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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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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 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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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