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SYTYCD Tour T-shirts

I know that many of you are preparing for the tour. You’ve bought your tickets and you can’t wait to go and see your favorite dancer perform live. If you haven’t bought your tickets, go and buy them now. What are you waiting for?

Now we want to help you take your fandom to a whole new level. Pure SYTYCD is going to do some special t-shirts for readers of Pure SYTYCD. However, I need your help picking the design. I’ve uploaded a bunch of designs below. Let me know which ones are your favorites. Then, I’ll post again when I’ve created shirts for the best ones.

Be sure to click on the image to see the full size image since it cuts some of the images off.

August 25, 2010 I Written By

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

Pure SYTYCD Tour T-Shirts

Now that SYTYCD season 7 is over, we at least have the SYTYCD tour to look forward to. In fact, if you haven’t already bought your SYTYCD tour tickets, what are you waiting for? Go and BUY THEM NOW!!

Now, as I thought about the tour coming up, I thought about how cool it would be to have some Pure SYTYCD tour t-shirts. I actually have a few designs that say Pure SYTYCD, but I thought I’d ask first if any of the Pure SYTYCD family of readers had some design skills and wanted to design a t-shirt for the SYTYCD tour. If there’s more than one, we could have a few shirts or we could vote for our favorite one or something.

As a small incentive, whoever designs the t-shirt that I like most, I’ll buy them a t-shirt. Plus, I’ll wear that t-shirt when I go and interview the dancers at the Las Vegas tour stop. Not to mention, I’m guessing that hundreds of Pure SYTYCD readers will be wearing them too and you can know that you made them!

Ok, so if you’re interested in designing a t-shirt, leave a comment or drop us a note on the Contact Us page and we’ll see what we can put together.

Note: Make sure that whatever t-shirt you design doesn’t violate any of the show’s copyright or images (ie. images of dancers from the show or the official logos of the show.

August 12, 2010 I Written By

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

Kent Boyd Will Win So You Think You Can Dance Season 7

For the record, I just want to say that I started this post back on July 21st. So, I’ve thought this to be the case for a long time. It’s not like I’m just hoping on the Kent Boyd bandwagon now. Which is especially interesting because I’m actually on the Lauren bandwagon as a fan, but despite my bias I still think Kent Boyd has this season of So You Think You Can Dance in the bag.

First of all, I think history is really on my side. The best comparison that can be made for Kent is with Benji Schwimmer. The type of fan following that Benji had really reminds me of the way fans are for Kent. They just love the little guy. Plus, really what’s not to like? He’s just a sweet, sincere guy.

The fan following for Kent is just awesome. They adore him. Plus, he really has excelled on the show and he hasn’t shown any signs of arrogance at all. That’s the attribute that America seems to love most (and I know I do too).

Nigel also did Kent a huge favor by saying it was close. I’m sure that many Kent fans were sitting back, thinking that Kent just had it in the bag (like I do). By Nigel saying that it’s close, the whole teen group that loves Kent will be voting in droves for Kent.

I think that @Beth_Pettit on Twitter described it best when she sent me this tweet:
@puresytycd Kent could fall off the stage & land on his face in the middle of a routine and I’d still probably vote for him. He’s pure magic

The good part for me is that I love Lauren and Robert is great too. This might be the first time that I’d be happy with any of the final 3 winning. It’s just too bad that Lauren and Robert really don’t have a chance against the powerhouse Kent!

As I think about it, maybe the fact that I like Lauren Froderman so much might be the best reason why Lauren has no chance of winning. At least considering how all of my past blonde girls were quickly booted from SYTYCD.

August 8, 2010 I Written By

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

So You Think You Can Dance 2010 Tour Dates and Locations

Ticket for the sale don’t go on sale until Thursday, Friday or Saturday of this week (depending on where you live). You can find the specific dates on the links below. So, just bookmark the page.

Good news is that we just got the presale code for the tour which is “DANCE2010” and runs Thursday 10am-10pm PST.

Now on to the list of dates and locations for the So You Think You Can Dance 2010 tour and links to buy the tickets on Ticketmaster.

Sep. 19 – New Orleans – Lakefront Arena – Buy Tickets on Ticketmaster
Sep. 21 – Houston – Reliant Arena – Buy Tickets on Ticketmaster
Sep. 22 – Grand Prairie – Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie – Buy Tickets on Ticketmaster
Sep. 24 – Kansas City – Sprint Center – Buy Tickets on Ticketmaster
Sep. 25 – St. Louis – Chaifetz Arena – Buy Tickets on Ticketmaster
Sep. 27 – Atlanta – Gwinnett Center – Buy Tickets on Ticketmaster
Sep. 29 – Miami – AmericanAirlines Arena – Buy Tickets on Ticketmaster
Sep. 30 – Orlando – Amway Arena – Buy Tickets on Ticketmaster
Oct. 2 – Charlotte – Time Warner Cable Arena – Buy Tickets on Ticketmaster
Oct. 3 – Richmond – Richmond Coliseum – Buy Tickets on Ticketmaster
Oct. 5 – Baltimore – 1ST Mariner Arena – Buy Tickets on Ticketmaster
Oct. 6 – Trenton – Sun National Bank Center – Buy Tickets on Ticketmaster
Oct. 7 – New York City – Radio City Music Hall – Buy Tickets on Ticketmaster
Oct. 9 – Mashantucket – MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods – Buy Tickets on Ticketmaster
Oct. 10 – Manchester – Verizon Wireless Arena – Buy Tickets on Ticketmaster
Oct. 11 – Boston – Agganis Arena – Buy Tickets on Ticketmaster
Oct. 13 – Rochester – Blue Cross Arena – Buy Tickets on Ticketmaster
Oct. 15 – Long Island – Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum – Buy Tickets on Ticketmaster
Oct. 16 – Atlantic City – Boardwalk Hall – Buy Tickets on Ticketmaster
Oct. 17 – Newark – Prudential Center – Buy Tickets on Ticketmaster
Oct. 19 – Toronto – Air Canada Centre – Buy Tickets on Ticketmaster
Oct. 20 – Detroit – Joe Louis Arena – Buy Tickets on Ticketmaster
Oct. 22 – Pittsburgh – CONSOL Energy Center – Buy Tickets on Ticketmaster
Oct. 23 – Louisville – KFC Yum! Center – Buy Tickets on Ticketmaster
Oct. 24 – Columbus – Schottenstein Center – Buy Tickets on Ticketmaster
Oct. 26 – Rosemont – Allstate Arena – Buy Tickets on Ticketmaster
Oct. 27 – Milwaukee – Bradley Center – Buy Tickets on Ticketmaster
Oct. 29 – Rockford – MetroCentre – Buy Tickets on Ticketmaster
Oct. 30 – Minneapolis – Target Center – Buy Tickets on Ticketmaster
Nov. 2 – Broomfield – 1STBANK Center – Buy Tickets on Ticketmaster
Nov. 4 – Salt Lake City – Maverik Center (formerly known as The E Center) – Buy Tickets on Ticketmaster
Nov. 6 – Tacoma – Tacoma Dome – Buy Tickets on Ticketmaster
Nov. 7 – Portland – Rose Garden – Buy Tickets on Ticketmaster
Nov. 9 – Sacramento – ARCO Arena – Buy Tickets on Ticketmaster
Nov. 10 – San Jose – HP Pavilion at San Jose – Buy Tickets on Ticketmaster
Nov. 12 – Las Vegas – The Theater for Performing Arts at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino – Buy Tickets on Ticketmaster
Nov. 13 – San Diego – San Diego Sports Arena – Buy Tickets on Ticketmaster
Nov. 14 – Ontario – Citizens Business Bank Arena – Buy Tickets on Ticketmaster
Nov. 16 – Los Angeles – Staples Center – Buy Tickets on Ticketmaster
Nov. 17 – Glendale – Jobing.com Arena – Buy Tickets on Ticketmaster

You can also find the SYTYCD 2010 Tour on Facebook and Twitter.

July 28, 2010 I Written By

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

Ashley Should Come Back to SYTYCD

A lot of people have been talking about what’s going to happen with Ashley after being sent home for injury. Nigel talked about her making it back for tour and so many wondered why she wasn’t offered the chance to come back on the show like Alex Wong was offered. Well, Nigel tweeted what I expected would be their response:

Ashley will be invited back to Vegas next year if she doesn’t do the tour. FOX feels you can do one or the other. I’m hoping she’ll tour!

Basically, if she goes on tour, then she becomes an employee of Fox and then isn’t eligible to compete again. At least that seems like a reasonable reason for her not to be able to come back on the show after being on tour.

So what do you say? Should Ashley try and go on tour or come back for another season of SYTYCD?

Personally, unlike Nigel I selfishly want her to come back on the show. I feel cheated that she got injured and didn’t get to dance more. So, I want her back on the show. She can go on the next tour!

July 21, 2010 I Written By

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

SYTYCD Season 7 Top 7 Performance Thoughts/Power Ranking

Well, this is the first week where predicting tomorrow’s result is easy…but typing it is difficult. Coming to terms with it is difficult.

Top Two

Kent – He had a great night. He really delivered energy and personality (and skillz!) next to Neil. I don’t think he outdanced Neil as Nigel claimed, but he definitely kept up. And he did what I thought was impossible and developed some real chemistry with Adechike in a great male-male contemporary. He’s maturing, but still keeping his personality, which is the right combination with this show. The cheers are so loud while he dances that I don’t know how he hears the music. He’s safe.

Lauren – She gets a lot of flak, but since my only sorta formal dance training is in belly dance, I have to say that the stuff she did in that Tahitian dance is HARD! You have to have incredible core control to do all of the thigh/knee stuff she was doing (she was doing shimmies while crouching, with her legs at different angles! Normally, you take a pretty solid stance when shimming, that would’ve put a lot of strain on her stomach and back, but it was all really smooth.) Not to mention she kept the tail on her costume bumping and that is seriously hard to sustain. The really impressive part is that no part of her body or face was telegraphing how hard she was working to do that. As impressive as I found all of that (I barely looked at Mark and that’s SAYING something), the real winner of the night was her Mandy Moore jazz with Billy. These two should dance together for the rest of their lives. I totally saw what Cat said about Judy Garland/Mickey Rooney. It was so effervescent and fluid and just fun. Loooooved it. Lauren can be really annoying in her interviews, but she continues to impress me with her dancing.

Middle Two

Billy – He’s been getting a lot of flak lately, too, after being a huge early fan favorite. He gained something back tonight he’s been missing for a while. He was so relaxed. He seemed to be enjoying himself – just plain enjoying himself and that brought back the Billy that I love. He had jive with Anya and was a strong, matched partner to her. They had great chemistry, which hasn’t been his strong suit lately. But, of course, the second of his routines, with Lauren, was just incredible, as I mentioned above.

Robert – I think every single one of his fans are going to take nothing for granted and VOTE like crazy to keep him out of the Bottom 3. He’s been there too often. There’s a good chance he’ll be there again, but I think he’ll be saved by Ashley going home due to her injury. As for his routines – I really liked the Travis Wall contemporary, but I think that the judges/producers tried to hard to make an “Emmy moment” out of it because it was about Travis’s mother’s illness and it was so heartfelt. That almost ruined it for me. It was very reminiscent of Tyce’s breast cancer peace, in my opinion. Especially the opening walk of the two characters. I absolutely adored the walk at the end and the symbolism behind it, but while I think it was well-danced by Allison and Robert, I think Travis has deserved an Emmy more with other routines. I’m glad he shared something so personal with us, but I resented being told to feel about it. I felt the same way with Tyce’s breast cancer piece, actually, and liked it more when I saw it on SYTYCD UK with less fanfare. His disco with Kathryn was a lot of fun. It had it’s problem spots but when you consider they probably only had a day or so to practice together, very good.

Bottom Three

Ashley – is in the EXACT same place Alex was last week. The same place Jessica King was in a few years ago. If her injury is what I’ve heard it is… she’s almost 100% going home tonight. Which makes me very, very sad because she quickly became my favorite once the performance shows started.

Adechike – Okay, so Chike hasn’t been getting much love from me. I’ve acknowledged that he’s a great dancer, but I feel that he doesn’t connect to his partners. His salsa with Anya was horrific – even though there were tiny patches that were pretty incredible. However, I *finally* saw what everyone else sees in him when he danced contemporary with Kent. He had chemistry with Kent!! I loooved this Dee Caspary routine. I thought Chike was so comfortable with Kent in the interview and that really played out in their performance. It was the first time I thought he got everything right. However… I think it’s too little too late. It’s only one solid performance in a night with two performances and after a pretty lackluster season. I think there’s gonna be some Chike backlash this week after all the gossip and controversy. I think he’ll be safe though, since Ashley’s almost certainly going home.

Jose – If Ashley weren’t surely going home, I’d bee 98% certain that this was Jose’s week to leave us. He was flat and unimpressive in his Broadway and he disappointed in his own style next to All-Star Dominic. I found the routine entertaining (the breaking), but it wasn’t everything it was built up to be. Just as Jose is not everything he’s been built up to be. Even the judges had to admit, after his Broadway, that he needs training and polish. He needs to layer dance on top of his gymnastics and tricking.

Some last thoughts before I go –

-I looove that Cat is speaking up more about her opinions. Her comments re: Billy and Lauren reminding her of Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland was spot on. 🙂

-I kinda liked the disco tonight and there were lots of crazy hard things in there. But…isn’t there at least one single other disco choreographer in the entire world? I’m very tired of Doreana Sanchez’s choreography. And here’s why – I think the style is already so limited that to have just one choreographer makes it very, very boring. It’s basically all the same routine!! And if there aren’t any other choreographers for disco, maybe that’s a hint that the style is played out. Dry. Done.

-We had a lot of male-male numbers tonight (what with Ashley out and Lauren being the last girl in the race, likely) and they were doozies! Loved Kent and Neil’s baseball routine! As well as Kent and Adechike’s contemporary. The Jose/Dom “battle” was aiiiright. Until they made Dom bow to Jose and I was just.not.cool.with.that. S’okay. We all saw who left with the sword. 🙂

-I think it took changing all the rules for the producers and all of us to realize what we love best about the show. I’m glad we’ve had this mix-up because it’s shown us that bringing back All-Stars and same-gender routines really do work. But it’s also shown us that we really like seeing the contestants grow together in partnerships and that the producers need to be careful not to overproduce = manipulate us. If they can even help it at this point.

– I’m *very* sad I didn’t get to see Ashley dance this week and that she’ll probably be leaving.

-It was a good week for dance, even if Alex wasn’t there. I think a lot of the dancers realized they could actually win and kicked it up a notch this week. It’s a weird season. All the rules changed and now all bets are off.

July 14, 2010 I Written By

A Farewell Message to Alex Wong

Pure SYTYCD readers Sue and Don sent me the following message which I thought that many other fans of Alex Wong and SYTYCD would appreciate. I hope that Alex gets to see their message.

This is for Alex. We are in our seventies and watch SYTYCD passionately. You have moved our hearts so deeply by your consummate ability, your joy, your inner beauty, and your genuine belief in yourself. You are an inspiration. Yes we cried and wated the tear run down your cheek, and we remembered the compassion that marks humanity. God bless you. There is nothing but genuine love and admiration for you here, and I am sure, throughout the world.. Visualize your return to dance in all its beauty. We keep you in our hearts. Don’t ever stop believing in yourself.

July 10, 2010 I Written By

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

SYTYCD S7 Top 8 Performance Thoughts/Power Rankings

I don’t know why I’m surprised that predicting the Bottom 3 isn’t getting any easier or that it’s only getting harder to lose these dancers. But I am. Still, every week, I continue to be amazed at how hard this is and how much harder it’s getting.

Even though I had one of the Bottom 3 handed to me, I am NOT happy about putting his name there, fyi. I hope Alex can stay on the show, but I think we all agree the important thing is that he gets healthy for his long-term career.

And here we go…

Top Three

Kent – I’d probably put Lauren in #1 spot, but her personality seems to annoy some people and Kent has TONS of fans, so #1 for him. His routines with Comfort and Lauren were both well-danced and fun. He had a very undramatic night and got lots of compliments on his “growth” and for dancing small (which mean he grew) rather than overlarge. In a very dramatic night, he made it through the fire unscathed and standing strong.

Lauren – She had an amazing (undramatic) night as well and danced excellently. I think her personality is polarizing – she tries for quirky and cute, but her comments come off to a lot of people as self-absorbed and cocky. However, I really enjoy her dancing and I think she is maturing in leaps in bounds. Her cha cha with Pasha was stellar – like, just the definition of sexy. She was like water dancing with him. I think she studied videos of Anya and Pasha dancing together to figure out how to match Pasha. And while her contemporary with Kent might not be the best we’ve ever seen on the show, it was very striking. I particularly loved that these two young, exuberant dancers were given a serious, beautiful routine and were able to dance it maturely.

Ashley – I’m loving her more each week. She had a great hip-hop with Dominic and while I know that the quickstep is supposed to doom dancers, I quite enjoyed hers with Robert. I liked the incongruence between the dance and the music. I thought it was edgy and enjoyable. I think she’s picking up steam fan-wise and that she had such a good routine with Dom that she’s probably safe. I think we’ve realized it’s time to start picking on some of the guys finally. Judging from the comments, two in particular.

Middle Three

Billy – Danced a solid Broadway with Katee. I enjoyed it and I agree that it’s some of his best dancing. Broadway fans, don’t tar and feather me for this, buuuut it seems like Broadway is like ballroom in that it is sometimes not dynamic for a large part of the audience. It was earlier in the evening and even with having Katee back, I think Billy’s first routine kinda got lost in the shuffle. His Afro-jazz with Adechike was underwhelming. It should’ve been great, but as it was, it was just underwhelming…

Robert – There’s a chance Robert might be in the Bottom 3 again and will go home (because he’s been there before). I’m putting him at the bottom of the middle because I’m hoping that’s NOT the case. I love Robert. There’s a lot of talk about whether the judges were trying to “save” him by coming down hard on Adechike instead of him but I thought they were unnecessarily hard on him and Ashely for their quickstep. Just because it’s gained a reputation DOES NOT mean we have to critique it as if it was bad when it was enjoyable. And I swear Nigel was pulling out technical points with the quickstep when he hadn’t really been all that technical with others (ahem, Jose and Adechike). I enjoyed the hell out of the jazz with Kathryn – I thought they were the perfect dancers for it. While watching it again, I could see some awkwardness, especially with lifts. The first time, I didn’t see any of it though because I was so charmed by the routine.

Bottom Three

Alex – From the tip-top last week after his amazing hip-hop with Twitch to the Bottom 3 this week. All because of an unlucky injury. Phewy to the new rules. I’d rather Alex go the chance to stay on the strength of just that bad-quality video clip we saw of him getting injured. I’d lose BOTH Jose and Adechike (sorry guys) just so he could stay one more week and potentially stay on the show. But, luck (new new rules) being what it is, he’s in the Bottom 3. Hopefully, we’ll get some dramatically good news that he’s alright to dance next week. But there’s a very good chance they’ll decide to let him heal and he’ll be leaving this week. In which case, a lot of hearts will break and FOX stands to lose some of its audience, judging by some of the comments. We <3 Alex, that’s clear.

Jose – I really enjoyed his contemporary with Lauren a lot and I thought he did a’riiite in the Afro-jazz with Billy. But…there’s been a lot of Jose v. Adechike debate back and forth and in the company of titans, his time is running up, in my opinion. I think he may very well be in danger this week. Whether he goes home or not depends entirely on Alex’s injury and whether there’s a backlash from the judges’ soft critique of him the last few weeks.

Adechike – Is my least favorite dancer. He’s shown the least growth in my opinion (which is NOT to say he isn’t a great dancer) and he dances with *any* partner like they’re inanimate props. He’s got to work that out and I don’t see any improvement on that so far. There were elements I liked to his jazz with Courtney (the middle section side-by-side on the floor), but that girl was working her ass off to show him to advantage. His Bollywood was fine, but I couldn’t help thinking that he should’ve been dancing the “girl’s” role with Alex instead of the masculine role with Nakul’s assistant Mara. I liked the “African element” that Mia noticed – which means that I agree with her that it was there but disagree that it was a bad thing.

I can’t predict who I think is going home tonight because the one who I think is most likely to leave us is one of my favorites and I will.not.type.his.name. There’s a good chance I have the other two wrong and Robert’s in danger. And I honestly can’t predict which was the “backlash/sympathy vote” will go if it’s between Jose and Adechike (my best case scenario). What do y’all think?

Some last thoughts before I go –

-Cat should win an Emmy for hosting this show. She’s a defender, an anti-bullshit monitor, cheeky and funny, all while looking gorgeous in dresses and heels. Yay for her calling the judges on their inconsistent comments, as many of you said in the comments.

-I was SO GLAD to see the contestants dance together. I loved the packages, especially Alex sitting behind Adechike and faking like he was going to attack him and Billy outting Jose’s obsession with Lauren G.’s behind. Lol. Soooo great. I think it really brought out a new element to this season. But what a week for Alex to be sitting out! I missed him so much (and I am not alone). Consider this. We had two routines with two male dancers dancing together last night, but they were both contestants in both cases whereas Alex had to dance male/male choreography with an All-Star and he totally rose to the occasion.

-Which brings me to ALEX WONG! Please, please, please don’t have a ruptured Achilles tendon. But, if it is ruptured, I will endeavor to deal with you leaving the show because I want you to have a LONG career. But gosh, how heartbreaking it was to see you hanging your head and tearing up, but mainly being stoic in the face of a lot of pain and doubt.

-I know Marianya and I got a bit carried away wondering what was going on with Ashley and Neil and it turns out they’re both just great at having chemistry with their partners. BUT, there IS something going on between Lauren and Kent. Anybody disagree? Seems obvious now, after his expression when she picked him out of the hat and their actual routine. Or should I say AFTER their routine. Marianya told me that she’s suspected for a long time now that the two of them are together or something. C’mon Marianya, back me up and expand on your theory in the comments. 🙂

-Nigel is a total perv (but Cat started it by referring to Lauren’s wardrobe mishap list week) and he’s annoying me. Mia is…I agree with her a lot, but it seems like she’s expressing herself in the most offensive way possible because she’s “strong” and “opinionated,” etc. Again, Cat totally made the show for me. All of her asides (“he just said he’s proud of you!”

-Ashley/Robert’s “dreaded Quickstep” TOTALLY reminded me of the Neil-Danny “2 princes” routine, and then Nigel mention it as well. I think it was even the same freaking chair and “sceptor of power,” though of course the choreography was different. Interesting.

-Comfort really has grown since her season. I was one of the haters who wasn’t sure she deserved the title “All-Star,” especially the first time having them back on the show. Same with Dom – he’s been impressing me with his routines, few though they are. It as great to have a bonus All-Star in Katee and have her back, though it sucked that Allison had to sit out cause I’m really loving seeing her dance. Pasha has such quiet strength and he’s so lovable!!! And my girls Lauren G., Kathryn and Courtney G. are so amazing! Sexy ladies! And strong! They’re three of my all-time favorite girls and I think they do a great job partnering the guys, but they’re also setting the gold standard for the two remaining girls. The All-Stars are such a wonderful element this season. I say once more – we should have a variety show in the fall with JUST alumni of the previous season and Cat emceeing. The judges can take a break (then we’ll miss them and be glad to have them back for the regular competition in the summer) and they can hold auditions for new contestants and a real tour in the hiatus.  C’mon, Nigel. We know you’re reading! You know my idea is good! Fall Variety show, summer competition show!

July 8, 2010 I Written By

Alex Wong Injured on SYTYCD – Poll – Will He Return?

I’m sure that everyone was a little bit shocked to see that Alex Wong was injured and couldn’t perform on last night’s episode of SYTYCD. Pretty crazy stuff and many unhappy Alex fans (including Mia it seems). According to the SYTYCD rules he’s automatically in the bottom 3 and will have to dance for his life tonight. Of course, the real question is whether he’ll even be able to dance for his life or whether his injury will take him out of the competition. What’s your prediction? Vote now:

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

Emilie’s Top 10 of Season 7 (So Far!)

Okay, you asked for it. Well, Anna did. In the comments of my “Top Music of SYTYCD Season 7 – So Far,” she asked:

Emilie, can you give us your TOP 10 list of songs used on the show? I’m an alternative fan myself. Thanks again!

Well, you know that I like giving you what you want. 🙂 Especially when it comes to music and all things SYTYCD-related. But, I realized I couldn’t limit myself to 10, so I’m taking 15. These are the songs I’ve loved for a long time or was introduced to because of the show. They wormed their way into my head somehow, somewhere along the way. And they’ve all been featured on SYTYCD this season. So, consider this my own personal SYTYCD Season 7 Mix and enjoy.

1. Lissie’s “Everywhere I Go” – Why.

2. Sam Sparro’s “Black and Gold” – Sam

3. V.V. Brown’s “L.O.V.E.” – Travelling If you like this song, you should check out her “Crying Blood,” which is even better and on the same album.

4. Anouk’s “Lost” – Hotel

5. Ben. E. King’s “Stand By Me” – Ben This has always been one of my favorite songs, so I had to include it.

6. Christina Perri’s “Jar of Hearts” – Jar

7. Amy Winehouse’s “Amy Amy Amy” – Back

8. DeVotchKa’s “The Winner Is” – Little

9. Skunk Anasie’s “Squander” – Squander

10. Dinah Washington/Max Richter’s “This Bitter Earth/On the Nature of Daylight” – Shutter

Check out this stunning ballet to the song – it makes me wonder if Mia saw this before she choreographed her routine with Billy, Alex and Ade.

11. St. Vincent’s “Paris Is Burning” – Marry

12. Jeff Buckley’s “Hallelujah” – Hallelujah

13. Janis Joplin’s “Summertime” – Janis One of my favorite all-time songs sung by one of my favorite musicians.

14. and David Bowie’s “Fame” – Best

15. Florence + the Machine are one of my favorite groups, so I couldn’t chose my favorite of the three songs SYTYCD has used so far this season: “Dog Days Are Over,” Dog “Addicted to Love” Addicted and “Cosmic Love” Lungs.

FYI, there were so many songs I wanted to include, but couldn’t in the end, like Donny Hathaway’s “For All We Know,” Roberta Beyonce’s “If I Were a Boy,” I Jason Mraz’s “A Beautiful Mess,” Jason Mark Masri’s “I Can’t Make You Love Me,” I and Maxwell’s “Pretty Wings” Pretty.

I haven’t been doing so well on my personal challenge – Most of my predicted songs haven’t been used so far this season. But you know what, they should be. They’re great songs, so check them out for more great music. And I hope you know where to find all of Season 7’s music by now. 🙂

And on one last note, I hope that all of you, including Anna, will tell me in the comments what YOUR personal Top Ten of the season is. What would your mix look like?

July 4, 2010 I Written By