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So You Think You Can Dance – Top 4

Posted by g3tech on August 16, 2007

Welcome to part one of our SYTYCD finale! At the end of the four hours of the two part finale, either Lacey, Sabra, Danny or Neil will have won the crown of “America’s Favorite Dancer”. Time to begin….

The judging panel who began the show in New York, will be the same panel ending it, in other words, Dan Karaty is on the panel.

Nigel tells us that SYTYCD will be back for another season!! Whoo!!

BLAH BLAH BLAH…. (more useless judge talk)

We get to watch a video of the top 4’s best moments.

To start the night, the top 4 are going to be dancing a Tyce DiOrio broadway routine. He describes it as “slick and sophisticated”. Apparently, they only had an hour and a half to learn this routine, or at least, that’s what Sabra tells us. Tyce expects them to be “Brilliant” (with a capital B), let’s hope so, this is the top 4 after all. The song is “Mein Herr” by Liza Minnelli (Cabaret soundtrack).

All the dancers will be dancing with each other, which includes guys with guys and girls with girls.

First, we find out a bit about Lacey, and then Lacey takes to the floor with a solo to the song “Technologic” by Daft Punk.

Sabra & Neil get together with Shane Sparks for a hip hop routine. And it’s supposed to be as sexy as Nigel is british. The song is “Whine Up” by Kat DeLuna. I liked it but it just wasn’t great, it wasn’t finale-worthy dancing. Nigel thought that it wasn’t as funky as he would’ve liked and Neil was a bit too stiff and he felt that Sabra wasn’t strong enough. Mary expected more and was disappointed. Dan thought that it was a bit too bouncy, there shouldn’t be so many faces.

Commercial break time!

Lacey & Danny will be dancing a Jean Marc Genereux viennese waltz. Lacey & Danny are apparently good friends and they have a lot of inside jokes and they talk a lot. With all the talking, Jean Marc felt like they were in kindergarten and he’s a french teacher trying to teach english and then he tells them “YOU GET THE RYDEM IN YOR BODAY!” There’s some really funny stuff in their video. They’re dancing to the song “Keep Holding On” by Avril Lavigne. I thought it was excellent, both the dancing and the performance. Nigel thought it was soo good, it was like they were ice skating. Mary thought it was effortless and they got a standing ovation and a scream from her. Dan felt that they were both incredible and amazing.

Next, we find out a bit more about Neil, and then he dances a solo to the song “Gravity” by Shawn McDonald.

Lacey & Sabra are taking on a Wade Robson routine, where they’re a mother fox (Lacey) and a baby fox (Sabra). The song is “Koyal (Songbird)” by Nitin Sawhney. It was an interesting routine, not exceptional, but not bad either. Nigel called it “extraordinary… Thank goodness he told us they were two little foxes”. He felt that Lacey could have been a “velociraptor”. He says he didn’t get it, and finds it difficult to judge the dancers, with that routine. He’s not sure this was the right time for Wade (whom Nigel says is one of his favourite choreographers) to experiment. Mary agrees. Dan says that there are going to be people who loved that and people who hated it.

Now, we find out some stuff about Danny, and then he does a solo (which involved a record amount of jumps and spins) to the song “We Are The Champions” by Gavin DeGraw.

Now that the girls have danced together it’s the guys turn. They’re going to be doing a Mia Michaels’ routine. This should be crazy since both of them dance contemporary. They’re both going to be princes battling for the throne. Since Nigel like masculine dances, they’re doing it for him. The song is “Are You The One” by the Presets. I really enjoyed this routine, especially the part where Danny claps in Neil’s face, the look on Neil’s face was priceless. Nigel loved it and sait that it was indeed very masculine. Mary also loved it and thought that it was very believable. Dan also enjoyed it.

Sabra’s last, and of course, we learn stuff about her, like that she’s travelled a lot, and then she performs her solo to the song “Wonderful World” by James Morrison.

More commercials (and a commercial for “American Band” — the show that’s like American Idol, but with, you won’t believe it, BANDS!)

Lacey & Neil are now going to perform a lindy hop, choreographed by Nick Williams, which involves lots of flips and lifts and all that fun stuff. Their song is “Bill’s Bounce” by the Big Elliot Swing Orchestra. It’s going to be really hard. It started really strong, but then they started to lose energy. It was fun, don’t get me wrong but it kinda lacked a bit but, in the end, I still enjoyed it. Nigel tells them how hard the dance is, especially in keeping the energy up all the way through it. He also says Lacey used her partner a whole lot better. Mary loved it. And they’re on the hot tamale train, and then she screams. Dan thought the dance was awesome, and anyone who didn’t enjoy it is just a boring person.

Final performance of the night is Sabra & Danny doing a cha cha, and their choreographer is Melanie LaPatin. The song is “Gotta Get Done” by Celia Cruz. It was awesome! And I loved it. Nigel felt that it was a shame they haven’t partnered before, since they work so well together. Mary critiqued the first half of their performancce but about halfway through, they started to relax and show off their personalities and, by the end, she thought they’d nailed it. Dan thought the beginning was okay, and the second half was waaayy better.

Tomorrow: the top 20 are featured, there will be special guests, and Cat will be…dancing…with Nigel?

Stay tuned.

See your top 10 faves on the SYTYCD tour.

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So You Think You Can Dance – Top 6 Results Show

Posted by g3tech on August 14, 2007

Welcome to the second to last results show of SYTYCD. As hopefully you know, later this week, on thursday to be exact, we will crown America’s NEW favorite dancer. 

The show begins with a wild group routine, danced to the song “2:19” by Tom Waits. They’re dressed in rags and various shades of mold and other nice green stuff. They fight their way out from under a net to start, as fog spills over the stage, and spend the next couple of minutes hopping and kicking and shaking like undead creatures in search of fresh brains. The women jump on the men’s backs and ride them for a while. Tongues get poked out. Do I even need to tell you this was Wade Robson’s piece?

Anyways, Cat comes out and announces that ten and a half million votes were cast. That’s pretty awesome.

Debbie Allen is back on the table again, and Cat wants to know: what’s up with Cedric? You know, the dude you gave a scholarship to. Sound vaguely familiar? Debbie says Cedric is enrolled and has sponsors and housing, and they’ve been hanging out. Chillaxing. Then Cat asks about the show’s “next guest,” because in an amazing coincidence, Debbie knows him! This guy’s name is Titus Fotso, whom Debbie calls “the gentle giant,” and she discovered him when she was producing Amistad and he’s amazing and blah blah blah. Cat says, “Well, he’s here to perform tonight, would you like to see him?” Debbie says, “Wow! Yes!” like this is all a big surprise to her. Four men with African drums are set up on the back steps of the stage, and Titus comes down the stairs, shaking his body to the rhythms of the African Dance Music Ensemble . It’s pretty amazing, and a nice demonstration of dance-as-culture that this show kind of lacks — we could do with more of this and fewer routines with jazz hands. Maybe that’s why I like the hip-hop on this show so much — it seems more authentic to me, people like Hok and Sara learning moves on the street instead of the privileged kids learning how to move around the stage like hummingbirds.

Anyway….

The girls are gonna perform solos first.

1) Sabra (song: “I Gotcha” from Fosse (original broadway cast))

2) Lauren (song: “Heartbreaker” by Pat Benatar)

3) Lacey (song: “What I Like About You” by Lillix)

Nothing absolutely extraordinary or amazing about any of these solos.

After the commercial, the guys are doin’ their solos:

4) Pasha (“Zoot Suit Riot” by Cherry Poppin’ Daddies)

5) Neil (“All That I Am” by Rob Thomas)

6) Danny (“2 The Sky” by Robin Thicke)

So in this show’s own version of Idol Cares…This Week, it’s something the show arranged through the L.A.’s mayor’s office: Choreographers will be passing on their expertise to after-school dance teachers in some of L.A.’s most challenged neighbourhoods.

The first session took place in South Central L.A., and we see Nigel talking to a bunch of dance instructors in a gym, and then some woman who doesn’t get identified thanks the show because their dance instructors will get help from the best in the world. Nigel tells a bunch of bored-looking instructors that they’ll give them the “seeds” to bring back to their pupils. And this way, people won’t forget that dancing even exists, which is apparently what normally happens when So You Think You Can Dance goes off the air. Thanks, crazy British guy! They’re going to be doing hip-hop with Shane Sparks and contemporary with Mia Michaels. To Nigel, this is awesome because they’d never get the chance to do contemporary with Mia Michaels in their entire lives. He says these words out loud, and I’m not sure he realizes that I can think of bigger tragedies. But I do like the idea of charity programs that aren’t about just money or food. I like the idea of programs that might find a spark in a student who might not otherwise get the chance to dance (even if the poor guy never ever gets choreographed by Mia Michaels — can you even imagine?). Shane works the crowd through some hip-hop moves, and then the six finalists are trotted out to be pretend celebrities.

And now a performance by Lil’ C and Tha Nephz-Squad, they’re krumping to the song “Nephz Up” by J-Squad. From this performance, you can see how you’re really supposed to krump. Check how how hard they hit each move and how tough their attitudes are. Some people have told me that they didn’t really understand what was going on — all they saw were some wild movements and some arm flapping. But you don’t have to understand the moves, it’s all about “hittin’ it hard”.

Now that we’re back from the commercial, Cat decides to recap the girls first. The first person in the finale is none other than……….LACEY! Will Sabra or Lauren join her? We’ll find out after one break or another.

There’s another commercial…..

The guys performances were recapped next. The first guy in the finale is none other than………. DANNY!

Then this: Cat announces they have some “bad news” for the studio audience. The audience is already upset, even though they don’t know what’s going on. “As you know, tonight we are not broadcasting live. The show you’re watching at home was recorded on Thursday. This is so that the top four have time to rehearse for the finale.” Well — wouldn’t they have had the exact same amount of time if the show was broadcast last week? I get it — they weren’t going to be able to broadcast, but did the show anyway. Okay. Sounds all right. Except this part’s not going to sit right with the audience: “To protect the integrity of the show and ensure the viewers at home get the results at the same time as everybody else, we’ve decided to clear the studio and create a lockdown situation, before we reveal who your votes have sent home.” Wow. Cat says “lockdown situation” like there’s been a bomb threat.

The boos start to rain down as Cat asks the audience to leave.

Back from the break, the theatre is indeed empty. Everyone’s gone home except for “the essential crew”.

The girls are about to find out their fates: which one will make it into the finale, will it be Sabra or Lauren?

The answer is…….. SABRA!

Which means that Lauren won’t be making it to the finale.

The judges do their best to make their applause fill up the entire hall (it’s actually really funny to listen to!).

Cat asks the judges what they think. Nigel says, “Lauren knows, I’ve said before, that Lauren was always going to be one of my favourite dancers in this competition. She should be very proud of herself to be here now.” He says she peaked a little too late for the public. Mary says she loved Lauren from the second she saw her, and has graced the stage with “class” and “elegance.” Debbie spouts some of her nonsense about how Lauren has been part of a show that has “evangelized” dance and so the world will know her name. I do not believe any of these things to be true. But Debbie’s so nice. Lauren says she had a wonderful time performing for everyone, and it’s the best opportunity she’s ever had.

Now the guys turn to find out who will make it and who won’t be making it, will it be Pasha or Neil?

The guy making it to the finale is…………. NEIL!

I was actually quite surprised by Pasha going home. I was sure he was going to make it!!

Neil almost doesn’t react at first — I think he was genuinely surprised. Pasha accepts the verdict with grace.

Nigel tells him that he’s grown every week and is a wonderful partner. “Outside of your dancing, you’re such a warm, charismatic person,” he says, adding that Pasha is a “charming gentleman” and was a pleasure to have on the show. Cat points out that Pasha’s one of her favourites. “He is one of my favourites, and it is really hard,” she says, waving a hand in front of her face. She calls him a “great ambassador” for ballroom dancing, and she is genuinely near tears. Awww. Debbie goes on about ten and a half million people knowing his name, and so he should take some acting lessons because there’s no end of the road for him, and blah blah blah. Yep, ten and a half million people know his name, Debbie, and those ten and a half million people liked the other two guys better.

Make sure to check out the finale on wednesday and thursday, both days at 8.

See you soon.

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Big Love – Episode 10 (“The Happiest Girl”)

Posted by g3tech on August 14, 2007

Bill’s going to a gaming convention in Nevada in connection with Weber Gaming to meet up with his new clients, but Barb begs off, still not on board with the whole idea yet. Margene is only too happy to go in Barb’s place, in order to (a) enjoy a hotel/spa weekend; (b) have a turn at being Bill’s public wife; and (c) have the honeymoon she and Bill never had. But then they end up running into friends from Bill’s other life, and Margene takes it hard when Bill demotes her to “secretary” and calls Barb down to the rescue.

As the only wife left at home, Nicki tries to throw an engagement party for Joey, Wanda, and Kathy. The sixty grand she stole from the UEB office helps make that happen, but something else from there gets in her way: Alby, who’s pissed at her for skipping his testimony meeting last week, forcing her to host the party at home. Alby’s got other balls in the air as well. The first is his insistence on bringing Roman home to die, although he claims that’s not his aim. The second is an offer from Frank, who thinks his sons sold him out to Lois and has decided to get his revenge by offering to spy on them for Alby in exchange for Kathy. Yes, that would be Joey’s Kathy. And of course Alby takes him up on it. Alby shows up at the party, accuses Nicki of the theft, and accidentally goads her into spilling the beans about Weber Gaming.

On the Rhonda front, she may finally have overreached, threatening to out Heather, falsely or not, as Sarah’s lesbian admirer. And Sarah’s restored friendship with Heather has an unintended consequence, which is to make her vulnerable to the meddling of April Blessing.

Back in Nevada, Bill proves to his potential new clients that he’s not “squeaky clean” by outing himself to them. Barb’s freaked out, but Margene sees a chance to be “Mrs. Henrickson” in part of Bill’s life. Things end on an ambiguous note, with Barb not speaking, Bill in bed alone, Roman soaking up a potent cocktail of painkillers and sedatives injected into his IV by Alby’s wife, and Rhonda singing “The Happiest Girl in the Whole U.S.A.” on TV, in an extremely unconvincing way.

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Hell’s Kitchen – Episode 11 (“Finale, Part 2”)

Posted by g3tech on August 14, 2007

Gordon Ramsay’s Bleep-O-Fucking-Meter: 9
Best Champion Quote of the Night: “It’s good to come home with quarter of a million dollars — HOLLA!” –Rock
Best Ramsay Quote of the Night: “You know what it’s like now? Standing on the fucking hotplate, where you’re getting fucked from behind?”

And it’s ROCK FOR THE WIN! Which means, of course, that Bonnie can reconsider being a teacher now. Now, I know I came down hard on Bonnie last week, but I will give her huge props for being an incredibly gracious and classy loser. Of course, the skeptic in me makes me wonder if she was as fine as she was with her loss because she just didn’t want the win That Bad. Meanwhile, this episode — like last week’s — really went on forever. Too much empty filler, not enough juicy swearing.

Bonnie and Rock led their chef teams back up to the loft to hold culinary powwows. While Bonnie opts for the slumber party approach of telling her “girls” how happy she is to have them all back with her, Rock drills his new underlings on the menu, stations, and prep. They elicit two very different responses from their teams. Brad announces to us, “We gotta to do the best we can for Rock,” but Julia says, “Since this is Bonnie’s kitchen, I’m gonna treat her just like I would treat a regular boss. Whatever she asks me to do, Imma do it, but I think Rock deserves to win.”

The next morning, “construction” on the two restaurants continues, and with eight hours until service, the two teams do a trial run of their various dishes. Bonnie realizes that it’s “humbling” for Julia to be cooking under her, but she notes Julia is going to have to deal with it. (Should I even bother to mention the contrivance that is the “Hell’s Kitchen Designer” telling Bonnie that they’ve run out of wallpaper? Or Bonnie’s worry that the wallpaper is bubbling WAY THE FUCK UP BY THE TWENTY-FOOT TALL CEILINGS? Well, let me ask you this: does it ever come to anything or even matter in Ramsay’s eyes? No? Okay, then.)

Rock’s prep goes fairly well. At one point, he even pulls Josh aside to give him a pep talk. He tells Josh that he himself has confidence in his cooking, and Josh just needs to have confidence in himself. It’s all nice and leadershippy and very befitting a champion.

During prep, Bonnie notes that Melissa is overcooking the prawns, a comment that Ramsay parrots when he does a tasting of Bonnie’s menu. Oh, and speaking of the menus, I caught Mr. HK Narrator calling Bonnie’s chèvre salad a “shevra salad,” which just au bon pained me. Dude, it’s “shev” — the “re” is silent. It’s more prison yard weapon than it is a gas station, you know? Other items on Bonnie’s menu include her “signature” egg fettuccine with sautéed Thai prawns and a dessert assortment of chocolate truffles. Ramsay is pretty complimentary about everything on Bonnie’s menu except the aforementioned overcooked prawns and her dessert, which he determines to be too small for a restaurant dessert. He advises her to “do something with it,” which we never see.

For Rock’s part, his menu features a crispy chicken breast and crab cake over jasmine rice (his signature dish), a pan-roasted prime rib eye, and a vanilla bean milkshake with chocolate chunk cookies for dessert. Ramsay’s notes are that the rice is way too garlicky and the milkshake is “too clumsy as a dessert.” He recommends Rock “soften it up a bit” by serving a smaller amount of the milkshake in a cocktail glass instead of a predictable tall glass.

Passing over Ramsay’s inspection of the two “newly designed” restaurants (because see: DOESN’T EVER MATTER), we move into Ramsay’s pep talk to the two finalists, after which he anoints them with executive chef jackets and JP flings open Hell’s Kitchen. Before service gets underway, Brad — who has always been pretty awesome on this show — wishes Rock luck and tells him he’s there for him all night. Mr. HK Narrator tries to make us care about how the diners will react to the finalists’ food because, as he puts it, “feedback from the diners is more important than ever, as Chef Ramsay will consider their input when choosing tonight’s winner.” Yeah, but it really doesn’t and he really won’t.

The first orders for appetizers come in and go out without incident. When the next orders come in, Bonnie comes down on her team for not calling back. She tells us that she thinks her team disregards what she says because they still don’t take her seriously. Bonnie starts to run into real problems with a completely silent and fairly blasé Julia, who tells us that she wasn’t really even paying attention to who was doing what since she just wanted to get dinner service over. Later on, Bonnie doesn’t respond to Julia, and Ramsay comes down on her for fostering a silent team. Somewhere in all of this, Bonnie runs out of her egg fettuccine as well as her prawns, so no more orders for her signature dish can be had. JP is left to make peace with the freeloading customers, who later complain about cold, undercooked food. A still mostly-silent Julia tells a barking Bonnie, “Just be happy I’m giving you your food.” Damn, way to show future employers what a team player you are, Julia! Finally, in the last movement in the Bonnie v. Julia cacophony, Bonnie asks Julia to wrap something up and put it away, but Julia chooses to turf that job to Jen. When Bonnie hears this, she comes down hard on Julia, they argue and squeal, and Ramsay orders Bonnie to run her kitchen.

On Rock’s side, nothing goes out of his kitchen for over thirty minutes, and Josh burns the crab cakes again and again, so Ramsay pulls Rock aside and tells him Josh is screwing up his restaurant. Rock yanks Josh off fish and puts him on stuff that really doesn’t need much done to it except heating. With Brad adding his voice of encouragement to Rock’s orders, Rock kitchen is finally, um, rocking.

After service ends, Ramsay asks each finalist what they would have done differently. Rock says he would have won the taste challenge so he could have first pick of his cooking team. He would have chosen Jen because she has really impressed him (insert noises of Jen beaming and kvelling). Furthermore, if Rock had first pick, he wouldn’t have been stuck with Josh, who really brought the team to a screeching halt. Josh doesn’t care because, as he tells us, he knows how to cook. Really and truly. Totally. Knows how to cook crab cakes until you can’t cook them any more. Definitely. Bonnie admits that if she had it all to do again, she would have made sure to have enough pasta and shrimp to last the night.

Oh, my God, the last FIFTEEN minutes where Ramsay takes some time to consider his decision should have lasted only FIVE! Up in the dorm, Rock and Bonnie hug it out, sincerely wish each other well, and talk about feelings. Ugh — move it ALONG! Finally, after complimenting both of the finalists (Hee — Ramsay tells Rock he knows why he’s called “Rock.” Give up? Because he’s “Rock solid.”) Ramsay positions Bonnie and Rock behind two closed doors. Only one of the door handles will open to allow the winner to walk through. Bonnie and Rock stand there, their hands on the handles for EIGHTEEN BILLION YEARS, before Rock walks through as the season three Hell’s Kitchen winner. Rock bends over crying, Bonnie beams for him and hugs him happily, and the crowd goes wild! Rock’s wife looks calmly happy, but also simply exhausted as she jiggles their half-asleep daughter on her shoulder. She hugs Rock and tells him she loves him so much. I wonder if she’s thinking, “Fuck. Now we gotta move to Vegas.” Rock tells us he’s thrilled he won because he showed his kids that if you stick with something, you can make it happen.

The show closes out in a big party of shiny falling paper and Ramsay and Scott spraying everyone with Champagne. “Season twelve’s winner right here!” Rock bellows, pointing at his adorable son.

And it’s over. See you all around. Hmm, Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares looks pretty badass, doesn’t it?

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John From Cincinnati – Episode 10 (“His Visit: Day Nine”)

Posted by g3tech on August 13, 2007

So there was this multi-part documentary series that aired about the American Musical on PBS a while back. And there was this one segment that stuck with me, about Hal Prince recalling when Andrew Lloyd Webber approached him about directing Cats. And Prince listens to his spiel and says something along the lines of “Andrew, is there something I don’t get? Is this about Queen Victoria, and she’s the main cat, and Disraeli and Gladstone are the other cats, and there are poor cats, and am I missing this?” And Andrew Lloyd Webber looks at him and says, “Hal, it’s about cats.”

I bring this up because I just spent 10 weeks watching John From Cincinnati, listening as David Milch has gone through his spiel and built his story about an other-worldly messenger delivering some divinely inspired gospel to an unlikely recipient. And after all nine weeks of buildup, I’ve watched the final episode, and the only thing I can conclude is: God’s message is apparently suggestions for a new branding campaign for Stinkweed. I mean, I’m sure there’s probably more to it then that, and I’m just not getting it, but I’m also fairly certain that that — the “not getting” it part — doesn’t rest entirely on my shoulders.

Anyhow…Shaun and John return, surfing in on a wave. Where have they been? “Cincinnati,” Shaun says, though he’s pointing up to the sky when he says it, which means that either the kid either really sucks at geography or he had some celestial experience. Butchie whisks Shaun off to see Mitch and Cissy, while John and Linc have a heart-to-heart about what the hell this is all about. I’m not sure Linc understands things any better than I do after John’s explanations, but he does latch onto the bright idea to adopt the stick-figure symbol for a new line of Stinkweed clothing and hold a parade, featuring the Yosts, to deliver God’s message of love and community and competitively priced surfing accessories.

And what of the Yosts? Well, Mitch levitates again, this time in front of Cissy, and everyone spends most of the episode gawking at him. Finally, Butchie and Shaun help him down, and it’s nice to see that family put together again. Cissy even smarts off to some mouth-breathing pervert who says something ungallant to Tina. That was unexpected.

Wrapping up other loose threads: Cunningham no longer feels ashamed of who he is. Freddy is out of the direct-to-market pharmaceutical business. Dickstein gets his hummer from a suddenly friendly Jennifer Grey. Bill finally ventures to the upper room of his house to wrestle with his own demons, whereupon Zippy returns to him. And John delivers another monologue about Dr. Smith returning from Cincinnati twenty years younger and Cissy getting pregnant, which is either an epilogue or a preview of Season Two. Or maybe it’s just about cats.

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Big Love – Episode 9 (“Circle The Wagons”)

Posted by g3tech on August 13, 2007

Roman survived his shooting last week, but he’s in and out of surgery, and his fate remains uncertain. Bill tells his wives about the acquisition he’s working on. Nicki’s for it, Barb’s against, and Margene decides to enjoy her status as the swing vote. But then Ben nearly queers the whole deal by reacting badly to the news that a Home Plus coworker used to date Margene. It’s complicated. Lois is playing the whole family trying to get back into favor — and, more importantly, back into her money — and after learning that Frank is secretly loaded (not even counting the bribe Bill paid him to make Lois first wife), she decides she wants a divorce. On the compound, Adaleen is still shutting Nicki out, and Joey’s “trying out” the Principle, which is not entirely to Bill’s approval. And of course Roman’s state has left a power vacuum at the head of the UEB. Bill tries to step in with a suggestion to bring in an outside trustee who totally won’t be Bill’s puppet at all. How gullible can that board be? Pretty gullible, because Bill’s finesse and corporate-speak are no match for Alby’s shameless claim to having received a testimony naming him as Roman’s proxy. Especially when Adaleen and a gullible Creeker back Alby. They won’t be so happy about their little coup when they get back to the office and find that someone (Nicki) has made off with all the fat bricks of cash they had lying around. When the Henrickson spouses vote on Weber Gaming, Barb is outvoted as the lone dissenter. She pretends to take it gracefully, but she’s not any better at pretending than she was at winning the other wives over to her side. And will Nicki find something to fill the void left by her former shopping addiction? Bingo!

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Benji on the SYTYCD Top 6

Posted by g3tech on August 10, 2007

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So You Think You Can Dance – Top 6

Posted by g3tech on August 10, 2007

Welcome back to SYTYCD, where we find ourselves only ONE week from our finale.

Each dancer is going to be performing 3 times tonight – twice partnered and once in solo.

Remember, this week, your votes decide who will be in the finale!!!!

Joining our panel for the second time is Ms. Debbie Allen.

First off is Pasha & Lacey! They’re dancing hip hop and the smooth waltz. Their hip hop choreographer is Dave Scott. Lacey is a mannequin and she’s going to come alive and dance with Pasha. The song is “In The Morning” by Junior Boys. Both the performance and the choreography is amazing!! Pasha surprised the hell out of me with his hip hop and his nerdy glasses. Nigel thought it was danced very well and they brought their characters to life. Mary couldn’t believe it. Debbie thought they brought a lot of energy and they brought it, and most importantly of all, why they’re still in the competition. BECAUSE BOTH OF THEM FREAKIN ROCK!!!!!

The first solo is Sabra (song: “Rock Your Soul” by Elisa — I just wanted to point out that Elisa is the singer of Lacey & Kameron’s top 20 contemporary routine)

Next up is Danny & Lauren who will be dancing contemporary and disco. Who will be choreographing their contemporary routine, why, none other than Mia Michaels. It’s an alien experiment type thing. The song is “Then You Look At Me” by Celine Dion. It was an incredible performance and choreography. The contemporary, with both of them, was absolutely fantastic. Nigel thought it was absolutely incredible and Mary screamed and thought it was terrific and a treat and they both got tickets on the hot tamale train. Debbie thought it was passion and perfection personified, and said they danced with such power, grace, technique and emotion and they’re a choreographers’ dream, let’s not forget the part where she says they should get an Oscar.

The second solo is Pasha (song: “Total Eclipse of the Heart” by Bonnie Tyler).

The being know as the “commercial break” has fallen upon us. NOO!!

We’re back and Neil & Sabra are going to be dancing jazz and paso doble. Their jazz choreographer is Mandy Moore. It’s an 80’s jazz where they’re each fighting to get their way. The song is “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)” by Eurythmics. It was really great. I really enjoyed it. Nigel is worried because he hopes that the choreographies and the performancesin the finale will be as good as they were this week. And he thought it was incredible. Mary thought they were both incredible (and she couldn’t stop smiling). Debbie thought that that was the way to do it.

The third solo is Lauren (song: “Sorry” by Maria Mena)

After the break, round two starts.

It begins with Pasha & Lacey doing a smooth waltz. Hunter Johnson is their choreographer. Their song is “A Daisy in December” by Mick McAuley & Winifred Horan. It was incredibly elegant and beautiful and I enjoyed it very much. Nigel thought that everything was beautiful. Mary thought it was dreamlike and beautiful and touching. Debbie thought that it was a love story.

The fourth solo is Neil (song: “Out of My Hands” by Dave Matthews Band).

Commercial.

Danny & Lauren will be performing a disco routine, choreographed by Doriana Sanchez, to the song “Don’t Leave Me This Way” by The Communards. It was fast paced, it was 70’s and it was awesome!!! Nigel comments on how tough it was and said it was incredibly enjoyable to watch. Mary thought that it was so much fun. Debbie said that since they had fun, we had fun and said they were well paired.

The fifth solo is Lacey (song: “Le Disco” by Shiny Toy Guns).

Once again, we take a break.

Lastly, Neil & Sabra take on the paso doble. Which is choreographed by Tony Meredith. The song is “Espana Cani” by Juan & Gennaro. It was fabolous and I thought it was great. Nigel thought it was stunning and he thinks there is a possibility one of them may win the competition. Mary thought it was tough and they did tremendous and they’re both back on the train. Debbie was thrilled and she thanked them.

The last solo of the night is Danny (song: “The Fear You Won’t Fall” by Joshua Radin)

TONIGHT WAS, WITHOUT A DOUBT, THE BEST EPISODE OF SYTYCD EVER!!!!!!!

My prediction: Neil & Lauren might be leaving the competition.

The guy and the girl with the least amount of votes will be going home on the “special” results show on Monday at 8. And the other 4 contestants will be in the finale.

Goodnight.

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So You Think You Can Dance – Top 8 Results Show

Posted by g3tech on August 10, 2007

The group dance opens the show to the song “Get Up” by Ciara. It was choreographed by Shane Sparks. And it was crazzzzzy!!!!!!

The results are up after the break.

Actually the solos are, starting with the girls, here we go:

1) Sara (song: “Get It Off” by Big Daddy Kane)

2) Lacey (song: “I’m Doing Everything” by Rocket Summer)

3) Sabra (song: “Better Not Touch” by Shemekia Copeland)

4) Lauren (song: “Last Night” by P. Diddy ft. Keyshia Cole)

The break is over and the guys are up:

5) Neil (song: “Better Man” by James Morrison)

6) Danny (song: “Fever” by Elvis Presley)

7) Dominic (song: “She’s A Bad Mama Jama (She’s Built, She’s Stacked))

8) Pasha (song: “Scott and Fran’s Paso Doble from Strictly Ballroom (soundtrack))

After the break, we’re going to be told the results. No really. We are. Stop laughing. I’m telling you the truth.

The show has returned and the girls are lined up first.

Out of Sara and Lacey, who is in the bottom 2 girls? It’s Sara. I’m not surprised, Lacey has waaaay more fans than her.

Out of Sabra and Lauren, who is in the bottom 2 with Sara? It’s Lauren. Once again, I’m not surprised, because Sabra is freakin amazing.

—–America absolutely got it right!!!!!!——

The guys are gonna be linin up after the break. It’s gonna be really hard to call this one, I don’t think I’ll even be able to say whether America got it right or not, well let’s see. Although I have to say from last night, my favorite two guys were Pasha and Neil (even though I love Dominic!!).

Out of Neil and Danny, who will be in the bottom 2 guys? Unfortunately, it’s Neil.

Out of Dominic and Pasha, who will be joining Neil? It’s Dominic.

—-America didn’t get it right because NEIL SHOULD’VE BEEN SAFE!!!!——

One Republic performs their song “Apologize”.

Commercial and results are after the break…

The bottom 4 is Lauren & Sara and Neil & Dominic.

After 8 million votes, the girl going home is Sara.

The boy going home is Dominic.

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