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Top 20 Results Show SYTYCD Canada

I am happy that my power rankings were correct this week.

Here is a Summary of Tonight’s Results Show:

Opening Number:
“Jai Ho” – Slumdog Millionaire
Longinus Fernandes

This was amazing! The colours, the moves, the synchornization, everything was absolutely stunning!

Luther Brown
Tre Amrstrong
Jean-Marc Genereux
Special GUest – Mia Michaels

First 5 Couples out:
Charlene & Jeff – SAFE
Nathalie & Mackenzie – SAFE
Claudia & Yonni – Dancing for their lives
Kloe & Jonathan – SAFE
Julia & Jesse – SAFE

So far my Power Rankings were correct… let’s see how the rest of the results go…

Next 5 couples out:
Kirsten & Jera – Dancing for their lives
Danielle & Sebastian – SAFE
Amanda & Denys – SAFE
Bree & Edgar – Dancing for their lives
Janick & Shavar – SAFE

After last week’s horribly inaccurate Power Rankings, I am glad to see I was accurate this week.

Solo’s – Dancing for their life:

Yonni – sexy and great attitude
Jera – beautiful, acrobatic with lot’s of spins a nice combo of his styles
Edgar – smooth but hard, great swagga

Claudia – Sexy but didn’t bring as much as I would expect dancing for your life
Kirsten – beautiful movement she seemed really nervous and shakey
Bree – my favourite of the three ladies she used the whole stage high and low

Sent home:


Bree danced the best solo but was weakest out of the three when looking at their entire body of work so far. I was shocked by Yonni the most, I thought Edgar would go home.

And now we have a Top 18, check back next Monday for power rankings and next Tuesday for results. We will also have other fun things posted throughout the week.

August 31, 2010 I Written By

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SYTYCD (CA) Top 20 Performance Music

Thanks, once again, to Malicious Mandy for the music from the Top 20 Performance episode.

Dancers: Bree & Edgar
Style: Dancehall
Choreographer: Jaeblaze
Song: Vybz Kartel ft Popcaan and Gaza Slim’s “Clarks” – Clarks

Dancers: Amanda & Denys
Style: Contemporary
Choreographer: Sabrina Matthews
Song: Hedley’s “Perfect” – Perfect

Dancers: Kirsten & Jera
Style: Paso Doble
Choreographers: Francis LeFreniere & Natalli Reznik
Song: Position Music’s “Iron Might/Mind Control”

Dancers: Nathalie & Mackenzie
Style: Hip Hop
Choreographers: Sho-Tyme
Song: DJ Khaled ft T-Pain, Ludacris, Snoop Dogg and Rick Ross “All I Do Is Win” – All

Dancers: Claudia & Yonni
Style: Foxtrot
Choreographer: Danny Quillman
Song: Lady Gaga ft. Beyonce’s “Telephone” – Telephone

Dancers: Charlene & Jeff
Style: Contemporary
Choreographer: Stacey Tookey
Song: Alisa Turner’s “Breathing” – Breathing

Dancers: Julia & Jesse
Style: Samba
Choreographers: Tony Meredith & Melanie LaPatin
Song: “Cuban Pete” – Cuban from the iSweat Music album

Dancers: Danielle & Sebastian
Style: Theatre
Choreographer: Sean Cheesman
Song: Idina Menzel’s “No Good Deed” – No from the Wicked Soundtrack

Dancers: Janick & Shavar
Style: Krump
Choreographer: Lil C
Song: Buckmouth’s “Whatever” –

Dancers: Kloe & Jonathan
Style: Jazz
Choreographer: Blake McGrath
Song: Katy Perry ft Snoop Dogg’s “California Gurls” – California

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SYTYCD Canada TOp 20 Can’t Live Without…

This week’s clips of the SYTYCD Canada Dancer’s has them answer the question, “What one thing can you not live without?”

Here were their responses:

Bree – earplugs to sleep
Edgar – chain (his bling necklace)
Denys – milk for strong bones
Amanda – deodorant because she sweats dancing
Jera – dance belt “man thong” because he needs support
Kirsten – dance bag with her ballet shoes and vitamins
Mackenzie – ham and pineapple pizza “it’s Fruit and meat mmmm”
Nathalie – bread and cheese which she grew up eating
Yonni – espresso he needs 3 a day
Claudia – her dog
Jeff – yoga mat
Charlene – shoes
Jesse – sunglasses
Julia – travelling
Sebastian – ice cream
Danielle – heart necklace which is a symbol for family so they are always close
Janick – eye make up remover because as a dancer she wears a lot of makeup and needs to take it off
Shavar – boxer briefs
Kloe – bronzer her nick name is “Orangey” ha ha ha
Jonathan – backpack “Man purse”

Some of these were very sentimental (Danielle for example) while others were hilarious (intentional or not)

I love the little clips before they dance, getting to know the dancers a bit more. Can’t wait for next week’s Top 18 question / clip.

If you were producer what question or clip would you want to see before the dance?

Tune in Tonight when the Top 20 becomes the Top 18

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Power Rankings for SYTYCD Canada Top 20

Last week I failed at my rankings, then again, most agree Canada failed at voting, but I digress. Here are my thoughts based on tonight’s performances.

Please feel free to comment if you agree, disagree or have anything to add or say.

********** TOP 3 **********

1. Amanda & Denys – Contemporary – Sabrina Matthews
Perfect – Hedley

I liked the story, A girl finds out she is terminaly ill, and her boyfriend feels bad he cant help her. Sabrina Matthews created a master piece. I got goosebmps and that usually equals a Top 3 rankings. There was beautiful movement and it was emotionally moving. I loved it! Well danced!

2. Jeff & Charlene – Contemporary – Stacey Tookey
Breathing – Alisa Turner

Based on a real story from a letter from a depressed person who used her daughter to pull through. Stacey is amazing. Goosebumps and you know what that means.. Top 3 ranking… It was in their genre so it had to be wonderful. Very beautiful!

3. Kloe & Jonathan – Jazz – Blake McGrath
California Gurls – Katy Perry ft Snoop Dogg

Very fun theme, sexy and hot… perfect song choice. Thank goodness she took off those heels – yikes! Blake’s choreo is always hot and quite precise. This had some great moments but was mostly just fun to watch. I think people will vote for it because of that reason. I had no idea Kloe had a bad ankle she pulled through that routine without me noticing which is why I put this 3rd and not 4th.

********** MIDDLE **********

4. Nathalie & Mackenzie – Hip Hop – Sho-Tyme
All I do is Win – DJ Khaled ft T-Pain, Ludacris, Snoop Dogg and Rick Ross

I love hip hop overall and these two did a good job, Mackenzie is pretty to look at so that helps. There were some very fast moments that could have been a little but more precise but I enjoyed watching it. I was stuck between my top 3 & 4 to be honest. Kloe dancing through a bad ankle is what put them above this routine, barely.

5. Sebastian & Danielle – Theatre – Sean Cheesman
No Good Deed – Idina Menzel – Wicked Soundtrack

Nice twists and lifts. It was very interesting to watch. I enjoyed it a lot. I think people will vote for them.

6. Jesse & Julia – Samba – Tony Meredith & Melanie LaPatin
Cuban Pete – isweat music

Julia’s favourite of her 5 areas of dance I expected her to nail it and she did. Jesse was a fast learner it seemed, he had me convinced, holy hips! The wardrobe change by her was hot, although her dress started to fall apart she danced through it.

7. Shavar & Janick – Krump – Lil C
Whatever – Buckmouth

Funky outfits, he had a tin can on his junk (as Mia pointed out) Shavar was harder hitting than she was but that wasn’t a surprise, neither hit hard enough for krump though. Still, It was “bucc”. But they were out of synch almost the entire time which kind of made it look a mess for me. Loved Lil C calling himself a Warriogropher.

********** BOTTOM 3 **********

8. Jera & Kirsten – Paso Doble – Francis LeFreniere & Natalli Reznik
Iron Might / Mind Control – Position Music

Dramatic movements, lights outfits, the end spin was amazing but the drop was a bit hard at the end. It was good. Not great. I love these two dancers so I hate putting them in the bottom 3 but based on tonight that is where they fall… I don’t see them going home though.

9. Claudia & Yonni – Foxtrot – Danny Quillam
Telephone – Lady Gaga ft Beyonce

Modern music with a not-so-modern dance style, hot outfits, felt a bit slow for the music until the steps around the stage. Mixed results from the judges. I wasn’t feeling it personally but can see the artistic, uniqueness about it. A juxtaposition between tradition and modern… very interesting.

10. Bree & Edgar – Dancehall – Jaeblaze
Clarks (feat Popcaan and Gaza Slim) – Vybz Kartel

Smooth, he is harder hitting than she (hip hop background, vs contemporary) I wasn’t a fan overall. There were moments of good but also moments of random nothing. Luther said it was good dancehall, what do I know about it? Just average for me.

I really have a tough time ranking these dancers… Please let me know your thoughts in the comments below.

August 30, 2010 I Written By

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Discussion for Tonight’s Top 20 SYTYCD Canada

I am compiling Power Rankings and also music to send to Emilie but I know East Coast has already watched and voted so here is a discussion post – – discuss….

Thoughts on tonights episode?

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SYTYCD (CA) Finals Week Music

Thanks to Malicious Mandy for sending me the music since I haven’t been able to see an episode since the Vancouver auditions. :'(

Here we go:

Opening montage: couldn’t identify
Inspired montage: OneRepublic’s “Secrets” – Secrets
Hip hop round choreographed by Luther: Ester Dean ft Chris Brown’s “Drop It Low” – Drop Thanks to our reader, Bonabec M., who helped us sort out this mystery. 🙂
Alex from Calgary gets sent home to the Black Eyed Peas’s “Imma Be” – Imma
Bad Dancers Montage: Cobra Starship’s “Hot Mess” – Hot
Dance for your life montage: Black Eyed Peas’s “Meet Me Half Way” – Meet
Freezie (krumper)’s dance for his life solo: ?
Jessie’s dance for her life solo: Duffy’s “Mercy” – Mercy
Phil’s dance for his life solo: ?
Simon (popping)’s dance for his life solo: ?
Impressive dance for your life “yes” montage: Bucketheads’s “The Bomb! (These Sounds Fall into My Mind)” – The
Claudia’s dance for her life solo: Ke$ha’s “Tik Tok” – Tik
Yanna, Justine, Emily danced for their lives montage: ?
Kirsten’s dance for her live solo: William Fitzsimmons’s “I Don’t Feel It Anymore (Song of the Sparrow)” – I LOVE THIS SONG!
Trip to Canada’s Wonderland: “Feels Good” (Techno song) – It
Theatre choreography with Sean Cheesman: Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth’s “Defying Gravity” – Defying from Wicked
Lazy Legs Luca’s last dance: Madcon’s “Beggin You” then Kelly Clarkson “Already Gone’ for his good-bye.
Dancers who make it montage: The Bee Gees’s “You Should Be Dancin'” – You
Matthew – ?
Dancers who got sent home after dancing for their lives montage: Jason Derulo’s “Ridin’ Solo” – Ridin'
Shavar – ?
Jean–Marc and France’s jive choreography round: Simple Plan’s “Shut Up” – Shut
Rehearsing: – ?
“Yes” montage: Stray Cats’s “Rock This Town” – Rock
“No” montage: ?
Overnight group: Taio Cruz ft. Ludacris’s “Break Your Heart” – Break
First group: Hit the Lights’ “Say What You Want To Say” – Say
Second group – Carolina Liar’s “Show Me What I’m Looking For” – Show
Third group: Hit the Lights’s “Say What You Want To Say” – Say
Fourth group: ?
Fifth group: City & Colour “The Girl” –The
Sixth group: Orianthi’s “According to You” – According
Seventh group: Carolina Liar’s “Show Me What I’m Looking For” – Show
Eigth group: Katy Perry’s “Hot & Cold” –Hot
Ninth group:
Dance for lives: A bunch of short clips ?
No montage: Graham Colton “Best Days” – Best
Final choreography round, Blake McGrath’s contemporary: OneRepublic’s “Secrets” – Secrets
Yes: Lady Gaga’s “Telephone” – Telephone
Yes: Jason Derulo’s “Whatcha Say” – Whatcha
More yes: Sean Kingston’s “Fire Burning” – Fire
No’s: ?
Dance for their lives –
Graham: Queen and David Bowie’s “Under Pressure” – Under
Gabriel: ?
Justin: Melanie Fiona’s “Bang Bang” – Bang

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SYTYCD (CA) Montreal Auditions Music

I know this is a bit late (this was Episode 4, fyi), but I thought better late than never.

Montreal Auditions:
Opening: Cascada’s “Evacuate the Dancefloor” – Evacuate
Montage: Lady Gaga ft. Beyonce’s “Telephone” – Telephone
Explanation of the process: unidentified techno
Claudia Primeau’s audition (with Francis): David Guetta ft. Akon’s “Sexy Bitch” – Sexy
Intro to Jean-Philippe Dube: The Stereos’ “Turn It Up,” which isn’t on iTunes, so try their “Summer Girl” – Summer
Jean-Philippe Dube’s audition: Basement Jaxx’s “Right Here’s the Spot” – Right
Jessie Mineau and Phil Szopko’s audition: Ursula 1000’s “Kinda Kinky” – Kinda'
Philippe “Phairy” Laurin’s audition: – Basement Jaxx’s “Romeo” – Romeo
As Phairy reveals his horoscope is real: Tchaikovsky’s “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” – Dance
Marie-Josee Benoit and Stephan Larose audition: Madcon’s “Beggin'” – Beggin'
Ariela Levi’s audition: Alicia Keys’s “Fallin'” – Fallin'
Randi Liberman’s audition: Amerie’s “1 Thing” – 1
Yonni Fournier’s audition: something Cuban?
Montreal breakers montage: Manafest’s “Bounce” – Bounce
Montreal breakers audition: Rob Base and DJ EZ Rock’s “It Takes Two” – It
Denys Drozdyuk’s audition: very familiar song, used for other paso dobles before
Aditi Dixit’s audition: “Ishq Samundar” from KaanteIshq Wish I could claim all the credit, but a Bengali friend of mine helped me out.
Julie Dombrowski’s audition: Tortured Soul’s “Fall in Love” – Fall
Sebastian Mersch’s audition: Jay Brannan’s “Beautifully” – Beautifully LOVE THIS SONG!
Nadia Carpini’s audition: Kevin Rudolf’s “Welcome to the World” – Welcome
Chantal Watt audition: no lyrics, really boring actually
Amelia Levesque Demero audition: belly dance/Middle Eastern music, couldn’t identify
Laura Brunelle audition: Cœur de Pirate’s “Comme des Enfants” – Comme GREAT SONG! I can’t believe I found it – all my French classes paid off at last.
Mike Keane audition: Irish dancing to an Irish song
Montreal is flexible montage: The American Breed “Bend Me, Shake Me” – Bend
Sam Frey audition: Adele’s “Hometown Glory” – Hometown
Simon Xavier audition: couldn’t identify the song
Olga Churkina audition: Middle Eastern gypsy song – not sure
Olga Zadvornova audition: no lyrics, some violins
Justine Rainville and Dan St-Cyr audition: The Pussycat Dolls’s “When I Grow Up” – When
Justin Jackson (tapper) audition: Aretha Franklin’s “Since You’ve Been Gone (Sweet Sweet Baby)” – Since
Whitney Single audition: pretty famous Latin song, but I can’t remember what it is
Jason Noel audition: Hedley “Amazing” – Amazing Wow, I love this!
Josue Exposito audition: T.I. ft. Justin Timberlake’s “Dead & Gone” – Dead
Sarah Steben interview: Montell Jordan’s “This Is How We Do It” – This
Sarah Steben audition: New Boyz’s “So Dope” – So
Luca “Lazylegz” Patuelli audition: James Brown “Call Me (Super Bad)” – Call
Blake’s choreography round, aka boot camp: Black Eyed Peas’s “Meet Me Halfway” – Meet
Yes montage: OneRepublic’s “Marchin’ On” – Marchin
Going on to finals montage: Amanda Blank’s “Make It Take It” – Make

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SYTYCD Canada Twitter Round-Up

Here’s the buzz on twitter surrounding SYTYCD Canada.

@BlakeMcGrath tweets daily to rewuest “RELAX” on the radio, also on Saturday he wished the dancers good luck and then tweeted this after the show:

Good show! Great job dancers! Out for dinner and drinks with @jpricchio and @mmraw

Me and my baby back again @mmraw I love her. Were taking off. Ready.

Stacey Tookey tweeted:
Taping is almost done now!! Be sure to watch on Mon night … It’s gonna be a great show!!

Also Melanie Laptain is on twitter and choreo’d this week, can’t wait to see this week’s show. Hoping we see Mia choreo as sheis in Toronto for Dance Team Canada Auditions with John-Paul Ricchio

Any other twitter news? add in the comments!

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SYTYCD Canada Top 20 Rituals

CTV found out what the Top 20 do before hitting the stage:

Amanda Cleghorn, 19, Mississauga, Ont.

I usually try to really focus and drain out everything happening around me. I concentrate on what I have to do and how I want to do it. I envision myself doing the best possible performance, focusing on the outcome I want – something my dad taught both my sister and me for dance. I breathe, stay positive, say “I can do it” and go for it.

Bree Wasylenko, 22, Toronto

Right before I’m about to go on stage, I stop whatever I’m doing, close my eyes and take deep breaths for 30 to 60 seconds, just to relax myself and to concentrate completely on what I’m about to do.

Charlene Hart, 22, Abbotsford, B.C.

I love my warm-up time. I like to take time to listen to my favourite, calming play list, and work through my warm-up routine. This includes lots of big movements to warm my muscles up – lots and lots of pliés with balances and relevés! This is the best way to warm-up and start that blood flowing. I like to find my core by lying on the floor and aligning myself visually and physically. This prepares me for my crunches and sets me up for all of my big movements. Then, I get into my big stretches and of course I have to end with my push ups. This is what I was known for growing up.

Claudia Primeau, 26, Montreal

I have to wear all my rings so before competing, I always check to see if they are all in place!

Danielle Gardner, 21, Surrey, B.C.

I like to wear my silver heart necklace.

Denys Drozdyuk, 25, Toronto

Before I perform, I always have to go through my usual warm-up. And no matter what style of dance I perform, I always go through my additional ballroom warm-up as well.

Edgar Gilbert-Reyes, 22, Calgary

I just always think very positively! Good energy brings good things!

Janick Arseneau, 20, Bathurst, N.B.

I always find myself doing the same thing before I go on stage – for some odd reason, I always get a sudden urge to go pee as soon as I’m about to go on stage, so you will find me doing my “really gotta go” dance moves. Then I jump around to get the blood flowing in my feet. Sometimes I get the shakes, so I start the “shake it off” dance. When the stress gets to me, I’ll talk non-stop, saying all sorts of nonsense. Besides that, I sometimes bite my nails or go over the choreography – over and over again.

Jeff Mortensen, 22, Edmonton

If there is a curtain, I always go to the centre of the curtain backstage and touch the centre fold and tell myself to have fun and not screw up. I always do a yoga warm-up and during that time I focus on my breathing and tell myself that I am prepared and my body will do what I want it to. Yoga rules!

Jera Wolfe, 19, Inverness, N.S.

I don’t really have a routine or specific ritual.

Jesse Weafer, 26, Aurora, Ont.

The only think I do before I perform is pray and thank God for the opportunity.

Jonathan Arsenault, 26, Kitchener, Ont.

I have two major rituals I do before I dance. If I’m wearing socks, right before I hit the stage I double check to make sure they’re are super hiked up so that they don’t fall down mid-performance. The other ritual I do every time I am about to step on stage is I check the zipper on my pants. I check it probably four or five times before I take the stage. Weird maybe, but it avoids embarrassment!

Julia Harnett, 27, Calgary

I try to focus on breathing: in through the nose, out through the mouth.

Kirsten Wicklun, 20, Vancouver

I always do a ballet barre before I perform, and then listen to my music over and over to get me in the mood of the piece. I definitely like to get pumped up and energized and then focus on what I am about to perform, whether that means getting into my character, or concentrating on getting my body ready for technical challenges.

Kloé Schultz, 20, North Bay, Ont.

I chew gum and remove it moments before stepping on stage.

Mackenzie Green, 20, Regina

I don’t have any rituals or superstitions before performing. However, I do knock on wood whenever someone says “break a leg.” Nobody really wants that to happen.

Nathalie Heath, 23, Surrey, B.C.

I never frantically run through choreography before hitting the stage, but instead close my eyes and take very deep breaths.

Sebastian Mersch, 21, Toronto

Before big performances, I do a little something called the “shake down” to loosen up some nerves. The “shake down” is an old improv exercise I did in high school.

Shavar Blackwood, 25, Toronto

I like to create a separate character for myself, depending on the kind of piece I am performing. I also go and meditate in the washroom beforehand.

Yonni Fournier, 27, Montreal

I close my eyes and clear my mind for ten seconds.

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Inside the Choreographers mind…

Nico Archambault and Wynn Holmes, Danny Arbour, Mandy Moore and Melissa Williams reveal the highs and lows of their choreographic processes to CTV.

Nico Archambault and Wynn Holmes: Jazz

Nico: We both just love the song “That’s How Strong My Love Is” by Otis Redding.
Wynn: It’s a love story. It’s light. It’s sweet.
Nico: It’s about a new love, fresh love.
Wynn: It was inspired by a great picnic.

Nico: Losing Shelaina was difficult.
Wynn: But she definitely made the right decision. We were excited to work with Tara-Jean again – we just choreographed the (Season 3) promo with her and we just finished working with her. We were totally familiar with each other.
Nico: Because she wasn’t a competitor, she was really calm and supportive, totally relaxed

Mandy Moore: Contemporary

Mandy: The piece is about the power of remembering. I envisioned this man walking in a place he’d been before and everything about it was so familiar – the sights, the smells, everything – and he was able to recall being there with one of his loves, a long-lost love. The beauty of memory is that it comes and goes, and can be just so real. There are certain songs that I can hear and I can instantly remember being 16, driving around with my boyfriend, the blue sky and the wind in my hair. It’s amazing what you can conjure up!

The whole process was just a joy. I love the part in the choreography where he picks her up and I tried to get her to feel like she’s dipping her knees in river water. He picks her up and she dips her knees down and every time my heart just about bursts whenever I see that part.

Read More at CTV & See videos of the performances.

August 28, 2010 I Written By

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