Articles for So You Think You Can Dance Season 2

Featured on the iTunes Podcast for Varsity Spirit Radio & Tonight with an Exclusive Online Listening Party called Music That Moves on BuddyTV.com — Rising Star is Shaking up Industry with Every TurnLos Angeles, CA (October 3, 2006) — FOX‘s "So You Think You Can Dance" Finalist Sandra Colton celebrated the completion of her debut album, "Just Dance," Friday, Sept. 29th at The Highlands in Hollywood, CA. Greeted by adoring fans Sandra was a vision in fabulous pink studded heels, white mini skirt and matching studded bustier! Sugar Coating an audience raring to hear songs from her debut album, she had them groovin‘ to what she calls "Urban Pop with a Sultry Sizzle!" An additional performance and east coast label showcase is scheduled for November 7th at the Avalon in NYC. More information is available on her website www.sandracolton.com.  Read more »
Originally Aired August 16, 2006Episode Rating: **** (four out of five stars)Episode Overview: Down to four dancers, it‘s time to crown this year‘s So You Think You Can Dance champion.Episode Highlights:The top 20 dancers are brought back for various routines.Special guest Ciara blatantly lip-syncs her way through a crappy song.The winner is announced, to much fanfare.Recap:Oh good God, it‘s the So You Think You Can Dance finale. There will be tears, oh yes, there will be tears. But fear not, by the end of the night, there will be one winner, one champion of dance, who will undoubtedly set the world on fire with his or her unparalleled dancing prowess. First, however, they spend a year in purgatory, dancing for Celine Dion‘s Vegas show. I heard she makes dramatic arm movements while singing. Read more »
Originally Aired Wednesday, August 9, 2006Episode Rating: **** (four out of five stars)Episode Overview: With only four dancers left, So You Think You Can Dance treats its viewers to a jam packed hour of dancing to decide the champion of So You Think You Can Dance.Episode Highlights:Donyelle and Travis bring some Southern flavor to a contemporary routine.Heidi and Benji show their strengths in a Salsa dance.All four dancers perform together in fashion-inspired Pop routine.Recap:We are down to our final four contestants on So You Think You Can Dance: Donyelle Jones, Heidi Groskreutz, Benji Schwimmer and Travis Wall. Tonight‘s show will cram eleven separate routines into a one-hour program that will see everyone dance with everyone else, even guys with guys and girls with girls. All dancers get to perform their own solo as well, but I will not be discussing those routines. Why? Because they are the same every freaking time, and without any more great solo dancers around (like Ivan or Alison) the solos don‘t even warrant mentioning. So, to clarify they happened, but just not in the alternate universe of my recap.  Read more »
Originally Aired Thursday, July 27, 2006Episode Rating: **** (four out of five stars)Episode Overview: Two of the eight remaining So You Think You Can Dance contestants are sent home.Episode Highlights:Natalie performs a very emotional and athletic solo dance.Allison ratchets up her sex appeal in her final solo routine.Ryan and Allison receive the fewest votes from America and are eliminated.This will work the same as last week‘s episode of So You Think You Can Dance: the votes have already been cast, so nothing that happens tonight affects who will go home. After Cat announces the bottom two male and female vote-getters, they will each perform a completely inconsequnetial solo routine.  Read more »
Originally aired on Thursday, July 13, 2006Episode Rating: **** (4 stars out of 5) Episode Overview: Two of the final twelve So You Think You Can Dance contestants will be eliminated after six separate solo routines. Episode Highlights: Travis lets loose with a ballet-centric routine.Natalie‘s writhes all over the stage in her sexiest performance yet.Musa wows the crowd with a ridiculous freestyle dance.Recap:The final twelve dancers on So You Think You Can Dance begin the program with a nice little Disco routine, highlighted by some impressive hand-standing by Musa. Short and sweet. Cat Deeley enters, dolled up in a short dress. It‘s amazing how Cat can come out with so many different looks from episode to episode, yet always remain her same mildly attractive self. Silly English people. Judges tonight are again Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy (who may or may not be boozing it up; her mystery drink is suspiciously brown) and the perpetually smarmy Brian Friedman. Cat informs us that Donyelle was unable to perform in the opening number because of a foot injury.  Read more »
Mary Murphy is a judge on So You Think You Can Dance, playing Paula Abdul to Nigel Lythgoe‘s Simon Cowell. However, as annoying as you think Paula Abdul is, the former cheerleader has nothing on the devastating presence that is Ms. Murphy. Why is she so bad? Well, here are a few of the reasons. Read more »
Originally aired on Thursday, July 20, 2006 Episode Rating: **** (4 stars out of 5) Episode Overview: After last night‘s performances, America votes off one guy and one girl from the So You Think You Can Dance stage.Episode Highlights: Natalie re-performs her emotional solo routine, passion remaining intact.The beloved Martha Nichols dances her final So You Think You Can Dance routine.No amount of man cleavage can save Dmitry this time. Recap:Tonight‘s results show opens with this gothic Zombie dance, everybody wearing weird, ghostly make-up. They dance in a herky-jerky style and it feels like we‘re in a high-class haunted house. I guess it was kind of cool. Read more »
Originally aired on Thursday, July 19, 2006Episode Rating: **** (4 stars out of 5) Episode Overview: With ten dancers left on So You Think You Can Dance, we get two straight hours of dancing.Episode Highlights: Natalie and Benji put a smile on America‘s face with an uplifting Jazz dance.Heidi and Travis perform a crazy, transcendent Contemporary routine choreographed by Mia Michaels.Dmitry continues to find ways to end his dances shirtless, making me throw up in my mouth. Recap:No longer shall we wallow in a pool of filler material and mediocre guest singers. Tonight, we are treated to a two-hour buffet of endless dancing. With only ten contestants remaining, the game is now completely different: every dancer has received a new partner and will be performing not one, but two routines with said partner, as well as an additional solo dance. That means that everyone will be performing THREE DANCES. THREE! (That‘s two more than one. Look it up.) Read more »
As we get down to the final twelve dancers on So You Think You Can Dance, we‘re starting to get a pretty good handle on each contestant‘s abilities. We‘ve all seen a number of varied routines from each of them and, truth be told, the dancers who remain on So You Think You Can Dance are all very good. However, a few favorites have emerged on the FOX reality show. But, as I‘ve discovered, the dancers that I consider favorites differ from the consensus. I recently came across a sports gambling website that had Vegas odds posted on who would be crowned champion of So You Think You Can Dance. Needless to say, I vehemently disagreed with that website‘s (I won‘t tell you which one) odds-making. Read more »
I am not a dancer. At times, I feel like I can dance, but these moments are fleeting. This is not to say I don‘t like it. I dance all the time, but there is usually no rhyme or reason to it. Sometimes I dance while I‘m taking my pants off before bed. Sometimes I toe-tap my way out of a restaurant after a particularly satiating meal. Sometimes I do a little victory jig after performing a successful parallel park. Point is, I tend to cut a rug frequently, although in an amateur-ish fashion. Given this information, one would think I‘d be able to differentiate between the good performances and the bad ones on a show like So You Think You Can Dance.  Read more »
Originally Aired July 5, 2006Written By BuddyTV Staff ColumnistEpisode Rating: **** (4 stars out of 5) Episode Overview: The 14 remaining dancers perform a variety of routines live in front of a national audience. A fan vote follows the episode, so dancers have no choice but to turn in their absolute best performances. Episode Highlights: Heidi and Ryan come out of nowhere to perform a kick ass Hip/Hop routine.Natalie and Musa pick Disco and turn in a dizzy and, thanks to Natalie, sexy performance.Travis transforms into a Latin lover as he and Martha perform a stirring Salsa dance.Recap:Cat walks on stage in low-cut little red number and begins the proceedings, introducing a montage of audition clips. We see a huge Nigel fan in New York dance terribly, then get verbally reamed by Nigel. We see an unbelievable break dancer and a crazy robot routine that was possibly one of the weirder things I have ever seen. The audition footage goes on and on. Since we only have seven couples left and the show is still two hours, we‘ve got a lot of filler.  Read more »
Originally aired on Tuesday, June 28, 2006Episode Rating: *** (3 stars out of 5) Episode Overview: The 16 remaining dancers perform a variety of routines live in front of a national audience. A fan vote follows the episode, so dancers have no choice but to turn in their absolute best performances. Episode Highlights: Heidi and Ryan display an equal amount of skill and sex appeal as they perform a stirring Cuban Rumba.Alison and Ivan surprise everyone with a technically perfect and beautiful rendition of an Argentine Tango.Donyelle and Benji continue to lead the pack with a magnificent Pop Jazz performance.Recap:The show starts off with the same group dance routine as always, every one of the sixteen dancers getting a couple of seconds to show some cool move or something. Nothing special.  Read more »
Originally aired on Thursday, July 6, 2006Episode Rating: *** (3 stars out of 5) Episode Overview: Two of the 14 remaining dancers are eliminated by the judges after six separate solo routines. Episode Highlights: America, stupidly, fails to give Ivan and Alison the necessary votes to avoid the solo dances.Heidi channels the spirit of Tina Turner in an exciting routine set to "Proud Mary".Alison shows off her athletic prowess with a gymnastic filled dance. Recap:We‘re back for the Results Show after the previous night‘s performances from the seven remaining couples. The six individuals from the bottom three couples in America‘s vote will all have to perform a solo dance in front of the judges. After the six solos, the judges will confer and eliminate one man and one woman from the competition.  Read more »
Originally Aired Wednesday August 2, 2006 & Thursday, August 3, 2006Episode Rating: *** (three stars out of five)Episode Overview: After two couples routines and two solo dances, two of the remaining six So You Think You Can Dance contestants are eliminated.Episode Highlights:Ivan completely dominates his two solo routines.Mia Michaels is determined to make everyone uncomfortable, bluntly calling out dancer‘s weaknesses.Natalie and Ivan are, sadly, eliminated.Recap:The penultimate performance show begins with an introduction of the six remaining dancers: Travis, Ivan, Benji, Donyelle, Heidi and Natalie. As with the last couple of weeks, each dancer has a new partner for tonight with whom they will perform two routines. Each dancer will also perform a solo. Tonight‘s judges are Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy and Mia Michaels. Read more »
Originally Aired Wednesday, July 26, 2006Episode Rating: **** (four out of five stars)Episode Overview: With only eight dancers left, new couples are formed and they each perform two routines.Episode Highlights:Alison and Ivan perform a gleeful Hip/Hop routine.Benji and Donyelle absolutely own the high degree of difficulty Mambo.Mary Murphy continues to scream and hurt my brain.Recap:It feels good to be down to the final eight dancers on So You Think You Can Dance, doesn‘t it? The fat has been trimmed, shirtless Dmitry is gone, and we‘re down to one hour episodes packed-full of dancing and no filler. It‘s perfect. Well, except for the fact that Mary Murphy is back on the judges panel, unidentified libation in hand, and wearing a hideous form-fitting top. Dan Karaty is our other judge, along with head honcho Nigel Lythgoe. Cat comes out in a a low cut dress, and I still can‘t decide how attractive she is. Moving on.  Read more »
Originally aired on Wednesday, July 12, 2006Episode Rating: **** (4 stars out of 5) Episode Overview: We are down to 12 performers on So You Think You Can Dance and all six couples show off their considerable dancing prowess in varying routines.Episode Highlights: Musa and Natalie continue perform sex-filled dances with an exciting Hip/Hop routine.Ivan and Alison dance a ballroom routine that makes judge Mary Murphy cry.Donyelle and Benji get Broadway and knock it out of the park. Recap:We are down to the final twelve and, thankfully, that means we are down to a condensed on hour version of So You Think You Can Dance. Which means...no filler! Thank God. One straight hour of dancing. Our judges tonight are Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy and Brian Friedman. Cat Deeley comes on stage to kick it off. Read more »
Originally aired on Tuesday, June 21, 2006Episode Rating: *** (3 out of 5 stars)Episode Overview: 18 dancers remain as the show really starts to heat up. Every one of the nine couples perform in varying, and often quite challenging, routines. A fan vote follows the episode, so the dancers have no choice but to lay it all out on the line.Episode Highlights:Natalie and Musa put on the best, and sexiest, performance of the season thus far.The judges, once again, brutally rip into Joy, leaving the poor girl on the verge of tears. The judges and the audience are left awe-inspired by Donyelle and Benji‘s Cha Cha.Recap: The 18 remaining dancers start the show with a fairly blah opening routine, only existing for introductory purposes. A number of the female dancers a very scantily-clad, which is never wrong, but the whole thing remains uninteresting.  Read more »
Originally Aired on Tuesday, June 14, 2006Written by Earnest D. BushEpisode Rating: *** (3 stars out of 5)Episode Overview: Twenty dancers will be paired together to perform different styles of dance each week, and the pairs will be together throughout the competition. The dancers have one week to learn a routine taught to them by an experienced choreographer. The audience at home will then call in to vote for their favorite couple. Recap:Tonight the show is two hours, and this is the first time that the viewing audience will take the reigns to determine who will be ultimate winner. The host tonight is Cat Deely and the judges are Nigel Lythgoe (Executive Producer for this show and American Idol), Mary Murphy (Professional Ballroom Dancer), and Dan Karaty (Hip Hop Choreographer).  Read more »

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