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June 9, 2011

So You Think You Can Dance Season 8 – Top 20 Picks

 Thirty one dancers started tonight and the judges had the chore of cutting the count down to twenty.  As the dancers were chosen to join the Top twenty from Vegas week, they danced “live” mostly when a group of four or five was completed.

This year we are starting to season with a Top 20 and a format change.  Starting next week the dancers will be paired up boy – girl for each of the routines.  Then when we get to the Top 10, the dancers will be paired with an “All Star”.  The “All Star” dancers are pasted contestants from SYTYCD.  This was the format last year and it proved to be a great change, especially starting with the Top 10.

 So America, here is the Top 20 for Season 8:

Boys – Ricky Jamie, Chris Koehi, Wadi Jones, Tadd Gadduang, Robert “Woo-Man” Taylor, Marko Germar, Nicj Young, Jess Leprotto, Mitchell Kelly, and Alexander Fost.

Girls – Melanie Moore, Miranda Maleski, Sasha Mallory, Iveta Lukosiute, Calrice Ordaz, Jordan Casanova, Missy Morelli, Caitlin Lawson, and Ryan Ramirez.

After watching tonight we are really excited at the quality of dancing we witnessed.  It was like watching the best of the best, both in the dancing and the choreography.  The dancers this year are pushing the choreographers to come up with astounding routines because the talent is huge this year.

If you were watching tonight you saw the quality of the dancing this year when the top 10 girls danced together and the top 10 boys danced together.  Then finally the last routine of the night when the top 20 danced together it was like we were watching well seasoned dancers.  It sure was amazing.

We have nothing else to report at this time except to say we hope to see you next week when the competition begins and the challenge goes out to the viewers to vote for their favorite dancer.

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