Another season of So You Think You Dance premieres tomorrow. Can you believe it’s the tenth season? It just seems like yesterday when the dancing competition began. In its inaugural season, it was all about crowning America’s Best Dancer. Realizing it was just one big popularity contest, it quickly changed to America’s favorite dancer. For the purpose of this post, it’s all about crowning America’s hottest dancer. My kind of contest.
Over the years, FOX’s dancing competition has featured a bevy of flexible studs, dropping it like it’s hot while shirtless and sweaty. Every season there seems to be one or a couple male contestants that captivate the hearts and eyes of teenage girls and horny gay men everywhere. I decided to go back through all the seasons and pick the Top 15 hottest male dancers to ever compete on the show. Will recently-anointed winner Chehon Wespi-Teschopp make the cut? One particular season dominated my list, owning all Top 3 slots. Find out which one and my HOTTEST pick below.
We have finally made it folks! America’s favourite dancer has been revealed after two long, painful, filler-crammed nonsense hours. Can you even believe it! Lauren, Kent and Robert are the final three contestants (as you all know from Wednesday night’s performance show) and one of them will be walking away with the title. The show opened with its usual style; a performance with a collection of all-stars and season seven contestants, including an injured Alex Wong performing sitting choreography.
The piece was yet another new routine for Kent, Lauren and Robert to learn on top of all their routines from Wednesday. The number was put together by Christopher Scott, known from his role in LXD (legion of extraordinary dancers). I thought this routine was pretty fantastic right off the start and it makes sense when credit was revealed to Mr. Scott.
We are finally down to the last elimination episode before the huge finale next week for the seventh season of So You Think You Can Dance! America’s votes from Wednesday night’s performance show finally come in to effect as the contestant with the fewest amount of votes will be eliminated from the competition. Naturally, in SYTYCD the show opened with a Contemporary group performance choreographed by Dee Caspary and danced to Drumming Song by Florence + The Machine. This song and routine was both radical! I love love love Florence + The Machine!
Naturally Cat Deeley informed us that we will be forced to watch an extraordinary amount of filler nonsense tonight before learning who will be making it through to next week’s finale. Skeletor of course then natters on about himself insinuating that he was ‘coerced’ into performing another tap routine next week. Right. Because no one wanted to see you dance anyways, so thank you for doing us all a favour.
We are back with another episode of SYTYCD and there are only four dancers left yet we are being forced to watch another two fucking hours of dancing. Pardon my French but are you kidding me?! There are only four people left to dance; how many routines can you possibly be forcing them to dance to fill TWO HOURS. Enough, Skeletor, enough. THIS ISN’T EVEN THE FINALE – THAT’S NEXT WEEK!
We’re left with Kent, Robert, AdeChike and Lauren. The only good news about tonight’s episode is that America is FINALLY going to be making the decisions instead of the nonsense (and lame) judges hand picking who they want to win. I would love to see the format of next season be America’s choice for the entire program, similar to American Idol.
Each dancer will be performing THREE times tonight. WHY?!
The show opened with a Tyce Diorio Broadway top four group routine, performed to The Crapshooter’s Dance from Guys & Dolls (50th Anniversary Cast Recording). Man was this a load of crap! I really can’t stand Broadway. I am just in a foul mood right off the bat due to the excessive length of tonight’s performance show. Ya’ll know we’re going to have to suffer through a mediocre Fox Trot or Cha Cha that will make you want to poke your eyes out. I was literally watching this piece and kept thinking to myself, ‘which one of these things is not like the other…which one of these things just doesn’t belong…”
So tonight should finally be interesting as TWO, that’s right, TWO dancers are leaving the competition. I really hope that America actually gets to decide who is leaving us instead of the judges predetermining (with extreme bias) who is going home. Let’s get ready to RUMMMMMMMBBBBBLLLLLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!
The show opened with the standard group routine choreographed by Mia Michaels and performed to Every Little Thing She Does is Magic by Sting. Definitely an eclectic piece with a touch of a dark as an undertone. If you caught the routine you’ll not that Lauren wasn’t the star (and only girl), as Allison had filled in for her…but Cat filled us in that Lauren is fine and decided to sit out from tonight’s routine.
The first two dancers were then brought out to the stage; Jose and my boy Kent! If you remember, I forecasted Kent would be in the bottom three for the first time and I want to take a moment to apologize for even thinking this. What kind of boyfriend/fan does that make me?! After an almost nail-biting review of their routines from last night Cat thankfully placed Jose in the bottom three with Kent sailing through to safety. Again, I’m sorry Kent for ever doubting you.
I’m BACK! Thanks to Richie for last week and doing a brilliant job filling in! So we’re back again to watch the top six dancers perform as the judges decided to keep all the contestants from last week as it was blatantly obvious that Jose was about to be sent home (or the injured Billy Bell) and heaven forbid that happen. I am really starting to get tired of the two hour format of this show. It is absolutely unnecessary for this show to be taking up this much time with only six dancers left. Thankfully two dancers are leaving us this week inching ever closer to the finale.
The first dancer to take to the stage is my boy Kent dancing a ChaCha routine with all-star Anya. The danced a Jean-Marc and France routine to My First Kiss by 3Oh!3 ft. Ke$ha. Thank goodness this was Kent’s routine or I would have fast forwarded from the minute they announced the ChaCha. I’ll give Kent credit, he did a decent job with this piece. Until the end. When he almost dropped Anya. Seriously, that was a hot mess tonight! Fantastic, they’ve added a fourth judge to the panel for more useless filler…
So last night I was grumpy, Cat was wearing a shiteous outfit, Billy was injured, and the dancing was just mediocre. Hopefully there is some redemption tonight. I’m not grumpy… so that’s a good start. And Cat looks much cuter… although I could do without the wilting rose in her hair. Who will join the injured Billy Bell in the bottom three? It’s time to find out.
The show opens up with a group number to All That Jazz by Lea DeLaria and choreographed by Kelley Abbey. Sounds like a Broadway number to me. Mark is front and centre… always a good thing. Ade is there too with Allison, Courtney, Neil, and Lauren. I only see four of the actual contestants. Billy is still out and Jose is nowhere to be seen. Maybe the choreo was too hard from him… or ANOTHER INJURY? It was a nice Broadway number. The dancers all worked it pretty well. It was cute. Mark is definitely the star. Remember when Nigel used to give him such a hard time. Suck it Nigel.
After the intros and a tribute to dance legend Denise Jefferson, there is still no explanation for Jose’s absence from the group number. My first guess must’ve been right. He wasn’t good enough. Time to get rid of him then!
After all of the pleasantries, Cat brings out the five remaining dancers. Lauren is the first one safe. Yay! Kent is safe too. Excellent. That leaves Adechike, Robert and Jose. Two of them will be with Billy in the bottom three. Before we find out who it will be, we are treated to some dancers from the American Ballet Theatre. They perform the Grand Pas de Deux from Act III of Don Quixote. It was lovely… did you see how far up that guy’s ass his tights were riding? OMG.
Hey peeps. It’s Rich. Dan is away this week. Where? I don’t know. He’s always been a bit of an enigma… or is that enema? Don’t tell him I wrote that… he’ll totally cut me out of the Mario Kart parties.
Recap WARNING. I’m grumpy… I may lash out at Nigel because I loathe his lecherous ways and I’m still reeling from the loss of Ashley and Alex due to injury. That AND I just found out too amazing friends who I love to bits are getting a divorce. Ugh. 2010 has not been a good year for relationships in my life and those around me. Oh… and the West End of Vancouver is CRAWLING with bridge and tunnel hooligans. I hate fireworks nights. Come on SYTYCD… cheer this grumpy ginger up!!!
Oh shit. There’s only five dancers in the opening and WHAT IS CAT WEARING?! Billy is missing and Cat is wearing chiffon curtains. WTF is going on. They’re dropping like flies! Billy Bell has injured his knee. It doesn’t sound as serious as the last two, but he is not going to perform tonight. He’s in the bottom three automatically. At least it wasn’t Lauren! Guest judge Kenny Ortega is here by the way.
First up is Lauren. She got a Tabitha and Napoleon hip hop routine with Twitch. Come on Girl! Bring it! It’s some sort of western theme. She’s the last girl standing and has to fight! They dance to My Chick Bad by Nicki Minaj. Still grumpy. I didn’t love the choreography, Twitch looked ridiculous in the tacky (literally and figuratively) chaps, and the song was gimmicky. BUT, Lauren was pretty good for what she was given to work with. I think she actually worked the routine better than Twitch. She definitely has a hip hop heiny. Adam thought she was hot, Mia thought she went hard and sexy, Kenny thought she was powerful, and Nigel said she was “nasty buck”. Meh.