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So You Think You Can Dance Season 9 – Top 10 Week Podcast


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Time Stamps
0:00 – Introduction
1:27 – General thoughts about the bottom 4 and voting
4:12 – Bottom 2 Girls routines: Audrey & Witney
7:35 – Bottom 2 Guys routines: George & Chehon
10:57 – Other routines: Tiffany, Cole, Lindsay, Will, Cyrus, and Eliana
22:45 – Wrap-up

Episode Length: 23:42

As we move into the final set of live shows, the voting for this season continues to confuse us as Witney once again ended up in the bottom 2 girls. In particular, we’re unable to understand why she is not connecting with the audience (we think she’s fantastic!), but Tiffany, who’s been off the radar for us and seems to be an easy choice to send home, continues to avoid the bottom. We discuss the possible reasons for this, as well as what may have caused Audrey, George, and Chehon to also land in the bottom 4. Beyond the eliminations, we were extremely excited to see the return of all-star Jakob Karr, our favorite dancer to ever be on the show. We also discuss Cyrus and the way choreographers have been handling him this season, which brings up the question we asked at the end of season 8: should the show aim to choreograph/judge the dancers according to a universal standard, or should each dancer be considered individually according to his/her skill level? We should also mention that we loved the Eliana/Alex routine by Stacey Tookey, which demonstrated that with a proper partner Eliana is capable of amazing things!

Let us know what you think after listening to the podcast! We’ve partnered with Pure So You Think You Can Dance to deliver this series of podcasts, so check them out and interact with fellow SYTYCD fans! You can leave us a comment on Pure SYTYCD, on this blog, or tweet us. You can also visit our Facebook page and leave a comment there! We love feedback and will respond either with a comment or in our next published show.

So You Think You Can Dance Season 9 – Top 14 Week Podcast


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Episode 51 direct download

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Time Stamps
0:00 – Introduction: Ballet boys as judges, and Ms. Tedholm’s Facebook comment
3:31 – General thoughts about the Mia Michaels episode
5:23 – The Door routine: Cyrus & Eliana
8:44 – Hometown Glory routine: George & Tiffany
11:23 – The Butt Dance: Will & Amelia
14:02 – The Bed routine: Dareian & Janelle
15:58 – Time routine: Audrey & Matthew
18:07 – The Bench routine: Chehon & Witney
20:41 – Addiction routine: Lindsay & Cole
24:45 – Bottom 6/Elimination discussion
30:05 – Wrap-up: Thoughts about Brandon/Amber elimination from Top 16 week, and thoughts on the live shows thus far

Episode Length: 32:24

The Top 14 week of So You Think You Can Dance celebrated Mia Michaels and her iconic routines from the show. Each of the dancers were called on to recreate some of her most beloved routines. Our feelings, along with many fans, were mixed on this approach. Should these routines be performed again, or are they only meant for the original dancers? Can an alternate, yet equally valid interpretation of the routines be presented? We discuss these questions, along with our thoughts on the somewhat shocking elimination of Amelia in this podcast!

We found it very useful to compare the original performances against the new ones. In the time stamps above we’ve linked to blog posts that have both routines embedded for easy viewing.

Let us know what you think after listening to the podcast! We’ve partnered with Pure So You Think You Can Dance to deliver this series of podcasts, so check them out and interact with fellow SYTYCD fans! You can leave us a comment on Pure SYTYCD, on this blog, or tweet us. You can also visit our Facebook page and leave a comment there! We love feedback and will respond either with a comment or in our next published show.

The Olympics are over and SYTYCD is back! And so are we :-)

Newly married and honeymooned out, we’re set to return to podcasting this week! So You Think You Can Dance took a two week break due to the Olympics being on. The Olympics were a lot of fun to watch, including seeing Michael Phelps set the historic record of being “the most decorated Olympian” and winning his third gold medal in a row in the 100 meter butterfly and 200 meter individual medley. We also will not forget the impressive runs and gold medal wins by Usain Bolt, who is now officially, in his own words, a “legend.” Many other events, including the American women’s gymnastics team win (that vault by McKayla Maroney, just wow! We ARE impressed!), the showdown in the Men’s platform diving between David Boudia, Tom Daley, and Qui Bo, and the American women’s 4×100 team relay world record run captivated us. It was an entertaining and inspiring seventeen days of competition!

So You Think You Can Dance returns this week and we had the chance to (finally!) catch up on the Top 16 episode we missed while we were away. Because we’re so close to the airing of the Top 14 episode, we’re not going to record a podcast covering the Top 16 show. In our Top 14 podcast, we will talk briefly about what we thought about the previous episode, including the somewhat shocking bottom 3 boys and girls. We are also curious, but feeling somewhat apprehensive, at the news that the Top 14 week will be dedicated to recreating several Mia Michaels routines. In particular, we wonder how pieces such as “Addiction” and “The Bench” routine will fare with different dancers in them. We’ll certainly have plenty to talk about in our next podcast!

Since our schedules have cleared up, we should have the next SYTYCD podcast out by the end of the week. We look forward to putting it together, and thanks to everyone that’s stuck with us through our haphazard release schedule!