Thursday, August 19, 2010

SYTYCD {Seasons 5 & 7}

So I have been meaning to blog about this show while it was actually on tv, but now that Season 6 has wrapped I guess I will blog about it now. I love So You Think You Can Dance or for us veterans... SYTYCD. If you know of the show, great! If you don't, it's on FOX and it's like American Idol, but instead of a singing competition, it's a dancing competition.

Last week was the season 6 finale. Yes, 6 fabulous seasons of this great show. The top 10 dancers usually go on tour, just like Idol does. They came to MN in October 2009 and it was the first year I had gone to the tour show. It was season 5 that Jeanine Mason won.

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I loved her from the beginning and had to see her. Me and Lemonhead went and were super excited!

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This season (#7) they changed things up a bit. As far as judges go, Mary Murphy was not on this season (other than the finale) and instead they made Mia Michaels and Adam Shankman a permanent part of the show. I love them both and Mary can be so annoying at times, so I was all for it.

Also, instead of 20 new contestants, they only picked 10. The kicker was that 10 "All-Star" dancers from previous seasons were coming back. They were switching it up. Which is always nice. Basically, each week the contestants are paired with another contestant and/or an all-star and then each pair is given a different type of dance to master. It shows previews of them working with the choreographer and each other before they dance live. Love it, Love it, Love it.

My favorite guy all-star that they brought back this year was Season 4's Twitch. He is a Hip-Hopper and so fun. He also stars in Step Up 3D, which I have yet to see, but really, really want to.

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My favorite girl all-star was Season 3's Lauren.
(She reminds me of Megan Fox).

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This year, for Season 7, my favorite girl contestant right from the beginning was Lauren.

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and my favorite guy was Kent.

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If you do watch the show you know the background of this dance and what happened the week after Twitch and Alex n/k/a Twilex performed it.
  
Please click on the link and watch the video now before continuing to read this post.

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Now if you don't watch the show you would not even be able to tell that Alex Wong is a ballet dancer and was with the Miami City Ballet before being on SYTYCD. Crazy huh? That is the beauty of this show. 

One of the sad aspects of this show is that sometimes in rehearsal a dancer will get hurt. That's what happened to Alex the week after this amazing routine. He ended up pulling his Achilles tendon and having to leave the competition early. I have no doubt that he would have went far on the show and possibly even won it. So for the finale, SYTYCD got creative and brought in a "professional" dancer to re-create that dance. Below is what occurred.

Don't you love it?! I am a big Ellen fan, but this behind the scenes footage is hilarious. It always goes to show you that it's not as easy as you think. Hopefully this has sparked your interest enough to watch next season. I personally can't wait!
Leah