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So You Think You Can Dance "Top 10" 8/22/2012 *spoilers*

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by murgatroyd, Aug 22, 2012.

  1. jehma

    jehma Active Member

    Jan 22, 2003
    Yeah, I'm more on your side.

    Brandon annoys me terribly.
  2. murgatroyd

    murgatroyd Don't stop believin'

    Jan 5, 2002
    Berkeley CA
    Brandon and Janette did the disco number in their season, which I liked, so now putting Brandon with another girl to do another disco number from the same choreographer is just setting the number up for failure. In the first case, the two dancers had a partnership that had developed; in the second, the pairing is brand new.

    The choreographer is under pressure to make the number bigger and better than the last one, which in the case of disco means more lifts and showier lifts, with a pair of dancers who have just gotten to know each other.

    The dancers may be really good, and be able to make safe transitions, but since they just got to know each other, they won't have the time to get to the point where things look effortless, which is the state you need to make people say WOW.

    How many of the numbers since the introduction of the All-Stars have been truly satisfying and memorable in their own right, and not just "boy it was good to see [All-Star] dancing again?" numbers?

    The one that sticks out to me was the hip-hop number with tWitch and Alex Wong. Apart from that, I can't think of any.

    It's just a recipe for an unsatisfactory number.
  3. timckelley

    timckelley esteemed member

    Oct 15, 2002
    Austin, TX
    I've got a handful of SYTYCD numbers saved in my youtube favorites (about 6 of them), and one of them is the disco number between Brandon and Janelle... Another one is the cha cha, again between Brandon and Janelle. So yes, I do think favorably about Brandon, though I thought Janelle was just as good as he was, should not have been eliminated when she was.

    Several seasons ago, there were a couple of numbers Lacy did that's also in my collection... also the hip hop between Alex Wong and Twitch (this maybe wins as my absolute favorite of the whole collection), plus I actually have the disco number between Mollee and Nathan from several seasons ago saved.
  4. murgatroyd

    murgatroyd Don't stop believin'

    Jan 5, 2002
    Berkeley CA
    Yeah, yeah, So You Think is a popularity contest, and it's not about the best dancers.

    But there are a number of people who went home too soon, and I'd love to be able to send it a vote for who should come back. Janette is #1 on my list. At one point in her season, she was my pick to win the entire thing.
  5. Cainebj

    Cainebj Well-Known Member

    Nov 10, 2006
    New York
    the problem with this season...

    which one was Janette?
  6. That Don Guy

    That Don Guy Now with more GB

    Mar 13, 2003
    Benicia, CA
    I just watched it again, and, if you don't count tWitch, the only other all-star whose last name I heard was Nick Lazzarini.

    Here's the list of all-stars:
    Brandon Bryant (Season 5)
    Nick Lazzarini (1)
    Anya Garnis (3)
    Jakob Karr (6)
    Kathryn McCormick (6)
    Jaimie Goodwin (3)
    Lauren Gottlieb (3)
    Allison Holker (2)
    Alex Wong (7)
    tWitch (4)

    You would think that if anybody's last name would have been mentioned, it would have been Lauren's, so people wouldn't confuse her with Season 7 winner Lauren Froderman.

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