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Old 06-20-2013, 09:10 AM   #31
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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.
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Old 06-20-2013, 10:32 AM   #32
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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.
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Old 06-20-2013, 12:24 PM   #33
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Finally got a chance to watch the rest of the show.

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When was she eliminated last season?
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.

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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.
Not everyone can dance like the Nicholas Brothers.

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Kind of the way I feel about the flailing angst ridden contemporary dancers.
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.

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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.
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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.
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Old 06-20-2013, 06:16 PM   #34
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My favorite 2 of the night were Mia's trio
(ya know where they were all angstly flailing about )

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...
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Old 06-20-2013, 07:13 PM   #35
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My favorite 2 of the night were Mia's trio
(ya know where they were all angstly flailing about )

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...
Also Christopher Scott. He's my current favorite choreographer. Jason anyone else watched the LXD?
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Old 06-20-2013, 07:33 PM   #36
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Also Christopher Scott. He's my current favorite choreographer. Jason anyone else watched the LXD?
We watched it and loved every minute!
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Old 06-21-2013, 06:51 AM   #37
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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. :-)
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Old 06-22-2013, 04:01 PM   #38
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Oh, and they may be able to game the auditions and Vegas, but the audience voting shows are live, no?
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).

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Old 06-27-2013, 04:47 AM   #39
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Love the opening number to the 6/25 performance show

Hate the camera circling the dancers. Please make it stop
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Old 06-27-2013, 07:10 AM   #40
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Yeah, that opening number was stunning.

...and Fik-Shun - Wow!!!!
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Old 06-27-2013, 10:30 AM   #41
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Ditto the opening- that was the best opening number I can recall, at least post Robson. My memory fades as to what was opening in past seasons and what was not- either way this one was excellent.
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Old 06-27-2013, 01:19 PM   #42
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The tappers pretty much just make me miss Gregory Hines.
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Old 06-27-2013, 02:11 PM   #43
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Who choreographed the opener? I haven't had a chance to watch the episode yet.
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Old 06-27-2013, 02:23 PM   #44
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Who choreographed the opener? I haven't had a chance to watch the episode yet.
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Old 06-27-2013, 06:49 PM   #45
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Haven't watched the whole episode yet, but the opening number was a lot of fun.
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Old 06-27-2013, 07:04 PM   #46
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ditto ditto ditto on the opening number

i thought the other surprise was BluePrint on his african dance

as for the girls? thank god a couple of them are blonde otherwise i wouldn't be able to tell any of them apart
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Old 06-28-2013, 10:18 AM   #47
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The opening number was fantastic!

I didn't like the Christopher Scott choreography with the light. I think this is the first time he's disappointed me as a choreographer or performer.

I did love the Amy & FikShun number.
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Old 06-28-2013, 03:59 PM   #48
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How does this work? Is there a results show, or did I miss it?
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Old 06-28-2013, 04:17 PM   #49
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How does this work? Is there a results show, or did I miss it?
The first part of next week's show will be results from this week.
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The first part of next week's show will be results from this week.
well that can't be
- the results would have to come at the end of the show wouldn't they
- how else would they rehearse for the actual show?
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well that can't be
- the results would have to come at the end of the show wouldn't they
- how else would they rehearse for the actual show?
They ALL rehearse, and yes, this is how it's done now - no drawn-out hour-long results show. It worked well last year.
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Old 06-28-2013, 08:26 PM   #52
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The combined results show is fantastic. One of the things that sets SYTYCD apart IMO.
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Old 06-28-2013, 09:14 PM   #53
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The combined results show is fantastic. One of the things that sets SYTYCD apart IMO.
Agreed, I'm glad they made the change a couple seasons ago. Saves us from an hour of filler the next night.
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They ALL rehearse, and yes, this is how it's done now - no drawn-out hour-long results show. It worked well last year.
i know there is no results show i just don't remember being told who was in the bottom at the beginning of the next week's show
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Old 06-29-2013, 02:44 AM   #55
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Were the blindfolded couple truly sightless? During practice, the blindfolds looked sheer... Seemed like an impossible dance with truly no sight...
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Were the blindfolded couple truly sightless? During practice, the blindfolds looked sheer... Seemed like an impossible dance with truly no sight...
It's possible that they were "sightless", but doubtful - among other things, it would be extremely unsafe for people who weren't taught how to dance blind.

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well that can't be
- the results would have to come at the end of the show wouldn't they
- how else would they rehearse for the actual show?
After all of the couples dance, they announce which three men and which three women were in the bottom of the voting. Nigel can then ask any of them to do a 30-second solo (I doubt there will be any solos in the next episode, as there is barely enough time for the 10 duets); the judges then announce who gets eliminated.

One reason the eliminations are done at the end is, the judges are supposed to take that night's duets (as well as any solo) into account when determining the eliminations.
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Yes, the key thing about this part of the competition is that the judges are deciding who goes and who stays, it's not a public vote (yet). This means the decision can be made during the show, essentially live.
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Old 07-02-2013, 06:39 AM   #58
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OK, was my TV station the only one to stick a car commercial 20 seconds into Amy and FikShun's dance?
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Okay wouldn't it make sense for all the couples to dance first and then do the results at the end and just omit the eliminated couple from the voting? Can't say I like the elimination first and then have two dancers possibly "mailing it in"..
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Okay wouldn't it make sense for all the couples to dance first and then do the results at the end and just omit the eliminated couple from the voting? Can't say I like the elimination first and then have two dancers possibly "mailing it in"..
For those of you who missed the episode, the eliminations have changed: they now announce the bottom three men and women at the start of the show, then the judges save one of each (there will be two saves each week, as opposed to Idol's "the save can be used only once in the entire season"), then the remaining four each do a 45-second "dance for your life" solo before one man and one woman are eliminated. However, the eliminated dancers still perform their scheduled duets (presumably even if both eliminated dancers are from the same couple).

If I had to guess, I would say that the reason they do it this way is so they have a better idea of how much time remains in the show for the duets; they're not stuck with making some dancers do solos just to pad the time. It could also be that fans of the show wanted to see all of the dancers "dance for their lives", which is easier to control earlier than later.

However, I don't think the eliminated dancers are "phoning it in" (although I didn't like how Nigel asked them (before the eliminations were announced) if any of them had a problem with dancing after being eliminated). In addition to having another dance to impress any choreographers (for future work) who might be watching, there's also the two "unannounced tour slots", and almost certainly they'll take into account who took being dancing after being eliminated seriously, although it probably won't weigh as heavily as "does this dancer specialize in something where we don't have anybody else of his sex but we do have somebody of the opposite sex who could be paired up in a duet?".
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