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SYTYCD Canada Top 20 Performances

Tonight was the Top performance show and I have compiled a list of the dancers, choreographers, music and a few thoughts.

I will power rank them at the end of this post – feel free to comment with your own thoughts.

Judges Tonight: Jean-Marc, Tre Armstrong, Rex Harrington, Mary Murphy.

Rodrigo & Lauren
Hip Hip – Luther Brown
“Look at me Now” Look At Me Now (feat. Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes) - Look At Me Now (feat. Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes) - Single – Chris Brown (ft. Lil’ Wayne & Busta Rhymes)

I really enjoyed this routine. We learned Rodrigo had an injury last week, as he walked on stage to do his solo/dance for his life he actually fell and hurt his neck. He had a minor concussion. He is better now and they two danced really well. It is kind of an awkward song for dance, but Luther choreographed it well and I thought they did a fantastic job.


Christian & Lindsay
Contemporary – Blake McGrath
“1+1” 1+1 - 4 – Beyonce

This was one of my favourites of the night. It was emotional and deep. It was about the importance of touch in relationships and was very sensual. I usually love Blake’s routines and this was no different.

JP & Denitsa
Jive – Danny Arbour (Past contenstent)
“Blue Suede Shoes” Blue Suede Shoes - The Essential Elvis Presley (Remastered) – Elvis Presley

This was a fast moving edurance dance. I thought they both did very well and was impressed to see Danny back choreographing for the show. It was in the middle for me tonight.

Carlena & Boneless
Dancehall – Jaeblaze
“Star Bwoy” Star Bwoy - Star Bwoy Riddim – Mavado

This was fun and had a good vibe. I am not sur ehow I feel about Carlena yet, some days I love her, others I just remember her crap-attitude and unfortunately it really puts that dark cloud over everything she does. Amazing dancer, yes, and hopefully that will continue to shine and cast away the bad attitude I remember. Overall this dance had the swagga’ it needed.


Kevin & Teya
Viennese Waltz – Pierre Allaire
“Good to You” Good To You (Featuring Kate Voegele) - Masterpiece Theatre – Marianas Trench

This was my least favourite dance of the night. It was slow, dull, boring and they really did not have a strong grasp of the steps. Granted, it is supposed to be a calm dance, but they didn’t glide across the dance floor – they kind of stumbled. It wasn’t horrific, and I couldn’t do any better, but it just didn’t entertain me. I predict this will be inthe bottom 3.

Geisha & Francois
Hip Hop – Tucker Barkley
“Roman’s Revenge” Roman's Revenge (feat. Lil Wayne) - Roman's Revenge (feat. Lil Wayne) - Single – Nicki Minaj (ft. Lil’ Wayne)

I enjoyed this routine. The costumes were a bit strange, but the choreo was good and they delivered it well. Compared to the rest of the night, it was about middle rating, but entertaining and fun!

Adam & Yulia
Samba – Gustavo Vargas
“Samba” Samba - Beats Around The Bush – Ganga Giri

This was really really fast. I think Yulia did better than Adam, but together it seemed a little chaotic, frantic and just off. Granted, it was fast, but it went from “fast – wow!” to “fast – what?” and I predict they may end up in the bottom three.

Melissa & Shane
Contemporary – Sabrina Matthews
“This Year’s Love” This Years Love - White Ladder – David Gray

This was amazing! Sabrina Matthews always choreographs such amazing pieces and this one was about a friend helping another friend through HIV AIDS. The topic was emotional, but these two dancers nailed it. THey brought raw emotion and amazing lifts, I was in tears! The judges agreed and got quite emotional connecting the dance to experiences of loved ones lost from AIDS. One of my favourites of the night!

Shelaina & Matt
Hustle – Maria Torres
“Melody of Love” (Wanna Be Loved) Melody of Love (Wanna Be Loved) - Endless Summer – Donna Summer

I usually like Maria Torres’ work and was excited to see a Hustle, but was disappointed. I do not know enough about the genre to say if it was the choreo or the dancing or just the song, but it was really slow and felt almost like it had to be choreographed at half time or something. I was bored besides a few nice lifts and spins. I think it may put them in the bottom three.

Jordan & Joey
Jazz – Sean Cheesman
“That’s Life” That's Life - Nothing But the Best - The Frank Sinatra Collection (Remastered) – Frank Sinatra

By far my favourite of the night! This dance was athletic, comedic, completely in sync and absolutely fantastic! Judges called these two a power couple and I couldn’t agree more. Jordan was an early favourite for me in auditions and tonight I think she quickly became Canada’s favourite! The two of them nailed the facial expressions, comedic moments, dance moves and chemistry! The story was a first date at the movies and the boy wants a kiss and tries to get one… it was so funny – once I find it I will post it for those of you who don’t get CTV to watch… really fantastic!

With that said here are my rankings for the night – please comment if you agree or disagree.

Top 3:

-Jordan & Joey
-Melissa & Shane
-Christian & Lindsay

Middle 4:

-Rodrigo & Lauren (almost top 3)
-JP & Denitsa
-Geisha & Francois
-Carlena & Boneless

Bottom 3:
-Adam & Yulia
-Shelaina & Matt
-Kevin & Teya

We will see if I am right, it is sad because the bottom 3 couples are not necessarily my least favourite dancers, they just didn’t pull through tonight for some reason.

What do you think?
Stay Tuned for Results tomorrow, Tuesday, July 19, 2011 at 8pm Local time on CTV. I will post the results here tomorrow night.

Random Comment: Am I the only one who dislikes Leah Miller? I know I always say it, but she is way too young to have that much botox! Her outfit tonight was so strange! An orange skirt that went up her back and a purple long sleeved shirt that was tied up to show her upper torso? I wish Cat Deely could do our show here too 😉

[Photo Source: CTV]

July 18, 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

SYTYCD Canada – TOp 22 becomes 20 after first elimination

I apoligize for posting this late, I had my wisdom teeth out Tuesday morning so I have been delayed in posting.

Meet the TOP 22 Dancers here

Moses suffered an injury and was replaced by Quebec’s Adam Asselin-Rioux, who almost made Top 22 originally.

Monday Night’s routines were as follows:

Salsa: Lindsay and Christian
(choreographed by Tony Meredith and Melanie LaPatin)
“Salsa Dura” Salsa Dura - Mi Tumbao Social – La Excelencia

Contemporary: Jordan and Joey
(choreographed by Stacey Tookey)
“For the People” For the People - For the People - Single – Mark Huculak

Hip-hop: Denitsa and JP
(choreographed by Tucker Barkley)
“Somebody to Love” Somebody to Love - My World 2.0 (Bonus Track Version) – Justin Bieber

Contemporary: Shelaina and Matt
(choreographed by Sabrina Matthews)
“The Nutcracker: Act II: Tableau 3: Pas De Deux: The Sugar-Plum Fairy & Prince Orgead The Nutcracker: Act II: Tableau 3: Pas De Deux: The Sugar-Plum Fairy & Prince Orgead: A - Danseur (Tarantella); B - Danseuse (Dance Of The Sugar-Plum Fairy) Coda - Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker - Glazunov: Les Sylphides – Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra/Ondrej Lenard AND “Sofi Needs a Ladder” Sofi Needs a Ladder - 4x4=12 (Deluxe Version)Deadmau5

Musical Theatre: Yuliya and Adam L.
(choreographed by Melissa Williams)
“Oh Boy” Oh Boy! - The – Buddy Holly

Rumba: Cassandra and François
(choreographed by Eric Caty and Kelly Lannan)
“Alone Again” Alone Again (Original Mix) [feat. Jump Smokers] - Alone Again (Feat. Jump Smokers) - EP - Single – Alyssa Reid (feat P. Reign)

Hip-hop: Carlena and Boneless
(choreographed by Steve Bolton)
“Super Bass” Super Bass - Pink Friday (Deluxe Version) – Nicki Minaj

Contemporary: Teya and Kevin
(choreographed by Stacey Tookey)
“You Lost Me” You Lost Me - Bionic (Deluxe Version) – Christina Aguilera

Cha Cha: Lauren and Rodrigo
(choreographed by Gustavo Vargas)
“El Sol De La Noche” El Sol de la Noche - El Agua de la Vida – Salsa Celtica

New Disco: Geisha and Adam A.
(choreographed by Melissa Williams)
“Edge of Glory” The Edge of Glory - Born This Way (Bonus Track Version) – Lady Gaga

Afro Jazz: Melissa and Shane
(choreographed by Sean Cheesman)
“Umoya We Nkosi” Umoya We Nkosi - Grace – Soweto Gospel Choir

*I apologize if some music is under wrong couple, let me know in the comments and I can switch up – the wisdom teeth surgery had me loopy*

Tuesday was Results Night…

The Top 22 Group routine was choreographed by Luther Brown.
Hip-hop Routine: On the Floor (feat. Pitbull) On The Floor (feat. Pitbull) - LOVE? (Deluxe Edition) – Jennifer Lopez

So You Think You Can Dance Canada’s results show is only 30 minutes, so we really get down to it quicker than the USA version.

CTV writes:

Each of the bottom six dancers had 30 seconds to dance for their lives. First up was Cassandra performing a jazz routine, followed by Lauren’s salsa number and finally, Geisha’s lyrical contemporary performance.

The guys took to the stage next. François kicked it off (literally!) with a high energy jive, followed by Rodrigo’s hip-hop routine that had the audience shrieking with excitement. Last up, Adam A. combined contemporary moves with b-boying tricks.

At that point, Adam and Cassandra were sent home, leaving only the Top 20 for next week. Talk about short-lived for Adam A?! Ah well…

Get to know the SYTYCD Canada Dancers better here

Adam A and Cassandra were sent home Tuesday night.

[EMILIE’S UPDATE 7.18.11
Cassandra danced to Martin Solveig & Dragonette’s “Hello” – Hello - Hello - Single
Lauren danced to Robin Thicke’s “Everything I Can’t Have” – Everything I Can't Have - The Evolution of Robin Thicke (Deluxe Edition)
Geisha danced to: Sia Fuler’s “I’m In Here” – I'm In Here (Piano/Vocal Version) - We Are Born
Francois danced to Sue Foley’s “Gotta Keep Moving” – Gotta Keep Moving - Where the Action Is
Rodrigo danced to Danny Fernandes ft Shawn Desman’s “Feel It” – Danny Fernandes
Adam danced to Ron Pope’s “A Drop in the Ocean” – A Drop In the Ocean - Daylight ]

July 16, 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

Meet SYTYCD Canada’s Top 22

With our first So You Think You Can Dance Canada Season 4 Performance Show airing tomorrow night, Monday, July 11, 2011 on CTV – – – I thought I would share a little bit more about the dancers.

CTV has posted quite a bit of information on each dancers bio – which I have linked to for each dancer if you wish to read more about any of them.

Here are SYTYCD Canada’s Top 22 Dancers:

Adam LoPapa, 19 – Woodbridge, ON (Jazz)


Carlena Britch, 20 – Vancouver, BC (Hip Hop, Locking)

Cassandra Flammini, 19 – Etobicoke, ON (Jazz)


Christian Millette, 28 – Montreal, QC (Ballroom)

Denitsa Ikonomova, 24 – Montreal, QC (Ballroom)

Dwayne “Boneless” Gulston, 23 – Toronto, ON (Hip-Hop, Popping)

François Pruneau
, 26 – Trois-RiviĂ©res, QC (Ballroom)

Geisha Chin, 19 – Toronto, ON (Contemporary)

Joey Arrigo, 19 – Newmarket, ON (Contemporary)

Jordan Clark, 19 – Tottenham, ON
(Contemporary)

JP DubĂ©, 19 – Montreal, QC (Hip-Hop)

Kevin Howe, 22 – Ottawa, ON (Contemporary)


Lauren Lyn, 24 – Toronto, ON (Salsa)

Lindsay Leuschner, 19 – Stouffville, ON (Contemporary)


Matt Marr, 20 – Quispamsis, NB (Contemporary)


Melissa Mitro, 23 – Richmond Hill, ON (Contemporary)


Moses Layco, 26 – Winnipeg MB (Contemporary)

Rodrigo Basurto, 26 – Toronto, ON (Hip-Hop)

Shane Simpson, 23 – Thornhill, ON (Jazz)

Shelaina Anderson, 20 – Edmonton, AB (Contemporary)

Teya Wild, 23 – North Vancouver, BC (Hip-Hop)

Yulia Zavadska, 29 – Toronto, ON (Latin)

[Source: CTV]

July 10, 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

SYTYCD Canada Top 20 Revealed

SYTYCD Canada Season 4 Top 20 revealed tonight

I was out of town so I have not posted any of the other audition details, but if you are interested I can do that this week.

Tonight the Top 20 were revealed. If you do not want to know who made it yet, do not read on…. you have been warned.

Judges on hand included Mary Murphy, Tre Armstrong, Luther Brown, Blake McGratha nd of course, Jean Marc Genereux.

I was so sad to see some of my favourites go…. but excited to see some awesome, talented dancers make it.

Here are Canada’s Top 20 Dancers for this season:

Males:

  •  JP Dube
  • Boneless – Dwayne Gulston
  • Christian Millette
  • Joey Arrigo
  • Adam LoPapa
  • Moses Layco
  • Francois Pruneau
  • Matthew Marr
  • Shane Simpson
  • Rodrigo Basurto
  • Kevin Howe

Females:

  • Cassandra Flammini
  • Teya Wild
  • Jordan Clark
  • Carlena Britch
  • Melissa Mitro
  • Geisha Chin
  • Shelaina Anderson 
  • Denitsa Ikonomova
  • Yuliya Zavadska
  • Lindsay Leuschner
  • Lauren Lyn

No, your math is not off, they did a TOP 22 again!!!

There were some emotional rejections. Derek with green and purple mohawk cried and dropped to the ground. Snarky Jo called it “bologna” and acted “too cool” for the show. 

Miss attitude Carlena sat alone in a room after her behaviour towards other dancers and production made judges question if she deserves to be in the Top 20. Of course she ended up making it, but I don’t think it is fair to see people act that way and be given this great opportunity. Then again, Shelaina Anderson had attitude in her early years of auditioning, then finally learned from her mistakes and made it last year… only to hurt her foot. But she too is being gien a chance this season, so let’s see how it goes for both of these seemingly reformed  “brats”

Here is the Top 22:

July 5, 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