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In Defense of International All-Stars

In my last post about potential Season 8 All-Stars, I asked whether people would like to see dancers from SYTYCD around the world participate as All-Stars. So far, it’s not very positive. Allow me to post these videos as defense for the awesomeness of my idea. šŸ™‚

Exhibit 1 – Denys and Amanda of SYTYCD Canada Season 3 (Winner and Runner-Up)

This was their FIRST performance together and made it pretty obvious that they were going all the way. Mary Murphy cameo, fyi.

You should watch all their routines, but their “Hey Hey” house routine was pretty impressive.

Exhibit 2 – Robbie and Ivy of SYTYCD Australia Season 3 (Winner and 3rd place)

NOBODY thought Robbie would pull off a Paso doble with Ivy, but he killed it. Ivy really made him a better dancer/performer and I think it’s due to their partnership that he made it all the way.

Also, their “Bad Romance” is NOT to be missed. Another Mary Murphy cameo.

Exhibit 3 – Charlie and Tommy of SYTYCD United Kingdom (Winner and Runner-Up)

Again, Tommy was another guy who was misjudged a bit and his partnership with Charlie (who was an early frontrunner) really gave him a chance to shine and grow. In keeping with my Latin theme, their tango:

But, of course, their most memorable routine is probably their week 1 hip hop.

These are just a handful of routines from some of the top dancers of the English-speaking SYTYCD franchises. If we don’t have International All-Stars, SYTYCD US really should find a way to feature some of these amazing dancers on our stage and give American audiences better access to the episodes. Luckily, the BBC put theirs online last season and I imagine they’ll do that again for SYTYCD UK Season 2, which is coming up soon.

October 25, 2010 I Written By

SYTYCD UK Streaming Video Finale

This is my first time doing a streaming video, so let me know if you have any trouble. Enjoy!!

[Later: The Charlie-Tommy Tango and the Lizzie-Alastair Samba might not play automatically. Don’t miss. They’re a bit out of order, but you can select them manually on the menu above if they don’t play automatically.]

February 16, 2010 I Written By

SYTYCD UK Top 6 Videos

Time again to check out the videos from the SYTYCD UK top 6. You can find their performances embedded below. I’m sure that they’re out of order. Sorry about that. However, I did try and make sure that the results stuff was in the right order. Just some of the judges comments might sound off since the performances aren’t in the right order. Enjoy!

As always, you can find the music from this episode of SYTYCD UK here.

February 7, 2010 I Written By

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

SYTYCD UK Video Online Streaming Top 8

I apologize to those that have been waiting for the SYTYCD UK top 8 videos. Now you can watch the online streaming video of SYTYCD UK on the YouTube videos below. Emilie has also posted the songs from this episode of SYTYCD UK. Note: this is divided into 24 clips.

Thanks to McPhee for helping me out when I was slacking.

February 2, 2010 I Written By

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

So You Think You Can Dance UK Videos – Top 10

Ok, time for those in the US and around the world to be able to enjoy the videos from So You Think You Can Dance UK’s top 10. There are a number of videos, but they should just play automatically:

Also, be sure to check out the music from this episode of SYTYCD UK.

January 25, 2010 I Written By

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

SYTYCD UK Video – Week 2

We’re back once again with the latest videos from SYTYCD UK. As always, this is divided up into a bunch of clips (13 to be exact). SYTYCD UK does the audition show and the results show pretty much right after each other. So, this is both the performance and results show for SYTYCD UK week 2. Emilie has already posted the SYTYCD UK week 2 music in case you’re interested in downloading one of the songs on the show. Enjoy!

January 17, 2010 I Written By

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

So You Think You Can Dance UK Week 1 Streaming Video

I know that many of you are looking for the video of So You Think You Can Dance UK. Someone was kind enough to upload it to YouTube for all to be able to enjoy week 1 of SYTYCD UK. It’s divided into 15 clips below and it should just stream one video after the other. I still need to watch and make sure I got the order correct for the results show, but I think I’m pretty close. I’ll update the post once I’ve watched and know the order of SYTYCD UK week 1 videos are correct. The special guest is off, but I like it better that way. Then, you see the solos right before the judges comments.

You should also check out the full list of SYTYCD UK week 1 music.

Feel free to start a discussion about the first SYTYCD UK performance episode in the comments as well. Plenty to talk about I’m sure.

January 10, 2010 I Written By

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

So You Think You Can Dance UK Meet the Top 7 Girls

And here are the videos for the Top 7 Girls of Season 1 of SYTYCD UK. Enjoy!

Anabel Kutay
(Apparently, hers is not available like the others. I’ll put it up when/if it is)

Charlie Bruce

Chloe Campbell

Hayley Newton

Lizzie Gough

Mandy Montanez

Yanet Fuentes

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So You Think You Can Dance UK Meet The Top 7 Guys

Enjoy these videos to introduce the Top 7 Guys from Season 1 of SYTYCD UK!

Alastair Poslethwaite

Chris Piper

Drew McOine

Gavin Tsang

Mark Calape

Robbie White

Tommy Franzen

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So You Think You Can Dance UK Top 14 Dancers

Check out the full list of dancers who made it to the Top 14 on the first season of So You Think You Can Dance UK:

SYTYCD UK Top 14 Female Contestants
Charlie Bruce is a 19 year old Jazz dancer from Beckenham
Chloƫ Campbell is a 25 year old Jazz dancer from Hanwell
Yanet Fuentes is a 27 year old Salsa dancer from Cuba
Lizzie Gough is a 25 year old Hip-Hop dancer from London
Anabel Kutay is a 26 year old Contemporary dancer from Manchester
Mandy Montanez is a 31 year old ContemporaryĀ Jazz dancer from Maryland/London
Hayley Newton is a 26 year old Musical Jazz dancer from Surrey

SYTYCD UK Top 14 Male Contestants
Mark Calape is a 24 year old Hip-Hop dancer from Milton Keynes
Tommy Franzen is a 28 year old Hip-Hop dancer from Sweden
Drew McOine is a 24 year old Contemporary dancer from London
Chris Piper is a 26 year old Contemporary dancer from London
Alastair Poslethwaite is a 28 year old BalletĀ / Contemporary dancer from Preston
Gavin Tsang is a 23 year old ContemporaryĀ Jazz dancer from Shrewsbury
Robbie White is a 22 year old Contemporary dancer from Manchester

In case you missed the first episode, you can find the SYTYCD UK video here and also the music from the SYTYCD UK episode 1.

Let’s hear which dancers are your favorites? It’s still too early for me to really have a major favorite, but I’m feeling like the boys are stronger than the girls in this group. There’s something about the swagger and confidence that the guys have that’s really nice and missing from most of the girls. However, there are some interesting girls in the SYTYCD UK top 14 as well. What are your thoughts?

January 8, 2010 I Written By

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