Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Hip Hop International & Step Up 5: All In.

So, I'm SOOOO tired at the moment, I haven't been blogging about Got To Dance as... well, I forgot it had started, I think my sister started recording the episodes on Sky so I'll have to go there at some point and catch up on the episodes (I think theres only 2 so far)
Anyway, I'm tired because me and a few friends spent the night in the Cinema watching Jumanji, Hook, Mrs Doubtfire and Alladin, then me and 1 friend sat around until 9:20am and I got to watch Step Up All In finally.
I decided that I wanted to type out what I thought of Hip Hop International this year, which was interesting.
I didn't realise that The Royal Family wasn't entering this year but had their own show, but it was nice to see Bubblegum, Sorority and Duchesses perform, So I'm going to type up what I thought of each routine and then write anything else I feel I wanna say about others... so.

The opening was lovely, good choreo and they look cute this year and the little guy was cute aswell, I enjoyed the music that was used and they were dancing to 2ne1 aswell, one of my fav tracks by 2ne1 ;0 I loved all of the choreo, just the ending was a little dissapointing, the Nicole Sherzinger part was the bit I probably liked the least, not because I didn't like the choreo for it, I just don't like her cover of I Will Surviva that much x: still cute, hard hitting, and I enjoyed it more than whoever came 1st in the junior division.

I always love watching Sorority, I usually like watching Kiel but he's left now so now we have Zacc who is from Ireland, opening was good and hard but I feel as if... throughout the whole routine the music changes so frequently to a point where I feel as if parts aren't lasting long enough, 2012 sorority had used 3 songs, 2013 I think 5 were used, and this routine uses 8 / 9 tracks... changing between styles so frequently throughout a song can become a bit of a mess.
However, again, still got more enjoyment out of this than whoever was in 1st again.
My favourite parts were probably Ruthy glitching out to No Diggity, and the girl pulling the thing out of the mouth leading to the beyonce section.
(Oh and the reggae part where the girl was blindfolded ((notlitterally) and they crawled across the floor)

Ok, less music which is good, only 2 tracks less but still, This routine had somewhat a bit of tutting / vogue, like a mixture between 2 and I love that but the opening I wish they had did what they had did at SDNZ where they walk slowly instead of the fast movements~
Loved when the guy was sitting on the "Thrown" and was sort of tutting / vogueing with all the girls around him, I didn't like their hair, preferred how it was at SDNZ too lol.
The fast to slow movements to the opening of the beyonce section were cool, then the part when they were on the floor was cool and used their hips and it looked sexy.
The end section with the Krump was sweet and I think the ending done it for me, the way they all slay each other and its like they're cutting each others neck with the sword sound... It worked really well. though the last girl looked as if she was thrown a bit too hard haha.

Right so... Step Up 5: All In.
I was expecting so much better than this, boring romance meh... The movie had its fun bits like the relationships between Violet and Chad, I think Parris playing violet was good, I loved her character, when he was standing behind her and she was like "ewww gross" it was hilarious.
The sudden outbursts into Dance was incredibly cheesey
"Yo homie, get out our club.... no... ok lets settle with a dance battle" was a bit odd =3= Its like breaking out into song in Glee.
Parris' character was probably my favourite, and the guy who liked her, then it was Vladd (or chadd)
and Jaja's character (forget what her characters name was) but damn... their little robot love story was cute haha, The movie had a few moments where I was thinking "I wish this was choreographed by Parris only"
I think the dubstep video... where they were all in lab coats was probably my favourite routine in the movie and the choreography looked like it was made by Parris.
I personally would have gotten rid of Ryan Guzman, this was suppose to be with all my favourite step up characters... he's not that great I think, I think he's only there as eye candy, and think the guy from Step Up 3 is hotter so... they could have had better eye candy.
Take out Briana Evigan too... also... wtf
The competition in the movie had Poreotics appear like... 3 times, I was hoping they'd appear more often, also the girls from Season 7 of ABDC but with Jaja, It was kind of fun pointing out all the dancers I knew of but still... I would have prefered a Step Up movie with:
IaMmE (all of IaMmE) and better brainbanging, this movie had Phillip Chbeebs abdc routines copied and pasted and some from his videos over the pass few years
more Poreotics... Jabbawockees, all of The Royal Family (or atleast more members)
could have had Parris as the main character because her acting came off better than Ryan Guzman and the chick from SU2.
Also, I would have had Les Twins rather than the twins that are in the movie... I was hoping Step Up 5 would go out with a bang with all these crews that we've come to love over the years, and thought there would be more choreography by Parris and Phillip Chbeeb... but there wasn't enough Brainbanging or Parris choreo =3=
Eh... the last routine stood out because of the bits of brainbanging and so did that 1 dubstep song that I think Parris choreographed, I wanted more dance... but not in the way that people randomly break into it in a club and they all come out of no where to battle.
Step Up 5 was aiiiiiight, still prefer Step Up 3, but this did have a few good parts.
and thats what I think ;0

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

BGT Final.

So I wasn't in over the weekend, out in london and hadn't watched BGT, so I'm currently catching up on the final now, and Addict Initiative are first, so lets see if they've stepped it up a bit to a point where I actually like it.
ok... that... I really didn't get it, and Simon is standing, its like... lets all dance to 8ths notes when theres no 8th notes in the audio :V yeaaaa.... grrrrreat.
I prefer old Addict... It was good, they did good footwork... now its all "lets stand still and just move our arms to dramatic music" instead of dancing to good music like they use to.
I WAS SO IMPRESSED WHEN THEY WERE ON GTD FOR THE FIRST TIME, I don't like the music, I don't like the look, and I REALLY do not like the stupid voice over the track like "NEVER" and "LET ME GO" and "OOO I'M HERE DRAMA" they can do better... I've seen it D:<
also... don't scream with happiness when Simon compares to diversity? how many times have Diversity gone HHI and won? eh? 0? oh... thats coz they aren't good and they only won because there was kids in the dance crew.

Ok, so Yanis and his crew were good, I liked it, there were a few bits where I thought "maybe shouldn't do that" like... being a gay guy, I should be ok with that... like crawling on the floor, but... it was good ... the choreo was really good in places, just the floor work was a bit odd for me to watch, and there was a bit of hip hop, which I wanted to see...
how can Simon like Addict Initiative but not these? its odd, this was sexy / hot... and the tall one is sexy, but... it was a bit girly, nothing wrong with that, but... ionno.
I'd love to see them take off the heels and krump and do hip hop, I would SOOOOO love to see that.
but I like them, they's good o3o

Ok so thats all the dance for now =3= guess will have to wait for Got To Dance, not sure when it starts~~ I look forward to it :)

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Britains Got Talent.

So, watching through Britains Got Talent again, catching up as I was busy last week... I watched like... 2 episodes, so i'll type this as I watch, just finished watching episode 12 and Cartel were on it, which... are by far... my most favourite UK dance crew, they had good music (unlike the usual crews) yeah there was a bit of a hiccup with the flip over the one guy (which I guess was stolen from Quest) but they need to push to get to the finals I suppose, but it was good, they had a little bit of tutting, which I liked, some nice waving patterns, they had Drake... which is good :D this is another dance crew I think could audition for ABDC if it still existed and get pretty far.
I think they're MUCH MUCH BETTER than Diversity, the older guy... he can keep up... so what if he's a bit older? theres other dancers out there that are as old as him and... he's kinda cute too o3o
but yeah... I'ma add them to my list of favourites <3

Ok so another dance group, Yanis Marshell, Arnaud & Mehdi, being gay myself, this makes me so incredibly happy, they're a bit cheesey but DAMN they can dance, Yanis is good at listening to audio and picking out all the correct sounds to dance to, I would love to see him do hip hop, would ABSOLUTELY love to see all 3 of them do something with Parris Goebel, and the tall one out of the 3 is really hot o3o, me likes that beard, So... yea, I'm kind of hoping they win, but I guess i'll see within the next few hours of catching up haha.
Love them :)

Kings & Queens:
this was odd for me, because it was like they were trying to be cool and be like a dance crew instead of latin dance, was odd... I liked their choice in music though... electro house <3 o3o and big room house... the Mysterious Girl part was... just like a dance crew would use for a comedy effect.

Kieran Lai:
Ok, so he's the kid who's appeared on Got To Dance a few times, and think he works in the dance studio nearby that I've been... curious to go to for the past few years since it opened, and he has potential, he's not the best but I think i could learn alot from him, I like tutting, he does tutting, I like krump, he does krump, popping too... I facebook stalked and we have 2 friends in common haha so perhaps he went school with the 2 people I know, I do like him, he's good and stuff just, I think he has the potential to be better, his does wavey patterns to certain parts (and i noticed this in his first audition) when he could be dancing to the 8th notes in a song, dubstep... if theres a section with 8ths, go ahead and dance to those 8ths instead of doing some wavey patterns to them, it'd work alot better, and with the krump stuff... pick hip hop :P
Yea he's a better dance than me, well... I can't dance for shit haha, I can do some tutting, like... the smallest amount of whacking, I think I'm good at waving, I just need to work on doing things with my legs haha, anyway yea... he's good but, I prefer Mindtrick, Pacman, Moon~~

Paddy & Nico:
Ok, first time I saw these... I really couldn't stop laughing, I was laughing for half hour straight, It was so unexpected, she just said how she has had some rib problems but... damn, that was still amazing... its so unbelievable... really amazing.
Its odd but... just... damn, all those tricks were incredible haha, I think there was a bit of a hiccup in there and she didn't do a few things, there was one part where Nico was about to bend her over his leg but then they didn't, so carried on through it, was just ... incredible, absolutely amazing :D
awww bless her, she seems really sad because she couldn't do alot of the tricks, but she should be so proud of herself.

Oh ok, so ... I thought the final was the Saturday just gone but its this Saturday, so I guess i'll be back then, then anything else I see, like SYTYCD or Got To Dance, i'll be back to type those up 8D baiiii

Tuesday, 27 May 2014


So, this year on britains got talent, some things have bugged me, mainly Addict Initiative because... well, it has members of Addict, firstly... Simon didn't like Addict a few years ago, and when the guys were dancing he said it was like watching David and Matt Lucas on Little Britain, which was unfair...
I remember Addict being good on Got To Dance (this is when they werent picked for the finals on GTD) and they reminded me alot of sorority, then a year later they auditioned for Got To Dance again but with these long black coats (or purple, I forget) the point is... what they are now... I don't like...
They were one of my favourite UK dance crews, and thats a difficult thing to be because I don't have many, they've gone from great, dancing to good music, to whatever they were when they auditioned again... not sure what it was... to ... well a mess, yea Simon Cowell might like it, but he likes Diversity too, theres better out there than Diversity, and Addict was better than diversity, now they're all good vs evil dancing to Dramatic music then adding sound effects to make it seem cool...
I'd much prefer if they danced to rnb, hip hop and dubstep... well... maybe thats not them but it'd be more appealing to my eyes and alot cooler imo, you could still have snow white and the witch...
Status pulled off Alice In Wonderland really well on GTD season 1 and kept true to what they are.

The 2 kids from last nights show, they look familiar, I can't remember what crew they use to be in, but their first audition amazed me, 2nd... not so much, it had its moments, but wasn't nearly as good as the first one they did.

Mini Moves were ok, but I think their routine's on GTD were alot better, they picked out good rhythms to dance to, tonights ... there were a few bits where they were posing and I just thought "eh... stop posing and dance" and i liked them on GTD.

lol, so i'm sitting with the door open listening to the TV to see if Addict Initiative go through, I'm actually kind of wishing the broadway girl would go through because of how let down I feel by Addict... so just waiting...
and Addict are through... lol... yea, kind of pissed, luckily though, So You Think You Can Dance will be starting tomorrow and I heard something about dance crew auditions, so theres that to look forward to then Got To Dance starts in the summer, so alot to look forward to... then shortly after that we'll see some real dance competition as Hip Hop International starts.
seriously... I'd love to see Diversity go to HHI, and then score less points than the crews that have appeared on Got To Dance infront of Ashley Banjo, It'd just be hilarious... I don't want you to think "thats horrible, whats he done to you" I never said he's a bad person, its just like...
watching Street Dance, then watching Step Up 3 really opened my eyes to better dance, I think if Diversity were to compete in HHI, and somehow came up with an amazing routine, I think the US, Phillipines, New Zealand, Canada and Japan would place infront.
I look at crews all the time and think "I wonder if" well... I imagine stuff like... if America's Best Dance Crew was still going, then Addict would have a shot (old Addict) and so would Ruff Diamond (my fav UK dance crew) they wouldn't win, but I think they'd get pretty far in America's Best Dance Crew if it were still going, Addict Initiative... this in ABDC... probably would be voted off in the first week, yea they have theatre but its not as good as what they use to be doing.

Anyway, some good dance coming in the next few weeks, I look forward to it ;0