He called her a "hoofer" - I have no idea what that means
I am so so so so so disappointed about Alex. I honestly don't even feel like watching the show anymore... This week was a complete bust without him.
As for Mia, she does need to keep some of her comments to herself but when she said she missed Alex this week - I totally know what she meant. Should she have said it? No. However, I do understand where she was coming from as his level of dance was/is much higher than the other contestants, IMO.
I will miss Alex also.The most common style of tap dancing is called "classical tap." Classical tap dancers, known as "tappers", use their arms and upper bodies to blend movements of ballet or jazz into their tap routines. On the other hand, "hoofers" are tap dancers that focus on their footwork, using very little upper body or arm movements. Hoofers try to use every part of their shoes to make their feet sound like drums. A popular performance of this style of tap dancing is Riverdance.
Well, Mia was nice this week and everyone did ok to really well. I didn't think any of the routines were really memorable for the long term....
BTW, is it just me, or are they overselling Jose? Yes, he was really good at the b-boy routine with Dominic. However, it's his specialty - he's supposed to do well. I also felt that Dominic was sharper in his movements than Jose - in one of their early side-by-side moves, Dominic's spin was clearly bigger and faster. Yet, no mention from the judges that Jose didn't keep up. It's not that it wasn't good, but I didn't consider it to be as spectacular as they were explaining and that part of the credit goes to Dominic. At least, they commented correctly on his routine with Courtney.
Did they show Ashley in the audience? I'm thinking that she's got to have a significant injury if she couldn't sit in the audience. I know sitting with a hurt rib is more uncomfortable than sitting with an injured leg. I suspect that Lauren will be the sole female next week.
My bottom 2 would be Jose and Billy. However, I think the fans will save Jose and it'll be someone else in the bottom 2.
Kent's clearly the front runner right now based upon the shrieks from the audience. If you're on facebook and a fan of the show, each contestant posts something on Wednesday's. Based upon the response, you can get a sense of who may be bottom by the # of 'like's.
Benji is one of my all time favorites, too. He just has a really engaging personality and, with the exception of one routine with # 6 Natalie, he was wonderful. Never in the bottom 3. He's choreo'd at least one routine for Pasha and Sara on season 3 - West Coast swing that was awesome. Benji and Donyelle had instant chemistry. I wish I could find their Viennese (or as Donyelle would say 'Vietnamese Waltz') Waltz.
Another routine that I can't find is Joshua and Twitch's Trepak - the only clips I've found are bad recordings from the tour. THis Russian folk dance during the finale was awesome - it was actually so difficult that both guys had to go to the hospital for dehydration from doing this and other rehearsals for the finals that year.
Here's a good fan site, too.. http://www.sytycdism.com/
Kayla & Kupono's Contemporary - Mia Michael's Addiction, emmy nominated http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sC-pM...eature=related
Kathryn (a season 7 all-star) and Ryan (whose wife also competed during season 6) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBsn6...eature=related
Kathryn (#3 or 4) with Russell (#1) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0jy4...eature=related
Ashleigh and Ryan (married couple) performing contemporary (specialty is latin ballroom) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6_Js...eature=related
Season was also known for having 3 tappers - the 1st time any tapper made it to top 20. Also, Ashleigh made top 20 because another young lady (Paula?) gave up her spot for a paying job. My co-worker's daughters (who dance - the oldest even got to Vegas week for season 4) knew her from various workshops and had been sure that Paula would make top 20 - thus, were disappointed that she chose the job. This was also the season where the opening was changed and the show began taping on the current stage.
Season 5 - Melissa and Ade Breast Cancer routine by Tyce DiOrio, Emmy nominated http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69uB6...eature=related Ade is an awesome partner and I don't think the SYTYCD fans appreciated him enough.
Yeah I'm not a big fan of Jose, granted I've only seen him once (tonight) but I wasn't into it at all...
And I am SO confused as I don't know who is competing and who isn't. Lauren is a 'pro' right? but then Cat was all "if you want to vote for Lauren" so I have no idea. So far the only one I've liked tonight was the Boogie Shoes.
The only remaining competitors for season 7 are Lauren (blonde), Ashley (did not dance this week due to injurY), Adechike, Jose, Robert, Billy, Kent.
OHHHHHHHH OK! Didn't realize there were two Laurens...
but, wait, so the competitors are doing one dance with a pro and then one dance with another competitor? because Billy danced with Lauren, right?
Season 7 highlight's
Alex and Twitch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNH34Q7BB44
Alex tried out for season 5 and would've gotten top 20, but he was on contract with the Miami Ballet and they wouldn't release him from his contract. The week after the above routine, he tore his achilles while rehearsing a Bollywood #.
Season 3 - Hok & Jamie's Hummingbird by Wade Robson http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANToNKXemuw
Hok auditioned during season 2 and would've gotten top 20, but he had a student visa, not a work visa. He and Lacey Schwimmer dated for a while - they originally met because brother Benji met him during season 2 Vegas week. Lacey & Hok got to know each other better while competing during season 3.
Jamie's teacher is also Travis Wall's (season 2 #2) and Danny Tidwell's (season 3 #2) mother.
Editing to add a link to Jamie and Hok's dance http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gF_izDK1jY Didn't realize the other was the pre-dance fluff.
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All-star Lauren didn't participate this week; so, it's not surprising that you wouldn't realize that there are 2.
Here's one of the more memorable group #'s ......this clip is actually during the 100th episode special and choreographer Wade Robson actually performed in this clip
Originally, it aired as the group # for the top 10 results show of season 2. Only 9 performed it that night because Natalie (top 6) strained her knee and was advised to rest that night. Other top 10 that year were Benji, Travis, Heidi, Donyelle, Ivan, Dmitry, Allison, Martha and Ryan. It was later performed by the top 20 during the finale results show of season 2.
ok I'm super confused, did Billy do three routines? I thought I saw three different routines, and Jose danced with two all-stars, not one of each?
seriously am not following it at this point and not sure i'll tune in next week I love this show, but not if I can't figure out what's going on. I feel so dense.
ok strike that three dances by Billy I had him confused with Kent
I think they should've just had 3 contestants dance together, instead of having Jose dance with all-star Dominic for the 2nd routine.
No need to feel dense since that was a '1st' and Billy & kent do resemble each other in build from a distance and they are both bubbly.
BTW, I enjoyed Boogie Shoes the most of last night.
It would be sad to let Billy go based on his dancing ....my opinion ...he is the best technique wise of the dancers.Originally Posted by Heyang
I like Kent but he is just a little toooooooooooo silly for me. I just have a hard time with men being silly like that....Kurt Browning, Benji and now Kent.Originally Posted by Heyang