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SYTYCD S:8~ America Has Spoken 2

In Take 2: Film/TV Reviews on 23 June 2011 at 9:34 pm

Episode 1: Auditions (UT & NY)

Episode 2: Auditions 2nd Day (Los Angeles, CA )

Episode 3: HELL WEEK

Episode 4: Top 20 or Bust!

Episode 5: Starter Up!

Episode 6: America Has Spoken 1

Episode 7: Dance for Your Life

Episode 8: America Has Spoken 2

Last night we saw an array of wonderful performances that made you stand in your livingroom and applaud. Unfortunately, tonight…. America has to choose which 2 guys and which 2 girls will be going home. If you remember, last week Nigel saved everyone…. so this week will be the end of the road for thos not chosen by home voters.

On to lighter notes, dont forget to go to the website to view the 3 videos for National Dance Day, July 30th!!!!!

 Take 2 in 5, 4, 3, 2, 2, 2, 2, #SYTYCD ?

Nina Simone’s Sinnerman pops out of the speakers as they all look eerily close to Charlie Chaplin. It is funny to me hop you can point out a mistake easier the minute that you dress everyone the same. Now, I just want to know who put the Beyoncé “Uh oh” pop in the clap section in the middle…lo. This is a simple, yet complex piece in that everyone must stick to the 1 & 2 beats only….if that makes sense to my non-dancers. lol. Cute. Okay, so that was the genius of Dave Scott…..cute!

I love this dress that Cat has on…this semi-greek inspired draping, single shoulder, fitted dress. I need to pay attention to see who designed this dress. CUTE!!!

Once again the judges are Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy, and the legendary Debbie Reynolds.

I heard that the Rage Crew and LMFAO backed by QUEST, as well as Hawk & Ryan…..great performances


First 3 Couples: Missy/Wadi danced the Jean-Marc Genereux Cha Cha to Ke$ha’s Cannibal and they will be the first group in the elimination round. Caitlyn/Mitchell danced the Stacey Tookey Contemporary routine to Adele’s Turning Tables ….and I will preface by saying that I will QUIT WATCHING THIS SHOW if they are nominated to be in the bottom. Also, I voted for them. So……AMERICA AND I KEPT THEM SAFE!!!!!! Sasha/Alexander danced a tear-evoking Nappy Tab Hip Hop routine to Dirty Money’s I’m Coming Home…..and they were the SECOND team that I voted for……. SO no worries, I already know that my vote counted. TOLD YOU SO!!!!! They’re moved on to the next week.

Nigel mentions that the winner of SYTYCD will receive $250,000 and talked about how Gatorade has the G-Series Fit  and now recognizes dancers as athletes. So the winner will get an opportunity to be apart of the G-Series ad campaign.(like Lauren and tWitch). So you will need to check out the Gatorade

Second 3 Couples: Miranda/Robert did the Nappy Tab “woodpecker” inspired Hip Hop routine to Busta Rhymes’ Break Ya Neck. Melanie/Marko performed a Mandy Moore Jazz routine to DKS’ Sing With a Swing . It was the one that confused me with the clashing outfits. But no matter how I felt about the outfit…. Miranda, Robert,Melanie, and Marko are ALL safe until next week!!!! Jordan/Tadd did a Viennese Watlz choreographed by Jean-Marc Genereux to David Cook’s Fade Into Me. I am still torn on it…..but the rest of America kept them safe.  Iveta/Nick performed a high paced Nakul dev Mahajan Bollywood piece to Luck By Chance’s Baawire. Twitter was going HARD on how Nick looked out of place…..and those tweeters and their comments may be the reason why Iveta and Nick are in the elimination round. 

Third 3 Couples: Ashely/Chris did the Spencer Liff jailhouse inspired Broadway routine to Rachel Swift’s Please,Mr. Jailer. Hot as it was, America is keeping them around for another week! Ryan/Rickey performed a Mandy Moore Jazz piece to Robert Palmer’s Addicted to Love. Janet Jackson inspired wardrobe malfunctions and all, America has suggested that they dance for their lives. Clarice/Jess hit the stage with a Stacey Tookey Contemporary piece performed to Jump Little Children’s Cathedrals. As awkward as it was to watch them as a couple America thinks that they should be saved and dance another day.

RAGE CREW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Tiffany Burton Rowhouse choreographed to Colton B featuring Mauli B’s Party Like This. The outfits are phenomenal. I am even glad to see that even the younger girls are able to express their athletic skills. The little black girl in the front with the Afro is stealing the cameras attention. How old can she be? 9? My only thing would be is to but the younger girls in tank top versions of the swim suit, bra-like tops. And some of the moves did make the younger girls look a little mature, but the energy was high, the technique was there….and they knew how to pull the crowd in. I would not be surprised if in a few years a few of them will be on the stage performing for their own spotlight on the show. That was great.

Elimination Round:

I must be completely honest with you…… this group in the elimination round scares me. It is the combination of people that will make it tough for others. Like….. Wadi and Missy may be sacrificed to keep Iveta and Nick. (I am writing this during the second commercial so I have NO clue what will happen and I pray that I am wrong). Despite what I think, two guys and 2 girls will be going home today. So I guess I will keep all of my anxiety until they announce the 3rd couple.

Wadi: Wadi came out with a beat that all of us Hip Hop fans are familiar with Major Lazer featuring Vybz Kartel’s Pon De Floor. I just wished that he would have had just a little more technique, but the ending flip into a Indian-style seated position is great. Do they choreography their pieces because this appeared free-style. And you KNOW I am a Wadi fan… I just wished he did something a little more. Even Cat said, “Nice move at the END”.

Missy: CSS’ Move (Metronomony Rmx) is an interesting choice to dance for your life with on this show. If you’re going to do it… you better bring it; and she’s not bringing it. Her hair is distracting me as about as much as this outfit is. It was a lot of repetition and the outfit looked like a kindergarten dance recital. I don’t have much else to say about that. Oh, the leaps were beautiful!!! See, I found something nice to say.

Nick:  Performing to 3Oh 3 featuring Neon Hitch’s Follow Me Down he started out with a wonderful pirouette… and the way that he covered the stage and brought the crowd in was fabulous!!! I mean, I wish that he would have shown more technique than JUST tapping… but it was good.

Iveta: Performing to Gennaro’s Samba Rock, Iveta is HOTT!! And as usual…Iveta brings it! I mean… what else would you expect a champion to do. her outfit is on point,her moves are insatable….and her crowd appeal is off the charts. I have no doubt that she is staying. They can NOT send her home. I feel sorry for the other two girls now. I hate to say that, but it is true.

Rickey: Sleigh Bells’ Riot Rhythms . Yes, Rickey took the stage and made all of the hormones jump in the teenie-boppers.He brought it! I don’t know how to say it any other way than….that!He left his blood sweat and tears on that stage. I am proud of him. Now he can go home and hug himself with the Snuggie. Wait, is he the one with the zebra Snuggie? lol.

Ryan: Usher Moving Mountains I mean, she picked a power song, but she has this habit of smiling in the middle of ALL of her performances. I wish she would stop that. It is hard to focus on the emotion of the dance while it conflicts with emotion on the person’s face.Just saying. It could hurt her. *Sigh….* I think we maybe saying bye to her because Iveta KILLED it!

Okay.. LMFAO is up, and again this is not about the musical artist as this is about their dancers. I forgot what I was watching earlier this week when LMFAO performed this. And when she said that they would be backed by Quest… I didn’t know that she meant QUEST CREW from ABDC (America’s Best Dance Crew)!!!! Those are my boys!!!! I love the move where one of them does a flip and gets pushed over three of the other crew members…. HOTT!!!!!

It somewhat sucks that LMFAO rocked the house so well only to have us sit in anticipation to hear bad news. Only ONE girl and ONE guy out of the six will get to stay and dance next week. If it were up to me…. It would be Iveta and a tie between Ricky and Wadi. ABSOLUTELY NOTHING against Nick, I just think that Wadi and Ricky have the skill set to stay as well as the potential to grow and learn more. So in a way, I think that Nick is a fabulous dancer and has some things to learn but I dont think that he could grow as much as these two guys. Ugh… that sounds horrible… but I mean well. Okay, I feel like Simon Cowell and I swear that is not my attention. Ummm….shutting up now!

With the girls, the judges are unanimous. Nigel said that there was nothing in his dancing that he could find wrong. Iveta has graced the show with her talent and that we will always remember her. She deserves to be here. Ryan, Nigel doesnt think that she danced for her life. He thinks that there is more inside of her that we have yet to see and that she held back; that was NOT the best that she could do.

WHAT!!!!! Nigel is keeping RYAN RAMIREZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I eat all of my words rather humbly! CONGRATULATIONS, RYAN!!! No commentary… I will let her have her moment.

 Now the guys: Nigel says that he doesn’t think that Wadi has had an opportunity to show us what he has inside and he doesn’t think that he danced for his life. Nick, is believed to be a star. He has great rhythm and a twinkle in his eye that he needs in this business. Ricky danced the BEST that they have ever seen him dance when he danced for his life; he laid himself on the line and that is why they are KEEPING RICKY ON THE SHOW!!!!!!

There are no words to say how I feel about that. Ricky was one of my picks… my heart just goes out to Wadi and Nick. I don’t think it is fair because their fate has been spoken, but they were NOT up for elimination last week and I don’t think that they would have been up for elimination this week if someone would have had to go home last week. I tip my hat off to both of them. I know that we will see them again.


 The TWO female contestants chosen to go home are: Missy Morelli & Iveta Lukosiute

The TWO male contestants chosen to go home are: Wadi Jones & Nick Young

We wish them well and I have no worried because I know that we will see them again in the near future. Many blessings to them. See you next week!

Here are your TOP 20 Dancers of SYTYCD Season 8!!!!!!!!!

Top 10 Males:

      1. Ricky Jamie
      2. Chris Cole
      3. Wadi JonesEliminated Week 2
      4. Tadd Gadduang
      5. Robert Taylor Jr.
      6. Marko Germar
      7. Jess Leprotto
      8. Nick YoungEliminated Week 2
      9. Mitchell Kelly
      10. Alexander Fost



Top 10 Female Dancers:

    1. Miranda Maleski
    2. Melanie Moore
    3. Sasha Mallory
    4. Iveta LukosiuteEliminated Week 2
    5. Clarice Ordaz
    6. Jordan Casanova
    7. Missy MorelliEliminated Week 2
    8. Caitlynn Lawson
    9. Ashley Rich
    10. Ryan Ramirez



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