#SYTYCD Book Pitch – Season 9 Week 8 (@DANCEonFOX)

It’s Final Four time! I can’t say I’m in love with this top 4, as only one of my favorites is left standing (and since there will be two winners this season — one guy and one girl — I really wanted one of my male favorites to still be in it), but there were still some awesome routines last night.

Interestingly, I guess if you go by the routines I’ve picked for these book pitches, Chehon actually is one of my favorites, because I’ve selected his routines several times. But my heart still misses the ones who were eliminated.

I don’t know if we’ll see anything new next week in the finale — probably a new group routine, but normally the finale is an opportunity to revisit season highlights. But I’ll probably do a final pitch next week, even if it is a dance from a prior week, just so I have an excuse to do one more.

Anyway, here’s my pick for this week.

Song: Leave from “Once”

Choreographer: Stacey Tookey

Dancers: Chehon and Allison (Season 2)

Pitch: A boy and a girl grow up together as part of a small colony on a remote planet. Finally, as teenagers, they admit to the growing attraction they’ve both been feeling. But no sooner has their young romance blossomed than a ship shows up to take the girl’s family back to Earth, a plan that had been in place since before she was born. By the time the ship makes it back at relativistic speeds, everyone who remains back in the colony will be long dead. The girl is forced to make a choice: Stay with the family she relies on, or the boy she could love?

Suggested Author: Diana Peterfreund

What did you think of the final four’s performances? Did any of the routines particularly inspire you? And who do you think our two champions will be?

Past Pitches:

“Counting on You” Music Book Pitch

Week 6 & 7 Book Pitches

Week 5 Book Pitch

Week 3 Book Pitch

Week 2 Book Pitch

Week 1 Book Pitch

The original SYTYCD Book Pitch post

#SYTYCD Book Pitch – Season 9 Week 6 & 7 (@DANCEonFOX)

Today’s going to be a double-header!* I wasn’t able to get to it last week, since I was getting ready to travel down to New Orleans for my brother’s wedding, which went off wonderfully well in spite of many Isaac-related complications.

So for today, I have a pitch from last week and one from this week. ALSO, stay tuned for tomorrow, because I will have a very special SYTYCD-related surprise, a little bit different from what I’m doing today! ARE YOU EXCITED?

P.S. I am SO ANGRY about the guy who was eliminated last night. I do not approve. Not even a little. But I’ll try not to let my bitterness bleed into this post.

Anyway, first let’s look at a dance from last week, shall we?

Song: Possibly Maybe by Bjork

Dancers: Cole and Allison (Season 2)

Choreographer: Sonya Tayeh

Book Pitch: Every night in her dreams, a girl meets the same boy. At first, she assumes he’s just a figment of her imagination, but when he shows up at her school one day, she realizes he’s real…and possibly not quite human. Her dreams begin to descend into chaos, and soon she doesn’t know if he is there to help her, or to keep her trapped in her nightmare forever.

Suggested Author: Brenna Yovanoff

And then moving on to this week:

Song: Eli, Eli (A Walk to Caseara) by Sophie Milman

Dancers: Chehon and Kathryn (Season 6)

Choreographer: Tyce Diorio

Book Pitch: Upon their release from Auschwitz after the deaths of their parents and destruction of their home, a brother and sister struggle to put their lives back together.

Suggested Author: Ruta Sepetys

What do you think? Would you read either of these books? Did you come up with an idea for a book pitch based on any of the dances this season? I’d love to hear it!

Past pitches:

Week 5 Book Pitch

Week 3 Book Pitch

Week 2 Book Pitch

Week 1 Book Pitch

The original SYTYCD Book Pitch post

*That is pretty much the only time you will ever hear me make a baseball reference.

#SYTYCD Book Pitch – Season 9, Week 3 (@DANCEonFOX)

Welcome to another week of book pitches based on last night’s performances on So You Think You Can Dance!

Last night was kind of a mixed bag, with several of the routines (including that of my favorite couple *sob*) falling flat. But there were some gems in the mix, too, and all my favorites lived to dance again next week.

This week, I actually have two dances for you, because the first one isn’t actually a pitch. Yeah, I know, that kind of defeats the purpose, but this dance made me think of a book that already exists. Granted, the costumes don’t really fit it, but the emotion in the dance certainly does. And it was super-pretty, so I wanted to show it to you.

Song: I Will Always Love You (Whitney Houston)

Choreographer: Stacey Tookey

Dancers: Witney and Chehon

Book: The Outlander series by Diana Gabladon, especially book 2, Dragonfly in AmberThis dance completely embodied the passionate and impossible love of Claire and Jamie to me.

Okay, now I’ll do a for-real book pitch.

Song: Wild Horses (Charlotte Martin)

Choreographer: Mandy Moore

Dancers: Cole and Lindsay

Book Pitch: Set in the 1960s, after her boyfriend is drafted into the army and is killed in action, a teenage girl struggles to overcome her feelings of depression and loss.

Suggested Author: Gayle Forman

What did you think? Were any of last night’s dances particularly inspiring to you?

Week 2 Book Pitch

Week 1 Book Pitch

The original SYTYCD Book Pitch post