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SYTYCD Canada Season 4 Starts June 20 on CTV

This is amazing… right?

I can not wait for SYTYCD Canada Season 4, but what a busy summer it will be with SYTYCD USA and SYTYCD Canada…. My PVR (Canadian version of a DVR) will be my life-saver recording all the episodes for me 🙂

Recognize past dancers?  Amanda, Natalie, Jeff and Jonathan from Season 3!

June 14, 2011 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 SYTYCD Canada Top 12 – More of a Summary this week

Sorry I am late posting I am going out of town tomorrow… which means… I won’t ge tto see results show tomorrow. I will post a discussion post and on Monday when I get a chance to watch results I will do post on it.

ok, let’s get started – I won’t actually power rank tonight simply because I have to pack and head out of town early! SO here is tonight’s summary

Judges:
Jean-Marc, Tre, Blake, Luther and Mary Murphy!

Denys & Janick
Paso Doble – Nattali & Francis
Espana Cani – Manhattan Pops Orchestra – España
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It was powerful and strong, which is what I expected from Denys but was impressed with from Janick. I don’t know much about the dance, but Mary Murphy does and she was hooting and hollering – so I think it was good. Luther called Denys the strongest ballroom dancer ever on the show! Blake said Denys was his fave dancer on the show period.

Jeff & Danielle
Contemporary – Stacey Tookey
Elephant in the Room – Richard Walters – Elephant
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As always Stacey Tookey choreographs a stunning piece. Both danced it beautifully. They got rave reviews from the judges and I can tell this week will be tough! Great jumps and spins and there was one where they went into each other like it would be a crash or a lift but they jerked to each side and joined as one – amazing!

Edgar & Charlene
Salsa – Gustavo Vargas
La Voz del Caribe – Eddie Palmieri – La
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It was spicy, hot. Both brought it – I just hope the voters call in. Edgar has been in the bottom too often. Now however, we have all fantastic dancers so it will be even tougher. They both did AMAZING lifts, spins flips and tricks BUT their last big move did NOT happen and it was pretty obvious… also in the middle her shoe was caught in dress, but she fixed it and went right into her leap – well done!

Mackenize & Amanda
Adro-Jazz – Sean Cheesman
Drumming Circle – Professional Trance – Drumming
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It was, as Sean’s pieces often are, interesting and dynamic. Amanda truly is all legs and arms – but it made the spins around all the more amazing. They worked well together although there were a few moments of slight hiccps, Mackenzie shoed amazing strength lifting her upside down. It was fast and energizing. Loved the body slide at the end. Tre called it animalistic which was a great description!

Claudia & Jonathan
Hip Hop – ShoTyme
The One – Mary J Blige ft Drake – The
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I think I’ve made it clear that I feel Claudia is not very cersatile or tlaented outside of her genre. That being said, she brought it tonight. I almost believed it. Jonathan outshined her in my opinion BUT she really got it better than I expected.

Nathalie & Sebastian
Disco – Maria Torres
You Should be dancing – BeeGees – You
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There were some nice lifts. Disco is togh. I think they did well. I really love Sebastian! It is going to be tough to see someone go home – but it will happen tomorrow night (and I am so sad to miss it)

Who do you think the bottom 3 are?

Who is going home?

September 29, 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 14 Results Show SYTYCD Canada

Judges:
Jean-Marc, Tre, Sean, Mia

Opening:
Luther Brown Choreographed
“Hello (Good Morning)” – Diddy – Hello

The opening number was AMAZING! The costumes, the moves, everything! It was awesome!

Leah Miller had exciting news – SYTYCD Canada Season 4 Auditions start this November. Click here for more.

Results…

Amanda & Sebastian – SAFE
Claudia & Denys – SAFE
Jonathan & Nathalie – Dancing for their lives
Shavar & Kloe – Dancing for their lives
Charlene & Mackenzie – SAFE
Janick & Jeff – SAFE
Edgar & Danielle – Dancing for their lives

Comments:

Well my Power Rankings were WAY off [1/3]. It was one of the few times I ignored Canada’s voting “trends” and went based on ONLY my opinion… I know Edgar keeps getting bottom 3 but last night, he was amazing! I hoped with the couple switch up’s Canada may not be so silly to put him in the bottom, but they did – again!

Solo’s

Nathalie – holy shiny pants! Sharp movements, really fantastic!
Kloe – a little strange and different but maybe that is a good thing?
Danielle – very pretty and passionate, some big leaps and lunges.

Jonathan – Pure, natural talent. Beautiful to watch his passion on stage.
Shavar – shirtless and hard-hitting-smooth. Lot’s of grinding and thursting.
Edgar – His solo’s are always amazing, he knows he truly IS dancing for his life each time. It was truly awesome and funky!

Going Home:

-Kloe
-Shavar

Comments:

Of the three girls I agree with Kloe going home, though I would have chosen Claudia over all. I am sorry to Claudia lovers, I DO LOVE HER TOO but in ballroom. I haven’t seen her excel outside her genre. Similarly with the bottom 3 guys, Shavar would be the one to send home because he isleast experienced. Nonetheless, it is getting tough to see them go home!

September 23, 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 SYTYCD Canada Top 14

They switched Monday night to Wednesday night and it really felt like a long wait from last week to this week. Tonight’s Show was really good and I am struggling with who should be inthe bottom (well I know two but the third I am not sure)

They switched up the couples this week also which will surely change the voting as well.

Judges:Jean-Marc, Tre, Mia and Sean

************* TOP 3 *************
1. Danielle & Edgar
Contemporary – Sabrina Matthews
“Whataya Want From Me” – Adam Lambert – Whataya
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Wow! This was awesome! Sabrina did a great job and the dancers really put everything into it! The story was a woman helping her partner come back after suicide. It was powerful. The movement was sharp and expressive. I really loved this routine! I hope Canada agrees. I know Edgar has spent a lot of time in the bottom 3.

2. Mackenzie & Charlene
Jive – Danny Arbour (1st season)
“Magic” – BoB – Magic
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This was amazing! Charlene really stood out for me, not only her sexy outfit but the energy and attitude. There were some awesome slides, lifts and kicks. Goosebumps! Easily Top 3.

3. Kloe & Shavar
Theatre – Melissa Williams
“Your Song” – Elton John – Your
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I loved the costumes and the story of the magical street lamp. It was very theatre-esque. There were some nice lifts and spins as well as a lot of smooth partnered movements. They captured the characters well… Shavar’s face totally told a story! I think Canada may disagree with this one but I loved it.

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

4. Janick & Jeff
Hip Hop – Luther Brown
“Gangsta Luv” – Snoop Dogg – Gangsta
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It was hard-hitting, smooth if that makes any sense? They really worked it nicely and it was entertaining. I debated between 3 and 4 for this one.

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

5. Jonathan & Nathalie
Jazz – Blake McGrath
“Teenage Dream” – Katy Perry – Teenage
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It was not Blake’s best piece but it was very good. He is definitely paying homage to Katy Perry this season isn’t he? It was what he set it out to be, cute and fun. It did get a bit creepy (as it often does with Jean-Marc) as he complimented her legs, but overall it was just light and fun.

6. Amanda & Sebastian
Contemporary – Stacey Tookey
“Hyperballad” – Whitley – Hyperballad
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Lot’s of legs and arms indeed. Some of the movements were so unusual but beautiful. They fit together really well and had that passion. I enjoyed it and I love them both but it didn’t resonate or connect with me as much despite the moving “story” of a couple who lost their child. I think Canada will vote for it but I am going with my own thoughts this week.

7. Claudia & Denys
Samba (Capoeira) – Gustavo Vargas
“Que Coisa Louca” – Samba Squad – Que
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This was like a major workout to even watch. Non-stop movement and a focus on capoeira. They demonstrated some major strength and energy. Unfortunately it was out of synch and at times a bit chaotic. Claudia really only excels in her area (in my opinion) but struggles in any other style of dance.

***I think Claudia should go home. She just is not versatile enough. I love her, she is amazing but she has one style. I don’t which guy I would send home…

Thoughts?

September 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

New Show on CW – Hellcats features SYTYCD Alumni

I always like hearing about SYTYCD Alumni going on to great projects after the show.

Hellcats is a new show on the CW that is filming here in Vancouver. The pilot was great and including it there has only been two shows that have aired. I noticed last seasons Alex Wong’s brother Jeremy Wong right away, as well as Jeff from SYTYCD Canada.

Check out this clip and see if you can find them:

You can Follow Jeremy on Twitter @thejeremywong.

Another familiar face scheduled for the show is Allie Bertram, runner-up from SYTYCD Canada Season 1:

Cochrane Times Writes:

The 21-year-old dancer, a runner-up on the first season of So You Think You Can Dance Canada, will be on TV screens on the CW Network series Hellcats, set to premiere this September.

Bertram, who hails from the Bearspaw area, will play a member of a college cheerleading squad on the show, which stars Ashley Tisdale and Alyson Michalka, and is set to be the network’s answer to Glee.

The role, as one of the members of the “evil” cheer team from the fictional Memphis Christian University, is the biggest acting role to date for Bertram, who has had a number of smaller roles in TV shows like Supernatural and Being Erica

How exciting is that?

I wouldn’t be surprised to hear of many more past SYTYCD dancers being cast. It is a great show so far and if you haven’t seen it you should check it out on the CW Wednesday evenings.

Aly Michalka plays the lead and she was also in the movie Easy A which I saw last night… oddly enough AS I was leaving Easy A I saw Aly and a few Hellcats co-stars leaving the movie too! She was very sweet and took a photo with me – she said her friends wanted to see Easy A too cute!

September 19, 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 16 Results Show – STYCD Canada

Power Rankings last night were 1/3 correct… there goes my streak… I disagree with tonight’s Bottom 3… but let’s look at the whole show…

Opening Number
Louis Prima’s “Sing, Sing Remix” –Sing,
Sergio Trujillo, choreographer of “Jersey Boys”

Opening Routine was fun and quirky. Girls in flapper style outfits, boys in top hats and vests… loved the look. The towel throwing didn’t work as they were too out of synch but the chairs worked well.

Judges:
-Stacey Tookey
-Rex Harrington
-Tre Armstrong
-Jean-Marc Genereaux

Results:

Janick & Shavar – safe
Nathalie & Mackenzie -safe
Danielle & Sebastian – safe
Amanda & Denys – dancing for their lives
Kloe & Jonathan – safe
Charlene & Jeff – dancing for their lives
Claudia & Edgar – safe
Kirsten & Jesse – danving for their lives

Comments:

I really feared Kirsten and Jesse or Claudia and Edgar would be in the bottom. I don’t think, based on last night, either of them should have been and I am happy for Claudia and Edgar but really, Kirsten and Jesse did amazingly last night. Charlene and Jeff, similarily, were amazing, I put them in my Top 3!! Sad at these Bottom 3.

Solo’s – Dancing for their lives

Females

Amanda – strong movements, a bit sloppy at the end but passionate
Charlene – violent movements that didn’t quite work for me but she was nervous clearly
Kirsten – slow powerful movements.

Notes – Amanda & Charlene’s first time dancing for their lives. Charlene & Kirsten are both Vancouver girls.

Males
Denys – upbeat, entertaining, fun solo!
Jeff – another fantastic solo long legs and all over the stage
Jesse – passionate, moving, awesome!

Notes – Honestly all three did such an amazing job on their solo!!

Leaving

Kirsten

Jean-Marc said he is disappointed in Canada for voting the best three dancers into the bottom. Based on being in the bottom more than the others, she is going home.

Jesse

Tre to wonders what Canada is thinking when they vote. She is upset with the results. Thinks all solo’s were dynamic display of talent. He broke down at the news. He made a plea to Canada to vote and change these results. I think it may be interpreted wrong, but I know where he was coming from.

Thoughts?

I just can’t believe it really… I mean, repeatedly in the bottom leads to going home but I wish Canada would vote more.

September 14, 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

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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