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SYTYCD 7/25

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Oh hey kids. I am so excited to watch this week’s episode!!! Going to be a crazy night of dancing!! Let’s get right into it … Dancers, to the stage.

Tiffany & George

Out of My Mind, B.o.B. feat. Nicki Manaj – This Nappy-Tab routine was very fun… George was pretty rocking for this hip-hop song but I agree with Nigel that it needs to get grungier. Tiffany rocked the show. She had phenomenal facial expressions. Kickin’ outfits as well, super bright, and Tiff’s pants were hilarious. #BoyCrotch — (8.5, 8, 8)

Amber & Brandon

Dr. Feelgood (Love is a Serious Business), Aretha Franklin – Amber completely carried this routine. She was absolutely gorgeous, seriously the most attractive of the girls on this season at this point. She’s got the most dynamic dance skills; her long legs stretch for miles. She floats in the air during lifts, perfect to match with Brandon’s strength. It showed that Brandon was a stepper, as his feet couldn’t keep up with Amber, but other than that, he did a great job portraying the character. — (9, 8, 8.5)

Janelle & Darien

Call Me Maybe, Carly Rae Jepsen – Hey, I just watched this … and it was crazy … a decent number … it’s ballroom baby! The routine was pretty good. Darien’s lifts were pretty good and Janelle was still super sexy and the pair had some good lifts, but nothing bounced out at me in this one but the music and the hips. – (8, 7.5, 8)

Lindsay & Cole

Wild Horses, Charolette Martin – This contemporary routine was so awesome! Probably my favorite piece so far, because both dancers were actually awesome in my opinion. Lindsay grew up before our eyes in this one. Cole, again, was so precise to the point of being perfection. He’s definitely up there in my top men. – (9, 9, 9)

Amelia & Will

You! The Creatures – Holy Canoli! I freaking loved that! I think that Will brought out some new moves that he hadn’t had back in the past. Amelia was like Mohammed Ali in this one – like a butterfly floating around on the great lifts and stinging like a bee with the bouncy steps in the choreography. Unfortunately, like Nigel, I thought that the two of them did not have that great connection like usual, possibly because the routine didn’t offer enough face to face action to really bring that connection in. – (9, 8.5, 8)

Audrey & Matthew

Cinco Salsa, Sverre Indris Joner/Hsc/Kork – Kat Deeley had her first interesting comment mentioning the Ron Burgundy-esque Jazz flute in the music. The dance was not super smooth, but the actual tricks were very entertaining to watch. Both Audrey and Matt were good but not great. Not hot tamale train worthy. – (7.5, 8, 7.5)

Witney & Chehon

I Will Always Love You, Whitney Houston – O hot damn!! That was my jam! Witney and Chehon just took that fucking crown for tonight (w/ Cyrus still having a hiphop routine coming up). Chehon’s lifts defied gravity. Wit murdered this, despite being out of her style. The run to sky high lift right as Whitney Houston belted out the first “I will always love you” was unbelievable. I will be voting for both unless something crazy happens in the next dance. – (9.5, 9.5, 9.5)

Eliana & Cyrus

Toxic, District 78 feat Cheesa – A very strong routine indeed, but I don’t know if it was as good as the previous one. Cyrus was ungodly in his “robot” character. Not a single time did he look like a human. He stole the majority of my attention, but when Eliana did take it away, she was impressive indeed. As usual her dancing was fantastic, and she really did drop some swag onto our faces. – (8.5, 8.5, 8.5)

The only thing left in this show is the voting and here it comes already… this is just a really shitty way to watch the show. Sucks to lose someone without that night to vote on this week’s dances. It is like their performances this week don’t matter tonight. None of the three girls (Eliana, Lindsay, & Amber) in the bottom three this week were out of the top 5 for this week’s performances, yet all fell out of it. I can’t disagree with the three boys (Darien, Brandon, & George) though… All of them are rightfully there… I don’t know why all of them aren’t doing solos, but I dislike it.

After watching the solos, I’m left wondering why only four of the six performed solos.. my best guess is that the two that didn’t were already safe in the opinions of the judges, but we’ll see.

After the voting, Amber had to go home, which is so unfortunate because her dance tonight was phenomenal. She is dedicated, a fighter, and she will never give up. And by the way, I’d love to take her out to dinner if I could.
Brandon was the bottom dancer, and I agree with that one. His attitude and personality are one of the best in all of the dancers this season. His stepping is great, but his dance skills really aren’t at the same level as the rest of the men.

It was a very fun show tonight, and I am very disappointed that we’ll be off for two weeks due to the Olympics.
U! S! A!

Until the curtain rises.

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SYTYCD 7/18

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So, this is my first SYTYCD recap blog. I love the show, long time viewer (girlfriend back in high school got me into it, and I’ve been hooked ever since!) first time writer. Enjoy!

All the dances are on YouTube in great quality, Search, “SYTYCD S9 (Top 20 Part 2).” If you missed episodes, you can watch the dances there. You just need to search correctly. 🙂

My personal scoring = (Girl, Boy, Overall Dance)

#1 – Lindsay & Cole   (8, 8.5, 8.5)

Teeth, Lady Gaga – This routine was a basket of fun. I really enjoyed the fun of it. Cole took my attention with his crazy nerdy boy character. The facial expressions combined with an awesome outfit with suspenders and the whole works. #NerdAlert When watching Lindsay, she really rocks the moves .. Super sexy in this routine with her dirty dentist debauchery. Cole’s responses during the judge’s interviews were also quite entertaining as he stayed in character.

#2 – Amelia & Will   (9, 8.5, 9)

3326, Olafur Arnalos – This contemporary beauty of a piece was wondrous to watch. Started slow, and then just flowed into beauty and grace between these two perfect partners. The heel grab jumps brought out with the violins is so intense and the connection Amelia shows to her partner and the audience is fantastic. I gotta say that Sonya really nailed it on this one.. Dance to beat tonight.

#3 – Amber & Nick   (8, 8, 8)

Tangera, Sexto Mayor – This fiery routine was a ballsy Aladdin-esque dance of awesomeness.  Amber was fantastic on all of the lifts, floating through the air. “like a cobra, ready to pounce. – Nigel” Nick was bad ass. His form was impeccable. Mad props.

#4 – Audrey & Matthew   (8.5, 8, 8.5)

Hear Me Now, Steed Lorid – As usual, awesome lines and lifts with the tiny little #Jazzers. This was a dark piece with a sweet “stank step” which I thought was a spider walk. #VeryIntricateMove. Love Sonya’s choreography! Honestly, I lost track of Matthew while watching. Audrey really took the majority of my attention away. Props to her I suppose.

#5 – Janelle & Darius   (8, 8, 8.5)

My Girl, The Temptations – Wow that kiss at the end just stopped my heart for a second. Janelle really captures my attention, and I thought that Darius had a lot of sweet moves. Agree with the judges that they could have been more invested into their characters, but I thought that the actual dancing was great.

#6 – Janaya & Brandon   (7.5, 8, 7.5)

Bring on the Men, Linda Eder – Starting awesome. Facial expressions are really bringing in the story immediately. What was that insane upside down flippy thing?!?  Great commitment to the dance. Damn does Brandon have a great personality, especially in his eyes. “Stepped it up tonight” (haha… pun intended).

#7 – Eliana & Cyrus   (9, 8, 8.5)

I’m Shakin’, Jack White – Triple spinning splits is freaking crazy! I couldn’t tell what it was that I didn’t really dig about Cyrus… he’s too tight in the eupper body, his legs move like crazy but he doesn’t have the natural flow. Eliana is fantastic again. Longest legs I’ve ever seen, and you all know that I’m a sucker for a girl with long legs.

#8 – Alexa & Daniel   (8.5, 8, 8)

So Long My Friend, Yanni  – They’re rocking out in a bathtub. Very emotionally involved piece. The dancing was really awesome. Remember the bacon and the dog? Yeah, that was in full gear on this dance as well. Both Alexa and Daniel have the skills, but I haven’t been seeing the emotion. They will be around though, so they’ve got time to impress.

#9 – Tiffany & George   (8.5, 8, 8.5)

I Want To Be Loved, Sinead O’Connor – A ballroom number with a silky purple dress and I’m in. Legs, Oofta… George again looks graceful and judge-favoritey… Not my style though.. I just don’t feel it from him.. But overall, I was digging on that number. Wish I could do it..

#10 – Witney & Chehon   (8.5, 8.5, 8)

Tandav Music, Aatish Kapadia – A steamy red Bollywood dance number here. Chehon is killing it… such strength in his moves.. Both really have great form though. Digging it. Witney has definitely been growing on me, and this “red Genie” outfit is definitely sexy. Very nice, but not hot tamale train worthy.

Now time for the eliminations. It is very sad to see Alexa go home, she was one of my pre-show favorites, although after watching both of her dances, I was not impressed with her routines. Nick and Daniel leaving did not surprise me too much at this stage, but I definitely give an edge to the girls again this year out of the gate.

Anyway, no major favorites yet, but those that stood out to me tonight, Amelia for sure. I loved Cole’s character, so funny and perfect for him. Eliana really shined again. Her lines with those dynamite legs are amazing. Those are my top three currently, but it always changes as the season progresses.

That is all for now folks .. See you next week!

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