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Isn’t it so good to have a Canadian reality TV show on the air?  Thanks CTV!

Bad news for Shelaina Anderson.  Before we even get to a performance show and Shelaina has injured herself in rehearsals and cracked one of the bones in her foot.  The injury doesn’t just affect Shelaina though.  Her partner for tonight is going to be getting a stand in and according to Jean Marc, it’s a big surprise. Who is it? Season two winner Tara-Jean Popowich of course!

So here is the run down of what happened!

Yonni Fournier & Claudia Primeau
Style: Salsa
Choreographer: Tony Meredith & Melanie Lapatin
Calabria 2008 (feat. Natasja), Enur

Mary: I think these two shook it just right
Luther: That was great technique
Blake: I think you’re the sexiest woman we’ve ever had on this show Claudia
Tre: You remind me of a sexy Antonio Banderas Yonni
Jean Marc: You are the salsa gangsta Yonni


Kirsten Wicklun & Jera Wolfe
Style: Contemporary
Choreographer: Mandy Moore
Fireflies – Ron Pope

Mary: That really was beautiful.
Luther: That was a great, great job.
Blake: That was refreshing.
Tre: That was like Twilight on stage.
Jean Marc: I want more of Mandy Moore.


Amanda Cleghorn & Denys Drozdyuk
Style: Tango
Choreographer: Tony Meredith & Melanie Lapatin
Grand Guignol – Bajofondo

Mary: Great technique.  Everyone is going to want to partner with you 
Luther: Really, really impressive.
Blake: Damn, that was hot, hot, hot, hot, hot!
Tre: I can’t flirt, my boyfriend will get mad. Beautiful, well done!
Jean Marc: That was engaging, powerful and seductive.


Charlene Hart & Jeff Mortensen
Style: Jive
Choreographer: Danny Arbour
Celebrity Status – Marianas Trench

Mary: You had a little bit of bad luck tonight but I know you can do better than that.
Luther: It’s refreshing to see you with a partner Jeff
Blake: You’re like the two little carebears of the competition
Tre: This show has peaks and valleys but you finished strong
Jean Marc: A little shaky start but some great choreography


Sebastian Mersch & Danielle Gardner
Style: Bollywood
Choreographer: Longinus Fernandes
Tera Hi Jalwa – Sajid-Wajid, Earl E.D. & Wajid (Wanted Cast)

Mary: It wasn’t bad or great, it was in the middle.
Luther: I think this was the perfect way for the world to be introduced to you.
Blake: I thought you did a really good job and I had fun watching it.
Tre: I think it was a very good example of bollywood from the movies.
Jean Marc: I wanted it a little sharper.


Jonathan Arsenault & Kloe Schultz
Style: Hip Hop
Choreographer: Sho-Tyme
X Gon’ Give it To Ya – DMX

Mary: You guys were like two pitbulls attacking that thing
Luther: I think you did a really good job
Blake: You have a presence and a confidence about you that I love
Tre: You guys matched each other and held it together
Jean Marc: 


Jesse Weafer & Julia Harnett
Style: New Disco
Choreographer: Melissa Williams
Fame (Glam as You Remix) – Lady Gaga

Mary: I think you guys rocked the disco ball
Luther: Good Work
Blake: Good luck to the both of you
Tre: Julia, you are so beeping sexy
Jean Marc: I love it!


Shavar Blackwood & Janick Arseneau
Style: Afro Jazz
Choreography: Sean Cheesman
Dances With Wood / Baba – Mickey Hart, Zakir Hussain, Sikiru Adepoju & Giovanni Hidalgo

Mary: You were so exciting and uninhibited Janick. You just tore this up Shavar.
Luther: I was waiting to hear the jungle and animals and I saw it.
Blake: On the whole I thought it was great.
Tre: Hell yeah, you lived up to the choreography.
Jean Marc: You guys are money players. You dance when it counts and you set the stage on fire.


MacKenzie Green & Nathalie Heath
Style: Vienesse Waltz
Choreographer: Pierre Allaire
For the nights I can’t remember – Hedley

Mary: You looked like you stepped out of a dream tonight
Luther: I was totally caught up in that
Blake: That was like the dream sequence from a movie
Tre: Magical moments!
Jean Marc: That suited you perfectly.


Bree Wasylenko & Edgar Gilbert-Reyes
Style: Hip Hop
Choreographer: Jaeblaze
OMG (feat. will.I.Am) – Usher

Mary: Edgar, you were great. Bree, you’re the biggest surprise for me tonight. You need some transportation. 
Luther: Both y’all were amazing.
Blake: Wow. I did not expect that and I couldn’t take my eyes off you.
Tre: Call off the show, this is it.
Jean Marc: Great chemistry.


Hani Abaza & Tara-Jean Popowich (Shelaina Anderson’s replacement)
Style: Jazz
Choreographer: Nico Archambault & Wynn Holmes
That’s how Strong My Love Is – Otis Redding

Mary: You were there for your partner every step of the way
Luther: To go from having one partner to having to get used to another is a difficult thing.
Blake: It was beautiful to watch.
Tre: If I’d known the future, I wouldn’t have sent Shelaina home in Season 2.
Jean Marc: Hani, you are the real deal.


What a night.  I’m not sure Kloe was as good as the judges suggested she was. Definitely a massive challenge for her but it wasn’t tight at all.  Kirsten would have to be my favourite of the girls.  She’s just delicious to watch.  

It’ll be a tough call at the elimination with Shelaina out.  What is going to be fair if she is able to come back next week? The drama that will unfold at the elimination!

Who were your faves?


I’ve heard Mary Murphy talk about her infamous Hot Tamale Train for years but it wasn’t until last night that I decided to actual google “Hot Tamale” to find out once and for all what on earth she was actually talking about.

Perhaps I shouldn’t have.

According to the Urban Dictionary, a Hot Tamale is:

a sexual act where a guy puts a condom on and lubricates it with tabbasco sauce and then has intercourse

Charming.  One can only guess what a Hot Tamale Train is then…

I’d forgotten just how much fun So You Think You Can Dance Canada is.  Dancing is intense. People pushing their bodies to the limit in the auditions just to get themselves a boarding pass to the finals. It’s amazing that we don’t see more broken bones and torn ligaments!

Amanda Cleghorn – 18, Mississauga, ON Imogen Heap, between sheets.  Amanda doesn’t want to be in the shadow of her older sister any longer.  The first audition of the day and the first ticket to the finals.

Aneal Ramkissoon, 18, Woodbridge, ON It’s all about Bollywood for Aneal.  If you want diversification then this is it.  If you want a ticket though, try harder next year.

Jenna Speir, 18, London, ON.  She’s incredible to watch. (Sarah McLachlan – Possession).  Mary thinks she’s top 20 material and it’s hard to disagree with her.  She’s through to the choreography round.

Ajamu “Freezy” Eversley, 24, Mississauga, ON. Benchmark is an understatement. Loads of conviction too. All that and a finals berth.

Yana Gorodjanova, 19, Woodbridge, ON is back in 2010 after missing out on the final place in the Top 20 in 2009.  Her audition is like a stage show in its own right. She’s through to the finals.

Roxanne Mignacco, 24, Montreal, QC is a professional cheerleader (Evacuate the Dancefloor – Cascada) but she doesn’t hit it today.

Sarah Vance, 22 from Waterloo, ON, was the 100th test tube baby in Canada.  (Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol) It doesn’t have nearly anywhere near the same energy as a lot of other dancers we’ve seen.  She’s very happy looking. Very happy to be through to bootcamp!

Rodrigo Basurto, 25 from Toronto, ON has been taking ballet lessons since we last saw him with Shavar Blackwood, 24 from Toronto, ON.  Rodrigo gets bootcamp while Shavar gets a boarding pass.

Christian “Cee” Ancheta, 22 from Kanata, ON is the Unitard guy from Season two.  Wow.  How could he not be getting his boarding pass.

Caroline Holody, 18 from Brampton, ON is a ballroom dancer who only really wants the opinion of one of our judges, Jean Marc Genereux. It’s bootcamp for her.

Alvin Collantes, 20 from Mississauga, ON is a contemporary dancer who is simply incredible to watch. His second year in a row getting a boarding pass.

Enisa Mulic, 20 from London, ON seems to be at the wrong audition.  Perhaps she should just stick to the clubs.

Kirstie Keenan, 18 from Bolton, ON is a real story teller with her movements.  She has a story about dancing for her mother and grandmother.  She’s through to choreography but she’s pretty much guaranteed a place in the next round.

Jonathan “JR” Roumain, 23 from Montreal, QC has an awesome mix of slow and fast moves that impress. Through he is.

Dwayne “Boneless” Gulston, 22 from Toronto, ON is hoping to make it through like is 6″8 tall brother did.  Yes.. They’re both through to the finals.

Charlene Hart, 23 from Abbotsford, BC lost her dress in Season 2 as it came undone from around her neck.  This year she’s wearing a long sleeve top that should stop that from happening.  She gets through to choreography.

Nisheeth Proshanti, 22 from Toronto, ON brings her indian culture to the stage.

Jesse Weafer 24 from Aurora, ON thinks he can dance.  He’s full of energy and there’s a ticket with his name on it.

Matthew Cuff, 20 from Mississauga, ON is all about bringing vogue to the So You think You Can Dance Canada stage.  It’s choreography for him.

Nina Strazzulla, 20 from Winona, ON is an acrobat. She is hot to watch with all those tumbles.  She’s straight through to the finals!

Jennifer Abbey, 23 from Toronto, ON brings her hip hop through to bootcamp.

Andrew Chung, 23 from Toronto, ON is adamant he’ll be in the top 20. He gets a ticket to his dreams.

Graeme Goodhall, 24 from Etobicoke, ON is through to choreography.

It’s the third time auditioning for Lisa Frias, 24 from Caledon, ON.  She gets a yes to choreography which is further than she’s been before.

Patrizia Gianforcaro, 24 from Woodbridge, ON is going to the finals.  

At bootcamp, it’s the most punishing hour of choreography from Blake McGrath.  There is good news for so many dancers and heartbreak for others.  In fact, it’s the most bootcampers who have ever made it through to the finals.


I’m just testing out some features of the new tweet button so please disregard this post.

The woman who played the visitor queen in the original V series has confirmed she will have a role in the reboot’s second season.

Badler will return to the screen as Diana, the same name her original character had, but will play Anna’s mother who has been imprisoned in a Vistor homeworld habitat on one of the V ships.


TMZ are reporting that Kara DioGuardi is the latest casualty of the American Idol reboot.

Rumor is that Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez will be joining Randy Jackson on the show’s next season.

If this is the new judging panel, is it going to be enough to counter the onslaught that Simon Cowell and The X Factor are about to bring?

What do you think if this is the line up?


If you haven’t seen Global’s new show Rookie Blue, then you’re missing out.  Why?  Let me give you ten reasons why you should be watching it.

It has this chick in it.  Missy Peregrym.  You may remember her as Andi Prendergast in Reaper.  You won’t forget her as Andy McNally on Rookie Blue.

Missy Peregrym is a former model.

And had a role on Heroes.

This was Missy Peregrym showing off her abs in the movie Stick It, but I digress.

Missy Peregrym plays rookie cop Andy McNally.

She gorgeous.

But she’ll run your bad ass down.

And despite looking all soft and sweet

She can take control of the situation

Unless of course the guy you’ve just arrested is an undercover cop.

Just one of the many screw-ups these new rookies make on Global’s new Thrusday night drama Rookie Blue!

Cadbury screened its brand new ad for the first time last night during the first ad break of Desperate Housewives on TV2 in New Zealand. The TV ad features cow tap dancing to Fred Astaire’s song Putting on the Ritz:

(More pictures and video after the jump)

Complete with weird close up shot of the cow’s udder:

The ad finishes with the cow pushing aside mirrors and pushing back a purple curtain to finish with an ensemble act:

Lyrics of Putting on the Ritz used in Cadbury’s TV ad:

Dressed up like a million dollar trouper
Trying hard to look like Gary Cooper

If you’re blue and you don’t where to go to
Why don’t you go where fashion sits?
Puttin’ on the ritz.

Watch the video below:

Missed last night’s episode of The Simpsons?  Check out the new opening sequence

80’s glam rocker turned reality TV star, Bret Michaels, has been diagnosed with a massive subarachnoid hemorrhage after being rushed to hospital.

The 47 year old musician as the front man for Poison reinvented himself recently on shows like Rock of Love and the current season of The Celebrity Apprentice.

He recently recorded a new song with Miley Cyrus.