Sunday, September 23, 2012

Exclusive choreographer interviews at SYTYCD Finale: Nappytabs, Tyce Diorio

Chris Trondsen talked to dancers, all-stars and choreographers after the So You Think You Can Dance Finale. Here are two of the choreographer interviews: Napoleon and Tabitha D'umo (Nappytabs) talk about their "Lion King" choreography for the group number, their opinions of the finalists, and their new baby.
Tyce Diorio talks about why he thinks Eliana and Chehon won the season and what he thinks will happen to the dancers after the tour.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Interviews at SYTYCD finale Part I: Lil C (on krumping & Tight Eyez), Christopher Scott and Sonia Tayeh

Chris Trondsen talked to dancers, all-stars and choreographers after the So You Think You Can Dance Finale. Here are two of the choreographer interviews: Lil C talks about not talking on the finale, why he thinks that the right people won the show, the impact of the changes in the show (going to once a week, celebrity judges) on this involvement with the show, his supposed battle with Tight Eyez and Street Kingdom, and how krumping is moving forward and evolving.,
Christopher Scott and Sonia Tayeh talk about their collaboration on a routine for the finale, their opinions of the others' strengths, and their views of the results and who won the show, and season. Scott also talks about his experience of dancing on the stage with tWitch, Comfort, and Cyrus

Friday, September 21, 2012

SYTYCD Finale all-star interviews: tWitch & Allison (getting personal), Comfort, Melanie, Kathryn, Marco

Chris Trondsen interviewed contestants, all-stars, choreographers, judges, and celebrities after the finale of So You Think You Can Dance. Today, we present the all-stars, who talk about returning to help this season, their views on who won, and plans. Click to watch Kathryn and Marco and Melanie. tWitch and Allison (who are a couple) also joke with Chris about each other's habits on topics like snoring, singing in the shower, and cooking Comfort also discusses the difference between how SYTYCD presents hiphop vs. the dance form as presented on the streets and competition, as well as how she'd like to have her work viewed.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Exclusive interviews with SYTYCD winners and finalists Chehon, Cyrus, Eliana, Tiffany

Chris Trondsen talked to the 4 finalists after the So You Think You Can Dance Finale. Winners Chehon and Eliana talk about what they'll do with the prize money (a pony?) and what the win means for them. They and runners up Cyrus and Tiffany talk about their SYTYCD experiences, longterm plans, and the upcoming tour. In addition, both Eliana and Cyrus express some emotion through some spontaneous moves. Click to watch Tiffany and Cyrus.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Hip hop highlight from SYTYCD Finale #3: Top 20 Group Dance - "Tom"

For the season finale of So You Think You Can Dance, choreographers Christopher Scott and Sonia Tayeh teamed up to create a hip-hop contempo routine danced to "Tom" for this season's Top 20 dancers.

Hip hop Highlight from SYTYCD finale #2: Cyrus, tWitch, Comfort & Chris Scott - "Holy Ghost"

The So You Think You Can Dance finale had a tribute montage to hip hop dance, which is somewhat ironic since they only chose one hiphop dancer for their top 20. After the montage, they staged a dance choreographed by Christopher Scott and danced by Cyrus 'Glitch' Spencer (the SYTYCD male runner-up for the season), SYTYCD all-stars tWitch and Comfort, and Chris Scott himself.

Hip Hop highlights from SYTYCD Finale #1: Dragon House - "Cryosleep"

The finale of So You Think You Can Dance featured several new performances, including 3 memorable hip hop routines. Here's the new-to-SYTYCD routine called "Cryosleep" from Dragon House. Three members of the crew (including SYTYCD runner-up Cyrus 'Glitch' Spencer) auditioned for the show in Atlanta.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Our survey: What was your favorite So You Think You Can Dance Finale routine?

Join us NOW for SYTYCD Finale live play-by-play!

The Play-Play for tonight's So You Think You Can Dance Season 9 finale  is now open! Tonight, we rewatch the routines that the judges have dubbed the best of the season. Carly Rae Jepson performs something. And, the winners are revealed. Cmon, TiVo anything else you were thinking about watching -- this one is more interesting.  Join me for play-by-play to hash out the action or join me if you can't watch live or just want some other opinions. Click here to see the play-by-play in the comments section of the main post.

And, let us know what you think about the show.  Do America get it right?  How would you compare this to other seasons?  

Join us tonight for SYTYCD Finale Live Play-by-Play, surveys, and more!

   
The end is here! Join us tonight to watch and react to the So You Think You Can Dance Finale, filled with reprises of top performances, and the announcement of the SYTYCD Season 9 favorite dancers.  
- Starting just before 8M ET, we'll have Play-by-play, in case you want to find out what happens as it happens.  Feel free to comment along with me!
- Tomorrow we'll have surveys on the favorite performances of the night.
- We'll announce who won our contest to predict the two winners.
- We're planning to interview the eliminated dancers and the choreographers at tonight's taping and will have interviews posted in the next few days 
  So, please join us!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

SYTYCD choreographers at Performance finale: Chris Scott, Travis Wall, S. Tookey, D. Chaplin

Chris Trondsen interviewed four of the choreographers for the So You Think You Can Dancer Performance finale -- Chris Scott, Travis Wall, Stacey Tookey, and Dmitry Chaplin. They each talk about the dancers they worked with this week, give opinions on the Final 4 and include some behind-the-scenes insight into the challenges and humor at the rehearsals. Click to watch the interviews with Travis Dmitry and Stacey Chris Scott talks about  the pressure of choreographing for Cyrus (Glitch and tWitch, his process of choreographing the routine, and how impressed he is with Cyrus's dancing this week.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Exclusive interviews w/ SYTYCD all-stars at Performance finale: tWitch (getting personal), Allison, Alex, Will

Chris Trondsen talked to 4 of the all-stars who performed in the So You Think You Can Dance Performance Finale -- tWitch, Allison Holker, Alex Wong, and Will Wingfield. They each talk about what it was like to work with their partners of the week (Chehon, Cyrus, Eliana, Tiffany),  why they believe that their partners deserve to win and their other projects . Click here to watch the interviews with Allison, Alex, and Will. tWitch also answered some personal questions: what he'd want to take to a desert island, what food he most hates, and the one thing of his he won't let anyone else touch.

Alex Wong's new Music Video with amazing dancing (of course) - "Crave"

So You Think You Can Dance All-star Alex Wong released a new music video, choreographed by Lauren Gottlieb and featuring MANY amazing dancers and styles. Watch it here and buy the song on iTunes:

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Exclusive interviews after SYTYCD Top 4 show: Chehon, Cyrus, Eliana, Tiffany

Chris Trondsen interviewed all four finalists -- Cyrus 'Glitch' Spencer, Chehon Wespi-Tschopp, Eliana Girard, and Tiffany Maher after the taping of the So You Think You Can Dance Top 4 show. They joke with Chris about their reputations with the choreographers and the fans and talk about their unique strengths that earn them the right to win the title of "America's Favorite Dancer"

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Our survey: what were your favorite dances on the So You Think You Can Dance Performance Finale

Please vote for your favorite solo and favorite duo/group performance:

Vote now for your favorite SYTYCD dancers - here's the online, phone and text info

The online voting is now open, for at least 2 hours after the show ends in the Pacific Time Zone. If you want to protect your favorite dancers, act now! Remember -- your votes determine who is safe from elimination. Click here to vote online at Fox.com . Performance videos are up now on the website to aid in your choices.  If you want to text, send the dancer's name to 83676. If you want to phone instead, the numbers are: 
Cyrus       1-855-GOHIM 01  
Chehon    1-855-GOHIM 02    
Eliana      1-855-GOHER 01 
Tiffany     1-855-GOHER 02  

Join us NOW for SYTYCD live play-by-play!

   
The Play-Play for tonight's So You Think You Can Dance Season 9 episode  is now open! Tonight, it's the Top 4. This is the last time to watch the top 4 and decide which boy and which girl should win the titles of "America's Favorite Dancers".   Join me for play-by-play, if you can't watch live or just want some other opinions.  Just click here to join the main post for play-by-play and comments.
 
And, let us know what you think about the show.  Do you think this was the right top 4? How will you choose who to vote for?  How would you compare this to other seasons?  This is your party -- humor,  conspiracy theory, nostalgia and almost everything else (except obscenity and abject disrespect) are expected and welcome!  

Join us tonight & tomorrow for SYTYCD play-by-play, polls, contests, interviews!




Join us tonight to watch and react to the So You Think You Can Dance Top 4 show -- this one will determine the winners for the season!




  

- Starting just before 8M ET, we'll have Play-by-play, in case you want to find out what happens as it happens.  Feel free to comment along with me!  
- Tomorrow we'll have surveys on the favorite and least favorite performances of the night.
- We'll have the next round of our contest with prizes - Predict the two winners.  
- We're planning to interview the eliminated dancers and the choreographers at tonight's taping and will have interviews posted in the next few days  So, please join us!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Exclusive interviews after SYTYCD Top 6 show with choreographers Chris Scott, Tyce Diorio, Spencer Liff, Jean-Marc Genereux

Chris Trondsen spoke to So You Think You Can Dance Choreographers Chris Scott, Tyce Diorio, Spencer Liff, and Jean-Marc Genereux after the SYTYCD Top 6 show. They talk about their routines for the week and their impressions of the top 4. Click here to watch the talk with Spencer and Jean-Marc.  

Tyce Diorio also talks about his creative process and how he pushes himself to top his earlier SYTYCD work. Chris Scott also talks about the need to show a fuller range of "the worlds of hiphop dance" to the American viewing public, showcasing all-stars like Comfort and Twitch.

Exclusive interview with SYTYCD all-star Kathryn: I couldn't have asked for a better partner than Chehon

Chris Trondsen interviewed all-star Kathryn McCormick after the So You Think You Can Dance Top 6 Show. She talks about dancing with Chehon on a Tyce Diorio routine, why she thinks he should be the winner on SYTYCD, and how she loves being an all-star for SYTYCD.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Exclusive interviews w/ SYTYCD judges Nigel Lythgoe & Mary Murphy on the top 4

Chris Trondsen interviewed SYTYCD judges Nigel Lythgoe and Mary Murphy after the So You Think You Can Dance Top 6 show. Nigel talks about how they create the Top 20 with dancers they love, what he loves about each of the top 4, and how each of the finalists grew over the season, and why the winners aren't easy to predict
Mary talks about each of the final 4's chances for winning based on their styles, attitudes, skill, training, and attitudes

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Exclusive interviews with all-stars Comfort, Melanie, Marco, Benji after SYTYCD Top 6 show

Chris Trondsen interviewed 4 of the 6 all-stars who performed on the So You Think You Can Dance Top 6 show: Comfort, Melanie Moore, Benji Schwimmer, and Marco Germar. They talk about their experience returning to SYTYCD, what it was like dancing with their partners this week (and what it was like working with partners who were then eliminated), who they think should or will win, and upcoming plans. Click here to watch the interviews with Melanie, Benji, and Marco.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Time to reenter our SYTYCD Winners Contest for prizes

Time to reenter our So You Think You Can Dance  Winners contest. If you think you know the boy and girl who are going to win, then prove it!  Submit the names of the 2 dancers - one male and one female -- who you think will win this season's competition.  The prize goes to the first person to get it right, based on the week they submit the answer. If more than one person submits the right answer in that same week, we'll employ a tiebreaker rule to be determined. The prize for each will be a Tshirt of your size and choice, value up to $35 or an iTunes gift certificate worth $30..

To enter: Each week, we'll publish a new post for this contest. When the weekly post is up, add a comment with the names of the 2 winners. Subsequent weeks' entries will be accepted from Thursdays/Fridays (once I put up the new contest post) until the show begins airing on the East Coast (Tuesdays at 8pm ET).   You can enter this week's contest now -- deadline for the entry: September 11, 2012.   Good luck!

IMPORTANT:
  • Create a user name you will use every week for the entire contest, and make it memorable (not just a common first name or word).
  • MAKE SURE YOU INCLUDE THE WORDS SYTYCD Winners' in the comment (so I can search for them easily)
  • You can also submit by email at BloggingSYTYCD@gmail.com 

Exclusive interviews with SYTYCD Top 6: Cyrus, Chehon, Cole, Eliana, Tiffany, Witney

Chris Trondsen interviewed contestants, all-stars, judges, and choreographers backstage after the So You Think You Can Dance Top 6 show. Today, we'll share the interviews with the 6 dancers:
- In the interview with Chehon Wespi-Tschopp and Eliana Girard,  Eliana talks about feeling relieved and grateful, Chehon talks about how he got confident enough to show emotion in his dance,  and their plans for the home stretch, and they both thank their fans and talk about their strict teachers. 


  - In the interview with Cyrus Spencer and Tiffany Maher,  Cyrus talks about the struggles and feeling of being overwhelmed to get to this point (being sockless, shoeless and next to very experienced dancers. Tiffany talks about this getting this far as a validation and the fact that she wasn't shown on TV before the top 20 show, and they both talk about the upcoming tour.


  - In the interview with Cole Horibe and Witney Carson, the dancers talk about their reactions to the eliminations, post-SYTYCD plans, how they feel about the final 4 and who they're rooting for, and what they want to do with their spare time now that they're not rehearsing.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Our survey: what were your favorite performances during the SYTYCD Top 6 show?

Our survey: What were your least favorite performances during SYTYCD's Top 6 show?

Please pick one solo and one pairing for our survey on you least favorite performances during the So You Think You Can Dance's Top 6 show.

Join us now for SYTYCD Top 6 Show Play-by-play!

The Play-Play/Party Room/Critics Corner for tonight's So You Think You Can Dance Season 9 episode  is now open! Tonight, it's the Top 6. Two more dancers will go home tonight.   Join me for play-by-play, if you can't watch live or just want some other opinions. . 

And, let us know what you think about the show.  Were the right people sent home tonight?  How would you compare this to other seasons?  This is your party -- humor,  conspiracy theory, nostalgia and almost everything else (except obscenity and abject disrespect) are expected and welcome!  Just click here to join the main post for play-by-play and comments.

Join us tonight & tomorrow for SYTYCD play-by-play, polls, contests, interviews!

Join us tonight to watch and react to the So You Think You Can Dance Top 6 show.

- Starting just before 8M ET, we'll have Play-by-play, in case you want to find out what happens as it happens.  Feel freee to comment along with me!
- Tomorrow we'll have surveys on the favorite and least favorite performances of the night.
- We'll have the next round of our contest with prizes -- Predict the two winners.
- We're planning to interview the eliminated dancers and the choreographers at tonight's taping and will have interviews posted in the next few days 

So, please join us!

Monday, September 3, 2012

Exclusive SYTYCD interviews: Choreographers Sonya Tayeh, Mandy Moore, Christopher Scott & more

Chris Trondsen interviewed several of the So You Think You Can Dance choreographers after the taping of the Top 8 show. Click on the names to watch: 
  - Miriam Larici and Leonardo Barrionuevo talk about the judges' reactions to their tango for Chehon and the process of working with dancers for the show
- Mandy Moore talks about choreographing to "The Power of Love",  what it's like for the choreographers when their dancers are in the bottom, and her work on the SYTYCD tour.
  - Sonya Tayeh talks about working with Cole and Lindsay this week, her connection to the competitors, the diversity of the dancers this season, and her outside projects including a potential for a Broadway show.  
- Christopher Scott talks about choreographing Baltimore club dancing for Will, his connection to the dancer, his sadness for any of them going home, the skills of all the contestants this season, and his current projects including his Emmy nomination, his Lifestyle Dance Channel on DS2dio

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Exclusive interviews with SYTYCD judges Nigel Lythgoe & Mary Murphy after Top 8 Show talk about who might win

Chris Trondsen interviewed judges Nigel Lythgoe and Mary Murphy after the So You Think You Can Dance Top 8 show. Nigel talks about  Lindsay and Witney (two longterm friends) competing against each other in the bottom 2, how dancers have to be used to competition and rejection, how this is the most diverse season ever, and who he thinks who will win.
Mary talks about her enjoyment of the week's show, her sense of how viewers might vote, how amazing choreography and magical moments will determine the winners, and her admiration for Chehon during this episode.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Exclusive all-star interviews after SYTYCD Top 8 show: Twitch, Melanie, Alex, Lauren

Chris Trondsen interviewed SYTYCD all-stars Twitch, Alex Won, Melanie Moore, and Lauren Gottlieb after the So You Think You Can Dance Top 8 show. The dancers talk about their performances, how they feel about the contestants at this point, what it might take to win, and their current projects. In addition, Chris gets personal with Twitch, who talks about his favorite food (grilled chicken breast and California rolls), favorite Youtube artists (Phillip 'Pacman' Chbeeb and IaMmE and Kubscoutz), the last time he cried, emoticons,  signature scent (kimchi!), and what pumps him in movies (training montages). Click to watch the videos for Alex, Melanie, Lauren and Ryan DiLello.

Friday, August 31, 2012

Exclusive interviews after SYTYCD Top 8 show: Chehon, Cole, Cyrus, Will, Eliana, Tiffany, Witney, Lindsay

After the taping of So You Think You Can Dance's Top 8 show, Chris Trondsen interviewed all the Top 8 contestants, as well as many of the all-stars, choreographers and judges. Here are the interviews with the contestants: - Eliana and Tiffany talk about how they make each other laugh, favorite Family Feud questions, Eliana shows her 'funny' dance, the styles they still want to dance on the show, and thank their fans.

-Cole and Chehon talk various topics about the differences between the dance styles of the Top 8, how being bullied enabled Cole to become a stronger person, Chehon's mother watching the show from the audience, Cole's sister (Cara from Fanny Pak) in the audience, and send a message to their fans. And they answer fan questions on which all-stars they'd like to partner with, and what 3 words they'd use to describe themselves.


 - Will and Lindsay talk about what jobs they want to do next (Dancing with the Stars, Glee), who they want to room with on the SYTYCD Tour, reveal some secrets about each other, and offer some encouragement to the Top 6. -

- Witney talks about Lindsay's elimination on the show, Cyrus decribes appreciation at fan support, how it felt getting to dance their solos before the live audience, Witney describes her personal dance style, and they both talk about they have to do to make it to the finals

Time to enter our So You Think You Can Dance Winners Contest for prizes!

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Time to reenter our So You Think You Can Dance  Winners contest. If you think you know the boy and girl who are going to win, then prove it!  Submit the names of the 2 dancers - one male and one female -- who you think will win this season's competition.  The prize goes to the first person to get it right, based on the week they submit the answer. If more than one person submits the right answer in that same week, we'll employ a tiebreaker rule to be determined. The prize for each will be a Tshirt of your size and choice, value up to $35 or an iTunes gift certificate worth $30.. To enter: Each week, we'll publish a new post for this contest. When the weekly post is up, add a comment with the names of the 2 winners. Subsequent weeks' entries will be accepted from Thursdays/Fridays (once I put up the new contest post) until the show begins airing on the East Coast (Wednesdays at 8pm ET).   You can enter this week's contest now -- deadline for the entry: September 5, 2012.   Good luck! IMPORTANT:
  • Create a user name you will use every week for the entire contest, and make it memorable (not just a common first name or word).
  • MAKE SURE YOU INCLUDE THE WORDS SYTYCD Winners' in the comment (so I can search for them easily)
  • You can also submit by email at BloggingSYTYCD@gmail.com 

Thursday, August 30, 2012

MercerMZ's Review (with all the videos) of So You Think You Can Dance's Top 8 Show.

The Top 8 dancers took to the stage tonight to dance with the All-Stars again. And with the departure of 2 of the strongest technical dancers of the season, there's really no more room to hide. So, how did the performances go this week? How was this week compared to the rest? And of course, did America make the right vote? Let's find out. Click here to read the full review. Here are two highlights from the show -- Chehon's tango and Cole's solo.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

What were your favorite performances during the SYTYCD Top 8 show?

What were your least favorite performances during the SYTYCD Top 8 Show?

Vote for your favorite SYTYCD dancers - here's all the online, text, and phone info

The online voting is now open, for at least 2 hours after the show ends in the Pacific Time Zone. If you want to protect your favorite dancers, act now! Remember -- your votes determine who is safe from elimination. Click here to vote online at Fox.com . Performance videos are up now on the website to aid in your choices. If you want to text, send the dancer's name to 83676. If you want to phone instead, the numbers are:      
Chehon 1-855-GOHIM 02 

Cole      1-855-GOHIM 0

Cyrus    1-855-GOHIM 04  

 Tiffany 1-855-GOHER 01 

 Witney 1-855-GOHER 03 

 Eliana  1-855-GOHER 04

Join us now for SYTYCD play-by-play

The Play-Play/Party Room/Critics Corner for tonight's So You Think You Can Dance Season 9 episode  is now open! Tonight, it's the Top 8. Two more dancers will go home tonight.   Join me for play-by-play, if you can't watch live or just want some other opinions. .   

And, let us know what you think about the show.  Were the right people sent home tonight?  How would you compare this to other seasons?  This is your party -- humor,  conspiracy theory, nostalgia and almost everything else (except obscenity and abject disrespect) are expected and welcome!  Just click here to join the main post for play-by-play and comments.

Join us tonight and tomorrow for SYTYCD play-by-play, surveys, contests & more

Join us tonight to watch and react to the So You Think You Can Dance Top 8 show.

- Starting just before 8M ET, we'll have Play-by-play, in case you want to find out what happens as it happens.  Feel freee to comment along with me!
- Tomorrow we'll have surveys on the favorite and least favorite performances of the night.
- We'll have the next round of our contest with prizes -- Predict the two winners.
- We're planning to interview the eliminated dancers and the choreographers at tonight's taping and will have interviews posted in the next few days 

So, please join us!

Monday, August 27, 2012

Exclusive SYTYCD interviews at Top 10 show: choreographers Stacey Tookey, Travis Wall, Dmitri Chaplin, Spencer Liff

After the taping of So You Think You Can Dance's Top 10 show, Chris Trondsen interviewed many of the choreographers for that night's routines. The choreographers talk about working with this season's dancers and the all-stars, their assessment of this season's competitors, their current projects, and some backstage perspectives not shown on TV. Click to watch the videos for Dmitri Chaplin, Stacey Tookey, and Spencer Liff. Here's the interview with Travis Wall:

Sunday, August 26, 2012

What questions would YOU like to ask the So You Think You Can Dance dancers and choreographers?

We plan to continue interviewing dancers and choreographers backstage at the tapings of So You Think You Can Dance.  Now that you've watched the performers and choreographrs for several weeks, what else would you like to learn about them?  We want some new and fresh questions that will interest/amuse/intrigue the dancers, choreographers and the audience alike!

 Leave a comment on some questions you'd like to have answered, either in general or for specific people.  If we use your question, we'll give you credit of course! And, this will be part of a master list; even if we don't use your question this week, it might get asked at the next taping. Thanks!

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Exclusive interviews with SYTYCD All-Stars: Allison Holker, Kathryn McCormick, Jaimie Goodwin

Chris Trondsen interviewed six of the So You Think You Can Dance All-Stars who returned to perform on this season's Top 10 show. They talk about what it was like to return to the show, their partners this week, current projects, and how to keep up with them. Click here to watch the interviews with Allison Holker and Jaimie Goodwin. Below is our interview with Kathryn McCormick .

Exclusive interviews with SYTYCD Allstars: Alex Wong, Twitch, Nick Lazzarini

Chris Trondsen interviewed six of the So You Think You Can Dance All-Stars who returned to perform on this season's Top 10 show. They talk about what it was like to return to the show, their partners this week, current projects, and how to keep up with them. Click here to watch the interviews with Alex Wong and Nick Lazzarini; below is our interview with Twitch.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Exclusive interviews with SYTYCD Top 8 dancers on style, all-star partnerings, roommates, and more

Chris Trondsen interviewed the Top 8 dancers on So You Think You Can Dance after the taping on August 21, 2012. They talk about a variety of topics including the choreographers, their all-star partners, the pressures of being in the bottom 2, their roommates, the differences between SYTYCD and the real dance world, roommates, changing their persona, and reality TV. Come back in the next day or two for interviews with the all-stars, choreographers, and judges.
Cyrus and Lindsay: Chehon and Cole: Eliana and Tiffany: Will and Witney:

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Take our survey: what were your favorite dancers on the So You Think You Can Dance Top 10 show?

Take our survey: what was your least favorite performance on So You Think You Can Dance Top 10 show?

Vote for your favorite SYTYCD dancer: here's all the online, text, and phone info


The online voting is now open, for at least 2 hours after the show ends in the Pacific Time Zone. If you want to protect your favorite dancers, act now! Remember -- your votes determine who is safe from elimination. Click here to vote online at Fox.com . Performance videos are up now on the website to aid in your choices.  If you want to text, send the dancer's name to 83676. If you want to phone instead, the numbers are: 
Cole     1-855-GOHIM 01
Will      1-855-GOHIM 02
Cyrus   1-855-GOHIM 03
Chehon   1-855-GOHIM 04
    
Tiffany      1-855-GOHER 01  
Witney    1-855-GOHER 02 

Lindsay   1-855-GOHER 03
Eliana     1-855-GOHER 04 

 

Join us now for SYTYCD Top 10 Play-by-Play

The Play-Play/Party Room/Critics Corner for tonight's So You Think You Can Dance Season 9 episode  is now open! Tonight, it's the Top 10. Two more dancers will go home tonight.   Join me for play-by-play, if you can't watch live or just want some other opinions. .   

And, let us know what you think about the show.  Were the right people sent home tonight?  How would you compare this to other seasons?  This is your party -- humor,  conspiracy theory, nostalgia and almost everything else (except obscenity and abject disrespect) are expected and welcome!  Just click here to join the main post for play-by-play and comments.

Join us tonight & tomorrow for So You Think You Can Dance Play-by-play, surveys, contests, & interviews

Join us tonight to watch and react to the So You Think You Can Dance Top 10 show.

- Starting just before 8M ET, we'll have Play-by-play, in case you want to find out what happens as it happens.  Feel freee to comment along with me!

- Tomorrow we'll have surveys on the favorite and least favorite performances of the night.
- We'll have the third round of our contest with prizes -- Predict the two winners.
- We're planning to interview the eliminated dancer and the choreographers at tonight's taping and will have interviews posted in the next few days 

So, please join us!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

MercerMZ review (with lots of videos): So You Think You Can Dance Top 14


So, after having 2 weeks to rest and relax as the Olympics thrilled and excited viewers all over the world, the remaining dancers geared up to take on one the most interesting episodes from any season in the USA's version of the show. I say interesting because I have mixed feelings about tonight's episode; On one hand, I like to revisit old routines that I enjoy, but on the other hand, I've complained in the past about the British re-using routines from both the US and Australian version of the show. It's mostly because I'd rather see new, original pieces rather than playing the comparison game to a piece that may not be as good as the original. Still, with tonight's performance, comparisons will be inevitable, so as an added part to my usual reviews for each routine, I'll be making comparisons to the original performances, which you'll be able to view and compare as well. Why all the talk of comparisons? Because tonight's episode of SYTYCD was a tribute to the Emmy-Award winning contemporary choreographer Mia Michaels. Yes, sorry to those who may not be as interested in this style as, per se Ballroom, Broadway, Jazz and, of course, Hip Hop, but all of tonight's routines were in the exact same style: Contemporary. Each couple had to recreate one of Mia's memorable contemporary pieces from the last 8 seasons. So how did the couples compare to the original routines? How did this episode compare to the last few? And did America make the right choice in picking the Bottom 6 dancers? Let's find out. Click here to read the full review, with the videos of both this episode's dances and the originals to which they were compared. Here's one of my favorites, danced by Cole and Lindsay:

Friday, August 17, 2012

Exclusive videos: Interviews with all the SYTYCD Top 14!

Chris Trondsen has been covering So You Think You Can Dance for us, and scored interviews with all the Top 14 dancers, as well as judges and choreographers. Today, we're featuring his dancer interviews:
- George and Will
- Chehon and Audrey
- Janelle and Dareian 
- Witney and Lindsay
- Amelia and Matthew
 - Cole (FYI -- the brother of Fanny Pak's Cara Horibe)  and Tiffany
- Cyrus and Eliana

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Survey: What was your least favorite performance on So You Think You Can Dance Top 14?

Survey: What was your favorite performance on So You Think You Can Dance Top 14 show?

Vote for your favorite SYTYCD dancers -- here's all the phone, text and on-line info


The online voting is now open, for at least 2 hours after the show ends in the Pacific Time Zone. If you want to protect your favorite dancers, act now! Remember -- your votes determine who is safe from elimination. Click here to vote online at Fox.com . Performance videos are up now on the website to aid in your choices.  If you want to text, send the dancer's name to 83676. If you want to phone instead, the numbers are: 
 Cyrus      1-855-GOHIM 01
 George    1-855-GOHIM 02
 Will          1-855-GOHIM 03
 Chehon    1-855-GOHIM 06
 Cole         1-855-GOHIM 07
   
  Eliana     1-855-GOHER 01  
  Tiffany   1-855-GOHER 02 

  Audrey   1-855-GOHER 05
  Witney   1-855-GOHER 06 

  Lindsay  1-855-GOHER 07 

   After you vote (or while you're obsessively voting), join us back at the Party Room!

Join us now for So You Think You Can Dance Party Room and Play-by-Play

The Play-Play/Party Room/Critics Corner for tonight's So You Think You Can Dance Season 9 episode  is now open! Tonight, it's all Mia Michaels routines, including many of her classics. Two more dancers will go home tonight.   Join other readers and fans as they react, praise, and gripe. I'll try to update real-time for those of you who can't watch it live.   

And, stay even when the show is over. Let us know what you think about the show. Who are your favorite choreographers? Were the right people sent home tonight?  How would you compare this to other seasons?  This is your party -- humor,  conspiracy theory, nostalgia and almost everything else (except obscenity and abject disrespect) are expected and welcome!  Just click here to join the main post for play-by-play and comments.
 Photocredit: fox.com

Join us tonight and tomorrow for SYTYCD coverage

Join us tonight to watch and react to the So You Think You Can Dance - Mia Michaels edition. 

- Starting just before 8M ET, we'll have a Party Room/Critics Corner where you can watch react, comment, bemoan and predict. I'll do some play-by-play there as well, in case you want to find out what happens as it happens. I'll have a link here, but the action will be at BloggingBestDanceCrew.com
- Tomorrow we'll have surveys on the favorite and least favorite performances of the night.
- We'll have the third round of our contest with prizes -- Predict the two winners.
- We're planning to interview the eliminated dancer and the choreographers at tonight's taping and will have interviews posted in the next few days 

So, please join us!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Congratulations Nappytabs - new parents to London Riley!

According to Us Magazine, Napoleon and Tabitha D'umo (aka Nappytabs) - choreographers for America's Best Dance Crew, So You Think You Can Dance, and many other shows -- had their first child on August 10, 2012. Welcome to the world London Riley, and start dancing soon!

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Exclusive videos: SYTYCD judges Nigel & Mary talk about new format shocks, how not to be a jerk as a judge

Riquel Olander (We Are Heroes) interviewed Mary Murphy and Nigel Lythgoe, judges of So You Think You Can Dance after the Top 16 taping. Nigel talked about how the new format (learning who was in the bottom before the show) and how it shocks him.  Mary Murphy talked about the need for kindness and constructive criticism as a judge, and the style she'd most like to learn-- hiphop!..

Monday, July 30, 2012

Exclusive interview: Nappytabs at SYTYCD Top 16 show: how they choreographed this week's routines

 Riquel Olander (We Are Heroes) interviews Napoleon and Tabitha D'umo (aka Nappytabs) backstage at So You Think You Can Dance's Top 16 show. They talk about baby gifts, choreographing about parenthood, the Nappytabs sweats, and choreographing for Cyrus & Eliana

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Exclusive SYTYCD interview: Brandon & Amber talk about elimination, what's next for them

Riquel Olander (We are Heroes) interviews Brandon and Amber, the two dancers eliminated on this week's So You Think You Can Dance. They talk about having no regrets about their performances,  how this week was their favorite performance on the show, how they helped each other on technique, their plans after SYTYCD, and how to follow them.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

MercerMZ review (with LOTS of videos) - So You Think You Can Dance Top 16

All right, so last week, I was not able to get my review written due to a mix of real-life matters to deal with and the fact that I lost my Internet after another storm swept through my area. SO, before we get to this week's review, let me just do a short summary of last week: 
* Loved the opening group number, but did not care for the Step Up performance (regardless of the returning alumni) 
* Favorite performance came from Amelia/Will, while my least favorite came from Janelle/Dareian
* Favorite girl performance came from Amelia, while my least favorite came from Lindsay
* Favorite guy performance came from Cole, while my least favorite came from Dareian 
* Sad to see Alexa/Daniel go, since they seemed to be great technical dancers. 
And last but not least, I predicted that the Bottom 4 dancers from each gender would be Lindsay, Janelle, Amber & Tiffany for the girls, and Brandon, Glitch, Dareian & George for the guys. 

 So with all that in mind, the Top 16 dancers to perform a new set of routines for America's vote, and with some strong competitors leaving, there's less room for mistakes to be made. So how did this week compare to the last two? Who gave the strongest/weakest performances of the night? And did America get it right with the Bottom 6 this week? We'll find out right now. As a hint, here's my favorite of the night:  
Click here to read the rest of the review and see videos of the performances.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Exclusive interview with Brandon Bryant (SYTYCD Season 5) at SYTYCD taping: will there be all stars this season?

 Riquel Olander (We Are Heroes) interviews Brandon Bryant (SYTYCD Season 5) backstage at the taping of So You Think You Can Dance Top 16 show. Brandon talks about how odd it is being back at the So You Think You Can Dance, Dance Day on July 28, and the possibility of all stars at future shows this season.

Exclusive interview: Robert Battle (Alvin Ailey Dance Theater) talks about SYTYCD & how to become a choreographer

Riquel Olander (We are Heroes) interviews Robert Battle, Artistic Director for the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater, and choreographer for the Alvin Ailey performance on So You Think You Can Dance's Top 16 show. He talks about the background of the performance piece, why So You Think You Can Dance is important for the dance community, and how to become a choreographer. You can follow him at AlvinAiley.org. 

Week 2 of our So You Think You Can Dance Winners Contest - enter now to win!

Time to reenter our So You Think You Can Dance  Winners contest. If you think you know the boy and girl who are going to win, then prove it!  Submit the names of the 2 dancers - one male and one female -- who you think will win this season's competition.  The prize goes to the first person to get it right, based on the week they submit the answer. If more than one person submits the right answer in that same week, we'll employ a tiebreaker rule to be determined. The prize for each will be a Tshirt of your size and choice, value up to $35 or an iTunes gift certificate worth $30..

To enter: Each week, we'll publish a new post for this contest. When the weekly post is up, add a comment with the names of the 2 winners. Subsequent weeks' entries will be accepted from Thursdays/Fridays (once I put up the new contest post) until the show begins airing on the East Coast (Wednesdays at 8pm ET).   You can enter Week 2 contest now -- deadline for the first entry: August 15, 2012.   Good luck!

IMPORTANT:
  • Create a user name you will use every week for the entire contest, and make it memorable (not just a common first name or word).
  • MAKE SURE YOU INCLUDE THE WORDS SYTYCD Winners' in the comment (so I can search for them easily)
  • You can also submit by email at BloggingSYTYCD@gmail.com 


SYTYCD Top 16 recaps from around the net

Since there are so many recaps for So You Think You Can Dance, I'll only highlight those that show some opinion or extra insight beyond mere description
-- Donna Kauffman uses the excuse of drugs to get super-snarky about music, semi-obscene dance moves, and other offenses and predicts next week's eliminations
-- TV Line gives out this week's awards:  Cyrus & Eliana get the best Dance of the Night; also read their Biggest Fall from Grace, and Special Effects Award
-- Television Without Pity is LONG; summary - Cyrus & Eliana favorite, Audrey and Matthew are meh
-- Entertainment Weekly reviews the judges' comments in depth and thinks that Nigel's explanation of the voting system should be a primer for the 2012 Presidential elections
-- Huffington Post  thinks that the dance routine by Chehon & Witney will go down in the SYTYCD history books as a 'watch it on repeat' routine'
-- Buddy TV runs a slide show, which is much easier to recap than all the wordy reviews. Thanks guys! And they call Lindsay & Cole as their favorite of the night
--Hitfix thinks this may be the most talented season ever, and is not saying that just because she was invited to their press junket
-- Reality Nation finds the mew format heartbreaking --the best dancers of the night might be cut due to voting for last week (i.e., the same format America's Best Dance Crew has always had). Welcome to the heartaches that ABDC voters have felt for 7 seasons, Reality Nation!
There are many more recaps, but I chose my favorites. If you have a favorite recapper, leave a comment and we'll look at it and maybe add it in a later post or next week.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Vote now for your favorite SYTYCD dancers - here's the online, phone and text info


The online voting is now open, for at least 2 hours after the show ends in the Pacific Time Zone. If you want to protect your favorite dancers, act now! Remember -- your votes determine who is safe from elimination. Click here to vote online at Fox.com . Performance videos are up now on the website to aid in your choices.  If you want to text, send the dancer's name to 83676. If you want to phone instead, the numbers are: 
George      1-855-GOHIM 01
Dareian     1-855-GOHIM 03
Cole           1-855-GOHIM 04
Will            1-855-GOHIM 05
Matthew    1-855-GOHIM 06
Chehon      1-855-GOHIM 07
Cyrus         1-855-GOHIM 08  

Tiffany       1-855-GOHER 01  
Janelle       1-855-GOHER 03  
Lindsay      1-855-GOHER 04
Amelia       1-855-GOHER 05  
Audrey      1-855-GOHER 06  
Witney       1-855-GOHER07  
Eliana        1-855-GOHER 08    
After you vote (or while you're obsessively voting), join us back at the Party Room!

Join us now for SYTYCD Play-by-Play and Party Room

The Play-Play/Party Room/Critics Corner for tonight's So You Think You Can Dance Season 9 episode  is now open! two more dancers will go home tonight, and the show will be off for two weeks. So, now is the time to watch. Join other readers and fans as they react, praise, and gripe. I'll try to update real-time for those of you who can't watch it live.   

And, stay even when the show is over. Let us know what you think about the show. Who are your favorite choreographers? Were the right people sent home tonight?  How would you compare this to other seasons?  This is your party -- humor,  conspiracy theory, nostalgia and almost everything else (except obscenity and abject disrespect) are expected and welcome!  Just click here to join the main post for play-by-play and comments.
 Photocredit: fox.com

Video: SYTYCD's Cole and Chehon (& others) backstage pre-dress rehearsal

Several of the So You Think You Can Dance Contestants have been busy with Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube this season. Cole Horibe and Chehon made a video talking about this week and showing what the other dancers 'chilling' pre-rehearsal. Good luck guys!  From ColeHoribe Youtube.

Join us tonight and tomorrow for more SYTYCD party room, polls, and coverage!

Join us tonight to watch and react to So You Think You Can Dance. 

- Starting just before 8M ET, we'll have a Party Room/Critics Corner where you can watch react, comment, bemoan and predict. I'll do some play-by-play there as well, in case you want to find out what happens as it happens. I'll have a link here, but the action will be at BloggingBestDanceCrew.com

- Tomorrow we'll have surveys on the favorite and least favorite performances of the night.
- We'll have the second round of our contest with prizes -- Predict the two winners.
- We're planning to interview the dancers at tonight's taping and will have interviews posted in the next few days 

So, please join us!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

What questions would YOU like us to ask the SYTYCD dancers at the tapings?

Riquel Olander (We are Heroes) will be interviewing dancers backstage at tomorrow's taping of So You Think You Can Dance.  Now that you've seen all the dancers perform, what else would you like to learn about them?  Riqi wants some new and fresh questions that will interest/amuse/intrigue the dancers and the audience alike! Leave a comment on some questions you'd like to have answered, either in general or for specific people.  If we use your question, we'll give you credit of course! 

And, this will be part of a master list; even if we don't use your question this week, it might get asked at the next taping. Thanks!

Friday, July 20, 2012

SYTYCD recaps from all over - predictions, quotes, and snark

Since there are so many recaps for So You Think You Can Dance, I'll only highlight those that show some opinion or extra insight beyond mere description
-- Donna Kauffman predicts that next week will be the last for Janelle and Dareian
-- TV Line gives out awards: Dance of the Night, Caught in a bad Wardrobe, Victim of Uninspired Choreography, Most Backhanded Praise, and more!

-- Television Without Pity wins the snark award for the week in its descriptions
-- Entertainment Weekly talks about the new format and the extreme male makeup
-- Huffington Post admits they know nothing about dance, but they review how they feel. And they feel uneasy that the men's pants were hiked too high.
-- Buddy TV focuses on great quotes, including Amber's "Me and Nick trying to connect is like bubblegum and oil."
--Hitfix likes a lot of the show, including the new compressed format
--Blogher predicts next week's bottom 4 (and who should be in the bottom 4)
-- Reality Nation predicts curtains for Janelle and Brandon next week
-- Rickey thinks America got it wrong, but the judges got it right (with the choices they had)


There are many more recaps, but I chose my favorites. If you have a favorite recapper, leave a comment and we'll look at it and maybe add it in a later post or next week.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

New Contest: name the 2 winners of So You Think You Can Dance Season 9 - win prizes

We have a new contest for So You Think You Can Dance which will extend from now through the finale. The prize for each will be a Tshirt of your size and choice, value up to $35 or an iTunes gift certificate worth $30.

The Winners contest: Submit the names of the 2 dancers - one male and one female -- who you think will win this season's competition.  The prize goes to the first person to get it right, based on the week they submit the answer. If more than one person submits the right answer in that same week, we'll employ a tiebreaker rule to be determined.

To enter: Each week, we'll publish a new post for this contest. When the weekly post is up, add a comment with the names of the 2 winners. Subsequent weeks' entries will be accepted from Thursdays (once I put up the new contest post) until the show begins airing on the East Coast (Wednesdays at 8pm ET).   You can enter Week 1 contest now -- deadline for the first entry: July 25, 2012.   Good luck!

IMPORTANT:
  • Create a user name you will use every week for the entire contest, and make it memorable (not just a common first name or word).
  • MAKE SURE YOU INCLUDE THE WORDS SYTYCD Winners' in the comment (so I can search for them easily)
  • You can also submit by email at BloggingSYTYCD@gmail.com 


Video: New Step Up Revolution trailer, plus live performance on SYTYCD with show alums

On July 18, So You Think You Can Dance aired a new trailer for the upcoming movie Step Up Revolution, produced by John Chu and Adam Shankman. Then, several of the dancers appeared on stage, including SYTYCD alums Phillip Chbeeb (also a member of IaMmE), Twitch, and Kathryn McCormick

Poll: What was your favorite performance on the SYTYCD Top 20 show (July 18, 2012)?

Poll: What was your least favorite performance during SYTYCD's Top 20 show on July 18, 2012?

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Vote now to save your favorite SYTYCD performers!

The online voting is now open, for at least 2 hours after the show ends in the Pacific Time Zone. If you want to protect your favorite dancers, act now! Remember -- your votes determine who is safe from elimination. Click here to vote online at Fox.com .  



If you want to text, send the dancer's name to 83676.

If you want to phone instead, the numbers are: 
Cole            1-855-GOHIM 01
Will             1-855-GOHIM 02  
Matthew     1-855-GOHIM04
Dareian        1-855-GOHIM 05
Brandon       1-855-GOHIM 06
Cyrus           1-855-GOHIM 07  
George         1-855-GOHIM 09
Chehon        1-855-GOHIM 10

Lindsay         1-855-GOHER 01
Amelia          1-855-GOHER02  
Amber          1-855-GOHER 03  
Audrey         1-855-GOHER 04  
Janelle          1-855-GOHER 05
Eliana           1-855-GOHER 07  
Tiffany          1-855-GOHER 09  
Witney         1-855-GOHER 10  
After you vote (or while you're obsessively voting), join us back at the Party Room!