Monday, June 20, 2011

SYTYCD Canada Season 4 Premiere Details - Toronto Auditions

I originally posted this

For those of you who are not able to watch SYTYCD Canada, I will try to bring you updates each week.

First of all the basics:

Our judges are Jean-Marc Genereux, Tre Armstrong and Luther Brown.
We often have guest judges. Tonight it was Mary Murphy and Rex Harrington.

The procedure during auditions are the same, they dance then get a ticket to the finals or go to choreo or get sent home.

Our host is Leah Miller. She is not nearly as amazing as Cat Deely and to be honest, gets on my nerves almost as much as Jean-Marc.

Choreo is run by Blake McGrath, called “Blake Boot Camp”

Any questions?

Tonight were the Toronto Auditions

I have listed the dancer, the music if I could figure it out and then any details I could. Feel free to comment if I missed anything important or let me know what you think.

More... Tonight was the premiere of So You Think You Can Dance Canada Season 4 on CTV.

Daniel Keith Morrison
Hip hopping in his thatched hat appeared to be a joke but busted out some serious (and goofy) moves.
Sent to finals.

Jordan Clarke
“Firework” – Katy Perry (montage)
“Fall at Your Feet” – James Blunt (audition)
Sent to finals.

Cassandra Flammini
“Fever” – Peggy Lee
Jazz Dance
Tre said she had“delicious toes” while others called her “Cassexy”
Sent for choreo – made it through

Joey Arrigo – 18
“A Drop in the Ocean” – Ron Pope
Stunning contemporary
Sent to Finals

Rodrigo Basurto
“Pressure” – Belly
Sent to Finals

Sarah Vance
“Bleeding Love” – (acoustic)
Sent to Choreo – made it through

Marivic De Vera
Tahitian Dancer
Sent Home

Adam Lopapa - 18
“Feeling Good” – Michael Buble
Sent to finals

Jennifer Abbey
“Perfect” – Pink (montage)
“Only Girl” – Rihanna (audition)
Very heartbreaking story, quite emotional

“Can’t Touch This” – MC Hammer – warm up routine / mid-day montage

Lisa Frias
“The Way I Am” – Ingrid Michaelson
Sent to Choreo – made it through

Jordan Davis
Very fun hip hop
Sent to finals

Jena Singh – 19
Salsa dancer
She had been a partner for someone auditioning during season 2 but was too young until now to audition herself. Her shoe came undone during her routine but she still rocked it.
Sent to choreo – made it through

Melissa Mitro
“S&M” – Rihanna – (montage)
“Say You Don’t Want It” – One Night Only (audition)
She is so muscular and athletic, she joked about her “guns”

She actually made it to the finals in season 1 but did not show up, because she was committed to competition dance with a team and did not want to let them down.
Sent to finals – hope she makes it this time, I like her!

Jean-Marc returned, he had been at a ballroom competition. I honestly, prefer when he is NOT there, his voice and the way he hits on all the hot ladies gets on my nerves.

Yara Casconcelos
Sent to finals

Shandal Lee Williams
Crump – Hard-hitting, spasms and throwing himself on the floor doing Contortions. The judges were more fearful he was going to hurt himself than anything. Was told to calm his aggression.
Sent to Choreo – did not complete choreo

Matthew Cuff
“Sexy Chick” – David Guetta
Voguer – He auditions every year, but his ‘flamboyant’ style is not well recieved typically. Tonight he had fun and had improved a lot.
Sent to Choreo – made it through

Andrew Chung
“We No Speak Americano” – Yolando Be Cool
B-Boy who auditions every year. Decided to focus on locking this year to take it to the next level. He almost made Top 20 last year and I predict he will make it this year after judges compliments on how much cleaner and confident he is.
Sent to finals.

Katie Arnold
“Marry Me” – Train (montage)
“Bleeding Love” – Five Finger Death Punch (Acoustic)
Unsupportive father, emotional intro, but she is nervous and weak and stopped mid-dance
Sent Home

Suzana Garcia
“Errtime” – Nelly (montage)
“Commander” – Kelly Rowland (audition)
Lot’s of compliments on her looks, but that she was needing to bring more precision to her dancing, she was too wild.
Sent to choreo – made it through

Brenner Smith – 18
Everett Smith (tapper from Season 2) is his brother. I LOVED Everett! Brenner is Contemporary though. I really liked him.
Sent to finals

AJ Lopresti
“Shambala” – Three Dog Night
Tapper who auditioned as contemporary in the past and did not make it.
Sent to Finals

Kirstie Keenan – 19
“Best for Last” – Adele
Some mixed responses from the judges. I really think she is cute and quirky and fun.
Sent to choreo – did not make it through this year

Esie Mensah – 25
Martial Arts Black Belt in 3 Disciplines. She was unique and hard-hitting and I could just see Sean Cheesman having a hay-day with her.

Captain Canada
After another year of all No’s he announces he is “retiring” This guy has a hat and a Canada Flag Cape… all in fun.

Jordon Barley – 18
“Like a G6″ – Far East Movement
He was really awesome. He learned off the internet!!
Sent to finals

Vicky Luo – 23
Chinese Dancer, amazing, made it to finals season 2 and has studied other forms of dancing to prepare for this year.
Sent to Choreo – made it through

Aleksandra Jurevich
“Where I Stood” – Missy Higgins
A returning auditioner, she did very well.
Sent to finals.

“I Like to Dance” – Hot Chelle Rae (montage of dancers sent to finals)

Blake Boot Camp

“Mine” – Ace Hood (montage of dancers sent to choreo)

*New those who got sent to finals get to go to choreo to see what is to come in finals if they wish*

Montage of sweating dancers making mistakes, saying it is hard and hurts, while Blake says it is not good enough.

“DJ Got Us Falling in Love” – Usher (Blake’s Routine for dancers)

I included choreo results above next to each dancer sent to choreo.

And that was SYTYCD Season 4 Premiere.

What did you think?

Next Episode:
Vancouver, Edmonton, Saint John Auditions next Monday, June 27, 2011.

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