Welcome to your So You Think You Can Dance 2011 music guide. Each week Too Much To Tivo will bring you a list of the songs heard on the show. If there are any missing, feel free to leave a comment below.
There were some great songs featured into last night’s episode, even if the choreography itself fell flat.
Jess and Clarice did a lyrical hip hop routine to “Just the Way You Are.” But what was interesting is choreographer Christopher Scott didn’t use the Bruno Mar’s pop version of the song, instead chosing a slower version from Boyce Avenue, an acoustic rock band.
Rent, my favorite musical of all time, found a place in the Broadway routine performed by Jordan and Tadd, and Ryan and Ricky danced a cha cha cha to Enrique Iglesias.
There was a blast from the past with Frank Sinatra’s “All I Need is The Girl,” Aretha Franklin’s “That’s Life,” and Janis Joplin’s “Piece of My Heart.”
Tonight on So You Think You Can Dance 2011 the Top 12 will become the Top 10 when two more dancers will be sent home. Check out Gina’s recap of last night’s Top 12 performance show and see if you agree.
Special performances by Nicole Scherzinger and Jason Samuels Smith and to find out which two dancers will be sent home next.
With just two dancers sent home tonight, do you have any guesses on who won’t be moving on to the Top 10?
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Tonight on So You Think You Can Dance 2011, the Top 6 couples compete twice! That’s right; each couple performed two routines tonight.
But before I give you the play-by-play, I just have to start with that gosh darn Cat Deeley. She is so stinkin’ pretty – I was totally in love with her amazing dress, gorgeous hair and her sparkly makeup tonight. I may have a little girl crush on her (in a nice, not nasty, way).
Your guest judges tonight were Jesse Tyler Ferguson (from Modern Family) (who basically has no dance experience – so I initially wondered why he was a judge – but then after a few of his comments, I found myself really enjoying his critiques and wanting to give him a big hug) and Sonya Tayeh (the only choreographer who actually scares me), but I was also surprised by her comments – they weren’t scary at all.
Sasha and Alexander were the first to dance and were assigned a Paso Doble choreographed by Tony Meredith and Melanie Lepatin (does anyone recognize Melanie from an old episode of What Not To Wear?). Sasha and Alexander were dressed quite similarly, and to me, with the decidedly masculine moves, Sasha looked quite androgynous – maybe that was the plan. But honestly, I think it was one of their best routines ever. Alexander finally got some kudos tonight. I think I heard Jesse invent a new word when he said that their routine was “dramatical”.
Jordan & Tadd were next with a Contemporary routine choreographed by Travis Wall. This was a really dark and somewhat disturbing, even violent piece with Jordan playing the part of a vulture and Tadd her not so hapless victim. It was powerful. It was kind of scary. It made the judges go gaga.
Next up, Ryan & Ricky danced a Broadway number choreographed by Spencer Liff. Ryan looked downright suave in his Sinatra-inspired suit and skinny tie. I just loved this routine. It was smooth and fun, old fashioned and charming. None of the judges were impressed, but this is one of those cases where I just gotta say, I didn’t agree with the judges.
Caitlynn & Mitchell took a turn doing a Hip-Hop number choreographed by Christopher Scott. It was supposed to be an emotional number representing children in Uganda who are forced to fight a senseless war. While I appreciate his political concern, I didn’t pick up any of that in the routine. They were not in unison several times and they didn’t seem to connect to each other. Sorry, I just didn’t see it and neither did the judges.
Melanie & Marko were next as they danced a Tango choreographed by Louie Van Amstel (remember him from Dancing With The Stars this season?). Loved the dip off the edge of the stage – that was pretty cool and that really slick final lift and pull through the legs thing at the end was a-ma-zing. And, not surprisingly, the judges loved them again. These two are unstoppable! Love them!
Clarice & Jess danced a Lyrical Hip-Hop piece choreographed by Christopher Scott. Wait a second. Hip Hop? Jess is doing Hip Hop? The world may just have come to an end people! But what the heck?! It was cute and the judges all liked it very much, and I’m surprised to say that I did too.
The second half of the show featured a second set of routines from each of the couples starting with Sasha and Alexander doing a Contemporary piece choreographed by Tyce Diorio. Alexander got more props from the judges! Way to go Alexander.
Jordon & Tadd’s second dance was a Broadway routine choreographed by Spencer. Based on what we saw in the rehearsal, it looked like they took out some of the lifts and turns in this routine. This was clearly not one of their best. That worries me because they are one of my favorite couples.
Ryan & Ricky’s next dance was a Cha- Cha choreographed by Louie. Ryan really shook her little booty and Ricky got quite a bit of hip action there as well. In fact, I thought he embodied Louie in his movements. Mary put Ricky on the Hot Tamale Train (but not Ryan L – sorry Ryan).
Caitlynn & Mitchell needed to really bring it in their last dance together as a couple – and they did! They danced a Contemporary piece choreographed by Travis. This was one hot, hot routine and she was a bit naughty (watch out Jordan, you may have some competition).
Melanie & Marko’s final routine was a Contemporary number choreographed by Dee Caspary. And all I can say is honestly, is there anything these guys don’t absolutely slam?! They are amazing! They have to be the ones to beat. I am going to miss them dancing together.
The final couple for the evening was Clarice & Jess doing a Jive choreographed by Melanie and Tony.
They had some nice, speedy foot work – but as always, it worries me when he has to lift her. He’s just not a big guy, so it’s scary and awkward looking. But it was fun overall.
So, that’s it for tonight. You had a chance to see all six couples perform two numbers. Tomorrow night, it’s down to only 5 couples. Who do you need to see in the Top 10, and who do you think is going home tomorrow night? Let me hear ya!
Here comes more So You Think You Can Dance 2011! We’ve got the season’s Top 12 dancers tonight after last week’s elimination of Rich and Koehl.
There’s a brand new guest judge this week with Jesse Tyler Ferguson.
The competition continues when the Top 12 finalists – Jordan Casanova, Alexander Fost, Tadd Gadduang, Marko Germar, Ricky Jaime, Mitchell Kelly, Caitlynn Lawson, Jess LeProtto, Sasha Mallory, Melanie Moore, Clarice Ordaz and Ryan Ramirez – compete for America and the judges.
Emmy-nominated actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson will appear as the guest judge, on a two-hour live performance show airing Wednesday, July 13 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX.
Did you favorite make it through last week? Who are you most excited to see perform on tonight’s live show?
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From model to funny man, So You Think You Can Dance has been glitzing up its panel of guest judges.
This week, Modern Family star, Jesse Taylor Ferguson will lend his criticism to the top 12. His qualification: he is a huge fan of the show, according Wet Paint. But tapped with the biggest decision so far this season — choosing the top 10 — will require a heftier resume than that.
Ferguson has extensive experience on the Broadway stage, performing in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and several Shakespeare plays. But his background lacks dance training.
Last week, Carmen Electra filled the chair once held by choreographer Adam Shankman. To buffer her incompetence, Season 2 runner-up turned choreographer, Travis Wall, sat in as a fourth judge. Electra did not appear in the results show.
So far, Megan Mullally, Kristin Chenowith and Debbie Reynolds have also appeared as guest judges.