Thursday, November 13, 2008

So You Think You Can Dance Canada - 10

Top 10 - Performance Night - Ep. 115

Judges: Jean Marc Genereux, Tre Armstrong, Blake McGrath, Luther Brown
Choreographers: Sho-Tyme, Tony Meredith and Melanie LaPatin, Melissa Williams, Amy Wright, Sean Cheesman
UPDATE: Videos finally up.

Natalli Reznik and Izaak Smith
Style: Hip Hop
Choreographer: Sho-Tyme
Song: "Mama Said Knock You Out" - LL Cool J

Grade: B

It was pretty good and not as bad as I thought it was going to be but Izaak got the steps right but as the judges said, didn't go full out and it's time to knock these dances OUT. Natalli was totally in it and impressed me enough to reconsider her bottom girls position amongst my list.

Video of Natalli and Izaak's Hip Hop:

Kaitlyn Fitzgerald and
Danny Arbour

Style: Mambo
Choreographer: Tony Meredith and Melanie LaPatin
Song: "Salsa y Sabor" - Tito Puente

Grade: B+

There's a lot of hate on Kaitlyn and a lot of crazy love but I can't say I'm either. I actually do like her, I just liked Lara better and sadly, she didn't prove us wrong here with Danny totally outshining her here. It wasn't even close. She was damn lucky she had Danny to essentially cover it all up. With all the red sparkles and Danny's strong partnering, she might actually slip through but really, it's all on Danny.

Video of Kaitlyn and Danny's Mambo:

Allie Bertram and Nico Archambault

Style: Waltz
Choreographer: Amy Wright
Song: "That's Life" - Michael Buble

Grade: A

Pairing up arguably the two strongest dancers of each sex proves that it wasn't just their previous pairing that helped them out, but that Nico and Allie ARE amazing. Allie is just fantastic, and Nico is SO strong and dances so big that each would technically be fighting for room on the stage if it weren't for the fact that they seemed to really click together.

Video of Allie and Nico's Waltz:

Arassay Reyes and Vincent Noiseux

Style: Disco
Choreographer: Melissa Williams
Song: "Hot N Cold" - Katy Perry

Grade: A

Here's two of the strongest dancers that tend to get overshadowed. Arassay is always amazing but everyone screams for Nico, and Vincent is so technically good and professional that we always forget to vote for him because we assume he's in, but here they prove themselves AGAIN in their new pairing which was slick and sexy and totally fun to watch.

Video of Arassay and Vincent's Disco:

Lisa Auguste and Miles Faber

Style: Contemporary
Choreographer: Sean Cheesman
Song: "Soulmate" - Natasha Bedingfield

Grade: A-

Lisa exudes professionalism. Miles exudes charisma. I was hoping for this pairing and while they could have destroyed it and cancelled each other, I thought they totally benefited each other working in symbiosis to pull out each other strengths. Tre felt differently but Sean hilariously defended Miles and while I admit he could have been a bit smoother in a few places, he still

Video of Lisa and Miles' Contemporary:

Everyone had to do their solos as well:
Vincent Noiseux
Song: "Pour Gabrielle" - Jorane
Grade: B+

Arassay Reyes
Song: "Eyes on Me" - Celine Dion
Grade: A-

Lisa Auguste
Song: "Secret" - Missy Higgins
Grade: B+

Miles Faber
Song: "Juice (Know the Ledge)" - Eric B. & Rakim
Grade: B+

Danny Arbour
Song: "Closer" - Ne-Yo
Grade: B+

Kaitlyn Fitzgerald
Song: "Best for Last" - Adele
Grade: B

Allie Bertram
Song: "Fun for Me" - Moloko
Grade: A-

Nico Archambault
Song: "Halo" - The Pinup Saints
Grade: A

Natalli Reznik
Song: "Quimbara" - Celia Cruz
Grade: B+

Izaak Smith
Song: "No One" - Alicia Keys
Grade: B

They were generally all around terrific and most of the dancers really stepped up their game. I gave Nico's the highest mark because it actually seemed like there was a whole unifying story to it and that it was well thought out (probably because he's had 5 weeks to think of one), while the usually strong soloist Vincent felt slightly average at least for him. For a moment Izaak's seem to be going well but then he didn't really go anywhere from there and kept repeating the same thing and it sort of fell apart at the end. But for a split second, he was heading towards an A-.

Here's the video for Vincent, Arassay, Lisa, Miles, Kaitlyn and Danny's solo's:

Here's the video for Allie, Nico, Natalli and Izaak's solo's:

My final roundup:
Favorite Pairs Dance of the Night:: Arassay and Vincent
2nd Favorite Pairs Dance of the Night: Allie and Nico and Lisa and Miles
Favorite Individual Boy of the Night: : Nico
Favorite Individual Girl of the Night: : Lisa
Best Solo Male: Nico
Best Solo Female: Arassay

Worst Dance of the Night: Natalli and Izaak

Bottom 2 Predictions:

Going home? Kaitlyn and Danny based on a bad feeling that the crazy girls that love Izaak are going to vote for him like crazy considering the judges pretty much singled him out as someone who should not continue with the show.

I would normally rank the dancers in order of my favorites but basically I love 7 of them so much (and for very different reasons) that I would say its a 7 way tie.

Nico, Allie, Lisa, Vincent, Arassay, Danny are all so strong in different ways. Miles has to go furthest from his genre and while may not be perfect, is usually pretty good and better than most others, and combined with a winning personality and killer abs, I have a soft spot for him (or you know... something opposite like that... (ew!)).

Natalli is on and off. I don't think she's as good as the judges thinks she is but she was pretty good tonight.

Then there is Kaitlyn who I DO like but just not more than Allie, Arassay and Lisa (or Lara for that matter) and Izaak who again, is good, just not good enough anymore (or even before in the last few weeks).

For More So You Think You Can Dance:
Check here for the most Recent current postings and Latest News on SYTYCD

For more on So You Think You Can Dance Canada:

Top 12 Performances, Results 12 to 10
Top 14 Performances, Results 14 to 12
Top 16 Performances, Results 16 to 14
Top 18 Performances, Results 18 to 16
Top 20 Performances and Results
Introducing Canada's Top 20

Toronto Week - The Cut to the Top 20
Vancouver, Halifax, Calgary, Montreal - West, East, Middle and Quebec
Toronto - Toronto's Best Foot Forward
The Judges, The Host, The Teaser, All Photos from CTV

So You Think You Can Dance - Season 4:
Top 4 Performances
Top 6 Performances and Results 6 to 4
Top 8 Performances, Results 8 to 6
Top 10 Performances, Results 10 to 8
Top 16, 14 and 12 Weeks Recaps by Vance again
Top 12 Performances, Results 12 to 10 - Guest Blogger Linz McC
Top 14 Performances, Results 14 to 12 - Guest Blogger Linz McC
Top 16 Performances, Results 16 to 14 - Guest Blogger Linz McC
Top 18 Performances, Results 18 to 16
Top 20 Performances, Results 20 to 18
Introducing the Top 20

Callbacks in Las Vegas - The Top 20 Revealed - What Happens In Vegas
Milwaukee, WI - How The Midwest Was Won
Charleston, South Carolina and Washington D.C. - S.C.D.C. The New Electric (Boogaloo) Term!
Salt Lake City and Dallas - Yeehaw Utah!
Los Angeles - It's Time To Put On Those Dancing Shoes Again Kids!

So You Think You Can Dance - Season 3:
Live Tour - Toronto, Pasha's Solo Video, Neil's Solo Video
Finale - Winner Result
Top 4 Performances - Finals
Top 6 Performances, Top 6 Results
Top 8 Performances, Top 8 Results
Top 10 Performances, Top 10 Results
Top 12 Performances, Top 12 Results
Top 14 Performances, Top 14 Results
Top 16 Performances, Top 16 Results
Top 18 Performances, Top 18 Results
Top 20 Performances, Top 20 Results

For So You Think You Can Dance Season 2:
Favorite Video Clips
Song List Live Tour 2006 - Toronto
Live Tour 2006 - Buffalo, Pics, More Pics

No comments: