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Top 18 Power Rankings

Sorry this is late my computer battery completely died last night so I had to rewrite this entire post at work today.

We start the show off with another great opening number choreographed by Tyce. Anyone else try to guess who the choreographer is before Cat announces his or her name?

Looks like they decided to change up the format from last year by having the eliminations at the top of the show. I’m not too crazy about it but with no results show there isn’t too many options. That being said; Mariah, Carlos, Brittany, Jade, Makensie, and Alan landed in the bottom 3 girls and guys. The judges saved Makensie and Alan right away, leaving the other four to dance for their life. I really wasn’t all that impressed with the solos. Carlos and Brittany fell victim to the first cut last night…sad to see them go but happy to still see them dance one more time.

Now on to the dancing, and it seemed the choreographers stepped up their game making my job harder. Here are my thoughts on last night.

Top 3

Jasmine & Aaron: Nappy Tabs created another fantastic lyrical hip-hop. I felt that they both tapped into the emotion of the dance and really made it come to life. Jasmine did seem outshine Aaron but not by much.

Makensie & Paul: This was my favorite dance of the night and I’ll admit I watched it about five more times last night. Sean created a fun jazz to show off a new side of Paul and Makensie. I really hope these two are safe.

Amy & Fik-Shun: There is just something about these two pair together I just love. I loved the bellhop theme, and the looked like they were having fun. I really don’t have much more to say other than I ‘d like to seem them get a genre outside both of their comfort zones.

Middle 4

Alexis & Nico: Such a beautiful sequel to the original dance (season 7 Robert & Kathryn). I think they redeemed themselves in the judges’ eyes after last week. Alexis was unsure if she could be able to pick up where Kathryn left off, but she did. Nico is going to be one of those dancers that I can watch dance all day.  Now I want to see these dances done back to back.

Jenna & Tucker: I really like this number despite there not being enough cha cha steps. I would say it learned more towards jazz, but that’s not their fault.  I’m sure they will get another chance at ballroom. Lots of chemistry between them is what helped make the dance more enjoyable.

Jasmine M. & Alan: While it was a fantastic tango, something was just not right. I think Jasmine’s costume really did not work with the dance. While is was pretty I just felt like a longer dress would have kept her lines longer and a darker color would have been nice too.

Hayley & Curtis: I felt like I watched a different dance than the judges did. They both danced well but it was the choreography I didn’t care for, but I also think Christina made a great point too, about dancing to words of the song.

Bottom 3

Mariah & Carlos: I not sure why I didn’t care for this dance, I found it kind of hard to connect with Mariah. She danced well but something was missing for me.

Malece & Jade: I always find the Bollywood numbers to be fun to watch. While the technique wasn’t great they both did a good job. I would have ranked this higher but the other dances overshadowed it.

Brittany & BluPrint: I found myself watching Brittany in this Spencer Lift Broadway routine. This piece would have been great if BluPrint was able to let go and just have fun with the dance.

So who will be in danger of leaving next week?

Girls: Mariah, Hayley, or Jasmine M.

Guys: BluPrint, Jade, and I can’t decide on a third

July 3, 2013 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 10: Top 18 Performances – Music List

Top 20 Group Dance
Choreographer: Tyce Diorio
Song: Moonrise Kingdom – The Heroic Weather-Conditions of the Universe, Pt 1: A Veiled Mist The Heroic Weather-Conditions of the Universe, Pt. 1: A Veiled Mist - Moonrise Kingdom (Original Soundtrack)

Dance For Your Life Solos
Mariah: Waka Flocka Flame – Hard in de Paint Hard In da Paint - Flockaveli (Deluxe Version)
Carlos: Imagine Dragons – Radioactive Radioactive - Night Visions
Brittany Ooah – Hacksaw Hacksaw - Hacksaw / Tubstomper - Single
Jade: Alicia Keys – De Novo Adagio (Intro) De Novo Adagio (Intro) - Girl On Fire

Hayley & Curtis
Style: Jazz
Choreographer: Ray Leeper
Song: Jessie J – Mama Knows Best

Je Harper & Aaron
Style: Lyrical Hip Hop
Choreographer: NappyTabs
Song: Alicia Keys – Tears Always Win Tears Always Win - Girl On Fire

Malece & Jade
Style: Bollywood
Choreographer: Nakul Dev Mahajan
Song: “Radha” from Student of the Year Radha (From

Alexis & Nico
Style: Contemporary
Choreographer: Stacey Tookey
Song: Ólafur Arnalds & Arnór Dan Old Skin - For Now I Am Winter (Bonus Track Version)

Brittany & BluPrint
Style: Broadway
Choreographer: Spencer Liff
Song: Ice Princess – It’s Oh So Quiet It's Oh So Quiet - Ice Princess (Original Soundtrack)

Jasmine Mason & Alan
Style: Argentine Tango
Choreographer: Miriam Larici & Leonardo Barrionuevo
Song: PP Music – Escape from Slavery Escape from Slavery - Gothic Impact

Makenzie & Paul
Style: Jazz
Choreographer: Sean Cheesman
Song: Trish – Mannequin (Skeet & Tito Remix)

Mariah & Carlos
Style: Contemporary
Choreographer: Stacey Tookey
Song: Ellie Goulding – Dead in the Water Dead In the Water - Halcyon (Deluxe Version)

Amy & Fik-Shun
Style: Hip Hop
Choreographer: NappyTabs
Song: Dorrough – After Party After Party - After Party - Single

Jenna & Tucker
Style: Cha-Cha
Choreographer: Dmitry Chaplin
Song: Pete “El Conde” Rodríguez – I LIke it Like That I Like It Like That (Aaron Jerome Remix) - I Like It Like That Fania Remixed

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... =)