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Season 9 Premiere of So You Think You Can Dance

Here we are! The Season 9 Premiere of So You Think You Can Dance. After a few seasons of the evolution of the show:
– Season 5: moving the So You Think You Can Dance stage to the Kodak Theatre
– Season 6: first (and only) Fall season of So You Think You Can Dance at the Kodak Theatre
– Season 7: reduction of the Top 20 to an Top 11 and introduction of the All-Stars
– Season 8: bringing back of the Top 20 and bringing in the All-Stars for the Top 10
As for Season 9 there is the elimination of the “Results Show” and the re-arranging of the “Performance Show” to include an elimination.

What is also “new” this season is the inclusion that as opposed to having just one winner of the season, there will be two winners: one male dancer and one female dancer. The reason I say “new” in quotes is simply because the producers of So You Think You Can Dance have given a cash award to not only the top male dancer in a season, but also to the top female dancer back in Season 4 where Joshua Allen won the season, but Katee Shean was the top female dancer and was given a cash award as well.

But enough of that… tonight (Thursday) brings us to the first auditions from Dallas and New York for a two-hour event. Then starting next week, the show will move to the regular spot of Wednesday nights with auditions continuing in Los Angeles (Wednesday, May 30), Atlanta (Wednesday, June 6) and Salt Lake City (Wednesday, June 13) all two-hour episodes.

The dancers that caught the judges’ interest during the individual city auditions will be brought back for the Las Vegas callback which would air on Wednesday, June 20. For the celebration of the 200th episode of So You Think You Can Dance, Season 9 will introduce the Top 20 finalists who will perform in their own specialties so that America can get to know more about them and their individual talents.

After a one-week break (due to the July 4th holiday) America would get a chance to watch the Top 20 finalists for the first time as they are paired up to perform together. After America votes in their choices for their favorite dances and the most at-risk couples will be asked to perform solo routines the following week. If a couple is split apart, the individual dancers will form a new couple.

Then taking on the changes from Season 7 and 8, once the Top 20 has been wittled down to a Top 10, the finalists will be paired up with a So You Think You Can Dance All-Star dancer from a variety of styles: ballroom, ballet, hip-hop, contemporary, jazz.

For those of you that got lost in all the writing above… here is a quick breakdown of what is going to happen in the summer:
– Thursday, May 24 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT): Dallas and New York Auditions
– Wednesday, May 30 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT): Los Angeles Auditions
– Wednesday, June 6 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT): Atlanta Auditions
– Wednesday, June 13 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT): Salt Lake City Auditions
– Wednesday, June 20 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT): Las Vegas Callbacks
– Wednesday, June 27 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT): Top 20 Revealed/Meet the Top 20 Performances (200th Episode)
– Wednesday, July 4: Preemption
– Wednesday, July 11 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT): First Performance Show
– Wednesday, July 18 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT): Performance and First Results Show

May 24, 2012 I Written By

My life can be summed up in the following two quotes: 1) "I am married to engineering and am its faithful wife by day, but at night my wanderlust takes hold and the arts becomes my jealous paramour." and... 2) "Engineering is my safety net. Writing is my passion. Acting is my escape when the other two become too much." So where does dancing fit in? Pretty much anywhere at this point... =)

Los Angeles Audition Episode – Your Thoughts

Tonight’s Los Angeles audition episode is the last of the Season 8 auditions, as well as the highly anticipated (at least by Amanda, but I’m sure she’s not alone) audition of Jeanine Mason’s little sister.

look forward to seeing @ sister tomorrow night on SYTYCD
Amanda L.Waller

If you’re one of those types who likes to talk about the episode as it happens, Amanda and John will be Tweeting during the East and West Coast airings of the episode. You might even catch a tweet or two from me as well.

Regardless, here is a space for all your Los Angeles audition episode thoughts, right here. Enjoy!!!

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Los Angeles Audition Music – SYTYCD Season 8

So far, the music of Season 8 has been stellar, so I’m excited to see what music tonight’s Los Angeles audition show brings us. I hope you’ll help me hunt down all of tonight’s music because I always rely on our awesome readers for the assist.

Los Angeles Auditions

Opening Music: Two Steps from Hell’s “Am I Not Human?” – Am I Not Human? - Invincible

Welcome to L.A.: Taio Cruz ft. Travie McCoy’s “Higher” – Higher (Bonus Track) - Rokstarr (thanks to our reader, Michelle)

Jordan Casanova (is innocent, despite her fierce alter ego, made Nigel a dirty old man): Beyonce’s “Naughty Girl” – Naughty Girl - Dangerously In Love

Derion “DC” Chapman (pregnant girlfriend, taught Nigel a dance move) intro: Bruno Mars’s “Count On Me” – Count On Me - Doo-Wops & Hooligans (Deluxe Version)

DC’s audition: Frank Sinatra’s “That’s Life” – That's Life - Nothing But the Best - The Frank Sinatra Collection (Remastered)

Arielle Coker (returning from the last two seasons, stronger) audition: Our reader Stephanie says it is Frisson’s “Groundhog Day” – Groundhog Day - Groundhog Day - Single

Yes to Vegas montage: Enrique Iglesias ft. Pitbull’s “I Like It” – I Like It (feat. Pitbull) - Euphoria (Deluxe Edition)

Audition line: The Briggs’s “This is L.A.” – This Is L.A. - Come All You Madmen

Hero McRae (Japanese dubstepper/locker) audition: Dinglesalad’s “So You Think You Can Dance Dubstep” – So You Think You Can Dubstep - So You Think You Can Dubstep - Single

Back from commercial: The Asteroids Galaxy Tour’s “The Golden Age” – The Golden Age - Fruit

Joe “Big C” Doyle (Santa krumper with the “6 pack”) intro: Run-DMC’s “Christmas in Hollis” – Christmas In Hollis - Run-DMC: Greatest Hits

Big C’s audition: Kid Sister’s “Pro Nails (Rusko remix)” – Pro Nails (Rusko Remix) - Scion Sampler, Vol. 22: Fool's Gold Remixed (thanks, Johnny B for correcting me. I keep blocking this song for some reason)

No to Big C: Mud’s “Lonely This Christmas” – Lonely This Christmas - A's, B's and Rarities

Bad dancing montage: Foreigner’s “Cold As Ice” – Cold As Ice - No End In Sight: The Very Best of Foreigner (Remastered)

Alexis Mason (Jeanine’s little sister): Our reader Ryan says it is David Lanz’s “Variations on a theme from Pachelbel’s Canon in D Major” – Variations On a Theme from Pachelbel's Canon In D Major - Best of David Lanz

Patty Anne Miller (adorable tomboy hip hopper/stylist/Berkley drummer): Ke$ha’s “Blow (Dubstep remix)” – Blow (Ke$ha Dubstep Tribute Re-Mix) - Single - Dubstep Remixers

Yes to Vegas montage: Panic! at the Disco’s “Ready to Go” – Ready to Go (Get Me Out of My Mind) - Vices & Virtues (Deluxe Version)

Sasha & Natalia Mallory (African/contemporary sister dancers) intro: Edvard Grieg’s “Hall of the Mountain King” – In the Hall of the Mountain King from “Peer Gynt” - Bedtime Classical - Music for the Smart Mind

Sasha & Natalia Mallory audition: Our reader Brenna pointed out that it’s Darnel Alexander’s “We Ride on the Wind” – We Ride On The Wind - Single - Darnel Alexander

Choreography round: Usher ft Pitbull’s “DJ Got Us Falling in Love Again” – DJ Got Us Fallin' In Love (feat. Pitbull) - DJ Got Us Fallin' In Love (feat. Pitbull) - Single

Yes montage/Vegas Week teaser: Chris Brown’s “Yeah 3X” – Yeah 3X - Yeah 3X - Single

I was so bad about the music tonight, y’all, cause I was distracted by tweeting my reactions. Help me out? 🙂

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