are only able to update via SYTYCD’s Official Facebook Page I’m going to ignore that for now and give you some real meat from everyone else… so bare with me 😀

As a reminder you could find the Twitter accounts of past seasons SYTYCD dancers on our Twitter Page.

Dominic Sandoval was so nice to remind his fans why he wasn’t on the show last night.

Sorry for the mix-up everyone. There are more all-stars than contestants. Which means the all-stars will not always dance everyweek. Luv You
about 18 hours ago via twidroid

Looks like some SYTYCD All Stars are feeling the pressure even though they aren’t the ones being voted off the stage:

Lauren Gottlieb
Im nervous 2see whos in the bottom..weird the all-stars dont get voted off but we still feel the pressure 4our partner…whos ur bottom 3?
about 5 hours ago via Echofon

Courtney Galiano retweeted by Allison Holker
EW!…sytycd thursdays…I remember how much I hated those! I don’t want anyone to go home they are all way to talented! SYTYCDANDNOTLEAVE?
about 1 hour ago via UberTwitter

Adam Shankman seems to feel the same way

Who do u think is going home tonight? I feel sick. I love the kids this season.
about 4 hours ago via Twitter for iPhone

Hey! Didn’t Adam audition for the show some time ago?…

Neil Haskell on the other hand seems to miss being voted:

To vote for Neil Haskell on #SYTYCD please call 1-800-TimeTravelBack3Years-06.
about 17 hours ago via Echofon

Mark Kanemura is just advertising his Facebook Page

in case you missed it lastnight…
about 4 hours ago via web

Ade Obayami is defending his partner! That’s so sweet… I think

Wow #SYTYCD is beyond amazing! The judges were being rowdy but I had a great time with Lauren and she’s an amazing partner 🙂 now time to rest before next week!!
about 15 hours ago via Twitter for iPhone

One of the stronger technical dancers: Kayla Radomski seems to be busy elsewhere (and retweeted by NappyTabs)

Everyone please watch the World Music Awards tonight!!! I dance with JLO and we open the show!!! 🙂 xoxo
9 minutes ago via web

NappyTabs was busy tweeting up a storm with pics from last night’s show

Mary Murphy retweeted this cute vid… a future dancer perhaps?

Too Cute!!! RT @LuvHouses: Brazilian Baby Dancing Samba
about 4 hours ago via CoTweet

Travis Wall, dear, it’s not that no one let’s you take a day off… it’s because you schedule yourself to be busy All The Time… be grateful 😀 J/K love ya lots!

Taking a red eye to teach for two days in NC! So excited to teach but I’m going to fall over any minute…& no one let’s me take a day off
about 15 hours ago via Twitterrific

Nigel Lythgoe has been making the rounds, pimping up the show and not afraid to let people know when he’s disappointed in something or other.

Delighted that we have “That’s Life” tonight. Wait until you see this choreography and these two incredible dancers. Thank you Twyla Tharp x
about 5 hours ago via Echofon from Bel Air, Los Angeles

Yes I thought the opening was a mess last night. First live performance show and we messed up. After that I loved the lighting and direction
about 6 hours ago via Echofon from Los Angeles, CA

Cat Deeley‘s fringe dress from last week’s Meet the Top 11 show seems to be popular… helping other dress like Cat!

“@MicheleValJean: @catdeeley PLEASE ANSWER: Where can I get that fringe dress you wore last week? Awesome!”
The dress was from Topshop!!!! A bargain!!!! X
about 3 hours ago via Twitter for iPhone

Hmm… looks like Robert Roldan already has a fan club prior to being on the show:

Channing Cooke
@rjroldan you have my heart and my vote. love you so much, you were brilliant tonight. take me to africa?
about 15 hours ago via web

Jakob Karr retweeted by Jaimie Goodwin
Everyone, vote for @rjroldan tonight! He is a superstar!
about 17 hours ago via web

Though looks like Jakob Karr can’t vote via phone due to being elsewhere…

So proud of @RJRoldan and @KathrynrMcc and @Allisonholker! Ugh I love and miss you guys. I’m watching from Australia!
about 17 hours ago via UberTwitter

Phillip Chbeeb‘s been busy, helping Arielle, building up his website…

BRAND NEW VID! Arielle Coker’s Starstruck Choreo! Check it out! Comment! Subscribe! RETWEET!
2:38 AM Jun 16th via web

Now I don’t know about you guys… but the fact that the above video is her solo choreo for SYTYCD 7 auditions makes you kind of wonder why she hasn’t passed through yet? And for those that don’t remember… this is her auditioning with Phillip for Season 5.

Looks like a brat pack is heading to Canada: Brandon Bryant, Caitlin Kinney & Jonathan Platero all tweeted about getting ready for that trip… that’s an interesteing threesome if I ever saw one 😉

At the airport yet again and this time heading back to Canada with @CaitlinKinney27&@xxsurfjonsurfxx this should be intresting…..
8:13 AM Jun 16th via Echofon

Chelsie Hightower! Don’t get a fanny please!!!

Some dude just walked past me with a fanny pack on… Def over 40. Think I’m gonna get one 😉
about 20 hours ago via Echofon

And of course, Lacey Schwimmer is heading off for some dancing with her boy.

ALL dancers in the LA area!!! Come take my Beau, @DJ_Guthrie ‘s contemporary class at EDGE tonight 7pm! It’s kick ass! See you there!
about 2 hours ago via Echofon

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My life can be summed up in the following two quotes: 1) "I am married to engineering and am its faithful wife by day, but at night my wanderlust takes hold and the arts becomes my jealous paramour." and... 2) "Engineering is my safety net. Writing is my passion. Acting is my escape when the other two become too much." So where does dancing fit in? Pretty much anywhere at this point... =)

SYTYCD All-Stars with Nappytabs – Photos!

Thank goodness for Nappytabs and their Twittering. Check out these awesome pics they (Napoleon, I think) just posted:

Twitch, Nappytabs and Comfort

No offense to the ladies (sorry Allison and Comfort), but I kinda wish it was just the gents in this photo. And wow, Pasha and Neil side-by-side. That should be illegal. 🙂

Pasha, Neil, Napoleon, Ade, Twitch, Allison, Comfort and Mark

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Do the All-Stars Help or Hinder?

Margaret brought up a great point that Marianya and I had also discussed – how will the popularity of the All-Stars affect particular contestants, if at all? (And it’s hard to believe it will have no affect, yet the All-Stars will rotate every week). What about this new format – are the All-Stars a help to the contestants or more of a hindrance?

If you’re dancing with Neil, he can really bring out your skillz and personality – as he did with Ashley last night. But, what if you can’t quite rise to the level of your All-Star – like maybe Melinda (though I loved watching her dance, regardless) with Pasha and Cristina and Mark. Or what if you just fail to have chemistry with All-Stars known from their great partnership/chemistry – i.e. Adechike and Kathryn and Ade and Lauren?

So, tell us what you think in the comments and vote in the poll below!

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SYTYCD Season 7 Top 11 Power Rankings

My first Power Rankings of Season 7!! It’s very different this year, since we don’t have those “weeding out” episodes at the beginning of Top 20. We’re not losing one girl and one guy every results show this time around, but just one dancer. Which is great…but also hard to predict who’s gonna go. We already have such a small number of dancers and the Meet the Top 11 and first performance show have been pretty killer. It’s really hard to guess how this is going to play out.

That being said… I’m game to try. 🙂 Aren’t I always?

Top Four

Alex – hands down, Alex had the best night. His performance with Allison was stunning and got rave reviews from the judges. I’ve never seen Nigel react the way that he did. Not only that, but the audience loved it and he earned Deely’s first chills of the season. 🙂 Alex managed to be humble, proud and adorable (like when he was mouthing along with Cat’s phone number speel).

Kent – had a solid performance with some slight wobbles. It wasn’t as spectacular as some of the other performances, but it was cute. It had loads of personality and he did look genuinely thrilled ot be there, with Anya in his arms. If you add all the screen time he got and how amusing he was talking with the judges – and Cat’s extremely odd and cute faces – you get a wide security net, in my opinion.

Ashley – her performance is incredibly memorable to me because the chemistry between Ashley and Neil was through the roof. They both seemed genuinely affected for a while after the performance was over and so was I. While the judges were talking, I kept thinking, stop talking, you’re not talking about the right thing. I wanted Neil back on stage with Ashley. Plus, it was a great routine danced beautifully. I think this brought Ashley to a lot of people’s attention.

Robert – had great chemistry with Courtney. This was a routine so natural to them both that it was just kinda like, “here’s some great dancing, no big thang.” I hope it stands out as much as it deserves to. I think it will. And Robert’s personality really shone through, particularly in his [weird] interchange with Mia. So, he probably came to a lot of people’s attention as well.

Middle Four

Billy – is maybe letting the competition get in the way of his dancing. He danced well, don’t get me wrong. It was a cute routine with Lauren. But it had none of the weight of some of the other performances and it was the first routine and several people have told me they don’t think Billy is dancing to his capacity lately.

Alexie – had a cute, competent routine with Twitch. It wasn’t everything it couldn’t been, but it was entertaining and charming and well-danced. I think this is one of the routines that suffered from the new-partner-every-week format of the show. If Alexie and Twitch had been partners for two or three weeks before this, I think it would’ve rocked more.

Adechike – also suffered from the new-partner-each-week thing, in my opinion. It was shocking to me that Chike and Kathryn didn’t have much chemistry because everyone has chemistry with Kathryn. A mop would have chemistry with Kathryn. The chair had more chemistry with Kathryn than Chike did. But, it was well-danced. It just could’ve been more than it was, like Alexie and Twitch’s routine.

Jose – was lucky enough to disguise his lack of experience and training within this routine with Comfort. So while I think it was more poorly danced than say, Cristina’s routine, for example, I think that his charm, the generosity of his choreographer and partner and his potential “journey” will keep him safe.

Bottom Three

Lauren – wasn’t all that bad with Ade, because they’re both strong dancers and Ade is a phenomenal partner. But I don’t think she was feeling Ade or the choreography and it showed. She seemed uncommitted to both. Then, she was kinda a bit of a brat when talking to the judges. She said something along the lines, “I’ll figure out how to earn your approval.” Which seems…kinda…fake… I think it surprised all the judges, when she said that. Her expression was very flat and blank after that, like she was trying to keep herself from saying something worse. I think it turned a lot of people off of LoFro, but not enough to get her booted.

Melinda – was adorable and charming with Pasha. They had strong chemistry. However, she was clearly overwhelmed by the routine. While she did a good job masking her legs (as the judges commented on) with her personality, I think she was one of the more obviously weak dancers. Jose was lucky enough to have some breaking added to the choreography so he could show his strengths while she was left smiling and oozing charm for all she was worth and couldn’t really display any of her dance strengths. She may suffer some stress tonight in the bottom 3, but I hope she doesn’t leave because I love her and I can’t wait to see what she can do.

Cristina – her dancing was better than Melinda, Jose and probably Lauren’s last night. However, it was early in the show and it kinda looked like Mark was slinging her around for most of the routine. I don’t think she got a chance to shine and I don’t think she has the fan base of some of the other dancers, including the ones who’ll likely be in the Bottom 3. When you factor in that she was the only dancer who was critiqued during Meet the Top 11, I think she’s the one in the most danger.

Alright – how off base do you think I am? Do you think the All-Stars’ popularity will rub off on their particular partners? How do you think tonight’s results show is going to go down? I’d love to hear your thoughts.

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SYTYCD 7: What partnership surprised you the most?

So I was thinking about various polls that are bound to come out: Best/Worst Dance(r) and I thought: “I want to do something different”, then it hit me: I could do a poll of what surprised me the most… so here it is!

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My life can be summed up in the following two quotes: 1) "I am married to engineering and am its faithful wife by day, but at night my wanderlust takes hold and the arts becomes my jealous paramour." and... 2) "Engineering is my safety net. Writing is my passion. Acting is my escape when the other two become too much." So where does dancing fit in? Pretty much anywhere at this point... =)