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SYTYCD Season 7 Top 6 (Again) Discussion Post

Sorry I’ve been a bit MIA, y’all, but I’ve been sick. One of the very few advantages of that is that I’m home “early” from work and can see SYTYCD tonight. I’m dying to find out what happens this week since we’re losing TWO dancers. Everybody’s got to dance their feet off!!! Though, not literally. We’re done with the Survivor aspect of this season…

July 28, 2010 I Written By

SYTYCD Season 7 Top 6 Results Music

Let’s jump right in.

Top 6 Group Routine
Choreographer: Kelley Abbey
Song: Lea DeLaria’s “All That Jazz” – All

Professional Performance
Group: I missed the name of the American Ballet Theater dancers! Marianya says they were Yuriko Kajiya and Jared Matthews
Song: Minkus’s “Don Quixote” – Minkus:

Featured Performance
Dancer: DJ Smart (Season 7 Top 24 dancer)
Song: Kanye West’s “Say You Will” – Say

Dance Day Videos
Song: FloRida ft. David Guetta’s “Club Can’t Handle Me” – Club

All-Star Performance
Dancers: Lauren Gottlieb
Choreographer: Wade Robson
Song: Roisin Murphy’s “Night of the Dancing Flame” – Night

Musical Performance: Enrique Iglesias ft. Pitbull’s “I Like It” – I

And a spoiler line for the solos, just in case…
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July 22, 2010 I Written By

SYTYCD Season 7 Top 6 Performance Music

We’ve seen some great music so far this season, in my opinion. I’m ready for some more. Bring it, SYTYCD.

Dancer: Lauren Froderman
All-Star: Twitch Boss
Style: Hip-hop
Choreographer: Nappytabs
Song: Ludacris and Nicki Minaj’s “My Chick Bad” – My

Dancer: Jose Ruiz
All-Star: Allison Holker
Style: Contemporary
Choreographer: Sonya Tayeh
Song: Jon Brion’s “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Theme” from the soundtrack (not on iTunes, the link is for Amazon, which was the same situation with the Beck cover of “Everybody’s Gotta Learn Sometime” from This“>my recent suggested music post).

Dancer: Robert Roldan
All-Star: Lauren Gottlieb
Style: Tyce Diorio
Choreographer: Jazz
Song: My Time with the Thrill Kill Kult’s “Wasted Time” – Wasted

Adechike’s danced a solo to Maxwell’s “This Woman’s Work” – This

Dancer: Kent Boyd
All-Star: Kathryn McCormick
Style: Jazz
Choreographer: Sonya Tayeh
Song: Janelle Monae’s “Tightrope” – Tightrope And here’s a link to download it for free from rcrdlbl, as our reader Lisa pointed out on my free music post.

Robert danced a solo to Trevor Hall’s “Parachutes” – Parachutes

Lauren danced a solo to Elisa’s “The Waves” – The

Dancer: Adechike Torbert
All-Star: Comfort Fedoke
Style: Lyrical Hip-hop
Choreographer: Nappytabs
Song: Alicia Keys’ “Fallin'” – Fallin'

Jose danced a solo to James Browns’ “Give It Up or Turnit a Loose” – Give

Kent danced a solo to Boyz II Men’s “End of the Road (acapella)” – End

Dancers: Lauren Froderman and Robert Roldan
Style: Samba
Choreographer: Dmitry Chaplin
Song: Debi Nova’s “Drummer Boy (SYTYCD remix)” – Drummer (the regular version, NOT the SYTYCD remix, which isn’t available yet as far as I know)

Dancers: Adechike Torbert and Jose Ruiz
Style: Paso doble
Choreographer: Dmitry Chaplin
Song: James Dooley’s “The Arrival Arrival/Rampage Rampage/Continued Existence Continued

Dancers: Kent Boyd and Billy Boyd (as played by Twitch Boss)
Style: Steppin’
Choreographer: Chuck Maldonado
Song: Kid Sister’s “Pro Nails (Rusko remix)” – Pro

July 21, 2010 I Written By

SYTYCD Top 6 Results Thoughts (Finale Part II)

It hasn’t been a terribly long time since the season began (or since Season 5, for that matter), but that doesn’t mean that I haven’t been rabidly looking forward to tonight’s finale show.

My thoughts, as they happen…

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December 16, 2009 I Written By

SYTYCD Top 6 Results Music (Finale Part II)

Many, everybody’s been killing me with anticipation today on Twitter, so I have HIGH EXPECTATIONS for tonight’s show, including the music.

Opening song, layered over the Top 6 talking: “Sweet Disposition” The Temper Trap - Conditions - Sweet Disposition-The Temper Trap (thanks Blair!)

Kelly Abby Top 19 Group Routine: “Scared of Me” Fredde le Grand - Scared of Me (feat. Mitch Crown) - EP - Scared of Me (Radio Edit)-Fredde Le Grand ft. Mitch Crown

SPOILERS from here on out.

Lil C’s favorite with Russell, Legacy and Kevin: “Beggin'” Madcon - Beggin' - Single - Beggin'-Madcon

Adam’s favorite with Ellenore and Jakob: “Tore My Heart” Oona - Tore My Heart - Single - Tore My Heart-OONA and Dave Tweedie

Nigel’s favorite with Peter, Bianca and Phillip: “Take the A Train” Ella Fitzgerald - Pure Ella - Take the "A" Train-Ella Fitzgerald

Mary’s request for new routine that the DiLillos danced and choreographed themselves: “Straight To…Number 1” Touch & Go - I Find You Very Attractive - Straight To... Number One-Touch & Go

Leona Lewis performs the theme from Avatar (who apparently sponsored tonight): “I See You” Leona Lewis - Avatar (Music from the Motion Picture) - I See You (Theme from Avatar)

The Groovaloos perform to “Groovaloo Street” by Rapier & Burns (not yet on iTunes)

Nigel’s favorite with Kathryn & Jakob: “At This Moment” Michael Bublé - Crazy Love (Deluxe Edition) - At This Moment-Michael Buble

Tyce’s favorite with Mollee & Nathan: “Azeem O Shaan” A. R. Rahman - Jodhaa Akbar - Azeem O Shaan Shahenshah -AR Rahman from Jodhaa Akbar

Ryan is #6 to “Where It Ends” 16 Frames - Where It Ends - Where It Ends-16 Frames

Adam Lambert performs “Whataya Want From Me” Adam Lambert - For Your Entertainment - Whataya Want from Me

Season 6 highlights recap to “Guardian Angel” The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus - Don't You Fake It - Your Guardian Angel by Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

Ashleigh is #5 to “Never Say Never” The Fray - The Fray - Never Say Never-The Fray

Adam’s favorite with Ellenore & Legacy: “Machine Gun” Portishead - Third - Machine Gun-Portishead

Debbie’s favorite with Noelle & Russell (tape): “Frog Dance Mickey Hart - Supralingua - Frog Dance-Mickey Hart

Ellenore is #4 to “Breathe” Ryan Star - Breathe - Single - Breathe-Ryan Star

Lil C’s favorite with Ariana, Channing, Nathan and Jakob: “Cryin'” k.d. lang - Live by Request - Crying-kd lang

Mary’s favorite with Kathryn & Russell (tape): “I Can Transform Ya” Chris Brown - I Can Transform Ya (feat. Lil Wayne & Swizz Beatz) - Single - I Can Transform Ya (feat. Lil Wayne & Swizz Beatz)-Chris Brown

Mary J. Blige performs “I Am” Mary J. Blige - I Am - Single - I Am

Nigel’s favorite – the Top 20 group routine: “Comanche” The Revels - Pulp Fiction (Music from the Motion Picture) - Comanche-The Revels

Kathryn (NO!!) is #3 to “Something Beautiful” Needtobreathe - The Outsiders (Deluxe Version) - Something Beautiful-Needtobreathe

Jennifer Lopez performs (with SYTYCD girls from Season 6 and seasons past!) Louboutins (not on iTunes yet)

The recap of Russell and Jakob’s journeys was played to “Time of Our Lives” Paul van Dyk - Reflections - Time of Our Lives -Paul van Dyk (thanks again, Sokko!)

We had such amazing music on the show this season! Check it all out here.

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Season 6 Top 6 Predictions?

When I saw this picture on the SYTYCD site, I couldn’t help wondering if my Power Rankings were already done for me. A picture’s worth a thousand words, after all…


It’s not necessarily what I’d like. I’d love if the final two were Kathryn and Ellenore. But, I have a feeling this picture (unconsciously on the part of Fox and the SYTYCD folks, maybe) predicts the order of the Top 6. First, Ryan and Ashleigh will get eliminated. Then Ellenore and Russell most likely. And, I suspect the final two are gonna be Kathryn and Jakob. It might even be in this particular order…

I’ll do a proper Power Ranking after tonight’s Finale Part I, but I think this pretty much this says it all. What do you think?

December 15, 2009 I Written By

Season 6 – Season of the Flip Flop?

I’d like to share a bit of yet another conversation between me and John and see what y’all think.

Emilie: and this season, i’ve felt like a flip flopper.John: you are a flip flopperalthough, i think a lot of people have flip flopped this seasonEmilie: i haven’t flip flopped THAT much this seasoni liked my favorites pretty early the only ones i flip flopped on were ashleigh, legacy and mollee oh, i flip flopped on karen, too.

Yes, I’m aware that I flip flopped on whether or not I was a flip flopper. 🙂 So, let me be honest with myself and with all of you.

-I liked Mollee and then didn’t. And then did again after she got to the Top 10 and switched partners.

-I liked Karen and didn’t like Ashleigh. And then I liked Ashleigh better and Karen a lot less. And then Karen left and Ashleigh peaked (in my opinion) and I was ready for her to go again.

-I didn’t like Legacy, but then I was impressed by him in a lot of his routines with Kathryn. And then less impressed (or at least less reliably so) when he switched partners.

But it’s not just SYTYCD dancers I flip flopped over this fall season. I disliked most of Louis van Amstel’s work on SYTYCD, but out of curiosity (and John’s peer pressure), I started watching Dancing with the Stars sporadically. Louis’s partnership with Kelly Osbourne on there made me fall for him and his work. I’m excited to see more of it on SYTYCD in the future. Will that happen?

However, I also had a few solid passions this season. Peter. Sigh. Really wish he could be on the tour. Maybe the tappers could be “special guests,” eh Nigel? Loved Ellenore since Vegas and love her more today. Grew to love Noelle and Kathryn quickly into the Top 20. While I admire Jakob and I’ll be satisfied if (if? ha!) he’s the winner, I’m much more passionate about the girls this season, especially Kathryn and Ellenore.

Did anybody else feel like a flip flopper this season? Who made you flip flop? Any of the dancers have your love from day one?

December 14, 2009 I Written By

So You Think You Can Dance Music from Top 6 Elimination – Goodbye Chelsie and Mark

Always sad to see any of the dancers leave at this point, but I am happy to say that I predicted that Mark and Chelsie would go home. More on that in a different post, this post is for the music from the top 6 SYTYCD elimination show. As always here’s my link to all the So You Think You Can Dance music.

Group dance: “The Rose” sung by Bette Midler (Choereographer: Mandy Moore)
Bette Midler - Best Ballads - The Rose
Guest dancer(s): Lil’ Demon danced to the song “Planet Rock” sung by Afrika Bambaataa & The Soul Sonic Force
Afrika Bambaataa & The Soul Sonic Force - Planet Rock - Planet Rock
Musical guest: “Just Dance”-Lady GaGa
Lady GaGa feat. Colby O'Donis - Just Dance (Remixes) - EP - Just Dance
Just Dance – Original Music Video

Courtney Galiano danced a solo to the song “Almost Lover” – A Fine Frenzy
A Fine Frenzy - Almost Lover - Single - Almost Lover
Almost Lover – Original Music Video
Mark Kanemura danced a solo to the song “Wind It Up (Original Neptunes Mix)” – Gwen Stefani
Various Artists - Gwen Stefani Piano Tribute - Wind It Up (Original Neptunes Mix)
Katee Shean danced a solo to the song “Beautiful Disaster” – Jon McLaughlin
Jon McLaughlin - Indiana - Beautiful Disaster
Beautiful Disaster – Original Music Video
Joshua Allen danced a solo to the song “I Can Make You Dance” – Zapp
Zapp - Zapp III - I Can Make You Dance, Pt. 1
Chelsie Hightower danced a solo to the song “The Girl’s Gone Wild” – Travis Tritt
Travis Tritt - The Girl's Gone Wild - Single - The Girl's Gone Wild
The Girl's Gone Wild – Original Music Video
Stephen “Twitch” Boss danced a solo to the song “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” – Bobby McFerrin
Bobby McFerrin - Best of Bobby McFerrin - Don't Worry, Be Happy
Don't Worry Be Happy – Original Music Video


Chelsie Hightower’s Elimination Music was “Come Home” by OneRepublic
OneRepublic - Dreaming Out Loud - Come Home
Mark Kanemura’s elimination music was “All I Can See” by Brendon James
Brendan James - The Day Is Brave - All I Can See

July 31, 2008 I Written By

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

My Evaluation of the SYTYCD Top 6

I think this has to be the closest top 6 that has ever happened on SYTYCD. The biggest problem for me is that I don’t have a clear favorite like I did in season 2 and I totally loved Heidi even if I knew she wouldn’t win. It was still exciting because I was cheering for someone. Even last year was interesting for me, because I really didn’t like Danny Tidwell and so I was rooting for whoever would take him down. Thank you Sabra for doing that for me. This year is much harder since I love them all.

All of that said, here’s my take on the SYTYCD Top 6. Please leave your thoughts on them in the comments.

Chelsie Hightower – She reminds me a lot of Heidi, but I must admit that personally she kind of freaks me out that almost every male dancer has said that she acts more like a boy. I like my girls to act like girls. Of course, you never notice it on the dance floor, but I would have been happier if they left that out. She also isn’t nearly as humble as Heidi was at learning new dances and listening to the judges. I think she has a pretty reasonable chance of winning. Not to mention Chelise Hightower, the mormon, should do really well with the mormon vote. Seemed to work for Benji Schwimmer. However, I personally don’t think it will be enough for Chelsie to win SYTYCD.

Courtney Galiano – Courtney has to be the nicest most innocent looking girl that has ever appeared on SYTYCD. I really hate when she’s getting camera close up and does her pouty face. Goes a little bit too far for me. I like the sincerity that she is really afraid of getting sent home, but it just seems way to overblown for me. Her solos haven’t really been anything special to me, but her couples dances have almost all blown me away. Courtney has one of the best looks they’ve had on SYTYCD

Joshua Allen – For some reason Joshua Allen shot straight to the top of my list of favorite dancers near the beginning of this season. I have a feeling it’s his sincere love for dancing and humility in trying to learn new dances. Whatever it is, I think America has seen the same thing. I just hope that Mary and Nigel’s kiss of death tonight won’t cause a surprise and make it so Joshua supporters stop voting for him. Doesn’t he also have a little bit of Donyelle in him? Has any other guy been as big as him?

Katee Shean – The judges have honestly described Katee almost dead on. She really does have a unique quality that is beautiful to watch no matter what dance she’s doing. Amazing to see how far she’s come. It would have been fun to see if her friend could have done the same, but maybe we’ll find out next year. Katee’s had some really tough routines that she’s killed. My only question is whether she’s popular enough with America. I just hope she makes the top 4 so we get to see her dance some more.

Mark Kanemura – I don’t mind throwing Mark a bit of Hawaiian pride since I lived there for a couple years. He’s absolutely unique in his style. The problem I have with Mark is that I can’t remember one thing he’s done that has blown me away. I can’t remember anything bad either, but if he wants to win it all he’s got to WOW us. I can’t remember him ever Wowing me.

Twitch – Good old Twitch. Happy to see him making it this far after all the past failed attempts. America loves and underdog story for the most part, but I honestly don’t see Twitch as a pure underdog. He appeared in Hairspray and choreographed in Asia for a while. All of this said, he’s still fantastic to watch dance his solo. Either him or Joshua are my favorite solos of this bunch. Too bad I don’t think Twitch is going to be able to garner enough votes to win it all. Have no fear, I’m sure he’ll be brought back next year to do some choreography.

What does this all mean? My prediction is a no brainer for the guys. Mark Kanemura is getting sent home. The girls is much harder. I really can’t choose. So, I’ll just go out on a limb and say that Chelsie Hightower is going home (I won’t be surprised if I’m wrong). I mostly guess that, because I’d LOVE to see Katee and Courtney do a dance together in the SYTYCD finale. That makes my predicted top 4:
Courtney Gailano
Katee Shean
Joshua Allen

Am I right or wrong?

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