I've been extraordinarily giddy for this new season of So You Think You Can Dance to begin. I'm not really a reality TV fan, but this show has become one of my favorite things to look forward to each summer. As I watched last night's episode however, one particular performance stood head and shoulders above the crowd. If you saw it, then you know what I'm talking about:

Alex Wong.


Sonya Tayeh.


Alex is pretty much my new favorite bright and shiny thing. Sonya Tayeh's work is usually pretty hit or miss for me, but if this is the sort of purity of dance we can expect from Season 7 with the addition of the all-stars, then bring it on. I mean, come on... did you see Alex's controlled extensions?!? I'd pick up the phone for that.

*I usually only want to hear Rufus Wainwright sing this song (AND THAT'S IT), but Jeff Buckley's version of Hallelujah was a pleasant surprise.


Angiegirl said...

I know what you mean about Rufus and "Hallelujah." But there really is something about that song that makes it ripe for covers, isn't there? I like Buckley's version. And have you heard John Cale's or K.D. Lang's? So well done.

Michelle said...

Angie - People LOVE this song for covers. I've heard K.D. Lang's but not John Cale's version - I'll have to go check that out too. Maybe I'll go listen to Rufus one more time though...

Holly said...

Michelle! I LOVE this show! I haven't watched this episode because I'm been technology free for the past week, so I can't dish there but I did really like Lee DeWyze's cover of "Hallelujah" from this season of AI. You should check it out.