Wednesday, June 23, 2010

So You Think You Can Dance: Top 10

This week the remaining ten contestants perform with the All Stars to try to survive another week. The camerawork is already much better than last week – the intros are well timed and we can actually see their dance moves.

There already only 4 girls left, with all six guys. I hope another girl doesn’t go home this week; I don’t want to see an all male finale.

Dancers: Christina and Pasha
Style: Paso Doble
Choreographer: Jean-Marc Genereaux and France
Song: “Ira Deorum/Sanctus” by James Dooley
The lighting is really working with the song to make it so much more dramatic. The dance was sexy and powerful, full of drama and passion. Christina did a great job of keeping up with Pasha, making it hard to tell who was the All Star, which is a great compliment to her.

Dancers: Adechike and Allison
Style: Contemporary
Choreographer: Mandy Moore
Song: “Listen to Your Heart” by D.H.T. featuring EDHEE

This dance is all about emotion, which is a challenge for Adechike. Last week his main criticism was that he lacked an emotional connection. The dance was beautifully choreographed, and there was an improvement in him showing emotion. While he still had a straight face during the harder moves, he did smile during the pauses. “Dance is an artform, but it’s a HEARTform.”

Dancers: Alex and Lauren
Style: Broadway
Choreographer: Tyce Diorio
Song: Summertime by Sylvester
In this Fosse inspired routine, they were supposed to have a “quite fire” in their movements. Alex just flies when he jumps and leaps. While his movements were solid, he didn’t convey that internal fire. He was too smooth.

Dancers: Ashley and Mark
Style: Jazz
Choreographer: Travis Wall
Song: “Wonderful”by Annie Lennox
The story is that Ashley broke up with Mark, but realizes she wants him back. While it seemed more like a contemporary routine, it was still very well danced. However, because it was contemporary, we haven’t seen Ashley do any variety so far on the show.

Dancers: Billy and Comfort
Style: Krumping
Choreographer: Lil C
Song: “So You Think You Can Krump” by The J-Squad
Billy Bell becomes Billy B Buck for this hard-hitting routine. Considering how far out of his repertoire, he did a decent job. He didn’t get down into the moves, didn’t have as much punch, but he definitely tried to pull of the moves.

Dancers: Robert and Anya
Style: Argintine Tango
Choreographer: Jean-Marc Genereaux and France
Song: “Libertango” by Bond Quartet
They looked great with strong chemistry between them. Robert could have been a bit more dominant and powerful, but he had beautiful footwork and partnered well.

Dancers: Melinda and Ade
Style: Contemporary
Choreographer: Stacy Tucci
Song: “Squander” by Skunk Anansie
The dance has Melinda as Mother Earth and Ade as Mankind. The judges loved her lines; she pulled off contemporary extremely well considering how different it is from tapping.

Dancers: Jose and Kathryn
Style: Bollywood
Choreographer: Nicoul
Song: “Marjaani Marjaani Kasame (billu barbar) soundtrack
The dance tells the story of a genie in a bottle. Bollywood is fast and intricate movements with high engery. Jose definitely had the energy and performed really well. He didn’t have all the intricate details, but the routine was fun and good enough that the judges and I didn’t care.

Dancers: Lauren and Dominic
Style: Lyrical Hip Hop
Choreographer: Tessandra Chavez
Song: “If I were a boy” by Beyonce
The dance is about an abusive relationship, sending a message to all the women out there who need help. Lauren’s performance and emotion were incredibly improved this week! She pulled off the hard hip hop moves and of course did the lyrical part beautifully.

Dancers: Kent and Courtney
Style: Jazz
Choreographer: Tyce Diorio
Song: “Amy Amy Amy” by Amy Winehouse
This dance is about the couple who’s on-again, off-again full of desire. A sexy routine, but Kent is a bit too cutesy for it to fully work for me.

Favorite Routine: Lauren and Dominic's hip hop had the "wow" factor that most of the other routines were lacking. While all were danced, I truly believed their emotion and connection.

Bottom Three Prediction: Adechike, Christina, Robert with Adechike going home. I predicted he'd be the one to go last week, so I could be wrong again.

Dinocroc vs. Supergator: Sneak Peek

Roger Corman's latest SyFy Original Movie airs Saturday June 26 9/8C.

If it's anything like the last Roger Corman SyFy movie, Dinoshark, I know I'm going to love this.

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The Fellowship of the Vuvuzela

In honor of our stellar last minute victory over Algeria, here's some World Cup humor: 

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Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: Avatar Creator

You can create your own custom Scott Pilgrim image by visiting their Avatar Creator.

What a smart idea! It's getting the fans to promote the film for them in an interesting, fun, interactive way.