Well, I didn’t blog after every episode of SYTYCD this summer. In fact, I didn’t blog after any episode. This will be the ONLY blog I write on SYTYCD Season 5.
Are you disappointed?
I’m not. My SYTYCD Blogs have always been a bit lackluster, in my opinion. I do enjoy watching the show, I just can’t bring myself to insult the contestants like I do on American Idol, which makes for much more boring blogs.
However, I did want to celebrate some of my favorite dances this year, and tell you why I liked them so much.
Of course, a Mia Michaels routine is my top routine this year. Every year she comes up with at least one dance that is just seared into the collective memory of the masses. Whether it’s the bench routine, the flowers on the floor routine, the bed routine, etc etc, she has some of the most intensely creative and emotionally stirring choreography I have ever seen.
Her best routine this year was very, very interesting. It wasn’t about love or rejection, as many of them are. It was about addiction. I think you’ll figure out early which dancer represents the addiction…
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This second dance was as heartwrenching as Mia’s was gutwrenching. This is a Tice Diorio routine which was inspired by a friend’s battle with breast cancer…
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This routine is another Mia Michaels that… well… I don’t know why I like it. I’m giving this the I-have-no-reason-to-like-this-but-I-do award.
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This dance was a fierce paso doble. I didn’t realize how fierce and violent and amazing this was until I saw them do it on the finale, and it just didn’t have the same zip and strength as it did on Wednesday night.
I’m not a huge Brandon fan. I think it’s because I hate him and his 0% body fat. He is WICKED good. I think he falls in the same camp as Adam Lambert. They are so good, I just don’t want them to win.
So… for your viewing enjoyment, here’s the amazing video from Wednesday…
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This was definitely the hottest group routine ever on SYTYCD. Water + tables + women = HOTNESS…
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Do not’ read below this line if you haven’t watched the finale yet…
I was very happy that Jeanine won. I loved her personality and her dancing. She wasn’t the strongest dancer, but she peaked at the right time, and really captured the hearts and imaginations of America. Nice work!
Now here’s for the first Fall season ever! Simon Fuller and Nigel Lithgoe are just mad men! As if dominating the Winter, Spring, and Summer ratings wasn’t enough, they want to now have a fall juggernaut and go for year round domination. I say: more power to them!