August 7, 2008 UPDATE
Our SYTYCD polls indicate tonight is a BLOWOUT!!! The competition isn’t close at all!!!! The winner by a landslide is Katee. According to the polls and our own assessment, she won this year hands down, or up for that matter.
Katee is ahead 3-1 over the next closest competitor, Joshua. She is ahead 5-1 over Courtney and 6-1 over Twitch!!
When things are reasonably close we would say this competition isn’t over. This is absolutely clear, however. If Katee isn’t crowned tonight, it wasn’t the audience that made the selection!
In our Last Comic Standing Poll, Jim Tavare has more than a 2-1 advantage over Iliza, and there appears to be little doubt who takes the crown for Last Comic.
It is too early for a poll on America’s Got Talent, there is still too much noise on the show, but we will publish one as soon as it becomes plausible.
August 5, 2008 UPDATE
Katee continues to lead by a wide margin. Her 56% of the vote would guarantee a win if it weren’t for the fact we have to actually get to the final competition yet. Joshua and Twitch’s collapse in practice and later hospitalization says these folks are being driven hard for this performance.
But one wonders if Fox staged the entire event to bring attention to the show. For Joshua and Twitch to collapse at the same time is statistically nearly impossible. And all the media hype it drew surely garnered the show a huge amount of publicity from the likes of People Magazine. BAAAAA. BAAAAAA. BAAAAAA.
Whoops, guess we are guilty of being sheep just a bit too.
August 1, 2008 UPDATE:
Our polls are showing a Katee blowout once again. Joshua is garnering more respect now that he is no longer wearing tin on his grin, and after wowing the audience this past week.
The problem this week for both dancers was performing with each other. It made it difficult to separate the two leaders. Both were great, and we see them as clearly the top two barring disaster.
We will not make our prediction until the night of the face off. I am sure they are going to make it interesting.
We have not seen such a heavy favorite as Katee though. Joshua has to work that big butt into a frenzy to take this one.
PLEASE VOTE ON OUR POLL if you have not done so yet… Help us predict America’s Favorite Dancer for 2008! 🙂
July 31, 2008 UPDATE:
IIn our most recent poll, included in our article “Season 4: So You Think You Can Dance Recap and Prediction: Katee and Joshua At The Bottom!!”, the bulk of our readers agree with us that Courtney and Twitch are going home. This is in stark contrast to the polls prior to the performances which had Mark and Chelsie going home.
But in neither case did anyone have Joshua or Katee going home. We hope the voters for Joshua and Katee didn’t get too complacent and allow those at risk to get more votes by fans trying to save their favorites from the axe? Who doesn’t remember the Daughtry shocker on American Idol?
And thank you to all of our viewers and pollsters!! You help us enormously with your participation and we hope you love our site too!!
July 30, 2008 UPDATE:
Turning to our polls the day of the show, Katee blew everyone away as the favorite. Mark was voted as the most likely man to get the boot by a 3-1 margin over Joshua, and close to the same margin over Twitch. Chelsie was marginally selected to get eliminated, and Courtney was close enough that it is likely not statistically significant.
But let’s not forget, it all comes down to whom they chose as a partner and what dances they draw. A bad hand could eliminate almost anyone. In fact, we think that Twitch has been way too lucky. Say tonight, he draws Chelsie and gets a Ballroom Dance. Maybe he has been practicing this, but in past weeks, he just has not been able to perform these formal style dances. So take-charge Chelsie will dance with or without him and he could look quite silly.
Mark actually has a major advantage over Twitch. He can dance more styles and can dance with any partner. There is almost no draw he could make that he would screw up. He already has proven he can dance hip hop. So unless he draws truly boring dances, he could make the finals!!
So what do we think? Mark has a slight edge over Twitch this week because of the draw. It is too close to call between Chelsie and Courtney and much of that will come down to the draw as well. Courtney is, like Mark, more diverse. We think Courtney may be able to do ballroom better than Chelsie could do hip hop. So, prior to the draw, Courtney has a slight advantage. Katee is golden. She should just get a bye week. There is no one she can’t dance with and no one she won’t look great with. Well…maybe hip hop with Twitch might be a stretch. She just doesn’t have the booty.
So Katy and Joshua, barring disaster are safe. The rest are a toss up. Man, what a cop out. But we will make bolder predictions tonight.
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July 28, 2008 UPDATE:
The polls have gone ballistic, and once again, Katee is pulling away with the lead. Not much of a surprise there, she has been the star to date.
But there are a couple of surprises. For one, Chelsie appears a narrow favorite to get sent packing, garnering only two votes to win and in the lead of the poll of women to be at the bottom. If this is indicative of the way the real votes will go, Chelsie and Mark would depart.
Folks may be jumping the gun a bit though. The competition has not taken place yet. And we remember what happened to Twitch when he got a Ballroom Dance. Yikes. Mark and Joshua can pretty much dance anything, so Twitch needs a decent draw.
Twitch could also impact his partner if a Ballroom style is chosen. It would be hard for a woman to lead him out of the abyss if he can’t pull off the dance.
If you are one of the guys, you may not care that much which partner you draw. All women are superb. But if I am a woman, I am hoping I only draw Twitch if I get contemporary or something close.
This will be an interesting week folks.
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July 22, 2008 UPDATE:
The polls this week showed a disinterest in the guys. Apparently, the gals are the clear favorites this year. So far, the polls clearly show Katee in the lead, with Chelsie giving Katee all she can handle.
It could come down to the draw on the dance this week. If Chelsie pulls dances that are in her strength, she could take the lead. If Katee does, there is little doubt who leaves the leader.
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