SYTYCD – Top 20 Reviews

Hello American Idol Whiteeyebrows fans. Summer is here, the air is clear, and months of pointless reality television is at our fingertips. Yeah, don’t be banking on any new exciting programming this year. Don’t worry… “Big Brother” is on for season number EIGHT! It’s true, we will never get sick of network sanctioned voyeurism.

Well, since there are no great new series on until the fall, I am happy to bring you the So You Think You Can Dance blog this summer!!

Let me preface by saying that I got hooked on this show last season. I wasn’t incredibly excited by it at first, but by the end I was hooked. Why? The main reason is that the choreography is top notch! I don’t know how these guys do it, but week after week they come up with the most incredible dances. If you enjoy american idol, and you enjoy dance, you will enjoy this show. It is young, fresh and hip.

And this season started with a BANG!

My favorite dance of the night was Mia Michaels’ contemporary routine for Lacey and what’s his name. I say Lacey and what’s his name because that dance was all about her. She had the coolest jumps and leaps, and the story of the dance was beautiful and sad. It was something I definitely wanted to keep watching. If he wasn’t so good, she would have looked bad, so I do have to give what’s his name credit, but the beauty of the emotion of that dance was clearly focused on her. Nice work Benji’s sister. You have an automatic following in Benji’s fans. Just be as endearing as he was. Don’t get all cocky flaunting around your titles. Just bring it.

My biggest disappointment in the choreography was from Shane Sparks. Neither of his hip hop routines really got me out of my seat. They were good, but not great. He could have utilized Hauk’s unique abilities more.

Oh, wow. And lets talk about the smooth waltz. I forgot who did it. I think it was the russian dude, but DANG… it was beautiful! And the chick’s dress was absolutely gorgeous! Mary was right, there wasn’t a girl in the room who didn’t wish that was her up there.

Now, let’s talk about the theme for this year’s top 20. Lanky, lanky, lanky dudes. What is up with these ambiguously raced men who are like 7 feet tall with ape arms. It just looks a little out of proportion. Their extensions (and no, I don’t mean hair extensions…) are generally nice (cause they are so huge, you can’t help but notice them), but i just keep waiting for someone to lose an eye. I pretty much want them all to go, and to go fast. There are at least 3 of them, but if you line them up arm to arm they could probably span the entire LA area.

Hauk is probably the coolest dancer on the show this year. He already gets my cool award. He will definitely bring it in the hip hop and pop styles, but i worry about his Viennese Waltz. 🙂 We’ll see how long he can last against some of the more versatile dancers.

One other plus, is that many of the female dancers are very nice to look at. The chick who quit her job, especially. Wow. That is just natural beauty. I think I’d quit my job just to go salivate over her full time.

I’m excited to see what the beat boys (and girl) will do this year. I think they are some of the strongest they have ever had. It’s always really funny to watch them learn latin dancing though, and falling on their rear ends. I’m sure we’ll get plenty of that with Cedric and Dominic (doo rag boy).

In conclusion, here are the people I am already sick of. You know there is something dreadfully wrong with them if they’ve only had like 5 total minutes of camera time and I’m already throwing the tomatoes… in any case: Ricky, you gotta go. The whole sweaty greasy long hair weirdness is just messed up. You are really strange and say even stranger things. You looked so awkward with your partner (she was like 12 inches taller than you), and you just don’t seem like you can handle this. Secondly, Faina. Yeah, you’re the one who faked a collapse during vegas week, and who looked like you were suffering through a root canal yesterday during your dance. It just wasn’t good, and I’m already sick of you.

Well… that’s about all, dance fans. See you next week!

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