Quote of the Week

"Our daugher sucks at driving, thats the problem so butt out."
-Christina, Parenthood

Friday, July 16


The Obsession continues…

There are a handful of people from SYTYCD past that I would call myself “obsessed” with and throughout this post you will see who I am talking about. 

1. Robert and Allison - Contemporary
I thought this dance was great it was the key “emotional routine” of the season. However I didn’t like it as much as the Travis routine last week. Maybe bc my favorites are Lauren and Kent! But I love all-star Allison!

2. Lauren and Billy - Jazz
Billy once again is not one of my favorites but I agree with the judges that Jazz fits him so well. I thought the cat routine last week and this shoe routine were his two best. For some reason he doesn’t look quite as feminine dancing Jazz!

3. Kent and Adechike – Contemporary
Kent once again stood out and I thought this showed off his technique. However this was definitely one of Adechike’s best performances!

4. Kent and Neil – Broadway
This dance was really good and Kent was great… I agree with Nigel he out danced Neil but Neil has never been one of my favorites. I loved the playfulness of the routine.

5. Jose and Dominic – B-Boying
Ok so I know that people have fallen in love with Jose and trust me I get it. He is absolutely precious! He is a sweet, kind hearted boy with a smile to make your heart melt. However at this point in the competition (the top 7) we really need to start considering his dance technique. Jose had the opportunity to shine this week in his own style (B Boy) and I disagree with the judges and thought he failed! Here is why: Like I said this is where he should shine and I think Dominic completely out shined him. Dominic brought more personality, he was smoother with his lines and honestly every single thing he did was better! I know I know I am obsessed but seriously watch both of them and you must agree with me, right?!?!? I know that Dominic is an all-star and it may be unfair to compare the two but like it was mentioned earlier in the night Kent out danced Neil and at this point in the competition you should be able to out dance the all-stars in your own genre. I am sorry I too love Jose but I think his time should be wrapping up! Please he didn't grab me when he "danced for his life" either.

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6. Robert & Kathryn – Disco
Robert is good but not at Disco. He just didn’t bring any “Umf” to the dance.

7. Lauren & Mark –Tahitian
This dance is hard to judge because it didn’t look like there was that much to it but goodness Lauren can move her hips. And I ALWAYS enjoy Mark! (bonus points for the hip movement)

8. Billy & Anya – Jive
I may have ranked this low but I couldn’t remember this dance and I once again I am not a Billy fan.

9. Adechike & Anya – Salsa
Ballroom suffered this week with these two guys dancing it. I thought Anya looked like she was literally grabbing the boys hands and leading them. Plus all the lifts looked awkward!

10. Jose and Courtney – Broadway
Sorry but I thought the choreography was not entertaining. Maybe it was because Jose was lack luster but nothing about this dance appealed to me.

I wasn’t super disappointed with Ashley leaving…sucks that people keep getting hurt though it makes the competition less fun. Until next week….

Thursday, July 8


I haven’t done this yet this season (I am off my game – maybe it is motherhood) so here it is….

My Rankings for last night’s SYTYCD routines:

1. Kent & Lauren – Contemporary

This was by FAR my favorite routine of the season and has found a place among my favorite dances ever!!! Are Kent & Lauren an item in real life?!?!? Sometimes the chemistry is so great that it makes us wonder…..maybe that just means they are that good!

2. Jose & Lauren – Contemporary

I have said it a 1,000 times- I am not a big fan of Lauren but I really enjoyed this dance and Jose did a great job!! They had me at the flip with the leg (loved that part).

3. Katee and Billy – Broadway

Not a big Billy fan (he is too feminine when he dances) but this style suited him perfectly and we all love Katee, right? My husband just kept asking, why wasn’t she one of the all stars to begin with???

4. Dominic & Ashley – Hip Hop

I heart Dominic! Ok so this was not an emotional routine but it had a few things that I love…Dominic, NappyTabs, Ludacris, booty poppin, and did I mention Dominic! Seriously, Ashley did a great job of pulling it off.

5. Lauren & Pasha – Cha Cha

I was telling Michael last night I usually am not a big fan of when guys dance like Pasha (looks girly) but I love me some Pasha! Lauren did a great job of holding her own! It was her night for sure!

6. Kent & Comfort – Hip Hop

I know there are some haters out there but I loved Kent in this routine. He did a great job of not cheesing it up too much (which I am sure was hard for him). He did look a little “J.T.ish” and who doesn’t like that!

7. Robert & Katherine – Jazz

GREAT CONCEPT!!! I was so excited to see this routine but was somewhat disappointed. I felt the two were off throughout the routine and didn’t hit the lifts. Robert is a good dancer but it wasn’t a great week for him.

8. Billy & Jose – African Jazz (couldn’t find the video)

Ok I know so many people love Billy and I just gripe about him but there were some shining moments for him in this routine. When Billy got low and contorted his body, it was crazy (crazy good). However I don’t think either showed great African Jazz. Billy looked like a contemporary dancer and Josie well looked tired! Neither of them hit it like I wanted them too (once again I can’t help but compare them to another couple – Heidi and Travis from season 2 – there African Pop dance blew me away).

I can’t find an individual video of Heidi and Travis pop routine but just fastforward to 3.12 on this video.

9. Adechike & Courtney – Jazz (can’t find this video)

This routine was a miss for me…Courtney is great but I didn’t even find her that entertaining during this routine. There was just not enough dancing period.

10. Adechike & “Alex” – Bollywood

Wow the judges were really hard on Adechike in this dance. I know I have him low but it is because there were some really great dances this week. Also it wasn’t necessary for Mia to keep mentioning how much she missed Alex after watching this. I was glad Cat chimed in with her two cents about the judges showing favoritism, they always do (I know it is the pot calling the kettle black). No one has even come close to Joshua and Katee’s bollywood routine in season 4!

11. Ashley & Robert – Quickstep (can’t find this video)

This might be the first week that Robert actually deserves to be in the bottom three. This routine wasn’t awful it just wasn’t memorable either – which is part of the reason it can be the kiss of death. I think Ashley will be fine because her other routine was good, plus it is always a good thing to be paired with one of the most beloved contestants of all time (Dominic). It was just an overall boring dance.

I hate to say it but I think Alex is going to be going home tonight because if his injury is as serious as they suspect then there is no way he can continue in the competition. I am sad to say it because he had some great routines this season. The bottom three will be: Adechike, Alex, and probably Robert again.

What was your favorite routine? Who do you think is on the chopping block tonight?

Tuesday, July 6


OMG - I don't ever say this I usually find it annoying but it seemed fitting with all the drama that has been going down lately!

I know I know it has been a long time so I am once again going to play catch up:


Did anyone else watch the meltdown of an interview last night?!?!?!? I must admit I was never a Jake or Vienna fan. I hated when they announced Jake to be the next Bachelor because I thought he was too “perfect” – Maybe it is just me but I am not into guys who always look perfect with their shirt tucked in just so! Anyways when the show started I found myself routing for the girls I liked to win his heart and in the end he picked Vienna who I truly disliked from the start. All that being said I am not an unbiased party I had my opinions before sitting down to watch this interview and boy was I taken back by it. I found myself routing for Vienna and feeling sorry for her. I know a lot of people out there are saying she just put on a good show but I disagree. After watching her on the Bachelor I don’t think she is that good of an actress and what I saw in the interview with Chris Harrison was true emotion. Ok so she interrupted him a lot (seriously who cares). Chris Harrison (aka ABC) obviously came in Team Jake and let him have two separate meetings with Chris alone therefore he had plenty of time to get all his emotions off his chest. I feel like Vienna wasn’t given the same treatment or respect that Jake was given. Vienna was questioned by Chris of her job (Jake wasn’t) and she was asked to apologize (Jake wasn’t). Jake showed his true colors and while my husband and I watched we couldn’t help but tell each other what a chauvinistic pig he seemed to be. I mean the two stories about the furniture and the GPS were so crazy – and he still backed up his reactions in both situations (at least have some remorse on how extremely rude you are). So what are your thoughts after watching the melt down last night??? Did your alliance change?

The Bachelorette:


Ok so I may be the only one but I really liked Frank since the Hollywood date (that’s right since week 2 he has been my favorite). I am not sure what it is about him that drew me in, I think it is that he seems normal and fun. I actually really like all the guys that Ali has left at this point and usually I have someone that I strongly dislike however that is not the case. That being said I am not a huge Ali fan but she has done a few things this season that show flecks of class. Anyways if you don’t like spoilers then you should stop reading now. Last week after the preview for “upcoming episodes” of the bachelorette I was so sad with all the drama that seemed to go down with Frank. Silly me still was clinging on to hope that Ali and Frank would get through whatever major drama it was. However I went to the web and began searching for spoilers… and found that Frank and Ali won’t be fixing their relationship. Apparently Frank will meet up with his ex-girlfriend during the home town visit and find that is where his heart is and we get to see some on TV (not sure what parts). Tear….. I liked Frank! So now I think I am routing for Chris.

So You Think You Can Dance:

Is anyone else really enjoying the new format of SYTYCD?!?!? I love love love seeing the All Stars perform each week (I need more DOMINIC)! NEWS FLASH: Allison hurt her ribs dancing and won’t be dancing this week Katee Sheen will step in to take her place (YAY I LOVE KATEE). Also I can’t help but wonder if this means we might get MERCY at this week’s elimination show. However I do find myself each week more excited to see the all-stars then the current contestants….My favorites right now are Ashley and Kent. I really dislike Billy Bell, I am not 100% sure why, I think it is because he kind of reminds me of Benji (I know they dance completely different genres but there is something). I know there are a lot of Benji lovers out there but I felt like Travis was robbed! Speaking of Travis was anyone else SO ANGRY with the judges a couple weeks ago when they totally tore apart Travis for his “Jazz” routine. I know it did look more contemporary but I felt they could have handle it off screen. I hope that Travis comes back bc I always really enjoy his routines. TEAM TRAVIS!!! I am not super attached to anyone at this point and I haven’t been obsessed with any dances yet…There were a couple contemporary routines I really liked. Here are the dances that stick out in my mind from this season:

Ashley and Ade - Contemporary top 9:

Alex and Twitch - Hip Hop top 9:

Lauren and Dominic - Hip Hop top 10:

Alex and Allison - Jazz top 11: (MY FAVORITE THIS SEASON)

Best ALL Star Performances: (buddy tv)

Ade - Contemporary with Melissa by Tyce Diorio "Cancer Dance"

Allison - Contemporary with Ivan - Tyce Diorio (not sure this one was better than the "Umbrella Dance" by Shane Sparks- see below)

Anya - Viennese Waltz with Danny but Hunter Johnson (I loved Anya's contemporary routine with Danny "Apologize")

Comfort - Hip Hop with Twitch by Dave Scott

Courtney-Jazz with Mark by Sonja "The Garden" (I also loved her contemporary routine with Gev and her Broadway routine with Gev)

Dominic - Hip Hop with Sabra by Shane Sparks (I am OBSESSED with this routine, but I liked a lot of his routines)

Kathryn - Contemporary with Jakob by Dwight and Desmond

Lauren - Contemporary with Neil by Mia Michaels (I hated this dance but I was never a Lauren fan)

Mark - Hip Hop with Chelsea by Tabitha and Napoleon "Bleeding Love" (I don't think I have to say anything about my love for this dance)

Neil - Jazz with Sabra by Mandy Moore "Boardroom"

Pasha - West Coast Swing with Sarah by Benji (I did love Pasha in his hip hop routine)

Twitch - Contemporary with Katee by Mia Michaels "Mercy" (Top 3 routines of all time)


The judges said that Alex and Twitch's Hip Hop was the best NappyTabs routine and maybe one of the best hip hop ever on SYTYCD, I STRONGLY disagree! My favorite NappyTabs and Hip Hop routines that were better than that dance:


1. Chelsea and Mark - Bleeding Love

2. Joshua and Katee - No Air

3. Phillip and Jeanine

Other Hip Hop:

1. Dominic and Sabra - Shane Sparks

2. Lauren and Dominic - see above link

3. Allison and Ivan - Umbrella Dance


I thought Alex did a great job with hip hop, especially it being so far out of his comfort zone - I thought he NAILED what he was given. Obviously Twitch did a great job as well, my critics are just for the judges saying it was the BEST NappyTab's routine or the BEST HIP HOP routine. I just prefer the emotional routines that draw me in...I think there are several routines that were clearly better over the years. But like I said mad props to Alex for a job well done!

Your Thoughts and Comments from SYTYCD?!?!?