I had to make time today to share my excitetment that the competition is REALLY underway now! Have you been watching So You Think You Can Dance? If not, you are at the PERFECT time to tune in! The top 20 have been named! The top 10 guys and top 10 girls will begin competing on Monday! I'm so excited! I will be using "!" a lot throughout this post!
I'm especially stoked because so many of my favorite's made it in! Including 3 Dancers from Utah! Go Utah!
First my fellow Utahns. We have a married couple, Ryan and Ashleigh DiLello. The are fun just to look at because they are so gorgeous! Skip to 1:21 if you want to bypass the "introduction" piece.
Next up we have Billie Bell. He is stunning. Simply stunning. Adam Shankman (love him) gets a little over-the-top emotional in this clip, but just ignore that and be amazed at this powerful solo. I love this kid. What's even more incredible is the fact that he's only been dancing for 5 years. This is a huge, long montage clip, just skip to 7:52 to see Billie's last solo for the final elimination round.
What I love about these next 2 guys is how the really stepped up during Vegas week. During Vegas week, the dancers are put through the wringer, learning and performing dances from ballroom, contemporary, broadway, and I can't remember the rest. My point being, typically the trained dancers are able to adapt quite well to other styles of dance. But the street dancers almost always have an incredibly difficult time adjusting their "street" style to more technique-based styles. Even when they are amazing at their own style. These 2 guys took everything they threw at them and proved they could hang with the best of the techinically trained dancers! Here are their original auditions.
Legacy Perez - break dancer/ b-boy: Go to 0:54 to skip the intro.
Russell Ferguson - Krumper (awesome)
And there ya have it! My rundown on my top picks for this season of SYTYCD...it's gonna be AMAZING!