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SYTYCD Season 7 Top 6 (Again!) Music

Here’s hoping this week is full of FABULOUS music, to keep up with the rest of the season. 🙂

Dancer: Kent Boyd
All-Star: Anya Garnis
Style: Cha Cha
Choreographer: Jean Marc and France Genereux
Song: 3OH!3 ft. Ke$ha’s “My First Kiss” – My, which was on my predicted music list.

Dancer: Robert Roldan
All-Star: Kathryn McCormick
Style: Stacey Tookey
Choreographer: Contemporary
Song: Katie Thompson’s “Heaven Is a Place on Earth” – Heaven

Jose’s solo: Rjd2’s “Giant Squid” – Giant

Dancer: Adechike Torbert
All-Star: Courtney Galliano
Style: Jazz
Choreographer: Tyce Diorio
Song: Gizzy Gillespe’s “Manteca” – Manteca

Lauren’s solo: Aretha Franklin’s “You Make Me Feel Like a Natural Woman” – You

Dancer: Jose Ruiz
All-Star: Comfort Fedoke
Style: Hip-hop
Choreographer: Marty Kudelka and Dana Wilson
Song: Otis Redding “Try a Little Tenderness” – Try

Billy’s solo: Telepathe’s “Lights Go Down” – Lights

Kent’s solo: Elliot Yamin’s cover of “A Song for You” – A

Dancer: Lauren Froderman
All-Star: Allison Holker
Style: Broadway
Choreographer: Tyce Diorio
Song: “Who’s Got the Pain” from “Damn Yankees” – Who's

Robert’s solo: Jason Mraz’s “A Beautiful Mess” (from a Raining Jane Session) – A

Dancer: Billy Bell
All-Star: Ade Obayami
Style: Contemporary
Choreographer: Stacey Tookey
Song: Michael Andrews ft. Gary Jules’s “Mad World” – Mad

Adechike’s solo: Maxwell’s “Pretty Wings” – Pretty, which I almost picked for my predicted list, ultimately picking “Fistful of Tears” Fistful from the same album.

Dancers: Kent Boyd and Jose Ruiz
Style: Broadway
Choreographer: Spencer Liff
Song: “From This Moment On” from “Kiss Me Kate” – From

Dancers: Lauren Froderman and Adechike Torbert
Style: Foxtrot
Choreographer: Jean-Marc and France Genereux
Song: Beyonce’s cover of “Fever” – Fever

Dancers: Billy Bell and Robert Roldan
Style: Bollywood
Choreographer: Nakul dev Mahajan
Song: “Ganesh” – Ganesh from “Bombay Dreams” (by AR Rahman who did Slumdog Millionaire, fyi),

July 28, 2010 I Written By

Do the All-Stars Help or Hinder?

Margaret brought up a great point that Marianya and I had also discussed – how will the popularity of the All-Stars affect particular contestants, if at all? (And it’s hard to believe it will have no affect, yet the All-Stars will rotate every week). What about this new format – are the All-Stars a help to the contestants or more of a hindrance?

If you’re dancing with Neil, he can really bring out your skillz and personality – as he did with Ashley last night. But, what if you can’t quite rise to the level of your All-Star – like maybe Melinda (though I loved watching her dance, regardless) with Pasha and Cristina and Mark. Or what if you just fail to have chemistry with All-Stars known from their great partnership/chemistry – i.e. Adechike and Kathryn and Ade and Lauren?

So, tell us what you think in the comments and vote in the poll below!

June 17, 2010 I Written By

The Twist – Emilie’s Prediction/Suggestion

So, in my Odd and Random – 5/21/10 post, I linked to an interview with some of the All-Stars where Lauren predicted that the SYTYCD powers-that-be still had some surprises in store for everybody, including the All-Stars themselves. I hinted that I had an idea of what one such twist could be.

I know for sure a lot of you will hate this idea. Let’s see if some of you love it.

What if…

Read more..

May 24, 2010 I Written By

SYTYCD Season 7 All-Star Bios

The Season 7 All-Stars have shiny, awesome bios up now on the SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE page.

You think you know the All-Stars?

Did you know that Twitch choreographed for The Cheetah Girls?

Or that Comfort also writes and is working on a recording career?

Or that Courtney played Jeanette” as a dancer in “Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel”?

Bet you knew that Anya was the first dancer to get a ticket on the “hot tamale train.” Ok, that’s not in her bio, but that’s what Mary told me when I interviewed her last year.

I didn’t know that Lauren assisted Tyce Diorio with Season 2 before she was even on the show herself (Season 3), or that she also assisted Tobey Maguire for his role in “Spider-Man 2.”

I was pleased and happy to see Neil in “American Mall” after he was on SYTYCD – did you know he was in that cheesy and campy (in a good way) flick?

I didn’t know very much about Allison, so I thought it was cool that she performed with Earth, Wind and Fire and in the 2002 Olympics’s opening and closing ceremonies.

Everybody knows Mark‘s been touring with Lady Gaga, but who knew that he’s performed in “The Nutcracker,” “Sweet Charity,” “The King and I,” “Grease,” “Tommy” and “Gypsy”?

Pasha‘s appeared on the trifecta of tv dance shows – “SYTYCD,” “Dancing with the Stars” and “Superstars of Dance.”

I didn’t know Kathryn was in last year’s “Fame” remake – did you?

During Season 6, my mom loved Ade and he’s remained popular with the ladies ever since – performing with Beyonce, Rihanna and Alicia Keys.

Everyone knows Dominic is a goofball, but the last line of his bio confirms it: “In his down time, he says he likes to play golf and ping-pong and eat Spam while listening to Justin Bieber.”

Enjoy all the bios!!!

May 17, 2010 I Written By

Season 7 Musing

So, some of us have said how much we’d love to see the Season 7 All-Stars dancing together. I’m sitting here at work, anticipating May 27th and thinking how much I want to see that.

My suggestion to the SYTYCD producers? Nix the elimination show music performances in favor of having an All-Star routine each week. OR, you could even have the All-Stars dance to live music, as Dancing with the Stars has done and as SYTYCD AU did recently.

Some match-ups I’d love to see:

A group number, of course, with all twelve of them. The All-Star girls’ and guys’ routines. Yay!! Who wouldn’t love to see Twitch and Lauren or Twitch and Kathryn? Ooohhh, Kathryn and Neil! Neil and Courtney! Courtney and Ade? Ade and Anya would be interesting. Mark and Allison? Comfort and Dominic?

Which All-Stars would you love to see dancing together?

The best part is that the producers still have time to get this together, if they haven’t already planned it.

April 21, 2010 I Written By

SYTYCD 2010 All Star Breakdown

Hola! Konnichiwa! Bonjour! Allo! I’m Marianya… and I’ll be popping in and out here at PureSYTYCD every now and then.

I’ve been a fan of SYTYCD since Season Two, I believe I started watching when I saw Jessica and Jaymz dance the contemporary routine to Frou Frou’s – “Let Go” and it got me hook, line and sinker.

EDIT: For those of you that do not remember, or did not start watching until after Season 2… here’s the dance that I am talking about:

Anyway… I’ve updated the All Star Breakdown that I started a few days back to include Anya and Dominic… I also included an additional breakdown to show where each dancer placed before being voted off the show.

Read more..

April 15, 2010 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... =)

SYTYCD 2010 All Star Breakdown

Emilie and Margaret have been doing a great job posting as Nigel has announced the various SYTYCD All Stars that will be seeing on SYTYCD 2010. One of our great readers, Marianya, posted a breakdown of all the SYTYCD 2010 All Stars that I thought other people who don’t read all the comments would enjoy reading. Here’s the an All Star break down… [Thanks Marianya]

All Stars by genre (either from Wikipedia or Nigel’s twitter)
– Mark: jazz, contemp
– Lauren: contemp
– Comfort: hiphop
– Ade: contemp, classical
– Allison: jazz, contemp, broadway, cultural
– Pasha: ballroom
– Kathryn: jazz, contemp, broadway, cultural
– Twitch: hiphop

Male/Female per genre
– 1 male/1 female –> hip hop
– 2 male/3 female –> contemporary
– 1 male –> classical
– 1 male/2 female –> jazz
– 2 female -> broadway, cultural
– 1 male –> ballroom

What’s missing so that each genre is one male / one female each at min
– male –> broadway / cultural
– female –> ballroom
– female –> classical

All Stars by Season
Season 2: Allison
Season 3: Pasha, Lauren
Season 4: Comfort, Twitch, Mark
Season 5: Ade
Season 6: Kathryn

Honestly, this is all speculation since we don’t know “exactly” what each All Star’s specialty is going to be in the end…

April 13, 2010 I Written By

Just call me Charlie...but where are my angels?

Fifth SYTYCD Season 7 All-Star Selected

I was stalking Nigel’s Twitter account and *just* got the message:


Today’s #SYTYCD All-Star is the extremely strong @ADEEVERYDAY. Ade from Season 5 will be an excellent partner in contemporary and classical. 1 minute ago via Echofon

YAY!! Oh my goodness, is Nigel right that Ade’s an excellent partner and extremely strong. I’m so excited! I suspect y’all will be, too…

April 7, 2010 I Written By

Latest SYTYCD Twitter Round-Up

As you might imagine, Twitter is exploding with interesting Tweets from our favorite folks associated with SYTYCD. Not all of it is related to Season 7 and the All-Star announcements, though many are.

Here’s a sample for you:


Thanks for all the love everyone! I’m very excited for this season 7 sytycd coming up. I think ya’ll are going to love it!!! 7 minutes ago via twidroid


Exciting news!!! Dick Clark productions sent off “If It Kills Me” for a submission for an Emmy today!!! HOLY CRAP BALLS 32 minutes ago via Twitterrific

That Emmy news is well-deserved! I’m so glad! I have confidence a nomination will follow!


@CaitlinKinney27 I’m jealous you’re seeing @melissasandvig about 1 hours ago via Tweetie in reply to CaitlinKinney27


Hey everyone! Exciting News: Just booked a couple of episodes of the tv show “One Life to Live”! I’ll tell you the dates when I get them! 🙂 about 2 hours ago via mobile web


So freaking excited to @melisasandvig today!!!! Yaaaaaahhhhh about 2 hours ago via Twitterrific


Thank you everyone for your support and sweet comments about last night!! In make up trailor now! Excited for our pro dance tonight! about 2 hours ago via Echofon


Another All-Star name tomorrow. I’m meeting with Kenny Ortega for lunch. We have some really exciting ideas that we’re working on together. about 4 hours ago via Echofon


YAWN! shooting @theDaily10 today! then off to choreograph with Dmitry for a Pro dance number for Monday and for Tuesday! about 4 hours ago via web


End of day tweet: starting to get cast for mptf benefit. Motion picture and television fund. I love this event. about 14 hours ago via Tweetie


Karaoke with @NeilHaskell and @travISova about 15 hours ago via Twitterrific

This last one’s just so weird and funny to contemplate. Imagine karaoke with those three!

March 30, 2010 I Written By

SYTYCD Twitter Round-Up

Here’s what’s going on in the Twitterverse. Pay particular attention to Nigel’s Tweet as it means a big change for SYTYCD this season.


Ummmmm @sytycdism can we just watch @paulinemata KILL THISSSSSSSS: 6 minutes ago via web


@catdeeley miss you 27 minutes ago via Echofon in reply to catdeeley


Links of London has just announced that I am their first ever Global Brand Ambassador! 34 minutes ago via TweetDeck


Starting up on dizzyfeet benefit, and amazing benefit for the motion picture television fund benefit I’m directing. Let’s raise sum $ about 1 hours ago via Tweetie

And WHOA! big change alert –


First rule change. Only one dancer will leave the competition each week and not two. Many more changes to come by the end of this week. about 1 hours ago via Echofon


My band’s first single ” Right! ” is coming along! So darn excited!!!! about 3 hours ago via web


going to bed. Glee rehearsals were awesome today!! Can’t wait to film!! about 10 hours ago via web


Christina Aguliera audition tomorrow 🙂 🙂 yaaaay about 11 hours ago via UberTwitter


I just got the greatest news. Life is about to change….watch out!! I’m soooo greatful 🙂 about 12 hours ago via Tweetie

Can’t wait to find out what that is. And for the new season to start May 27th. We’re going to have lots of fun talking about the show between now and then.

March 24, 2010 I Written By