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So You Think You Can Dance - Season 10

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by voripteth, Jun 12, 2013.

  1. Jun 17, 2013 #21 of 113
    jehma

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    :up:

    Yep. I was surprised how quickly he picked up all the choreography, though. I wonder if he's had any formal training.
     
  2. Jun 18, 2013 #22 of 113
    TonyTheTiger

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    Agreed. In fact, I think he looks BETTER in the other genres than Cyrus did! He's certainly an early favorite in my house!
     
  3. Jun 19, 2013 #23 of 113
    Kamakzie

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    Wasn't Hip hop girl on SYTYCD last season? She looks familiar..
     
  4. Jun 19, 2013 #24 of 113
    murgatroyd

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    If I'm not mistaken, she's the girl who made Shanks do a spit-take when Nigel asked her her style, and she replied "Krumping".

    Oh, yeah, it's her. Mariah Spears.



    Now, seeing Li'l C's face when he saw this solo for the first time? THAT would have been worth watching. :D

    I love it when Shankman turns to Mary and says "She's <bleep>ing krumping!"

    I have no idea why they didn't mention that during the audition / Vegas week shows. (I only peeked at tonight's opening, and haven't seen the whole show yet.)

    She may be one of the dancers that they were alluding to at the top of the show, saying that they were taking a risk with some of the dancers. Last year they were ragging on her for not having enough vocabulary, and it was easy to see why they would throw her back into the pool so she could grow up some more.
     
  5. Jun 19, 2013 #25 of 113
    Kamakzie

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    When was she eliminated last season?
     
  6. Jun 19, 2013 #26 of 113
    jehma

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    My daughter was SO thrilled that we're starting with 3 tappers!
     
  7. Jun 19, 2013 #27 of 113
    mooseAndSquirrel

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    Not me! I find tap fun and interesting for about 15 seconds, then it's just irritating. And in past seasons I don't think the tappers got very far.
     
  8. Jun 19, 2013 #28 of 113
    jehma

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    She's been tapping for 9 years, so her perspective is a little different. :)
     
  9. Jun 20, 2013 #29 of 113
    Cearbhaill

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    Kind of the way I feel about the flailing angst ridden contemporary dancers.
     
  10. Jun 20, 2013 #30 of 113
    jehma

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    That made me laugh.
     
  11. Jun 20, 2013 #31 of 113
    tlrowley

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    I would be one of the last people to say that I enjoy most animators - but I was totally blown away by the animators this week. That routine was my favorite of the week.
     
  12. Jun 20, 2013 #32 of 113
    jehma

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    By Christopher Scott :up:
     
  13. Jun 20, 2013 #33 of 113
    murgatroyd

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    Finally got a chance to watch the rest of the show.

    I think it was in the middle of Vegas week somewhere. One of those really quick "and so and so didn't make it" mentions in passing that Cat does as a voice-over, so if you aren't paying 100% attention, you have to back up and play it again.

    Not everyone can dance like the Nicholas Brothers. ;)

    Contemporary is one of those things where it all has to come together -- the music, the choreography, the choreographer, the dancers -- or else. It's brilliant, or it falls flat like a bad souffle.

    That routine was SICK.

    But OMG, the group number! That was insane.

    Sometimes I wish there was a way to turn the tables and vote the choreographers off the show instead of the dancers. Get all the All-Stars together so you'll have dancers experienced enough to handle it, and let the choreographers battle.

    For this week, for instance, the top 10 girls number. Ray Leeper, go home. Okay, the girls tried to sell it, and I guess htey danced it well -- but WTF was that?

    The "you got screwed by the camerawork, so we couldn't see half your choreography" award this week goes to Louis van Amstel. Okay -- the director waits until one of the hardest highlight moves in the routine -- the samba rolls -- to pull back and show a wide shot of the stage so we can hardly see the dancers?

    But of course the special effects crew saved the worst for last. Sure, let's just bombard the stage with smoke and lights and crap during the top 20 group number -- nobody wants to see any details during that, right? Morons.
     
  14. Jun 20, 2013 #34 of 113
    Cainebj

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    My favorite 2 of the night were Mia's trio
    (ya know where they were all angstly flailing about :D)

    and the Top 10 men together
    - THAT was amazing
    the sand was spectacular
    but I just kept thinking they must be getting that in their eyes...
     
  15. Jun 20, 2013 #35 of 113
    jehma

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    Also Christopher Scott. He's my current favorite choreographer. Jason anyone else watched the LXD?
     
  16. Jun 20, 2013 #36 of 113
    Cearbhaill

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    We watched it and loved every minute!
     
  17. Jun 21, 2013 #37 of 113
    jehma

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    (stupid auto correct the Jason =has)

    We never finished it because I watched it with my busy daughter and I'm not allowed to watch without her. :) I loved it and need to get back to it. If we don't finish this summer, I'm watching without her when she goes to college. :)
     
  18. Jun 22, 2013 #38 of 113
    That Don Guy

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    One day delay, I think. There's certainly no time to do any creative editing like there is with the auditions (Vegas Week was in mid-April). The problem with a live show at this point is, you run the risk of the shows running longer than two hours, and a number of Fox stations pride themselves on their 10 PM local news shows and don't like it when a "minor" show runs overtime.

    Note that Nigel is credited as the director on all of the shows through Vegas Week, but Nikki Parsons does the directing from the Top 20 Announcement show through the finale.

    It looks like another of the show's "secrets" got let out when they brought back one of the tappers as the first alternate - now everybody knows the "last two guys" and "last two girls" aren't really competing for the final spot.
    Speaking of secrets (and tappers), having three tappers and two animators could cause a problem down the line. One of the remaining secrets is, they take a sixth man and a sixth woman for the tour - they don't do solos, but do a duet (not necessarily with each other) and the group number; they are usually chosen to be a partner for a specialist who made the tour by being in the top 10. If one animator and the female tapper get in, but the other animator and the two male tappers don't, they'll almost certainly have to decide between an animator and a tapper for the sixth male spot.

    When they showed Chelsie Hightower teaching choreography during Vegas Week, Cat called her just Chelsie - I was under the impression that one of the conditions Dancing With the Stars had with her appearing on SYTYCD was that they had to call her "Chelsie Hightower" instead of just by her first name. Or is she no longer involved with DWTS?

    Something else I noticed: they haven't mentioned "one guy winner and one girl winner" this year, and, in fact, Cat used the term "America's Favorite Dancer" (as opposed to "Dancers"). They may have gone back to the single $250,000 winner this year.
    EDIT: On the 6/25 episode, Cat did say there will be two winners again this year. However, I don't think they have mentioned exactly what the prize is (presumably, $125,000 each).
     
  19. Jun 27, 2013 #39 of 113
    jradosh

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    Love the opening number to the 6/25 performance show :up:

    Hate the camera circling the dancers. Please make it stop :mad:
     
  20. Jun 27, 2013 #40 of 113
    TonyTheTiger

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    Yeah, that opening number was stunning.

    ...and Fik-Shun - Wow!!!!
     

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