Monday, September 6, 2010

SYTYCD Canada Top 18 Perform

The judges main message to viewers was to VOTE!!!! So I encourage everyone tonight to please do just that... VOTE VOTE VOTE!!!

This was challenging because some of the routines were good but came from dancers who have been repeatedly in the bottom 3... so, with all things considered here are my thoughts...

More... Last Week's Power Rankings were accurate so we will see how I do this week. Here is my post as seen onPURE SYTYCD....

Please feel free to comment if you agree, disagree or have anything to add or say. I am not even 100% sure I agree with my ranking, it was really hard tonight.

********** TOP 3 **********

1. Danielle & Sebastian – contemporary – Sabrina Matthews
Gunnin’ – Hedley

Emotional Concept of struggling with eating disorders. Beautiful and powerful movements. Very strong total goose bumps awesome routine. My fave of the night.

2. Charlene & Jeff - Hustle – Maria Torres
That’s Where the Happy People Go – The Trammps

Some amazing twists, flips and lifts I actually got goose bumps with the one major trick. I really enjoyed the routine. It was challenging and they pulled it off wonderfully.

3. Janick & Shavar – Hip Hip – Luther Brown
Lil Freak – Usher ft Nicki Minaj

Much harder hitting than last week. Smooth groove. She impressed me and he was predictably good in his genre. I kept moving this up and down but decided on third place. It was awesome.

********** MIDDLE **********

4. Natalie & Mackenzie – Cha Cha – Gustavo Vargas
I like it – Enrique Inglasis ft pitbull

It felt a bit slow for me but other than that it was really fun and sexy. The judges loved it but they seem to almost love everything don’t they? So much for critiques.

5. Kirsten & Jera – 90s Hip-Hop – ShoTyme
Now that we found the love – Heavy D & The Boyz ft Aaron Hall

Old School Love. Lot’s of old bounce moves that brought me back. A bit off at times but totally fun and gave me a good laugh remembering when people really danced this way.

6. Amanda & Denys - Quick Step – Tony & Melanie
Feelin’ Good – Colin James

Fast and fun. Nice flips and spins. Some rocking out that made it more enjoyable to watch than most quick steps.

********** BOTTOM 3 **********

7. Claudia & Edgar – Jazz – Sean Cheesman
Imposible – Shontelle

Slow start. Amazing lift spin, great chemistry for one week together. Goosebumps at times which usually means top 3 but I just don’t think it will happen based on their history so far. I hope they stay out of the bottom three this week, this routine was amazing! I am putting them 7th but I feel like they should be about 4th based JUST on tonight.

8. Kloe & Jonathan – West Coast Swing – Benji Schwimmer
Clocks - Vitamin String Quartet

This was a really challenging routine that didn’t feel west coast swing. Benji is amazing and the two danced really well. It was beautiful to watch. I just think it was a bit too much that didn’t fully come together.

9. Julia & Jesse – Contemporary – Stacey Tookey
Falling – Florence and the Machine

Beautiful piece by Stacey however Melissa was right it lacked connection at times and a few lifts seemed flawed. That being said I enjoyed the routine but it was tough to pick a bottom 3 and this is just how they measured up for me overall. I don’t think I’ve ever put a Tookey routine in bottom three… eek!

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