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  1. realdancemom

    S11.E06: Cincinnati City Qualifiers 2019.07.08

    Chris does seem nice and it is the show's fault. Chris isn't one of the top guys while Jesse is definitely second best female behind Jessie. OTOH, he's not terrible either. He has been making it to Vegas each year. I suspect the reason why he previously never got coverage is because he didn't have a sob story or anything else unusual about him.
  2. realdancemom

    S16.E05: Auditions 5

    I agree with your comments. It's sad that I'm not really excited about anybody. But I think they didn't show a lot of the really good dancers except in montages. For example, I think the best ballroom dancers were shown in montage with the alumni. I like Cody's audition. I guess the judges are frustrated with him since he's been to Vegas before. He knows that he didn't make it because he needs to take some dance classes. But then he says that he only took one or two classes. If he really wants to make it, he should have taken more. Michael had really good musicality for a B Boy. A lot of times, they just do tricks and don't even care about the music that much. Also thought Eddie had good musicality and emotion. I can't believe he free styled his audition. I couldn't tell. Since he teaches at Center Stage in Utah, I wonder if he took advantage of taking their classes including ballroom, jazz, ballet, etc. That would make him a better contestant for the show. Yes, you can tell that Maia is strong with certain moves. For example, she got up from a pistol squat. But she needs to work on her legs. It affects her lines.
  3. realdancemom

    S16.E05: Auditions 5

    Me three and like both of you, I cry really easy. My daughters make fun of me because of it.
  4. realdancemom

    S11.E05: Baltimore City Qualifiers 2019.07.01

    The show made it look like the mom was out of the picture. When they started showing the "single dad", I also wondered if he lived with his parents so they could help raise their grandchild. But they didn't show that either and I don't care enough to search the internet. I'm glad that Brody has parents/stepdad that are helping raise him but the show definitely did not show the whole truth.
  5. realdancemom

    Songland

    I think this is the case. Like other competition reality shows, contestants have to go through a few auditions before the judges/mentors get to see them. That's also why there are no joke auditions which I like. The top 4 are good and might not get chosen because it doesn't match the singer or the reason why they want to choose a song, e.g. movie soundtrack.
  6. realdancemom

    S11.E05: Baltimore City Qualifiers 2019.07.01

    Both Najee and Chris made it up the Mega Wall last year. Joe was really close. So it probably was slippery since all three of them weren't even close this year. Don't remember if there was a longer ramp up last year. I know the King of the Walk Ons didn't have to wait this year. I hope it's true for the following years. If he won the Power Tower, he deserves to be a regular now.
  7. realdancemom

    Songland

    The chorus of I'm Just Getting Started sounded really familiar. It reminds me of another song but I can't immediately place what song that I'm thinking of. I also like watching the creative process of this show especially since I don't have that kind of talent. So I appreciate it. I prefer Same Blood especially the way Aloe sings it. It's just so good. I can understand why I'm Just Getting Started was picked for the movie. From youtube comments, some people like the raspy voice of the original songwriter vs. Aloe's smooth sound. I liked all four songs even though I understand why certain songs don't fit a certain singer. That's another reason why I like this show. I can't say that any of the songs are bad. They just might not be right for the chosen artist. There are no joke auditions.
  8. realdancemom

    Songland

    I could tell that the chosen song would be good for Meghan. However, I agree with everyone that the writer needs to enunciate her words. She had mush mouth. When they showed Meghan singing a little of it at the end, it was a lot better. I liked the other two songs too. The guy that they said was a JT look alike was very aware of the cameras.
  9. realdancemom

    S16.E04: Auditions 4

    I thought of Ryan and Ashleigh when Mary said that too. The judges always seem to forget Ryan when he's there. Ryan and Ashleigh are still together. In the alumni thread, I posted a GoFund me for Ashleigh. It's organized by Ryan's sister, Charity. It states that if somebody wants to contribute using Venmo, to use Ryan's account. I agree with ElectricBoogaloo's comments about dancers being physically friendly with each other and not having too many boundaries in the locker room. They see each other naked or in nude leotards for quick changes. They tape each other up since you really can't wear underwear with some of those skimpy outfits, etc.
  10. realdancemom

    S16.E04: Auditions 4

    I would say the same thing about both of them going through because they are a couple except they let a lot of mediocre people go through this season. I think not having a choreography round is causing this.
  11. When LAG was first announced, I wasn't pleased. I mentioned that I wished it was Debbie Allen instead. I wasn't sure about Domenic either. But now that we've seen four episodes, I think this group as a whole has given more constructive criticism than any other regular group of judges without being a b* about it. The last point was somebody like Mia who I really liked as a choreographer but thought she was really mean as a judge.
  12. realdancemom

    S16.E04: Auditions 4

    I guess that I have to show one audition that didn't make it on every episode. But I'm bummed that we got to see it instead of the one of the montaged ballroom couples. Kiki/Sophia and Magda/Vlad looked really hot and I'm sure made Mary's hot tamale train. We didn't see as much with Ryan and his partner but I'm sure they were good too. I should be grateful that at least the no auditions are people that really do enjoy dancing and are not joke auditions like Sex. Since I don't watch AGT, I've never seen the twins before. They're really good for only dancing for three years. They have lots of natural ability. They are also entertainers and funny. As others have mentioned, I'm not so sure how well they are going to do as soloists. I agree with Nigel that at first I wasn't sure how well Sydney's tapping matched the music. Then the music picked up and her tapping matched so well. Even when the music slowed down, she did too and she moved her upper body along with it. Next week, Mary is supposedly going to cry during a returnee's tap routine. Sydney already did that for me this week. I never cried during a tap routine before. I think it's partly because I watched her intro package and partly because she just seems so happy to be there. I remember when Clocks was rejected. But he looks different that I wouldn't have guessed that it was the same guy if they didn't point it out. His audition was o.k. I'm guessing he must be versatile enough if he made it to the Green Mile. Jalen was good not outstanding. Liked that she didn't do angsty contemporary. Usually dancers from the same studio dance similarly. But Jarrod and Madison don't. As ElectricBoogaloo pointed out, Jarrod has lazy feet. Madison doesn't. Their movement quality is different. I prefer Madison's movement. But Jarrod had more technique moves/tricks. He did fall out of his last turn sequence but he showed a lot of technique before that.
  13. realdancemom

    S16.E03: Auditions 3

    That makes more sense since she moved back to the USA.
  14. realdancemom

    S16.E03: Auditions 3

    When did Derek go there? He moved to London when he was 12. I know Derek did take dance in Utah when he was younger.
  15. realdancemom

    S16.E03: Auditions 3

    I watched three of the dancers last night: Ghost, Lauren, and Sophie. I only watched their dances not their stories or judges' comments. Ghost definitely draws you in and I see him as an audience favorite. I'm not saying that he has a lot of Classical technique but choreographers will just give him something like an emotional contemporary, jazz with a fun character, etc. I don't know what happened since I didn't watch the judges' comments. However, I don't think Lauren is that good of a dancer. She's flexible and shows emotion. But she seems like a heavy dancer (not commenting on her weight but how she dances) and her jumps barely left the ground. I don't think she will make top 5/10 girls. Sophie was different and Nigel was definitely going to let her through. She needed a little more moves that showed technique but I like that her choreography/style is different. Without the choreography round, I would have voted Lauren and Sophie through.
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