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Jeanine Mason Dancing With Jakob Karr

I had a feeling, from the buzz around Jakob Karr, that he was no newbie to the (from what I hear) relatively small word of dancers. It’d be hard to find someone with his level of talent who hadn’t been in competitions and such before, yes?

Well here is one of our Season 6 Top 20, Jakob Karr, dancing with Season 5’s Favorite Dancer, Jeanine Mason. Enjoy.

October 22, 2009 I Written By

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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SYTYCD New Orleans auditions music

We’re known for our music in New Orleans, so I know the SYTYCD music is going to kick it in this episode. And I’m hoping I’ll be up to the task of finding it all, but I’m sure I’ll need your help. You ready? Here we go.

Opening: Infinity 2008 (Klaas Remix)” Guru Josh Project - Just Dance (Bonus Track Version) - Infinity – Guru Josh Project

In the line: “Do Your Thing” Basement Jaxx - Rooty - Do Your Thing-Basement Jaxx

Shelby “Skip” Skipper (New Orleans bounce guy): “Street Team Anthem” -Big Choo (not on iTunes)

Jonathan Litzler (guy with all the acrobatics): “Potrero Road” The Mother Hips - Back to the Grotto - Potrero Road-The Mother Hips

Alison Nance: “Black and Gold” Katy Perry - Sweetheart - Black and Gold-Katy Perry

Calvin Turner Jr.: “This Time” John Legend - Evolver - This Time-John Legend

Edward Spots: “Majesty” -Dave Tweedie (still not on iTunes yet, I’ll let y’all know)

Eric Le Blanc (guy from Westwego who drank all the energy drinks): “Boom Boom Pow” Black Eyed Peas - The E.N.D. (The Energy Never Dies) - Boom Boom Pow-Black Eyed Peas

Justin Kenney (amazing b-boy with the “airflares” and the “babies” that they took a huge gamble on when they sent him to Vegas despite lackluster choreography): “Beggin'” Madcon - Beggin' - Single - Beggin'-Madcon

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: “It’s Official” The Bathroom Murders - Anarchisco - It's Official-The Bathroom Murders

Second day opening: “The Saints” Fats Domino - Walking to New Orleans: 100 Legendary Imperial Recordings, 1949-1962 - When the Saints Go Marching In-New Wave Brass Band (no available downloads, according to their manager, so here’s the Fats Domino version)

Kimalee Piedad (“theater arts” dancer with all the lifts): “To Make You Feel My Love” -Kris Allen

Micah Mixon: “Louder” -Bijou and Dave Tweedie (yep, not on iTunes yet, but here’s a Bijou song called “Bang!” Bijou - Where the Pavement Ends - Bang! while we all wait for a download)

Lloyd Ballard (in the quick montage): “In Love with a Girl” Gavin DeGraw - Gavin DeGraw - In Love With a Girl-Gaven DeGraw

Tierney St. John: “To Build a Home” The Cinematic Orchestra - Ma Fleur - To Build a Home-Cinematic Orchestra

Casey Chrisosto: “What Them Girls Like” Ludacris, Chris Brown & Sean Garrett - Theater of the Mind - What Them Girls Like (With Chris Brown & Sean Garrett)-Ludacris ft. Chris Brown & Sean Garrett

Adam Shankman danced “Mary’s Rules” to the song “Shake that Bubble” Young and Divine - Shake That Bubble - Single - Shake That Bubble – Young and Divine

Jakob Karr (Adam loves his “everything,” phenomenal dancer near the end): “Elephant in the Room” Richard Walters - Pilot Lights EP - Elephant In the Room-Richard Walters

Diana Drexler (her grandfather died) interview: “No Better” -Sherwood (not on iTunes, so here’s another Sherwood song “A Song in My Head” Sherwood - A Different Light - Song In My Head

UPDATE 1.5.10 – No Better is now available on iTunes. Sherwood - QU - No Better

Diana Drexler audition”Your Hands” JJ Heller - Painted Red - Your Hands-JJ Heller

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

Day 2 Vegas montage: “Beatbox” The Sounds - Crossing the Rubicon - Beatbox-The Sounds

Look at all the SYTYCD music listed here.

September 30, 2009 I Written By

SYTYCD Atlanta Auditions music

Was the music at the Atlanta auditions as ear-catching as the other cities? What songs stuck with you? Here’s a list to help you find your new favorite tunes. As always we can use your help to identify the songs we don’t have listed yet. If you know one of the songs from the SYTYCD Atlanta auditions, leave a comment and help everyone out. Also, if you’re looking for the music from previous episodes of SYTYCD, you can find all the SYTYCD music listed here.

So You Think You Can Dance Atlanta Auditions Music

Opening: “Get Down and With It” Slade - Greatest Hits - Get Down and Get With It-Slade, not “Clap Your Hands” They Might Be Giants - No! - Clap Your Hands -They Might Be Giants like I thought at first.

Billy Bell (first audition, silver shorts): “To Build a Home” The Cinematic Orchestra - Ma Fleur - To Build a Home-The Cinematic Orchestra   thanks to our reader Indie for this one!

Amber Jackson: “Wasted Time” Me'Shell Ndegeocello - Bitter - Wasted Time -M’Shell Ngegeocello

Montage of inexpressive dancers: “Blank Expression” The Specials - The Specials - Blank Expression-The Specials

Travis Denison audition: “Scarred” Uncle Luke - Uncle Luke - Scarred by Unkle Luke

Montage of how Travis and Adam Shankman are alike: “Just the Two of Us” Bill Withers - Bill Withers' Greatest Hits - Just the Two of Us-Bill Withers

Jamal Jackson (good dancer, I’m excited about him): “Baiana” Barbatuques - O Seguinte É Esse - Baianá-Barbatuques

Victor Smalley (also good, all in black): “Gravity” -Dave Tweedie (not on iTunes yet)

Anthony & Antwain Hart (twins, auditioned before): “Boom Boom Pow” Black Eyed Peas - The E.N.D. (The Energy Never Dies) [Deluxe Version] - Boom Boom Pow-Black Eyed Peas

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

Thru to Vegas montage: “Never Have I Ever” -Hot Chelle Rae (not on iTunes yet)

Day 2 montage: “The Best In Me” Sherwood - A Different Light - The Best In Me-Sherwood

Matthew “Boogie Links” Pollard (flirting with everybody, jointortion) interview: “Mr. Loverman” Shabba Ranks - Shabba Ranks: Greatest Hits - Mr. Loverman-Shabba Ranks

Matthew “Boggie Links” Pollard audition: “Opening Up (Ce Soir)” Chromeo - Fancy Footwork - Opening Up (+ Ce Soir On Danse Interlude)-Chromeo

Jessica Jensen (self-called “one-handed lady,” great sense of humor): “Hide and Seek” Imogen Heap - Speak for Yourself - Hide and Seek-Imogen Heap

Jonathan “Extra” Bryant (cocky guy, did the bad Cat Deely impression): “Anyway (Paranoid)” Kanye West & Mr Hudson - Paranoid - Single - Paranoid-Kanye West ft. Mr. Hudson

Thomas Hamilton (life or death audition) interview: “Gravity” John Mayer - Continuum - Gravity-John Mayer

Thomas Hamilton audition: “Alpha & Omega” Israel & New Breed - Alive In South Africa - Alpha and Omega-Israel & New Breed

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

Going to Vegas montage: “I Gotta Feeling” Black Eyed Peas - The E.N.D. (The Energy Never Dies) - I Gotta Feeling-Black Eyed Peas

Hmmm…another Dave Tweedie song. More Hot Chelle Rae. Good to know. 🙂

September 29, 2009 I Written By

SYTYCD Boston Auditions Episode Music

Quick, catch that song! Missed it? Okay, I think I got it. Check it out:

Opening montage (outside in line): “Brass Knuckles” Living Things - Habeas Corpus - Brass Knuckles Living Things

Teddy Tedholm interview (whimsical bow-tie guy): “Smarty Pants” Phil Flowers and His United Family - Mama Feelgood: Vintage Soul Sides - Smarty Pants Phil Flowers & His United Family

Teddy Tedholm audition (and don’t forget the golf pants from his mom): “If It Kills Me” Jason Mraz Jason Mraz

Jean Lloret: “Wrath of Kane” Big Daddy Kane – Can’t find this on iTunes, but try “Boom,” Big Daddy Kane, Kool G Rap & The Roots - Dave Chappelle's Block Party - Boom another song of his.

Kimara Wood (dred-lock guy) and a bit of Jean Llorent outside: “Touched” VAST VAST

Channing Cook (ice cream scooper) interview: “Rockaway Beach” The Ramones - Rocket to Russia (Expanded & Remastered) - Rockaway Beach The Ramones (thanks Mada!)

Channing Cook (she’s 18 and a “tomboy”) audition: “A Beautiful Mess” Jason Mraz Jason Mraz

Ryan Casey (tall tapper): I thought it was “The Hop” by either Kenzu or Radio Citizen (not on iTunes), but it’s “Stomp” Quincy Jones - Q's Jook Joint - Stomp by Quincy Jones.

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

Fabrizio Jenkins: “Woman Friend” Chromeo - She's In Control - Woman Friend Chromeo (thanks to Mada again – what a star!)

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

Montage: “Gravity” Nico Vega - Nico Vega - Gravity Nico Vega

Karen & Matthew Hauer (married couple): “She Wants to Move” N.E.R.D. N.E.R.D.

Gene Bersten (goes on and on about how sexy he is and his moves mesmerize the ladies) interview: “Sexy Boy” Air - Moon Safari - Sexy Boy Air

Gene Bernstein (opens the shirt, pulls faces) audition and also, later, Kevin “K-Bez” Hunte: “Boom Boom Boom” Black Eyed Peas Black Eyed Peas

Paul Magliato (isn’t this guy too old for the show?) interview: “Relax” Frankie Goes to Hollywood - Welcome to the Pleasuredome - Relax Frankie Goes to Hollywood

Paul Magliato (46-year old in tights, yuck) audition: “Vida la Vida” Coldplay Coldplay

Montage: “Fire Burning” Sean Kingston Sean Kingston

The Tyce Diorio Dr. Evil montage: “Dr. Evil: Doctor of Evil” The Minus 5 Minus Five

Last song is called “Rise,” but I don’t know who the artist is.

Check out the most recent music from previous auditions here.

September 23, 2009 I Written By