So, I love the show SYTYCD. It's a lot of great fun and I love it so much more than other dancing shows. The people on the show can ACTUALLY dance, the judges are SO MUCH NICER than other "judging" shows, and criticisms they give are actually relevant and designed to help them rather than just say they suck and are pitchy, and the host is wonderful at her job.
Anyway, I try to watch every season, but I've missed the past 2 or 3. I try, but I just got really busy (hey, I was living in FL with free access to Walt Disney World at any time I wanted to go- I wasn't gonna waste that on watching tv). But this season I managed to catch every episode. And boy, was it a wonderful season. I loved almost everyone on the show (I didn't care for the tap dancer, and I barely remember the girls that were eliminated at the beginning). But the boys were WONDERFUL as well as Lauren- the last girl standing. In fact, I hated having to eliminate everyone each week because I didn't want to lose anyone. So it was actually a blessing when people kept getting hurt so I didn't have to choose!!! :P (though, I was sad when they got injured and they couldn't dance anymore :( )
Anyway, tonight's the finale! And my three favorite dancers are the final three contestants!!!
Kent- Kent has been my favorite since auditions. What can I say- I love a small town bright eyed boy. I love his personality, and I love his dancing. I've loved everything he's done. While I love all three people and don't care who wins, I am pushing more for Kent to win.
Lauren- Ever since Hollywood, I have been a fan of the boys more so than the girls. They just seemed to have more personality and I loved their dancing. But, Lauren also stood out to me. I loved her audition piece, and I loved her dancing during early Hollywood auditions, but she started to get overshadowed by the boys. But then, she got on the show, and she re-installed my love for her! She's such a talented dancer. She has a great personality (not as good as Kent, which is why she's slightly under him in my rankings) and she's a wonderful dancer!!!
Rob- Rob was a dark horse for me. During the show when they were announcing who was going to be on the show, I had 5 boys I had picked out who were my favorite boys and HAD to be on the show. (I didn't have a list of girls I liked w/ the exception of Lauren) Despite my love of his audition piece, Rob was not on my list. Well, as the show went on, every. single. one. of my guys I wanted on the show made it. With the exception of Billy Bell. Well, it's down to the final slot, and it's between Rob and Billy Bell. So, of course, I was rooting for Billy. And then Rob got the spot. So I was a little disappointed. But then they said Billy got to be the 11th person!!!! Well, anyway, despite Rob not being one of my top 5 guys, every single week, I grew to love Rob more and more. I started rooting for him, and the week that two were going home, I hoped against hope that Rob would not be going home and instead they would send Billy home. I felt so bad for Rob that he kept being in the bottom 3, and I'm so glad the judges kept him on (and finally yelled at America for not voting for him and sending him to the bottom so much) because we got the opportunity to see him grow as a dancer- so much more than the others. I was sooo happy for him when he finally started being "safe" and not in the bottom. So while I'm still hoping for Kent to win, and then Lauren, I will be extremely happy if Robert wins and surprises everyone.
But, like I mentioned a few times, I will be happy with any outcome. I love them all so much :) This was the greatest season I've ever watched. Everyone brought such a high level of expertise and I can think of very few routines that I didn't like.
Anyway, since I love the show so much, and I've run out of things to talk about on my blog, I've decided to do a liveblog!! Basically, I watch the show and type my comments as I think them. If you don't watch the show, you probably will have no idea what is happening. But if you DO watch So You Think You Can Dance Finale, then you can probably figure out where I am in the show and what I'm talking about. So without further ado....
Squeeeeee it's Alex!! I love Alex! And how cute is it that they wheeled him out on a chair and he did a hip hop esque chair routine?
Loved that first group routine!!!! Such wonderful choreography, incorporating all those styles, and I loved seeing everyone do their thing. And I know they do it every season, but I still love the focus on the final three at the end.
Hmmm.. I did love the "baseball" routine, but I will have to see what other routines they choose to see if I agree with that being one of the "best routines of the season" Don't get me wrong, I loved the routine, but there were others I loved more.
Yay Mad World Routine!!! I loved that one :) Plus I love the song
This is a cute routine, with Quest (or how do you spell it?) But is it sad that I can't tell which one is Hawk? Was he the half bald one at the beginning? Cuz I didn't think he was bald... Or maybe he was.... I dunno. But I liked it :)
Instead of taking time to talk about this routine, I will instead take this time to talk about the choreographer. While they are not my favorite choreographers, I love love love Nappytabs. They are absolutely amazing and I love their routines. Who knew that hip hop dances could make you feel emotional and tell such amazing stories? I'm so happy when I see someone pull them out of the hat.
Hmm, Kent "first kiss" routine. I love almost every dance this season, so I'm not really going to complain about what routines they do as long as I see them dance, but first kiss, while very good, was never one of my favorites. Again, not gonna complain, I just hope to get to see some of my favorites. If I get to see the ones I want to see, then I'll be happy with everything else :P
The more I see the "They got shot, they got shot, they got shot." commercial, the more I want to watch Raising Hope
Oooo, Another Nappytabs routine. Lesse what it is.... CRAZY CLOWNS!!! Wooooo!!!! Still very good, but I think I liked it better the first time. Lol, did everyone see Dominic give an angry look" when Cat gave Rob a kiss?
THIS KID IS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!! I WANNA JUST CARRY HIM AROUND IN MY POCKET AND PULL HIM OUT EVERY ONCE IN AWHILE AND HAVE HIM DANCE FOR ME!!!!!! WOW!!!! (kinda sad that I didn't get to see another big Nigel dance though)
Sorry older kids, but that young kid had a cute factor that you just can't live up to. Though, I do like the second half of your routine where you're doing songs and stuff, and, well, okay, actually, you're pretty cool too.
Yaaaaay Lauren! Again, not one of my favorite routines (even less so than the other ones I "complained" about) But again, I don't really care unless I don't get to see her "duck in heat" dance, then I'll be pretty sad that they chose this one over that one. I must say though, I enjoyed it more this time than I did last time :)
Awwww, the Travis Wall Fix You routine. I loved loved loved this routine. But remember how I said Nappytabs wasn't my favorite choreographers? Well, the only reason they're not my favorite is because of this man right here. Travis Wall. He is absolutely amazing. Every. Single. Routine. he does brings out some sort of emotion in me. I love everything he does. He's young too. Like, 22. So he has a long, wonderful career ahead of him. He needs an Emmy. If he doesn't get nominated for next years Emmys, there's something wrong with the world. It'll be a Mad World :P
You know, I started watching last years SYTYCD, but I was always busy and ended up not finishing the season. But from what I saw of the season, I liked Russel. I wish they had DVDS of past season so I can catch up on the few seasons I missed.
Oooo... The excaliber routine! I like this routine, but I also still think that I saw a very similar routine once on a different season? But no one knows what I'm talking about. I wanna say it was Benji and Travis, but they did the nerd one, so I don't think it was them. But anyway, yeah, I like this routine because like they said, you really don't get to see two B Boys do a choreographed routine and it's pretty cool.
Yay for seeing Neil, and yeah, SYTYCD has to do their cross promotion with their other editions.... but I think our Lauren is soooooo much better than this girl. They should have a dance off!!!
Ooooo....... Here we go! The first of the elimi----LOL I love Rob's outfit. I guess this means we get to see Rob's Bollywood routine soon :D And we GET TO SEE KENT AND NEIL'S STAB IN BACK ROUTINE!!! THAT'S ONE OF MY FAVORITES THAT I WANT TO SEE!!!
Awww... Poor Rob. I love Rob, even though I only gave him 3 votes last night (I gave everyone at least one vote :P Kent got about 30, Lauren got about 9, and Rob got 3). So. It's down to Lauren and Kent, my two favorites (they were just a smidge over Rob) Again, I love this season, so I have no high hopes for anyone to win (though, if Kent wins, that means I get to see him cry and babble and give his million dollar smile, all of which makes me swoon)
Huh. Another Nappytabs. As much as I love love love Travis, Nappytabs are probably the stand out choreographers of the season. They had a really good year :) I do like this routine, it's cute. Again, would have preferred Duck in Heat, but this one was one of Lauren's great ones. Like Adam said, really showed her strength.
YAAAAAAAAY THE ALEX DAN--- oh wait, this isn't the Alex dance I wanted :( I wanted the Alex Hip-Hop with Twitch :( Don't get me wrong, I like this one, and I love love love the song, but I heard Cat say Alex and I got excited for the hip hop, and it wasn't, so now I'm just disappointed. I think this routine was performed before Alex started ascending to my favorites. I always liked Alex, just not as much as others, but I don't think it was till a few episodes later that I realized I loved him.
Oh heeeeey, I would have never thought they would choose this Bollywood routine to do! (*snark*) I love Bollywood. I am so so so glad they decided to make it one of the regular dances of this season (just how many Bollywood routines did we see this season?) It's so different from the other dances and it's SO FUN!! So much better than disco. And Rob's smile makes him fit the category so well :)
YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY ANOTHER NEIL AND KENT ROUTINE!!! AND IT'S THE BACKSTAB ROUTINE. So I didn't get to see the duck dance, but I did get to see one of my absolute favorites, so that's good :) Not only is Travis one of my favorite choreographers, but I love love love love love seeing Kent and Neil dance together. and this routine is absolutely the greatest thing ever. And look at their characters!!! Neil stays soooo angry throughout the entire routine, and Kent keeps glancing over at him longingly..... but I love the end when Kent's by himself. He looks so hurt and awful, I just want to give him a hug. AWWWWWWWWW Neil came back and gave him a hug. They made up from all that fighting. Yay! Tee Hee and how cute was Kent forcing Neil to bow?
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!! WHAT THE HELL IS THAT??? WHY ARE HIS LIPS SO BIG???? IT'S SCARING ME SO MUCH!!!! STOP SHOWING IT!!!!
I always enjoy seeing the real version of the goodbye song, but I HATE that they cut away from the video screen to show the singer. I don't care about watching the band, I want to watch the full "season recap" video. I do NOT want to watch Huge Lip dude.
So... we didn't get to see the duck dance. And we didn't get to see Kent and Lauren's prom dance. And we didn't get to see Alex's hip hop dance (though that's for an obvious reason). Booooo, looks like I need to make a trip to YouTube once the show is over.
OMG!!!!! WAIT!!!!! I SEE THE THERAPY COUCH!!!!!!! IT'S THE ALEX HIP HOP ROUTINE!!!! I'M SO EXCITED!!!!!!
SQUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LITERALLY JUST SQUUEEEED OUT LOUD FOR A LONG LONG TIME!!! I CAN"T BELIEVE IT!!! IT'S ELLEN!!!!! THIS THIS IS AMAZING!!!! OMG!!!!! WO WOW WOWO WOWWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOW I HAVE NO WORDS!!!!! GREATEST THING EVER@!!!!! I love Ellen :D AND THERE IS ALEX ON HIS CRUTCHES!!! Poor Alex. That boot is huge.
So here we are at the end. My two favorite dancers made it to the end. Can we get another kiss? I love them both. Like Kent just said "Here we go" I think I want Kent to win over Lauren, but I will be happy with any outcome.
And the winner is......
Yay for Lauren!!! This was such a male dominated season, and she was able to rise above that and show that not only was she the strongest female dancer, she was the greatest. Like one of the judges said earlier (I wanna say Mia) Lauren didn't really need to win the show- she was already an all-star.
Poor Kent though. Did anyone else notice he didn't come back out at the end? He was probably crying :( Lot's of emotion going on.
Welp, that's it folks!!! Season's over. Off to YouTube I go!!!