6/10 SYTYCD 5 Week One Recap Videos, Top 20 Introduction Montage from Vegas To Hollywood


6/10 Top 20 Montage. How they got from Vegas to Hollywood, Music from The Fray “You Found Me”

6/10 Week One Performance Night, Top 20 Introduction Solos and Dance Recap

SYTYCD 5 Results Night: First Cut is the Deepest, Paris Torres and Tony Bellissimo Go Home


When they only get one shot to showcase what they can do after going through the ‘ordeal’ of the auditions, battling it out in Vegas- it doesn’t seem fair that two people are going home most especially in the first week of the entire season. But such is this type of show. America votes on their favorites and if the contestants don’t leave that first GREAT impression, that’s it for them.

Beauty queen Contemporary dancer Paris Torres and pretty boy Hip hop dancer Tony Bellissimo are cut in SYTYCD’s first elimination of the season. There is ‘justice’ after all, that or America is getting wiser in picking up who should go home. A “pretty face” is no longer enough to keep one in the competition- but the exceptional dancing does. We didn’t particularly like Tony and we think his “crying” stints in Vegas put him in the competition more than his hiphop- that or he looks good on TV. Paris we would have wanted to see more of. The Hiphop routine they did with no charracter or storyline to work on with unlike Philip and Jeanine’s routine was their downfall.

The judges kept Contemporary dancer Karla who did a better solo over Paris. Asuka was picked accounting to her previous performances in Vegas week despite being limited to latin ballroom and jive in doing her solo. All the guys performed their solos poorly. Vitolio who fared ok than Tony and Jonathan was picked to safety first. Tony was let go for his “locking” solo that didn’t really lock it for him or the judges. Because of that, Jonathan was safe.

Top 20 Elimination Recap, Judges talks about Paris and Tony leaving the competition

The Results:

top20elimination1Couples who are safe and performing next week:

    Kayla and Max

    Evan and Randi

    Philip and Jeanine

    Caitlin and Jason

    Melissa and Ade

    Ashley and Kupono

    Brandon and Janette

The Bottom Three Couple:

  • Paris and Tony
  • Asuka and Vitolio
  • Karla and Jonathan


SYTYCD 5 Top 20 Dance Music Video


The So You Think You Can Dance Top 20 ‘Dream’ Photo Shoot


Meet the Top 20 of So You Think You Can Dance Season 5


SYTYCD 5 Profile Spotlight Caitlin Kinney

Caitlin Kinney

Specialty: Contemporary

Hometown: Annapolis, Md..

Currently Resides: Annapolis, Md.

Age: 21


Is into B Boys: “I love Hok [from season 3], because I could never in eight million years do some of the stuff that he does. I love Phillip from this season. He’s fantastic. I think because I come from such a classical world, I’m drawn to people who are more classically trained, but then the total polar opposite I really love to watch too.” Korbi Ghosh, Zap2it.com



Kinney graduated from the Baltimore School for the Arts in 2005. She danced at North Carolina Dance Theatre as an apprentice for two years and is an experienced gymnast. (FOX)

Caitlin’s signature move

Top 18 Results Night, Caitlin was in the bottom three and danced a solo to “Make You Feel My Love” by Adele.

Interview with Jonathan Platero

Introducing the Top 20 Dancers of So You Think You Can Dance Season 5

We’ll just gonna bring it to you quick and easy:

Top 10 Girls

1. Janette Manrara
2. Kayla Radomski
3. Karla Garcia
4. Paris Torres
5. Jeanine Mason
6. Caitlyn Kinney
7. Melissa Sandvig
8. Ashley Valero
9. Randi Strong-Evans
10. Asuka Kondoh


Top 10 Boys

1. Vitolio Jeune
2. Pono Aweau (Kuponohi’ipoi Aweau)
3. Ade Obayomi
4. Jonathan Platero
5. Brandon Bryant
6. Tony Bellissimo

7. Maksim Kapitannikov
8. Jason Glover
9. Philip Chbeeb
10. Evan Kasprzak

Dancers FOX “introduced” who got cut:

1. Henry Rivero
2. Brandon Dumlao
3. Alex Wong – he is under contract with Miami Ballet Company and the Director won’t let him get off the contract
4. Ricky Sun
5. Ryan Kasprzak
6. Diana Varden
7. Deanna Brickley

That’s it! Your thoughts?


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So You Think You can Cry? SYTYCD 5 Dancers Show it in Las Vegas Week

Tension and emotions are high in Las Vegas callbacks. We’ve never seen so many tears and this is only part of the audition process! Fox had to show them and give those who were cut (or not) air time- as long as they’re crying, they’re going to show it for all to see. We would have wanted to see more dancing instead of more crying and whining…

What is in store in Vegas Week? The choreography is tougher. The judges ruthless and harsh. There are six of them in the panel and when they have to cut, at least three people must say yes for a dancer to stay. Nigel Lythgoe, Lil C, Mia Michaels, Mary Murphy, Debbie Allen and Adam Shankman complete the panel.

We thought there were 178 but Cat Deely just announced 172 best dancers in America are battling it out for a place in the Top 20. Before things kicked off, the judges had all the dancers do their solo to “refresh” them of how good or bad of a dancer the hopefuls were. 45 dancers are cut without hesitation, including Travis Prokop, Talia Rickards, and Chimezie.

The dance order of the Vegas callbacks are: Hip Hop with Napoleon and Tabitha D’umo (Music: “Boom, Boom Pow”), Ballroom with Jean Marc Genereaux and France, Jazz with Sonya Tayeh, Group dance (the group has to choreograph the dance themselves), the dreaded Contemporary with Mia Michaels, Broadway with Tyce Diorio, all boys and all Girls group dance (West Side Story) and finally another bout of solo performances.

In each dance style, the judges are going to cut and as the routine progress, they will cut some more and more. In the end, they left us hanging with 16 girls and 16 guys awaiting their fate to be part of Season 5’s Top 20.


Show’s main highlight, disappointments and shockers are people who were cut! Fox shows this little tidbits about the dancers here and there, tell us their back stories. Along the way we become “emotionally invested” with some of the dancers and then they cut them- heartlessly.

Natalie Reid

Natalie Reid was cut! C’mmon! and at a jazz routine where Sonya Tayeh proudly asked Natalie and Brandon Bryant to dance the choreography and show everyone else how it is done. The couple were used as example and yet in the final performance, the judges didn’t like Natalie’s dance. So her jazz wasn’t smooth as it should. They gave worse performers more chances. We couldn’t quite accept how she was rudely cut like that because last season, she was so close to becoming part of the Top 20 where it came down between her and Katee Shean and the judges picked Katee (which was great). But they didn’t give her a chance to do the remaining routine including contemporary and Broadway to showcase her talent. What was that?

And then to give Gabi Rojas a chance again and again and again to redeem herself yet was cut later on in the Broadway routine. They even gave Gabi a chance to “dance for her life.” Why didn’t they give that to Natalie?

Nobuya Nagahama, Erik “Silky” Moore, Megan Kinney and Priscilla Marrero were also cut. Bianca Revels who was doing great in the whole process was cut in the Broadway round. She was shocked and believes the judges made a mistake. We think so too, along with cutting Natalie Reid. She remarked in finality that she was not going to try back again because she didn’t make it last season and this year’s. She doesn’t see any point to audition again.

Our Top 7 Girls we’d love to see in the show:

1. Caitlin Kinney (ballet/contemporary)
2. Jeanette Manrara (ballroom)
3. Kelsea Taylor (contemporary) ?
4. Asuka Kondoh (ballroom)
5. Kayla Radomski (contemporary)
7. Paris Torres (contemporary)

Our Top 9 guys we’d love to see int the Top 20:

1. Evan Kasprzak (jazz)
2. Pono Aweau (contemporary hip hop funk)
3. Maksim Kapitannikov (ballroom)
4. Brandon Bryant (contemporary)
5. Philip Chbeeb (hip hop)
6. Ryan Kasprzak (tap)
7. Alex Wong (contemporary)
8. Jason Glover (contemporary)
9. Ricky Sun (ballroom)

The Las Vegas Choreographers

“If your feet are bad, you work them until they cramp.”

“I love cutting people and I will cut you.”
– Mia Michaels