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So You Think You Can Dance is Back!

It’s not summer for me until So You Think You Can Dance is back on the air. If you’d of told me a few years ago that a dance program on TV would be one of my absolute favorites, I would have called  you a dirty liar: my cleats could tear your slippers to shreds. But once I started watching the show (SYTYCD for short,) I was hooked.

This year’s premiere makes a promise of it being even better than ever. I literally cried for about half the show.

Any mom could totally identify with Bree Hafen, who tried out for SYTYCD after two kids and battling confidence issues. Two hanky warning on this one, folks.

We can’t stop talking about “Exorcist style” Hampton Williams, who introduced his performance with some sort of crazy mumbo jumbo about exorcisms and souls. It was so unexpected and different, I don’t think there was a dry eye in all of America. Three hanky warning.


One of my other favorites was Leo Reyes, whose tribute to his mother set to a Drake record, had my jaw on the floor. His performance was almost unbearably intimate and emotional; it was my first rewind moment of the season.

What about you? Did you have a favorite moment?


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  1. Michelle Powell 05/29/2012 at 8:45 am

    LOVE LOVE LOVE SYTYCD!!!!!!! I almost took a bite out of my TV watching that DARLING little girl dance! SOO SUPER CUTE! I too loved the exorcist guy!!! VERY unique!!!! LOVE this show and SO glad it’s back! 🙂

  2. Allison Randall 05/25/2012 at 9:32 pm

    I love, love this show (my hubby actually introduced me to it!) for all the variation, the technical judging and the amazing choreographies. As a dancer and dance teacher, I recommend it to all my students. What I could do without is the schmaltzy plays at tugging on my heart-strings and the silly ‘intimate’ looks at these people’s lives. I know the contestants are under a lot of pressure, but ugh, I hate it when they have to cry for the camera every other episode. That said, I can’t wait to see who the top 20 are, and for all those AMAZING dance numbers. Hooray!!