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A Few So You Think You Can Dance(SYTYCD) Factoids – Natalie Fotopoulos and Ivan Koumaev Are Going Home Tonight

Posted by techie on August 4, 2006

If either benji or heidi win, they’ve decided to split the money

Ivan broke up with his girlfriend

Heidi and Dmitry were dance partners before the show in Dancesport

Allison scrubbed dance floors to be able to pay for dance lessons

Heidi and Benji attended an LA LDS singles ward after practice one Sunday

Allison’s sister dances with Celine Deion already

Benji’s sister reported that Benji was in the hospital for 2 days due to strep throat and dehydration

Benji’s dad was scheduled to choreograph the show, but he turned it down so Benji could compete

Allison Holker and Jaymz Tuaileva went to a homecoming dance together at Timpanogos High School in Orem.

Benji danced for his literal life in Mexico once(see story).

Allison and Travis worked together last year, but are not together romantically(although Travis’s myspace says he does have a relationship, but doesn’t say with who).

My Favorite Audience Signs:
Benji, Father my Child
Choose the Benji (Similar to the LDS Choose the Right)

My Favorite Comment by sunsetcliffs:

Hey Benji I may be an older lady but you are the best donggone dancer I have ever watched. I own a adult foster home in the little town of Dallas Oregon and all my residents are pulling for you (voting for you too)My Oldest lady is 96!
Rock on Kid. We Love YOU!!!!!

Now on to our predictions:

My wife wanted to get in on the prediction action. However, she predicted the same thing as me:

Natalie Fotopoulos and Ivan Koumaev Are Going Home Tonight!!

Ivan has lasted long enough and Natalie is hurting too much. They’ve got to go. I can’t wait to see Ivan’s final solo!!

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Allison Holker’s Final Solo from So You Think You Can Dance(SYTYCD)

Posted by techie on August 3, 2006

Man, the outpouring of love for Allison Holker’s departure from So You Think You Can Dance has been nuts. In just the last 12 hours I’ve gotten over 200 searches for Allison Holder sent to my site. This is a week after she was voted off the show. Incredible.

I found Allison’s final solo on YouTube for those who want to rewatch her final solo where she danced around Travis:

I figured out the answer to what Allison will do next. She said this in a recent interview:
“I’ve had a few offers here and there, just little things. It’s too early to say what I’m going to do, because I’m still under contract. We’re doing the tour, and there’s a lot going on, so we can’t really expect a whole lot right now. There’s a lot of teaching offers, convention things, even some modeling.”

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Enlightening Questions About So You Think You Can Dance(SYTYCD)

Posted by techie on August 3, 2006

While watching the latest episode of So You Think You Can Dance a lot of questions came to my mind. Just imagine we were watching the show together. These are the questions I’d ask you. Are you listening Nigel?

What was Cat wearing tonight?

Who would have thought that Natalie of all people wouldn’t be a morning person?

Should Ivan ever do Jive(or any other ballroom type dance)? Before you get mad, I LOVE Ivan’s solos just not his ballroom

Do you wish that Travis would just spin for his solos and stop with the rest of what he calls dance? Yes, I still don’t understand modern dance

Could Cat almost pulling up her shirt like Travis, quite possibly be the most exciting part of the night?

Wouldn’t you have rather seen Benji dance with his cousin Heidi? Even if Benji and Donyelle is a better storyline

Does America really care if Donyelle finishes her arm punches in the air? Follow up: Does Nigel really know anything about dance?

Was Natalie a stripper previous to the show?

Didn’t Heidi look Lovely doing a waltz? Oh yeah, Travis was out there too

Is it just me or do Ivan’s solos always seem to end the same way?

What an intro for Benji and Donyelle’s hip hop!!? I know that’s not a question, but it feels like one since it demands a response

Is Nigel afraid to say something bad about Benji and Donyelle? I’m just not sure if he’s trying to hurt or help them by not saying bad things

Have you ever seen a contemporary routine as “popping” as Ivan and Natalie’s?

Was Benji’s solo, “dancing” or just “shaking”? Give him a partner

Did Travis finally out dance my beloved Heidi in the earth dance? But I still prefer Heidi

What was Donyelle doing dancing contemporary when she’s a hip hop dancer? Maybe it’s because Donyelle already did a hip hop on this show. Still a MISTAKE

Wasn’t Mia Michaels’s comments perfect about the popularity of all these dancers?
I think that all of the dancers have a future in dancing. However, they aren’t singers. How many dancers have you heard that have gone on a dancer tour like Carrie Underwood can do? You can’t really sell a ton of CDs to people like a singer can. Although, I still think there is a lot of potential for my idea that Benji Schwimmer make a DVD of him dancing.

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Old School Video of Benji Schwimmer Dancing – A Benji TV Network or DVD?

Posted by techie on August 3, 2006

Benji Schwimmer from So You Think You Can Dance is whooing women left and right with his little boy charm, his true gentleman character, his booty shaking and oh yeah, his dancing. If you don’t believe me then just read some comments from one of my previous posts about Benji Schwimmer. Many of my other So You Think You Can Dance posts have good juicy comments declaring their love to Benji also.

Today, I was thinking that if Benji were a TV network then it could simply be called Benji. If he then followed ESPN’s model, he could start a second network called Benji Classic. This network would of course play Benji’s “Classic” dances over and over again. One example of a video they could play is this fantastic video of Benji dancing with Tatiana Mollman:

Ladies!! Ladies!! Settle down. There’s plenty of Benji to go around. Do you like the idea?

Ok, maybe Benji as a TV network could be a bit of an exaggeration. However, I could see a lot of people buying Benji Schwimmer the DVD. How many of my readers would buy that?

To Benji: I’ll offer you my services creating a website to sell the DVD as long as you give me the opportunity to dance with your cousin Heidi.

A picture of Benji and Heidi much younger:
Benji and Heidi from So You Think You Can Dance
How precious!!

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So You Think You Can Dance Finale Plans

Posted by techie on August 1, 2006

I’d been wondering for a while how they were going to handle the ending of So You Think You Can Dance. Luckily I found a description of what’s going to happen:

It’s “Wednesday Night Fever” as SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE gets closer to naming America’s favorite dancer. Only four contestants will make it to the final showdown in the two-part season finale airing on two consecutive Wednesdays, Wednesday, Aug. 9 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) and Wednesday, Aug. 16 (9:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX.

In part one of the season finale on Aug. 9, the Final 4 will perform in hopes of winning America’s votes. After the show, viewers will have two hours to cast their votes for their favorite dancers.

On the night everyone has been waiting for, part two of the season finale on Aug. 16, the voting results will be revealed and America’s favorite dancer will be crowned. The winner will dance away with a $100,000 cash prize, along with a new car and a one-year contract with Celine Dion’s Las Vegas show, “A New Day.”

But who cares about that? We have one more show this Wednesday to worry about. Until then…

-Keep watching Allison Holliker’s videos(I still can’t find her final solo. Good old copyright)

-Check out Heidi Groskreutz and Benji Schwimmer’s dances last So You Think You Can Dance

or

-Watch the Face Plant and the Wonderful Cat Deeley from one of the tryouts for So You Think You Can Dance:

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Benji and Heidi’s Club mambo, Black Mambo and Broadway Dance, Fake Your Way to the Top

Posted by techie on July 29, 2006

Since I started to mess around with embedding YouTube videos on my blog I decided that I should post 2 videos of why Benji and Heidi deserve to win So You Think You Can Dance.

Benji & Heidi – Club Mambo Dance, So You Think You Can Dance

Benji & Heidi – Broadway Dance, So You Think You Can Dance

You are welcome to argue this point, but you are wrong.
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Still Healing from Allison Holker’s Departure from So You Think You Can Dance, Watch Disney’s High School Musical

Posted by techie on July 29, 2006

This post has been moved to Still Healing from Allison Holker’s Departure from So You Think You Can Dance, Watch Disney’s High School Musical

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Allison Holker and Ryan Rankine Get Sent Home on So You Think You Can Dance – What Allison?

Posted by techie on July 28, 2006

Allison Holker and Ryan Rankine both got the boot last night on So You Think You Can Dance. While Ryan Rankine getting kicked off wasn’t a surprise at all since I predicted his certain demise in my post Ryan Rankine and Natalie Fotopoulos Are Going Home Tonight on So You Think You Can Dance. At least I was right that I realized that Natalie going home was a “toss up”, but I still think that America was wrong and that Natalie Fotopoulos should have gone home instead of our dear sweet Allison(and Allison Holker is indeed mormon officially).

Well, I don’t think it was just me that was shocked that Allison got kicked off the show. I guess our only hope now is that Natalie is hurt so bad that she is unable to perform and that Allison can come back in her place. Wouldn’t that be cool? I’m not sure it would happen because if you think about it, Allison would have to be learning the dances that Natalie is learning. That would be kind of weird. However, I guess we could be really surprised next week.

Benji, Heidi and Donyelle are still kicking butt. If you look at my website statistics it says the same thing. I have a feeling that Benji is going to run away with this. I’m not sure why. Can someone fill me in on why he’s running away with this competition?

Well, another nice episode. I loved Allison’s tribute dance when she danced with Travis. I think that Dmitry should have done the same thing as Allison and danced with a partner. The camera would have still focused on him.

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So You Think You Can Dance Tour

Posted by techie on July 27, 2006

UPDATE: Here’s a link to purchase tickets for the So You Think You Can Dance 2008 Tour.

For the first time ever, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE will be hitting the road in September! See your favorite dancers in person. The tour will go on sale on the weekend of August 12th. Check back here for the official SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE tour info updates.

Here’s the list of locations so far:
SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE LIVE TOUR 2006
12-Sep Seattle, WA Paramount Theatre
13-Sep Portland, OR Arlene Schnitzner Hall
15-Sep Oakland, CA Paramount Theatre
16-Sep Universal City, CA Gibson Amphitheatre
17-Sep Phoenix, AZ Dodge Theatre
19-Sep Denver, CO Lecture Hall
21-Sep St. Louis Fabulous Fox Theatre
22-Sep Chicago, IL Rosemont Theatre
23-Sep Milwaukee, WI Milwaukee Theatre
24-Sep Minneapolis, MN The Historic Orpheum Theatre
26-Sep Detroit, MI Masonic Temple Theatre
27-Sep Cincinnati, OH Proctor & Gamble Hall at the Aronoff Center
29-Sep Cleveland, OH State Theatre at the Playhouse Square Center
30-Sep Buffalo, NY Shea’s Performing Arts Center
01-Oct Mashantucket, CT Foxwoods Resort Casino
03-Oct Newark, NJ New Jersey Performing Arts Center
04-Oct New York, NY The Theater at Madison Square Garden
06-Oct Philadelphia, PA Academy of Music
07-Oct Boston, MA The Wang Center for the Performing Arts
08-Oct Albany, NY Palace Theatre
10-Oct Washington, DC DAR Constitution Hall
11-Oct Charlotte, NC Ovens Auditorium
12-Oct Duluth, GA Arena at Gwinnett Center
14-Oct Miami, FL Jackie Gleason Theater
15-Oct Tampa, FL Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center

I say so far, because I’m hoping these are not all the locations for the tour. It seems to be missing some major places that they would want to tour. Take for example, Las Vegas. If So You Think You Can Dance doesn’t make it to Vegas then I would just have to say that this tour sucks. Not to mention it would suck for me since I couldn’t go.

I just can’t believe they are doing so many performances so close together. It depends on the dance, but it sure does seem like a lot of dancing. I still think that Ryan Rankine should have been sent home instead of Dmitry. Not only because Dmitry is better, but because he also would be much more interesting to see on tour.

I’ll let you know more as they put out more tour dates. What other cities are missing? Where else should they go so you can see them dance?

UPDATE: Ticket prices for the Boston Show: $38.50 – $54.50 Thanks Ompa

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Ryan Rankine and Natalie Fotopoulos Are Going Home Tonight on So You Think You Can Dance

Posted by techie on July 27, 2006

Yes, saying “Ryan Rankine and Natalie Fotopoulos Are Going Home Tonight on So You Think You Can Dance” is just my personal opinion, but don’t try to tell me otherwise. Did you see their performances last night? It’s not looking good for them. I’m not a betting man, but I’d bet you that Ryan Rankine is gone. Natalie might be a toss up, but she’s still my odds on favorite.

Sure, Allison Holker and Ivan Koumaev weren’t too fantastic either, but people love Allison and Ivan. Ivan is the best soloist on the show. Just doing a solo I don’t think there’s any dancer I’d rather watch. Don’t tell me that Allison didn’t look HOT in her second Sexy Love hip hope routine. She was looking great. I didn’t know what Mary the stop screaming Murphy was talking about when she thought Allison should win, but she’s gown on me.

Don’t even try to point at Donyelle getting voted off. She’s way to popular with the public. Travis also seems to get votes despite not having too many fantastic performances ever since his krump performance near the beginning of the show.

Benji Schwimmer and cousin Heidi Groskreutz are definitely the best couple dancers. Maybe it has to do with them being counsins and having danced together for their entire life. Regardless, they got lucky with 2 styles that matched their skills wonderfully.

More importantly, Benji is going to get the most votes. If you look at the number of searches for Benji’s name that have been sent to my site you can see that America loves Benji. How would it be if Benji and his cousin Heidi were the last 2? Could you imagine? I think they’d be so happy they wouldn’t want to choose a winner.

Anyway, I can’t wait to see Ryan Rankine and Natalie Fotopoulos booted off tonight.

Here’s the show recap for those who missed it(or wanted to relive it):

Here we go… the final 8 contestants bloodthirsty for victory in that very pleasant dance bloodthirsty way. Our lovely host trots out looking French new-wave gorgeous as always. Let’s meet your judges for tonight! From the left: Dapper producer Mr. Nigel Lythgoe, Ballroom queen Mary Murphy, and my boy back again, Mr. Dan Karaty, aka Dan K! Tonight’s show is totally packed, so let’s get right into it.

Donyelle and Travis
London Bridge
Fergie
They’re in with Shane Sparks doing hip-hop first. Shane is giving them animal avatars to inspire this dance. For Travis it’s a monkey and Donyelle a kangaroo. We see yet another totally bizarre costume choice for a hip-hop routine. They’re wearing white masks that completely cover their faces. The dancing is good, but it’s so bizarre to not see a dancers face it’s kind of distracting. Nigel, forever the traditionalist, gives it a no-go on account of the masks, Mary loves it and Dan is in the middle.

Allison and Ivan
La Cumparsita from “Last Tango in Buenos Aires”
Orquestra Escuela de Tango
Playboy Alex de Silva will be teaching Allison and Ivan the Argentine Tango.
Lacks some of the flare of their notorious original tango routine, but it’s still astounding. The judges aren’t totally ecstatic but they still love it.

Natalie and Ryan
Turn the Beat Around
Vicki sue Robinson
Doriana Sanchez will be teaching Natalie and Ryan Disco, my favorite. This remix has a bit of a Latin flavor injection so the choreography follows suit, but something still feels a little cold. The Judges come down pretty hard on the chemistry of the routine, especially my boy Dan K who cuts right to the point by saying it was no good.

Heidi and Benji
Fake Your Way to the Top
Dreamgirls (the original cast)
Heidi and Benji have Tyce Diorio as a choreographer for a Broadway routine.
This style seems perfect for this couple, both exuberant hams who like to make crazy faces. The judges absolutely love it, especially the chemistry between Benji and Heidi. Mary even lets out one of her trademark screams.

Donyelle and Travis
Dancin’ Fool
Barry Manilow
Glen Weiss is teaching the pair the ever problematic quick-step. This is looking really boring so far, nothing quick about it. They eventually break out the “quick” part of this dance and it’s not impressive. I say this dance should be eliminated; no couple has ever shined doing the quick step. The judges did not feel it at all. Mary starts her critique with what amounts to “No offense but…”

Allison and Ivan
Sexy Love
Ne-Yo
Shane Sparks is teaching the pair a hip-hop routine. Finally a hip-hop routing that isn’t built entirely on gimmicks. Allison and Ivan are really together on this one with some simple yet perfectly executed moves. The judges all dig it, especially hip-hop connoisseur Dan Karaty who likes this departure from Shane Sparks’s normal style.

Natalie and Ryan
I Will Get There
Boyz II Men
They have the standard minimalist contemporary pajama-like costumes on, Natalie complete with a flesh-colored knee brace. Natalie does a pirouette that starts to tilt and fall. That’s the thing with these contemporary routines, I can’t tell if that was a mistake or not. It looks like the pair redeemed themselves to the judges after their first routine.

Benji and Heidi
Black Mambo
Angel and the Mambokats
Heidi and Benji have some serious work ahead of them with the club mambo taught by Alex de Silva. They’re really nailing this dance head-on tight and totally together. I think the judges are going to eat this up. Nigel is nearly out of breath with compliments, going so far as to say they are the reason So You Think You Can Dance is the number one summer show. Dan Karaty says it was easily the most professional routine on the show this year. I think it may come down to Benji vs. Heidi in the final show.

That’s the dance magic for tonight. See you tomorrow with the results!

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