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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

July 20, 2011 I Written By

Season 8 Top 12 Performance Music

This may be one of the most important performance nights since we’re going to see our Top 12 cut down to the all-important Top 10. Here’s hoping the performances are amazing! I’ll be updating the music here live.

Sasha & Alexander’s Tony & Melanie Paso doble: I didn’t catch all of this, help if you can! Taylor Long & ? ‘s “Alley Dash Alley Dash - Destructive Drums 2 - Tremors/March of the Trolls” March Of The Trolls - Destructive Drums which is not on iTunes (that I can find)

Jordan & Tadd’s Travis Wall contemporary: Olafur Arnaldo’s “Brotsjor” – Ólafur Arnalds

Ryan & Rickey’s Spencer Liff Broadway: Frank Sinatra’s “All I Need Is the Girl” – All I Need Is the Girl - Francis A. & Edward K.

Caitlynn & Mitchell’s Christopher Scott hip hop: Lupe Fiasco ft. Eric Turner & Sway’s “Break the Chain” – Break the Chain (feat. Eric Turner & Sway) - Lasers (Deluxe Version)

Melanie & Marko’s Louis van Amstel tango: Gotan Project’s “Triptico” – Tríptico - La Revancha del Tango (Bonus Track Version)

Clarice & Jesse’s Christopher Scott lyrical hip hop: Boyce Avenue’s “Just the Way You Are” – Just the Way You Are - New Acoustic Sessions, Vol. 1

Sasha & Alexander’s Tyce Diorio jazz routine: Aretha Franklin’s “That’s Life” – That's Life - Aretha Arrives

Jordan & Tadd’s Spencer Liff Broadway: “Out Tonight” – Out Tonight - Rent (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) from the RENT soundtrack.

Ryan & Rickey’s Louis van Amstel cha cha: Enrique Iglesias ft. Ludacris & DJ Frank E’s “Tonight (I’m Loving You)” – Tonight (I'm Lovin' You) [feat. Ludacris & DJ Frank E] - Tonight (I'm Lovin' You) [feat. Ludacris & DJ Frank E] - Single

Caitlynn & Mitchell’s Travis Wall contemporary: Janis Joplin’s “Piece of My Heart” – Piece of My Heart - Janis Joplin's Greatest Hits

Melanie & Marko’s Dee Caspary contemporary: David J. Roch’s “Skin and Bones” – David J. Roch

Clarice & Jess’s Tony & Melanie jive: Robert Randolph & the Family Band’s “Ain’t Nothing Wrong with That” – Ain't Nothing Wrong With That - Colorblind (Deluxe Version)

July 13, 2011 I Written By

Season 8 Top 14 Performance Music

Check back for the full list of tonight’s music, updated live.

Justin Giles’s Top 7 Guys group contemporary routine: Damien Rice’s “Prague” – Eskimo (w/hidden tracks (this is a hidden track attached to “Eskimo”)

Melanie & Marko’s Ray Leeper jazz routine: Lady Gaga’s “Americano” – Americano - Born This Way (Bonus Track Version)

Sasha & Alexander’s Shaun Evaristo hip hop: Miguel’s “To the Moon” – To the Moon - All I Want Is You

Jordan & Tadd’s Toni Redpath smooth waltz: Secret Garden’s “Nocturne” – Nocturne - Dreamcatcher

Clarice & Jess’s Justin Giles “hard hitting” contemporary: Celeste Lear’s “Light Through the Branches” – Light Through the Branches - Looking Up from Underwater

Ashley & Chris’s Liz Lira salsa: Tito Puente’s “Mambo Beat” – Mambo Beat - Lo Mejor de Lo Mejor: Tito Puente

Ryan & Rickey’s Chucky Klampow jazz: David Bowie’s “Fashion” – Fashion - Best of Bowie

Caitlynn & Mitchell’s Mandy Moore contemporary: Celine Dion’s “To Love You More” – To Love You More - Let'S Talk About Love

Ray Leeper’s Top 7 Girls group jazz routine: Eartha Kitt’s “My Discarded Men” – Eartha Kitt

July 6, 2011 I Written By

SYTYCD Top 16 Performance Music

Last weeks results were tough to take, for sure. I’m interested to see if Ryan redeems herself because I know there’s been some backlash towards her in particular after last week’s cuts. I wonder how all of the dancers will perform after this first rough cut of the season.

Tyce Diorio Broadway/jazz routine with half the Top 16: Ray Charles’s “Hit the Road Jack” – Hit the Road Jack - Genius - The Ultimate Ray Charles Collection

Sasha & Alexander’s Dee Caspary contemporary: Cary Brothers’ “Belong” – Belong - Under Control (Bonus Track Version) I love Cary Brothers!

Caitlynn & Mitchell’s Jean Marc Genereaux samba: Alicia Keys ft. Beyonce’s “Put It In a Love Song” – Put It In a Love Song (feat. Beyoncé Knowles) - The Element of Freedom (Deluxe Version)

Miranda & Robert’s Tyce Diorio Broadway: “It Don’t Mean a Thing (If You Ain’t Got That Swing)” – Medley: It Don't Mean a Thing / Jumpin' At the Woodside - Swing (Original Broadway Cast Recording) from the “Sophisticated Ladies” soundtrack.

Melanie & Marko’s Nappytabs lyrical hip hop: Leona Lewis’s “I Got You” – I Got You - Echo (Deluxe Version)

Ashley & Chris’s Sonya jazz: Telepathe’s “Lights Go Down” – Lights Go Down - Dance Mother [They danced to the District 78 remix, but I didn’t see it on iTunes.]

Clarice & Jess’s Jean Marc Genereux foxtrot: Frank Sinatra’s “Fly Me to the Moon” – Fly Me to the Moon - Down with Love (Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture)

Ryan & Rickey’s Sonya contemporary: Robyn’s “With Every Heartbeat” – With Every Heartbeat (With Kleerup) - Robyn

Jordan and Tadd’s Nappytabs hip hop: David Guetta ft. Kid Cudi’s “Memories” – Memories (feat. Kid Cudi) - One More Love I *love* Kid Cudi.

Dee Caspary contemporary with the other half of the Top 16: The Civil Wars’s “Poison & Wine” – Poison & Wine - Barton Hollow

June 29, 2011 I Written By

Top 20 (Part 2) Performance Music

Here we go again, round 2 of the Top 20 performances. I’m excited to see everybody dance again, but so nervous about losing 4 of them tomorrow night. Crossing my fingers for my favorites…now…which makes it hard to type….

And a spoiler space, just in case…

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June 22, 2011 I Written By

SYTYCD Season 8 Top 20 Performance Music

I might need y’all’s help tonight because I’ll probably miss the show. Write us a comment and let us know what music played and what you think of it!

I can’t wait to see the episode, though. I especially want to see the Top 20 couples and see how my predictions pan out. 🙂

Spoilers below…

Jordan Casanova (Jazz) & Tadd Gadduang (Breakdancing)
– Dance: African Jazz
– Choreographer: Sean Cheesman
– Music: “Riding the Waves” — Afro Celt Sound System Riding the Waves - Volume 2: Release

Sasha Mallory (Jazz/Modern/HipHop) & Alexander Fost (Contemporary)
– Dance: Contemporary
– Choreographer: Travis Wall
– Music: “Stupid (Mark Bell mix)” — Sarah McLachlan [Note: This particular remix is not availale on iTunes, so here is the album version: Stupid - Closer - The Best of Sarah McLachlan (Deluxe Version)]

Clarice Ordaz (Jazz) & Jess LeProtto (Broadway)
– Dance: Broadway
– Choreographer: Tyce Diorio
– Music: “Me and My Baby” — Liza Minnelli Me and My Baby - The Best of Liza Minnelli

Ryan Ramirez (Contemporary) & Ricky Jaime (Contemporary)
– Dance: Lyrical HipHop
– Choreographer: Christopher Scott
– Music: “Ain’t No Sunshine” — Lighthouse Family Ain't No Sunshine - Lighthouse Family: Greatest Hits

Caitlynn Lawson (Contemporary) & Mitchell Kelly (Contemporary)
* Mitchell has a shoulder injury so Robert Roldan (Season 7) filled in
– Dance: Jazz
– Choreographer: Sonya Tayeh
– Music: “In For the Kill” (Skream’s Let’s Get Ravey Remix) — La Roux In for the Kill (Skream's Let's Get Ravey remix) - In for the Kill Remixes - EP

Miranda Maleski (Contemporary) & Robert Taylor, Jr. (HipHop)
– Dance: Jive
– Choreographer: Jason Gilkison
– Music: “Runaway Baby” — Bruno Mars Runaway Baby - Doo-Wops & Hooligans (Deluxe Version)

Missy Morelli (Jazz) & Wadi Jones (Breakdancing)
– Dance: Jazz
– Choreographer: Sean Cheesman
– Music: “Judas (R3HAB Remix)” – Lady Gaga Judas (R3HAB Remix) - Judas (Remixes)

Melanie Moore (Contemporary) & Marko Germar (Jazz/HipHop)
– Dance: Contemporary
– Choreographer: Travis Wall
– Music: “Turn to Stone” — Ingrid Michaelson Turn to Stone - Turn to Stone - Single

Ashley Rich (Contemporary) & Chris Koehl (HipHop)
– Dance: Hip-Hop
– Choreographer: Christopher Scott
– Music: “Forget You!” — Cee Lo Green Forget You - The Lady Killer

Iveta Lukosuite (Ballroom) & Nick Young (Tap)
– Dance: Quickstep
– Choreographer: Jason Gilkison
– Music: “The Ballroom Blitz” — Sweet The Ballroom Blitz - The Best of Sweet

June 15, 2011 I Written By