SYTYCD Canada Cancelled

13 09 2011

Breaking SYTYCD Canada News!

CTV has announced that it will NOT be picking up a Season 5 of the series, virtually ending the SYTYCD Canada production full stop after 4 seasons.

The show was not struggling… it drew nearly a million viewers every week (That’s a good number in Canada…FYI) and the cast/crew were absolutely shocked by this decision after a celebratory evening on sunday night, crowning a new winner.

Jordan, it seems, will be the LAST winner of the show, putting even more importance on the victory.

This smells alot like the Canadian Idol axe a few yers back, when the show was seemingly at the top of it’s game, but pulled due to new financial direction from CTV.

CTV is now owned by Bell Media, perhaps new ownership has shaken the programming decisions of the future.

It was good while it lasted, farewell SYTYCD Canada


SYTYCD Canada Finale

12 09 2011

Season 4 of SYTYCD Canada came to a close last night, the winner was announced and Canada has a new favourite dancer.

After allowing a ‘final 6’ to compete for the prize (a cop out in my opinoin) a jam-packed final results show was capped off by announcing the winner.

Y’know what else was jam packed? The judges table… every single person who has ever graced the panel was on-hand. The ever entertaining Mary Murphy and the elusive Mia Michaels joined the usual company of Jean Marc, Tre and Blake. It looked like the painting of the Last Supper up there… just sayin’.

It was 2 hours– so you can imagine. Lots of dancing, lots of crying, Leah trying to cry through the 3 inch thick makeup,  lots of half nakedness, standing ovations, and judges pouring their souls out for each contestant.

Jump to the resultsMatt, Christian, Lindsay and Shane were quickly given the boot, leaving Melissa and Jordan in the running as the ‘final 2’.

I have to make mention, that Jordan was my favorite female in the competition from the very beginning. So not only do I enjoy some personal satisfaction over her success… it makes my heart tingle to think that I shared that opinion with a large majority of SYTYCD canada fans and voters.

Melissa had been a judges favourite all along, and interesting how both the Canadian and American versions this season featured two girls in the final 2.

To the final minutes, and the dramatic reveal…

Canada’s Favourite dancer and the winner of some serious swag is…..


Cue the confetti!

SYTYCD Canada: Top 10 Results

24 08 2011

Another elimination night on SYTYCD Canada.

Since there are no BAD dancers, this gets tougher and tougher each week.

last night, the bottom three looked like this:

Guys: Francois, Christian, Adam

Girls: Denitsa, Yulia and Melissa

Some of those results shocked me, you know how I feel about Christian, and Melissa is a judges favourite.

In the end, both were safe and the two going home were Yulia and Francois. The rest will head to the Top 8 and perform again next week.

SYTYCD Canada: Top 10 August 22

23 08 2011

The SYTYCD Canada Top 10 dancers took to the stage last night – and now it is starting to get tough to choose just one favourite.

I have, however, been able to… sort of.

Last night, it made it asefully hard, each dancer approached their dances with a renewe intensity and level of compete.

Mambo: Denitsa and François: A great pairing for this dance, both dancers looked to be in their element and started off the show with a fast paced, lightening speed mambo with class and style. However, it was a mambo… not traditionally the highest voted dance by an audience of 13-17 year olds.
Contemporary: Lindsay and Adam: A bit of redemption for Blake McGrath who hasnt been nearly as poetic and inspired this season in my opinon. This was a beautiful and strong piece danced to it’s 110% by the dancers. Both are ‘in it to win it’ and stand a good chance after tonights breakthrough.

Hip-hop: Melissa and Shane: I’m not loving the hip Hop on this show this season. Sorry. I think they need some fresh choreographers to shake it up a bit. However, Melisss and Shane danced the heck out of this number… but was it enough?

Contemporary: Yuliya and Matt: This was a contemporary piece choreographed by the rising star Sabrina Matthews. She may be tough, but she inspires strength and precision. Great dance, great choreography perhaps even better than the first contemporary piece of the evening.

Jazz: Jordan and Christian: I told you I had favourites. Well, this week my two favourites were paired together in Jordan and Christian. Cutest couple ever, and also… serious serious dancing machines. Jordan is a powerhouse, Christian matches it in quiet masculinity.

Fore me, Jordan/Christian and Yulia/Matt stole the night …


SYTYCD Canada: Top 12 Results

17 08 2011

The Top 12 became the Top 10 last night as two more dancers were eliminated.


So close, but yet…

The bottom 3 couples were not who I wouldve selected as the bottom performances last night, but somehow Lindsay, Yulia and Geisha fell in the bottom along with their partners Joey,  Shane and Christian.

They all danced for their lives with stunning solos… best of the season by far.

The judges then had to make the final call… Geisha (frequent bottom 3 dweller) and Joey were eliminated, barely missing the Top 10.

Someones gotta go… that’s the name of the game.

SYTYCD Canada: Top 12

16 08 2011

The Top 12 came out in fine form on last night’s SYTYCD Canada, and dare I say, favourites are starting to emerge!

Good timing too, because the dancers that make it through this round will be members of the Top 10… kind of a big deal.

Lindsay and Christian: Samba

A great pairing, particularly for this dance where Christian was in his element and Lindsay is such a strong female partner. Both look poised to be in the Top 10 next week, and even further after that…

Melissa and Adam: Contemporary

A beautiful piece choreographed by a new wife to her husband. It was danced to perfection by the pair who were not really on my radar until tonight. Blake says that Melissa could out-dance Melanie from SYTYCD… not sure, but great to see such dynamic dance superstars stepping up in this competition.

Denitsa and Matt: Hip Hop

The hip hop on SYTYCD Canada is weak. I’m not sure why. But I find that it is doing a dancer disservice to give them unmemorable hip hop numbers without a whole lot of substance. In this case, the choreography was mediocre, and so was the execution.. it made for a subpar performance onverall.

Yulia and Shane: Jive

You can almost hear the collective ‘sigh’ form the dancers when they pick this dance from the hat. I don’t know why, I personally LOVE the jive/Quickstep dances! But historically they prove to be unpopular with voters and take alot of physical energy and training to ‘master’ it. Shane and Yulia, however, pretty much killed this dance. It was far superior to the previous Hip Hop number, a more popular style… so we shall see how voters weigh in.

Geisha and Joey: Afro-Jazz

Exactly the kind of thing I tune in every week to see. Something unique, something different, something entertaining. From costume to make up to choreography… this was a great dance. These two are favourites in my book – both extremely versatile and strong.

Jordan and Fracois: Contemporary

Jordan is a strong contender for the title in my opinion. She is a beautiful dancer with serious technique and emotional equivilence. She powers through a contemporary like no one else on this show and her passion is written in every step she takes. Solid dance, very memorable and as long as voters dont forget about her…she will see the Top 10 and beyond.

and that’s that.


SYTYCD Canada: Top 14 results

10 08 2011

Another tuesday night ameans another elimination for the Top 14 dancers on SYTYCD Canada.

It’s at this stage when things begin to get really tough for judges and the voting public. There are no BAD dancers, so favourites start to emerge.

last night, however, there were still a few dancers that could be weeded out to make the Top 12 a stronger bunch. I know that I dont share this opinion with every person voting, so I didn’t have high expectations that my thoughts would be mirrored by the results.

In some cases, I am pleasantly surprised that the outcome is on-point with my assessments. Last night was one of them!

I suggested that JP and Carlena were not in the same league, nor have they been pushed as much as the other dancers. They both fell into the bottom last night, and were the two dancers ultimately eliminated from the competition.

It’s nice to be vindicated sometimes.


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