Hear that? It’s the sound of hundreds of dancers’ hearts breaking. Vegas week is finally here and with it come the cruelest cuts of the competition. Favourites fall from grace, and underdogs survive and even thrive in the pressure cooker that is the Planet Hollywood Hotel.
Here are the top five moments from Vegas Week (in no particular order):
1) Hampton “The Exorcist” Williams bowing out of the competition: After receiving the longest standing ovation of the entire competition thus far, and leaving almost all the judges in tears, this beautiful creature of a popper decided to leave after being unable to hack Twitch and Comfort’s crazy fast Atlanta-style hip hop choreo. It’s sad but as Nigel said, this competition is meant for people who can adapt to other styles. ‘Tis the nature of the beast. Dragon House dancers Boris and Andre also found the hip hop round too tough, but last member Cyrus makes it all the way through and does an epic solo to boot!
Here’s his original performance:
2) Team Ballroom: Favourites Whitney Carson and Lindsay Arnold are not only blonde bombshell ballroom dancing divas, they are also childhood friends who have danced together since they were little. And coincidence (or maybe not), the two end up rooming together in Vegas! How adorbs! And it seems that there’s no cattiness between the girls as they support each other throughout the week and even make it to the very last round before the Green Mile! Let’s hope there’s room in the top 20 for both of them, the fact that they’re both so similar makes me a little nervous.
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I love summer. I mean, how can you not? The beautiful weather, the breezy clothes and the return of So You Think You Can Dance! Although the Canadian version was cancelled (I’ll try not to hold it against you, Nigel), the original is back on prime time for its ninth season!
Here are the most memorable moments from the season premiere of “So You Think You Can Dance”:
1) The show started appropriately with its New York City auditions. The first featured dancer was Amelia Lowe, a young spritely thing who is a dead ringer for Louise Brooks and has a love for all things 1920s. She danced a routine to Non, Je ne Regrette Rien by Edith Piaf (yes, that song from Inception) that sent her straight through to Vegas.
American Idol Season 9 winner Lee DeWyze has lost his record label – RCA Records. Extremely sad considering it’s only been a year and a half since he took the Idol title.
RCA is home to other Idol winners like Kelly Clarkson, Jordin Sparks and Carrie Underwood.
We can only assume DeWyze has been dropped due to poor sales.
DeWyze representative said he’s “in a good place right now” and working on “several exciting projects”.
Do you think Lee should have won Season 9 of Idol?
EW.com reports that a spokesperson for 19 Entertainment has confirmed Lambert’s participation next week. On the upcoming episode Adam will be advising season 9’s Top 8 contestants, and then perform his current single “Whattaya Want From Me” on the April 14 results-show telecast.
Lambert’s appearance next week should certainly help “Idol” which has been struggling to find its mojo this season. Bringing a veteran and awesome performer like Lambert will definitely add some spice.
As American Idol gears up for a new series this fall, its roster of judges is expanding its horizons.
Katy Perry and Avril Lavigne will be the latest stars to sit alongside Randy Jackson, Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul’s replacement Kara DioGuardi during the last round of auditions in Los Angeles.
Throughout auditions, the show has welcome Victoria Beckham, Shania Twain, Joe Jonas, Neil Patrick Harris, Mary J. Blige and Kristen Chenoweth to have their say.
Abdul abandoned the show in August in a rather abrupt move that many speculated had to do with salary. But in an interview with the New York Daily News, Abdul said the decision was more about pursuing her career (whatever’s left of it.)
It’s official: Paula Abdul is leaving “American Idol”. The former “Idol” judge tweeted about leaving the popular TV show.
With sadness in my heart, I’ve decided not to return to ‘Idol,’” Abdul wrote. “I’ll miss nurturing all the new talent, but most of all being a part of a show that I helped from day one become an international phenomenon. What I want to say most, is how much I appreciate the undying support and enormous love that you have showered upon me. I do, without any doubt, have the BEST fans in the entire world and I love you all.”
Paula Abdul’s “American Idol “ contract may have expired last season, but that doesn’t mean she’ll be leaving the singing competition any time soon.
“I’ve been invited to stay the duration of the show, however long it lasts,” Abdul told the Associated Press. She continued by saying the invitation to come back on the show is subject to agreement.
As usual, it seems like one guy knew the chances of Abdul returning to “Idol” were great. Back in May, Simon Cowell told Ellen Degeneres, “Everyone’s going to be back. Absolutely.”