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So You Think You Can Dance 2009 Top 12 Music

Sorry that this is getting posted a little late. Both Emilie and I are traveling right now. Plus, I had issues last night at the hotel I’m staying at. Better late than never I guess. Hopefully you’ll all be forgiving. Here’s the list of music from the SYTYCD 2009 top 12:

Ellenore Scott and Ryan Di Lello danced a Lindy Hop to the song “I’ve Got To Be a Rug Cutter” Boilermaker Jazz Band - You Do Something to Me - I've Got to Be a Rug Cutter—The Boilermaker Jazz Band choreographed by Carla Heiney
Ellenore Scott and Ryan Di Lello danced a Broadway to the song “Razzle Dazzle” Richard Gere - Chicago - Razzle Dazzle from Chicago choreographed by Spencer Liff
Kathryn McCormick and Jonathan “Legacy” Perez danced a Jazz to the song “So Deep” Hot Chip - So Deep - Single - So Deep—Hot Chip choreographed by Sonya Tayeh
Kathryn McCormick and Jonathan “Legacy” Perez danced a Viennese Waltz to the song “Your Guardian Angel” The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus - Don't You Fake It - Your Guardian Angel—The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus choreographed by Jean-Marc Généreux and France Généreux
Karen Hauer and Victor Smalley danced a Tango to the song “Montserrat” Orquesta del Plata - Bajofondo Tango Club - Montserrat—Orquesta del Plata choreographed by Tony Meredith and Melanie LaPatin
Karen Hauer and Victor Smalley danced a Hip-Hop to the song “Moving Mountains” Usher - Here I Stand (Deluxe Version) - Moving Mountains—Usher choreographed by Laurie Ann Gibson
Mollee Gray and Nathan Trasoras danced a Hip-Hop to the song “Ring-a-Ling” Black Eyed Peas - The E.N.D. (The Energy Never Dies) - Ring-a-Ling—Black Eyed Peas choreographed by Jamal Sims
Mollee Gray and Nathan Trasoras danced a Can-Can to the song “Cancan Suite” —Offenbach/Ponchielli choreographed by Tyce DiOrio
Noelle Marsh and Russell Ferguson danced a Samba to the song “Hips Don’t Lie” Shakira - Oral Fixation, Vol. 2 - Hips Don't Lie (feat. Wyclef Jean)—Shakira choreographed by Tony Meredith and Melanie LaPatin
Noelle Marsh and Russell Ferguson danced a Contemporary to the song “A Case of You” Diana Krall - Live in Paris - A Case of You—Diana Krall choreographed by Tyce DiOrio
Ashleigh Di Lello and Jakob Karr danced a Lyrical Jazz to the song “Time Flies” Lykke Li - Youth Novels (Special Edition) - Time Flies—Lykke Li choreographed by Sonya Tayeh
Ashleigh Di Lello and Jakob Karr danced a Cha-Cha to the song “Cha Cha Heels” (Ralphi Rosario Radio Edit) Rosabel Featuring Jeanie Tracy - Cha Cha Heels - EP - Cha Cha Heels
Rosabel feat. Jeanie Tracy choreographed by Jean-Marc Généreux and France Généreux

Also, take a look back at all the previous SYTYCD 2009 music.

November 25, 2009 I Written By

Just call me Charlie...but where are my angels?

Channing and Kevin’s “Signature Moves”

We just said goodbye to Channing and Kevin, but I thought I’d post their “signature moves” from the SYTYCD website. I like both of the moves, and Kevin shows some personality! It would have been fun to see these two continue to grow out the show, but I have no doubt they have big careers ahead of them.



I’ll post their exit interviews when they become available, hopefully it will be soon!

November 19, 2009 I Written By

Noelle Marsh Before SYTYCD

I want Ariana to come back so much – but it would be at the expense of Noelle Marsh, due to her injury (and who knows if she’d be allowed to come back later since she didn’t really get to compete in the Top 20). So I thought I would remind myself why I like Noelle Marsh, too, and I watched this YouTube video of her dancing with another dancer named Karla Allen. Enjoy!

October 29, 2009 I Written By

So You Think You Can Dance Season 6 Couples

It’s time for the predictions of the So You Think You Can Dance Season 6 couples. Yes, this is really serious business. You partner on So You Think You Can Dance can completely change how well you do on the show (for good and bad). Will we see an amazing couple like Benji and Donyelle? Will we see interesting couples like Allison and Ivan? Oh the combinations we could talk about.

Also, I can’t help, but say that this website has the best readers/commenters. They’re amazing. On that note, I asked one of the readers of this site, Christine, if she’d predict the SYTYCD season 6 couples. Here’s her predictions:
Billy Bell – Pauline Mata
Legacy – Kathryn
Jacob Karr – Karen Hauer
Russell Ferguson- Ellenore Scott
Ryan DiLello – Channing Cooke
Kevin Hunt – Noelle
Peter Sabasino – Mollee
Victor Smalley – Bianca
Nathan Trasoras – Ariana Debose
Philip Attmore – Ashleigh DiLello

Here’s Christine’s explanation of how she came up with these couples:
This is based on heights (from what I could see), personality dynamic, and a combination of power couples and underdog couples. Also genre diversity would help, but there’s a whole lot of contemporary girls. I could be a little biased for some of them, and I understand that some of them appeared to have great chemistry together on camera, but it doesn’t mean they get paired together sadly.

Which couples would you like to see happen on So You Think You Can Dance season 6?

October 26, 2009 I Written By

Just call me Charlie...but where are my angels?

So You Think You Can Dance Season 6 Top 20

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The following is the complete list of the So You Think You Can Dance Top 20.

So You Think You Can Dance Season 6 Top 20 Boys:
– Jonathan “Legacy” Perez (breakdancing)
– Victor Smalley (contemporary)
– Billy Bell (contemporary)
– Ryan Di Lello (latin ballroom)
– Nathan Trasoras (contemporary/hip hop)
– Phillip Attmore (tap)
– Peter Sabasino (tap)
– Russell Ferguson (krump)
– Jakob Karr (contemporary)
– Kevin “K-Bez” Hunte (hip hop)
so you think you can dance season 6 top 20 guys

So You Think You Can Dance Season 6 Top 20 Girls:
– Bianca Revels (tap)
– Ashleigh Di Lello (latin ballroom)
– Pauline Mata (hip hop/contemporary)
– Karen Hauer (ballroom)
– Mollee Gray (contemporary)
– Ellenore Scott (contemporary)
– Noelle Marsh (contemporary)
– Channing Cooke (contemporary)
– Ariana DeBose (contemporary)
– Kathryn McCormick (contemporary)
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More commentary and discussion on the top 20 tomorrow. Not to mention some video introductions of they SYTYCD season 6 top 20. We’re finally here!!

October 22, 2009 I Written By

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SYTYCD Top 20 Music

I’m so excited to see the new Top 20. Who will excite me as much as Jeanine and Evan and Phillip and Janette and Ade and Randi and Jason and Kayla and Kupono  Brandon and Caitlin and Melissa? Also, I can’t wait to see how accurate Margaret’s spoilers turn out…

I have a feeling I’ll need LOTS of help with the music today, though. 🙂

“no montage”: “Battle” Colbie Caillat - Coco - Battle-Colbie Caillat

David’s audition: “Touched” VAST - Visual Audio Sensory Theater - Touched-VAST

Billy’s audition and progress: “To Build a Home” The Cinematic Orchestra - Ma Fleur - To Build a Home-Cinematic Orchestra

Peter’s journey in Vegas: “Walking on Air” Kerli - Love Is Dead - Walking On Air-Kerli

“no montage”: “The End Where I Begin” The Script - The Script - The End Where I Begin-The Script

Mollee and Noelle are both through: “You’re My Best Friend” Queen - Queen: Greatest Hits I & II - You're My Best Friend-Queen

There wasn’t many new songs in this episode – guess they must’ve taken pieces of songs and used them all over, cause there were just a few.

October 21, 2009 I Written By

So You Think You Can Dance – Second Vegas Episode Music

As we get closer and closer to Top 20, I get more excited. I can’t wait to see who emerges as Vegas week progresses. And how many more Dave Tweedie tunes pop up. Lol. Let’s see how all those favorites we discussed do tonight. Everybody cross your fingers for your favorite dancers.

The music might be crazy tonight – and I think it will be. Hope y’all are ready to help me out with whatever I miss. ;”)

Opening montage: “Escape” Craig Armstrong - Plunkett & Macleane (Original Motion Picture Score) - Escape-Craig Armstrong

montage: “Ultimate Contest” James Dooley - Position Music - Orchestral Series Vol. 2 - Ultimate Contest-James Dooley

Laurie Ann Gibson routine: “Green Light” John Legend - Evolver - Green Light (Afroganic Mix) [feat. André 3000]-John Legend ft. Andre 3000

Matt Hauer cut: “All Broken Hearts” Tyrone Wells - Remain - All Broken Hearts-Tyron Wells

Russell Ferguson’s small group: “I’m a Brass Band” New Broadway Cast - Sweet Charity - I'm a Brass Band-from Sweet Charity

montage between groups: “Crank It Up” Ashley Tisdale - Guilty Pleasure (Bonus Track Version) - Crank It Up-Ashley Tisdale

Mollee Gray’s group: “Beautiful” Akon, Colby O'Donis & Kardinal Offishall - Freedom - Beautiful -Akon ft. Colby O’Donis & Kardinal Offshall

scared of Mia Michaels: “Halloween Theme” John Carpenter - Halloween: 20th Anniversary Edition - Halloween Theme-John Carpenter

Mia Michael’s contemporary routine: “Walking on Air” Kerli - Love Is Dead - Walking On Air-Kerli

montage after Mia’s, over Legacy’s “better dancer” arc: “Sideways” Citizen Cope - The Clarence Greenwood Recordings - Sideways-Citizen Cope, not “A Falling Through” Ray LaMontagne - Gossip In the Grain - A Falling Through-Ray LaMontagne like I thought – good call Andrea!!

Tyce Diorio’s girls’  Broadway routine: “There’s Gotta Be Something Better Than This” New Broadway Cast - Sweet Charity - There's Gotta Be Something Better Than This -from Sweet Charity

clip from Ashley & Ryan’s first audition: “Poker Face” Lady GaGa - The Fame - Poker Face-Lady Gaga

17 girls going through having fun montage: “Good Girls Gone Bad” Cobra Starship - Hot Mess (Deluxe Version) - Good Girls Go Bad (feat. Leighton Meester)-Cobra Starship ft. Leighteon Meester

Tyce Diorio’s boys’ Broadway routine: “It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me” Billy Joel - Greatest Hits, Vols. 1 & 2 - It's Still Rock and Roll to Me -Billy Joel

montage (boys getting cut): “Made for Glory” Landon Pigg - The Boy Who Never (Bonus Track Version) - Made for Glory-Landon Pigg

Billy Bell solo: “To Build a Home” The Cinematic Orchestra - Ma Fleur - To Build a Home-The Cinematic Orchestra

last solos montage: “Shooting Star (Party Rock Mix)” David Rush - Shooting Star (feat. LMFAO, Pitbull & Kevin Rudolf) [Party Rock Mix] - Single - Shooting Star (feat. LMFAO, Pitbull & Kevin Rudolf) [Party Rock Mix]-David Rush ft. LMFAO, Pitbull & Kevin Rudolf

Can’t wait to see who makes Top 20 next week!

October 14, 2009 I Written By

So You Think You Can Dance – First Vegas Episode Music

Already some amazing music in this first Vegas week episode. Lots and lots of music! Here’s what I’ve been able to find so far, hope you enjoy it.

Opening: “Touched” VAST - Visual Audio Sensory Theater - Touched-Vast

Nathan Trasoras (contemporary dancer) solo: “Made Up Love Song #43” Guillemots - From the Cliffs - EP - Made Up Lovesong #43-Guillemots

Elleanor Scott (she’s confident, not cocky – had a great contemporary piece) solo: “Pizzicato Polka” Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra & Ondrej Lenard - The Very Best of Strauss - Pizzicato Polka-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra

First ten solo montage: “Shut Up and Let Me Go” The Ting Tings - Shut Up and Let Me Go - Single - Shut Up and Let Me Go-The Ting Tings

Montage with the married couple and Ryan Kasprzak: “Supabeat” Sweet 17 - Supabeat - Supabeat-Sweet 17

Shelby “Skip” Skipper (New Orleans bounce): “Street Team Athem” -Big Choo

Allison Becker: “Moody” -Dave Tweedie

Thomas Hamilton: “Out There” -Dave Tweedie & Oona Garthwaite

Willem de Vries & Jacob Jason (same sex or “controversial” ballroom couple): “El Lado Oscuro” -La Extrema (this version not on iTunes, so here’s one by Jarabe de Palo Jarabe de Palo - La Flaca - El Lado Oscuro)

Teddy Tedholm (the different guy with the crazy golf pants): “If It Kills Me” Jason Mraz - We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things (Bonus Track Version) - If It Kills Me (From the Casa Nova Sessions) [Bonus Track]-Jason Mraz

Jean Lloret: “Wrath of Kane” -Big Daddy Kane

Nappytabs hip hop choreography: “Girls on the Dance Floor” Far East Movement FM - Animal - Girls On the Dance Floor (feat. 24/8)-Far East Movement

Russell Ferguson: “Melt!” Flying Lotus - Los Angeles - Melt!-Flying Lotus

Louis van Amstel’s cha cha choreography: “Disturbia” Rihanna - Good Girl Gone Bad: Reloaded - Disturbia-Rihanna

Montage with Billy Billy & Christina Santana and Paula van Oppen & “Legacy”: “Beautiful Day” Kerli - Love Is Dead - Beautiful Day-Kerli

Ryan is cut: “Where It Ends” 16 Frames - Where It Ends - Where It Ends-16 Frames

John Litzler: “Potrero Road” The Mother Hips - Back to the Grotto - Potrero Road-The Mother Hips

John dances for his life: “This Year’s Love” David Gray - David Gray - Greatest Hits - This Years Love-David Gray

Legacy dances for his life: “Lady (You Bring Me Up)” The Commodores - 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of the Commodores - Lady (You Bring Me Up)-Commodores

Teddy & Skipper leaving, but Legacy sticking around: “What’s Good About Life -Amie Miriello (not on iTunes yet, but remember “Coldfront” Amie Miriello - I Came Around - Coldfront?)

77 dancers left as Vegas week continues next Wednesday.

Want all the music so far? See SYTYCD music listed here.

October 7, 2009 I Written By

SYTYCD Season 6’s Vegas Week Begins!!

This is what I’ve been waiting for! Who are you looking forward to seeing again in Vegas? I’ll tell you some of my favorites and ask John and our other writers (and YOU!) to chime in with theirs. As folks have pointed out in comments recently, you can’t always predict who’ll get to the Top 20 or go to the very end when the auditions are over. It’s not always the best dancers who get the most camera time up till this point. And then – WHAM! – a Jeanine just grabs your attention and holds onto it. 🙂

Well, let’s see how we do predicting early favorites anyway. I’m going to try to limit myself to two dancers from each city.

Emilie’s Early Favorites List

L.A.: Mollee Gray and Paula van Oppen

Phoenix: Allison Becker

Boston: Teddy Tedholm and Channing Cook

Atlanta: Jessica Jensen and Thomas Hamilton (this one was pretty hard)

New Orleans: Jakob Karr and Diana Drexler

Salt Lake City: Hayley Cloud, Megan Kinney and Leigh Asay (I gave myself 3 here since I only had 1 for Phoenix)

I was a bit prejudiced in favor of the girls. Only three guys took my top slots. And there are 152 dancers going to Vegas, so as John pointed out, we’ve probably only seen half of them.

John? What about you? Who are your early favorites?

October 6, 2009 I Written By

SYTYCD Salt Lake City Audition Music

There’s no way Salt Lake City audition music can top the New Orleans audition music. But it can try and I’ll enjoy the attempt…

Opening: “Beast” Nico Vega - Nico Vega - Beast-Nico Vega

In the line: “Move Like You Gonna Die Soon” Cobra Starship - Hot Mess (Deluxe Version) - Move Like You Gonna Die-Cobra Starship

Bryan Boyer (b-boy with the short red hair with black stripe): “Everyone Nose” N.E.R.D. - Seeing Sounds - Everyone Nose (All the Girls Standing In the Line for the Bathroom)-N.E.R.D.

Tristy Mirci (25 car accidents in 3 years) interview: “Stickshifts and Safety Belts” Cake - Fashion Nugget (Deluxe Version) - Stickshifts and Safetybelts-Cake

Tristy Mirci audition: “Already Gone” Kelly Clarkson - All I Ever Wanted (Deluxe Version) - Already Gone-Kelly Clarkson

Hayley Cloud (orange shirt, herniated disk – my favorite so far): “I Just Don’t Love You Anymore” Jann Arden - Time for Mercy - I Just Don't Love You Anymore-Jann Arden

Megan Kinney (Caitlin, from last season’s, sister, they went to Vegas together): “Everybody Knows” Elizabeth & The Catapult - Taller Children (Bonus Track Version) - Everybody Knows -Elizabeth & the Catapult (I just knew it!)

Genise Ridiaz (pink shorts, curly hair): also “Everybody Knows,” (which could have been the Sharon Robinson version, but wasn’t Sharon Robinson - Everybody Knows - Everybody Knows)

Montage of the girls: “Tik Tok” Kesha - TiK ToK - Single - TiK ToK-Ke$ha

Ariana Rowley (burlesque dancers with Voodoo Darlings) interview: “Lady Marmelade” Bruce, johnson - Le démon de midi - Lady marmelade-Bruce Johnson

Ariana Rowley strip routine: “Something Sweet Now” -Dave Tweedie & Oona Garthwaite (you know the deal – we’ll post a link when one’s available)

Iveta Lukoslute (Lithuanian blonde, “money growing on trees”): “Have You Ever Been in Love” Céline Dion - One Heart - Have You Ever Been In Love-Celine Dion

Choreography: “I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)” Pitbull - I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho) - EP - I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho) [More English Extended Mix] -Pitbull

Vegas montage: “Say (Half Past Nine)” -Hot Chelle Rae (Here’s the song on YouTube till we can find a download)

2nd day, in line: “Hummingbird” Born Ruffians - Red, Yellow & Blue - Hummingbird-Born Ruffians

Pascal Nayigiziki (really delusional spasm dancer): “Weight of the World” -Dave Tweedie & Stephen Bradley

Couple montage: “Partners in Crime” Poets & Pornstars - Poets & Pornstars - Partners In Crime-Poets & Pornstars (not “Wherever We Go” Newsboys - Go - Wherever We Go-Newsboys like I thought at first)

Ashleigh & Ryan Di Lello (married couple, former competitors) interview: “You Are the Best Thing” Ray LaMontagne - Gossip In the Grain - You Are the Best Thing-Ray LaMontagne

Ashleigh & Ryan Di Lello audition: “Poker Face Lady GaGa - The Fame - Poker Face-Lady GaGa

Leigh Asay & Josh Murillo (she lost a toenail, auditioned before and he pulls faces): “Just Dance” Lady GaGa & Colby O'Donis - The Fame - Just Dance-Lady GaGa

Vegas montage: “I’m Alive” -Tina Parol (not on iTunes, but try her song “Who’s Got the Money” Tina Parol - Who's Got Your Money - Single - Who's Got Your Money in the meantime).

Alright, so there was a lot of really good music in this audition episode. But I missed some of it, especially the montages (girls, going to Vegas, 2nd day opener), so I need all the help I can get.

You can see all the SYTYCD music listed here.

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