SYTYCD S:8~ America Has Spoken 5 (Top 10)

In Take 2: Film/TV Reviews on 14 July 2011 at 9:24 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

Episode 9: The Guys vs The Beasts

Episode 10: America Has Spoken 3

Episode 11: Show Must Go On

Episode 12:  America Has Spoken 4

Episode 13: All Aboard! (Top 12)

Episode 14: America Has Spoken 5

I contemplated taking a nap…. but then that would be so horrible of me to not catch the top 10 being created. I mean, my DVR is on…. but it just wouldnt be the same. So I am awake, fighting sleep…. and I will write this in real time. So…..

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

Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy, Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family), and Sonya Tayeh are the judges for the night.

Congratulations to both Jesse Tyler Ferguson, and Cat Deeley and SYTYCD on their over all 8 Emmy nominations (5 being in choreography)… I love the tWitch NappyTab routine. I remember that one. The nominations that SYTYCD have received were for Mandy Moore, Mia Michaels, Stacey Tookey, Travis Wall, and a NappyTab choreography. Amazing if you were there for all of it!

This opening number is AMAZING!!!  Kelly Abbey (choreographer) made Sean Peter featuring Oscar Jimenez’ El Fuego the backdrop to this stunning opening I don’t think that you under stand. I mean it was a brilliant choice to put Jordan in the center. It called to her sex appeal that she has when she dances. I mean the girls all look Hot. I am calling it now. You can’t tell me that a girl will NOT be the winner of Season 8. I mean, the guys are looking hot too… but I am screaming girlpower and Beyonce’s Who Run the World on his one. The dance is very intricate in its transitions and I love it. And the routine/choreo manages to stay true to the theme of the song El Fuego.

Group 1:

Clarice & Jess rocked out to a Christopher Scott Hip Hop routine tp Boyce Avenue’s Just the Way You Are. And they Jived together for the final time to a Tony Meredith & Melanie Lapatin routine with Robert Randolph & the Family Band’s Aint Nothing Wrong With That as their soundtrack. Caitlynn & Mitchell tried their luck with a Christopher Scott Hip Hop routine to the tune of Lupe Fiasco featuring Eric Turner & Sway’s Break the Chain that flopped terribly and a Travis Wall routine that is set in the 1970s to the beat of Joplin’s Piece of My Heart  that got better reviews. The first two dancer who will move on to the top 10 are CLARICE AND JESS!!!! They worked their butts off so they deserved to move on. Caitlynn and Mitchell will have to dance for their lives.

Just a reminder, they will split up the couples next week. They will get to pick a new partner as well as dancing with an All-Star. Alex Wong also injured himself again and will not be an All-Star for this season. Our hearts go out to him.  The All-Stars who will be returning throughout the rest of this season will be…. Melody (Season 1),  Allison (Season 2), Pasha (Season 3), Season 4’s tWitch, Comfort, & Chelsie. Also, Brandon (Season 5), Kathryn (Season 6), & Robert (Season 7). This looks GOOOOOOOD!!!!!

Group 2:

 My favorite couple Melanie & Marko tackled a Louie Van Amstel Tango in the key of  Gotan Project’s Triptico like it was Super Bowl and they were about to get a ring. But not to be outdone by their previous routines, they wrestled a Dee Caspary “light bulb” routine to the grown as David J. Roch’s Skin & Bones blared through the televisions across America.Ryan & Ricky danced a Broadway piece choreographed by Spencer Liff to Frank Sinatra’s  All I need Is a Girl. Up next was Louie Van Amstel’s Cha-Cha to Enrique Iglesias featuring DJ Frank E’s Tonight (I’m Lovin’ You).  I think that you already know that if Melanie and Marko are in the bottom…. I will quit watching this show for this season. I don’t have a good enough reason….but dont make me live up to my threat!!! And AMERICA KEPT MY TEAM!!!!!!!!! Like..duh!  Ryan and Ricky will join Caitlynn and Mitchell as they fight for their lives.

Group 3:

Jordan & Tadd: Travis Wall choreographed their journey to Olafur Arnalds’ Brotsjor. Spencer Liff also took his turn in choreographing Rent’s Out Tonight.Sasha & Alexander: They got together for a Paso Doble routine choreographed by Tony Meredith and Melanie Lapatin to Taylor Long & Rick Powell’s Alley Dash, March of the Trolls. They also performed a Tyce Diorio piece about losing something in life to the tune of Aretha Franklin’s That’s Life. Judging fromthe judges; remarks…. Sasha and Alexander should have this one in the bag. Just saying. And America Says…..WAIT!!!! Sasha and Alexander are in the bottom. SHUT THE FRONT DOOR?!!!!!!! Okay… Not good.

Jason Samuel Smith and his tap company Anybody Can Get It.  Performing a piece called Move the Crowd: Soul Sessions Pt. 1, they hop right into it….literally. It reminded me of Bring In the Noise and Bring in the Funk. But I love the rapping and how the girls jumped in as well. I loved it. It was like this choreographed battle. Excellent. Makes me want to go back and put my tap shoes on. Standing O. I loved it! Melinda Sullivan from Season 7 of SYTYCD even performed with them. Awesome

Dance For Your Life:

Caitlynn: Lady Gaga Edge of Glory…. ummm I always have a problem with her outfits and this just looks like a sea of leaps back and forth across the stage. Honey… where the hell was the choreo.

Mitchell: Nathan Lanier’s Ra. I mean, he started moving before the music even started. My only irk measure about this routine is his outfit. Umm.. yeh, not working for me

Ryan: Crystal Castles featuring Robert Smith’s Not in Love. And I am not in love with this routine. I mean, she looks good. But it looks so contemporary that it looks like she is throwing a tantrum on the floor.

Ricky: Queen’s Body Language. Ummm… so where is the choreo tonight?!!! I am not trying to be funny… but I just see a bunch of leaps and flips.  I mean they are good… but not great like how they were at the beginning of the season.

Sasha: Bobby McFerrin’s Thinkin About Your Body . I mean, you can tell that she actually has choreography and I appreciate that. Yes… we knos that she can do leaps and turns but she choreographed this.

Alexander: Escala Palladio . YES!!!! CHOREO!!! Who knew that is what you were supposed to have when you DANCE for your life!!! I am proud of Alex!!! You better work it!!!! Sexy as he wants to be!

Nicole Scherzinger, of the Pussycat Dolls is in the house! She is bringing her new hit Right There And she looks hot as ever. What I admire about ehr is that she is a dancer and so it makes sense that she comes and performs on a DANCE show. I wouldn’t expect anything less that amazing choreo from her. Now… I am still trying to figure out where the lyrics of this song keep in tune with this being a family show…. but I love the song. lol. Will put this on my mp3 player. Her body is amazing. makes me want to work out as soon as this goes off…lol. ut I love how she can keep your attention while singing and dancing all on her own. You better work it Nicole.  I love that she has dancers of different shapes and sizes. I love that!

Yes, I already have my idea of who should be eliminated, but I also thought that Sasha and Alexander would be saved…so I am not going to announce JACK just so I wont jinx anyone that I want to stay. May the best dancers survive!

Nigel said that they are unanimous with the girls. Nigel thinks that she has yet to dance as well as she has in her solo. They felt that Ryan was a little lack-luster last night. They feel that she is depressed and that she shouldnt be because she should always be ready to perform. They werent knocked out by Sasha’s performance but they know that she is a fabulous performance. They even said that the only reason her sister Natlalia (sp) didn’t make it was because she was dancing next to her. The girl who is going home is Ryan Ramirez.

Nigel say that Mitchell’s work is average but above good but his solo was great tonight and that is important. Ricky gave a dance for his life performance that was amongst the best that they have every seen. Last night Alexander found himself but tonight Alexander will be going home.

If you could see the look on my face right now….you would see how shocked and hurt I am because I think he was fabulous….but what do I know. Hmmmm… Okay.

The eliminated female is:

The eliminated male is:

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

Top 10 Males:

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


Top 10 Female Dancers:

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