SYTYCD S:8~ America Has Spoken 8

In Take 2: Film/TV Reviews on 9 August 2011 at 8:26 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

Episode 15:  On Their Own

Episode 16: America Has Spoken 6 (Top 8 )

Episode 17: You Wanna Be On Top?

Episode 18: America Has Spoken 7 (Top 6 )

Episode 19: It Aint Over

Episode 20: America Has Spoken 8 (Top 4)

I am running behind, but since you are supposed to be a fan, you already know who got sent home. I am a fan but I had a performance to attend so I havent watched my DVR……until now.

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

Marko, Sasha, Tadd, Melanie, Ricky, & Caitlynn are your top 6.

WOWZERS!!!!!!!! Cat’s yellow dress is phenomenal!!!!! I love her hair.It has a Grace Kelly feel to it, so elegant! You better WERK IT!!!

The show starts with the guys in all white dancing to Lia Ices’ Grown Unknown and I have no clue what to expect. I wish they would tell you who choreographed it before they began…lol. There is this beautiful red flower in the middle of them… such the simplistic beauty of a set. I love the unconventional movements in the choreography. Flexed feet on run-outs can add so much to the story. Well, that is my opinion at least. And then the flower rose to the ceiling…..awesome! Justin Giles choreographed this piece, thanks to the show credits! lol.

Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy, Christina Applegate (Married w/ Children ) & Lil C are the judges for the night.

Nigel says that tonight they will take the bottom 2 as not to reveal who the top two are. So one male and one female will be up for elimination. And there are sooooo many performances tonight.

Sasha:  Performing a solo to one of my FAVORITE violinist to ever set foot on this earth ( not to exclude my home girl Lauren Peterson…lol) she begins to dance to Mri Ben Ari ft Styles P’s We Gonna Win. If this isnt a universal message! I can only wish her the best and send prayers. There was so much in this routine. There were even elements of contortion and yet she looked so elegant doing it with such strength.

Caitlynn:  Performing a solo to Natasha Bedingfield’s Touch…. I still am trying to want to cheer for her. It just looked like a sea of turns, leg lifts and rolling on the floor. *Sigh*. Give me something more please.

Melanie:  Performing to Sia’s  My Love  I know that you didnt think she would do anything BUT her best…and she did. Even her black costume looked amazing! The split and then walk out of it was amazing.

I am not trying to be the bearer of bad news…. but if Caitlynn makes it to the finals, I will chalk this show up to being a fraud and never watch it again. Now, I say that not because she is a horrible dancer, I just think that Sasha and Melanie have been more consistent throughout the season. Okay, so it doesnt sound nice no matter how I say it, but that is my opinion. So there it is.

Tadd: Performing a solo to Tower of Power’s Only So Much Oil in the Ground , as he plays peek-a-boo from below the stage at his entrance. lol. The girls on the front row just love him. DID HE JUST HAND WALK DOWN THE STAGE STAIRS?! And then he balanced himself on one hand! I love him.

Marko:  Performing a solo to James Morrison’s You Give Me Something (Acoustic) , he still remains my favorite male performer this season. I think a lot of the moves in this routine are repetitive and have not been his best…. but I love him just the same. 

Ricky: Performing a solo to London Music Works & Clint Mansell’s Requiem For a Tower, he hits the ground running. His lines are absolutely beautiful. You would think that he was dancing for his life. An his leg extension was amazing. Wait, did he do a few back flips and landed seated for the end of his routine? Just beautifully sickening!

Hitting the floor with a routine choreographed by Travis Wall, Kent & Lauren ( last year’s winner and runner-up) dance to Howie Day’s  Collide (Acoustic Version). Their costumes look like a classic country music situation. They look beautiful together. I love how they work well with each other and actually “collide” with one another. The syncopated stomach punch and the knee bounce on the floor were just a few of the beautiful moments in this for me. Applause all around. And then they kiss at the end? I am always suspicious of kisses after the music is over. lol.

Cat announces that Lauren, Robert, Mark and for the first time ever (Season 4 winner) Joshua will be the All-stars to return for the finale. AMAZING!!!!! I need for someone to tell me if that is Joshua on the McDonalds commercial rapping.

The First Group: Melanie: Danced with tWitch to NAPPYTABS!!! with Nicki Minaj ft Lil Wayne’s Roman’s Revenge.  And a solo to Freestylers ft Belle Humble’s Cracks (Remix).  She rounded out her night dacing with Tadd to Shirley Bassey’s  (Where Do I Begin) Love Story  in a Spencer Lift routine.Sasha: Danced with Kent in Tyce Diorio’s creation to Me’Shell Ndegeocello’s Fool Me  that took the breath clean out of my chest and made me feel every ounce of what she was trying to tell us. And a solo to Lady Gaga’s Teeth. Ans closed out her night in a Kimaru Suraj routine with Ricky to Beyonce’s Schoolin’ Life. Caitlynn:  Began with her solo to Katie Hudson’s What’s Love Got To Do With It.  Next she hit the floor with Pasha to Kat DaLuna’s Drop It Low (District 78 Remix) in a DmitryChapin routine. Her last routine of the evening was with Marko in a Sonya Tayeh routine to Florence + The Machine’s Heavy in Your Arms.

You already know that Sasha and Melanie need to make it to the Finale for me. I hold my breath…. I cant take it!!!!! The first person to move on to next week is……. MELANIE!!!!!!!!!!!! * I jump and yell in my bedroom!!!!!!!* THANK YOU JESUS!!!!! The second female to move on to the finale is……..

The Second Group: Marko: Did Pase Double with Jeanette choreographed by Dmitry Chaplin to Antonia Gomez, Ely “La Gamsita” Guillermo Basilisco & Paco Pena’s Zorongo (Traditional). And a solo to James Morrison’s Wonderful World (Acoustic).  His last routine of the evening was with  Caitlynn in a Sonya Tayeh routine to Florence + The Machine’s Heavy In Your Arms .Ricky:  Began the night with a solo routine to Justin Nozuka’s After Tonight. He came back with a Dee Caspery routine with Jaime to Trent Dabbs’ Inside These Lines.  And wound up with Sasha in a whacking routine to Beyonce’s Schoolin’ Life. Tadd: Sonya Tayeh is the mastermind behind this routine with Eleanor to Beirut’s The Gulag Orkestar. His solo was to Yolanda & Cool &Dcup’s We Speak No Americano. He closed his night out with Melanie in a Spencer Lift routine to Shirley Bassey’s  (Where Do I Begin) Love Story.

And again, you should already know that I want Marko to make it to the finale, anyone else who joins him is just icing on the cake. Tadd comes up with the idea to have the guys do the comedic congo line out onto the stage….funny.  Again, I can’t take the wait!!!  And the first guy to move on to the finale is…….MARKO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *Sings Lauryn Hills’ Nothing Even Matters* lol. And the second guy to make it to next week is……

Direct from their hit show Rock the Ballet, Bad Boys of Dance hit the stage to Tron: Legacy (Soundtrack’s) Derezzed.  I know I am supposed to comment on their dancing… but these guys are hot!!!! Wait… who is this lone chick in the middle? Yeh… they are talented….. and sooooo hot! This female’s body is wicked sick!!!! I want buns of steel like that!

Sash & Caitlynn make their way back on to the stage. Nigel says they know how much he loves them both, and if he looks at the 3 of them, Caitlynn over thinks things too much, Melanie dances from her heart and Sasha dances from her soul. And at the end of the day, Dance wins. So the final girl through to the finale is SASHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I think I just cussed before I bit my tongue!!!!! *claps until my hands hurt!* We say adieu to Caitlynn but she is an amazing dancer… I’ll never take that away from her. Much success to her.

I am not familiar with her work but Tia Poscano performs her new single This Time. She looks HOT!!! And her voice is even HOTTER!!! I mean it has such power and such resonance. Okay, I will have to iTunes this!!! Yeh, I have nothing bad to say about her.

Tadd & Ricky make their way back on to the stage. Nigel didnt give any commentary…… but the guy who will be moving on to the finale will be …. TADD!!! Yeh, Baby! I wish Ricky the best of luck because he is an amazing dancer!

The Eliminate Female is : Caitlynn


The Eliminated Male is: Ricky


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

Top 10 Males:

  1. Ricky Jamie~Eliminated Week 8
  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~Eliminated Week 7
  8. Nick Young~Eliminated Week 2
  9. Mitchell Kelly~Eliminated Week 6
  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~Eliminated Week 6
  6. Jordan Casanova~Eliminated Week 7
  7. Missy Morelli~Eliminated Week 2
  8. Caitlynn Lawson~Eliminated Week 8
  9. Ashley Rich~Eliminated Week 4
  10. Ryan Ramirez

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