SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE (2009) “Top 14 Perform” Review

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Last night the top 14 performed on SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE Season 5 and I do have to apologize for only posting the review now (some technical problems, that I won’t get too much into).

But let’s find out how all the dancers did.

Janette Manrara & Brandon BryantCha Cha

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Choreography: Jean Marc & France Genereux
Music: “Hush Hush; Hush Hush” by The Pussycat Dolls
Thoughts: These two are one of my favorite couple and I really enjoyed watching their cha cha.
Rating: 3/4

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Kayla Radomski & Kupono AweauContemporary

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Choreography: Sonya Tayeh
Music: “Eyes on Fire” by Blue Foundation
Thoughts: Wow, that was a really great performance and choreography. Sonya is really a great choreographer.
Rating: 4/4

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Randi Evans & Evan KasprzakBroadway

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Choreography: Joey Dowling
Music: “Rich Man’s Frug” from Sweet Charity (2005 Broadway Revival Cast Recording)
Thoughts: These two are one of my favorite couple and I did enjoy their performance but wasn’t blown away by it.
Rating: 3/4

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Caitlin Kinney & Jason GloverPop Jazz

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Choreography: Brian Friedman
Music: “Creator” by Santigold
Thoughts: First of all I LOVE this song, I actually have it in my car right now, so that’s already a positive thing. And I thought the performance was so AWESOME and I loved that the choreography really was on the beat of the music.
Rating: 4/4

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Jeanine Mason & Phillip ChbeebHip Hop

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Choreography: Napoleon and Tabitha
Music: “Love Lockdown” by Kanye West
Thoughts: I thought that was so original and so much fun.
Rating: 3/4

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Melissa Sandvig & Ade ObayomiBallet Pas de Deux

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Choreography: Thordal Christensen
Music: “Romeo & Juliet Prokofiev’s Suite No. 1 Op. 64b, 6th Movement” by Orchestre De La Suisse Romande & Armin Jordan
Thoughts: I don’t know, I have mixed feelings about this one. First of all the fact that the only ballet dancer, picks the first ballet dance on SYTYCD sounds a little fishy to me, but I can get over that. The other thing is that while I used to like watching ballet, it’s not that exciting to me anymore. It was just ok for me.
Rating: 2/4

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Karla Garcia & Vitolio JeuneQuick Step

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Choreography: Jean Marc Genereux
Music: “Puttin’ On The Ritz” by Rufus Wainwright
Thoughts: I thought it was an ok routine and performance. Wasn’t blown away, but didn’t hate it either.
Rating: 3/4

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