A HUGE thank you to Tyrell for helping me out on last night’s recap of So You Think You Can Dance Canada and the top fourteen performances. I had a chance to go back and watch the routines on CTV.ca, and I COMPLETELY agreed with a lot of Tyrell’s commentary and critique. First of all, I absolutely loved the Stacey Tookey contemporary routine performed by Joey and Geisha. Hands down it was the best routine of the night. I also enjoyed Melissa’s Hip Hop routine, but definitely didn’t think it was worthy of a standing ovation. Also, Carlena did a surprisingly great job at contemporary, and I’ll give her total props for doing well in a style wildly outside her comfort zone.
Now, on to the show!! Thankfully it’s only 30 minutes so the action is fast and there isn’t a lot of time for nonsense filler! I will admit, I was pretty sad to see Kevin go last week, so I’m definitely curious to see which dancers will find themselves in the bottom three this week.
Hey everyone. Tonight, Dan is taking a night off and I am going to fill in for him tonight. I am excited to take a stab at the show tonight as I have a majority of friends in the competition this year. With that bias aside, I will do my best to judge accordingly (even when it may be tough).
To start, we have a ton of judges at the table tonight. Dan Karaty is back on the panel and is joined by Melissa Williams, Rex Harrington along with resident judges Tre Armstrong and Jean-Marc Genereux. Once again, the dancers are swapping partners and swapping styles, so let’s see what everyone got.
Here we are again folks, another elimination episode for SYTYCDC. Did you vote and save your favourite this week? I’ll be honest; there weren’t many routines in this week’s performance episode that had me diving for my phone to call in. Granted, I was a bit tired last night so maybe that had something to do with my being completely underwhelmed. Once again we had (the annoying) Leah Miller introducing the group routine, a Blake McGrath angelic contemporary piece.
SIDE NOTE: I eye-rolled three times during Leah’s intro: (1) when she referred to the loss of Teya and Boneless as devastating, (2) when she referred to Monday night’s choreography as the toughest of the season, and (3) when she referred the performances as the best we had ever seen. Lies, lies, and more lies. Leah, seriously, get a new writing team or shut the hell up. I really hope the executive producers and writers of this show don’t honestly thing the audience is buying this crap. Even the tween audience isn’t this naïve!
Hey Folks! We’re back for another week of So You Think You Can Dance Canada and the top sixteen are taking to the stage this week to show us what they’ve got. I’ll be frank; I am really expecting some knock out routines this week. We’ve gotten to the stage of the competition where the true all-around dancers need to be separated from the pack. One change I would like to see right out of the gate is the writing team that provides Leah Miller with her teleprompter scripts each week. The false dramas and almost blatant lies are really starting to drive me crazy! Am I the only one?!
After Leah introduced the remaining dancers and judges, I was stoked to see Dan Karaty join the panel of ‘experts’ tonight on the panel. It’s been a while since I’ve seen his face on any SYTYCD stage, so it was nice to see this veteran back in the driver’s seat. I was also interested in hearing that he has been working on a dance show in Eupope; The Battle, where choreographers choose five dancers and battle it out each week. That sounds like a dope premise and I would love to check it out!
Alrighty folks, we’re back for another round of eliminations for So You Think You Can Dance Canada and the more I think about the performances from Wednesday night’s performances, I’m really hoping that my predictions come true! If you didn’t listen to Leah’s obsessive rants last night, the show opened with ‘the most unique group performance ever seen before, on any So You Think You Can Dance stage.
Sorry Leah but your hyped turned out to be nothing but lies. This was simply a dramatic ballroom/Broadway routine from Sergio Taheto. And what made it even more frustrating were the mediocre tissues employed at the back of the stage that showed obvious flaws in the camera angles as one minute Joey would be spinning and the next stationary! Come on CTV, get your act together!
Alright Canada, we are back in the saddle for another night of So You Think You Can Dance, and after Patrick did an amazing job last week recapping the performances, I’m excited to be back with all the action, drama, and unnecessary filler! I’m hoping that I’ll be able to fast forward a large portion of tonight’s episode, as there are only nine couples left to perform! Sadly, Lauren and Rodrigo left us last week, eliminating two of the best looking contestants, and unfortunately keeping several of the undeserving ballroom dancers safe.
After Leah introduced the dancers and judges we were right into the action. The best part of the judging panel was the return of season one winner, Nico, joining the rest of the regular experts. Another great change to the regular program was the switch up of the couples, with all new pairings for this week’s performances! Finally, a smart way to keep things fresh on the show!!
The Top 20 kicked off the night by performing an amazing Bollywood number (“Dil Bole Hadippa!” – Pritam & Mika Singh) by the choreographer from Slumdog Millionaire. It was awesome! From there, the judges are introduced, with Sexy Rexy joining the panel once again, and highlights are shown from last night’s performances.
Leah Miller (sans Chicken McNuggets) starts off with the first five couples to see who has to dance for their life. Lindsay & Christian as well as Geisha & Francois are both checked off the list as safe. The next three “on the block” are Jordan & Joey (who were amazing), Carlena & Boneless, and Yulia & Adam. To my surprise, it’s Carlena & Boneless that are in danger and have to dance for their lives.
Dan is away this week, so he’s lent me his dance shoes and I’ll be recapping the Canadian version of SYTYCD this week as the Top 20 perform. The hilarious Rex Harrington joined the panel of judges this week, while Luther and Blake watched from the sidelines because they were choreographers this week. Before each of the dances, the dancers share with Canada something that we wouldn’t know about them. Whether it’s a bad habit, a hobby, or a hidden talent, we got to know all of the dancers a little bit better.
Before we get started on the dances, anyone else find the McDonald’s product placement annoying and not be a good fit for So You Think You Can Dance Canada? Shouldn’t a dance show be promoting healthy eating? The judges drinking from McCafe cups is one thing, but Leah Miller plugging Chicken McNuggets (with sweet & sour sauce) not once…but twice during the show and…and showing clips of the dancers eating nuggets as well? Lame. Anyway, now I’m craving Chicken McNuggets. With sweet & sour sauce. Thanks, Leah.