After a week away from our television screens to celebrate the July 4 holiday, SYTYCD is back for its first “real” show of the season. The Top 20 dancers are all partnered up, styles have been chosen and their fates are left in the hands of the voting public. But this time around, the audience will be voting for individuals, not couples, since two winners will be crowned.
Here are the Top 5 moments from this week’s episode:
1. The Opening Group Routine — Working a daytime desk job for the summer, I can relate to the frustration of working in such a confined space. This routine, choreographed by Christopher Scott, exemplified this wonderfully. The dancers movements were so sharp and contained, and I loved the angular way they moved around the stage. The desk and coffee mug props were used well and throwing the papers up at the end was a nice touch. Doesn’t everybody wish they could do that sometimes?
2. Witney and Chehon’s Samba — Alright, so it’s not quite fair that Witney got her style right off the bat, but I guess that’s just the luck of the draw. She killed this flirty samba routine that was energetic, sassy, and right up her alley, and earned first class tickets on Mary’s Hot Tamale train. But what about her Read more…
On this week’s episode of So You Think You Can Dance — the 200th ever might I add — we’re finally introduced to this season’s Top 20. We’re also introduced to the adjudicating styles of princess of quirk, Zooey Deschanel, who looked lovely but in all honesty, had little to add to the panel. And Nigel, in SYTYCD’s constant attempt to change up the show, dropped the very big news that there will be not one but two winners this season! Now there’s no need to choose between your top guy and girl, you can have your cake and eat it too!
Here are the top five moments from this week’s episode of So You Think You Can Dance:
1. Team Ballroom makes it through — Throughout the whole competition thus far, one of the main concerns has been whether ballroom dancers and besties Whitney Carson and Lindsay Arnold would both make the show. And with their matching wavy blonde hair and tanned skin, they could easily pass for twins. They draw out the suspense, bringing both girls in at the same time and calling Whitney’s named first. But even the judges couldn’t split up these two hot tamales and the pair strutted their stuff right into the Top 20 with a fiery ballroom routine.
2. The baseball routine — Read more…
By Jasmine Williams
It’s here guys, the end of the auditions. The sun set in Salt Lake City. We’ve laughed, we’ve cried, we’ve been amazed, and now that drama has come to an end. NOT. The auditions may be over, but Vegas (or as the lucky hopefuls would put it, “VEGAAAAAS!”) is just around the corner and judging from the promos, Cat may be right in saying this will be the most dramatic Vegas week ever.
But until then, we’ll revel in the last of this season’s auditions and guest judge Adam Shankman’s theatrics. Here is the good, the bad, and the just plain wacky from the Salt Lake City auditions!
1) Whitney Carson
This girl is so young she still has braces, but her dancing is definitely not immature. There’s been a severe lack of female ballroom dancers this season, and this girl brought the heat! She reminded me of a younger Chelsie Hightower from season four. She’s young and certainly has much to learn, but has a lot of potential. Just maybe tone down the cleavage next time, I thought her partner was gonna lose an eye!
2) Lynn Gravatt
A former aerospace engineer who left the world of science and innovation to follow her three spirit guides was crazy in the best possible way. Two words: bath salts? But all joking aside, her dancing was too spastic to warrant her moving on in the competition. But as Mary Murphy pointed out, she looks happy and that’s all that matters, right? And Gravatt did have the positive message of saying that you’re life doesn’t end at 30 and you can start over whenever you would like. For a group of dancers with careers that will likely be short-lived, this is some good advice to follow.
3) Mariah Spears Read more…
By Jasmine Williams
This week, So You Think You Can Dance returns to Hotlanta, which if you remember, was where Season 8’s winner Melanie auditioned. And Debbie Allen of “Fame” fame was the guest judge. No pressure. Will lightning strike the same spot twice?
Here are the top 5 auditions from this week’s episode:
1) Damon Bellmon, 20 and Deon Lewis, 19
These two hip-hoppers fell into some controversy last year when their performance was accused of being a rip-off of a French dancing duet, Les Twins. While they claim it was a whole misunderstanding (and to give them credit, they did say it in their interview with Cat last year that it was inspired by the group), they came hard this year with their own choreography and a dubstep mashup of “Moves Like Jagger.” Unfortunately, only Damon made it through to Vegas, but Deon promised to support his dance partner every step of the way. Awww.
2) Audrey Case, 18 Read more…
Now that PLL is taking a break, I HAD to find a temporary replacement just to ease the pain. As I scrolled hopelessly through my TV guide in search of a new show, I landed on Don’t Trust the B in Apartment 23. I thought to myself what the hell let’s try it!
Chloe is a New York party girl with “the morals of a pirate” who tries to bully her naive small town roommate June out of their shared apartment. James Van Der Beek is Chloe’s best friend who tries to keeps the peace between the two girls.
Now that you’ve got the gist of the show, here are five things I learned and five reasons why you should watch:
1) It’s already been targeted by the Parents’ Television Council for its racy humour. PTC asked sponsors of the show to stop running their ads calling it a “new all-time low for broadcast television.” You know if PTC doesn’t like it then it must be good! Usually sexual humor on sitcoms turn out lame but this show is pretty X-rated. Chloe has sex with her roommates fiance on top of her — wait for it — birthday cake. Shudder.
2) Van Der Beek *Insert girly scream here* plays a fictional version of himself. In the first episode alone he makes at least six Dawson’s Creek jokes, including mocking the show’s theme song. Win. Read more…