Monday, August 15, 2011

SYTYCD Canada Top 12 Performance Show

Tonight's Top 12 was amazing! I was a bit disappointed last week, but this week did not let me down!

Judges: Jean-Marc, Tre, Blake, Luther, Mary

Here is a summary of the evening's routines along with Power Rankings as I posted on


Christian & Lindsey
Salsa - Claudia Primeau & Francis LeFreniere
"Aquanile" - Hector Lavoe

The idea of this routine was that Lindsey was an exotic bird. They had awesome outfits and a cage. I love both dancers, but I think because this dance was first, a little different and not overly memorable, it may put them in risk this week.

Adam & Melissa
Contemporary - Sabrina Matthews
"Set Fire to the Rain' - Adele

The theme to this was a couple who ruin each other being together. It was supposed to be a controlled chaos with wild movements and I think they did absolutely wqonderfully. I had goosebumps the entire routine and could NOT take my eyes off Melissa. Her legs were so strong, her movements so fierce! Blake even went so far as to say he loved Melanie, who just won USA, but that Melissa would tear her apart! It was Melissa's 5th consecutive standing ovation from the judges and the audience!

Matt & Denitsa
Hip Hip - Steve Bolton
"C'mon Catch 'em by Surprise" - Diplo & Tiesto (ft Busta Rhymes)

I have to say I was impressed with this routine despite judges criticism. I do feel it is probably too little, too late, but we will see what the voters decide. Looking at the overall season I feel these two may be at risk of going home, but tonight's number was pretty great! They were HARD hitting and really in it!

Yulia & Shane
Jive - Danny Arbour
"Thunder on the Mountain" - Wanda Jackson (Ft Jack White)

It was a good effort, strong choreography and solid performance, though I am not sure it will be memorable or strong enough to keep them out of the bottom three, especially given the past results with voters and these dancers. It is odd that they did not mention Carlena's name. They showed Yulia danced with JP last week and then showed Shane danced his solo last week but no mention or Carlena... then, Danny said Shane had to carry "his partner" last week, but this week Yulia will have to carry him. It was very odd to me, but maybe I am over thinking it? Anyhow, the dance was just meh for me overall.

Geisha & Joey
Afro-Jazz - Sean Cheesman
"Jungle" - Highlight Tribe

I love Sean Cheesman's routines, so forgive me if I rave about it a bit. This dance was so physical and hard-hitting and amazing! I thought they looked like warriors in the jungle! Sean's style is so unique and entertaining, I always love when a couple pulls "Afro-Jazz." I have been a huge fan of Joey's from the start (He and Jordan) but Geisha did well this week. I think the reason Joey found himself in the bottom last week was because Geisha is a weaker dancer. But I think they will be safe this week, unless Canada is crazy!

Jordan & Francois
Contemporary - Sabrina Matthews
"Let Go' - Frou Frou

This piece was dedicated to Sabrina Matthews newlywed husband and was about taking a leap of faith in love and life. It was beautifully choreographed and even more beautifully danced by Jordan and Francois. I am not a Francois fan, but Jordan has been my favourite since the start.

Top 12 Group RoutineHip Hop - ShoTyme
"I can Transform Ya" - Chris Brown (ft Lil Wayne)

I really loved this routine. It was impressive to see a group of 12 NON-HIP HOP DANCERS perform such a hard hitting, fast, fun routine.

Power Rankings

Top 3
1 - Adam & Melissa
2 - Jordan & Francois
3 - Geisha & Joey

Bottom 3
4 - Christian & Lindsey
5 - Matt & Denitsa
6 - Yulia & Shane

I have to say I had 2 & 3 switched originally. Also, I had 4 & 6 switched originally, but changed them up because of overall performances.

I really think it is time for Yulia or Denitsa to go but based on tonight only I'd send Yulia and probably Shane would go also.

It is getting harder to say good-bye.

Tomorrow we find out our TOP 10 as well as see a group "mobster" routine choreographed by Jean Marc Genereux and France Mousseau.

What did you think of tonight's show? Do you agree or disagree with my Power Rankings? Leave comments below!

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