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SYTYCD Season 9: New York and Dallas Auditions…Discussion

I don’t know about everyone else but I am so happy that SYTYCD is back and it was a jammed packed two-hour premiere. Tonight we got to see some of the best and worst in New York and in Dallas. Tyce and Lil’ C joined Nigel and Mary tonight at the judging table. I did miss the first fifteen minutes of the show but I was reminded as always when I watch the show why I love dance. Here are some of my thoughts on the night good, bad and the absolutely precious.


I just happen to turn the show on and got to learn about “Freeman Fever”. I’m not sure when wiggling became a dance move but I may just have to blame LMFAO. Granted he had a great personality but was completely clueless. He honestly thought he just chose the wrong song…lol.

Leo Reyes was the first standout for me, he had such a moving story and happy to hear that his mom is doing well. He should be someone to watch. His style in my opinion is a mix of contemporary and hip-hop.

Chehon the ballet dancer from Switzerland was insanely good. Like Tyce said with technique like that he deserves to go to Vegas. Truthfully I really don’t see him having any issues with other styles.


Texas started off with 29-year-old mom Bree Hayfen. Her husband and kids were in the audience supporting her, and I love that Nigel brought the kids up to watch from the judges table. While Bree was dancing hearing Luke cheer his mom was great and then Nigel asking him if he gave him something would he give it to his mom. Luke walk up the stairs to the stage with the ticket to Vegas in his hand…such a cute moment when she realized what had happened. Stella her daughter obviously didn’t want to be left out so Nigel gave her a ticket to give to mom too. What happen next had to be one of the cutest things I have ever see on the show, Stella got her turn to dance.  If you ask me she stole the show. You could tell just by watching that she spent a lot of time watching her mom. If anyone missed this as soon as the video is on youtube I will post it.

The next two to take the stage were two street dancers with their own styles that worried me when they were just talking about it…Zombie and Exorcist. To my surprise both were actually good. The Exorcist (didn’t catch his name) all I can say is wow. He moves with such feeling and emotion. I’m going to have to agree with Nigel…the exorcist is a true artist and I can’t wait to see him in Vegas.

Up next the Australian ballet dancer Daniel Baker. I don’t have much to say about him other than he is an obvious favorite with the ladies.

Sam S. At first I was a bit worried till he started telling the judges about himself. This is when the show is great. Sure Sam wasn’t the best dancer but that didn’t matter. I think he may have started a new dance craze…the ocean.

Von Kipper. Cat handled herself great with this guy. I will say this he can break dance but that attitude of his was absolutely disgusting and I’m glad they sent him packing. Von is what Nigel would call a MORON.

Jarell Rochelle thankfully closed the show on a good note. Another son dancing for his mom and Nigel bringing her closer so she can see him dance. I have to say she is one proud mom.

Next week it looks like Jesse Tyler Ferguson is joining the Judges…love him. So what did you think of the NY and Dallas auditions…let us know.

May 24, 2012 I Written By

Dance is one of my biggest passions. I grew up dancing at Augusta West Dance Studio (the same studio that Kathryn McCormick). I have a BFA in theatre/dance from Valdosta State University. Tap is my favorite style of dance.

SYTYCD Season 9: Dallas and New York Auditions Music (Premiere!)

Hello all! Since I won’t be able to see tonight’s show live… I would really appreciate your help in finding the music from tonight’s So You Think You Can Dance Season 9 premiere. As you know, we’ve been listing all of the SYTYCD music ever since SYTYCD season 2. We hope to do the same this season.

In the comments below please list any and all songs that you happen to pick up, and any songs that you’d like me to specifically find and within twenty-four hours from the show I’ll update this post with the songs that I was able to catch. Please attempt to be as specific as possible as to where the music came from during the episode so I would know not to look for it and move on to the next piece of music.

The more songs that you guys are able to find, the more time I will have in finding the songs that you are unable to find.

Thank you so much for your help!

– Marianya

UPDATE: We just got word that Episode 1 of So You Think You Can Dance will feature “BROTHER BROTHER” Brother Brother - Brother Brother - Single the single released last season on SYTYCD. We’ll have to see who dances to it or when it’s used on the show.

UPDATE 2: Thanks to all of the readers that have helped with this list. As Marianya stated, she and hopefully Emilie will help with more of the music and making the list much nicer tomorrow.

UPDATE 3: Since does not allow viewing of last night episode until June 1st, please bear with me as I try to find the music that is missing from the list below. I have rearranged the music in the order that I know of from what I was able to piece together from various videos I’ve found online.

So You Think You Can Dance Season 9 Premiere Music List:

The song at the very beginning of SYTYCD Season 9 after the opening credits is Icarus? Icarus - Icarus - Single by maedon

Beginning of the NY auditions: District 78 – New York Grind

Amelia Lowe’s intro piece; talking about silent movies: Scott Joplin – The Entertainer

Amelia Lowe’s audition music is “Non, Je ne regrette rien” Non, je ne regrette rien - Serie los Inmortales: Edith Piaf - The Souvenirs Collection (Remastered) by Edith Piaf

District 78 – Bubblegumbo

Austin “Mr Wiggles” Freeman interview music: Missy Elliot’s “Shake Your Pom Pom” Shake Your Pom Pom - Step Up 2 the Streets (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Austin “Mr Wiggles” Freeman audition music: LMFAO’s “Sexy and I Know It” Sexy and I Know It - Sorry for Party Rocking (Deluxe Version)

Dancers moving on to Vegas montage Day One: “Ready 2 Go” Ready 2 Go - Ready 2 Go - Single by Martin Solveig feat Kele

Partial of Shafeek’s interview piece is a sample music of Bond’s Viva!

Shafeek danced to “Moving Cities [Alternate Version]” Moving Cities (Alternative Version) [Alternative Version] - Nuphonic 02 by Faze Action

End of the NY day 1 auditions; 10 more contestants make it to Vegas: Nicki Minaj – Va Va Voom Va Va Voom - Pink Friday ... Roman Reloaded (Deluxe Edition)

The Song during Leo Reyes’ background story was “The Dress Looks Nice On You” The Dress Looks Nice On You - Seven Swans – Sufjan Stevens

Leo Reyes (The guy whose mother attempted suicide) danced to “Look What You’ve Done” Look What You've Done - Take Care (Deluxe Version) – Drake

During the bad dancer montage about 50 minutes through the show on Day Two the song was Evacuate the Dancefloor Evacuate the Dancefloor - Evacuate the Dancefloor by Cascada

Chehon (the ballet dancer from Switzerland) danced to Sail Sail - Megalithic Symphony – AWOLNation

Music of dancers passing through the choreography round Day Two When Love Takes Over When Love Takes Over (feat. Kelly Rowland) - One Love (Deluxe Version) by David Guetta featuring Kelly Rowland

Introduction to auditions for Dallas Auditions: Tell Me Something I Don’t Know Tell Me Something I Don't Know - Another Cinderella Story (feat. Selena Gomez) - EP by Selena Gomez

Bree Hafen (mother of 2) danced to “Sort Of” Sort Of - Everybody (Bonus Track Version) by Ingrid Michaelson

Stepheon ”The Zombie” Stewart danced to the song “Haunt You” Haunt You - Lines In Wax - EP by Flux Pavilion

Hampton “The Exorcist” Williams danced to the song “My Immortal” My Immortal - Fallen by Evanescence

Tom Salta – Primitive Force Primitive Force - Position Music - Orchestral Series Vol. 1

Tom Salta – Rush Rush - Position Music - Orchestral Series Vol. 1

James Dooley – Rite of the Imperium Rite of the Imperium - Position Music - Orchestral Series Vol. 4 - Action/Adventure/Fantasy

PP Music – Escape from Slavery Escape from Slavery - Gothic Impact

Day Two Auditions at Dallas lead in music: Calvin Harris’ Feel So Close Feel So Close (Extended Mix) - Ultra Dance 13

Daniel Baker’s background music for his interview was “Gymnopédie No. 1” Gymnopédie No.1 - Classical Piano Chillout by French classical composer Erik Satie

Daniel Baker’s audition music: Phillip Glass – Mvt. 1, Concerto Fantasy

Montage of other dancers from the Dallas auditions who made it to vegas: David Guetta (feat. Nicki Minaj & Flo Rida) – Where Them Girls At Where Them Girls At (feat. Nicki Minaj & Flo Rida) - Nothing But the Beat

Sam Shreffler’s audition: Charice (feat. Iyaz) – Pyramid Pyramid (Dave Aude Radio Edit) - Pyramid (Remixes)

After Sam Shreffler’s audition: Cindy Alexander – Wonderful Wonderful - Every Rise & Fall

PP Music – Sherlus Victorius Sherlus Victorius - Burn This City

Von Kipper ? (The rude guy) danced to Cinema (Skrillex remix) Cinema (Skrillex Remix) - Cinema (Remixes) [feat. Gary Go], Pt. 2 - EP – Benny Benassi

PP Music – Fulgor Solaris Fulgor Solaris - Burn This City

PP Music – Gothic Oblivion Gothic Oblivion - Gothic Impact

Last Song for Jarelle’s audition was “It’s Good to See You Again (feat. Marcus Paul James)” It's Good to See You Again (feat. Marcus Paul James) - Keys - The Music of Scott Alan by Scott Alan

After Jarelle’s audition others that made it through to Vegas via choreography: Nick Nolan – Free For All

“BROTHER BROTHER” Brother Brother - Brother Brother - Single

I Written By

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... =)

Season 9 Premiere of So You Think You Can Dance

Here we are! The Season 9 Premiere of So You Think You Can Dance. After a few seasons of the evolution of the show:
– Season 5: moving the So You Think You Can Dance stage to the Kodak Theatre
– Season 6: first (and only) Fall season of So You Think You Can Dance at the Kodak Theatre
– Season 7: reduction of the Top 20 to an Top 11 and introduction of the All-Stars
– Season 8: bringing back of the Top 20 and bringing in the All-Stars for the Top 10
As for Season 9 there is the elimination of the “Results Show” and the re-arranging of the “Performance Show” to include an elimination.

What is also “new” this season is the inclusion that as opposed to having just one winner of the season, there will be two winners: one male dancer and one female dancer. The reason I say “new” in quotes is simply because the producers of So You Think You Can Dance have given a cash award to not only the top male dancer in a season, but also to the top female dancer back in Season 4 where Joshua Allen won the season, but Katee Shean was the top female dancer and was given a cash award as well.

But enough of that… tonight (Thursday) brings us to the first auditions from Dallas and New York for a two-hour event. Then starting next week, the show will move to the regular spot of Wednesday nights with auditions continuing in Los Angeles (Wednesday, May 30), Atlanta (Wednesday, June 6) and Salt Lake City (Wednesday, June 13) all two-hour episodes.

The dancers that caught the judges’ interest during the individual city auditions will be brought back for the Las Vegas callback which would air on Wednesday, June 20. For the celebration of the 200th episode of So You Think You Can Dance, Season 9 will introduce the Top 20 finalists who will perform in their own specialties so that America can get to know more about them and their individual talents.

After a one-week break (due to the July 4th holiday) America would get a chance to watch the Top 20 finalists for the first time as they are paired up to perform together. After America votes in their choices for their favorite dances and the most at-risk couples will be asked to perform solo routines the following week. If a couple is split apart, the individual dancers will form a new couple.

Then taking on the changes from Season 7 and 8, once the Top 20 has been wittled down to a Top 10, the finalists will be paired up with a So You Think You Can Dance All-Star dancer from a variety of styles: ballroom, ballet, hip-hop, contemporary, jazz.

For those of you that got lost in all the writing above… here is a quick breakdown of what is going to happen in the summer:
– Thursday, May 24 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT): Dallas and New York Auditions
– Wednesday, May 30 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT): Los Angeles Auditions
– Wednesday, June 6 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT): Atlanta Auditions
– Wednesday, June 13 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT): Salt Lake City Auditions
– Wednesday, June 20 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT): Las Vegas Callbacks
– Wednesday, June 27 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT): Top 20 Revealed/Meet the Top 20 Performances (200th Episode)
– Wednesday, July 4: Preemption
– Wednesday, July 11 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT): First Performance Show
– Wednesday, July 18 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT): Performance and First Results Show

I Written By

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... =)