4 Out of 5 Ain’t Bad (Wait, It Is): So You Think You Can Dance, Season 5, Top Five Women

E: Okay, so.  If you have seen the episode, and you read this site, you can probably guess at least two of my reactions without me telling you.  Since this is a blog, however, I guess I need to actually tell you, and not just make you guess.

First, I can’t believe they’re dragging out the Academy one more week, and now we’re not going to get any live shows until August.  We’ve had a freaking month of the Academy!  I’m sorry, that’s so not cool.  At least this episode featured actual dance routines, but geez, man.  What are we going to get, four live shows?  Why must you keep breaking my heart, SYT?

Speaking of which, you know the other thing.  Worst elimination decision ever.  Best dancer of the season gone, and WHY?  Boo, hiss, stupid judges.

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Let Me Tell You What You Can Do With Your Twist, Nigel: So You Think You Can Dance, Academy Week 2, Season 15

E: You did not.  You did not just do that.  You did not just take an awesome Top Twenty and then tell them we’re only going to get ten after making Top Twenty their goal the whole time?  I HATE that.  I hate tiny seasons.  I hate the contestants not getting to dance with each other.  Do you hear me, Nigel?  Lamest, meanest twist EVER.

Sigh.  Okay.  Wondering what else happened, besides the producers sucking?  And besides me finally figuring out that Cat was pregnant, ironically only 3 weeks after she gave birth?  (Congrats, Cat!) Read on and I’ll tell you about the shocking cuts and the people they kept despite them messing up.  I’ll try not to splatter bile over everything.

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Be a Sponge: So You Think You Can Dance, Academy Week 1, Season 15

E: This week’s episode encapsulates pretty much everything we expect from this phase of a reality show competition.  There is triumph.  There are tears. There are nerves and passionate speeches, rude words and heartbreak and injury.  Through it all,  there’s brief glimpses of some really good dancing, but this kind of episode is more about the trying and failing and also the name recognition as we inch ever closer to the Top Twenty.  Not to mention stardom by osmosis since the Academy’s taking place in L.A.’s famed Dolby Theater, occasional home to the Oscar telecast.

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Our Own Unique Flavor: So You Think You Can Dance, Season 15, Auditions #4

E: Here it is.  The final set of auditions from New York City.  The final auditions from 2018.  Our last introductions to new dancers (and reintroductions to old!) before the Academy.  And, wow, the first confirmation that this is not an All Star season; we will in fact be getting 20 new dancers this year!  It’s a very good thing, because I’m already a fan of way more than 10 of these kids.

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A Prime Example of Evolution: So You Think You Can Dance, Season 15, Los Angeles Auditions #2.

E:   This week’s episode starts with a recap of last week’s auditions, in which we review  Miss Astranga’s shablam, but also a heafy dose of dancers we haven’t seen yet.  Hey, there’s Evan the tapper from last year!  Oooh, I hope he does well.  I mean, I guess Gabi knew what she was doing in picking Lex, but last year you may remember I was rooting for Evan.   There’s also a girl with way more hair than clothes, who we see now and before several commercials. Also, we get Cat making me laugh by calling Vanessa Hudgens a megastar of stage and screen.  Ah, hyperbole.  It’s so much fun.

No, for real.  This episode is fun, even if some people are working perhaps a little too hard to remind us all how important it is.
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This is Me: So You Think You Can Dance Season 15, L.A. Auditions #1

E: Hi there!  It’s been a long time, hasn’t it – both for me as a blogger and for this show.  I’m absolutely thrilled the show is back, and I’m so looking forward to getting back in the swing of all things blog.  And while yes, I do miss the days when the show was on for several nights a week and for longer than an hour, I will absolutely take what I can get.

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