So you think you can dance.

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    Jul 29, 2011 12:41 AM GMT
    I dont know why i have never watched this show before this season but im officially addicted. I really hope Melanie wins it.

    http://www.fox.com/dance/videos/1084760817001/melanie-neil-top-8?sortby=date
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    Jul 29, 2011 12:51 AM GMT
    this season is pretty underwhelming in terms of charismatic dancers, but yeah melanie is gonna win, with sasha in the finale as well. the guys are seriously underwhelming this season.

    that being said, cat deeley is as charming as ever, the judges (love having mary back) have been fun, and the all-stars are fantastic.
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    Jul 29, 2011 1:02 AM GMT
    This season has been entertaining because of the guest judges (NPH, Gaga, the ginger from Modern Family) more so than the dancers.

    However, the absolute spoogefest for the front runners has become tiresome. Given that Melanie has gotten her genre nearly every week, I am hoping that she doesn't win the title. I'm all about Sasha this season.

    I enjoyed Jes the most out of the guys, however, I call EPIC shenanigans because he has grown the most as a dancer and he's been out of his element more than any of the other competitors. I think that Tadd and Ricky are overrated, especially Tadd. Marko is rather MEH for me. This season has been a bit of a disappointment and frankly, I'm ready for it to end. *shrug*
  • FriscoJansen

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    Jul 29, 2011 1:03 AM GMT
    I've always been a fan since the first season. This season though for me seems to not have as good of dancers as previous seasons. Dmitri was one of my faves, he trains celebs on Dancing With the Stars now. Actually that whole season had dancers with magnificent technique...and hot onesicon_razz.gif
  • XxXxXxAZNxXxX...

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    Jul 29, 2011 2:19 AM GMT
    I'm rooting 4 marco this season...he's so cute and talented!
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    Jul 29, 2011 2:31 AM GMT
    This is how I feel about TrueBlood. I've never watched before and now I'm addicted. I liked SYTYCD but this year I can't quite connect to them like in years past.
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    Jul 29, 2011 2:48 AM GMT
    Ricky did a solo July 21st, 2011 to stay in the competition. His solo was awesome.
  • justinlee86

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    Jul 29, 2011 2:53 AM GMT
    I have been loving this season!!!! I am addicted, and are you ready for national dance day?
  • Lunastar

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    Jul 29, 2011 3:03 AM GMT
    Melanie is amazing, love Ricky's solos as well, that's about it icon_smile.gif
  • ivanuri97

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    Jul 29, 2011 3:17 AM GMT
    I am hoping Melanie wins, she is so very talented! I was hoping to see Jess in the final, but sadly he didn't make it past tonight. Had a little man-crush on him. icon_redface.gif For the guys I like Tadd and Marko and hope one of them makes it to the final two or three at least.
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    Jul 29, 2011 4:58 AM GMT
    redroverdog saidI am hoping Melanie wins, she is so very talented! I was hoping to see Jess in the final, but sadly he didn't make it past tonight. Had a little man-crush on him. icon_redface.gif For the guys I like Tadd and Marko and hope one of them makes it to the final two or three at least.


    i loved jess. he was so good. he kept on getting better. it just sucks cause he was so short it was harder for him to do lifts which were his biggest downfall i thought.
  • dancedancekj

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    Jul 29, 2011 5:11 AM GMT
    Been a hard core fan for 8 seasons, have been a conspiracist for 5, which is part of the reason why I love the show (almost more than the dancing).

    I find Season 8's dances to be, for the most part, appallingly generic and forgettable. The only one's that I've really rewatched have been the Justine Giles contemporary with Clarice & Jess, Iveta and Pasha's number, Nick & Iveta's Quickstep, Sonya's Top 20 group number, Kelley Abbey's Top 12 group number, and most of Jess's other numbers.

    This season we have seen the continued watering down of ballroom into lift-heavy contemporary numbers (with maybe 6 counts of closed hold, the rest is posing and lifts) as well as the continued bastardization of hip hop into the unrecognizable lyrical hip hop. e.g. Marko and Mel's hip hop was really more of a jazz piece.

    My favorite (superior technically and in performance) was Jess, who was short-shrifted with bottom of the barrel choreography, partners that were ill suited for him, an unfair arrogant and liftfail edit, and pushing Tadd and Marko (who are inferior in technique and performance quality). Guy smashed every duet he was in, hit it out of the park in the group numbers, and made even the crappiest choreography look good.

    The blatant favoritism of Nigel, Mary's complete and utter disregard for any real ballroom critique, and the lack of Melanie getting anything but contemporary/jazz (because that Viennese waltz was contemporary and her hip hop was a jazz) is ruining the season and show for me.
  • ivanuri97

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    Jul 31, 2011 5:45 AM GMT
    jordanbobordan88 said
    redroverdog saidI am hoping Melanie wins, she is so very talented! I was hoping to see Jess in the final, but sadly he didn't make it past tonight. Had a little man-crush on him. icon_redface.gif For the guys I like Tadd and Marko and hope one of them makes it to the final two or three at least.


    i loved jess. he was so good. he kept on getting better. it just sucks cause he was so short it was harder for him to do lifts which were his biggest downfall i thought.


    I thought Jess gave it his all, I know they all do, but he was always improving desite being given lifts all the time. He will end up on Broadway, I'd go see him in anything. Being on the short side myself, I give him major credit. I do think a lot of the contestants look short compared to Cat, who is just so awesome too!
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Jul 31, 2011 5:50 AM GMT
    MascTOguy saidthis season is pretty underwhelming in terms of charismatic dancers, but yeah melanie is gonna win, with sasha in the finale as well. the guys are seriously underwhelming this season.

    that being said, cat deeley is as charming as ever, the judges (love having mary back) have been fun, and the all-stars are fantastic.



    I have watched this show from Season 1 and I have to agree that this season just isn't holding my attention like the others have. Having Mary back is great, but I miss Mia as a judge, and Adam Shankman. Not sure I like the different celebrity guest judge every week -- although Gaga this past week was amazing and spot on. I'm for Melanie all the way. No one holds a candle to her this season.

  • Aug 05, 2011 8:01 AM GMT
    Just watched 2 of 8 Voted off and I'm pretty sure I saw Jess and Tadd kiss. I watched it in slow motion as well. Can I get a confirmation?
  • dancedancekj

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    Aug 05, 2011 8:02 AM GMT
    tadd-dreaming_marko.jpg
  • dancedancekj

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    Aug 05, 2011 8:04 AM GMT
    Actually, here is the clip:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWQwPYYjmJQ
  • dancedancekj

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    Aug 12, 2011 7:27 PM GMT
    Congratulations to Melanie.

    In other news, Tadd Gadduang is a hottie. Glad most of his dances were shirtless...
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    Aug 12, 2011 7:30 PM GMT
    I was unhappy that Melanie won. She's great, but she was barely forced to leave her comfort zones until the finale. Sasha meanwhile did EVERYTHING, from hip hop to contemp to ballroom, etc. and that girl knows how to PERFORM.

    My top 2 from the start were Marko and Sasha. I'd have been happy with either of them winning. Alas...

    I'll also add that the real star this season was the choreography. Travis, Sonja and Christopher Scott really stepped up their games this season.
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    Aug 12, 2011 7:31 PM GMT
    I'm glad Melanie won, though I would have been just as thrilled if Sasha or Marko won. Did anyone else notice how ripped and skinny Sasha got by the end of the season?
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    Aug 12, 2011 7:31 PM GMT
    The_Guerrilla_Sodomite saidI'm glad Melanie won, though I would have been just as thrilled if Sasha or Marko won. Did anyone else notice how ripped and skinny Sasha got by the end of the season?


    Sasha is hot. Period.
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    Aug 12, 2011 7:32 PM GMT
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    The_Guerrilla_Sodomite saidI'm glad Melanie won, though I would have been just as thrilled if Sasha or Marko won. Did anyone else notice how ripped and skinny Sasha got by the end of the season?


    Sasha is hot. Period.


    Agreed. icon_smile.gif
  • dancedancekj

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    Aug 12, 2011 7:36 PM GMT
    RunintheCityTravis, Sonja and Christopher Scott really stepped up their games this season.


    I'll also add Justin Giles to that list. Loved the piece he did with Jess and Clarice. Dmitri as well. And surprisingly, I liked some of Tyce's jazz pieces. He always does wonderful with his jazz pieces, sucks it up with his Broadway choreo.
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    Aug 12, 2011 7:40 PM GMT
    dancedancekj said
    RunintheCityTravis, Sonja and Christopher Scott really stepped up their games this season.


    I'll also add Justin Giles to that list. Loved the piece he did with Jess and Clarice. Dmitri as well. And surprisingly, I liked some of Tyce's jazz pieces. He always does wonderful with his jazz pieces, sucks it up with his Broadway choreo.


    I agree on Tyce. His stuff is usually hit or miss with me.

    Oh and I loved the piece in the penultimate ep with Mark and Sasha. HOTNESS.
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    Aug 12, 2011 7:41 PM GMT
    No, but I sure can fuck.