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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

SYTYCD Canada & SYTYCD - From 1 to 20

So You Think You Can Dance Canada - Final Results Night - The Final Cut from 4 to 1 - Ep. 223
Judges: Jean-Marc Généreux, Tré Armstrong, Blake McGrath, Luther Brown, Rex Harrington, Kenny Ortega

So You Think You Can Dance - The Top 20 Showcase - Ep. 610
Judges: Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy, Adam Shankman, and an empty chair for Paula Abdul (groan)

Just as SYTYCD Canada wraps up with it's finale on Sunday, SYTYCD starts up again with a new episode to showcase the Top 20 in their own styles before they go into the Top 20 Performance voting episodes. And Canada may have gotten to see one of Mia's last choreography for the show.

So let's first start with Canada:

So You Think You Can Dance Canada Season 2's Top 20:


Man, it's good seeing Austin, Nicolas, Danny, even Taylor looks great! And Natalie and even Mel B and all!

Top 20 Group Dance
Style: African-Jazz
Choreographed by: Sean Cheesman



And with that, I'm reminded how great the Season 2 Canadian Top 20 was (and how great Sean Cheesman is), so the Season 6 Top 20 will have a lot to live up to, but so far, it seems like this new group may be one of the best (though sadly, there is news that Billy Bell (one of, if not THE early fave of mine) has had to drop out due to illness and that Brandon Dumlao will replace Billy)

The Canadian judges get to pick their faves from the season (although you know it's more a general pick that gets spread around so each of the Top 10 dancers get to be featured at least once)

Kenny's pick:
Tara-Jean and Everett's Theatre (Sean Cheesman) from Top 12 Week

JM's pick:
Amy and Vincent's Jive (Tony Meredith and Melanie LaPatin) from Top 12 Week

Rex's pick:
Jayme Rae and Everett's Mambo (Gustavo Vargas) from Top 8 Week

Blake's pick:
Kim and Cody's Hip-Hop (Luther Brown) from Top 8 Week

Jean-Marc's pick #2:
Tara-Jean and Vincent's Rumba (Eric Caty) from Top 8 Week



Tre's pick
Kim and Emanuel's Jazz Funk (Blake McGrath) from Top 14 Week

Tre's pick #2
Jayme Rae and Vincent's Contemporary (Stacey Tookey) from Top 4 Week

Luther's choice
Tara-Jean and Everett's House (Sho-Tyme) from Top 14 Week

Kenny's pick #2
Melanie M and Vincent's Paso Doble (Natalli Reznik & Francis Lafrenière) from Top 10 Week

Jean Marc's pick #3:
Corynne and Austin's Contemporary (Stacey Tookey) from Top 16 Week



Leah's (or producers) pick:
Melanie M and Cody's Krump (Lil' C) from Top 18 Week

Blake's pick #2:
Kim and Everett's Jazz Fusion (Sean Cheesman) from Top 10 Week

Rex's pick #2:
Tara-Jean and Vincent's Contemporary (Stacey Tookey) from Top 6 Week

Luther's pick #2:
Jayme Rae and Daniel's Dance Hall (Jaeblaze) from Top 18 Week

Leah's (or producers) pick #2
Tara-Jean and Vincent's Salsa (Gustavo Vargas) from Top 6 Week

Leah's (or producers) pick #3
Jayme Rae and Everett's Jazz Funk (Nico Archambault & Wynn Holmes) from Top 8 Week




Top 10 Group Dance
Style: Contemporary
Choreographed by: Mia Michaels
Song: "This Moment" - Nic Chagall ft. Jonathan Mendelsohn

Oh man. this is Mia's piece in response to her quitting the US show. OMG.




So that may have been the last choreography we see from Mia for some time, though it seems like she only quit the US version and she gets to vent it out in Canada, so hopefully she will be back in Canada for more next season!

So before we get to the winner, in case people still don't want to be spoiled (is that even possible these days?), I'll continue on at the bottom of the post and get to the special episode of So You Think You Can Dance and their showcase of the Top 20 on their new stage (which I am NOT digging. It's too big and makes the dancers look small and lost on the stage and the video graphics in the back competes with the dancers).

Plus, that chair for Paula is almost like a FU to Idol for stealing the Ellen idea (apparently Nigel has been pissed) and to Mia who didn't get a permanent judges chair like Adam did.


Top 20 Group Dance
Style: Wade Style
Choreographed by: Wade and Amanda Robson
Song: "Comanche" - The Revels

Well, Nathan sure got showcase. And my eye led towards Billy Bell right away... sigh... I also noticed Jakob and Russell. What a great first group routine! But I will admit freely, I watched the boys more than the girls at this point. I'm not sure if they are better dancers or just a hot bunch of boys this season. That said, what a great Wade routine!


Legacy Perez, Russell Ferguson, Kevin Hunte
Style: Hip-Hop
Choreographed by: Napoleon and Tabitha D'umo
Song: "Beggin' (District 78 Remix)" - Madcon

Very very awesome and the first Krumper on the US show! (But ha! Canada beat you by a few months when Natalie became the first Krumper on the Canada show (plus a girl! From HALIFAX)). That said, Russell is awesome and one of my faves. Him and Kevin seem to have a great rapport. I'm still unsure about Legacy in general but he mixed well here and looked great.
Here's the video of the Hip-Hoppers:



Nathan Trasoras, Ariana Debose, Jakob Karr, Channing Cooke
Style: Contemporary
Choreographed by: Tyce DiOrio
Song: "Crying)" - K.D. Lang

The dancers were lovely. Already love Jakob and Nathan but Ariana was quite impressive and expressive. But wasn't loving the choreo and yet again, I think Tyce is so overrated. There was barely any cohesion between the 4 dancers and they basically just danced separately for most of it.
Here's the video of my new SYTYCD boyfriends and Ariana and Channing:



Peter Sabasino, Bianca Revels, Phillip Attmore
Style: Tap
Choreographed by: Derrick K. Grant
Song: "Take The "A" Train" - Ella Fitzgerald

Peter really doesn't look like a tapper so watching him on his fancy feet is kinda funny and nice to see. It's great to see 3 tappers finally in the Top 20 (though again, Canada got in Everett already and who made it to Top 4!)
Here's the video of the Tappers:



Pauline Mata, Mollee Gray, Ellenore Scott
Style: Jazz
Choreographed by: Sonya Tayeh
Song: "On ACloud" - PPP

I'm not sure I could take Mollee's cuteness but was it me or did she seem all grown up here? I have to admit, my eye ended up drawn to her and maybe the straight hair helped, but Mollee was fantastic. I liked Pauline as well and Ellenore's spunk but I think I was most surprised by Mollee so far (prob. because I was ready to hate her).
Here's the video of the Jazz girls:



Victor Smalley, Noelle Marsh, Kathryn McCormic, Billy Bell
Style: Contemporary
Choreographed by: Mandy Moore
Song: "Viva La Vida" - Coldplay

Now that's how you choreograph a contemporary piece that still shocases the individual dancers and lets them interact with each other. Boy girl, boy boy. girl girl. THAT'S PROGRESS.

On a sad note, that's the last we will see of Billy Bell this season. Sigh...


Ryan Di Lello, Karen Hauer, Ashley Di Lello
Style: Samba
Choreographed by: Jason Gilikson
Song: "Everything I Can't Have" - Robin Thicke

A husband, a wife, and Karen. I give props to Karen for openly moving on Ashley's man, especially since said man is Ryan and his guns.

So before the actual competition for So You Think You Can Dance Season 6 begins with the Top 20 Performances on Tuesday, let's get back to So You Think You Can Dance Canada which finally narrowed it down from the Top 20 to one of the best Top 4 I've seen.

While I predicted:
Should Be: (#position from Top 6 week in parenthesis):
Fourth: Everett (4)
Third: Tara-Jean (2)
Second: Jayme Rae (3)
First: Vincent (1)

Will Be:
Fourth: Everett
Third: Jayme Rae
Second: Vincent
First: Tara-Jean


And alas, Everett Smith and Jayme Rae Dailey were not in the Top 2 (with Everett being told first, so make of that what you may). And with Vincent Desjardins and Tara-Jean Popowich in the Top 2, both win a car, but alas, Vincent comes in second as I predicted.

Which means the Season 2 winner is Tara-Jean Popowich!!! Who looked so happy and shocked! Very cute! And still totally deserving even though I voted for Vincent and Jayme Rae.

And there you have it! The end of Season 2. Auditions for Season 3 start in November. And Season 6 of the US edition now really begins. It's non-stop dance!

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1 comment:

momo said...

I'm really grateful to you for posting all the pictures and videos as well as your recaps for SYTYCD Canada because this was how I watched the show all season, through your blog! I loved it, and couldn't choose a favorite among the top four because I liked all of them so much. If the tour were to dip down into Minnesota from Canada I'd definitely buy a ticket, and I can't say the same for the U.S. show. But I'm very excited about S6, and hope they'll work out the kinks in lighting/designing the new set for TV. The dancers are terrific, and the choreographers are going to have fun with more space.
I'm still so sad we won't see more Mia--this last routine was a fitting farewell.

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