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SYTYCD SA- First Elimination

Sinazo with Lucy, eliminated first last night
Sinazo with Abed, eliminated first last night
I'm glad this elimination finally happened. Maybe then the contestants will actually work hard enough to make sure that they show us great dancing, while also entertaining and impressing us enough to vote for them. SYTYCD judge, Themba Nofemele, said this on Saturday and was backed by his co-judge, Lorna Lukhele. 

I find that the guys are rather stronger than the girls this season, so it was a shame that one of the strongest guys, Abed, got eliminated last night. Not that Lucy wasn't a great dancer. She was rather forgettable and you don't want that. Not after an awesome audition where she, as Harold said; "Flirted with us and then gave us an audition we won't forget." 

The judges do have a very hard decision and it's days like eliminations that we don't envy them. However they also need to be stronger and their critique should also have advice not only for the contestants, but also the choreographer. We always forget that the choreographer also plays a very important role in making sure that he creates a great dance that his dancers will execute excellently on stage. This is also an opportunity for them to show South Africa their skills and how there are more talented choreographers in South Africa than people think. Oh and well done to Rapid Blue for getting previous contestants, Thabiso and Lulu to choreograph dance pieces for the show. It shows absolute trust in the people who were groomed by the show. 

I'm impressed with Sinazo Yolwa.  Yes, we miss Sade, but Sinazo is quickly getting better as the live shows go along. She showed her emotional side yesterday when Lucy and Abed were eliminated... I'm certain I saw her pushing back tears. It's great when a presenter can show their emotions when they need to. 

The first elimination is always tough on everybody, but now that it's over, we hope that the dancers will get to work, the choreographers will think outside the box and please can we have people with proper 'dance along to' music performing on the show? Not some house DJ.

Here are the remaining contestants, who will be performing on Saturday on SABC 1 at 6.30pm

(Charlie) Charlston van Rooyen, from Ormonde: Hip Hop and Contemporary.
(Chris)  Christopher van Staden from Germiston: Hip Hop and Contemporary.
(Gabriel) Gabriel Masango from Kwamashu: Contemporary.
(Golda)  Golda Rabe from Northcliff: Hip Hop, Contemporary, Ballet and Modern.
(Nadine) Nadine Theron from Welkom: Hip Hop, Contemporary, Modern, Acrobatics, Freestyle, Slowdance, Rock ‘n Roll
(Nick)  Nicholas Vries from Elsies River: Hip Hop and Contemporary.
(Nosie) Nosiphiwo Samente from Greymont: Hip Hop.
(Dudu) Phumzile Nkabinde from Clayville: Hip Hop.
(Robyn) Robyn Brophy from Roodepoort: Hip Hop.
(Verb) Senzosenkosi Bhengu from Avoca Hills: Hip Hop and Krump.
(Sibahle  Sibahle Tshibika from Khayelitsha: Contemporary, Ballet and African.
(Tshego) Tshegofatso Mothibi from Mafikeng: Latin American.
(Evan) Willem ‘Evan’ van Soest from Hartebeespoort: Contemporary and Jazz.
(William) William Constable from Troyeville: Hip Hop, Contemporary and Classic.

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