Thursday, May 29, 2008

SYTYCD News Roundup

Nate Levy's recaps get better and better. For instance:

John and Arielle- He’s a prop here clearly, but he exhibits her beautifully, being there for all the lifts she needs. She’s pretty fantastic though. The judges kind of just acknowledge that John was there to be strong and lift her. They send John to choreography and Arielle gets a ticket straight through to Vegas.

Ever wondered about those tickets to Vegas Nigel hands out? According to this blogger, they're on SYTYCD Airlines.

Claire Zulkey at the LA Times entertainment blog examines why we see fewer bad auditions on SYTYCD than we do on Idol:
It seems like there are a great deal fewer contestants who try out for "SYTYCD" than for "American Idol" and even a smaller percentage of joke contestants, so why the bluntness and exasperation? Perhaps it's not just because the judges don't feel like watching inferior dancing, but also it's out of respect for the other, serious dancers, dancers who try out not just because it "might be fun." Even the best singers on "Idol" don't strain themselves the way the majority of the contestants do on "SYTYCD," so the Sexes of the world truly do waste the time of those dancers such Gev Manoukian, the ice-skating hip-hop dancer who tried out two seasons ago and came back for a second shot. The judges even gave Paige Jones, the eerie "Stepford dancer" beauty contestant, a hard time for not putting her heart out on the stage, and she actually did have some talent and clearly took competition seriously. It's for seriously serious performers like Joshua Allen, the hip-hop dancer who clearly has a few other genres inside him who made it through after auditions (like Jones).

In it's recap, Reality Wanted mentions Robert Muraine's recent appearance on Ellen. It amazes me that there must be at least 60 Youtube postings of his So You Think You Can Dance audition, and not a single posting of the Ellen show. At least, not that I can find.

As if Jack Chambers wasn't likable enough, he's sharing his 200,000 Australian dollar winnings with Rhys, Kate, and Demi.

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