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So You Think You Can Dance – Season 3 – Toronto Auditions

Tonight SYTYCD Canada kicked off it’s 3rd season with Toronto auditions.

I am quite excited that SYTYCD is on all week and by next Sunday we will get our Top 20 reveal. I feel like this keeps all the dancers fresh in my mind and doesn’t waste a ton of time on auditions.

Toronto is like our Vegas and all the best dancers across the country will meet back there for finals which will air Thursday. [SEE THIS WEEK’S TELELVISION SCHEDULE HERE]

Tonight’s Thoughts on Toronto’s Auditions.

Tonight’s Judges were Jean Marc, Tre Armstrong, Luther Brown, AND Special Guest Mary Murphy

Host is Leah Miller, who I don’t like at all… so apologies in advance to her fans, I just find her annoying!

Here were the featured dancers and some thoughts.

  • Amanda Cleghorn – Straight to finals
  • Aneal Ramkissoon – Bollywood routine, but was told to get more training
  • Jenna Speir – Went to Choreo
  • Ajamu Freezy Everlsey – great dancer
  • Yana Gorodjanova – back from last year, unique dominatrix style routine
  • Roxanne Mignacco – great moves
  • Sarah Vance – 100th invetro baby, went to choreo then to finals
  • Rodrigo Basurto – choreo then finals. He had taken ballet with Shavar to improve, cute montage of them in ballet slippers.
  • Shavar Blackwood – straight to finals, understandably
  • Christian Cee Ancheta – unitard boy – wearing same unitard as last year, said he wore it everyday and trained everyday, it paid off he went straight to finals.
  • Caroline Holody – Cute outfit, wants to impress Jean Marc – went to choreo then finals
  • Alvin Collantes – had an emotional season 2 audition and returned this year to dance for himself after proving to his parents last year dancing was worth pursuing. He has magical movements and strength, went straight to Toronto and an immediate favourite of mine.
  • Enisa Mulic – Luckily, one of the only “bad” dancers they spent any time on (besides a “bad dancer montage” that followed her audition) I was glad, I don’t enjoy watching tons of horrible dancers)
  • Kirstie Kennan – So incredible, her grandma passed away, her mom is sick and her dancing just lets it all out! Went to Choreo then Finals. She had this robotic, yet fluid movement, such passion!
  • Jonathan (JR) Roumain – Former figure skater, I am always hesitant with the cross over though Emmanuel did it amazingly.
  • Brothers Dane Gulston and then Dwayne Boneless Gulston – both went to finals doing awesome hip hop.
  • Charlene Hart – is from Abbotsford BC, she is the one who had her shirt fall off during last year’s auditions, she was sent t choreo then finals.
  • Nisheeth Proshanti – Indian traditional dance and song went to chore but did not make it, one of the few who didn’t.
  • Jesse Wafer – He has done Criss Angel’s Show and heis amazing!
  • Matthew Cuff – was vogue-ing and barely made it to choreo but somehow made it to finals after choreo
  • Nina Strazzula – did acrobatics and was pretty awesome.
  • Jennifer Abbey – hard-hitting went to chore then to finals.
  • Andrew Chung – very confident but backed it up, I really liked his dancing, I hoe he can keep his confidence from being cocky! Went straight to finals
  • Graeam Goodhall – a Street runner from season 1 who has improved his dancing. He didn’t showcase it well and was sent to choreo and then finals. He will have to bring it in finals to go on.
  • Lisa Frias – it is her 3rd time auditioning and she isn’t that strong yet in my opinion but she was sent to chore and then to finals, but I think she will struggle… very likable and sweet though.
  • Patrizia Gianforcaro – her nerves didn’t seem as bad as they made them out to be, in fact, she seemed quite confident. She is really camera cute and would be great on the show I think. I would love to see Sean Cheesman choreo her!
  • Blake Bootcamp

    I am a huge Blake fan, I think he is adorably cute, I just wish he’d keep his mouth shut ha ha…. he comes across really egotistical and cocky, to be fair, he is AMAZING!! I love his “Ca ca boom ha ha” as he hits moves… “If you aren’t sweating, I don’t care what the judges say, I’ll send you home”

    A shocking amount of dancers made it through the Boot Camp.

    My faves from tonight:

  • Alvin
  • Jesse
  • Andrew
  • Patrizia
  • Nina
  • I was focussingon music to send to Emilie so I may have overlooked some great dancers… who were your faves?

    Emilie is working on the music from tonight, it will be a very busy week here is the schedule once again:

    Monday, August 16 at 9 p.m. ET (two hours) – Calgary and Halifax Auditions
    Tuesday, August 17 at 8 p.m. ET (one hour) – Vancouver Auditions
    Wednesday, August 18 at 9 p.m. ET (two hours) – Montreal Auditions
    Thursday, August 19 at 9 p.m. ET (two hours) – Finals Week
    Sunday, August 22 at 9 p.m. ET (one hour) – Top 20 Reveal
    Monday, August 23 at 9 p.m. ET (two hours) – Top 20 Performance
    Tuesday, August 24 at 8:30 p.m. ET (half hour) – Top 20 Results

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    SYTYCD (CA) Toronto Auditions Music

    SYTYCD US only just ended on Thursday. Luckily for everybody, SYTYCD CA is here to the rescue! It premieres tonight with the Toronto auditions. For all you US readers, there are ways to watch Canada. For all your Canadian and international readers – yippee! Welcome to the site!

    Until I’m able to view tonight’s auditions episode myself, Malicious Mandy and AJ are sending me the music they’ve found.

    Recap of Season 2 includes these songs:
    Stars’ “Your Ex-Lover Is Dead” – Your
    BeeGee’s “You Should Be Dancing” – You

    Open to Toronto – Ke$ha’s “Tik Tok” – Tik

    Auditions:

    Amanda Cleghorn interview: Train’s “Hey Soul Sister” – Hey,
    Aneal Ramkissoon:
    Jenna Spier: Sarah McLachlan’s “Possession” – Possession
    Ajamu Freezy Everlsey – J-Kwon’s “Hood Hop” – Possession (thanks to Mandy’s husband, “the rap music master ha”)
    Yana Gorodjanova:
    Roxanne Mignacco: Cascada’s “Evacuate the Dancefloor” – Evacuate
    Sarah Vance: Snow Patrol’s “Chasing Cars” – Chasing
    Rodrigo Basurto: George (Nozuka)’s “I Wanna Love You” – I
    Shavar Blackwood: Marques Houston’s “Hold N Back” – Hold
    Montage: Stereo’s “Turn It Up Now” – didn’t find on iTunes
    Christian Cee Ancheta:
    Caroline Holody: Duffy’s “Mercy” – Mercy
    Alvin Collantes:
    Montage: Miley Cyrus “Party in the USA” – Party
    Enisa Mulic: Pitbull’s “You Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)” – I
    Bad Dancers Montage: Cobra Starship’s “Hot Mess” – Hot
    Kirstie Kennan: Jason Mraz’s “Details in the Fabric” – Details
    Jonathan (JR) Roumain:
    Dane Gulston:
    Dwayne Boneless Gulston:
    Charlene Hart: Enur ft. Natasja’s “Calabria” – Calabria
    Nisheeth Proshanti:
    Jesse Weafer: Florence + the Machine’s “Howl” – Howl
    Sexy Dancers Montage:
    Matthew Waff:
    Nina Strazzula: Michael Buble’s “Feeling Good” – Feeling
    Jennifer Abbey: Eve’s “Tambourine” – Tambourine
    Andrew Chung: Run DMC’s “It’s Like That” – It's
    Graem Goodhall: “I Can Make You Dance” – maybe DJ Cool’s I
    Lisa Frias: Lamb “What Is That Sound,” which isn’t on iTunes, so try “Angelica” – Angelica
    Patrizia Gianforcaro:
    Montage of ticket winners: Cascada’s “Evacuate the Dancefloor” – Evacuate
    Blake Boot Camp: The Black Eyed Peas’s “Meet Me Halfway” –Meet
    Montage: Adam Lambert’s “For Your Entertainment” – For

    Let us know if you know any of the missing songs!

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    Shane Sparks Performs on Filip Filipi’s “Boom”

    Filip Filipi wrote to us and let us know that Shane Sparks performs on the track “Boom” – Boom from Filipi’s new album “Design and Origin of Stars.”

    You might remember that Shane Sparks choreographed the Season 4 Top 20 group routine to “Boom.” Check it out below:

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    Drop Dead Diva Features SYTYCD Dancers/Choreographer

    Our reader Dennis wrote us about this clip from Drop Dead Diva that features quite a bit of Tyce Diorio dancing, as well as Katee Shean (S4) and Kayla Radomski (S5), though not enough of the latter to suit John. 🙂

    Thanks, Dennis and everybody enjoy!

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    Missing SYTYCD Season 7 Favorite Routines

    A few of us felt that there were some routines that got left out of the finale showcase of favorite routines. I’ve culled these from your comments and my own personal opinions. So, feel free to chime in via the comments and let me know if I’ve missed any myself.

    1. Lauren and Kent’s “prom dance
    Choreographer: Travis Wall
    Song: Howie Day’s “Collide” – Collide
    Why: This showed them both to incredible advantage, hitting their strengths and having enough chemistry to fill a stadium (which they likely will, on tour) and it included That Kiss.

    2. Ashley and Neil’s Week 1 contemporary
    Choreographer: Tyce Diorio
    Song: Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway “For All We Know” – Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway - Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway - For All We Know
    Why: I dunno if this was Ashley’s best dance on the show, but it was pretty freaking incredible and it caused me and Marianya to question whether she and Neil were in love, they had such great chemistry. Plus, it was the dance that made me realize how much Neil had grown since his season.

    3. Ashley and Mark’s Week 2 jazz
    Choreographer: Travis Wall
    Song: Annie Lennox’s “Wonderful” – Bare
    Why: Yeah, she basically got her own style again, but this showed that Ashley wasn’t a one-hit wonder, that she was a phenomenal dancer who was great at generating chemistry with her partners. Plus, Mark was really sexy and it’s always cool to see him dance again.

    4. Robert and Courtney’s African jazz
    Choreographer: Sean Cheesman
    Song: “Norweg” – Cirque du Soleil - Saltimbanco - Norweg from Cirque du Soleil’s Saltimbanco
    Why: This was Robert in Week 1 – I think a lot of us forget how good he was from the get-go. And considering how much he grew over the course of the season, how cool would it have been to see him dance it again with Courtney?

    5. Robert and Anya’s Argentine Tango
    Choreographer: Jean-Marc and France
    Song: Bond Quartet’s “Libertango” – Shine
    Why: Again, this was Week 2, and considering how good this was already, it would’ve been amazing to see him do it again after everything he’d learned.

    6. Robert and Kathryn’s Bob and Kathie jazz
    Choreographer: Sean Cheesman
    Song: Roisin Murphy’s “Sinking Feeling” – Sinking
    Why: This was the beginning of “Robyn,” was the Robert-Kathryn pairing is called some places. The choreography was perfect for both of them, but there was some awkwardness, some small hitches. It would’ve been really, really cool to see them dance it after Robert’s solo growth and after the two of them danced together three more times.

    7. Billy and Kathryn’s contemporary, which propelled Christina Perri to overnight success story
    Choreographer: Stacey Tookey
    Song: Christina Perri’s “Jar of Hearts” – Jar
    Why: Because it’s brilliant. Two amazing dancers, together to a great song and great choreography.

    8. Lauren and Billy’s Mandy Moore jazz
    Choreographer: Mandy Moore
    Song: KC and the Sunshine Band’s “Boogie Shoes” – Boogie
    Why: This is just flat-out one of my favorite routines of the season. Both cool and funky, it was danced by exactly the right pair of dancers, to the exact right song and the perfect moment.

    9. Lauren and Mark’s Tahitian
    Choreographer: Tiana Liufau
    Song: Last Voices’ “Jungle” – Jungle
    Why: Because it’s fun. And hard. It showed that Lauren was up (and down) for anything and really put her in a different place, in my opinion.

    10. Lauren and Dominic’s hip hop
    Choreographer: Tessandra Chavez
    Song: Beyonce’s “If I Were a Boy,” I
    Why: This was Dominic’s first time on Season 7 and it was good to see how much he’d grown. Also, for me, it was one of the first moments where LoFro stood up to her reputation coming onto the show, the first twinkle in our eyes that she might win.

    11. Kent and Adechike’s contemporary
    Choreographer: Dee Caspary
    Song: Tom McRae’s “You Only Disappear” – You
    Why: This was the first time I saw just what all the Adechike fuss was all about. Kent wasn’t bad, either.

    12. Kent and Courtney’s jazz
    Choreographer: Tyce Diorio
    Song: Amy Winehouse’s “Amy Amy Amy” – Frank
    Why: Another one of those kisses. It was a grand combination of dancers, song, movement.

    13. Adechike and Courtney’s jazz
    Choreographer: Tyce Diorio
    Song: Gizzy Gillespe’s “Manteca” – Manteca
    Why: It was just so good. So light-hearted and joyful and just well-danced.

    14. Jose and Comfort’s hip hop
    Choreographer: Marty Kudelka and Dana Wilson
    Song: Otis Redding “Try a Little Tenderness” – Try
    Why: I loved the unexpectedness of this routine. I was firmly anti-Jose by this point, but I couldn’t help loving this cool little routine. Even though he was eliminated right after this routine, I think it, together with his contemporary with Allison (theme from “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,” which I couldn’t find on YouTube) are two of Jose’s finest routines because they play to his strengths.

    15. Contemporary group routine with Allison and 10 male dancers
    Choreographer: Mia Michaels
    Song: Sting’s “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic” – Every

    Professional Performance
    Why: As amazing as the routine was with Allison, it would’ve be awesome to see Lauren dance this, as was intended before she was injured.

    So the finale would’ve had to have been 4 hours to include all these routines, plus the ones that they did spotlight. I know a lot of you wanted Spencer Liff routines and more of Kathryn’s routines as well, but I had to cut myself off sometime. Tell me in the comments which ones you would’ve picked!

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    SYTYCD Canada Twitter Round Up

    I know there are frequently twitter round-up’s posted but I wanted to start by sharing the SYTYCD Canada Twitter Accounts. If you know of any other’s let us know and we will update them.

    Official SYTYCD Canada Twitter.

    Judges & Choreographers
    Muther Brown
    Tre Armstrong
    Blake McGrath
    Mary Murphy
    Stacey Tookery

    Season 1
    Natalli Reznik
    Miles Faber
    Vincent Noiseux
    Kyle Mylrea

    Season 2
    Melanie Mah
    Cody Bonnell
    Nicholas Begin.
    Natalie Lyons
    Everett Smith
    Kim Gingras
    Amy Gardner
    Jayme Rae
    Danny Lawn
    Taylor James
    Daniel Dory

    Other
    Blue Print Cru

    Who am I missing?

    See all SYTYCD Twitter Accounts here.

    *Thanks Nate for updates

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    Top SYTYCD Music of 8/8-8/15

    This is the last of the weekly Top SYTYCD music posts EXCEPT for one very special upcoming post where I’ll profile the top songs of the entire season – with a personalized surprise. 🙂

    Top SYTYCD Music of 8/8-8/15:
    1. DeVotchka’s “How It Ends” – How
    2. Basement Jaxx ft. Kelis, Meleka and Chipmunk’s “Scars” – Scars
    3. Joshua Radin’s “Sundrenched World” – Sundrenched
    4. Kosheen’s “Hide U” – Hide
    5. Anouk’s “Lost” – Lost
    6. Michael Andrews ft. Gary Jules’s “Mad World” – Mad
    7. Cinematic Orchestra’s “That Home” – That
    8. Astor Piazolla’s “Oblivion” – Oblivion
    9. Lissie’s “Everywhere I Go” – Everywhere [Speaking of Lissie, I just got her album “Catching the Tiger” in the mail and it’s fantastic!]
    10. Tom McRae’s “You Only Disappear” – You

    And your lagniappe (cause they were all pretty close this week):

    11. My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult’s “Wasted Time” – Wasted
    12. Roisin Murphy’s “Sinking Feeling” – Sinking
    13. Janelle Monae’s “Tightrope” – Tightrope
    14. Black Gold’s Season 7 elimination song “Shine” – Shine
    15. Telepathe’s “Lights Go Down” – Lights
    16. Coldplay’s “Fix You” – Fix
    17. Project Jenny, Project Jan ft. So Percussion’s “You Said” – You from my “I Hear Music” suggested music post
    18. Kate Earl “Impossible – Impossible, also from my suggested music post
    19. Caravan Palace’s “Suzy” – Suzy
    20. Kanye West’s “Power” – Power

    And because the list has to end somewhere, I’ll cut it off there. Keep an eye out for my “Top SYTYCD Music of Season 7” post with special surprise and, in the meantime, you can check out all Season 7’s music here.

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