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Top 18 Power Rankings

Sorry this is late my computer battery completely died last night so I had to rewrite this entire post at work today.

We start the show off with another great opening number choreographed by Tyce. Anyone else try to guess who the choreographer is before Cat announces his or her name?

Looks like they decided to change up the format from last year by having the eliminations at the top of the show. I’m not too crazy about it but with no results show there isn’t too many options. That being said; Mariah, Carlos, Brittany, Jade, Makensie, and Alan landed in the bottom 3 girls and guys. The judges saved Makensie and Alan right away, leaving the other four to dance for their life. I really wasn’t all that impressed with the solos. Carlos and Brittany fell victim to the first cut last night…sad to see them go but happy to still see them dance one more time.

Now on to the dancing, and it seemed the choreographers stepped up their game making my job harder. Here are my thoughts on last night.

Top 3

Jasmine & Aaron: Nappy Tabs created another fantastic lyrical hip-hop. I felt that they both tapped into the emotion of the dance and really made it come to life. Jasmine did seem outshine Aaron but not by much.

Makensie & Paul: This was my favorite dance of the night and I’ll admit I watched it about five more times last night. Sean created a fun jazz to show off a new side of Paul and Makensie. I really hope these two are safe.

Amy & Fik-Shun: There is just something about these two pair together I just love. I loved the bellhop theme, and the looked like they were having fun. I really don’t have much more to say other than I ‘d like to seem them get a genre outside both of their comfort zones.

Middle 4

Alexis & Nico: Such a beautiful sequel to the original dance (season 7 Robert & Kathryn). I think they redeemed themselves in the judges’ eyes after last week. Alexis was unsure if she could be able to pick up where Kathryn left off, but she did. Nico is going to be one of those dancers that I can watch dance all day.  Now I want to see these dances done back to back.

Jenna & Tucker: I really like this number despite there not being enough cha cha steps. I would say it learned more towards jazz, but that’s not their fault.  I’m sure they will get another chance at ballroom. Lots of chemistry between them is what helped make the dance more enjoyable.

Jasmine M. & Alan: While it was a fantastic tango, something was just not right. I think Jasmine’s costume really did not work with the dance. While is was pretty I just felt like a longer dress would have kept her lines longer and a darker color would have been nice too.

Hayley & Curtis: I felt like I watched a different dance than the judges did. They both danced well but it was the choreography I didn’t care for, but I also think Christina made a great point too, about dancing to words of the song.

Bottom 3

Mariah & Carlos: I not sure why I didn’t care for this dance, I found it kind of hard to connect with Mariah. She danced well but something was missing for me.

Malece & Jade: I always find the Bollywood numbers to be fun to watch. While the technique wasn’t great they both did a good job. I would have ranked this higher but the other dances overshadowed it.

Brittany & BluPrint: I found myself watching Brittany in this Spencer Lift Broadway routine. This piece would have been great if BluPrint was able to let go and just have fun with the dance.

So who will be in danger of leaving next week?

Girls: Mariah, Hayley, or Jasmine M.

Guys: BluPrint, Jade, and I can’t decide on a third

July 3, 2013 I Written By

Dance is one of my biggest passions. I grew up dancing at Augusta West Dance Studio (the same studio that Kathryn McCormick). I have a BFA in theatre/dance from Valdosta State University. Tap is my favorite style of dance.

So You Think You Can Dance Canada – Top 18 Results Show

Leah Miller opened the show stating over one million votes came in…. Is it just me or does it look like Leah has had some botox? I noticed this last week – her face seemed… tightly pulled…. and it’s not just because I don’t like her….

We had a great Top 18 Bollywood routine choreographed by Longinus Fernandes. It was colourful and hard hitting. I felt the women out performed the men overall, just a general observation.


Natalie & Danny (who I placed 6th in my Power Rankings) were safe.

Melanie M & Cody (who I placed 2nd in my Power Rankings) were safe.

Amy & Vincent (who I placed 1st in my Power Rankings) were safe.

Anthony & Corynne (who I placed 8th and as Bottom 3) were NOT safe.

Nicholas & Jenna (who I placed 7th and as Bottom 3) were NOT safe.

Tara-Jean & Everett (who I placed 5th in my Power Rankings) were safe.

Kim & Emanuel (who I placed 3rd in my Power Rankings) were safe.

Jayme Rae & Daniel (who I placed 4th in my Power Rankings) were safe.

Melanie B & Austin (who I placed 9th and as Bottom 3) were NOT safe.

So I predicted 3/3 of the Bottom 3 couples (Not Bad for my first Power Ranking Post!)


Anthony – lot’s of hips and shaking

Nicholas – lot’s of tricks and high energy

Austin – solid performer if only I felt his attitude was as great as his dancing

Corynne – simple but pretty dance

Jenna Lynn – lot’s of kicks and power

Melanie B – passionate

Good – Bye

Anthony & Melanie B went home.


Good Results Show – Loved the Bollywood – Wasn’t surprised with the results.

September 2, 2009 I Written By

I am a blogger and reality tv lover. I blog here for SYTYCD but mostly the Canada version, since I live in Vancouver BC. I also blog about other reality tv shows on my own blog

So You Think You Can Dance Canada – Top 18 Getting to Know You…

I love the little clips they show before a routine.

This week was “What people may not know about….”

  • Melanie M – OCD Planner
  • I can relate to this… I am a bit similar

  • Cody – Acts like a Bunny
  • It was cute… he is adorable

  • TJ – Superstitious (carries wood with her so she can knock-on-wood)
  • Wow! This made me laugh so hard… she really carries a lil stick with her everywhere?

  • Everett – Taps Everywhere
  • That would get a tad annoying

  • Emanuel – Has a massage Stick he takes everywhere
  • I think it’s funny everyone wants to use it

  • Kim – Wore glasses as a kid
  • I loved seeing the photos of her as a kid with all the geeky frames

  • Amy – Secret/shy dancer
  • I have a friend who is the same way – I finally got to see her dance after several years.

  • Vincent – older sister who dressed him like a girl
  • OMG I totally thought it *was* one of his sisters as a baby in the bikini

  • Jayme – “Barfgirl” because she got sick at auditions from nerves
  • This kind of grossed me out – TMI

  • Daniel – brushes his hair all the time
  • My friend is the same way… he has the same hair as Daniel (almost no hair) and always brushes it…

  • Anthony – always makes sound effects
  • I always love interesting sound FX people can create

  • Corynne – giggles…. all the time
  • I like her – though I think she’d get on my nerves with all the giggles

  • Nicholas – miracle baby born only 2 pounds
  • Awn… I always love when the premie babies grow up and live life to it’s fullest

  • Jenna – Has three brothers and all have “J” Names
  • My friends parents did the same thing… with “J”

  • Danny – loves candy
  • Sweet Tooth for a Sweetie

  • Natalie – interested in Marine Biologist
  • My Uncle is a marine biologist, I used to be interested in it as a career now it’s more of a hobby

  • Austin – was a child star
  • blah – no wonder he has a big head

  • Melanie B – studies medicine
  • Random.

    September 1, 2009 I Written By

    I am a blogger and reality tv lover. I blog here for SYTYCD but mostly the Canada version, since I live in Vancouver BC. I also blog about other reality tv shows on my own blog

    Power Rankings – So You Think You Can Dance Canada – Top 18

    I always get nervous doing these power rankings, especially so early on when we haven’t seen enough of the dancers to really predict or forecast… however, I enjoy watching and will base my Power Rankings on what I saw, heard and felt about each couple’s routine.

    1. Amy & Vincent
    Contemporary with Blake McGrath
    “When You Say My Name” – Mario Spinetti

    I had goosebumps. Yes, I think Blake is a God. Yes, I am biased because of that. It was dark but this routine was beautifully choreographed and beautifully danced and it was memorable. People will vote for this!!! It was my favourite tonight!!!

    2. Melanie M & Cody
    Crump with Lil C
    “Buck N Roll” – Tha J Squad

    I love that Melanie is so versatile and even though I think Cody has the “Evan Syndrome” (Of being too cute to be “nasty” or “crump”) the two of them worked well together and they are both favourites of mine so I am thrilled they are paired together. They are likable and they rocked it so not only are they not bottom 3 I think they would be top 3 if they announced those results!

    3. Emanuel & Kim
    Theatre with Sean Cheeseman
    “Maybe This Time” – Connie Fisher

    I think Theatre can get too “Cheesey” with “Cheeseman” (heh heh!) but this was well done and the facial expressions and emotion was perfectly done. Emanuel (as someone noted in a previous comment) is very well-known in Canada for his figure skating, so I think people will continue to vote for him as he already has a huge fan-base.

    4. Jayme & Daniel
    Dance Hall with JaeBlaze
    “So Fine” – Sean Paul

    I don’t know this “Dance Hall” style, the choreo *seemed* simple (or maybe they just mastered it) but it was entertaining and I think people will vote for things that entertain them, especially when they aren’t dance instructors or specialists, bottom line is entertaining or not.. this was.

    5. Tara-Jean & Everett
    Salsa with Tony Meredith & Melanie LePatin
    “Ana Pa’ Mi Tambor” – La Excelencia

    I thought there were some awkward transitions but overall it was sexy and hot. She’s a looker and he is pretty adorable also. The routine was good enough to get calls I hope.

    6. Danny & Natalie
    Jazz with Melissa Williams
    “Please Don’t Leave Me” – Pink

    The boy underwear was distracting and awkward but the dancing was good. I am a huge fan of Natalie but tonight I felt she was a bit frantic, though her “character” was supposed to be a bit crazed… It was an average routine, with the exception of the spins which I loved.

    ——————- BOTTOM 3 PREDICTIONS ——————-

    7. Nicholas & Jenna
    Hip Hop with Show Tyme
    “Blast Off” – P. Diddy & Fam

    It wasn’t as hard-hitting as it could have been and though I agree he did a better job than she did, I think the judges were too rough on Jenna. This could bring in some sympathy votes on her behalf, but mostly I think it was an average performance with a mismatched couple who will be in the bottom 3.

    8. Anthony & Corynne
    Paso Doble with Tony & Melanie
    “Fuego” – Bond

    This seemed like difficult choreo and style for week 2. There was the fall, and though I don’t think it phased them enough to be a strike against them necessarily, I also don’t find Paso Doble very exciting typically… I have seen some very powerful routines that I enjoyed but this one was just average for me personally, not enough to make me want to vote sadly, I really do like Corynne (and her giggles)

    9. Austin & Melanie B
    Smooth Waltz with Danny Quillman
    “Nights in White Satin” – Il Divo

    I am not a ballroom expert, so when it comes to these routines I usually watch the feet unless something else is exceptionally interesting to captivate my attention. This routine didn’t have anything to captivate me and while watching their feet I noticed a lot of off-beat steps and awkward footing. It was pretty, but not entertaining for me. Add that they are a new couple because of being bottom 3 last week… I predict they will find themselves there once more this week. I am a bit biased, I don’t really like Austin, I mean he seems like a great dancer (his solo last week was fantastic) but his personality rubs me the wrong way ever since the group routines during audition finales… meh!

    Feel free to comment what do you think?

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    Music from the Top 18 on So You Think You Can Dance

    We’ve been doing our best to keep all of the So You Think You Can Dance 2008 music updated. Here’s the latest installment of the music from the top 18 couples show on June 18, 2008. Which song and dance was your favorite?

    Chelsea Traille and Thayne Jasperson danced Jazz to the song Untouched sung by The Veronicas choreographed by Mandy Moore
    The Veronicas - Hook Me Up - Untouched
    Chelsie Hightower and Mark Kanemura danced Argentine tango to the song Mi Confesión sung by Gotan Project choreographed by Alex Da Silva
    Gotan Project - Lunático - Mi Confesión
    Jessica King and William Wingfield danced Hip hop to the song Whatever U Like sung by Nicole Scherzinger choreographed by Olisa Thompson and Cicely Bradley
    Nicole Scherzinger - Serena Williams' Interval Run - Whatever U Like
    Kourtni Lind and Matt Dorame danced Foxtrot to the song A Foggy Day in London Town sung by Michael Bublé choreographed by Jean-Marc Genereux
    Michael Bublé - It's Time - A Foggy Day (In London Town)
    Courtney Galiano and Gev Manoukian danced Contemporary to the song Lost sung by Anouk choreographed by Mandy Moore
    Anouk - Hotel New York - Lost
    Katee Shean and Joshua Allen danced Broadway to the song All for the Best from Godspell choreographed by Tyce DiOrio
    Stephen Schwartz - Godspell - 2001 National Touring Cast Recording - All for the Best
    Susie Garcia and Marquis Cunningham danced Salsa to the song Aguanilé sung by Willie Colón and Héctor Lavoe choreographed by Alex Da Silva
    Héctor Lavoe - A Man & His Music - Aguanile (feat. Willie Colón)
    Kherington Payne and Twitch Boss danced Viennese waltz to the song A New Day Has Come sung by Celine Dion choreographed by Jean-Marc Genereux
    Céline Dion - A New Day Has Come - A New Day Has Come
    Comfort Fedoke and Chris Jarosz danced Krump to the song Come and Get Me sung by Timbaland feat. 50 Cent, Tony Yayo & Mira Craig choreographed by Lil’ C
    Timbaland - Shock Value - Come and Get Me (feat. 50 Cent & Tony Yayo)

    June 19, 2008 I Written By

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