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
Brandon - contemporary
Evan - broadway
Jeanine - contemporary
Kayla - contemporary/jazz
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?