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So You Think You Can Dance, July 8th, Top 12

July 9, 2009

Tonight I have to say, my favorite couple was definitely Brandon Bryant and Janette Manrara.  Tonight I am going to try to rank the couples 1 through 6.

1.  Brandon Bryant & Janette Manrara:
     They were awesome with both routines!!!

2.  Ade Obayomi & Melissa Sandrig:
     I think she is exquisite and he adds extra personality and flavor to the
     dances.  He is not bland.

3.  Jason Glover and Caitlin Kinney:
     I thought they both improved this week.  I’ve liked her every week.  In the
     past I have thought he wasn’t keeping up with her.  I thought he closed the gap
     some tonight.

4.  Kupono Aweau & Kayla Radomski:
     I think Kayla is close to flawless.  I think Kupono’s creativity is great, but, he
     seems to lack physical strength sometimes.

5.  Phillip Chbeeb & Jeanine Mason:
     I was surprised the Judges were as excited about Phillip tonight as they
     were.  I thought he was looking unpolished.  I thought Jeanine was phenominal.  
     Jeanine has impressed me every week.

6.  Evan Kaspirzak & Randi Evans:
     I love Evan’s style of dance and quirkiness, yet, this week, it seemed like
     he wasn’t keeping up with Randi.  It seemed like many of his moves should have
     been bolder.  I think they will be in the top 10 this year because I am sure Nigel
     Lythgoe wants them to be in the top 10.  I thought Randi did an incredible job

I’m anxious to see who Brandon will be partnered with next week.  I’d really like to see him dance with Jeanine or Randi. 

Out of all of the females who are still competing on So You Think You Can Dance, I don’t know who should go home because I like them all.  Out of all of the guys who are still compteing on So You Think You Can Dance, I think Kupono is probably the weekest link.

Written by:  Dawn Perucca


So You Think You Can Dance, July 1, Top 14

July 2, 2009

This week, I am ranking 3 of the couples in the top group, 2 of the couples in the middle group and 1 of the couples in the bottom group.  I am unable to rank one of the couples because I was unable to view their performance.

Top 3 couples:

Brandon Bryant & Janette Manrara:
WOW, they were both incredible.

Ade Obayomi & Melissa Sandrig:
WOW, they were both incredible

Kupono Aweau & Kayla Radomski:
I think they are making an excellent couple.  Her legs are so eye-catching.  One of her advantages is her height and her long legs.  I thought he improved this week.  I really loved the choreography.

Middle 2 couples:

Vitolio Jeune & Karla Garcia:
That was the best Choreography I have ever seen for a quick step.  I agreed with Nigel Lythgoe, when he said Vitolio didn’t keep the up-down quick step movement going throughout the entire dance.  I was impressed with both of them.

Jason Glover & Caitlin Kinney:
I really liked it, I thought they both danced it really well, especially Caitlin.  The Choreography was so unusual that I think this dance won’t appeal to all of the voters.

Evan Kaspirzak & Randi Evans:
I’m a big fan of both of these individuals, however, since these 2 short people performed immediately after Kayla was showing off her long legs.  They just seemed like they were unable to make a big statement with their movements.  It seemed like a lot of their movements were not expressed as dramitically as they should have been.

I am unable to rank Phillip Chbeeb and Jeanine Mason:
I was so excited when I heard they were going to be dancing hip hop.  I was really anxious to see it, then, I got a phone call that I needed to take.  I have a hunch they were awesome and I would have ranked them among the top Group.  Hopefully, I will be able to view it on or later.

Written by:  Dawn Perucca

So You Think You Can Dance, June 17th, Top 18

June 18, 2009

Written by:  Dawn Perucca

The couples I thought stood out above the rest were:

Max Kapitannidor & Kayla Radomski:
     I think she is phenominal.  I thought he did a fantastic job, but, didn’t quite keep up with her.  I thought he wasn’t dancing quite masculine enough.  I totally loved the choreography.  It was weird, quirky and interesting.  This routine grabbed and held my attention.

Brandon Bryant & Janette Manrara:
     As soon as they started dancing, I thought, Brandon is a natural at this style of dance.  He looks like this is what he has been doing for decades.  I assumed there would be some phenominal lifts in this routine because he is so strong and she is so petite and there was.  I thought she did a great job, but, Brandon was the one who really impressed me.

Jonathon Platero & Karla Garcia:
     I thought this routine was totally awesome.  They both looked like this is the style of dance they are experts at.  I thought they danced very well together. 

Ade Obayomi & Melissa Sandrig:
     I thought this routine and how they danced it was awesome.  I thought it was great that Sonya gave the man a role that was challenging and he did a lot more than just lead her.

For me, the middle of the pack couples were:

Evan Kaspirzak & Randi Evans:
     I really enjoyed watching this routine, but agreed with the judges when they said Evan’s smooth dance style wasn’t appropriate for this routine.  I loved it when Evan jumped over Randi, I didn’t even see that coming.  I thought Randi did a great job.

Vitolio Jeune & Asuka Kondoh:
     I thought she was flawless.  I thought he was not quite smooth enough.  I did think they both did a great job with throwing emotion into the dance.

The couples who I thought weren’t quite as good as the rest:

Phillip Chbeeb & Jeanine Mason:
     I thought Jeanine was awesome.  I have always loved watching people dance ‘The Tango’ and I thought the choreography for this one was exceptional.  I was really glad Phillip had the opportunity to add his personal flare in the routine toward the end.  Unfortunately, Phillip didn’t dance as well as he should have.  I was disappointed, because, last week, he seemed unstoppable.  After last week, I was thinking, he would probably be one of the last ones standing in this competition.  I hope he will be able to shine in other ballroom styles.

Kupono Aweau & Ashley Valerio:
I thought she did a really good job, but, he wasn’t keeping up with her.

Jason Glover & Caitlin Kinney:
     I enjoyed watching them dance this routine and I thought they both danced it well, however, it didn’t really seem very hip-hoppy to me.  It seemed kind of goody-2-shoes and cheerleader-like to me.

Dawn Perucca