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Monday, August 24, 2009

So You Think You're In The Canadian Top 20?

So You Think You Can Dance Canada - The Top 20 Are Announced - Ep. 205

Okay, so they started showing the final solo's before they cut the final 46 into the Top 20, but then they got shorter and shorter and moved right onto the final announcements. Okay, sure, anyways, most of my predictions and preferences made it in, but a few names were notably missing from the Top 20, including Camille Norton (who I thought was a shoo-in), Jeff Mortensen (the Ukrainian dancer that was smooth as silk in his contemporary), Jonathan Arsineau (the one with some brain abnormality and who wasn't camera ready according to the judges... REALLY? What the?) and Sebastian Mirsch (? Mirsh? who wasn't ready but looks like a cupie doll or David Archuleta's younger brother (if that's possible)).

But alas, here they are! The So You Think You Can Dance Canada Season 2 Top 20:

I'm actually not convinced it's the BEST Top 20 that they keep claiming (which these shows keep claiming every season, sometimes which I actually do agree, sometimes I don't) but then again, this time last year, I didn't even know who Vincent and Lisa were, and Danny, Allie, Miles, Arrassay and Romina were barely in my radar, and look how awesome they turned out!

So this year's batch seems to derive heavily from the Toronto area (yah the T-dot! Though considering the GTA has about 1/6th the population of the country, it sort of makes sense). With 6 from the GTA, 5 more from Quebec (oh those talented artsy Frenchies!) and 4 from Alberta (oh those talented oil drilling Albertans! (okay yes, I know Edmonton has quite the arts community actually)) and 3 from Vancouver (There are more Albertan's than BC'ers?).

Plus, while there's the usual array of contemporary dancers, there seems to be quite a few Hip-Hop/B-Boy/Urban dancers, at least for a group of Canadians!

Amy Gardner
Age: 21
Occupation: Professional Dancer, Instructor, Choreographer
Hometown: Calgary, AB
Audition City: Montreal
Style: Contemporary
Reminds Me Of: Kherington Payne (SYTYCD S4)


Anthony Grafton
Age: 24
Occupation: Bartender/Server
Hometown: Calgary, AB
Audition City: Edmonton
Style: Ballroom
Reminds Me Of: Mark Kanemura (SYTYCD S4)


Austin Di Iulio
Age: 19
Occupation: Actor and Dancer
Hometown: Mississauga, ON
Audition City: Toronto
Style: Contemporary
Reminds Me Of: Chachi Arcola (Happy Days)


Cody Bonnell
Age: 19
Occupation: Dancer
Hometown: Unionville, ON (The town next to mine! And where the Gilmore Girls pilot was shot. The REAL Stars Hollow!)
Audition City: Toronto
Style: Hip-Hop
Reminds Me Of: Ivan Koumaev (SYTYCD S2)


Corynne Barron
Age: 18
Occupation: Dancer
Hometown: Edmonton, AB
Audition City: Edmonton
Style: Classical Contemporary
Reminds Me Of: Natalie Fotopoulos (SYTYCD S2)


Daniel Dory
Age: 23
Occupation: Dancer
Hometown: Montreal, QC
Audition City: Montreal
Style: Hip-Hop/House
Reminds Me Of: Dario Millard (SYTYCD CA S1) or Ryan Rankine (SYTYCD S2)


Danny Lawn
Age: 21
Occupation: Professional Dancer
Hometown: Brockville, ON
Audition City: Toronto
Style: Contemporary
Reminds Me Of: Chris Jarosz (SYTYCD S4)


Emanuel Sandhu
Age: 28
Occupation: Athlete, Dancer, Singer
Hometown: Vancouver, BC
Audition City: Toronto
Style: Contemporary/Ballet
Reminds Me Of: Emanuel Sandhu, (Olympic skater and Canadian Mens Figure Skating National Champion)


Everett Smith
Age: 25
Occupation: Dancer
Hometown: Glen Morris, ON
Audition City: Toronto
Style: Tap
Reminds Me Of: Danny Arbour (SYTYCD CA S1)


Jayme Rae Dailey
Age: 21
Occupation: Dancer
Hometown: Montreal, QC
Audition City: Montreal
Style: Contemporary
Reminds Me Of: Jeanine Mason (SYTYCD S5) or Jamie Goodwin (SYTYCD S3)


Jenna Lynn Higgins
Age: 18
Occupation: Dancer and performer
Hometown: Toronto, ON
Audition City: Toronto
Style: Jazz/Lyrical
Reminds Me Of: Sabra Johnson (SYTYCD S3)


Kim Gingras
Age: 23
Occupation: Dancer and performer/ girlfriend to Vincent (SYTYCD CA S1)
Hometown: Montreal, QC
Audition City: Montreal
Style: Hip-Hop
Reminds Me Of: Caroline Torti (SYTYCD CA S1)


Melanie Buttarazzi
Age: 22
Occupation: Dancer, Dance Teacher and Choreographer
Hometown: Woodbridge, ON
Audition City: Toronto
Style: Latin Ballroom
Reminds Me Of: Romina D'Ugo (SYTYCD CA S1) or Courtney Galiano (SYTYCD S3)


Melanie Mah
Age: 19
Occupation: Student
Hometown: Richmond Hill, ON (Hometown girl!)
Audition City: Toronto
Style: Contemporary
Reminds Me Of: Katee Shean (SYTYCD S4)


Natalie Lyons
Age: 23
Occupation: Professional Dancer
Hometown: Halifax, NS
Audition City: Toronto
Style: Hip-Hop/Krump
Reminds Me Of: Alyson Hannigan (HIMYM, BTVS)


Nicolas Bégin
Age: 24
Occupation: Dance teacher and professional dancer
Hometown: Quebec City, QC
Audition City: Montreal
Style: B-Boy/Hip-Hop
Reminds Me Of: Tom Cruise (the good Risky Business years) or Miles Faber (SYTYCD CA S1)


Tara-Jean Popowich
Age: 20
Occupation: Dance Teacher and Choreographer
Hometown: Lethbridge, AB
Audition City: Saint John
Style: Contemporary
Reminds Me Of: Chelsie Hightower (SYTYCD S4) or that annoying but funny blonde girl that played Jan in the Brady Bunch Movies or all those silly comedies requiring a silly blonde girl.


Tatiana Parker
Age: 21
Occupation: Dancer and dance teacher
Hometown: Toronto, ON
Audition City: Toronto
Style: Hip-Hop
Reminds Me Of: Lauren Gottlieb (SYTYCD S3)


Taylor James
Age: 22
Occupation: Dancer
Hometown: Vancouver, BC
Audition City: Vancouver
Style: Contemporary
Reminds Me Of: Someone who should be on True Blood or Make Me A Supermodel or Nick Lazzarini (SYTYCD S1)


Vincent Desjardins
Age: 20
Occupation: Professional Dancer
Hometown: Trois-Rivières, QC
Audition City: Montreal
Style: Ballroom
Reminds Me Of: Francis Lafreniere (SYTYCD CA S1) or Dmitry Chaplin (SYTYCD S2)



My picks based on the auditions: Vincent, Melanie, Cody, Nicolas, Tatiana, Jayme Rae.

But again, with the exception of Emanuel, I kinda like all the guys so far. Still figuring out who all the girls are.

Top 20 Performance is next on Tuesday at 8pm.

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1 comment:

Paolo said...

Taylor totally reminds me of Bruno.

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