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Kelli Baker - So You Think You Can Dance -- Yes, She is a Mormon LDS Girl!
Kelli Baker - From HSM to So You Think You Can Dance!
Elisa Toffoli - Dancing - New Release
Elisa Toffoli Dancing Video - Song Kelli Baker Audtioned With...
For those interested, Elisa Toffoli of Dancing, which is the music that Kelli Baker danced to in her audition for So You Think You Can Dance is releasing the CD titled - Dancing. Very cool for those of us that fell in love with this song from Elisa Toffoli. I watch the video of Kelli Baker's audition, not just for Kelli, but also to listen the this amazing son by Elisa - Dancing.
Elisa - Dancing YouTube Video - below...
I hope it is okay to brag a little bit. After all, this is a blog! LOL
The Kellie Baker, of both So You Think You Can Dance and High School Musical, the very successful teen movie - has commented on this very Hub! That is right. How cool is this? She is just so cute and sweet. Just as we would expect her to be.
I must thank miss Kelli Baker, for her kindness in stopping by and saying hello, and for taking the time to say "thank you" to all of her So You Think You Can Dance fans who have given her such wonderful kudos here:-)
Okay, enough bragging for now. But, do you blame me really?
I was not surprised when Robert Muraine was cut from the choreography this week on, So You Think You Can Dance. But, I was shocked that Kellie Baker was cut also. Yes, that is right -- Kelli Baker was cut from So You Think You Can Dance! We will not have the opportunity to see her perform weekly... very disappointing.
Kelli Baker did not make the top 20 -- although they invited Kelli to come back next year. The judges felt that Kelli needs to show who she is, in her dance, and not go inside herself so much while performing. They also mentioned that they had much discussion amongst themselves in coming to their final decision not to have Kelli Baker in the top 20. I would like to have known what really caused them to come to a decision to cut Kelli Baker? Her dancing was truly art and one must wonder what the judges wanted more from her? I imagine this cut, will be quite a blow to her and her mom...
Update: Poster Meg G, who is a good friend of Kelli Baker, has confirmed for us right here on this Hub (LOL) that yes, Kelli Baker is a Mormon. Thanks Meg:-)
Now, since I have been sucked into another one of these reality "talent" shows, and have done a Hub on Robert Muraine - of So You Think You Can Dance, I felt I had a duty to report on Kellie Baker who auditioned in Utah. (no Robert Muraine is not a Mormon) I know. I am a sucker! But I love good dancing as much as I love good music... so I am weak when it comes to shows like "So You Think You Can Dance" and "American idol".
Whether Kelli Baker is a Mormon or not, (and now we know that Kelli Baker is a Mormon) she will definitely be fun and interesting to follow. She is extremely talented. Let me tell you just a little bit about this cutie from Salt Lake City, Utah.... who is a Mormon too! Did I already confirm that? LOL
Anyway I think you will find this interesting...
Kelli Baker - So You Think You Can Dance - Audition Video
Who Did Kelly Baker Just Happen to Get Her Talent From?
Kelly Baker is the daughter of Bonnie Story. Who is Bonnie Story you ask? Well, she just happens to be an Emmy award winning choreographer for Disney's very popular movie, "High School Musical"!
During Kelly Baker's audition, she was asked quite a bit about her famous mother, Bonnie Story, who just happens to be very well-known choreograher in the field of dance. She too, is currently considered quite "hot"!
In a clip that you will see in the audition video, Kelly's mom Bonnie - eludes to the fact that she has to be quite hard on her own daughter Kelly - if she is going to considering giving her a job. Mom cannot play favorites and does not.
Kelly Baker feels that she needs to actually try much harder to prepare for an audition for her mom. She shared that when she is hired, she does not want anyone to say that the reason she got the job, is because her mom is the choreographer.
You can decide for yourself if you think her mom plays favorites with Kelli Baker, her daughter.
One more note... for those who are asking the Question, and apparently there are quite a few...
What song did Kelli Baker dance to in her audition video?
Answer: "Dancing" by Elisa Toffoli (source - the bloggernacle, of course... LOL - they were "wrong", but Lauren one of our posters right here - once again, has set us straight:-) thanks cutie --- I love you guys!
Also, thanks to another poster - we now know that Elisa Toffoli is releasing her CD Dancing. You guys rock:-)
I've put up the actual Elisa Toffoli video of her singing the song Dancing.
Elisa Toffoli - Dancing - YouTube Video
So You Think You Can Dance - What did the judges have to say about Kelli Baker?
Here are a few of the comments the judges on "So You Think You Can Dance" made about Kelly Baker's Audition. Which by the way, happened to be the last one, after a very long day of try-outs. (praphrased)
- she gave the judges goose bumps. blew them away
- best dancer they have seen this season
- "...everyone in life has to find their own way and she just had a "WOW" moment for that judge!
- best dancer she has seen this season, very emotional, beautiful.
- they could just feel that dancing is in her blood, and that she loves to move... if she was not stopped she would have kept going....
At the conclusion of Kelli Baker's audition, she was asked by the judges, "If she gambles"?
Kelly Baker said, "No".
Judges responded by telling her that they "did" -- and that "they" were going to gamble on her!
After which, cutie patootie Kelli Baker, was enthusiastically given the desperately hope for - golden dream ticket to Las Vegas!
Not a shabby ending to a very long day - for everyone!
Then.. Kelly blasted through the audition room doors, back out into the lobby - she excitedly flashed that very coveted "ticket" at the cameras - and shouted that her "MOM" was going to be so proud of her!
No doubt, and rightfully so... Kelli Baker has earned her own way on this trip!
All About "So You Think You Can Dance" and More...
- So You Think You Can Dance (Season 4) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
- Robert Muraine - So You Think You Can Dance... This is STUPID HOT!
- David Archuleta: Mormon On American Idol - Beat The Competiton But Lost The Title!
- Banned! David Archuleta's Dad Has Been Banned From Future Meddling on Hit Show - American Idol!
- American Idol Concert - Buy Tickets Online - David Cook LIVE! Tour Schedule and Dates...
LdsNana-AskMormon Acknowledgements and Requests...
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