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Season 8 Finale Part 1 Thoughts and Discussion

Tonight’s Part 1 of the Season 8 finale. I’m going to post my thoughts live and I hope you’ll join in the discussion. Let us know what you think?

Spoiler space, just in case…

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August 10, 2011 I Written By

SYTYCD Season 8 Finale Part 1 Music

Who knows what tonight’s going to bring? I can’t wait to find out!!

Melanie and Marko danced a Doreana Sanchez disco to: Donna Summer’s “I Feel Love (12″ Version)” – I Feel Love (12

Sasha and All-Star Mark danced a Sonya Tayeh jazz to: Deadmau5’s “Raise Your Weapon” – Raise Your Weapon - 4x4=12 (Deluxe Version)

Tadd and All-Star Joshua danced a Lil C hip hop to: Ace Hood’s “Hustle Hard” – Hustle Hard - Blood Sweat & Tears (Deluxe Edition)

Melanie and All-Star Robert danced a Stacey Tookey contemporary to: Sinead O’Connor’s “Sacrifice” – not on iTunes yet.

Sasha and Marko danced a Spencer Liff Broadway to: Ella Fitzgerald’s “Whatever Lola Wants” – Whatever Lola Wants - Ella Sings Broadway

Melanie danced her solo to: Peter Bradley Adams’s “Song for Viola” – Song for Viola - Leavetaking

Marko danced his solo to: Joshua Radin’s “The Fear You Won’t Fall” – The Fear You Won't Fall - Unclear Sky - EP

Sasha and Tadd danced a Mark Ballas cha cha to: Basement Jaxx’s “Raindrops” – Raindrops - Scars (Bonus Track Version)

Marko and All-Star LoFro danced a Tessandra Chavez contemporary to: Me’Shell NdegĂ©ocello’s “Shirk” – Shirk - The World Has Made Me the Man of My Dreams

Tadd danced his solo to: Jessie J’s “Mamma Knows Best” – Mamma Knows Best - Who You Are

Sasha danced her solo to: Rachael Yamagata’s “Be Be Your Love” – Be Be Your Love - Happenstance (Deluxe Version)

Melanie and Sasha danced a Stacey Tookey contemporary to: Ahn Trio’s “Heart Asks Pleasure First” – Heart Asks Pleasure First - Ahn Trio: Lullaby for My Favorite Insomniac

Marko and Tadd danced a Chuck Maldonado gumboot stepping routine to: Outkast’s “B.O.B.” – B.O.B. - Stankonia

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Season 8 Top 10 Thoughts and Discussion

SOOOOOO extremely happy to see Neil Patrick Harris as the guest judge. I adore him and I’m not surprised he’s a fan of the show or of Cat Deely. She cracked me up when she said, “You’re not popular at all,” after all the cheering for Neil and then told Nigel the audience didn’t have any energy left for him. Lol.

My live thoughts follow, so I guess I’ll put in a spoiler space here…

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July 20, 2011 I Written By

Season 8 Top 10 Performance Music

I’m so excited to see the routines tonight – Top 10 is always a great moment in the season and I’m excited to see what the All-Stars bring to the table. Many of them were All-Stars last season, we we already know they’re great, but it will be nice to see them interact with new dancers. And oh yes, I’m sure the music will be incredible. 🙂 Here we go…

Marko danced a Jason Gilkison samba with Chelsie to: Kate Hudson’s “Cinema Italiano” – Cinema Italiano - Nine (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Sasha danced her solo to: Duffy’s “Syrup & Honey” – Syrup & Honey - Rockferry

Jordan danced a Desmond & Dwight contemporary with Brandon to: Jessie J’s “Who You Are” – Who You Are - Who You Are

Jess danced his solo to: Harry Connick, Jr.’s “Come By Me” – Come By Me - Come By Me

Tadd danced a Chuck Maldanado hip hop with Comfort to: Chris Brown ft Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes’s “Look At Me Now” – Look At Me Now (feat. Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes) - Look At Me Now (feat. Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes) - Single

Melanie danced her solo to: Angus & Julia Stone’s “You’re the One that I Want” – You're the One That I Want - Big Jet Plane - EP

Mitchelle danced a Tyce Diorio Broadway with Melody to: “Take Off With Us” Take Off With Us - Fosse (Original Broadway Cast Recording) – from “All That Jazz”

Rickey danced his solo to: Cassidy Haley’s “Daylight Breaks” – Daylight Breaks - Little Boys and Dinosaurs

Clarice danced her solo to: Crookers ft. Roisin Murphy’s “Royal T” – Royal T (House of House Remix) [feat. Roisin Murphy] - Southern Fried & Tested, Vol. 3

Caitlynn danced a Miriam & Leonardo Argentine tango to: Orquesta Color Tango’s “Malajunta” – Malajunta - Con Estilo Para Bailar

Mitchell danced his solo to: John Legend’s “This Time” – This Time - Evolver

Sasha danced a Christopher Scott hip hop to: Dorothy Moore’s “Misty Blue” – Misty Blue - Misty Blue

Jordan danced her solo to: Lykke Li’s “Tonight” – Tonight - Youth Novels (Special Edition)

Jess danced a Stacey Tookey contemporary with Kathryn to: Christina Perri’s “The Lonely” – The Lonely - Lovestrong. (Deluxe Version)

Tadd danced his solo to: Robin Thicke’s “Everything I Can’t Have” – Everything I Can't Have - The Evolution of Robin Thicke (Deluxe Edition)

Melanie danced a Jason Gilkison Viennese waltz with Pasha to: Tina Arena’s “Everybody Hurts” – Everybody Hurts - Songs of Love & Loss

Caitlynn danced her solo to: Florence & the Machine’s “Cosmic Love” – Cosmic Love - Lungs (Deluxe Edition)

Rickey danced a Tyce Diorio jazz with Allison to: Tori Amos’s “Precious Things” – Precious Things - A Tori Amos Collection - Tales of a Librarian

Marko danced his solo to: Gavin DeGraw’s “More Than Anyone” – More Than Anyone (Stripped Version) - Chariot - Stripped

Clarice danced a Nakul dev Mahajan Bollywood with Robert to: “Aila re Aila” – Aila Re Aila - Khatta Meetha (Music from the Motion Picture) from the “Khatta Meetha” soundtrack

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SYTYCD Season 7 Top 6 Performance Music

We’ve seen some great music so far this season, in my opinion. I’m ready for some more. Bring it, SYTYCD.

Dancer: Lauren Froderman
All-Star: Twitch Boss
Style: Hip-hop
Choreographer: Nappytabs
Song: Ludacris and Nicki Minaj’s “My Chick Bad” – My

Dancer: Jose Ruiz
All-Star: Allison Holker
Style: Contemporary
Choreographer: Sonya Tayeh
Song: Jon Brion’s “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Theme” from the soundtrack (not on iTunes, the link is for Amazon, which was the same situation with the Beck cover of “Everybody’s Gotta Learn Sometime” from This“>my recent suggested music post).

Dancer: Robert Roldan
All-Star: Lauren Gottlieb
Style: Tyce Diorio
Choreographer: Jazz
Song: My Time with the Thrill Kill Kult’s “Wasted Time” – Wasted

Adechike’s danced a solo to Maxwell’s “This Woman’s Work” – This

Dancer: Kent Boyd
All-Star: Kathryn McCormick
Style: Jazz
Choreographer: Sonya Tayeh
Song: Janelle Monae’s “Tightrope” – Tightrope And here’s a link to download it for free from rcrdlbl, as our reader Lisa pointed out on my free music post.

Robert danced a solo to Trevor Hall’s “Parachutes” – Parachutes

Lauren danced a solo to Elisa’s “The Waves” – The

Dancer: Adechike Torbert
All-Star: Comfort Fedoke
Style: Lyrical Hip-hop
Choreographer: Nappytabs
Song: Alicia Keys’ “Fallin'” – Fallin'

Jose danced a solo to James Browns’ “Give It Up or Turnit a Loose” – Give

Kent danced a solo to Boyz II Men’s “End of the Road (acapella)” – End

Dancers: Lauren Froderman and Robert Roldan
Style: Samba
Choreographer: Dmitry Chaplin
Song: Debi Nova’s “Drummer Boy (SYTYCD remix)” – Drummer (the regular version, NOT the SYTYCD remix, which isn’t available yet as far as I know)

Dancers: Adechike Torbert and Jose Ruiz
Style: Paso doble
Choreographer: Dmitry Chaplin
Song: James Dooley’s “The Arrival Arrival/Rampage Rampage/Continued Existence Continued

Dancers: Kent Boyd and Billy Boyd (as played by Twitch Boss)
Style: Steppin’
Choreographer: Chuck Maldonado
Song: Kid Sister’s “Pro Nails (Rusko remix)” – Pro

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