So You Think You Can Dance – Season 5 – Top 20
The auditions are over, they have been to Las Vegas, and now Season 5 has its Top 20. Tonight on Channel Ten at 8.30pm the Top 20 shows commence and the eliminations begin.
The top 20 are: Jeanine Mason, Phillip Chbeeb, Asuka Kondoh,Vitolio Jeune, Karla Garcia, Jonathan Platero, Randi Evans, Evan Kasprzak, Paris Torres, Tony Bellissimo, Caitlin Kinney, Jason Glover, Janette Manrara, Brandon Bryant, Ashley Valerio, Kupono Aweau, Melissa Sandvig, Ade Obayomi, Kayla Radomski, and Max Kapitannikov.
A surprise and shocking early elimination from the Las Vegas was Natalie Reid who had performed one of the best auditions this season. In fact how she was cut ahead of the very ordinary Caitlin Kinney is beyond me.
Uber choreographer Mia Michaels was not happy with the inclusion of amazing dancer Brandon Bryant. I suspect this is a bit of a set up. She of course by the end of the season be his biggest champion etc, etc.
One thing that I found interesting that Mia said in the auditions, was that she does not usually connect with women. Was she trying to put those gay rumour to rest for once and for all?
Nigel Lythgoe spoke to TV Week recently and said expect to see Jason Gilkison and Kelley Abbey on the show this season, and of course our Australian winner Talia will be on the US show’s season finale.
I will commencing recaps of the show tonight, as well as having an open post on the show at the request of a regular Reality Ravings reader.
Australian viewers should be aware the show is running a few weeks behind the US, so if googling beware if you don’t want to stumble across any spoilers.