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Gustavo Vargas Comes to SYTYCD

Gustavo Vargas is an amazing dancer, choreographer and actor, who played a salsa dancer in the movie “Along came Polly”. He choreographed a number of routines on SYTYCD Canada and recently debuted as a choreographer on SYTYCD USA Season 6.

In So You Think You Can Dance Canada Season 2 Gustavo choreographed:

  • Mambo for Cody & Melanie in the Top 16 show
  • Cha Cha for Vincent & Amy in the Top 14 Show
  • Sexy Mambo for Jayme Rae & Everett in the Top 8 Show
  • Salsa for Vincent & Tara-Jean (who won the season) in the Top 6 Show
  • His Salsa Dance for Mollee and Nathan in Top 16 didn’t fair well as Mollee and Nathan received a lot of critiques from the judges and though the dancers chemistry and technique were off, Gustavo’s choreography was fantastic.

    Nigel identified the good things in Guastavo’s routine and Mary pointed out how Gustavo is known as “suavo” for being suave and that Nathan lacked that emotion in the routine.

    Nonetheless Nathan felt “HOT” and I personally enjoyed the routine.

    I look forward to see more Gustavo on SYTYCD.

    November 22, 2009 I Written By

    I am a blogger and reality tv lover. I blog here for SYTYCD but mostly the Canada version, since I live in Vancouver BC. I also blog about other reality tv shows on my own blog

    So You Think You Can Dance Canada – Top 10

    So my power rankings started off strong then faded with my predictions for Bottom 3 couples usually only being 1/3 accurate, though my predictions for who goes home have been pretty close throughout.

    Tre, Jean-Marc, Luther and Blake were judges and we saw lot’s of familiar choreographers as well as some past contestents Natali Reznik and Francis Lafreniere who guest choreographed.

    This Week things changed. Top 10 means new couples each week and solo’s from all for individual votes. I am going to talk briefly about the couples routines then go into power rankings by individual.

    First of All – Couples Dances

    This is in order of performance not ranking:

    Vincent & Melanie
    Pasa Doble with Natalie Resnik & Francis Lafreniere
    “Conquest” The White Stripes - Icky Thump - Conquest – White Stripes

    This was agressive and entertaining. Melanie showcased legs I didn’t know she had and that flip into Vincent’s arms was awesome.

    Cody & Amy
    Contemporary with Stacey Tookey
    “Come Home” One Republic - Dreaming Out Loud - Come Home – One Republic

    There was a lot of partnering and overall it was pretty and quite fluid. Cody out performed Amy and as the judges noted, she should have stood out given it is her area of dance!

    Emanuel & Tara-Jean
    Samba with Tony & Melanie
    “Samba Vocalizado” Luciano Perrone - Batucada Fantastica Vol. 3 - Samba Vocalizado (The Vocal Samba) -Luciano Perrone

    This was fantastic. I really liked that Emanuel took the character on so well and they both shook their booties like there was no tomorrow. I was so scared my heart jumped when Emanuel charged at TJ to jump as she did a back bend… wow!

    Everett & Kim
    Jazz with Sean Cheeseman
    “St. James Infirmary Blues” The White Stripes - The White Stripes - St. James Infirmary Blues—The White Stripes

    This was creepy and fun. I loved the use of the table and how Kim was “dead” it was really entertaining. I wasn’t a fan of Kim neccessarily and all of a sudden all the judges are soo ga-ga over her… but I am starting to see it more.

    Jayme Rae & Austin
    Hip Hop with ShoTyme
    “Da Rockwilder” Method Man & Redman - Blackout! - Da Rockwilder—Method Man & Redman

    I think she hit harder than he did. Austin is such a beautiful fluid dancer I think this hard-hitting hip hop was a challenge for him. It was fun to watch though.

    Power Rankings


    “The Fame” Lady GaGa - The Fame - The Fame – Lady Gaga
    This girl has energy, she almost had too much tonight if you ask me, but she was all over the place and performed well overall. I hope she is safe.

    Jayme Rae
    “Make me Over” Keyshia Cole - A Different Me - Make Me Over – Keyshia Cole
    This was fun, sexy, only she can pull off those silver spandex! I see so much passion and versatility in her. I worry she will be lower than my ranking, I love her but I feel like Canada doesn’t as much.

    “Relief” Chris Garneau - Music for Tourists - Relief – Chris Garneau
    She has passion and she is quirky and fun. I like dhow she was flowing so beautifully then would have sudden jerky movements. The juxtaposition of her movements fit well to the music and I loved her shoulder movements.

    “Kiss from a rose” Seal - Seal: Best 1991-2004 - Kiss from a Rose – Seal
    It didn’t stand out to me as anything spectacular. She was wearing a bikini top that I thought would fall off. I’d put her in the bottom though i don’t know if Canada will.

    “Wanted” Vanessa Carlton - Be Not Nobody - Wanted – Vanessa Carlton
    It was pretty and cute. It didn’t stand out for me much. I predict she goes home.


    “Everybody Dance” Chic - Chic - Everybody Dance (LP Version) – Chic
    Wow! This was entertaining. Tap is not typically that entertaining to me but he was fun and had great moves and energy. I know most may not put him in the top but he was my top solo for the men tonight…

    “I need a girl” P. Diddy - Bad Boy's R&B Hits - I Need a Girl, Pt. 1 (feat. Usher & Loon) – P. Diddy
    This kid can do no wrong in my book. He is so adorable and a pleasure to watch, especailly in his element. His moves were awesome and I enjoyed it. I would be surprised if he was in the bottom, though he has been before. Me and Canada disagree sometimes.

    “Bridge” Amon Tobin - Permutation - Bridge – Amon Tobin?
    This guy is def. a figure skater. His foot work was stunning, his jumps and turns amazing and if I didn’t know any better I would have thought he WAS floating on an ice rink. Awesome Dance. Canada Loves him… likely safe.

    “Can you feel it” – Real2Real
    Flawless, natural and upbeat. He moved his hips like no man I’ve seen and he just kills it everytime he is on stage. He was not an early fave for me but I love him now! I think he is safe.

    “Always Midnight” Pat Monahan - Last of Seven - Always Midnight – Pat Monahan
    A beautiful solo as always (he has sure had his fair share of opportunities for solo’s this season!) He has such passion and moves so smoothly, it is hard to get ridof him after seeing his solo’s, but he has been bottom 3 before a few times and it’s crunch time. I predict he will go home.

    Final Thoughts

    Amy did not stand out for me amongst everyone else so I predict she will go home.

    Austin has been in the bottom 3 many times and his couple performance was weak so I am predicting he will go home.

    September 29, 2009 I Written By

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    So You Think You Can Dance Canada – Top 12 Results Show

    And now we are down to Top 10. The ten that will go on tour and perform across the country. I am happy with the Top 10 for the most part, heck I’d go see the Top 20 pretty much…. there were so many great dancers this season.

    They opened with a very sexy piece from Luther Brown to Lil Kim’s “The Jumpoff”. I loved the leather cat suits the women wore and the body art on the men. Kim was featured again front and center, I didn’t care for her or think of her as a front runner but she is really becoming quite the sexy vixen of a front runner. The routine was hot and had lot’s of hip shaking, spanking and allure.


    Kim & Emanuel – Safe (as predicted)

    Melanie & Cody – Not Safe (NOT as predicted – SHOCKED!)

    Corynne & Austin – Not Safe (as predicted)

    Tara-Jean & Everett – Safe (NOT as predicted)

    Jayme Rae & Daniel – Not Safe (NOT as predicted)

    Amy & Vincent – Safe (NOT as predicted)


    Melanie – Passionate, beautiful, predicted she’d make it on to Top 10 and am still shocked she was even in Bottom 3 Couples.

    Corynne – Seemed a bit frantic, predicted she would be leaving even last night.

    Jayme Rae – Her movement and lines looked great, I predicted she’d make it to Top 10.

    Cody – a fan fave, had to make it to Top 10 though his solo didn’t seem as strong as I have seen him in the past.

    Austin – he excels in his solo, so beautiful and passionate

    Daniel – hard-hitting and very entertaining


    Corynne & Daniel went home. I predicted Corynne would go home but had thought Austin would also leave, however, he always pulls out an amazing solo and stays, despite being in the Bottom 3 three times now.

    Now we are in the Top 10 – It will be exciting to see what these amazing dancers bring… who are you all rooting for to win now?

    September 23, 2009 I Written By

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    So You Think You Can Dance Canda – Top 12

    Last week my power rankings were 1/3 and as we get lower in numbersit is getting pretty difficult, they are all so good.

    This week I am hoping to do better (Hey I was 3/3 two weeks ago!) here are my thought son the show… please comment with your thoughts and let’s see tomorrow who goes home.

    Melanie & Cody
    Jazz with Melissa Williams
    “Glory Box” Portishead - Dummy - Glory Box – Portishead

    I loved the scarf, I loved them, I loved the routine, I loved the outfits, I loved the chair, I loved the make-up, I loved the story… yes I am biased, I LOVE these 2 dancers. My fave of the night.

    Kim & Emanuel
    Hip Hop with Luther Brown
    “Respect my Conglomerate” Busta Rhymes, Jadakiss & Lil Wayne - Back On My B.S. (Bonus Track Version) - Respect My Conglomerate -Busta w/ Lil’W and JedaKiss

    Although there were parts not in unison, and he seemed uncomfortable much of the time, Kim really surprised me and brought it. I loved that she just “went for it” and (though not hard hitting) her tutting impressed me. Her hip shaking was sexy, she stole the routine for me.

    Jayme Rae & Daniel
    Contemporary with Blake McGrath
    “It Must have been Love” Kari Kimmel - Pink Balloon - EP - It Must Have Been Love -Kari Kimmel

    This routine gave me goosebumps. I loved that it was flowy and beautiful then abrupt and hard. The juxtaposition of the movements matched the emotion of the routine. Love and Marriage turned to heartache and pain. Blake is Brilliant!

    —————————————BOTTOM 3—————————————

    Tara-Jean & Everett
    Theatre with Sean Cheeseman
    “The Joint is Jumpin” Ain't Misbehavin' Company - Ain't Misbehavin' - The "Fats Waller" Musical (The 30th Anniversary Cast Recording) - The Joint Is Jumpin' – Ain’t Misbehvin’ (1978 Original Cast)

    There were some nice slides, flips and even an amazing tap solo. The part of this that caught my attention the most, however, was that CRAZY flip over near the end of the routine. My heart actually jumped and I got chills.

    Vincent & Amy
    Jive with Tony Meredith & Melanie LePatin
    “Pony Time” Chubby Checker - 20 Greatest Hits - Pony Time -Chubby Checker

    This was a high energy, fun-loving, fantastic routine. I thouroughly enjoyed it and I enjoy them – I just don’t know how to pick a bottom 3 this week.

    Austin & Corynne
    Salsa with Tony Meredith & Melanie LePatin
    “Calle Ocho” Pitbull - I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho) - EP - I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho) [More English Extended Mix] – Pitbull

    This routine was akward for me. I loved the Choreo but Corynne has these amazing legs she barely used to kick. Her hip shaking was barely there. The pairing was just uncomfortable for me. Austin brought it but it just didn’t work for me. I agree with Mia. I Think Bottom 3.

    If my bottom 3 are correct i suspect that Corynne & Austin go home…. *hides*

    September 22, 2009 I Written By

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    SYTYCDC 2 Top 16 Performance Music Review

    Hi guys. This is a new segment devoted to the music used on the show. I know we’ve posted up the song titles but we haven’t really got in depth as to how the music contributes (or not) to the choreography and how important the music is to So You Think You Can Dance Canada. I am going to go one-by-one through each of the routines and comment on the music used. This is for all you huge music lovers out there. 🙂

    Kim & Emanuel – Jazz
    Ciara ft. Justin Timberlake – Love, Sex, & Magic Ciara - Love Sex Magic (feat. Justin Timberlake) - Single - Love Sex Magic
    Wow! Let me just start by saying – what an exhilarating piece. Blake was right when he said it was going to be sexy and hard-hitting. I felt the boom’s and the ka’s and the sha’s – they were all hit in the right place. I love that Blake actually incorporated magic into the number. Since the song’s debut, it has been a song used in dances related to sexiness and just showing off what you got. It has got a nice, steady jazzy beat, perfect for the dance style. Also, the lyrics are quite simple – they are enough to show what the song is talking about – and it isn’t that hard to figure out. My favourite part was when Emanuel had to lick Kim’s boots when the song was actually talking about boots! It surely got the crowd going – perfect for an opening number. Ciara herself is a great performer. I loved that they used this song for a jazz routine but I can also see it used as a hip hop routine, as Ciara is an R&B singer.

    Amy & Vincent – Hip Hop
    Black Eyed Peas – Boom Boom Pow Black Eyed Peas - The E.N.D. (The Energy Never Dies) - Boom Boom Pow
    Personally, I am not a huge fan of BEP’s newest album, The E.N.D. Their older songs like “Where Is The Love?”, “Don’t Phunk With My Heart”, & “Dum Diddley” were used greatly on past SYTYCD America seasons. The BEP seem to be a big hit with SYTYCD. However, their new songs have a good beat but I don’t think they are as developed and mature as I’ve seen their music in the past. Now it all seems to be about making singles or “great” tracks with great beats. If you turn off the music and just watch them two dance, the whole thing seems a bit mediocre, and a little childish. Amy also seems to be hitting the moves harder than Vincent, but still not as hard as I’d like them to hit it. The music really helps a lot.

    Corynne & Austin – Contemporary
    The Fray – Never Say Never The Fray - The Fray - Never Say Never
    I am going to be a little biased here because I absolutely LOVE this song and The Fray. I do feel like this is the perfect song to be used for the piece. It always gets me during the “Don’t let me go, don’t let me go…” chorus because the repetition and emphasis is just so powerful – especially when the story of the piece actually relates to the lyrics. I must say – it somewhat disappointed me. There did not seem to be enough synchronization, fluidity and chemistry that I’d like to have seen. Corynne’s expression also seemed very forced and fake. The song calls for a mellow and desperate mood, but due to the dancers’ expressions and the choreography, I don’t think the song’s melody and tempo was used to it’s full potential. However, it was still very good.

    Melanie & Cody – Mambo
    Michi Sarmiento – Suena Ahora Michi Sarmiento - Salsa Latin Party, Vol. 1 - Suena Ahora
    This was a good song to use for the beach setting. However, I don’t think it had enough energy to carry off the repetitive and very juvenile choreography that was set for the two. Quite frankly, I thought this was the weakest of the performances that night, as much as I LOVE this duo. For the music, I would’ve used something funkier and something with more personality. “Jungle Drum” by Emiliana Torrini seems like a good song. It may not be your typical mambo music but it does have some tropical feel to it.

    TJ & Everett – Quickstep
    Hot Rolls Ragtime Band – Chicago Overture
    Why have they been given 3 ballroom dances in a row?! I am surprised that they haven’t been in the bottom 3 couples yet! I have a feeling that Tara-Jean will go far, but that’s beside the point. Anyway, I was surprised when they said the song was originally used for a certain brutal violent time that happened in Chicago in the past? The song was just so uplifting. The repeated Charleston’s that they did actually fit the trumpets in the song. Not a huge fan, but it fit well, I guess.

    Jayme Rae & Daniel – Hip Hop
    Ciara – Pucker Up Ciara - Fantasy Ride (Deluxe Version) - Pucker Up
    I don’t know this song very well but I feel like the choreography was pretty funky, just like the song. I actually would’ve preferred “Sweet Dreams” by Beyoncé in one of their hip hop dances. Sweet Dreams just has such a catchy upbeat rhythm and intense vocals. It drives your soul, literally. This was danced and choreography actually more fluid than I would’ve preferred it. Using Sweet Dreams would’ve fit it more, and the tempo and beat also seems to fit too.

    Jenna Lynn & Nicolas – Hustle
    Jamiroquai – Canned Heat Jamiroquai - Center Stage - Canned Heat
    When I imagined a one last dance for the end of the world, this is actually a song I would love to dance to. It fit the style and it fit the mood. More importantly, the choreography fit well with the song altogether. One of the songs that was better used.

    Natalie & Danny – Rhumba
    Perez Prado – Historia de un Amor Perez Prado Orchestra - King of Mambo - Historia de un Amor
    You lost me here. Was I supposed to believe that they were in love since the song is called “History of a Loved One”? It seemed like two nervous dancers forced to dance the rhumba to me! It was not passionate and it seemed like Danny wanted to eat Natalie. Anyway, enough with the dancers themselves. If this was supposed to be a dance of love and that rhumba is considered the “ballet of ballroom”, should it not be more technical, precise, elegant, and slower? I am not a huge expert on rhumba, but this to me looked so much better and had much better music than the one they used.

    From the time Natalie started doing her little wiggles on stage, I was wondering…corny. When they broke apart from each other back-to-back and the beat started coming in, it did not seem to follow the music at all. The song’s cymbals and horns were also just so annoying. 🙁

    There’s my first ever take on the show’s music! What did you think of the music used?

    September 11, 2009 I Written By

    So You Think You Can Dance Canada – Top 16 Results Show

    So my Power Rankings were not as accurate as last week. I only got 1/3 correct. [Last Week I got 3/3 correct woo!]

    The opening group routine was raw and rough. They danced to “Magalenha” (Sergio Mendes) I liked the routine overall though there were a few dancers who were off….


    Tara-Jean & Everett (Who I placed 6th (Bottom 3) in my Power Rankings) were safe.

    Kim & Emanuel (Who I placed 4th in my Power Rankings) were safe.

    Jenna-Lynn & Nicholas (Who I placed 7th (Bottom 3) in my Power Rankings) were NOT safe.

    Natalie & Danny (Who I placed 8th (Bottom 3) in my Power Rankings) were safe.

    Amy & Vincent (Who I placed 2nd in my Power Rankings) were NOT safe [This was a shocker for me]

    Jayme Rae & Daniel (Who I placed 1st in my Power Rankings) were safe.

    Melanie & Cody (Who I placed 5th in my Power Rankings) were NOT safe. [This was a HUGE shock for me! They were an early fave for me]

    Corynne & Austin (Who I placed 3rd in my Power Rankings) were safe.


    Jenna-Lynn – Had a fall, seemed frantic, didn’t bring anything really new or amazing to the stage this time… you could see the discouragement in her face… she knew she was going home.

    Amy – Very sexy and upbeat, I enjoyed it a lot

    Melanie – beautiful, this girl is amazing and I was glad we got to see her do a solo

    Nicholas – unique music for a B.Boy. I enjoyed it a lot.

    Vincent – fun and upbeat, enjoyed his kicks and choreo

    Cody – He just makes me smile…. I adore him and his dance was cute and quirky


    Jenna-Lynn & Nicholas went home.

    I was not surprised by Jenna-Lynn (I predicted she would go home this week.) and of the three boys, Nicholas was the one to go… though I really was shocked by the Bottom 3… as I said, I only predicted ONE of those 3 couples to be in the bottom 3… it was very shocking.

    September 9, 2009 I Written By

    I am a blogger and reality tv lover. I blog here for SYTYCD but mostly the Canada version, since I live in Vancouver BC. I also blog about other reality tv shows on my own blog

    So You Think You Can Dance Australia Winner – Talia Fowler

    Talia Fowler was announced the winner of So You Think You Can Dance Australia. The top 4 were incredible, but someone had to win and Talia Fowler definitely deserved it. I’m sad that the season of SYTYCDA is over, but luckily the US version is about to kick into gear. Make sure to check out all the previous SYTYCDA music.

    Check out the full writeup of the So You Think You Can Dance Australia Finale:
    Six months after auditions began, 18 year-old Talia Fowler has been crowned the worthy winner of the 2nd season of So You Think You Can Dance Australia.

    A former dancer with Queensland Ballet, Talia pipped Dubbo Hip Hopper Charlie Bartley, 19, for the $200,000 winner’s cheque.

    Third place went to Gosford Lyrical dancer Amy Campbell and fourth place to Gold Coast Jazz dancer Ben Veitch.

    After a national tour with our Top 10, Talia will head to the States to perform on So You Think You Can Dance America. And not just any show. Nigel Lythgoe revealed tonight that Talia will dance on the Season 5 Finale before an audience of more than 20 million!

    A brilliant technician with extraordinary dramatic range, she will be a fantastic ambassador for Australia and Australian dance. Congratulations, Talia!

    Spectacular Kelley Abbey Opening Routine
    Kelley Abbey has produced some brilliant group routines this season but her spectactular opening number for our Grand Final put everything else in the shade.

    To the Global Deejay’s anthemic “Everybody’s Free” Global Deejays - Everybody's Free (feat. Rozalla) - EP - Everybody's Free, a cast of Top 100 dancers provided a drop zone as our Top 4 descended on red silk banners, drawing shrieks of delight from the audience.

    Nigel Lythgoe & Mary Murphy spring a surprise
    Creator Nigel Lythgoe and special guest judge Mary Murphy dropped in from Las Vegas to give their congratulations to our Top 4. But they had an amazing surprise too. Tonight’s winner won’t perform on just any SYTYCD America show – they will dance on this season’s Finale!!!

    Top 4 Sarah Boulter Contemporary
    For the last time, Amy, Ben, Charlie and Talia danced together in a Sarah Boulter routine about the trials and tribulations of friendship. The track was “Broken Strings” James Morrison & Nelly Furtado - Songs for You, Truths for Me - Broken Strings from James Morrison (featuring Nelly Furtado).

    Selected Top 20 and Choreographers – “Kill Bill”
    Selected members of the Top 100 and the show’s choreographers performed a Nacho Pop and Juliette Verne routine to a number from the “Kill Bill” soundtrack.

    Leading ladies Lamb and Chanelle were supported among others by Don, Emmanuel, Sisqo, Pania, Danny, Max and Jesse, and by mentors Adam Williams, Travers Ross, Tiana Joubert, Nacho Pop, Marko, and Simon from Project Moda.

    NY Dance Company Pilobolus
    NY Dance Company Pilobolus might have appeared on Oprah and the Oscars but this will surely top that – a guest slot on the Grand Final of So You Think You Can Dance.

    Forever returns
    Jason’s favourite dancer from this season’s auditions, Forever, returned for the Finale, supported by soprano Joseph Bourke and an extraordinary orchestra.

    Optus Dance Crew Winners
    Winners of the Optus Dance Crew competition received their $5,000 prizes in person from Kelley Abbey – and got a free dance lesson that one young girl said made it “the best day of my life”.

    The 3 lucky winners were the Newcastle Dance Academy, which lost its studios in the 2007 floods; Ipswich High, which desperately needs a demountable dance hall; and the Graham Academy of Dance in Innisfail for much needed air conditioning.

    We can’t wait to see one of these young dancers appear on the show in the coming years. Thanks Optus!

    Talia’s Old Company appears on Dance
    Talia left Queensland Ballet to pursue her Dance dream. On this most important night of her life, her old company was here to support her – backed by two percussionists from Taikoz.

    Last chance – Supple Top 10 Routine
    That crazy guy, Supple, choreographed our amazing Top 10 in a Hip Hop routine to “Bounce/Boom Boom Pow” Black Eyed Peas - Boom Boom Pow - Single - Boom Boom Pow by MSTRKRFT feat. N.O.R.E. /Black Eyed Peas. This was the Top 4’s last chance to impress the voters before the lines were closed for 2009.

    Australian Ballet “Nutcracker – The Story of Clara”
    They wowed us last time. They’ve done it again. This time dance legend Graham Murphy was the choreographer with his retelling of Tchaikovsky’s famous Nutcracker. The Australian Ballet Dancers were Danielle Rowe and Andrew Killian.

    Loredo & Talia’s “Love Story” wins Macca’s moment of the year
    We’ve had some amazing routines on this year’s show but few would argue with this result. Talia & Loredo’s “Love Story” Taylor Swift - Fearless - Love Story, choreographed by Amè Delves is the winner of the McDonald’s “i’m lovin’ it” moment for the season. Congrats to Talia, Loredo, Amè – and Taylor Swift for the track.

    Amy & Damien – “Stepping Stone” Suitcase Rumba
    In Top 16 week, this was Amy’s “defining moment” – the routine that turned her from being a Bottom 3 dancer at Top 20 into a Top 4 contender for the title. Here she danced it again with partner, Damien. Did you notice the different ending? This time she left him. The choreographer was Jason Gilkison and the track was Duffy’s “Stepping Stone” Duffy - Rockferry - Stepping Stone.

    Ben & Pania – “Talk like that”
    Ben & Pania went back to the very beginning – to the very first routine from the Top 20 by Marko Panzic to The Presets’ “Talk like that” The Presets - Apocalypso - Talk Like That. You’ve come a long way, Ben.

    Talia & Loredo – “Love Story” Lyrical Jazz
    It was as good as we remembered. Talia & Loredo played Romeo & Juliet again in a Lyrical Jazz piece by Amè Delves to Taylor Swift’s “Love Story” Taylor Swift - Fearless - Love Story. Can we see it again please?

    Penny & Charlie – “Single Ladies”
    The season ended as it began with Penny & Charlie bringing the house down with Tiana Joubert’s routine to Beyoncé’s “Single Ladies” Beyoncé - I Am... Sasha Fierce (Deluxe Version) - Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It). How hard did they pop? How good was it to see Penny dancing again?

    Bonnie joins Jason G in choreography
    Judge Bonnie Lythgoe joined Jason Gilkison to choreograph Damien, Ash-Leigh and other exquisite dancers in a ballroom extravaganza to Bond’s “Explosion” Karaoke Star Explosion - James Bond Karaoke - Main Title from James Bond: Live and Let Die (Karaoke Version)

    Verdict time – Top 4 becomes Top 3
    Our Top 4 were invited onto the stage to hear Australia’s verdict. Amy and Talia were singled out and found that they were safe. That left Charlie and a very nervous Ben. Unfortunately it was Ben who missed out and tears welled in the eyes of this beautiful man.

    Ben’s tearful farewell
    After viewing his incredible journey, Ben thanked everyone including the production crew – “Jenny and Carlos, you rock” – but reserved special mention for his Mum, and his beautiful girlfriend, Zoe.

    Chicago – “All that jazz”
    As Amy, Charlie & Talia were left to ponder how much further they were going in the competition, Caroline O’Connor and the cast of the Chicago came on to perform “All the jazz” Catherine Zeta-Jones, Renee Zellweger & Taye Diggs - Chicago - Overture / And All That Jazz

    Top 3 Becomes Top 2
    The first dancer through to the final round was Charlie, leaving Amy and Talia with a 50/50 chance of making Final 2. Alas, for Amy, she would go no further. But she did emulate exactly her role model, Kate from last year – making Top 3.

    Amy’s Farewell
    Her farewell package reminded us of all her fabulous work and then she thanked her Mum, Dad, her sisters and the collective Central Coast population.

    Top 2 Dance Jason Gilkison routine
    To take into account all possible outcomes, Jason Gilkison created and worked up three fabulous Top 2 routines and Talia & Charlie were the lucky ones who got to perform it. Nice work, Jason G.

    The ultimate verdict
    With just two wonderful dancers left, Natalie announced that the winner of Season 2 of So You Think You Can Dance was Talia.

    Talia said that this had been “the most amazing personal growth journey” for her and she was now going to do “anything” because she was over her “insecurities” and was so much more confident because of her Dance experiences.

    Matt said Talia had been “the dark horse” of the competition, Bonnie said that she would “wow” the States, and Jason said that he wanted the winner to be the person who would best represent Australia. He believed we had got that.

    Commiserations, Charlie. Congratulations, Talia! Well done, Australia.

    April 27, 2009 I Written By

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

    So You Think You Can Dance Australia Top 4 Music

    Last night was the top 4 performances of So You Think You Can Dance Australia. The top 4 of So You Think You Can Dance has to be one of the best nights of the entire show. Everyone gets to dance with everyone and the very best dancers are on the stage to work their wonders. This night was no exception. Check out the music Charlie Bartley, Amy Campbell, Talia Fowler, and Ben Veitch’s used in their final dances to impress Australia.

    Charlie Bartley, Amy Campbell, Talia Fowler, and Ben Veitch (SYTYCDA Top 4) danced Hip Hop to the music of Janet Jackson – “All For You (Video Mix)” Janet Jackson - All for You - All for You choreographed by Supple

    Talia Fowler and Charlie Bartley danced Contemporary to the music of Duffy – “Warwick Avenue” Duffy - Rockferry - Warwick Avenue choreographed by Debbie Ellis Linnert

    Talia Fowler and Ben Veitch danced Tango to the music of Sarah Vaughan – “Whatever Lola Wants (Gotan Project Remix)” Sarah Vaughan & Gotan Project - Verve Remixed 2 - Whatever Lola Wants choreographed by Fabio Robles

    Amy Campbell and Ben Veitch danced Lyrical Hip Hop to the music of Kanye West – “Coldest Winter” choreographed by Travers Ross

    Amy Campbell and Charlie Bartley danced Samba to the music of Sergio Mendes feat. Sergio Mendes and Black Eyed Peas – “Mas Que Nada” Sergio Mendes - Timeless - Mas Que Nada (feat. The Black Eyed Peas) choreographed by Leeanne Bampton

    Charlie Bartley and Ben Veitch danced Jazz to the music of Billy Idol – “Dancing With Myself” Billy Idol - Billy Idol: Greatest Hits - Dancing With Myself choreographed by Cameron Mitchell

    Amy Campbell and Talia Fowler danced Contemporary to the music of Adam Freeland & Sarah Vaughan – “Fever (Adam Freeland Remix)” Adam Freeland & Sarah Vaughan - Verve Remixed 3 - Fever choreographed by Sarah Boulter

    The following is the music from the So You Think You Can Dance Australia top 4 solos:
    Charlie Bartley: Kings of Leon – “Revelry” Kings of Leon - Only By the Night (Deluxe Version) - Revelry

    Amy Campbell: Miley Cyrus – “The Climb” Miley Cyrus - Hannah Montana: The Movie (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) - The Climb

    Ben Veitch: Coldplay – “Viva La Vida” Coldplay - Viva la Vida - Viva la Vida

    Talia Fowler: Rihanna – “Take A Bow” Rihanna - Good Girl Gone Bad: Reloaded - Take a Bow

    April 20, 2009 I Written By

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

    SYTYCDA Top 6 Results Music

    A lot of people have been looking for the So You Think You Can Dance Australia top 6 results show music. I think people are definitely looking for the SYTYCDA solo music. Check it out:

    Group Dance: Justice – “Genesis” Justice - Cross - Genesis (Hip Hop; Choreographer: Tabitha & Napoleon)
    Guest Performers: Stomp
    Musical Guests: Duffy – “Rain On Your Parade” Duffy - Rockferry (Deluxe Edition) - Rain On Your Parade
    McDonalds I’m lovin’ it performance of the night: Talia Fowler & BJ Rorke (Hip Hop)

    Kat Risteska: Lil’ Wayne – “Got Money” Lil Wayne - Grammy Nominees 2009 - Got Money
    Talia Fowler: Des’ree – “Kissing You” Des'Re - Romeo + Juliet (10th Anniversary Edition) [Music from the Motion Picture] - Kissing You (Love Theme from Romeo & Juliet)
    Amy Campbell: Yael Naim – “Toxic” Yael Naïm - Yael Naïm - Toxic
    Charlie Bartley: The Goo Goo Dolls – “Iris” The Goo Goo Dolls - Dizzy Up the Girl - Iris
    BJ Rorke: The Ian Carey Project – “Get Shaky” The Ian Carey Project - Euro Club Hits, Vol. 7 - Get Shaky (Vocal Mix)
    Ben Veitch: Beyoncé Knowles – “Broken-Hearted Girl” Beyoncé - I Am... Sasha Fierce (Deluxe Version) - Broken-Hearted Girl

    Kat Risteska
    BJ Rorke

    April 6, 2009 I Written By

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    Top 6 So You Think You Can Dance Australia Music

    The following is the music from the top 6 of So You Think You Can Dance Australia. If you’re looking for past SYTYCDA music, you can find it here.

    Charlie Bartley, BJ Rorke, and Ben Veitch danced Hip Hop to the music of Mantronix – “King of the Beats” Scott Brown - 50 Happy Hardcore Tunes, Vol. 1 - King of the Beats choreographed by Supple

    Talia Fowler and BJ Rorke danced Jazz to the music of Yello – “How How” choreographed by Project Moda

    Talia Fowler and BJ Rorke danced Hip Hop to the music of T.I. feat. Justin Timberlake – “Dead and Gone” T.I. - Paper Trail (Deluxe Version) - Dead and Gone (feat. Justin Timberlake) choreographed by Tabitha & Napoleon

    Kat Risteska and Charlie Bartley danced Hip Hop to the music of Busta Rhymes feat. Ron Browz – “Arab Money” Busta Rhymes - Arab Money (Edited) - Single - Arab Money choreographed by Tabitha & Napoleon

    Kat Risteska and Charlie Bartley danced Tango to the music of Daniel Bedingfield – “Gotta Get Thru This (Acoustic)” Daniel Bedingfield - Gotta Get Thru This - Gotta Get Thru This choreographed by Jason Gilkison

    Amy Campbell and Ben Veitch danced Paso Doble to the music from Australian Cast of Jesus Christ Superstar – “Overture” Andrew Lloyd Webber - Jesus Christ Superstar - Overture (From "Jesus Christ Superstar") choreographed by Jason Gilkison

    Amy Campbell and Ben Veitch danced Contemporary to the music Secondhand Serenade – “Fall for You” Secondhand Serenade - A Twist In My Story (Bonus Track Version) - Fall for You choreographed by Amè Delves

    Amy Campbell, Talia Fowler, and Kat Risteska danced Broadway to the Original Broadway Cast of Cabaret singing – “Wilkommen” Various Artists - Soundtrack Masters: Wilkommen - Wilkommen (From "Cabaret") choreographed by Kelly Aykers

    April 5, 2009 I Written By

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