Reality Rocks has covered dance shows for many seasons, and now Yahoo! Music has its own reality dance show, "Ready, Set, Dance!," for my blogging delight.
"Ready, Set, Dance!" is an original dance competition series, in which two amateur-dancer contestants are warned that they will get a random phone call at any place, any time, from "RSD!" hostess Adrienne Bailon (of 3LW/Cheetah Girls fame), ordering them to break into a dance routine on the spot, while bystanders wonder WTH is going on. These dancers have no idea when that call will come in, but once it does, they have to get their groove on, no matter where they are at that moment. Then viewers go to readysetdance.yahoo.com to vote for their preferred hoofer of the week, who is awarded a cool 10,000 bucks.
This week's two "RSD!" contenders are voguer Jor-el, who gets absolutely fabulous down at the docks, and Lady Gaga aficionado Samantha, who just-dances in the middle of a shopping trip. I appreciate Samantha dancing to Fatboy Slim's "Praise You," because that reminds me of the song's awesome flashmob-style dance video by Spike Jonze, and I give Sam credit for suffering the additional humiliation of being ordered to boogie in front of her dad. But come ON, there is no contest here. Jor-el is from "America's Best Dance Crew" troupe Vogue Evolution, after all. Did you SEE those splits he did? This guy could probably make a living as a street performer, dancing on the pier for tourists' loose change. This voguer gives good face.
So my vote definitely goes to Jor-el this week. He didn't win on "ABDC," but he deserves to win this. But it's up to you, voters. Watch both contestants below, then go to readysetdance.yahoo.com to vote for who you think should dance into the sunset with the $10K prize.