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'So You Think You Can Dance' Star To Appear on Oscars

by Michael Pascua, posted Feb 11th 2010 9:15PM
'So You Think You Can Dance' Season Six contestant LegacyHaving connections pays off for 'So You Think You Can Dance' contestant Jonathan "Legacy" Perez. Zap2it has confirmed that Legacy will be a part of the Academy Awards, dancing with The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers. He received the position after he helped 'SYTYCD' judge Adam Shankman with the audition process. Shankman is producing the Oscars with Bill Mechanic.

Unlike the Emmys, which have an Outstanding Choreography category, having dancers on the Oscars feels out of place. The five songs nominated for Best Original Song don't have any place for breakdancers, so my only guess is that the show will open with a flashy performance. Legacy hasn't provided any solid details to how he will be involved.

While I'm happy that Legacy has received a position, there are several other contestants that come to mind when looking for a dancer before Legacy's name shows up. If one wants good breakdancers 'America's Best Dance Crew' winners Quest Crew comes to mind, with three former SYTYCD contestants.

Legacy was eliminated the week before finals on season six of 'SYTYCD.' The winner of season six was krump dancer Russell Ferguson.

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Legacy has been a part of Jon Chu's LXD since it's inception and has danced in and choreographed live performances, LXD series teasers, and online episodes. Legacy is dancing at the Oscars because he is a long time member of the LXD dance team and because they were invited to perform; not because of preferential treatment or special relationships. But I can see how it might look like that to someone who didn't know.

Personally I wouldn't call what LXD does traditional break dancing.... but check it out and see what YOU think. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STufVanZ25k

February 16 2010 at 10:05 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Have you seen anything from the League? Their stuff is not merely breakdancing, it`s far more complex than that. Plus, in SYTYCD, they used classical music in their routine, so I think they could adapt their style to pretty much any kind of music.

February 12 2010 at 10:29 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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