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Forgotten Faces from SYTYCD 5

There are so many people that audition for So You Think You Can Dance, I really don’t envy the producers and editors of So You Think You Can Dance at all. Nigel even said as much in a tweet he sent where he talked about being on the golf course while the editors were hard at work trying to get a few days of auditions down to an hour or two.

I think there are two types of dancers that unfortunately hit the cutting room floor on So You THink You Can Dance. First, we lose dancers that we fall in love with in the auditions and then never see again. Second, there are great dancers that make it to the end of vegas week and just barely miss making the top 20, but which we never actually get to see dance.

This post is a tribute to these dancers who we hope will return for So You Think You Can Dance season 6. If you have a dancer you think I should add to this list leave a comment (preferably with a link to a video of that person) and I’ll add them to the post.

Kelsea Taylor – I’m sure very few people will forget the “beautiful disastrous weirdo” who also introduced us to the music of Oona (even if it wasn’t her original music). Too bad after her killer audition, we never saw her in Vegas week. My source says she went home in the ballroom round in Las Vegas.

Paula VanOppen – She almost made the top 20 and you should have seen the fan club she has in my comments. Considering her fan club and the videos on YouTube of Paula I’d love to see her come back on season 6 of So You Think You Can Dance.

Diana Vaden – Another person similar to Paula which made the top 20, but we didn’t see her dance nearly enough to be able to make any judgments. My source says she’s still undecided about auditioning again. Let’s hope she changes her mind and goes back.

Kellen Stancil (Umbrella Guy) – He made it to Las Vegas, but then we never saw him again. I’d love to have seen how he did in Las Vegas. Hopefully he’ll come back again.

Chimezie Nwosu – Can you say Twitch? Let’s hope he works as hard as twitch did and he’ll be back on the show. Too bad we didn’t get to see more of his work in Las Vegas.

Arielle Taylor – A wonderful audition, but she kind of fell off the show when we got to Las Vegas. She auditioned before and I expect we’ll see her audition again.

Talia Rickards – Remember her audition. Beautiful along with a beautiful back story. I’d really like to see her dance some more.

Geo Smith (African Dancer) – Another disappearing act. It was in Las Vegas, but dancers weren’t meant to disappear. Cris Angel has tried that in Las Vegas and he’s been failing miserably.

Marico Flake (Memphis Juker) – Great audition, but once again nothing in Las Vegas. I’d have liked to see him try some other styles and see how he’d do.

Anna Dunn – I’m sure you remember the name. Great contemporary dancer that we never get to see again. I guess there’s always next year.

Lauren and Lydia Guerra – I’d have love to see the twins in Las Vegas. Too bad.

Amanda Kerby – Where did she go? They did a whole package on her talking about her family and her father and then we get none of her in Las Vegas. Very sad.

June 8, 2009 I Written By

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

Amanda Kerby Before So You Think You Can Dance

I previously called Amanda Kerby possibly the most beautiful girl to audition on So You Think You Can Dance. Watching Amanda Kerby’s audition again, I stick by what I said. She could be a model for sure. She has such an awesome look.

What makes Amanda Kerby even more interesting and beautiful is that her talent extends beyond her good looks. Amanda Kerby is a great dancer and will be great to watch in Las Vegas.

As more proof, check out this Lyrical solo by Amanda Kerby to the music: “Thank You” Ashanti - Ashanti - Thank You by Ashanti

The spins on this video are incredible. I could just watch Amanda Kerby spin over and over again.

June 2, 2009 I Written By

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

Amanda Kerby SYTYCD 2009 Audition

Not only is Amanda Kerby a great storyline (her dad has MS), but I really think that Amanda Kerby is likely to make it to the SYTYCD top 20. She has the look, she has the story and she dances very well. Ok, that’s not true. She has more than the look. She’s quite possibly the prettiest dancer they’ve had on SYTYCD. What I loved most about Amanda’s dancing is she created some really interesting angles with her body as she was spinning. I love seeing things I hadn’t really seen before and she did that for me.

Check out Amanda Kerby dancing to the music “Breathe Me” Sia - Colour the Small One - Breathe Me by Sia Read more..

May 29, 2009 I Written By

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

So You Think You Can Dance 2009 Seattle and LA Audition Music

In my ongoing effort to list all of the music from So You Think You Can Dance, I decided to post this early placeholder for people to contribute information on music used for the Seattle and LA Auditions of So You Think You Can Dance.

I’m on the west coast, so I’ll be posting the information once it shows on the west coast, but feel free to leave a comment if you figure out any of the music from tonight’s episode of So You Think You Can Dance and I’ll update this post with all the music later tonight.

All the group choreography scenes with Lauren were to the song Nobody Ne-Yo - Year of the Gentleman (Bonus Track Version) - Nobody by Ne-Yo

SYTYCD 2009 LA Audition Day 1 Music
Bianca (tapper who almost made last year’s top 20)

Brynelle and Xavier (brother and sister) danced to “My Heart Still Beats”? by Beyonce?

Debra Lawson (Judaism girl) danced to the song “Breathe Me” Sia - Colour the Small One - Breathe Me by Sia

Suzanne Fernandez (Fairy Medicine dance), John Fleming, Michael Han (too girly) danced to the song “Umbrella” Rihanna - Good Girl Gone Bad: Reloaded - Umbrella (feat. Jay-Z) by Rihanna

Calico Sequira (lindy hopper, danced with Adam Shankman) danced to the music “Stuff Like That There” Bette Midler - For the Boys (Music from the Motion Picture) - Stuff Like That There by Bette Midler (from the soundtrack of For The Boys)

Adam Shankman got ticket to Las Vegas to the song “It’s Alright, It’s OK” Ashley Tisdale - It's Alright, It's OK - Single - It's Alright, It's OK by Ashley Tisdale

Asuka Kondoh and Ricky Sun danced to the music “Mercy” Duffy - Rockferry - Mercy by Duffy

Vegas montage (no names, but naughty ballerina) to the song “Don’t Let Your Feet Touch Ground” Ash Koley - Don't Let Your Feet Touch Ground - Single - Don't Let Your Feet Touch Ground by Ash Koley

Nathan Trasoras (brother has me dance one more year, 17 year old) danced to the music “Pollen and Salt” Daphne Loves Derby - On the Strength of All Convinced - Pollen and Salt by Daphne Loves Derby

Vegas Montage was to the song “The Fame” Lady GaGa - The Fame - The Fame by Lady GaGa

SYTYCD LA Auditions Day 2 Music
Sammy Ramirez (wrestler)

Stacey House (Girl with stockings, lives on Farm) danced to the music “Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)” Eurythmics - Dance Vault Mixes: I've Got a Life - Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) by Eurythmics

Amanda Kerby (Dad with MS) danced to the music “Breathe Me” Sia - Colour the Small One - Breathe Me by Sia

Phillip Chebeeb (straight through to vegas, but danced with Arielle Coker)

Arielle Coker (mother car accident) danced with Phillip Chebeeb to the music “Moonburn” Craig Lyons - On Reflection - Moonburn by Craig Lyons

Alexie Agdeppa danced to the music “Make You Feel My Love” ADELE - 19 - Make You Feel My Love by Adele

Diana Vaden dance to the music “Hurt So Bad” by Kina (on iMeem)

Chanel Smith (faked out ticket to Vegas) danced to the music “Then You Look At Me” Céline Dion - Bicentennial Man - Then You Look At Me by Celine Dion

Kevin Cormier (Shakiro) danced to the music “Magalenha” Sergio Mendes - Brasileiro - Magalenha by Sergio Mendes

SYTYCD 2009 Seattle Audition Music Day 1
Christopher Keller (Argentine Tango gone swing?)

Nick Salzman (“Nick Nasty”, Aspiring Tatoo Artist) danced to the music “Don’t Stop the Rock” Freestyle - Freestyle: The Ultimate Edition - Don't Stop the Rock-Freestylers

Dmitrious Bistrevsky (6 foot 6 B Boy) danced to the music “All About Us” Sonic Syndicate - Only Inhuman - All About Us by Sonic Syndicate

Bad Dancer montage

Kelsea Taylor (45105 funky hair) danced to “Tore My Heart” by Oona and Dave Tweedie (So far I can only find it available Download MP3 on PSTYCD or listen on Myspace) Reportedly, the song was originally Habanera Kate Nash - Foundations - EP - Habanera by Kate Nash, but had to be swapped due to copyright issues.

SYTYCD 2009 Seattle Audition Music Day 2
Kuponohi’ipoi Aweau “Pono” (Hawaiian) danced to the music “Wasted Time” Me'Shell Ndegeocello - Bitter - Wasted Time by Me’Shell Ndegeocello

Montage of Good Dancers was to the music D.A.N.C.E. Justice - Cross - D.A.N.C.E. by Justice

Leonid Kynoshov “Wise Leo” (teaches how to create a dating profile) and battles David “Sex” Soller danced a battle to the song “Right Round” Flo Rida - R.O.O.T.S. (Deluxe Version) - Right Round by Flo Rida

Other SYTYCD Montage Music I Can’t Find When
Heads Will Roll Yeah Yeah Yeahs - It's Blitz! (Deluxe Edition) - Heads Will Roll by Yeah Yeah Yeahs

May 28, 2009 I Written By

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