SYTYCD aka The Best Reality Show EVER

If you aren’t watching So You Think You Can Dance, you totally should be.  It is absolutely the best show on tv right now.  Next week will be the finale, so I’ll get you caught up…

Each season starts with auditions – much like American Idol.  People audition, performing solos in whatever style they choose from hiphop to ballet to tap.  Eventually if they’re deemed good enough by the judges, they’re given a ticket to Las Vegas.  During Vegas week these top performers are given difficult choreography in several different styles, and judges weed out contestants along the way.  Finally it’s narrowed down to 20 dancers – 10 guys, 10 girls – and we have (in my opinion) the real start to the show.  Each week after that a guy & girl are partnered & learn a dance in a random style.  Viewers get to vote for their favorite couples, and the next night the bottom 6 dancers (3 couples) dance solos to save their life.  At this point the judges have the power to send one guy and one girl home.  When there are 10 dancers left, the power to vote off individual dancers is given to America.  Right now there are 6 remaining dancers, with 2 to go home tonight:

Ade - contemporary

Ade - contemporary

Brandon - contemporary

Brandon - contemporary

Evan - broadway

Evan - broadway

Jeanine - contemporary

Jeanine - contemporary

Kayla - contemporary/jazz

Kayla - contemporary/jazz

Melissa - ballet

Melissa - ballet

My absolute favorites this season are/were Brandon and Janette, who unfortunately got voted off last week even though she was amazing!  So now my female loyalty has switched to Kayla, with a little love left over for Jeanine.

The two I wish had gone home WEEKS ago?  Melissa and Evan.  (Everyone who disagrees, bring it on.)

And now to get you psyched, here are some of the best dances from this season.  What are you in the mood for?

Love?  (Jeanine and Jason, also voted off last week)

Drama?  (Kayla and Kupono, voted off 2 weeks ago) (You may have to turn up the volume to hear the music.)

Zombies? (uh-huh!)  (Kayla and Jason)

Fun? (featuring my two faves, Brandon and Janette! and a song I’m in love with right now)

OK, now you’re ready to watch tonight & next week.  And if you start to get into it, you’re in luck…there’s a new season starting this fall!!!  YAY!

If you’re already watching, who do YOU love?  Which dances from this season stand out to you?

– Jill

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5 Responses to “SYTYCD aka The Best Reality Show EVER”


  1. 1 kay July 30, 2009 at 4:10 am

    My favorites are/were exactly the same as yours, and haven’t changed after last night’s show. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that Melissa and Evan go tonight, but I’m scared for Kayla and Ade :(

  2. 2 ngtjill July 30, 2009 at 11:42 am

    I’m scared for them too. Especially Kayla. I think she’s the best female dancer technically but her personality doesn’t seem to shine as much as the others so she may not get the votes. We’ll find out tonight!

  3. 3 Abby July 30, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    DUDE MELISSA IS MY GIRL. I love that she’s the oldest! And that she’s a classical ballerina and has never done any of the other stuff and yet can hold her own! And she’s so cuuute!

    Although I agree that Evan should have gone home weeks ago. He has such a fan base, though, that’s what has saved him. I think Brandon has a big fan base, too.

    I’m interested to know if Evan’s brother will be on the fall season. I know he auditioned and got to Vegas. I wonder if the results of the finale will have an impact on whether Ryan gets picked… Hmmm.

  4. 4 ngtjill July 31, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    Ooh good point about Evan’s brother! The judges may not pick him for the top 20 because of a “been there, done that” kind of thing.

    I think it’s cool that because of Melissa they have had a ton of ballet dancers try out for the fall season. Hopefully at least one will make it to the top 20 because I definitely think that style should be represented. I also love how they make such a big thing out of Melissa being old and she’s 29!! It’s so weird how old “old” is in dance.

  5. 5 mukamwiza jeannine May 6, 2010 at 4:46 am

    ooooh ilove jeanine because


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