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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. Jul 24, 2013 #81 of 113
    That Don Guy

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    I timed the solos from when the music starts to when it ends; one was 38 seconds, and a couple of others were 40-41. Also, most of the solos seem to have music that just happens to hit an ending point when the time runs out, rather than having an abrupt stop (say, in the middle of a line).

    That's my point - whoever puts the countdown clock on the screen almost certainly is told by somebody in advance exactly how long the solo is supposed to last.
     
  2. Jul 24, 2013 #82 of 113
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    Pure speculation but they may be given a range of beats (40-45 as an example) as opposed to seconds to complete their routine. I think in the music world, things are based in beats, counts and measures rather than seconds.
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  3. Aug 7, 2013 #83 of 113
    jehma

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    Alex Freaking Wong!!!
     
  4. Aug 7, 2013 #84 of 113
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    Some Emmy news concerning the show: reportedly, Emmy host Neil Patrick Harris wants all of the Emmy-nominated choreographers to come up with a dance routine for him (and others) to do at the Emmys, and because of this, the Choreography Emmy (or Emmys, since it's one of those "more than one nominee can win without it having to be a tie" categories) will be presented on the main telecast. However, to make room for this category, the Reality Show Host category, where Cat Deeley is nominated, has been demoted to the Creative Arts telecast (which will be on FXX this year, in its usual "heavily edited, the night before the main Emmys" broadcast).

    Also, I have a feeling Nigel has a little more say in who gets the two "swing" (they appear in group and duet numbers but not solos) spots on the tour, although I am still under the impression that they would prefer choosing someone who has a specialty style they need to fill a duet.
     
  5. Aug 15, 2013 #85 of 113
    voripteth

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    The top 10 are pretty amazing. Nearly every dance with an allstar got a standing ovation. Has anyone compared the dancing level of the current season to the dances from season 1? I'd be curious to see how much things have changed.
     
  6. Aug 15, 2013 #86 of 113
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    I haven't been commenting on this season, but it's been one of my favorites. I agree that all of the dancers are great, and I've enjoyed a lot of the choreography. Great opening number with the rocking chairs. I love the fortune teller last week. Katherine's dancing this week was amazing, like she was liquid.
     
  7. Aug 15, 2013 #87 of 113
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    I'd been pondering getting tickets to the tour, although I have to admit I don't know if I'd be interested or not, since this was the first year they've actually come near me. Tickets went on presale today, but ended up deciding not to because I just found the pricing to be way too high. Their pricing is putting it right at the level of the Broadway musicals that come through, and for me, that's just putting too high a price on it. Zone 2 pricing is more reasonable, but it's far enough away that it's still not worth it for me. It was a borderline call for me on whether to go anyways, but that pretty much sealed it.

    That said, the pricing apparently isn't driving everyone away though. I was pretty surprised that even though it isn't even officially on sale to the public yet, it had still sold a lot of tickets. Most of the zone 1 stuff was sold out (and I have to admit, that was part of my annoyance, because I was looking at paying the same price for row T that people paid for much more reasonable seating. Where it's being held, my preference would be somewhere in the F through I rows or so).
     
  8. Sep 11, 2013 #88 of 113
    voripteth

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    What an amazing season! I was hoping that Amy and Fikshun would win it. It isn't surprising at all that Amy got the more votes than anyone else.

    It's great to hear that season 11 has been approved as well!
     
  9. Sep 11, 2013 #89 of 113
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    Voripeth, do you live in the Eastern or Central time zones? If you do, did they break in the middle of the show for Obama's speech, and if so, how did they handle it?

    Out west, it aired as a solid 2-hour block with no overrun, and I didn't notice any particular spot at the one-hour mark where they would have "paused" for the speech. (Presumably, since they were recording the show anyway, for broadcast out west, they would have just cut into the live show at some point, and then started playing the recording from the point of interruption.)

    Also, I wasn't surprised that it was picked up for another season; what does Fox have to air in its place? You would think that it would be one of Fox's cheaper shows to produce, except possibly for the music rights.
     
  10. Sep 11, 2013 #90 of 113
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    They stopped at 9 Eastern for the speech. I was so happy Amy won. I think she's one of the best dancers they've had. I prefer Aaron to FikShun. I think Paul is probably a better dancer than either of them.
     
  11. Sep 11, 2013 #91 of 113
    Zephyr

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    I totally agree!
     
  12. Sep 11, 2013 #92 of 113
    Tracy

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    I am in the Central time zone so the stop was at 8. It was abrupt. Right at the end of the routine with the two bikes, there was a sudden cut to Nigel (pre-taped) saying that the rest of the show would air at the conclusion of the speech. After the speech, we were back at the end of the bike routine.
     
  13. Sep 11, 2013 #93 of 113
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    Yeah if happened kindof haphazardly.
    It made me question how LIVE the finale was.

    Sonia whatsherface was bizarrely absent last night.

    the duet between Mary and Nigel was very odd.
     
  14. Sep 11, 2013 #94 of 113
    Kamakzie

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    Fox knew the speech was coming so they could've had Nigel tape that during a commercial break and insert it on the fly.
     
  15. Sep 11, 2013 #95 of 113
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    I agree about Paul being better than either Aaron or FikShun. I don't even think FikShun deserved to be in the top two or three, but I guess his enthusiasm/charisma won out over the superior technical skills of the other male dancers.

     
  16. Sep 12, 2013 #96 of 113
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    On the Pacific broadcast, right at the end of the routine, you can hear a definite change in the applause, so I wouldn't be surprised if they did cut right at that point, then make them get back on stage right after the speech, then just do a little creative editing for the taped broadcast.
     
  17. Sep 12, 2013 #97 of 113
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    I don't think they stopped at all. The break was abrupt and the resumption was in the middle of a sentence that Cat was speaking. That was odd. They knew far enough in advance to stop cleanly at a commercial break but they stopped in mid sentence.
     
  18. Sep 12, 2013 #98 of 113
    jehma

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    It annoyed me when they kept comparing him to Twitch. He is no Twitch!

    Was one of the top 20 guys missing in the top 20 intro? I thought one of the girls came out alone?
     
  19. Sep 12, 2013 #99 of 113
    murgatroyd

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    One of the girls (Malice?) did come out alone, and I thought, "hey, who is injured / missing" -- but then fikshun came out alone at the end. It was odd.

    Edited to add: don't want to be a Debbie Downer, but I'm sad that a show I used to look forward to and enjoy has come to be one that makes me glad when it's over. I don't understand how the dancers are getting better and better and yet the show is not as satisfactory to me as it was in the earlier seasons. I still love the audition rounds and Vegas week, but once the main show starts, it just goes flat like soda with no fizz. I know that we aren't going to get hummingbird-and-flower routines every season, but that perfect marriage of dancer plus choreographer plus music doesn't even seem possible these days.

    I wish I could watch the show and not have it be like a ghost town, haunted by seasons past.

    There was the one Broadway routine with two guys which made me long for Evan and Ryan Kasprzak. They would have killed that.

    And it doesn't help to have Tyce turning out warmed-over Wade Robson routines. Triplets of Belleville with tramps? We've seen it, Nigel. Move on already.

    What will I remember from season 10? Seeing Mark Kanemura and Travis and Twitch dancing again, and enjoying their choreography. And Alex Wong killing the Bollywood number. That was fun.

    Of the dancers this season, and their "journey", etc. ad nauseam, I'd have to pick Aaron as my favorite. He was the person that surprised and delighted me every week, although there wasn't any one routine that stuck with me and made me say "I need to run that back and watch it again".

    Re: the best dancer: We have this discussion this every season, yeah? Because the competition is not about who is the best dancer. It's America's favorite. And it really doesn't matter in the long run, or shouldn't. The best of them get exposure and if they have the chops, they'll get work. Didn't they say a couple of episodes ago that the dancer who was injured, whom Aaron replaced, got hired for a movie, so it all worked out for him, too?

    I agree that Paul was a very fine dancer. Every season I have a handful of dancers I'm rooting for to stick around and not be eliminated, and Paul was on my callback list for sure. Maybe part of the reason that I am no longer in love with the show is that the choreographers don't give those dancers enough opportunity to show their stuff.

    As much fun as it is to see the All-Stars again, I wonder if the 'bring the All-Stars back' gimmick is what killed the show for me. Before there were All-Stars the focus was on the current season's dancers, and their partnerships.
     
  20. jehma

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    I loved that Nappytabs opener to "Putting on the Ritz". Any routine with/by Christopher Scott is always great. Of the all-stars, of course Alex Wong was fantastic - he always is, but Robert Roldan was a standout as well.

    I think I'm getting tired of the formulaic "untrained dancer does good" story.
     

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