SYTYCD Canada: Top 14

9 08 2011

It’s getting serious on SYTYCD Canada, and last night, the Top 14 dancers took the stage with gusto… some of them might actually want to WIN this thing!

Surprise surprise…. new partners are picked.

Jordin and Fracois: Samba

A true power couple, expecially in this style of dance. Jordin can master anything and is one of the strongest dancers in this competition, and she is partnered by Francois is the king of this style! There was so much hip action i was getting dizzy! If Mary was on the panel, there wouldve been Hoots and Hollars all throughout the dance… it was hot, it was fast, it was a perfect way to set the tone for the night.

Geisha and Joey: Contemporary

I would call these two a power couple as well. Joey is a powerhouse dancer, and in his style he is dominant. Geisha is emerging as a force to be reckoned with, and was beautiful in this dance. This was another beautiful, and memorable contemporary choreographed by Stacey Tookey, and the dancers gave full emotion to the story.

Julia and JP: Hip Hop

This was not a highlight of the night for me. JP is not in the same league as some of these other dancers, and Julia was too far out of her stly eot make this work. The judges don’t like to criticize, and have a love-affair with certain dancers (JP included) so they watered down their response. I won’t. I think JP is wrong for this competition, and he brings down all of his partners. There, I said it. I dont care how many dimples he has.

Lindsay and Christian: Jazz Funk

Blake McGrath was back choreographing this piece showcasing the dancers ability to committ to his wild-abondon style. Both dancers kept up with the movements and eachother to create a solid dance. I don’t know how much I will remember this moving forward, but I think these two are on the cusp of being contenders with one really great dance. I don’t think last night’s performance will do it quite yet.

Denitsa and Matt: Cha Cha

No one likes getting the Cha Cha (or the tango, or the waltz…etc) but Matt and Denitsa might just be the perfect pair for this style. Denitsa is a beautiful ballroom dancer – she has legs for days and the costumes are made for her body. Seriously. Matt is a very strong dancer with a great spirit. He learns well, and executes new dances flawlessly. A great dance, not the best of the night.

Carlena and Shane: Contemporary

Finally they throw a challenge at Carlena…a slow, emotional contemporary. In fact, it might’ve been too slow. There wasnt enough content to ‘WOW’ me, but I thought they danced it well. I’m glad this wasn’t the first or the last dance of the night… it didn’t set any kind of tone. It was just, fine.

Melissa and Adam: Hip Hop

I’m not usually a fan of Luther Browns routines, but this one was really hard hitting and showed off his dancers abilities more than I’ve seen in the past. Both Melissa and Adam invested 100% into this dance, and it was fast, sexy, and exuded ‘swagga’ (the word of the year apparently). Great way to end the night!

Thoughts?

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