Thursday, June 04, 2009

So You Think You Can Dance - Place Your Bets

So You Think You Can Dance - Auditions - Vegas Week Part 1 - Ep. 504
Judges: Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy, Mia Michaels, Lil C, Debbie Allen, Adam Shankman

It's already Vegas week where the cuts will be brutal and quick. I always forget how fascinating this whole process is (well, they DID make a whole musical out of it, and now a terrific documentary about casting dancers for the show about casting dancers), though I just never know how to blog about it since things are edited so quickly and people are cut left, right and centre. Right off the bat, the dancers must redo a solo and cuts already happen right off the bat. Before any choreography or group dances even begins.

UPDATE: My random notes are below but here's a discussion about last night's Vegas auditions with LowResJoe, TwoP Lauren S, ABChau and myself.

So here's random notes I managed to type in while I watched Vegas week:

Alex Wong, 22 from Vancouver! now Miami, FL
Whoa. GO CANADA!!!

Tony Bellisimo, 20, Buffalo, NY
Our neighbours across the lake! Funny routine with the pics of Nigel!

Travis (football dad's son) and Chimezay (?) are cut. It's fast and furious.

I think it's Maksim Kapitannikov, the ballroom guy? who is beside the girl that gets cut who was pretty good. (Or one of the ballroom guys at least). (Actually it's not, but I like Maksim too... now who's the guy I'm thinking about?).

And love the Kasprzak brothers and Phillip Chbeeb. And Asuka and Ricky Sun. And Nobuya.

And the cuts keep coming. NATALIE. As in the alternative to Katee last year. Her brilliant solo that made Sonya speechless. Was CUT. WHAT?

Brandon got a speech but Nigel saved him.

The groups are fast and furious but Ryan Kasprzak and his group are GREAT with Nerdography. I'm guessing Ryan probably choreographed most of it. Seriously, if he doesn't make it onto the show, they need to hire him as a choreographer.

Silky is cut.
Amanda is cut.
Nabuya is cut.

Tony B. gets a second chance.

Megan Kinney continues, but sister Caitlin gets to dance for her life. (To Yael Naim's "To Make You Feel My Love" I think). Caitlin is saved.

Yay, The Kasprzak's (I'd better learn to spell that! Cause They'd better both get to the Top 20)

Tyce DiOrio puts the girls and boys to West Side Story (perfect, since I've been listening to the new OBR of the revival of West Side Story all day at work yesterday and daydreaming the dances in my head the whole time. Seriously, you NEED to go see the revival! If only for Ryan Steele and his kick. My sister and I were just saying that we NEED to see it live again just for the dancing).

Wow. Bianca was cut. Again.
Gaby Rojas, Priscilla, Megan Kinney are all cut. Wow. Brutal.

16 girls are still left. Including Caitlin, Ginette and Asuka. Only 6 more cuts left. 16 guys left. Including Brandon, the Hawaiian long named guy, the Kazprzak brothers, Ricky Sun, Philip Chbeeb, Jason, Tony and Alex Wong.

And of course, we won't find out the final cut until Thursday night (at 9pm).

For More So You Think You Can Dance:
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So You Think You Can Dance - Season 5:
Auditions - New York City, Denver, Miami, Memphis, LA, Seattle

So You Think You Can Dance Canada:
Top 8 and 6 Performances and Results, Top 4 Performances
Top 10 Performances, Results 10 to 8
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

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Trafikklærerstudenten said...

You seems like the right expert to ask about SYTYCD. I've googeled for some days, but still haven't found the song used for Mia contemporary coreography under Las Vegas week season 5. In the US they danced to "Belief (Stripped Version)" – Gavin DeGraw", but when I watch the episode on Norwegian tv, they had an other song, though the same dance/tape (I'm sure this is due to some publishing/song rights). They've put an other song on top of the original music.

The song they had in Norway (and maybe other European countries) had no text, just a lot of "aaa". Pretty nice song. Any chance you know which song that is?

I was supposed to put in a link to YouTube here, but the video is removed due to terms of use violation.

Vance said...

WHAT?! They overlay ANOTHER song? Wow. That's interesting. I never realized that. Sorry I can't help you out but I have no idea but that's so interesting that they do that. Who knew!?

Trafikklærerstudenten said...

I'm quite in a shock myself. The exact same comments and clips/cutting as in the us version.

I'll continue my search, and post an answer when I find it!


Trafikklærerstudenten said...

"It definitely know there were multiple songs for Mia’s choreography. It looks like the second song used for Mia’s choreography was Mia’s choreography? was to the song “Slow Me Down” by Emmy Rossum"

...which means I'm looking for the third song. Still searching :)

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