STYTCD 2019

Aceon6

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Anyone watching? IMO, D-Trix has the making of a really good judge. Lauriann Gibson less so. She seemed at bit “all about me”, which combined with Mary may make the panel more insufferable..if that was even possible. I really like the new stage and lighting, but hate that the producers are still pushing the sob stories.

Of those shown who got through, I really enjoyed Matthew Deloach. It’s rare to see someone who can spin AND fly. Sarah Macreanor was fun, but I don’t think her technique will hold up unless that was just a ploy to hide the goods. Gino, the Dance Moms kid, was really good but a bit over emotive.
 

love skating

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I wasn't too happy to hear that D-Trix was a judge this year but I surprisingly enjoyed his judging last night as well. I really liked the first hip hop girl, hope she is able to do other styles. Am still annoyed that they keep cutting away from dancing to show audience and judges reactions - almost all the shows do this now and it bugs me so... I want to see the dancing!! Anyway, glad the show is back and look forward to the rest of the season.
 

chantilly

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I was fine with the new judges. At least they have credible dance knowledge.

Laurie Ann I agree is a bit about herself but she has the goods to back it up.

Dominic is fine. Mary is annoying as usual and I for some reason can tolerate Nigel in the early rounds.

I really loved the hip hop girl. But was a bit underwhelmed by the ballroom couple and I actually think he was better in some ways.

I liked the dance Mom’s guy a lot. The torn meniscus guy was good, but for some reason he was lacking something for me. I think there was little flow or connection between his tricks.

The Australian comedy jazz girl was interesting but I don’t see enough skill there for her to make it all the way.
 

Aceon6

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I enjoyed last night’s show. Fewer sob stories and some genuinely good dancing. The highlight for me was Sumi Oshima with her incredible control. I wonder if her Japanese dance school background means she’s trained in many styles. If so, she’s a potential Top 20. I also enjoyed Gianna Newborg. Her technique is 1000 times that of Sarah Macrenor’s. Stefen Yeritsyan is HAWT! Kaeli and Brandon, the contemporary ballet duo, were quite good. His center is off the chain and I think he outdanced her by quite a bit. That said, any 5’11” gal who can manage pointe gets props in my book. Talk about high center of gravity!
 
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Aceon6

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I was really disappointed with last night’s show. Full on sob stories and only a few real dancers in the bunch. Nobody screams top 10 to me. The highlights were the salsa siblings who were quite good and the breakers who were entertaining. They only showed snippets of the returning contestants, so I have no idea if they’re better or worse this time around. Yawn.
 

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