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What are the SYTYCD Canada Top 18 Dancers Most Proud of?

Last night they asked SYTYCD Canada’s dancers what they were most proud of… Here are their answers:

Amanda – Keeping an over 90% average in school
Denys – Graduating from Julliard
Janick – overcoming insecurities especially a tummy scar from surgery as a baby
Shavar – giant cheque he won from dance contest
Julia – her son
Jesse – family
Charlene – her young dance students
jeff – family
Danielle – conquering dyslexia
Sebastan – new ability to do home renovations
Mackenzie – family
Nathalie – being a part of Olympic opening ceremonies
Kirsten – work ethic
Jera – graduating Royal Winnipeg ballet in two years
Claudia –the dance school Francis and her opened
Edgar – his diverse training
Kloe – how mentally prepared for competition she is this year
Jonathan – overcoming health problems

September 7, 2010 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 www.mandysmind.com

Power Rankings for SYTYCD Canada Top 18

Last Week’s Power Rankings were accurate so we will see how I do this week.

The judges main message to viewers was to VOTE!!!! So I encourage everyone tonight to please do just that… VOTE VOTE VOTE!!!

This was challenging because some of the routines were good but came from dancers who have been repeatedly in the bottom 3… so, with all things considered here are my thoughts…

Please feel free to comment if you agree, disagree or have anything to add or say. I am not even 100% sure I agree with my ranking, it was really hard tonight.

********** TOP 3 **********

1. Danielle & Sebastian – contemporary – Sabrina Matthews
Gunnin’ – Hedley – Gunnin'
1-866-977-4606

Emotional Concept of struggling with eating disorders. Beautiful and powerful movements. Very strong total goose bumps awesome routine. My fave of the night.

2. Charlene & Jeff – Hustle – Maria Torres
That’s Where the Happy People Go – The Trammps – That's
1-866-977-4604

Some amazing twists, flips and lifts I actually got goose bumps with the one major trick. I really enjoyed the routine. It was challenging and they pulled it off wonderfully.

3. Janick & Shavar – Hip Hip – Luther Brown
Lil Freak – Usher ft Nicki Minaj – Lil
1-866-977-4602

Much harder hitting than last week. Smooth groove. She impressed me and he was predictably good in his genre. I kept moving this up and down but decided on third place. It was awesome.

********** MIDDLE **********

4. Natalie & Mackenzie – Cha Cha – Gustavo Vargas
I like it – Enrique Inglasis ft pitbull – I
1-866-977-4605

It felt a bit slow for me but other than that it was really fun and sexy. The judges loved it but they seem to almost love everything don’t they? So much for critiques.

5. Kirsten & Jera – 90s Hip-Hop – ShoTyme
Now that we found the love – Heavy D & The Boyz ft Aaron Hall – Now
1-866-977-4607

Old School Love. Lot’s of old bounce moves that brought me back. A bit off at times but totally fun and gave me a good laugh remembering when people really danced this way.

6. Amanda & Denys – Quick Step – Tony & Melanie
Feelin’ Good – Colin James – Something
1-866-977-4601

Fast and fun. Nice flips and spins. Some rocking out that made it more enjoyable to watch than most quick steps.

********** BOTTOM 3 **********

7. Claudia & Edgar – Jazz – Sean Cheesman
Imposible – Shontelle – Impossible
1-866-977-4608

Slow start. Amazing lift spin, great chemistry for one week together. Goosebumps at times which usually means top 3 but I just don’t think it will happen based on their history so far. I hope they stay out of the bottom three this week, this routine was amazing! I am putting them 7th but I feel like they should be about 4th based JUST on tonight.

8. Kloe & Jonathan – West Coast Swing – Benji Schwimmer
Clocks – Vitamin String Quartet – Clocks
1-866-977-4609

This was a really challenging routine that didn’t feel west coast swing. Benji is amazing and the two danced really well. It was beautiful to watch. I just think it was a bit too much that didn’t fully come together.

9. Julia & Jesse – Contemporary – Stacey Tookey
Falling – Florence and the Machine – not on iTunes, so try “Heavy in Your Arms” – Heavy from the Eclipse soundtrack.
1-866-977-4603

Beautiful piece by Stacey however Melissa was right it lacked connection at times and a few lifts seemed flawed. That being said I enjoyed the routine but it was tough to pick a bottom 3 and this is just how they measured up for me overall. I don’t think I’ve ever put a Tookey routine in bottom three… eek!

September 6, 2010 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 www.mandysmind.com

Favourite Dance Moves from SYTYCD Canada’s Top 20

They did a brief segment on Monday’s Performance Show where each Dancers said their favourite dance move. It was very quick, I even watched it three times, but I missed a few details – here is the basics of what they said:

Jonathan – switch ups
Danielle – jumps
Jeff – jumps
Kloe – Side swipe jumps
Yonni – wiggle?
Denys – samba
Sebastian – twist back arch attitude
claudia – Rhumba “the dance of love”
Julia – jive kicks
Charlene – illusions
Mackenzie – turn illusions
Bree – Hand movementa
Nathalie – Slow controlled
Kirsten – Turning
Jera – Piroettes
Shavar – Chest pop
Amanda – Turn lay back
Janick – Jerky move
Jesse – 540
Edgar – Simple groove internal bounce

I hope I got the right dancers with the right moves….

September 1, 2010 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 www.mandysmind.com

Top 20 Results Show SYTYCD Canada

I am happy that my power rankings were correct this week.

Here is a Summary of Tonight’s Results Show:

Opening Number:
“Jai Ho” – Slumdog Millionaire
Longinus Fernandes

This was amazing! The colours, the moves, the synchornization, everything was absolutely stunning!

Judges:
Luther Brown
Tre Amrstrong
Jean-Marc Genereux
Special GUest – Mia Michaels

First 5 Couples out:
Charlene & Jeff – SAFE
Nathalie & Mackenzie – SAFE
Claudia & Yonni – Dancing for their lives
Kloe & Jonathan – SAFE
Julia & Jesse – SAFE

So far my Power Rankings were correct… let’s see how the rest of the results go…

Next 5 couples out:
Kirsten & Jera – Dancing for their lives
Danielle & Sebastian – SAFE
Amanda & Denys – SAFE
Bree & Edgar – Dancing for their lives
Janick & Shavar – SAFE

After last week’s horribly inaccurate Power Rankings, I am glad to see I was accurate this week.

Solo’s – Dancing for their life:

Males:
Yonni – sexy and great attitude
Jera – beautiful, acrobatic with lot’s of spins a nice combo of his styles
Edgar – smooth but hard, great swagga

Females:
Claudia – Sexy but didn’t bring as much as I would expect dancing for your life
Kirsten – beautiful movement she seemed really nervous and shakey
Bree – my favourite of the three ladies she used the whole stage high and low

Sent home:
-Bree
-Yonni

Thoughts:

Bree danced the best solo but was weakest out of the three when looking at their entire body of work so far. I was shocked by Yonni the most, I thought Edgar would go home.

And now we have a Top 18, check back next Monday for power rankings and next Tuesday for results. We will also have other fun things posted throughout the week.

August 31, 2010 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 www.mandysmind.com

SYTYCD Canada TOp 20 Can’t Live Without…

This week’s clips of the SYTYCD Canada Dancer’s has them answer the question, “What one thing can you not live without?”

Here were their responses:

Bree – earplugs to sleep
Edgar – chain (his bling necklace)
Denys – milk for strong bones
Amanda – deodorant because she sweats dancing
Jera – dance belt “man thong” because he needs support
Kirsten – dance bag with her ballet shoes and vitamins
Mackenzie – ham and pineapple pizza “it’s Fruit and meat mmmm”
Nathalie – bread and cheese which she grew up eating
Yonni – espresso he needs 3 a day
Claudia – her dog
Jeff – yoga mat
Charlene – shoes
Jesse – sunglasses
Julia – travelling
Sebastian – ice cream
Danielle – heart necklace which is a symbol for family so they are always close
Janick – eye make up remover because as a dancer she wears a lot of makeup and needs to take it off
Shavar – boxer briefs
Kloe – bronzer her nick name is “Orangey” ha ha ha
Jonathan – backpack “Man purse”

Some of these were very sentimental (Danielle for example) while others were hilarious (intentional or not)

I love the little clips before they dance, getting to know the dancers a bit more. Can’t wait for next week’s Top 18 question / clip.

If you were producer what question or clip would you want to see before the dance?

Tune in Tonight when the Top 20 becomes the Top 18

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 www.mandysmind.com

Power Rankings for SYTYCD Canada Top 20

Last week I failed at my rankings, then again, most agree Canada failed at voting, but I digress. Here are my thoughts based on tonight’s performances.

Please feel free to comment if you agree, disagree or have anything to add or say.

********** TOP 3 **********

1. Amanda & Denys – Contemporary – Sabrina Matthews
Perfect – Hedley
1-877-977-4602

I liked the story, A girl finds out she is terminaly ill, and her boyfriend feels bad he cant help her. Sabrina Matthews created a master piece. I got goosebmps and that usually equals a Top 3 rankings. There was beautiful movement and it was emotionally moving. I loved it! Well danced!

2. Jeff & Charlene – Contemporary – Stacey Tookey
Breathing – Alisa Turner
1-877-977-4606

Based on a real story from a letter from a depressed person who used her daughter to pull through. Stacey is amazing. Goosebumps and you know what that means.. Top 3 ranking… It was in their genre so it had to be wonderful. Very beautiful!

3. Kloe & Jonathan – Jazz – Blake McGrath
California Gurls – Katy Perry ft Snoop Dogg
1-877-977-4610

Very fun theme, sexy and hot… perfect song choice. Thank goodness she took off those heels – yikes! Blake’s choreo is always hot and quite precise. This had some great moments but was mostly just fun to watch. I think people will vote for it because of that reason. I had no idea Kloe had a bad ankle she pulled through that routine without me noticing which is why I put this 3rd and not 4th.

********** MIDDLE **********

4. Nathalie & Mackenzie – Hip Hop – Sho-Tyme
All I do is Win – DJ Khaled ft T-Pain, Ludacris, Snoop Dogg and Rick Ross
1-877-977-4604

I love hip hop overall and these two did a good job, Mackenzie is pretty to look at so that helps. There were some very fast moments that could have been a little but more precise but I enjoyed watching it. I was stuck between my top 3 & 4 to be honest. Kloe dancing through a bad ankle is what put them above this routine, barely.

5. Sebastian & Danielle – Theatre – Sean Cheesman
No Good Deed – Idina Menzel – Wicked Soundtrack
1-877-977-4608

Nice twists and lifts. It was very interesting to watch. I enjoyed it a lot. I think people will vote for them.

6. Jesse & Julia – Samba – Tony Meredith & Melanie LaPatin
Cuban Pete – isweat music
1-877-977-4607

Julia’s favourite of her 5 areas of dance I expected her to nail it and she did. Jesse was a fast learner it seemed, he had me convinced, holy hips! The wardrobe change by her was hot, although her dress started to fall apart she danced through it.

7. Shavar & Janick – Krump – Lil C
Whatever – Buckmouth
1-877-977-4609

Funky outfits, he had a tin can on his junk (as Mia pointed out) Shavar was harder hitting than she was but that wasn’t a surprise, neither hit hard enough for krump though. Still, It was “bucc”. But they were out of synch almost the entire time which kind of made it look a mess for me. Loved Lil C calling himself a Warriogropher.

********** BOTTOM 3 **********

8. Jera & Kirsten – Paso Doble – Francis LeFreniere & Natalli Reznik
Iron Might / Mind Control – Position Music
1-877-977-4603

Dramatic movements, lights outfits, the end spin was amazing but the drop was a bit hard at the end. It was good. Not great. I love these two dancers so I hate putting them in the bottom 3 but based on tonight that is where they fall… I don’t see them going home though.

9. Claudia & Yonni – Foxtrot – Danny Quillam
Telephone – Lady Gaga ft Beyonce
1-877-977-4605

Modern music with a not-so-modern dance style, hot outfits, felt a bit slow for the music until the steps around the stage. Mixed results from the judges. I wasn’t feeling it personally but can see the artistic, uniqueness about it. A juxtaposition between tradition and modern… very interesting.

10. Bree & Edgar – Dancehall – Jaeblaze
Clarks (feat Popcaan and Gaza Slim) – Vybz Kartel
1-877-977-4601

Smooth, he is harder hitting than she (hip hop background, vs contemporary) I wasn’t a fan overall. There were moments of good but also moments of random nothing. Luther said it was good dancehall, what do I know about it? Just average for me.

I really have a tough time ranking these dancers… Please let me know your thoughts in the comments below.

August 30, 2010 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 www.mandysmind.com

Top 10 Females SYTYCD Canada Season 3

Since some people can’t get SYTYCD Canada I thought I would share the dancers promo shot and video clip for everyone. I have included a poll at the end so you can use what you’ve seen here and on the show (if you are able to watch it) and choose your favourite from the Top 20 (10 females and I will do a 10 males post also)

Amanda Cleghorn, 19, Mississauga, Ont.

 

Bree Wasylenko, 22, Toronto

I can’t find her audition from this year, but this is her last year…

 

Charlene Hart, 22, Abbotsford, B.C.

Claudia Primeau, 26, Montreal

Danielle Gardner, 21, Surrey, B.C.

Janick Arseneau, 20, Bathurst, N.B.

I can’t find Janick’s audition either, but I did find this cute video montage of her as a kid and now dancing, dancing, dancing…

Julia Harnett, 27, Calgary

Kirsten Wicklun, 20, Vancouver

Kloé Schultz, 20, North Bay, Ont.

Again this is last year’s audition.

Nathalie Heath, 23, Surrey, B.C.

Now you can vote for your favourite.


(polls)

I will post the Males in a bit.

August 25, 2010 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 www.mandysmind.com

Top 22 Results Show SYTYCD Canada

I realize last night in my Power Rankings I didn’t predict who would go home… I will try to do that for next week in addition to the actual rankings.

Here is a Summary of Tonight’s Results Show:

Opening Number:
Zombie – “Fela” Original Broadway Cast
Bill T Jones choreographed

First 3 Couples out:
Janick & Shavar
Nathalie & Mackenzie
Kirsten & Jera
All 3 are safe.

Next 2 couples out:
Hanni ( & TJ ) – Dancing for his life
Charlene & Jeff – SAFE

Personally this shocked me, since I rated Hanni & TJ’s dance as my favourite of the night.

The rest of the couples came out:
Amanda & Denys – SAFE
Danielle & Sebastian – SAFE
Bree & Edgar – Dancing for their lives
Claudia & Yonni – SAFE
Julia & Jesse – Dancing for their lives
Jonathan & Kloe – SAFE

Solo’s – Dancing for their life:
Males:
Hanni – Strange padding outfit but strong solo.
Edgar – Smooth moves, nice swag but not too many tricks or fancy moves.
Jesse – The best solo of the three in my opinion. Sharp moves, seemed very precise and passionate.

Females:
Bree – She seemed frantic at times but overall beautiful mocement.
Julia – I really loved her solo, it was an unusal song choice (country) for ball room but she worked it with lot’s of kicks and spins. It was my favourite of the two solo’s.

Of course, there was no third female solo because Shelaina was out injured.

Sent home:
-Hanni – not unanimous
-Shelaina – injury related.

Thoughts:

Doctors decided she can not dance due to her injury, therefore she was sent home. Seems the SYTYCD USA Injury Curse has struck Canada too, I hope it ends here. I also hope Shelaina returns… after last year’s attitude I was glad she smartened up this season and am truly sad she has to leave on these terms.

I am sad that my #1 power ranking went home… Hanni. I honestly feel like part of this early voting and decision making is related to screen time and how well viewers get to know the dancers before the performances.

And now we are down to Top 20…

Hopefully my Power Ranking Predictions improve…. or some of you can help me out in the comments section next time?

August 24, 2010 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 www.mandysmind.com

So You Think You Can Dance Canada Top 20 Reveal

I’ve been away for a few days and between AJ, Emilie and me we will get caught up on the music posts ASAP.

Now, onto tonight’s Top 20 Reveal.

The first thing you need to know is that it became a TOP 22!!! 11 males and 11 females will be on the show.

Here is who made it:

Males:
Jesse Weafer, 26, Aurora, Ont.
Shavar Blackwood, 25, Toronto
Mackenzie Green, 20, Regina
Yonni Fournier, 27, Montreal
Jeff Mortensen, 22, Edmonton, Alb
Denys Drozdyuk, 25, Toronto, Ont
Hani Abaza, 26, Ottawa, Ont
Jera Wolfe, 19, Inverness, N.S.
Edgar Gilbert – Reyes, 22, Calgary, Alb
Sebastian Mersch, 21, Toronto, Ont
Jonathan Arsenault, 26, Kitchener, Ont.

Females:
Amanda Cleghorn, 19, Mississauga, Ont
Kirsten Wicklun, 20, Vancouver, BC
Shelaina Anderson, 19, Edmonton, Alb
Charlene Hart, 22, Abbotsford, BC
Julia Harnett, 27, Calgary, Alb
Janick Arseneau, 20, Bathurst, N.B.
Claudia Primeau, 26, Montreal Que
Danielle Gardner, 21, Surrey, BC
Nathalie Heath, 23, Surrey, B.C.
Kloé Schultz, 20, North Bay, Ont.
Bree Wasyenko, 22, Toronto, Ontario

Also:
Justin (Tap) will perform a solo in finale

What do you think?

After choosing the top 10 males they brought Jonathan out to let him know he would be part of the top 22.
During the females they brought out the last 3 girls, who didn’t know about the top 22 and that they all made it.

Some of the “yes” and “no” comments were so cruel, more than usual… “YOu just aren’t top 20 material I am sorry…. you are TOP 10”

Those poor dancers, it’s a wonder they don’t have heart attacks on the spot!!!

Anyways, that’s your TOP 22!!

CTV has Top 22 photo shoot album up here.

August 22, 2010 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 www.mandysmind.com