I saw a lot of my favorites go (Ferdinand, TK, Justin Johnson, several ballroom girls, Francesca), but if honesty prevails I am forced to admit that on the whole the top 20 looks extremely promising in terms of dancer strength – they cut out a lot of the more personality-based dancers with weaker technique while still keeping a final set with some real characters. It’s too early to tell yet, and we’ll have a better idea of how they compare after the first round of competition, but on the whole I’m very optimistic about the talent level for the first Canadian season of So You Think You Can Dance – it was especially notable how all the dancers kept saying how long they’d been waiting for this chance, emphasizing how much the show has impacted the dance community worldwide and especially in countries like Canada where the dance community is both extremely talent-rich and extremely under-recognized.
Also, I hope that when I am in my mid-40s I can still move like Jean-Marc Genereux.
Also also, I am so happy that Emmanuel Sandhu got cut. Go triple axel into a shark’s mouth, Emmanuel.