So as I did with Idol, I probably won't be giving full recaps of SYTYCD until the finalists are chosen (this time, it will be the Top 20 as opposed to the Top 13). But after watching last night, there are a few things I wanted to comment on:
What I have learned from SYTYCD so far:
- There is a girl, Janette Manara who is trying to be Cheryl Burke.. Janette did improve her salsa moves, but this still may not be enough. This is the girl who used to have a skunk streak in her hair during previous season's auditions, but now I suppose she stands a better chance this year if she sports a Burke-do while also doing the same facial expressions as the Dancing With The Stars champ. This kind of bugs me because what I want to see is something different! We don't need no stinkin' imitations.
- Something different, however, did come in the form of Evan Kasprzak and his older brother, Ryan. I was so excited to see Evan's return (he made it to the top 40 last year, and then, at the last moment, the judges inexplicably cut him. Now if I remembered him from last year, well, let's just say the guy's got something.) His brother Ryan was equally interesting, using a whoopee cushion as a relevant and hilarious prop during his amazing tap routine. These guys bring something new to the table. They bring in the old Gene Kelly, classic stylings; and oh yeah, Evan probably has one of the most powerful toe touches I have ever seen. (Unsurprisingly, they both made it straight through to Vegas, but my gut says Evan will make it further than big bro (sweat-stained) Ryan.)
- And on the same note of siblings, two little blonde Kinney sisters both displayed some amazing talent last night. I would say that one (if not both) of these beauties will make it into the top 20. (But if we had to only pick one, I'm going to go with the one who had hip surgery ... anyone?)
- Lastly, I learned that there is a girl who is the second coming of Gokey. Well, at least she has the same widower back-drop story. The difference, however, between Talia Rickards from Gokey is that well, first of all, she crumps, but more importantly, I just don't think she's got what it takes to crack past the top 40.
And those are my early thoughts for now. Who caught your eye as one to watch? Silky? And what was up with Tyce Diorio? Did he have some unwarranted bitchiness going on perhaps for the sake of good TV? I thought it was just kind of weird.