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post #331 of 577
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Originally Posted by DSperber View Post

I mentioned her as well above, in my "early surprises" comment.
That's Audrey and Matthew, in the Travis Wall "Titanic" piece. She's definitely a cutie.
Same with Tiffany and George (in that earlier beautiful surprising Sonya Tayeh slow piece).
Right up there with Janelle and Eliana in my "great dancers, great looking" for this season.

Audrey. Right. Thanks. She is quite stunning. They're definitely a good pairing so far. I'm also a fan of George's dancing. He's light on the personality so far, but he makes up for that in what the show should be about - the dancing.
post #332 of 577
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Originally Posted by skyehill View Post

Audrey. Right. Thanks. She is quite stunning.
My problem with Audrey is that, though she's cute, she looks to be about 16 going on 13 (I earlier stated that Witney's buddy Lindsay was super young looking and I was thinking about Audrey). There was a girl in an earlier season that I had the same problem with who grew more and more mature looking as the season progressed--it might have been Kathryn McCormick.

You know, if you're looking for the name of a contestant you can go to fox.com/dance and pull all of their names down from a banner at the top (they really ought to make a face shot appear when you mouse over them).
post #333 of 577
I'm thinking the best strategy for contestants on SYTYCD to do is:

TRY. NOT. TO. WIN.

Winners (Benji, Joshua, Jeanine) kind of disappear into the background, runner-ups (Twitch, Travis, Chelsie) find a way to shine. cool.gifbiggrin.gif
post #334 of 577
I'd modify that to be Don't Worry about winning, instead put all your effort into impressing the choreographers, especially Shankman and Wall because they're the choreographers that are are getting gigs and deciding which dancers get hired.
post #335 of 577
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Originally Posted by Mac The Knife View Post

I'd modify that to be Don't Worry about winning, instead put all your effort into impressing the choreographers, especially Shankman and Wall because they're the choreographers that are are getting gigs and deciding which dancers get hired.

Maybe it should be modified to be: TRY. NOT. TOO. HARD. TO. WIN. biggrin.gif
post #336 of 577
How about: Dancing? Schmancing! No Dance Skills Required. We're Just Running A Popularity Contest Here. Vote For Cyrus Please. Seriously, Vote For Him Or We'll Be Forced To Pimp Him Some More.

That title probably wouldn't fit in the DVR guide though. They could abbreviate it though.
post #337 of 577
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Originally Posted by skyehill View Post

How about: Dancing? Schmancing! No Dance Skills Required. We're Just Running A Popularity Contest Here. Vote For Cyrus Please. Seriously, Vote For Him Or We'll Be Forced To Pimp Him Some More.
That title probably wouldn't fit in the DVR guide though. They could abbreviate it though.
It should be "So You Think You Can Dance Or If Not Will Be Able To Learn How biggrin.gif.
post #338 of 577
LOL. Can't Dance, Willing To Learn
post #339 of 577

Or perhaps... Hire Me, Lady Gaga!

 

I'm still wondering if she hired the dancer from last season she swore she would...

post #340 of 577
Or maybe: Show America Your Spread-Eagle Crotch While Pole Dancing And Deprived AVS Men Boys Will Equate That As "Talent." rolleyes.gif
post #341 of 577
Looks like we hit that exposed nerve again. LOL
post #342 of 577
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Originally Posted by spyder696969 View Post

Or maybe: Show America Your Spread-Eagle Crotch While Pole Dancing And Deprived AVS Men Boys Will Equate That As "Talent." rolleyes.gif

Is that "Deprived" or "Depraved"? biggrin.gifbiggrin.gifbiggrin.gif
post #343 of 577
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Originally Posted by skyehill View Post

Looks like we hit that exposed nerve again. LOL
Yeah, really. That came waaaaay out of left field rolleyes.gif.
post #344 of 577
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Originally Posted by michaeltscott View Post

Yeah, really. That came waaaaay out of left field rolleyes.gif.

What's hilarious is that Spyder, aka Mr. Self-Appointed Dance Expert, appears to have only noticed Eliana's audition video where she pole danced, yet the rest of us have been talking about her actual dancing. Interesting.
post #345 of 577
Though I do remember her proclaiming an addiction to "aerial pole dancing" during her audition, I also remember the highly expressive and perfectly executed bit of contemporary ballet she performed for her audition. I remember that she studied at the Joffrey in NY as well Alvin Ailey and worked in a Cirque du Soliel show. IMHO she's the most beautiful girl in the competition and probably the most talented, although she's not getting much opportunity to display that talent with the albatross that is Cyrus hung about her neck. I hope that she and Chehon survive to dance some Desmond Richardson/Dwight Rhoden composition(s) together.
post #346 of 577
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Originally Posted by michaeltscott View Post

Though I do remember her proclaiming an addiction to "aerial pole dancing" during her audition, I also remember the highly expressive and perfectly executed bit of contemporary ballet she performed for her audition. I remember that she studied at the Joffrey in NY as well Alvin Ailey and worked in a Cirque du Soliel show. IMHO she's the most beautiful girl in the competition and probably the most talented, although she's not getting much opportunity to display that talent with the albatross that is Cyrus hung about her neck. I hope that she and Chehon survive to dance some Desmond Richardson/Dwight Rhoden composition(s) together.

Exactly. The pole dance was a little bit of gravy thrown onto a very meaty dance number. Rather sexist of him to boil her down to just a pole dancer. She's so much more than that.

I type this as I watch Darrean and Janelle absolutely die on the dance floor. Ewwwwwww! And like clockwork the judges are killing them in ways they didn't kill Cyrus, who was far worse last week. Imagine that.
post #347 of 577
Shocking to see Eliana in the bottom 3. That Jive was terribly last week through no fault of her's. I didn't think there was a chance in hell that they'd let her go, but still. Personally, I'd have dropped Lindsay, particularly after Amber's performance tonight; nothing against Lindsay, I just like Amber better. Didn't much care which of the guys was dropped but I'd agree that Brandon was definitely the weakest of the three. I don't believe that any of those six were paired last week (though Amber and Brandon were incidentally paired tonight for the first time)--so much for voting for the dance smile.gif.

"America" obviously loves Cyrus-the-lovable-underdog. No one could possibly have voted for him on the strength of his performance last week. Although it's believable that they drew Hip-Hop out of a hat, NappyTabs must have created that routine for the two of them. C'mon--a Ballerina and a Robot??? Predictably, they did a good job with it.
post #348 of 577
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Originally Posted by michaeltscott View Post

Although it's believable that they drew Hip-Hop out of a hat, NappyTabs must have created that routine for the two of them.

 

Pretty sure Nigel stated this year they don't (randomly) pick a routine per se. Rather they pick numbers. The couple who drew number one gets to pick from all of the available styles (that week which equals the number of couples). The couple with two gets to pick from the remaining styles and so on. Of course the end result being they get a style more to their liking in many cases.

post #349 of 577
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Originally Posted by Charles R View Post

Pretty sure Nigel stated this year they don't (randomly) pick a routine per se. Rather they pick numbers. The couple who drew number one gets to pick from all of the available styles (that week which equals the number of couples). The couple with two gets to pick from the remaining styles and so on. Of course the end result being they get a style more to their liking in many cases.
You're right--Nigel explained that during his critique of Eliana & Cyrus last week, as part of the explanation of why they ended up with Jive (they drew 7 and their choices were Foxtrot, Argentine Tango, Jive and Bollywood). It's an interesting system.

Even given that they choose Hip Hop, that routine was made for them. They've dumbed some stuff for him, but this one was created with him and Eliana in mind.
post #350 of 577
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Originally Posted by michaeltscott View Post

You're right--Nigel explained that during his critique of Eliana & Cyrus last week, as part of the explanation of why they ended up with Jive (they drew 7 and their choices were Foxtrot, Argentine Tango, Jive and Bollywood). It's an interesting system.

Even given that they choose Hip Hop, that routine was made for them. They've dumbed some stuff for him, but this one was created with him and Eliana in mind.

 

I'm sure it prevents a few train wrecks which is good for everyone unless you are really looking for the best overall dancer. I agree the choice took the mountain to muhammad versus muhammad to the mountain.

post #351 of 577
I was pretty surprised with a the girls who were in the bottom, but all 10 girls seemed pretty strong so there might not be much differentiation. I'm glad with the two they kept - I really like Lindsay and like most on this thread would love to see what Eliana can do with a different partner.

I think they made the right choice with the boys as well. In spite of the ripping that Darrean got this week, Brandon showed very little dance ability in his number. I wouldn't be surprised if Darrean was in the bottom again next week, however.
post #352 of 577
And what we worried about happened - Cyrus' inability to dance brought down Eliana. She's going to get killed being paired with him. Nigel's plan of pimping him for many weeks and then soothing him live when he fails miserably is working to perfection. As far as the night is concerned, the best 2 dances for me were Eliana's solo and the dance of the two people that got sent home. I thought the first live week had some amazing dances, but the last two weeks have been pretty lackluster. Maybe with the two week break they'll raise their game again. For Eliana's sake, I hope Cyrus takes some dancing classes during the break. Cyrus was even given (or took) a dance that should suit him, and he still came off bad. This is as awful as watching Gomer Pyle(Scotty McCreery) make it to the finals of Idol and then win it. But as awful as Cyrus was, there was far worse last night. Those ballroom dances were just pathetic. Of the people remaining, the best dance was probably Amelia/Will. They've also been the most consistently good this season.
post #353 of 577
I actually thought the Cole/Lindsay and Chehon/Whitney dances were the best of the night. But I also enjoyed the two hip-hop and two jazz routines. The ballroom routines were the only ones that fell flat, and they fell pretty hard. Audrey and Matthew were great the first two weeks, but this week's foray into ballrooom was rough.

Then again, whomever decided to create a salsa version of Beethoven's 5th should be shot.
post #354 of 577
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Originally Posted by Kevin_Wadsworth View Post

I actually thought the Cole/Lindsay and Chehon/Whitney dances were the best of the night. But I also enjoyed the two hip-hop and two jazz routines. The ballroom routines were the only ones that fell flat, and they fell pretty hard. Audrey and Matthew were great the first two weeks, but this week's foray into ballrooom was rough.
Then again, whomever decided to create a salsa version of Beethoven's 5th should be shot.
That sound you heard was Ludwig Von Beethoven rolling over in his grave.

I mean, come on now. They could have done a better salsa to Walter Murphy's "A Fifth of Beethoven". At least that has some tempo in it. rolleyes.gif
post #355 of 577
Looks like we found the fatal flaw in this season's voting system. The vote is based on the prior week's dance so if even if the pair do a killer routine (Brandon&Amber, despite this being their first pairing) that night, if you got the low votes, you're potentially screwed, as Brandon and Amber found out. I think they're going to have to return to the two show per week format for things to make sense.

Darean in the bottom three? DialIdol had him on top for the men. I was more likely expecting Janelle to be there after last week's weak lyrical jazz and last night's lackluster cha-cha. (Come on girl, you have the training, and you're gorgeous... show some life out there!)

And now another 3 weeks until the next show (August 15). rolleyes.gifeek.gif I was thinking maybe Fox has some pre-season NFL games coming up, the way Cat put it, but now it looks like they just don't want to compete against the London Olympics.

(Which most likely means another double elimination so the show stays on schedule)
post #356 of 577
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Originally Posted by humdinger70 View Post

Looks like we found the fatal flaw in this season's voting system.

 

I don't see it as a flaw. The other option is kicking them off at the beginning of the show (they aren't giving them another night...). This way they get to see more of those in jeopardy which in theory should help them with their decision. However, I will agree with you such as if/when the kicked off couple performs a killer dance it looks rather unfair. It's much easier to relate to what they did this week than last week.

 

Last night I tried to remember what those in jeopardy performed and I didn't have a clue since none of them were my favorites (except for the gal dancing with Mr. Robot... how could you forget his dances). Yep - I'm an old fart with a memory to match. :) Also, you know (in the back of your mind at least) you are watching contestants that have already been kicked off. Rather than build excitement (for me) it tends to dimmish the interest. Should I get vested in them.. they may already be gone... I think I'd prefer a quick recap upfront then have the elimination... so maybe it is a flaw. :)

post #357 of 577
I actually like this compressed format. There was sooooo much time wasted in the old format because they had too much time. No more revealing the bottom 6 two at a time between ad breaks--they just line 'em up and call 'em out. I like it. No lame musical guests. A group number, everybody does their partnered dances, identification of the bottom 6, a guest dance to give the judges some time, a quick declaration of who's been eliminated and out. We get one more choreographed partnered dance out of the eliminated people, which is nice for us and increases their exposure (in this case they danced together in a good piece, with a really good performance from Amber).

Amelia & Will are the biggest surprise for me. Looking at Will's gigantic flabby body I wasn't expecting this kind of talent--seems like lots of dance practice would keep all that off. (I recently watched through that CW series Breaking Pointe and it was interesting to note just how much the working ballet dancers eat; given the rail-thin physiques of the women you'd think that they were on starvation diets. But they're high performance athletes--they spend all day long in practice, highly strenuous exercise. I highly recommend the series if you haven't seen it; I watched it on Hulu).
post #358 of 577
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Originally Posted by michaeltscott View Post

I actually like this compressed format.

I've always said there's no need for any of these reality shows to spread out over multiple nights in the week. One week during the winter, 'American Idol' was on 3 times for a total of 5 hours (DWTS has occasionally done the same thing). That made up almost half of the FOX Network's prime time real estate that week. eek.gifmad.gif
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Originally Posted by michaeltscott 
I recently watched through that CW series Breaking Pointe and it was interesting to note just how much the working ballet dancers eat; given the rail-thin physiques of the women you'd think that they were on starvation diets. But they're high performance athletes--they spend all day long in practice, being highly strenuous exercise).

Michael Phelps supposedly consumes more than 10k calories a day when he's training. In the Olympic villages, athletes are given diets that correspond to how much food they need given their individual sports. In the Winter Olympics that group is the alpine skiers. You'd think it would be the cross-country skiers, but the downhill folks actually burn more calories during their relatively brief, intense races.

As for these dancers burning off all their calories, they've also got youth working in their favor - the machine is just more efficient at that age.
Edited by archiguy - 7/26/12 at 11:55am
post #359 of 577
Yeah, I love the pairing of Will and Amelia. She's kinda got a bland personality though, but he makes up for it. His height makes them really interesting to me, because most every other couple is tiny man with tiny woman.
post #360 of 577
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Originally Posted by skyehill View Post

Yeah, I love the pairing of Will and Amelia. She's kinda got a bland personality though, but he makes up for it. His height makes them really interesting to me, because most every other couple is tiny man with tiny woman.

I still don't like Amelia, but I agree that it's interesting to see a tall guy. I wouldn't go nearly so far as to call him "flabby" though.His body fat percentage is still probably in the mid-low teens.

My wife is a physical therapist and worked with the Rockettes a few years ago when they were in town for a month. Like you said about ballet - it's amazing what they put their bodies through. They all eat a ton, they are all super skinny, and most of them have some form of injury.
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