Thursday, July 31, 2008

BSYTYCD Going On Hiatus

Sorry for the bad timing. I tried to make it to the end of the season, but just have too much going on. Thanks to everyone for your support over the last 2 seasons.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Top 6 Performance Open Thread

There are places where campaigning and billboarding (typing in caps) is appropriate. This isn't one of them. Let's please try to focus more on the dance and the talent, and less on the competition. Thanks!

Monday, July 28, 2008

So You Think You Can Dance Top 6 Spoiler Open Thread

News Update

LA Times Show Tracker covered the conference calls with Comfort Fedoke and Will Wingfield.

The Sydney Morning Herald adds some depth to our understanding of Nigel Lythgoe:

"Since I've been [in America] I've had a heart attack, I've lost the back of my heart, I've had peritonitis, I've lost 15 feet [4.6metres] of my intestine, my marriage has broken up and I've lost my wife," he says. "And the gag now is, I miss my intestine." (Jokes aside, he says he is on good terms with estranged wife Bonnie and thinks she did an excellent job as a judge on the Australian version of So You Think You Can Dance.)


Scott Patrick Wagner wonders about the door slam sounds in Katee & Twitch's contemporary routine:
I had only heard the song used, “Mercy” by Duffy, in passing, and wasn’t familiar with the strong “slamming” percussive that ended those phrases. But I imagined that Mia let her imagination run wild with them, and they were perhaps the inspiration for the number. (Most of my own choreography has been to prerecorded pop music, and the arrangement can become a jumping-off point, if not a roadmap.)

I’ve had a chance to listen to the whole tune, and –somebody please correct me immediately if I’m wrong — but those door-slam percussives aren’t actually IN the song, at least not as it was recorded and released by the artist. To me, that just opens up a big ol’ can of worms. It has gone from feeling like inventiveness and resourcefulness to being, frankly, a cheat.


He also wonders if Debbie Allen is coming back and if she's pissed...

JoannaOC analyzes the differences between Argentine Tango and Ballroom Tango.

Here's another reason Cat Deeley should have been nominated for a Best Reality Host Emmy. The 5 nominees will be hosting the Emmy ceremony. Pop up alert.

Sabra Johnson and Kameron Bink will be teaching in South Africa in late September/early October.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Jaymz In "Trash Me" Video

Season 2 finalist Jaymz Tuaileva in Jessie Malakouti's video for her new single Trash Me.

Uploaded by jessiemalakouti

Questions from Australia

So You Think You Can Dance season 4 has just begun airing in Australia. We've received a couple of questions regarding the auditions that we don't know, so we'll crowd-source them.

Can someone tell me if there is a Face Book group for Brandon Bryant - he was just on in Australia and I found out by accident that he didn't get kept in the show, now that is depressing. WOW Wow WOw

We've received 2 questions about the music used for auditions on the Aussie airings. Here's one:
Hi there, came across you blog today and was wondering if you can help me with a music query?

During the auditions, Courtney Galiano during her audition, performed to a song, that in America was the music by an artist called Anouk. However in Australia, when that audition was performed, it appears to be a different artist, and I can't find who that artist is. It appears that the music has been changed for Australian audiences for some reason.

I noted all the words to the song and they go like this...

...yesterday I knew wonder, felt the lightning hurt then knew and I knew that it was going down so I gathered all our belongings, took the lying ...

and thats all that was played. It appeard to be a solo female piano player, playing to a hauntingly beautiful piece which I am now trying to track and am hoping you can help.

Here's one for a different audition:
I have a question I am desperate to find the answer to. I have searched and tried everywhere. I'm hoping you might know..
What was the song that Devin Oshiro danced to in her audition?
They aired two different songs from the US to the Australian one(don't know why). I'm not sure which is the original song she danced to but I know one song was Missy Higgins and that's not the one I'm after. The other song was a guy singing and the lyrics are something like "Wherever you are is where i'll be...wherever you are is where i'll go..". Not all that helpful I know. But if you do know that would be amazing. Thank you!!

I gave up Facebook a while back because of the "applications", so I can't search for Brandon Bryant, and we can't find anything about the different songs used. Can anyone out there provide an answer?