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    On the heels of American Idol, So You Think You Can Dance. These are pretty much the only two "reality contest shows" that I watch. Anyone else watching tomorrow?

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    Between AI and DWTS, I'm pretty much reality-showed out by this time of the year! I'll start watching SYTYCD at about the top 10 mark...unless a Hawaii dancer makes his/her mark earlier, like Mark Kanemura did last year. Mark and 9 other dancers from last season appeared on the Ellen show yesterday.

    I thought it was pretty cool to see 2 previous SYTYCD contestants brought on board, as pros, this season's DWTS.

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    Wow, Tyce Diorio is a little cranky as a judge. I wonder if he's bucking to be the Simon Cowell of SYTYCD.

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    Hawaii has a contestant who was put thru to Vegas...Kamehameha grad, Kupono. Didn't get his last name. That means I add SYTYCD to my weekly viewing schedule. *sigh*

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    I think his name is Kuponohi'ipoi Aweau. I feel a little sorry for him that people are starting to call him Mark 2.0 (at least on Television Without Pity). He deserves a chance to establish his own identity as a dancer. Also, the brother and sister team seemed kinda uji.

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    OMG...I know him as Pono Aweau! He looked totally different than the last time I saw him during a dance audition last year. Shoot...wish I'd dvr'd the show. I first met him at another audition a few years ago, the same audition where I first met Mark Kanemura. I believe both guys came out of Marcelo Pacleb's 24/7 Dance Force. I need to hele on over to Facebook and ask if Kuponohi'ipoi Aweau (referred to as Kupono last night) is, in fact, Pono Aweau. It looks like I'll be glued to that show!

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    I just reviewed Kupono's performance from last night, on YouTube. It was the narrator who referred to him as Kupono. He referred to himself as Pono! 24/7 Dance Force produces some really great dancers. I hope Pono makes it thru.

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    I hope he makes it through, too! and poor guy, the judges kept mispronouncing even "Pono". I kept thinking, "it's not that hard to pronounce!"

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    Did Pono make it through til the end of tonight? I didn't see him in the final group of guys but they panned through pretty quick other than the few guys they focused on.

    Spoilery from TWoP: [
    According to the spoiler thread there, Pono did make it to the top 20. I hope he did!
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    Last edited by Adri; June 4th, 2009 at 12:01 AM. Reason: eta spoilery speculation

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    Yep! Pono made it to the top 20 so my SYTYCD addiction starts next week instead of waiting 'til the top 10! I'm surprised the judges gave him flack for his hair. That's part of an artist's creative personality. He once came thru my office with a crew cut with a very long, spiked, red mohawk and he's never been thru my office with the same hair style! So expressive, that guy!

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    The dancing tonight, from start to finish, was extraordinary. And it's only the top 20, first night of competition. Where do the dancers go from here? How do 2 get eliminated tomorrow night?

    Pono and his partner, Ashley, rocked. Well, in their case, crashed! Once their YouTube video is uploaded you'll have a chance to see what I mean! Incredible choreography. Incredible execution.

    :::GOOOOOOO:::PONOOOOOOO:::

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    I think Pono did well. I'm also glad Wade Robson is choreographing this season. It has become a game with me, though, to try to anticipate Mary's screams and fast forward through them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adri View Post
    [...]It has become a game with me, though, to try to anticipate Mary's screams and fast forward through them.
    <tee hee> Last season was the first that I followed the show, thanks to Mark Kanemura. Mary's screams aggravated the heck outta me. This season, for some reason, I find the screaming funny. Simon has branded AI with his slams while Mary has branded SYTYCD with her screams!!! Amazing what a show will do for ratings!

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    :::Yaaaaaay:::Ponooooooo:::

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    I can't imagine how much it must suck to get that far and and be the first eliminated. But I agree with the judges' choices. This week I read from TWoP that Mark Kanemura was seated directly behind Wade Robson for Pono's performance this week. I rewatched and could only see glimpses of the top of Mark's head from the tv angles. Whomever posted that either had eagle eyes trained to spot any sign of Mark or perhaps was there in person and had a better view.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tutusue View Post
    [...]
    Pono and his partner, Ashley, rocked. Well, in their case, crashed! Once their YouTube video is uploaded you'll have a chance to see what I mean! Incredible choreography. Incredible execution.[...]
    Performance of "Crash Test Dummies".
    Quote Originally Posted by Adri View Post
    [...]I rewatched and could only see glimpses of the top of Mark's head from the tv angles. Whomever posted that either had eagle eyes trained to spot any sign of Mark or perhaps was there in person and had a better view.
    I paused the video when the camera switched to Wayne. I couldn't see Mark either. Mark's sighting must've come from someone who was there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tutusue View Post
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    I paused the video when the camera switched to Wayne. I couldn't see Mark either. Mark's sighting must've come from someone who was there.
    I was wrong. Mark can clearly be seen at 7:03 into the YouTube video referenced above.

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    :::Gooooooo:::Ponooooooo:::

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    tutusue: Goo Pono? Am going to watch the ep now. To see if he's gooey.

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    Adri...did only 2 "o"s show up on your screen? I typed:
    Gooooooo Ponooooooo!!! (Hmmm...wonder how that'll show up!)

    Anyway, I just sent Pono my unsolicited and non-professional assessment. I think he and Ashley nailed their choreography but I think this week's choreography paled in comparison to what they were given last week. That was such a creative and unforgettable dance piece. It's gonna be hard to top it.

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    tutusue: Sorry, I truncated your "o"s but I thought you were missing a "d" (as in "good"). what's up with the gooooooo?

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    Wow! That was way too close for comfort but Pono made it thru to next week.

    Adri...if I have to explain the elongated vowel sound then I'm doing a really bad job of spelling out that sound! I apologize but don't know another way of spelling it. Help!

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    tutusue: Oh! Doh! I'm sorry, I completely read that differently. LOL! Yay for Pono surviving another week! and I really enjoyed the opening number. I like Mia as a choreographer even though I really don't like her as a judge nor her open antagonism towards Brandon. I understand there is probably more going on than is revealed to the public or shown on tv but I still I think her comments were unprofessional.

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    Whatta grind this and similar shows must be. Pono's only comment on Facebook after Thursday's results show was..."WHAT A DAY?!?!?!". Now he's homesick! Poor guy! But, he's getting a lot of support and encouragement. Hollywood is a tough transition for local kids. I feel like a mother hen right now!

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    The bright spot in this incredibly sad news day is Pono made it thru to next week after dancing an exquisite Viennese waltz with a new partner.

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