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'So You Think You Can Dance': Lauren's painful experience informs her performance

When "So You Think You Can Dance" contestant Lauren Froderman became very emotional during her performance on Wednesday (June 23), judge Nigel Lythgoe commended her on becoming an actor. The piece, performed to Beyonce's "If I Were a Boy," was about a woman stuck in an abusive relationship. When Zap2it caught up with Lauren backstage after her performance, she confessed that she wasn't acting much at all. "I don't know how much that is true because actually, this dance was really personal for me. It was real emotion," she says. "In a way it was really me, and I was really sharing my pain with everybody and hoping that they would accept that. To Read More Click Here .

'SYTYCD': Billy Bell and Melinda Sullivan share their show rituals

Last week, the "So You Think You Can Dance" Top 11 had their first competitive performances on the "SYTYCD" stage and Zap2it was curious as to how the dancers prepped for their big debut. "I'm usually not that bad with junk food but before a show I'm just like: Chips. Candy. Everything," says Billy Bell, who admitted to consuming Doritos, Famous Amos cookies and Starburst candies before going on. "I don't know why. I just like binge eat, I guess. It's horrible. To Read More Click Here .

'So You Think You Can Dance' results: Alexie doesn't act her age

Though June 17 was a great night for the Los Angeles Lakers, it was a tough one for former Laker Girl Alexie Agdeppa as she became the first "So You Think You Can Dance" contestant eliminated by the voters. Hopefully, all the celebrating going on in the streets outside her Downtown L.A. home serves to cheer her up. The hip hop performance that got Alexie the boot was choreographed by Tabitha and Napoleon Dumo, to Jason Mraz's super-sexy song "Butterfly." She danced with all-star Twitch, who we'll see in this summer's "Step Up 3D." The judges didn't think Alexie's talent matched Twitch's. To Read More Click Here .

'SYTYCD's Alexis Agdeppa: 'Michael Jackson would have been my ultimate dream'

Alexis Agdeppa auditioned four times before she made it on to Season 7 of "So You Think You Can Dance." That may have been to her detriment. Since the judges had already seen what she had to offer many times before, anything less was simply not going to do. The first contestant eliminated from the competition Thursday (June 17) night, both judges Nigel Lythgoe and Adam Shankman say that Agdeppa's last-chance solo didn't indicate that she was "dancing for her life." "Week after week she had the same kind of performance level and it was crazy that it never varied or changed," says Shankman, "so as much as we loved her there was a sameness to everything. We wanted her to go out and ignite the stage and it was like a polite solo." To Read More Click Here .

'So You Think You Can Dance': Alexie Agdeppa gets the boot

So far, the competition on "So You Think You Can Dance" has been OK. The boys are clearly the favorites, while the girls (aside from Lauren) are on a more crowded level. Opening Performance: "Acapella" by Kelis (Mixture of styles; choreographer: Tessandra Chavez; top 11) The top 11 dancers open the top of the show dressed in white and gold attire. It's so clear that the guys are outshining the girls, even during this performance. A highlight was when Jose was able to show a slick b-boy handstand. When it comes down to it, the routine was alright. My predictions for the bottom three? Melinda, Ashley and Alexie. Let's see if I'm right. Also, based on tonight's elimination show, it seems the all-stars will be sitting in the audience for most (if not all) Thursdays. To Read More Click Here .

TV Tonight: What's On Thursday 6/17

It's a full summer Thursday on TV including new episodes of So You Think You Can Dance , Burn Notice , Royal Pains and more! Check out all that's on tonight: 8:30/7:30c 100 Questions on NBC 9/8c NBA Finals: Game 7 on ABC So You Think You Can Dance on Fox Burn Notice on USA Network The Real Housewives of New York City on Bravo 10/9c Royal Pains on USA Network Bethenny Getting Married on Bravo Penn & Teller: Bullshit! on Showtime 11/10c The Daily Show on Comedy Central 11:30/10:30c The Colbert Report on Comedy Central What will you be watching?

Alex's Reality Rant: So You Think You Can Dance's Top 11 & My First Impressions!

Hey SideReelers! Now that we're in the awkward withdrawal-ridden in-between season with no new Dancing with the Stars , I'm especially thankful that So You Think You Can Dance is back in full force. Although season 7 has undergone some major controversial changes (only 11 finalists, the introduction of "all-star" alumni dancers, etc), I'm still excited to see what the new (& hopefully improved?) format has in store. I'm even more anxious to see if these special 11 dancers live up to past seasons' talent, or if they'll be overpowered by their alumni partners. That's a lot of pressure for season 7, but that doesn't mean I'm going to go easy on them! Read on for my initial snap judgments on the top 11, then see how they fare tonight at 8/7c on Fox! Who: AdeChike, age 23 from Brooklyn, NY Expertise: Contemporary Thoughts: Impressive contemporary dancer, but based on the audition rounds, he seems to have somewhat of a style identity crisis. Not like there's anything wrong with being a well-rounded dancer (isn't that the point of the show?), but the judges like contestants to pretend they're only "specialized" in one style so it's more surprising when they're challenged and "magically" pull through. I have a feeling he'll bust out random tap or hip-hop solos and get on the judges' bad sides quick. Who: Alexie, age 26 from Rowland Heights, CA Expertise: Jazz Thoughts: She's apparently tried out pretty much every year, so she definitely has the determination, which might just translate to killer performances. However, one has to wonder why she wasn't interesting enough the first 6 or so times... Who: Alex, age 23 from Vancouver, CA Expertise: Ballet Thoughts: Since he was skilled enough to come back after being disqualified last season for contract reasons, he's clearly still a favorite in the judges' eyes. However, he hasn't done much yet to show off himself off as a likable personality (or rather, the editing has not been in his favor so far)! Who: Ashley, age 19 from Visalia, CA Expertise: Lyrical Thoughts: She's cute as a button, but unfortunately didn't get as much audition airtime as some of the other contestants. She seems like a Courtney Galliano type -- in other words, will likely get pretty far on her charisma, but won't win. Err.. maybe she'll have a shot as a future "all-star"...? Who: Billy, age 20 from West Palm Beach, FL Expertise: Contemporary Thoughts: A lot is riding on Billy Bell's success ever since he somehow became an instant SYTYCD legend without ever actually competing last season. Now that he's back after an injury that took him out of season 6, I'm just hoping Adam Shankman can pull it together and not cry with unbridled emotion after each of his performances. Who: Cristina, age 24 from San Diego, CA Expertise: Salsa Thoughts: Err, she seems sweet and humble and all, but I don't think she can live up to the stellar ballroom dancers the show has seen in the past -- Benji, Pasha, Lacey, Chelsie, Janette, etc. Plus, her pic looks kind of cross-eyed and I'm pretty sure I'm going to have nightmares of it. Who: Jose, age 21 from Miami, FL Expertise: B-Boy Thoughts: I have to show love for a fellow hip-hop dancer (believe it or not), but I'm kind of over his whole self-comparison to last season's Legacy. We get it, you think you're better than Legacy. That's great, but I really liked Legacy, so you better be able to back it up once the competition really starts, unlike Phillip Chbeeb who crashed and burned when it came to choreography back in season 5. Who: Kent, age 18 from Wapakoneta, OH Expertise: Contemporary Jazz Thoughts: Love him! He's such a goofy kid, yet has such incredible grace that I never would have expected from just looking at him! I'm excited to see what else he'll be able to do, plus I think he has a preliminary fanbase already that'll take him at least through the first few rounds! Who: Lauren, age 18 from Phoenix, AZ Expertise: Contemporary Jazz Thoughts: She's likable in a way that makes me not sure if I want to like her or not -- she's playful, spunky, energetic, bouncy, young, blonde -- an ideal recipe for someone who is bound to get annoying fast. But she's just so good , so as long as she keeps up the stellar dancing and keeps the extreme perkiness to a minimum, I may be a fan. Who: Melinda, age 22 from Thousand Oaks, CA Expertise: Tap Thoughts: I am praying this girl takes it far on behalf of tappers everywhere -- especially considering all 3 last year were eliminated in record time! Confidence is key, of course, but so far her packages seem to hint at a possible attitude problem. I hope that's not the case, for the sake of her much-needed votes! Who: Robert, age 19 from Thousand Oaks, CA Expertise: Contemporary Thoughts: This guy has his work cut out for him, since the editing kind of screwed him when it came to getting a lot of airtime during the audition rounds. Of course, he must be good, but he's going to have to show himself to be awesome and extremely likable -- and fast! Don't forget to follow me on Twitter @sidereelAlex for more reality TV updates, gossip, news, and more! What do you think of the Top 11?

'So You Think You Can Dance' Spoilers: Who Does What on Top 11 Week?

After two (fast!) weeks of auditions and last week's introduction to the Top 11 and the All-Stars, the competition will really begin. This week on So You Think You Can Dance, the random hat will come back, the choreographers will get busy again and the phone lines will open as the first week of proper competition begins. First, a review of what will happen: The finalists no longer pick a genre out of the hat, but instead will pick an All-Star, and they will dance to that All-Star's style. Only one person goes home every week instead of two. And, in a move that I haven't read about since it was first announced, the judges will choose who to eliminate all the way through to the finale -- although we get to pick who the bottom three are, of course. Now, to the spoilers for this week's performance show, which come from the folks over at SYTYCDism. They note that since performance shows will be taped early on Wednesday rather than on Tuesday like previous seasons, these spoilers will be less detailed (which explains why some are merely marked "ballroom"). Still, this week's list gives us a pretty good idea what to expect on Wednesday night. To Read More Click Here .

As Heard on 'So You Think You Can Dance': Meet the Top 11 Show

As much as So You Think You Can Dance is about the dancing, it's about the good music we get turned on to. Every week, we set up a one-stop shop all the songs the dancers performed to, making it easier to search and find -- and, who knows, maybe a new favorite's on the books. Wade Robson's jazz routine, (Top 11/All-Stars): "Fame" by David Bowie Travis Wall's jazz routine (Kathryn/Kent/Lauren/Mark): "Paris Is Burning" by St. Vincent Tyce Diorio's Broadway routine (Alexie/Allison/Lauren/Melinda): "There's Gotta Be Something Better Than This" from Sweet Charity Tabitha and Napoleon's hip hop routine (Comfort/Dominic/Jose/Twitch): "Dim Daa Daa" (District 78 Remix) by George Kranz Jason Gilkison's samba (Anya/Cristina/Pasha): "Work" (Freemasons Radio Edit) by Kelly Rowland Mia Michaels' contemporary routine (Ade/Alex/Billy): "This Bitter Earth/On The Nature of Daylight" by Dinah Washington and Max Richter Sonya Tayeh's jazz routine (Adechike/Ashley/Courtney/Neil/Robert): "Freak" by Estelle featuring Kardinal Official Source Here

'SYTYCD' Top 11: Ashley Galvan's Dance TV Past

The Top 11 for season 7 of So You Think You Can Dance has been announced, and if you were a fan of Nickelodeon dance shows from 2008, one of them may look very familiar. Ashley Galvan, one of the top 5 girls on SYTYCD, was one of the stars of the Nickelodeon show Dance on Sunset that ran for a few months in 2008. Dance on Sunset featured a group of young dancers known as the Nick 6 who slowly walked viewers through a new dance routine every week so they could try it at home. SYTYCD's Ashley Galvan was one of the Nick 6. In this photo below, she's the one on the right. To Read More Click Here .