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SYTYCD Season 9: Los Angeles Auditions…Thoughts

Tonight’s auditions take us to Los Angeles and on of my favorite guest judges from last season Jesse Tyler Ferguson joins Mary and Nigel. I have to admit sometimes I get so wrapped up in the show I forget to take notes. It was a jammed packed two hours and plenty of talent in Los Angeles. I know that many will complain about the stories but in my opinion the stories are important to some of the dancers and how we will remember them. My suggestion is if you don’t like that stuff then don’t watch the show till we get to the live shows. Also, I think it’s really important to watch this season, so we don’t have to say goodbye to the show. Okay enough ranting and on to the dancers.

*Nigel tweeted along with the east coast, and glad he did. He did say he was watching at the Fox Studios and said they couldn’t find the right channel…lol. 

Alexa Anderson: Granted I don’t really remember her from last season but I’m glad she decided to come back. Loved that she had her hair pulled back but also thought she was a great dancer. 

“Johnny Waacks” Gibson: Cue the constant giggling from the judges, or as Nigel called it a Faux Pas Festival. I know whacking is a form of dance but it does sound so wrong. Granted not as good as Princess Lockaroo but not too shabby, but then again I really don’t know too much about whacking. 

Eliana G: When she said that she has trained with Joffrey and Ailey, two very well-known companies in the dance world, I didn’t need to see her dance to know that she was going to be good. Now the working with the silks and the pole is what caught my attention. All I can say is wow when in comes to the pole work the amount of strength that takes is insane. Needless to say she is amazing technical dancer and to be compared to Melanie is a great compliment. I hope we get to see more of her. 

The Ninja Twins Nick and James: So they are 33 and yes too old for the show and I’m sure some will complain about even showing them but I don’t care. I loved these two and they are incredibly entertaining and truthfully they need their own show. Which is something Nigel has thought of too, call me crazy but I hope it happens. It turns out they can actually dance and very thankful and humble for the opportunity that they show gave them. 

Sam Lenarz: Beautiful girl and beautiful dancer. I agreed with the judges she needs to work on her transitions. Happy to see her make it through the choreography round and I hope her family sees this and comes to their senses. 

Caley Carr: A crazy cool kind of guy who can tap. Love seeing the tap dancers on the show and was a bit disappointed he got cut. 

Megan Branch: My first thought when she started dancing was Sonya will like her. I liked her too and hope to see more of her in Vegas. 

Cole Horibe: A karate and dance fusion that I have to admit was kind of interesting. When he started listing the styles he has trained in and well I guess we will have to wait to Vegas to really know if any of it is true. 

David Matz: Sure he isn’t right for the show but I love seeing things I’ve never seen before. 

Steven Jacobsen: I have no idea what he was thinking with that first audition. Thank you Nigel for making him show what he can really do. He is the perfect example to stick to what you know in an audition. 

Jasmine and Marshae Mason: They previewed that story all night and I was relieved to see that Marshae survived that accident. Six weeks between the time of the accident and audition and he dances like that he deserves that ticket to Vegas. Jasmine his sister I loved and she reminded me of Lo Fro a little bit. 

Next week  Atlanta and well for me I’ll be in Vegas. Let us know your thoughts and any your favorites of the night.

May 30, 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 Music: Los Angeles Auditions

Hello all! I would most likely be able to see tonight’s SYTYCD show live, but to help me focus on the SYTYCD music that is harder to find I would really appreciate your help in finding the music from tonight’s So You Think You Can Dance Season 9 Los Angeles audition episode. 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 ONE: In process of watching the show and listing the music now

So You Think You Can Dance Season 9 Los Angeles Audition Music
Beginning of the episode: Coldplay – Paradise Paradise - Mylo Xyloto

Opening of the LA auditions: Gossip – Heavy Cross Heavy Cross - Music for Men (Deluxe Version)

Alexa Anderson’s Audition Music: The Naked And Famous – Young Blood Young Blood - Passive Me Aggressive You

Jesse Tyler-Ferguson Visual Vocal – Minuet in G Minor

Isaac Hayes – Shaft II Theme from

Two Steps From Hell – False King False King - Invincible

LA-ex – So High

Eliana Girard Interview Music (Viva Las Vegas): Elvis Presley – Blue Suede Shoes Blue Suede Shoes - The Essential Elvis Presley (Remastered)

Eliana Girard Interview Music (pole dancing): Lady Gaga – Love Game LoveGame - The Fame

Eliana Girard’s Audition Music: Yann Tiersen – Mouvement Introductif N2

Dancer Inspiration Montage (going to Vegas): Florence And The Machine: Shake It Out Shake It Out - Ceremonials

Montage of couples: Raspberries – I Wanna Be With You I Wanna Be With You - Fresh

Nick & James Aragon’s (Ninja Twins) interview segment: Foreigner – Double Vision Double Vision - No End In Sight: The Very Best of Foreigner (Remastered)

Nick & James Aragon’s (Ninja Twins) audition; dedicated to their dance teacher who passed away: Michael Jackson – Man In the Mirror Man In the Mirror - The Essential Michael Jackson

PP Music – Astrum Eterna Astrum Eterna - Burn This City

Sam Lenarz’s audition: Jewel – Angel Standing By Angel Standing By - Lullaby

Best Coast – The Only Place The Only Place - The Only Place (Deluxe Edition)

Caley Carr’s Interview Music: The Dirty Heads – Shine Shine - Any Port In a Storm (Special Edition)

Caley Carr’s audition: Gotye (feat. Kimbra) – Somebody That I Used to Know Somebody That I Used to Know (feat. Kimbra) - Making Mirrors

Megan Branch’s audition: Björk – Hunter Hunter - Björk's Greatest Hits

2nd montage of dancers who make it to Vegas: Flo Rida (feat. Sia) – Wild Ones Wild Ones (feat. Sia) - Wild Ones (feat. Sia) - Single

Cole Horibe’s Audition Music: We Want War We Want War - Hidden by These New Puritans

Montage of attractive group of men auditioning: Enrique Iglesias (feat. Pitbull & The WAV.s) – I Like How It Feels I Like How It Feels (feat. Pitbull & The WAV.s) - I Like How It Feels (feat. Pitbull & The WAV.s) - Single

David Matz’s interview segment: The Prodigy – Firestarter Firestarter - Fat of the Land

Entry of the Gladiators Entry of the Gladiators - Circus Music

Ossy Osbourne – Bark at the Moon Bark at the Moon - Bark at the Moon

David Matz’s audition: Kenny Wesley – Won’t Let It Go I'm Sorry - I'm Sorry - EP

Stephen Jacobson’s interview segment: Pachelbel Orchestra – Pachelbel’s Canon in D Major Pachelbel's Canon In D Major - Canon Pachelbel - Johann Pachelbel Canon in D and Many Other Classical Piano Favorites, Cannon in D, Fur Elise, Moonlight Sonata, Canon in D Major

Stephen Jacobson’s 1st audition: Bobby Darin – Dream Lover Dream Lover - The Ultimate Bobby Darin

Stephen Jacobson’s 2nd audition: Celine Dion – I Surrender I Surrender (In the Style of Celine Dion) [Backup Vocal Karaoke Version] - Just Tracks: Celine Dion -  A New Day! JT 097 (Karaoke)

James Dooley – The Arrival Arrival - Position Music - Orchestral Series Vol. 2

The Concept – D-D-Dance

Stereo Lif – On the Side

Jonathan Anzalone dancing w/ girl music: Angela Via – Baila Baila

Marshea Kidd & Jasmine Mason talk about their car crash: Bird York – In the Deep In the Deep - Wicked Little High

Jasmine Mason’s audition: Etta James – I’d Rather Go Blind I'd Rather Go Blind (Single) - Her Best - The Chess 50th Anniversary Collection

Marshea Kidd’s audition: R. Kelly – When a Woman Loves When a Woman Loves - Love Letter

Marshea makes it to Vegas with Jasmine: OneRepublic – Good Life Good Life - Waking Up (Deluxe Version)

Return from commercial break: Best Coast – The Only Place The Only Place - The Only Place (Deluxe Edition)

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... =)