Last week Monday, certainly was the week of dance. SYTYCD had the first elimination show for their Top 20, and we were sad to say goodbye to Darion and Lily. So You Think You Can Dance changed things up this season (as they are apt to do). There were 3 dancers from Travis Wall‘s Team Stage, and 3 dancers from Stephen “tWitch” Boss‘s Team Street, in danger of going home. That’s not so different. What was different was that viewers got to tweet to save their favorites (Neptune and Moises) during the show. Two dancers were saved that way, and the judges, Nigel Lythgoe, Paula Abdul, and Jason Derulo saved Derek and Ariana.
Before I continue with the SYTYCD dance love, Spoiler alert! The 2 dancers eliminated are announced at the end of this! And… watch all the highlight videos, and the check out the gorgeous image gallery below.
Last Tuesday, SYTYCDcelebrated 10 years of dance by recreating our favorite dances through the years. I love going back and seeing the all-stars and their perfection.
And last Saturday was National Dance Day! Did you get up and dance?
Beautiful piece. Jaja (my fave) did very well. Her emotions were there. You could see only slightly that her technique was not as perfect as Alexia, who was breathtaking. Derek was there for the girls for the falls and the lifts – very enjoyable.
Choreographer: JaQuel Knight Dancers: Megz, Moises, Jim Style: Hip-Hop Song: “Whateva” by Remy Ma
Megz killed it! Well what did you expect? But guess what? Ballet dancer Jim was good too! But Moises was really not good at all. He did not keep up with the other two.
Choreographer: Tovaris Wilson Dancers: Edson, Yorelis, JJ Style: Jazz Song: “Restart” by Sam Smith
This jazz number with elements of hip-hop was weird, only because I noticed Edson rather than the 2 beautiful women that were fighting over him. Nobody was technically bad, but I wasn’t feeling this.
Choreographer: Jean Marc Genereaux Dancers: Asaf, Marisa Style: Cha-Cha Song: “+1” by Martin Solveig feat. Sam White
Poor Asaf. He just couldn’t handle this number. She was strong and magnetic. And trying very hard to overcompensate. He looks great though.
Choreographer: Sean Cheesman Dancers: Gaby, Ariana, Burim Style: African Jazz Song: “Gorilla” by Lord KraVen
In rehearsals, it made it seem as if Burim would really suck. And maybe that was intentional, lowering our expectations, but he wasn’t bad at all. The costumes were weird in a good way. The girls were strong and lifting each other. I enjoyed the quirkiness of this routine.
Paula loves Burim’s “package.” That won’t be in a video clip, but it was funny.
Choreographer: Justin Giles Dancers: Kate, Neptune Style: Contemporary Song: “Promise” by Ben Howard
Kate was flawless, and both their emotions are genuine and made us feel. Neptune was very good. I think his arms and legs could have extended a bit more, but you would think he was trained in contemporary.