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  1. realdancemom

    World Of Dance

    Can't comment on Dancetown Divas yet since I haven't watched the juniors perform. I did like them during the Redemption round last week. The contemporary couple that you're talking about, I think you have the guy's name right even though I'm not sure about the spelling. Anyway, I originally did not like them at all. In the first round, the guy seemed really arrogant, e.g. if you can name the move we don't put it in our dances. I also didn't like them because it just seemed all about strength and lifts. The second round was also like that except for the first few moves. I really liked their routine this time because they did show some artistry/emotion and dance. Poppin' John surprised me and he was really great. I'm sad that All Ready didn't make it since they're different. But I did like their routine better last time. It was funny and didn't like this one as much.
  2. realdancemom

    Season 16 Discussion

    I think the votes are between each contestant in the cross battles. I also think the judges might have talked to each other about the pairings. I do feel that Celia was supposed to beat Oliv and Selkii was supposed to beat Mari. It just didn't work out that way since Celia and Selkii were so off key on Monday. I liked Matt too and was bummed when Adam paired Domenic against him. Technically, he's a better singer than Domenic. I also like his personality since he just radiates happiness. But I like Domenic too. They're just different.
  3. realdancemom

    Season 16 Discussion

    Yes, the judges were dumb using save and steals last night. The only ones that I thought made sense were Domenic and Rod. Domenic is one of Adam's better artists since his team is weak. I didn't like the song that he did on Monday but I did like his other performances. I agree with the judges that Matt showed more range but Domenic showed more emotion and is more raw. He also has a cool vibe about him. I thought Rod was also very good. He just had to go against Maelyn and her angelic voice. At first, I thought Adam was being annoying/dumb that he wanted John to pick him since Maelyn is so good. But now, I think it was in Rod's favor because Rod was stolen since the judges still have steals left. The rest of the saves/steals were really off key or just mediocre. It is too bad that there are a lot of good artists remaining and hardly any steals/saves left. But this is how it is in the Knockouts. I think the judges use them too early. You just can't tell as much because the show rearranges the order of the performances.
  4. realdancemom

    World Of Dance

    I thought MKAM won their dual and didn't need to go to the redemption round. They were good in the redemption round too but I'm sure the judges wanted more diversity in the styles.
  5. realdancemom

    World Of Dance

    After I wrote what I did, I also remembered JLo using "goosies" in AI. Luckily, Keith and Harry didn't pick up on it like Derek and NeYo are doing. Even though the adult teams also had a lot of hip-hop like the youth teams, I think this category definitely established the top three. I enjoyed all three of them and think they are the ones that are going to make the cut. The other categories are more up in the air except I do think Amy Yakima is a lock. Like other years, it's mostly contemporary and hip-hop with a little bit of Latin. This show is not fair for tap, flamenco, or pointe. For tap and flamenco, they need to put a mike on the floor and use a wooden floor so you could hear them more. The floor also is not friendly to pointe. It looks slippery to me. I also think that Kayla had to dance contemporary during the duels/redemption round. The judges want to see a battle and have that duel mentality. They want the audience to be ramped up. Most classical ballet is "pretty", "flowy", etc. I like what Kayla did in her redemption round.
  6. realdancemom

    Season 16 Discussion

    I thought Oliv beat Kayslin. But I also see potential in Kayslin because she's young and has a pop sound. But for the battle, I would have picked Oliv. The other one that could go either way was Jackson and Abby. Jackson wasn't ready but Abby has no dynamics. She just seemed loud. At least for the part that they showed since they didn't show their whole battle.
  7. realdancemom

    World Of Dance

    I haven't watched this episode so I can't comment on it. But "goosies" is JLo's term for goosebumps. She says it a lot.
  8. realdancemom

    Season 16 Discussion

    I also thought this was one of the best battle round shows they had. Felt bad for Michaela. She's a kid that had to go against three adults. She was nervous but her voice is special. I can see why the trio moved forward but there was a point where they did feel like background singers to Michaela. Loved the Maelyn/Savannah battle. Maelyn has the voice of an angel but Savannah was the one that surprised me. Surprised she wasn't stolen. Glad she made it to the Comeback Stage. Domenic has the whole package. He's cool and has a unique voice/presence. Also liked Jej and Beth's battle. What was nice about this battle and the first one is that they are talented singers but they didn't yell at each other. I hate when the battles are like screaming matches.
  9. realdancemom

    Where Are They Now?: SYTYCD Alumni's Current Projects

    Don't know if there's a judges thread but Vanessa did a really good job in Rent. Saw Robert but I'm not sure if I saw Hannalei in it. Still not impressed with Vanessa as a judge but she did impress me in Rent.
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    Choreographers and Their Work, Then and Now

    Sonya choreographed the TV version of Rent. It worked really well for Angel's dying scene.
  11. realdancemom

    SYTYCD in the Media

    Yay!! Glad that it was renewed.
  12. realdancemom

    S18: Tristan MacManus

    Happy for him. But I admit when I saw his thread go up, I was hoping he would come back. OTOH, I don't think he was happy being on the US version of the show. I can see him being happy as a judge.
  13. realdancemom

    In The Media: DWTS

    Also looking forward to Rent.
  14. realdancemom

    In The Media: DWTS

    Those two are the ones that did have flirting happening during her season. But then I thought of John Cena who is HOT too and didn't think nothing of it.
  15. realdancemom

    Season 15 Discussion

    I don't think Adam had anybody in the finals last season either. ETA - I agree with everything you said LucidDreamer. I see a bright future for Kennedy and Chevel. But the latter really needs to enunciate. Sometimes, I like Kirk but he's off key a lot. I usually like the songs that Chris picks but agree about being a band singer.
  16. realdancemom

    Season 15 Discussion

    What's weird with Blake is that he is sometimes too friendly. He keeps kissing and hugging Chris a lot. He's done it ever since Chris made the lives.
  17. realdancemom

    S01.E09: The Finale (Holiday Special)

    Wow if this is true!!
  18. realdancemom

    Season 15 Discussion

    I agree with those that said that Reagan not only sounded awful but she looked scared in both Monday and Tuesday shows. It really showed when she did her duet with Kennedy since the latter was having fun with it. I think anxiety really got to her. I'm not going to say that Adam is creepy but I call bull on everything being fine with DeAndre. Aside from this, Reagan really needs to work on her low notes. Even before this week, her verses or the beginning of her songs sound terrible because the notes are lower. The other three teens have a lot of potential although I agree that they would be even better in a few years. I don't like country but I can see Chevel as marketable. Kennedy at this age is similar to Danielle when she won the Voice. They have great voices but sometimes they are robotic. Their performance quality will improve with age. As it is, Kennedy comes off older since she is polished. She did remind me of a young Whitney when she sang GLOA and I did enjoy her dancing in Me Too. Sarah Grace has a lot of musical talent. Her Amazing Grace was controversial but I loved it. Don't know why Chris is in the finals but I do like Kirk. He's hit some bum notes but does sing emotionally. I thought MacKenzie and Kymberli had beautiful voices. Loved their duet on Monday.
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    S01.E09: The Finale (Holiday Special)

    Great season. After watching the first show, I wasn't sure if I would like it. The kids were good but even the kid pros still danced like kids. It's because some of them are still growing and they don't have full control of their limbs yet. But in the end, I liked it better than the adult version especially since I didn't care which of the four won. With the adults, I thought three of the finalists were good and of course, the one that I thought wasn't won. The little ballroom dancing that JT learned made him a better partner than Aryton. As others mentioned, you could tell most of the pros are mostly jazz/contemporary/hip-hop dancers not ballroom dancers. Really like MacKenzie's freestyle but there is no way that Gleb choreographed that. He hasn't produced a really good jazz/hip-hop number in the adult version and can't see him doing that for the junior show. Also didn't like Ariana's freestyle and unfortunately I can see Brandon choreographing that. I do think that he has choreographed other good pieces though. Maybe having to use holiday songs hindered some of the choreography. I think Alan did a great job giving Sky/JT choreography that they can handle and look clean. I would rather see a simpler routine done cleanly than a more difficult routine that is not polished. As I previously mentioned in another episode thread, this show gave really good exposure to Brandon and Alan for the adult version.
  20. realdancemom

    General Gabbery: DWTS

    That's sad. It should be about Sky and Jt. Congrats to Alan are also o.k. But it definitely shouldn't be about Bobby.
  21. realdancemom

    General Gabbery: DWTS

    I agree. I also didn't see Apolo in his regular season but I liked him during All Stars. They always gave Karina/Apolo the no chemistry criticism. I'm sure that he had a different chemistry than when he was with Julianne since Julianne and Karina have different personalities. But I thought Karina and Apolo were fine together. He doesn't seem like a complainer to me and he didn't say anything even when Karina was really anxious about getting hip-hop. He's a hard worker and I'm sure Karina appreciated that.
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    What can be done different for season 28?

    This show is ageist. Every time, one of the previous pros come back, they give them old people. There are some exceptions like Cheryl and Mark getting Lindsey. I'm sure if Derek comes back, they would probably not give him an older person although he did get Marilu. Since she danced, I'm assuming they wanted her to be like Jennifer Grey.
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    General Gabbery: DWTS

    I didn't see Gilles during his regular season but he seemed like a douche during All Stars. Good dancer but not a fan of his personality. James has a nice funny personality.
  24. realdancemom

    S01.E08: The Semi-Finals

    I agree that this show is really going to help Brandon and Alan on the regular show. Lindsay is already popular and Gleb is Gleb. I still don't like him. I thought Sky was better than Ariana in the duos on first watch. I don't know if my opinion would change after multiple watches because I don't watch any of these Jr. dances more than once. Mackenzie's and Mile's duo dance was better but they also had an easier combination. It's easier to combine a samba with jazz than it is to combine jive with a foxtrot. Also agree that gymnastics is put in because it's a wow factor. Also, I don't believe the judges take points off for stuff like that. There's also no lift police like CAI because I think Ariana's feet was off the floor for a little bit during her foxtrot. I'm also a little tired of Sky's speeches but she's so cute. I still like her and JT together. Glad there wasn't an elimination because I think all four of them are good. This was the right four for the finals so that worked out better than the regular show. For the most part, the eliminations were correct for this season. We didn't have a Joe or Bobby hanging around far too long. It's still sad to see the kids cry even when they're happy like Sky was last night. I do think Val didn't want to give constructive criticism because these are kids. He could do better with that. I think Jordan would have made a better judge than Adam but I like him as a host too. Next year if there is one, they could use Miles to replace either Adam or Frankie. To be honest, I actually like Adam over Frankie. He's not a good ballroom judge but he does know something about performance. That's what he seems to be critiquing. At least, he's staying in his lane. I don't think Frankie meshes well with the kids when he's hosting. He looks young but he's a lot older than somebody like Jordan or Miles.
  25. realdancemom

    Season 15 Discussion

    I was wondering about this. So if Kelsi picked you, does that mean that you can't try again next year. If so, I would rather she didn't pick me. I can see how the two that made the Lives can't come back but for the others, I would rather wait. There are a lot of people like me that don't watch the Comeback performances on-line.
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