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SYTYCD S:8~ Dance for Your Life

In Take 2: Film/TV Reviews on 22 June 2011 at 10:15 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

I was taking a well-deserved and long overdue nap when my alarm woke me up to blog. Trust me when I tell you…….you all better read this entry and LOVE IT!!!

Ummmmmm….sooooo before we can begin, we must see the President address the nation in regards to his plan to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan. Okay, so there is a 10 minute delay. SUCKS!!! I love events better than anyone…but isnt this is why we have the evening news? Why not do this at 7pm? Okay,I’ll stop complaining….part of this is that I just woke up and I am not stable enough to interpret politics. To prove this point…. every time the President says “Taliban” I start singing “Six Foot, Seven Foot…tally me banana…daylight come and me wan go home.” Yep, it’s that bad. He said “sovereign”…isnt that a word Bush couldn’t define? Okay…. I’ll stop my commentary… I have to type to stay awake though. But I am paying attention.

I just hope that SYTYCD isn’t already playing behind this. …..I would hate to miss a group. It wouldn’t be fair for America to judge on a group that we missed. What? I’m just saying. Well, at least my President still has a gangster walk.

Last week was out of this world! The contestants hit the ground running as if their lives depended on it. Now, this week…. they better do the same thing because for 2 guys and 2 girls… they will be going home tomorrow night. So, let’s see what they have in store for us tonight, shall we?

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

It is a must that I make a comment on Cat’s dress, since she is an intricate part of this show as well. It looks so innocent. So does she wear the innocent dresses on Wednesdays and then the club dresses on Thursdays? lol

Jordan , Tadd, Clarice, Jess, Sasha, Alexander, Caitlynn, Mitchell, Missy, Wadi, Ashley, Chris, Ryan, Ricky, Iveta, Nick, Miranda, Robert, Melanie, and Marko are ALL BACK!!!!!!

Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy, and Debbie Reynolds are the judges for the night. Pause for a moment… DEBBIE REYNOLDS!!!! I havent seen her in ages!!!!!! And she’s wearing my favorite color. And I love this clip of her in Singing in the Rain!!!! I wish my mother was watching because we are musical theatre fanatics!

This week they were to find out a secret about their dance partners. This will be interesting to say the least! Let the good times roll.

Ryan & Ricky: Ryan’s leg hair grows really fast….lmbo! Ricky’s real name is Roderrick and he hates it.Together, they’ll be dancing a Jazz routine choreographed by Mandy Moore.  The whole point of the routine is that they must have some passion and sexual tension filled routine. Even Mandy said that they are a little young in their life’s experiences to  begin with. They are performing to Robert Palmer’s Addicted to Love. Now, as the routine begins, I am loving the way that they look in these costumes. I don’t, however, think that the costumes go well with the song. I also wish that Ryan would stop smiling through the entire routine. I think that messed with the energy of the theme. It was supposed to be sexual. I mean, it was raunchy and teasing but it had moments where it paused and you were like ” did you forget something?”. And again, I’m not a judge so my opinion doesn’t count. I’m just glad that Ryan saved the “wardrobe malfunction”. lol. But they are very good dancers so I wish them the best! If you wish to vote for them you can call 1-888-TEMP-01 (1-888-836-7601) or TEXT 1 to 83676 or online at FOX.com/Dance.

 So, after the first set of dancers…… the trend seems to be that they are keeping the same groups that they had last week. This can either hurt or help people. But….its time to dance for their life. Also, on a rewind…. Ryan only had a snag in her stocking near the crotch region…but I dont get the “top” wardrobe malfunction reference. *Rewind again* I think I almost saw something pop out on one of her turns….but nope….no good. She’s safe!

MAN!!! I was typing and missed the flash mob commercial. I will have to rewind and get the info for you.*Rewind* Oh snap, I thought that it was about the SYTYCD flash mob routine but nope… it is a new Fox television show. If you have big news to tell and it can be done by a flash mob then go to FOX.com/mobbed. So… with that being said…dont forget to go to the SYTYCD site and choose from any of the 3 flash mob routines for National Dance Day!!!!

Caitlynn & Mitchell: Caitlynn wears some boots change her feet to this weird blue color. Okay, so Mitchell likes to wear a zebra print snuggie….lol. Stacy Tookey is choreographing a piece where the relationship is ending and Caitlynn is not ready for it to end. I am SOOOOO thankful that they are aware that they should be in tune with the emotion of the piece throughout. If you lose that emotion… we will not be there iw th you. They’re dancing to Adele’s Turning Tables. I am IN LOVE with this simple set design. Just brilliant.  The snatch and pull through that Mitchell did to Caitlynn was breathtaking. And the leap off the chair that Caitlynn did……. speechless. Okay. Someone is going to have to top this dance because it is my favorite one. The emotion is there and I LOVED IT!!!Yes, it is the second one… but I love this one. And the way that Mitchell turned off the light when he sat down at the end….. MAN!!!! That had the MOST amount of emotion in the tiniest bit of movement. And I am SOOOOO thankful that we got to see Mitchell dance this week,because he was missing due to an injury last week. And even though he just accidentally punched Caitlynn in the face during one of the moves, they had great chemistry. I’m going to have to rewind and see if I can find the moment where Caitlynn got hit.  They are performing to BLANK’s BLANK. If you wish to vote for them you can call 1-888-TEMP-02 (1-888-836-7602) or TEXT 2 to 83676 or online at FOX.com/Dance.

I dont think you understand how odd it is to watch this show in real-time rather than fast forwarding on my DVR. lol. I have to type extremely fast. I mean, I’m a fast typer as it is…. but I only plan on watching this once…lol.  

Missy & Wadi: Wad,i apparently, uses lady hair removal cream on his chest because he likes a smooth chest. Missy laughs in segments. WHat I mean is, her laugh is choppy and comes to an abrupt stop. Think more along the lines of a teen learning how to drive a stick and the car scoots forward and then stops. LMBO!!!! Jean-Marc is teaching them a great ballroom Cha-Cha routine. This Cha ha is supposedly the hardest that Jean-Marc Genereux has done for the show. LMBO! Jean-Marc told Wadi to sway his hips as if he is “selling the product” lol. Perfect! Ke$sha’s Cannibal fits the costume of the routine. Unfortunately…I have no clue if there is a theme to this routine other than the fact that it is a Cha Cha. And Yes, you can tell that Wadi is out of his element just a bit…. but what he lacks in foot technique he makes up in strength and lifts & attitude. The routine, overall, was pretty good.I give them a B for effort. Even Nigel agreed with mewhen it came to Technique versus strength. I know that Wadi will grow…he is a fast learner. Man, Nigel was hard on Wadi and praised Missy. I LOVE Debbie, she said that she will take Wadi home, because she could see that everyone was being hard on him. Like I said, he is teachable… I have faith in him. If you wish to vote for them you can call 1-888-TEMP-03 (1-888-836-7603) or TEXT 3 to 83676 or online at FOX.com/Dance.

Iveta & Nick:  Iveta talks to herself whenever she walks past a mirror. Nick always wears shorts. hahahah Iveta said that Nick Has chicken legs. Together, they will be dancing a Bollywood routine choreographed by Nakul dev Mahajan. Luck By Chance (soundtrack)’s Baawire pulls you in to the routine. I must say that I am LOVING Iveta’s energy for this routine. It is not really her style but she is bringing the sensual side of it. Nick is keeping up with Iveta. But Iveta is the star of this routine. She is gorgeous too. The horizontal pirouette combination that they did scared me because it looked like Nick didnt place his hands in the right place. But the overall routine was fabulous!It really was entertaining. If you wish to vote for them you can call 1-888-TEMP-04 (1-888-836-7604) or TEXT 4 to 83676 or online at FOX.com/Dance.

Miranda & Robert: Miranda She has a little crush on Tadd! PERFECT!!!!. Robert still thinks that he is a pro wrestler! hahahahaha . They will be performing a Nappy Tab ( @NappyTab if you’re on Twitter) Hip Hop routine. If you know ANYTHING about Nappy Tab, then you already know that this is about to be a HOT routine, one that will be right up Robert’s alley. So they are supposed to be woodpeckers and Robert is trying to teach Miranda how to fly. Do woodpeckers fly? Busta Rhymes’ Break Ya Neck fits the ENTIRE woodpecker theme so well. But of course I wouldn’t expect anything less from Nappy Tans.  Okay, like I said, this is right up Robert’s alley, but Miranda is having a little proooooooob….ummm. The lift with the foot kick didn’t read. Her backflip scared the mess out of me and made me think that she really was going to break her neck. And was the fall forward suppose to happen? Um. I am sooo confused. Like I said that it was for Robert, but not so much for Miranda. She did a good job, but she needs to grow. CLASSIC!!!! Debbie Reynolds did Woody Woodpecker!!!!!! But my hats off to Nappy Tabs, as usual. But I wouldn’t expect any less from them. If you wish to vote for them you can call 1-888-TEMP-05 (1-888-836-7605) or TEXT 5 to 83676 or online at FOX.com/Dance.

Clarice & Jess:  Clarice sleeps with her eyes open. Jess draws stick figured orchestra portraits…lol. They will be performing a Contemporary routine choreographed by Stacey Tookey. The theme is that Jess is a prince and Clarice is marrying into royalty. And these lifts have me praying for Clarice’s life!!! Jess needs to go to the gym with Wadi! lol. Jump Little Children’s Cathedrals is an amazing song. I think that I forgot to type because I was looking for these lifts. So far so good! The leap & catch was fabulous. unfortunately I don’t think that Jess’ costume looks like he is a prince….more like a security guard. I am confused.I cannot figure out if they pulled me in or if I was just watched because I wanted to see the lifts. Ahhhh ha! Nigel said it best, they didn’t look right as a couple. I, too, liked how they worked as individuals. If you wish to vote for them you can call 1-888-TEMP-06 (1-888-836-7606) or TEXT 6 to 83676 or online at FOX.com/Dance.

Jordan & Tadd: Jordan isnt the brightest crayon in the box. What? I didnt say it… Tadd said it. Tadd is rather OCD. How can a b-boy be OCD? The VIENNESE WALTZ!!!! SO this routine will be choreographed by Jean-Marc Genereux.Do you all remember when twitch, from Season 4, got the Viennese Waltz with Kherrington?  He said something like, “I’ve never met the Viennese but I’m sure they’re very nice people.” bwahahahahaha. Every time I hear the Viennese Waltz I laugh because of that.  The PeeWee Playhouse word of the say is “SPACE”. lol.  David Cook’s Fade Into Me is a rather ironic song choice since there is supposed to be “space” between each other. lol. Umm… I am watching this and I am not sure that this is a safe genre for either of them. is that wrong of me to say? I really like the both of them, but it was not good. Okay… all of it didn’t bad, but it had its moments. I agree with Nigel, Jordan’s arabesque was fantastic and so was Tadd’s portabra.  But it was beautiful in the overall scheme of things. If you wish to vote for them you can call    1-888-TEMP-07 (1-888-836-7607) or TEXT 7 to 83676 or online at FOX.com/Dance.

Okay, this is random, but in all seriousness….at what point can you blame the choreographer for horrible choreography? Sometimes I see some of these routines and I go, “poor dancer…they set you up to fail.” lol.I dont always think that it is the dancer’s fault. At SOME point the choreographer has to take responsibility that their choice in movement didn’t translate well. Also,not all of these choreographers have themes.What’s upwith that? I am going to start a poll to see which routines do better, the ones with or without a known theme. That’s it…..just had to rant for a moment.

P.S. No one has convinced me to vote for them instead of Caitlynn and Mitchell. So…… with 3 teams left, that looks like who I may vote for.

Melanie & Marko:  Melanie has a BIG issue with people touching her ears. lol. Marko loves to read romance novels. Mandy Moore will spice up the TV with a Jazz routine. So they are supposed to be cool kids. And they have this hat and they are supposed to control the hat and not let the hat control them. One thing that I credit to Mandy is that she is the most DETAILED with her routines. You know what she wants and it comes DKS’s Sing with a Swing  is a fun song. I love Melanie’s look. She has this transformable look that allows her to fit into any genre of dance and I love it. I do, however think that there is a disconnect between Melanie and Marko’s outfits. The disco strobing effect is hurting myeyes.I didnt see the purpose of the hats other than the song & genre of dance…. but it was still fun to watch. Their technique was on point and so that was not a question. The Split leap & catch was fabulous. I love this team together. I think that the both of them will make it far in this competition.  If you wish to vote for them you can call 1-888-TEMP-08 (1-888-836-7608) or TEXT 8 to 83676 or online at FOX.com/Dance.

Nope….. still sticking with Caitlynn & Mitchell. I think that last week was SOOOOOOO HOTTTTT that we got our hopes up and this week I think we expected more instead of realizing it is just the second week. Not to say that everyone is doing horribly… I just think that the combination of talent and choreographers made last week so much more energetic and this week’s show is filled with a strange combination of songs and genres. But….its just my opinion,right?

Sasha & Alexander:  Sasha sweats like a dude…..lmbo!!!! Alexander loves to look at himself in the mirror. lol. YES!!!! Nappy Tabs is choreographing a topical routine where Alexander is a soldier coming back from Afghanistan and seeing his wife for the first time. And with Napoleon having been in the military…they must connect to the emotion. Dirty Money’s I’m Coming Home is a perfect choice for this!!!!!!!! Yes, If you noticed….. I refuse to call them Diddy-Dirty Money…lol. This isnt Gladys Knight and the Pips! Back to the routine…. LOVING IT!!! And Alexander’s march at the beginning spoke volumes. Who knew that Hip Hop could bring forth that much emotion!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE NAPPY TAB and the talent of this team. I mean how poignant for them to do this and the President just spoke about bringing home 30 thousand troops from Afghanistan. I take back all of my comments I said about the address to the nation. I was tired… but the universe wanted to prepare us for this routine and I wasn’t awake yet to receive the message. I’m awake now. *STANDING OVATION* Fabulous. I think that they did a wonderful job. My only critique would be to omit the tap on the shoulder to signify that Alexander was behind Sasha; it telegraphed. I mean, this routine brought tears to me as well as the judges. I think that this should get an Emmy Nomination. I love it when Nigel says what I have already said….lol. If you wish to vote for them you can call 1-888-TEMP-09 (1-888-836-7609) or TEXT 9 to 83676 or online at FOX.com/Dance.

I am sooooo torn I can vote for 2 teams, right? My vote, as of now, is for Caitlynn * Mitchell as well as Alexander *Sasha!!!! Thankfully, I have unlimited text messaging!!! lol. Also, I have discovered that Sasha’s twitter is @D8Sasha & SashaMallory.  & Nick’s is @D8Nick….. I think I see a trend…lol. Yep… put @D8 in front of anyone’s name and that is their temporary twitter name: ex…. @D8Ashley , @D8Jess , @D8Marko , etc.

Ashely & Chris:  When chris gets nervous he does this creepy smile. Ashley thinks that she has swag but she doesnt. lol.  Spencer Lift will be teaching them a Broadway number. Cool, they have to dance with bars between them. Supposedly, there is suppose to be sexual tension because I think that Chris is in jail. hahahaha. Chris said that Ashley is hot but Ashley said that she cant think of Chris as sexy….lol. Funny. Rachel Swift’s Please, Mr. Jailer is soooo apprpriate. Ashley’s red dress circa the 40s or 50s is soooooo HOTT!!! She looks beautiful. I mean, thankfully, the cameras can give us a panoramic view of the routine, but I dont think that the audience got a good shot at the routine like we at home did. I wish that it were on a rotating stage. But it drew me in and made me watch. I wish that it was something that the in-house crowd could have seen from every angle. CREEPY!!! Nigel said that “the next time the put me in prison he hopes that they let Ashely come and visit”. *Ummmm…side eye*. lol.  If you wish to vote for them you can call 1-888-TEMP-10 (1-888-836-76010) or TEXT 10 to 83676 or online at FOX.com/Dance.

Well… that was it for tonight. America tune in and vote. YOU HAVE 2 HOURS TO VOTE!!!!!!! Then tune in tomorrow for the 2nd results show of the season.


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

Top 10 Males:

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


Top 10 Female Dancers:

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


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