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SYTYCD S:8~ America Has Spoken 7

In Take 2: Film/TV Reviews on 1 August 2011 at 2:13 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 )

Lady Gaga will be back, amazing routines and I wonder who the guest artist will be tonight. Okay, truth is, I wonder what outfit that Lady Gaga will wear……lol.

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

Jordan, Marko, Sasha, Tadd, Melanie, Ricky, Caitlynn, and Jess are your top 8.

Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy, & Rob Marshall  (Pirates of the Caribbean)  are the judges for the night. Lady Gaga is not a judge tonight BUT…. she is performing tonight!!!!

I absolutely LOVE Cat’s dress. The whole peek-a-boo lace is cute. I wish her hair has more curls to it… but still hot!

Okay, this opening number is AMAZING!!!! The staging of it all just captures your eyes. With the kind of mood that I am in this morning, it just.. yeh….inspires. It has this Elizabethan feel to it, but it also has a 1910-20s flare as well. The zoom in on Jess’ face set the tone for the entire piece already. Oh yeh, it is set to Water for Elephants’ (Soundtrack) The Circus Sets Up. The crèmes, tans, and burnt sienna are amazing!!!  WHO CHOREOGRAPHED THIS?!!!! I am not even half way through it and I am just mesmerized. THIS IS EMMY MATERIAL!!! Oh my word!!!! That was beyond amazing! It was beautiful and touching. Yeh… TYCE DIORIO DID THAT!!!? He needs to do MORE of that. It was on point! I love it. Standing O!!!!!!!!!!!! Read the rest of this entry »

SYTYCD S:8~ You Wanna Be On Top?

In Take 2: Film/TV Reviews on 27 July 2011 at 9:39 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 )

ROUND 2 of the All-Stars!!!!! There is a different batch of All-Stars tonight and the competition will get tougher. I can feel it in my bones, people! It is going to be off the CHAIN!!!! So, you ready?

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

I love this white dress that Cat has on. It gives her curves and a nice silhouette

Jordan, Marko, Sasha, Tadd, Melanie, Ricky, Caitlynn, and Jess are your top 8.

Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy, Rob Marshall  (Pirates of the Caribbean), and Lady Gaga are the judges for the night.

I am looking at Lady Gaga’s outfit and all I can think of is Sargeant Pepper. lol. I just told my age. All of the young pups are gonna be lile Sargent Who?

 Sasha and Pasha: Choreographer,Johnathan Roberts, did this alter-reality piece to Terry Snyder’s Puttin’On The Ritz.  I don’t like the way that it started. I don’t think that the choreographers of ballroom can come up with out of this world concepts. I mean, the dances turn out beautifully but they never convey the theme that they mention. I need for Sasha’s head not to bob as much and to watch her frame. Here I am talking like I am Mary Murphy. The ending didn’t do it for me. OUch….and you know I love me some Pasha and Sasha. Rob said that Sasha is elegant and easily one of his favorites for sure. It is also nice to see her in heels, those legs are gorgeous. He didn’t think that this genre showed off everything that she can do. Mary said that Sasha absolutely pulled it off tonight. Nigel said that she is his favorite dancer in the competition and that she was too stiff in the body but he loved the angle that she was at. Lady Gaga said that she is just as shiny on the outside as she is on the inside. She disagreed with Nigel and thought that her stoic stature was a wonderful way to interpret the intention of the choreographer. If you wish to vote for them you can call 1-888-TEMP-01 (1-888-836-7601) or TEXT 1 to 83676 . Or vote online at www.fox.com/dance

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SYTYCD S:8~ America Has Spoken 6 (Top 8)

In Take 2: Film/TV Reviews on 24 July 2011 at 9:16 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 Now

Episode 16: America Has Spoken 6 (Top 8)

I’m a few days behind in posting this but I am learning priorities…. and sleep is starting to become a priority. I love you all and I thank you so very much for reading. But I cant be as obsessed with blogging as I have become. I am falling asleep during the day…..I have to take care of me first. I will try my hardest to keep up with these, but be patient with me in the meantime. Thanks.

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

Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy, Neil Patrick Harris ( from How I Met Your Mother) are the judges for the night.

Caitlynn, Jess, Clarice, Marko, Jordan, Mitchell, Melanie, Ricky, Sasha, and Tadd….are yout top 10 contestants. So, who will be going home tonight? Read the rest of this entry »

SYTYCD S:8~ On Their Own Now

In Take 2: Film/TV Reviews on 20 July 2011 at 10:28 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 Now

TONIGHT IS THE NIGHT!!! Remember, the couples have been broken apart and the All-Stars are coming back to grace the stage. I AM SO CISED!!!! So… put on your best Capezios and let’s get the party started!

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

Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy, Neil Patrick Harris ( from How I Met Your Mother) are the judges for the night.

Caitlynn, Jess, Clarice, Marko, Jordan, Mitchell, Melanie, Ricky, Sasha, and Tadd….are yout top 10 contestants. This is going to be interesting. I mean, at least all of the guys and girls are hot! lol. Read the rest of this entry »

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

SYTYCD S:8~ All Aboard!

In Take 2: Film/TV Reviews on 14 July 2011 at 2:31 am

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 want to apologize in advance. I didnt have the opportunity to watch last week’s show. I dont know what happened or who got eliminated. My bad. But I will try to get tonight’s show down packed. It is midnight and I am just getting back from hosting a show…talk about dedication.

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.

This will be the last night that we will get to see the top 6 couples….next week they will split off into individuals. Mary and Nigel freak me out. Are they dating for real? But I absolutely LOVE Jesse in Modern Family….I did not know he had ballroom background. I love it.

 Sasha & Alexander: They got together for a Paso Doble routine choreographed by Tony Meredith and Melanie Lapatin. This is supposedly a battle between masculine and femininity. Dancing to Tayloe Long & Rick Powell’s Alley Dash, March of the Trolls they hit the stage running. This dance is fierce. I mean from the costume to the moves and the strength that they have to have to support the other. The music adds this masculine yet sex appeal to it. I love how they are in unison to one another. When the music first began I wasnt so sure… but now I like it. They ONLY thing that I do not care for is the staccato movement at points. The ending where Alex grabs her neck….niiice. Wait…. the kiss at the end was violent. I dont know if it went with it. And Sasha didnt say if the kiss was choreographed or not. Hmmm…. Nigel said that Sasha is a strong character. Mary said that it was on fire.  Jesse thought that it was Brilliant and Sasha rocked Sonya’s socks! If you wish to vote for them you can call 1-888-TEMP-01 (1-888-836-7601) or TEXT 1 to 83676 . Or vote online at www.fox.com/dance

Jordan & Tadd: Travis Wall will choreography their journey. It is supposed to be a metaphor for the women that take advantage of the men. Jordan will be the vulture and Tadd the deserted wanderer. Now…this move that Travis and Jordan did which looks like a squatted sway movement…..SEXY!!!! I so need to integrate that into a dance routine. Okay… this first image of Jordan in costume as Olafur Arnalds’ Brotsjor begins to play…. BRILLIANT!!! I mean, they took vulture literally and it is working. Okay. I watched the dance and I got it….but I didn’t. Is that making any sense? Some of the movements were 1 & 2 & wait for the music cue POP! for me. I dont know.I mean, it was good but it wasnt great. And the end was cool, but unexpected in a “I dont know if it worked for me” kind of way. Why is everything so dark tonight? Mary loved it. Jesse is hilarious. But he said that the guys are in it to win it. Sonya wishes that she could swear because it showed true conviction. If you wish to vote for them you can call 1-888-TEMP-02 (1-888-836-7602) or TEXT 2 to 83676.Or vote online at www.fox.com/dance

TogetherRyan & Ricky will be dancing Broadway choreographed by Spencer Liff. So, apparently Ricky is waiting outside of a movie when he fantasizes that Ryan’s movie star poster comes to life. Hmmm I will have to see how this works. As Frank Sinatra’s  All I need Is a Girl begins to play… this image of Ryan reminds me of Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Classic. I honestly do not recognize Ricky. The costumes are classy! I love it. I still have a problem with Ryan not being able to control her face. The routine seemed so short to me. But I liked it. it made me smile, I paid attention, but there was something missing. Hmmm. Jesse said that it felt under water and muted. He said that he knows that they can do more than what the routine allowed them to do. Sonya said that they questioned the routine and let it simmer a little too much. If you wish to vote for them you can call 1-888-TEMP-03 (1-888-836-7603) or TEXT 3 to 83676.Or vote online at www.fox.com/dance

Together, Caitlynn & Mitchell will enter into the land of LXD and rehearse/perform a Christopher Scott Hip Hop routine. They will be portraying the children in Uganda who are being abducted and forced to fight a senseless war. It’s about asking the audience for help. It offers the opportunity for America to be touched by it. I pray that it does….because this is a TALL order to fill.Lupe Fiasco featuring Eric Turner & Sway’s Break the Chain cranks out as the piece begins. UGH!!! The opening lost it for me. I hate people who do “I’m Acting X Emotion” faces. I am still paying Salle Mae for student loans I cant afford to pay off using the degree I obtained and therefore people making emotion faces on autopilot just KILL me! And this running from side to side of the stage reach for the audience did NOTHING for me. I know that if I were there that I would be getting booed too. But come on! I am up at 1am blogging and I deserve to have great television. For me, the dance didnt begin until Lupe began to sand the word “freedom”.Mitchell is ROCKING this routine. I mean,once the beat dropped and he got in the pocket it was on and poppin’. I can tell this is not where Caitlynn lives but she is keeping up with him and I applaud her for that. These Tae-bo type moves looks like Chris was watching P90X when he choreographed this. Hmmmm. Again, when can we blame the choreographer? Sonya said that she got lost in the execution of unison with the serious message that we were supposed to get. Nigel says “what does this have to do with the refugees in the Congo”? I agree.  Yeh, the story wasnt there for me. If you wish to vote for them you can call 1-888-TEMP-04 (1-888-836-7604) or TEXT 4 to 83676.Or vote online at www.fox.com/dance

Up next is my favorite couple Melanie & Marko: Louie Van Amstell is whipping up a Tango for them. There isnt a storyline, just a pure character of the dance. HmmmI dont know how I feel about that because they work well with a story, but I pray they rock it like they always do. Gotan Project’s Triptico opens up the routine. I must say… Melanie looks AMAZING in this outfit. I mean, she looks good in everything that they place her in…and Marko looks so handsome! I do, however, feel that they are going to get attacked on their carriage and frame. Although the seductive nature of the dance is there…. I am able to still see a slight distance in their willingness to go all of the way.The hang over the edge of the stage… PHENOM!!!! WAIT! Rewind…. this fall back, through the legs, pull through madness….. I think I was seeing things… *REWIND* Nope… they did it. In slow motion it literally looks like Melanie’s back bend folded in half……smdh.I have seen it all. Magical! The judges agree…..it was amazing!.  If you wish to vote for them you can call 1-888-TEMP-05 (1-888-836-7605) or TEXT 5 to 83676.Or vote online at www.fox.com/dance

Clarice & Jess rock out to a Christopher Scott Hip Hop routine.  It’s about a woman’s insecurities. There is intricate tutting movements and if there was ever a routine that would challenge them…this would be it. Set to the sound of Boyce Avenue’s Just the Wat You Are they begin.I cant tell you what this set piece is between them. WOW!!!!!! How and when did Jess turn into a B-boy? amazing! Okay, I know I was supposed to be watching Clarice, and I did…she was amazing, but this was al Jess for me. I mean, I didnt see the broadway boy I saw a b-boy and I was amazed. He didnt look out of his element at all! THIS was the level of amazing that I am accustomed to seeing Christopher Scott put forth…dont ask me what that other mess he set Caitlynn and Mitchell up with was…ugh!The judges loved it. Happy Opposite Day… I loved it! hahahaha I love Jesse. Nigel even mentioned that Christopher should stick with these simple stories and not go abroad. I concur! If you wish to vote for them you can call 1-888-TEMP-06 (1-888-836-7606) or TEXT 6 to 83676.Or vote online at www.fox.com/dance

ROUND 2

Sasha & Alexander dance with Tyce Diorio to a piece about losing something in life to the tune of Aretha Franklin’s That’s Life.This must come from a true place. I want to see them in the top 10. Wait… did Alex just cup Sasha’s breast? lol. That was risky but HOTT!!! lol. This is a family show people!lol. I couldnt tell if Sasha fell at the end…. but I loved it. And Jesse said to tell her sister hello and that they finally came out of the shadow of the Coming Home military routine.  I think that Alex has a partner crush on Sasha. Hmmmm.

Jordan & Tadd will dance to a Spencer Liff routine to the tune of Out Tonight from one of my ALL TIME FAVORITE BROADWAY SHOWS…… RENT!!! I have seen it on broadway more than 10 times in the past 10 years and I own the DVD and it goes on every plane ride imaginable!! *Start shumming…. “I want to go ooooooouuuut tonight!”. So is Jordan Princess MiMi? hahaha . This broadway routine is about a princess who has been asleep for hundreds of years and comes to life to find her prince. I find it hilarious that Jordan gets grossed out by the fact that Tadd may have to kiss her…lol. Okay… I saw where the routine was supposed to go and I also saw where it landed….they were on the same street just not the same address. My opinion and I am sticking with it. Sonya felt underwhelmed. Nigel said it needed more quirk. Mary didnt think that it wasnt strong enough.

Ryan & Ricky move to the beat of a Louie Van Amstel Cha-Cha routine for their final dance. Enrique Iglesias featuring DJ Frank E’s Tonight (I’m Lovin’ You)….interesting music choice. Okay, this orange in these costumes are hurting my eyes. Ricky’s walk on to stage didnt command my attention. The opening move made Ricky look so tiny and slim. Ryan looked hot in her opening number, the standing split and fall/drop-twirl on the ground was hott! Okay, the routine was very sexy and hott. Yes, hott. And i am beyond sleepy so for me to give any form of compliment is a sign that they did well. Nigel said that he felt that Ryan was over doing it.  Everyone loves Ricky and thinks that Ryan’s feet were sloppy. Okay… NEXT!

Caitlynn & Mitchell take on a Travis Wall routine that is set in the 1970s. Mitchell is married and Caitlynn is his love and finds out. Janis Joplin’s Piece of My Heart DEMANDS some aggression! Caitlynn cant half ass this one. Just saying. The costumes are throwing me. I guess because i do not know why Caitlynn is in a corset and booty shorts. Secondly… I dont think her faces are in sync with the fact that she just found out that this guy she has been messing with is married. Hmmmmm. I am conflicted about how I felt about the piece. Yeh.. ummm. Mary thought that it was slightly naughty, intense, but she liked it. Jesse says “Only you can prevent forest fires by not dancing in forests….lol”  Sonya thought that it was really, really hott! Over all it was Siiiiick!

Melanie & Marko hit the ground running for their final chance as a couple in a Dee Caspary routine. This couple is slipping in and out of the light.  David J. Roch’s Skin & Bones sets the background to this routine. Ummmm. I spent most of the routine watching the light wondering if it was going to go off or come on. Sad,yet true.And then I didnt get it when they weren’t under the light but the spot light lit them. I mean, the routine was amazing…as usual… I just got lost in the concept and the fact that I have to be awake in 4 hours. hmmm.  Jesse loved it. His mine has been blown & he has goosebumps. Sonya is grateful that they are the future of dance and she is inspired. Please stay humble and true. (Had a private thought here and kept it to myself). Nigel is sad that they will have to break them up next week because they are magical together.

Clarice & Jess take to the floor once last time to a Tony Meredith & Melanie Lapatin Jive routine. Robert Randolph & the Family Band’s Aint Nothing Wrong With That  is a song that has been in my head for ages and I never knew who sang it….lol. I love their footwork. They are in unison…they are feeling the groove and I am watching their character choices… and I love it. The final drop at the end took strength and I loved it. Sonya loved it 10x over.

Next week they will be the top 10 but they will also bring an all-star back. I wonder who they all-stars will be. No matter what… it will be great. Now I can go to bed. zzzzzzzz 

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

Top 10 Males:

  1. Ricky Jamie
  2. Chris Cole
  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

 

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
  10. Ryan Ramirez

Sincerely,

~*My Mother’s Daughter*~

SYTYCD S:8~ America Has Spoken 3

In Take 2: Film/TV Reviews on 3 July 2011 at 5:09 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

Last night was ummmmm….how do you say…. a slight disappointment. I mean, it was beautiful yet emotionally void. Melanie and Marko came to the rescue and the judges kissing one another was enough to make me almost pee myself. So, I voted for Melanie and Marko because everyone else left me with no choice. Sooooooooo let’s get on with it, shall we?

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

Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy, Lil C and Kristin Chenoweth are the judges for the night.

I find it interesting how Cat dressed up last night and appears rather casual tonight….ouch! Is that a sign of who may go home? Dun Dun Duuuuuuuun! Well, tonight, 1 girl and 1 guy will be going home. I don’t even know who it should be so don’t worry about me putting a spell on anyone’s fate.

Okay, so…. whoEVER is in charge of putting the songs at the bottom of the screen…. YOU SHOULD BE FIRED! You do know that people want to know what song is playing. And if I weren’t such a nerd and knew that this was The Incredits from the 2004 movie The Incredibles’ soundtrack then I would have been SOL with the 5 times you faintly placed it on the screen and then took it away before finally leaving it up there long enough for us to read! Get on your job!

Now, these costumes for this group piece look something out of a West Side Story brawl. I would have loved a spy feel to it…but let me shut up and watch. The track listing guy has me all irritated and my nose is stuffy because I am having an allergic reaction to my puppy. (I’m allergic to dogs, & don’t ask why I have a puppy then).I do love how the camera man keeps giving Melanie spotlight moments!!! She is so gorgeous! And how they slicked Tadd’s hair down almost confused me as to who he was for a few seconds. I am still trying to find the story to this. I can’t tell what it is. Therefore I am lost. It is all over the place and I don’t know where to look….and IGH!!! This synchronized clock, twirl piece looked HORRIBLE!!! They didn’t turn Jess over at the same time as the girl on the left side of the screen. And choreographer Michael Brune (pronounced Brun-ee…hope I spelled it right), well however it is spelled, I didn’t like it. So there. I said it…and what!

Group 1 up for reveal: Ricky & Ryan danced Contemporary style choreographed by Sonya Tayeh to Robyn With Every HeartBeat (Acoustic).  Melanie & Marko’ Lyrical Hip Hop choreography was created by the genius duo of Nappy Tab to Leona Lewis’ I Got You. Ashley & Chris danced a Jazz routine choreographed by Sonya Tayeh to Telepathe’s Lights Go Down (District 78 Remix). Well, I must say that I am not in the least bit worried that Melanie and Marko will be going home because the television gods have already heard that if American ever puts them up for elimination I will stop watching SYTYCD forever…. and I mean that. Now, what happens once they stop being a couple is on them…but until then…yeh. Just saying. Wait… MELANIE AND MARKO KISSED AGAIN BACKSTAGE AFTER ALL OF THE JUDGES KISSED?!!!!!! I LOVE THEM!! lol. Okay, I’m calling it…. I want Melanie and Marko to invite me to their wedding. What? You were thinking it too….lol. They make a cute & HOT couple!!! Okay… NEXT! THEY’RE SAFE!!!!!!!!!! Like Pound Duh! (#duh). Ashley and Chris were on sketchy terms last night….so what does America think? America thought that they should be the first couple in the bottom 3…but at least Ashley looks cute. Ryan and Ricky, I mean I already know that they are safe just because I can’t see them putting 2 couples in the bottom 3 from the first group. Just saying. And America says….. Like duh…they’re safe.

So, don’t forget to head over to www.Fox.com/dance to learn the flash mob routines for National Dance Day ( July 30th). NappyTab will be choreographing the hard routine!! I HAVE TO LEARN A NAPPY TAB ROUTINE AND PERFORM IT DOWN ON THE NATIONAL MALL!!!!! Robin Antin will choreograph a sexy routine!!!!!! Okay, I have to learn this one too! Who can say that they learned a Pussycat Doll dance?!! And Mary Murphy is choreography a simpler routine for the mature crowd. I can’t wait!

Group 2 up for reveal: Sasha & Alexander danced a Contemporary routine choreographed by Dee Caspary to Cary BrothersBelong. Miranda & Robert danced a Broadway piece choreographed by Tyce Diorio to Sophisticated Ladies (1981 Soundtrack)  It Dont Mean a Thing if Aint Got that  Swing.Jordan & Tadd’s Hip Hop routine was choreographed by the magically witty NappyTab to David Guetta featuring Kid Cudi’s Memories. Nigel said that they would be staying….and he was right! America voted for them to stay! I am afraid that Sasha and Alexander will be up for elimination just because they were chosen second….I pray I am wrong. Especially since Lil C used an SAT word such as melifluous (adj: sweetly or smoothly flowing; sweet sounding) to describe their routine. Miranda’s pink and flowery outfit is hurting my stomach. I am trying to figure out who is in charge of her outfits for solos. Okay, so Sasha and Alexander are safe while Robert, Miranda, and her ugly pepto outfit will be up for elimination.

Group 3 up for reveal: Clarice & Jess Foxtrotted to Jean-Marc Genereux’s choreography to Frank Sinatra’s Fly Me to the Moon. Caitlynn & Mitchell  did a Jean-Marc Genereux choreographed Samba to Alicia Keys featuring Beyoncé’s Put it in a Love Song. Now, I have a feeling that Jess and Clarice are safe….something in my gut is telling me that America saved them. I CALLED IT!!!! Caitlynn and Mitchell are up for elimination while Jess and Clarice are up for elimination. *sigh*

Banned in 1987 under the artistic direction of Judith Smith. They are one of the worlds acclaimed and innovative dance ensembles; combining performers with and without disabilities…..they are AXIS!(Dance Company) WOW! performing to Janine Jansen’s  Partita For Violin Solo No. 2 in D Minor the opening was void of sound but blasted trumpets of visual stimulus!!! The ladies legs playing peek-a-boo behind the wheels of the man in the wheelchair was both sensual and creepy at the same time. Her movement to the front where she slammed her hands on the ground as he wheeled forward and slammed his single fist down gave him this dominant power…..wow! Okay I’ll unpause now. Amazing! The use of the wheelchair makes you notice it but as an intricate part of the dance and not as a liability to this disabled abled person. And the rag doll gesture that she does when her chin is in his hand as she walks forward….genius! I had to be quiet and just watch. The ending pose is just ….wow! I loved how he was dominant throughout the piece. It changed any stereotype of pity that one could have for a person in a wheelchair. I was actually emotionally moved as he was so abusive to her in a sense, dismissive. UGH! I wish I had thought of such genius! Fabulous! *rewind* Cat looks like a giant next to the female dancer….lol.  I love this routine so much that I want to see the rest of the routine. If you want to know more about them, you can go to their website at www.axisdance.org.

Elimination Solos…Dance for Your Life

Ashley: Performing to David Ryan Harris’ For You, which I have NEVER heard of before, she begins with the stereotypical run, lean, extended hand then closed fist pull hand back into myself like I just missed you move. There are a ton of leaps and leg extensions but I don’t feel that there is a ton of meat to this routine. I don’t feel like she is dancing for her life as much as I feel that she is dancing to be seen. I don’t even feel the emotion of the piece and the song is backed with emotions. You can hate me if you want for saying it….but if this is her dancing for her life, then she is already dead.

Chris: Performing to one of my ALL TIME FAVORITE CHRISTIAN HIP HOP ARTISTS, KJ-52 (pronounced KJ-five-two) featuring Blanca Reyes You’re Gonna Make It,Chris comes out the gate running. Just the fact the he even knows who KJ-52 is and the fact that he , as a b-boy, chose to rep with a Christian rapper is enough for his to stay! I don’t know his faith, but God should watch after him on this one. Who chooses the songs for solo dances anyway? Just wondering. *GASP* The foot grab, leg extension, partial contortion move that he just did made me suck in air so hard that my throat is dry and hurts now. AMAZINGLY FREAKISH!!!!! The emotion that he is showing in his face, through is moves, and via the song just gave him my vote. Chris should stay! Wow…. Mitchell and Robert better bring it! Yeh, I said it…and what?

Miranda: Performing to Maria Zouroudis’ Untinkable, Miranda still has on the barf me up colored 2-piece. Okay, what I hate is the arm movement that is reminiscent of a boxing block that everyone is doing in lyricals. Find something else to do. But I love how she covers the stage in such a short time. I love her technique, I love her leaps, and her frame is impeccable. Now if we could just get her outfit right I wouldn’t have to go in on her so hard. But I am wondering if Maria or Alicia Keys made this song first. Of course I am impartial to Alicia because I heard it first. it just hit me whether outfit reminds me of and why I hate it so much. For all of my old heads, you remember the end scene in Dirty Dancing where Baby’s sister is singing the hula-song with the coconut bra with the weird lay and flowers on her wrists…THAT is what this outfit reminds me of! It just makes it worst since it is pink.

Robert: Performing to Jamie Foxx’ I Don’t Need It , another song that I don’t think that I’ve heard before, Robert starts moving before the camera is even on him while Cat is still introducing him. A bit anxious are we? I mean, how many times has Robert been in the bottom 3? Okay. his MJ move showed up again… we get it already, you love MJ. Now stop it. I think that his moves always look freestyle-ish and seldom do they ever look choreographed and I want him to look a tab bit more polished when he is fight for his life on this show. I don’t know what else to say.

Caitylnn: Performing to Katie Thompson’s It Doesn’t Hurt(Live version), she begins with this beautiful leg extension……is this the trend of the season? I am almost prepared to band leg extensions as a safety net in solo routines. lol.  BEAUTIFUL PIROUETTE… but if she does that hand reach-pull back again, I’m never voting for her! I hate cliché hand movements! Her piece was beautiful but it didn’t match the music for me. IJS.

Mitchell: Performing to the amazing Adele’s Rolling in the Deep, his first move makes him look so fluid….receptive. I hope that makes sense. But he looks like he heard and felt the movement and let it work its way through his body. SHUT THE FRONT DOOR!!! (Yh, I stole it from Kristin) He did a leg extension that turned into a frontward roll while still in the leg extension. *REWIND* Yep, I saw it…. fantabulous!!!

Okay, judging by the solo routines, I would keep Mitchell, Chris, Caitlyn, and Miranda. Unfortunately, Robert and Ashley would have to go. Again, these are just my opinions while I have the DVR paused. I just think that the others danced for their lives a little harder. All of them deserve to be there…..but someone has to go.

They are the current United States and World theatrical Ballroom champion dancers, Eric Luna and Georgia Ambarian. They are performing to Pirate of the Caribbean:At World’s End’s (Soundtrack) Calypso. I love this movie so they better not jack up this dance!!!! Or, Or….OR I’ll tell Jack Sparrow on you! Hold the hell up!!! Did I really just see him pic her up off the floor with one arm? How much does this woman weigh? Okay, you have my attention. I mean their lifts look EFFORTLESS! i mean I feel as if i am watching a magic show and I am waiting to see the strings having to show me hoe he is picking her up as lift she only weight the fame as a feather….but no strings. Now, this but lift…. priceless…. and I wish I had their kind os technique. Like how he twirled down to the grown with her on the back of his neck, without support, all the way down to the ground. And her handing forward like a mermaid on the front of the ship…. I need to workout with her…..wow…. You will just have to Google this performance… because it was something you MUST see with your eyes. *REWIND!!!!!!* Yep, still no strings!

I’m going to get straight to the point……Miranda was being sent home ( NOT FAIR).

And joining her will be……Robert (Wooooooooo!).

Tune in next week to see the top 14 contestant dnce it out once more. Thanks for reading!

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

Top 10 Males:

  1. Ricky Jamie
  2. Chris Cole
  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

 

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
  10. Ryan Ramirez

Sincerely,

~*My Mother’s Daughter*~

SYTYCD S:8~ The Guys vs The Beasts!

In Take 2: Film/TV Reviews on 29 June 2011 at 10:25 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

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. If NOT… 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 ?

Is there a 20s theme going on tonight? I always try to guess via Cat’s outfit…lol. She looks amazing tonight. I still find it funny how the host of SYTYCD cant dance….lol. But she is a wonderful host.

Lil C, Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy, and guest, Kristin Chenowith are the judges for the night. I LOVE HER VOICE!!!!!! Every time I see her on television she cracks me up! Lil C is hilarious! Wait, what! Lil C is in the studio becoming a rapper?! LOVE IT!

The first group (Ryan, Clarice, Miranda, Sasha, Marko, Chris, Tadd & Mitchell) danced in a routine that was performed to Ray Charles Hit the Road Jack choreographed by Tyce Diorio…. ummmm. I love the lights on the bottom of the chairs. The fellas look like the lead bartender in Burlesque with Christina Aguilera. The girls… ummm.. I’m trying to figure out what they look like to me. Whatever it i,s it is clashing with the fellas for me. I mean, they look amazing… but still. And the choreo is a little messy for me. I can’t tell if it is truly the choreo or if it is the execution. It is not as powerful as I think it was intended to be. I mean, the chairs as the weapons did read well for me. Again… they look fantastic, costume wise…..but yeh, the jury is still out on this routine for me.

So tonight they went down memory lane and find out when each one of these dancers performed their first dance piece. This is going to be funny to watch with home videos and pictures from their childhood.

Sasha was a tomboy and wanted to play sports. Her first performance she was a form in Thumbelina, and ever since that performance she doesn’t like frogs. Alexander’s first performance was at his 6th birthday party and it was a tribute to Lion King…lol. funny.

Together, Sasha & Alexander will be dancing Contemporary routine choreographed by Dee Caspary. The theme of this piece is that it is a love story revisited. Alexander has nothing and Sasha is the memory of what he lost. As he sits around the piano the piano keys are the keys to getting back what he has lost. Deep interpretation. Cary BrothersBelong starts out with the piano keys and it helps set the stage for this piano on stage that Sasha and Alexander are performing around. I do, however, wish that Sasha’s dress were a different color and wasnt this tan color that matched the piano.  But their technique is beautiful. I almost wished that I could see this from one angle rather than the camera taking me all around. And WOW!!!! How spooky was it for Sasha to crawl back into the piano and have her hands come out and play the keys. WOW!!! That was a great concept.AMAZING!!!  Nigel said that they need to work in getting the audience to connect emotionally with their performance. Kristin is busy makin jokes while she gives her critique. Lil C said that Sasha was “8 notches above perfection”. If you wish to vote for them you can call 1-888-TEMP-01 (1-888-836-7601) or TEXT 1 to 83676. Or vote online at www.fox.com/dance.

         Caitlynn was a tomboy but her mother always made her dress up. In her first performance she was in this yellow outfit and she was doing a “duck dance”. Mitchell was a ham when he was little. He started dancing when he was 16 playing Leroy in Fame.

Together, Caitlynn & Mitchell will be dancing a Samba choreographed by Jean-Marc Genereux. Jean-Marc Genereux said that the Samba is all about the butt. Wham, bam, thank you ma’am! lol. He said turn your hips into speakers.  They hit the floor jamming to Alica Keys featuring Beyoncé’s Put it in a Love Song.  I am soooo distracted by Mitchell’s butt in these those pants. And the Beyoncé “O-Oh” pop ….Mitchell just straight up out popped Caitlynn…lol. I mean she looks fabulous. I just wish that Mitchell would pick up his foot work just a little. They have some pauses in their work which I wish they would trust each other just a little bit more and believe that their partner will be there without rushing. But overall is was a great routine when they weren’t rushing. Mary said that Caitlynn’s foot action was amazing! And she said that Mitchell looked powerful and he nailed it. Kristin proclaims, “Shut-The-Front-Door! Shut the back door, shut the side door, shut the garage door….”. Nigel said that Mitchell is the Chris Rock of SYTCD because he brings entertainment and his own style to the show. If you wish to vote for them you can call 1-888-TEMP-02 (1-888-836-7602) or TEXT 2 to 83676.Or vote online at www.fox.com/dance.

 So it is a commercial break right now and it just hit me…… I am waiting for a team to wow me. Not that these teams that have gone already did not do well, on the contrary they did amazing. They just didn’t dance for my vote. I watched it but I didn’t feel it. I’m looking for someone who will make my vote jump up and dial itself. Just saying.

Miranda was very opinionated as a kid. Her first performance was a tap dance routine. Cute. Robert always wanted to make people laugh as a kid. And he LOVE to play Michael Jackson. And his first performance was at a talent show where he played MJ.

 Together, Miranda & Robert will be dancing Broadway moves choreographed by Tyce Diorio.  The theme of this piece is that Miranda is a upperclass working girl….lol. And it is fast as I don’t know what. I mean, I am nervous like Tyce because they may not make it. And what is Robert is supposed to be? MY FAVORITE PLAY!!!! They are dancing to Sophisticated Ladies (1981 Soundtrack)  It Dont Mean a Thing if Aint Got that  Swing. Okay…. I am loving the song of course as VOICE blares through my veins… isn’t this Phyllis Hyman? I swear it sounds like her…. I can feel her voice in my soul so I refuse to even Google search it because I just know its her. But something in their performance is confusing me. I guess it would help if I knew what Robert’s character was supposed to be because Caitlynn looks  like she is from another genre of time but Robert didn’t look like he fit in the same era. I love how Kristin says that she approaches everything from a character’s standpoint. I agree because I need a character in order to understand it.  Lil C told Miranda ” with legs like that, who needs arms?” And he said something to Robert about the planets being aligned when he was born.YES!!!! Nigel mentioned how Robert reminded him of Cabin in the Sky and I agree. But now I have to figure out which character. I just loved Lena Horne in that movie. lol.  If you wish to vote for them you can call 1-888-TEMP-03 (1-888-836-7603) or TEXT 3 to 83676.Or vote online at www.fox.com/dance.

 Melanie has always wanted to be a dancer. As her first performance she was doing a ballet tap routine playing Little Bo Peep. Marko was a spoiled brat as a kid. Dancing calmed him down. His first concert was a jazz hip hop when he was about 10.

Together, Melanie & Marko will be dancing Lyrical Hip Hop choreographed by the genius duo of Nappy Tab.  The theme is about two best friends and Marko gets left at the altar by the other woman. He then notices that the woman that he was supposed to love him has been in front of him the whole time…..Melanie. And every time he falls she is supposed to be there to catch him.How perfect for them to dance to Leona Lewis’ I Got You. I love the look of their costumes and how perfect NappyTabs always picks the perfect music. It is soooo cute the way that they use the end of the stage the way that they have. Of course I would never put anything past NappyTab. I mean they are amazing. And I am Loving the fall, pull back, glide across the stage and fall back that Marko did. GENIUS!!! AHHHHHHHHH!!!!!! Marko and Melanie kissed!!!!! PERFECT!!! It has passion and it was beautiful at the same time!!!! I VOTE THIS FOR AN EMMY!!! Okay, These two get MY VOTE!!!!!! That is what I was talking about! They made me jump up and want to vote! And Yes, it was BUUUUUUUCK! Lil C called Marko and Melanie a set of “Swiss Army Knives”!! I concur whole heartedly!Nigel even mentions that he cannot judge them separately because they danced perfectly as a couple and that they are the COUPLE TO BEAT! I am beyond happy that they got paired together!!!  UUUUUUUUUGH!!!!! NIGEL KISSED MARY!!!!! Oh my goodness that was hard for us to watch!!! Cat said it was like walking in on your mom and dad…lol . Kristin said that we “sing because we can’t speak any more. Dance is the same because we can’t speak any more so we move.” Then Kristin gets up and kisses Lil C, and then Nigel gets up and pretends to kiss Lil C…. THIS IS HILARIOUS!!!!!! Entertainment people! You never know what you are going to get when you watch SYTYCD. If you wish to vote for them you can call 1-888-TEMP-04 (1-888-836-7604) or TEXT 4 to 83676.Or vote online at www.fox.com/dance.

 Ashley was really shy as a kid. She still looks the same. When she was 3 she performed in a red tu-tu with a shopping cart. Chris was full of energy as a kid and one of 7 kids. And his first performance was actually for poetry and not dance.

Together, Ashely & Chris will be dancing Jazz choreographed by Sonya Tayeh. I have mentioned that I am a Sonya Tayeh fanatic, right? The theme is almost like Beetlejuice and working with the other side of ourselves. It is creepy and I know it will be amazing as they hit the floor to Telepathe’s Lights Go Down (District 78 Remix). I mean this is something that would have been perfect for the remake of Thriller. Even though it is supposed to be jazz, it as a very contemporary feel to it. I love it. I mean the looks of the costume to the essence of the music. But then again… it is Sonya… what else was I suppose to expect. I just wish that they would put a little more energy into it. It seems as if they are tired and got up to perform. I mean, it looks good but it is sill missing….something. Nigel said that he didn’t connect with the music and he wanted the dancers to be more overt. He said that it came across as two people who were dancing with weird make-up on their faces. They should have delved more into the character. Kristin said that Ashley is her favorite person on the show. Lil C said that Ashley is like the sleeper cell on the show and needs to remain the silent assassin. If you wish to vote for them you can call 1-888-TEMP-05 (1-888-836-7605) or TEXT 5 to 83676.Or vote online at www.fox.com/dance.

 Clarice took every opportunity to make a performance. Her first performance was at two and a half in this red polka-dotted dress. Jess was a little crazy kid with the Nick Name called Jess the Mess. His first performance was him spending the entire time waving at his mom.

Together, Clarice & Jess will be dancing a Foxtrot  choreographed by Jean-Marc Genereux.  The theme is that the crooner will be working the room like a member of the Rat Pack. Instead of  singing he will be dancing. Jess had problem with his hand placement and it was starting to look messy.  Jess borrowed a tie from Jean-Marc during rehearsal and Jean-Marc said that it was Frank Sinatra’s. Well, not THE Frank Sinatra but there is this guy in his neighborhood named Francois and they call him Frank….lol. COMEDY!!! BRILLIANT!  Frank Sinatra’s Fly Me to the Moon  oozes out of the speakers to set the mood for this routine. I mean, I love the way that Clarice looks in this weight dress, astonishing. Of course this is right up Jess; alley. I just need them to mesh well as a couple. It is almost as if Clarice doesn’t trust Jess and as if Jess is afraid to like Clarice.  But this piece is well performed. I am missing the part of Jess being a singer, and the way that he ran back to the mic at the end…..eeeeh… I thought it could have been done better. You do notice that I didn’t mention anything about technique because I am not a Foxtrotter…lol. Kristin said that this was her favorite performance of the night. *Side eye*. Lil C said that Jess is a phenom….lol.  If you wish to vote for them you can call 1-888-TEMP-06 (1-888-836-7606) or TEXT 6 to 83676.Or vote online at www.fox.com/dance.

Ricky was so into dance when he was little. In his first performance he forgot his routine and began a piece of his friend’s routine. lol. Ryan was 4 during a Shirley Temple routine and she was on point.

 

Together, Ricky & Ryan will be dancing Contemporary choreographed by Sonya Tayeh. They are playing a couple who are in love and it is ending but they don’t know why. It is a story of a fight to let go. They have to create a picture of struggle and pain and bravery. Ricky is going to think of his father who left him and his mother when he was younger. Ryan says that she has not been in love and she is going to connect with that. Robyn With Every HeartBeat (Acoustic) became the backdrop for this vulnerable dance piece. I am loving the costume pieces with the piece of fabric connecting them being incorporated into Ryan’s costume. I am honestly not feeling the struggle of the piece. I mean, their technique skills are beautiful but I wish that I could wipe this semi-smile off of Ryan’s face. I SAY THIS EVERY SINGLE FRIGGIN WEEK!!! Girl, get that smile off your face. I mean, their choreography was great, the execution and technique was there, but it was not really there for me. Okay, maybe I am hating… but it didn’t make me stand up and want to cry. I saw the potential there but it wasnt there for me as much as I would have liked. Lil C said that they, too, are a powerhouse couple in this competition.Buckness. *Side eye*. If you wish to vote for them you can call    1-888-TEMP-07 (1-888-836-7607) or TEXT 7 to 83676.Or vote online at www.fox.com/dance.

 Soooooo, I guess I will be voting for Melanie and Marko and no one else tonight. We have one group left and no one but my M&Ms have made me want to rewind my DVR once the show goes off and watch that performance. I think that this week is a conflict with beautiful choreography getting lost in translation. You can hate me if you want…. but last time I checked, you are on my blog reading my opinion. I know that these are amazing dancers, and I will NEVER deny that….but something is missing this week. I thought and felt the same thing last week. I think that they came out of the woodwork so hard the first week that my expectations were set extremely high. I hope that they can bring back that same excitement.

Jordan was a crazy kid who use to growl at people on the street. Her first dance performance was in first grade to the SPice Girls’ Spice Up Your Life. Tadd was a huge asian nerd with the bowl cut. His first performance was in a traditional Filipino cultural dance routines.

Together, Jordan & Tadd will be dancing a Hip Hop routine choreographed by the magically witty NappyTab.  The theme is that they had a weird night in college and they are in bed and they come to the conclusion that they are strangers in bed together. And they have to get dressed and I can’t wait!!! Jordan is not comfortable with this piece.How ironic since she always does the overtly sensual solo routines….lol. The wild college night is done to David Guetta featuring Kid Cudi’s Memories.  Hilarious! I loves how they actually got dressed and managed t dance at the same time. I am semi lost I mean, I get the theme of it all but I think that there are some strange pauses in the . I do, however, love the ending!!!! I mean I love the performance. I think that I wouldn’t have had the clothes be such an intricate part of the piece, I think it slowed them down in parts. Lil C said,  “I now know why Jordan wasnt answering my calls and texts last night. ” hahahahah Comedy. Lil C also advised that when you get down into a grove you have to dance all the way through the movement and down to the bone. Nigel said that the routine brought back so many memories. lol. He also said that the story of the dance overwhelmed the movement of the dance. Mary loved their stage presence. Kristin…… SHUT THE FRONT DOOR!!! She said that was a desert and she loved every bite. If you wish to vote for them you can call 1-888-TEMP-07 (1-888-836-7608 or TEXT 8 to 83676. Or vote online at www.fox.com/dance.

 The second group, composed of  Melanie, Ricky, Jordan, Alexander, Ashley, Robert, Caitlynn, & Jess, rehearsed a piece that is about a medieval setting where the women are seducing the men and then wind up poisoning them. If ou are not familiar with The  Civil Wars’ song Poison & Wine then I suggest you get to googling because it was the PERFECT back drop to this performance. It reminds me of the King of Naples’  Table of the Dead from The Borgias. This piece is gruesome and yet gorgeous at the same time. It is my definition of ugly beauty. The stacattoed gestures mixed with fluidity is impeccable and the music is shaking their techique’s hand and proposing marriage. It is deathly romantic. And I mean, the way that the girls gently placed the hands of the dead guys onto the poisonous cups at the end sent chills up my spine. I wish that we could vote for group pieces as well. I would vote for this piece over the first piece. BRILLIANT, Dee Caspary!!!! Just GENIUS!

 

Well… that was it for tonight. America tune in and vote. Then tune in tomorrow for the first 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 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

Sincerely,

~*My Mother’s Daughter*~

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

RESULTS TIME!!!!

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

 

Sincerely,

~*My Mother’s Daughter*~

 

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

Sincerely,

~*My Mother’s Daughter*~

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