Hooping Idol 7 Super Seventies Week: Let’s Spin the 1970’s

Hooping Idol 7 Super Seventies Week

Hooping Idol 7 Super Seventies Week: Let’s Spin the 1970’s

We’ve all been anxiously waiting for season 7 to start. We put out the Casting Call and introduced you to our 21 contestants and now, the moment has arrived! Hooping Idol is back, so join us for what is sure to be our biggest season yet. Our award winning contest is leading us all again on an ever spinning search for the next great hooper star and we couldn’t be more excited.

We’re kicking our seventh season off with Super Seventies Week. For their first challenge our contestants all made hooping videos showcasing what they were made of, were schooled on our Ten Easy Ways to Improve Your Hooping Video, and were told to have fun and make it count because at the end of Seventies Week, six of them would be going home.

Hooping Idol is not only a competition, it’s also a golden opportunity to learn and grow along the way thanks to the guidance of our incredible panel of international hooping star celebrity judges. They know first hand what being a hooping star is all about. So who is seated at the judge’s table for season 7? Allow us to introduce you to:

Anah Reichenbach

Anah Anah Reichenbach of Hoop Revolution returns to the judge’s table for Hooping Idol 7! Anah, aka Hoopalicious™, is highly regarded as the founder of the modern art of hoop dance and a pioneer of the hooping movement. Over the past 19 years she has traveled the world teaching and performing both live and in commercials for the likes of Cirque du Soleil, Nike, Coke, Warner Bros, as well as spinning up support for Sting, Justin Timberlake, Fergie and The MTV Video Music Awards. She’s even appeared on America’s Got Talent. The Hoop Revolution™ Curriculum she developed has been the foundation of most other well-known hoop dance curriculums out there. The protagonist in the hoop dance documentary The Hooping Life and featured in countless publications from Vanity Fair to the Los Angeles Times, Anah is truly a hooper who knows what it is all about. She’s also won Hoopie Awards for Instructor of the Year, Video of the Year and was our first inductee into the Hooper Hall of Fame. She’s also the leader of implementing eco-friendly hooping practices too, Anah’s also the co-inventor and creator of the world’s first Eco Hoop. She’s based out of Los Angeles, California, USA.

LISA LOTTIE

Lisa Lottie Hooping Idol 6 judge Lisa Lottie has been hooping since 2006 and has a legion of fans around the world who hang on her every spin. Originally from Amsterdam in the Netherlands, Lisa spends most of the year traveling the world with her hula hoop street and stage shows. Having started her career performing in a traditional circus in Mumbai, India, she’s since developed her skills and style throughout the multi-faceted performance industry. She’s performed in over 30 countries along the way, studied at the Brazilian National circus school and holds a degree in circus from The Circus Space in London. And yet, she’s known best in the hooping world for her million-hit hooping videos on YouTube and her signature multi-hooping dance style. The multi Hoopie Award winning spinstress and Hooper Hall of Fame Inductee told us, “I am SUPER excited to be part of the judging team of Hooping Idol 7!” We’re SUPER excited to have her back this season too sharing her circus meets hoop dance spin on things. It’s going to be a good one! Lisa currently lives in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

BABZ ROBINSON

Babz Robinson Our third judge for our new season of Hooping Idol is the incomparable Babz Robinson (YouTube, FB & @babzrobinson). Coming to us from the great northern lands of Canada where she has been spinning things up since 2003 – hooping’s first Canadian connection back in the day has always been the one teaching others. It wasn’t long before she was creating community and becoming the iconic original hooper on the platforms at Shambhala, Motion Notion and other festivals throughout Western Canada. The Hoopie Award winner for Instructor of the Year, Tutorial of the Year, Hooper of the Year Canada and Hooper Hall of Fame Inductee is a force to be reckoned with too. Her awesomely advanced, professional and incredibly helpful hooping tutorials, which she shares with the world for fun and for free, have made her a perennial favorite amongst hoopers the world over. If Babz is making something, you know it’s gonna be good. We’re so psyched to have her back sharing her Hooping Idol expertise for another season. She lives in Canmore, Alberta, Canada.

LILA CHUPA-HOOPS

Lila Chupa-Hoops Lila Chupa-Hoops (Website, FB & @lila_chupahoops) started hooping in 2010 and did her first stage performance only a few months later at Paris Decompression. Her international hooping journey really took off in 2012 when she was cast for our second season of Hooping Idol. Lila knows just what it takes to succeed on Idol too having stayed in the competition right through to the season finale. That’s when she quit her job at Notre-Dame de Paris too to become a full time hoop teacher and entertainer. “I found my hoopstyle in the pinup/vintage world and distinguished myself in a lot of european burlesque festivals showcasing one of a kind hooptease choreographies,” she told us. Aside from teaching and performing Lila also runs Rendez-v’HOOP, the hooping convention of France. She’s won Hoopie Awards for European Hooper of the Year, Doubles Hooper of the Year and Solo Performance of the Year too. She’s taught and performed all over the world and we’re excited to have her back – this time at the judge’s table.

with Hooping Idol Host & Mentor: PHILO HAGEN

Philo Hagen Our Hooping Idol 7 Contestants also have a whole lot of extra assistance and inspiration this season from Host & Mentor Philo Hagen. He’s in their corner behind the scenes all season long & will not be judging or scoring this year. As the Co-founder and Managing Editor of Hooping.org, Philo’s been busy spinning hoop dance up online and off since April of 2003. Ever since discovering hooping he’s been on a mission to spread hoop love all over the world. He’s co-founded hooping groups in the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles, performed internationally, and has taught well received and popular hooping classes at Hoopcamp and other large scale hooping events. From the New York Times to the Huffington Post he’s been leading a modern hooping revolution and has won two Hoopie Awards for Male Hooper of the Year and Video of the Year. Philo lives in Los Angeles, California, USA.

THE HOOPING IDOL 7 ULTIMATE PRIZE PACKAGE

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Our Hooping Idol 7 Ultimate Prize Package kicks off with one kickass registration to the hooping event of the year: Hoopcamp 2017! You’ll be joining Anah, Babz, Philo & other hoopers from all over in the California redwoods at the largest annual hooping community gathering on the planet – and you’ll be taking the stage in the Hoopcamp Performance Showcase as well. Why not do so with your brand new Atomic Evoke 4 Smart Hoop from Astral Hoops too! You can choose your size from 13″ to 39″ ID with tubing available in 5/8″, 3/4″, and 7/8″. We’ve also got two months of free advertising for you from Hooping.org to jumpstart your career or business.

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But wait there’s more! Our new Hooping Idol will be burning things up with a brand new 5 quick wicks or permanent spine fire hoop from our friends at Synergy Flow Arts. If you need anything else we’re not including this year, the good folks at Hooplogie are giving you a $150 gift certificate to get whatever you want, and they have everything! Our new Hooping Idol will be looking sharp too thanks to a $150 gift certificate from Hoopclothes.com. And as our new Hooping Idol you will also be able to travel far and wide with ease thanks to your new Breakaway Travel Polypro Hoop and awesome travel bag from our pals at Superhooper.org.

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And where might you be going? Well, besides Hoopcamp, our Hooping Idol 7 winner is also getting registrations to the German Hoop Convention in Hannover, Germany, a registration to the Austrian Hoop Convention in Vienna, Austria, and a super cool registration to Australia’s hoop gathering – Hoopy Happenings in Sydney!

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But wait, there’s more! You’ll also get Hoop Revolution Core Foundation DVD and a private hooping lesson from Anah Reichenbach at Hoop Revolution. You’ll also be getting a 5/8″ OD Steampunk Hex Hoop and the scented glitter wax grip from the lovelies at Dance Hoops, plus you’ll be getting the award winning hoop dance documentary The Hooping Life on DVD and a super cool deck of The Hooping Life hooper playing cards! How amazing is that? And if you’re reading and want to add something to the prize package, let us know. Woohoo!

Is that exciting or what!?! So without any further ado, let’s make our way to the time portal and spin our way back to the 1970’s for Hooping Idol. We proudly present our 21 contestants in an order that was randomly drawn out of a hat.

LET THE GAMES BEGIN!

*****

1. SATINA: URBANA, ILLINOIS, USA. Not viewable where you live? Try it on Vimeo.

ANAH: Satina, I love your song choice and the good message throughout! Some fun and spunky hooping with good trick/dance integration too! You can improve your rolls if you think of doing them a touch slower and getting good contact with your wrist just after the release. I think you could have a better “70’s” outfit, but I appreciated the personality and high energy ☺
Theme: 7
Skills/Flow: 8
Overall Video Presentation: 8
Total Score: 23

LISA: Hey Satina, what a great way to kick off Hooping Idol ’17! What I loved about your video is that you can clearly see how much pre-thought you have put into it, the theme is spot on, you look great, confident and your moves are on point, especially that chest roll, phoah! You’ve made great use of camera angles and different scenes and backgrounds and you’re spreading the hoop love by giving out FREE HOOPS! What else could I wish for? Actually, I wish that you would have used one of those bright green hoops in the ‘field’ scene, the colour of the one you’re using (is it brown? is it transparent?) sort of blends in with your skirt and the background, it’s making it difficult to see your great moves! I think this is a great example of what a good Hooping Idol video is all about. Nice work!
Theme: 8
Skills/Flow: 8
Overall Video Presentation: 8.5
Total Score: 24.5

BABZ: Glad to see some great smiles and eye contact. Would have liked a more coherent story told. I’d choose a shorter song for future videos. I liked the filters you chose to create the 70’s feeling though and you had some great body movement.
Theme: 6
Flow/Skills: 7.5
Overall Video Presentation: 7
Total Score: 20.5

LILA: I feel this video is bringing a lot of emotions. Your story line is short but deep and effective, little things and positive actions do change the world so keep spreading the hoop love! I liked the different angles, the fisheye effect and the fact that shots are long enough so we can see your flow and transitions. Be careful when you choose your hoops and background! Make sure that the hoop stands out enough like the yellow and green ones so it doesn’t get lost in the trees. I feel like you have a lot in store for us in the weeks ahead.
Theme: 8
Skills/Flow: 7
Overall Video Presentation: 6.5
Total Score: 21.5

*****

2. HULA HOOPING HANNAH: BURLINGTON, VERMONT, USA. Not viewable where you live? Try it on Vimeo.

ANAH: Wowzers! You nailed the vibe in the very beginning. The video probably would have been just fine following in that vein, but the twist of the “hoopercist” really made your video stand out! I thought your seated breaks were the highlight of the video for me skill wise. I would love to see more dance coming through!
Theme: 8
Skills/Flow: 7
Overall Video Presentation: 9
Total Score: 24

LISA: Hey Hannah, woah. Who ever did your filming and editing (maybe it was you?) did a really stellar job! I absolutely loved the videography of both scenes, that 70’s glow on your beautiful red hair underneath that Lana Del Rey filter – drop dead gorgeous, I also really liked how you interpreted 70’s into a 70’s movie experience instead, I feel like you’re thinking outside the box with that and I think it’s great. However, I want to see more tricks! Perhaps you got so carried away planning the look of the scenes that you forgot about your actual skills? There wasn’t really anything on a hula hoop level that wowed me, and I think you definitely have that in you so if you make it to the next round, maybe worry a little less about the finer details and SHOW ME WHAT YOU GOT (rick & morty reference.)
Theme: 8
Skills/Flow: 5
Overall Video Presentation: 9
Total Score: 22

BABZ: Great smile and eye contact Hannah. Please invest in a tripod or if you are doing moving shots make sure to stabilize the video in editing afterword. Unfortunately at over 5 minutes things end up a bit repetitive. Liked the the makeup and unique theme choice, but for me it just didn’t add up to a really engaging video.
Theme: 6
Skills/Flow: 6
Overall Video Presentation: 6
Total Score: 18

LILA: Ahah I have to say I didn’t expect that! Thank you for bringing some creepiness into the competition. To be honest, I am in love with the first part. It really looks like this video comes from the seventies, the glow, the hair, the outfit, your smile. We don’t see much on body hooping nowadays so I really enjoyed this waist boogie hooping and one handed vortex. On the Exorcist part, I’m sure that was a lot of fun to shoot, character playing is on point! That was the perfect moment to use a mini hoop and throw some manipulation moves. You’re crazy, makes me so curious to see what’s next!
Theme: 7
Skills/Flow: 7
Overall Video Presentation: 9
Total Score: 23

*****

3. POCKET MONSTER: LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK, USA. Not viewable where you live? Try it on Vimeo.

ANAH: Pocket monster! You are freakin adorable! I loved your toe hoop work and all your hoop movements had good flow, I would like to see more movement with your body though. DANCE and try moving across the floor a bit more rather than staying in one spot. Unfortunately, I didn’t feel the flow of the video and the pace of your dancing didn’t really fit the song. I would have liked to see more integration with the music!
Theme: 7
Skills/Flow: 8
Overall Video Presentation: 7
Total Score: 22

LISA: Hey Nikki, What a stunning video! There is so many things about this that I love, most of all: you’re a natural, you just look so happy and like there is nowhere else in the world you’d rather be. I’ve shot a lot of videos so I know what a day of filming feels like and how hard you have to fake it sometimes! You’ve picked a great song and gave me a great 70s feeling with your beautiful costumes. I’m not sure where you live but it sure is a beautiful place. You have some bloody brilliant moves with those hoops and a natural talent for sequencing them together, the scenes on the bridge in the forest were my favourite cause your hoop looks like it lives a life of it’s own and you’re just steering it with your mind. I think 5 minutes is too much to handle though, I know it’s the length of the song but don’t be afraid to cut it and edit it to a more suitable length, I’d much rather see 3 minutes of your absolute best than 5 minutes ‘just because’.
Theme: 8.5
Skills/Flow: 8.5
Overall Video Presentation: 8.5
Total Score: 25.5

BABZ: Love the song, but it would have been worth it to cut it shorter. Great moves and good eye contact and smiles. The clips don’t seam to fit together as well as they could to create a cohesive story, but the fact that it looks like you are having a great time makes it really enjoyable to watch.
Theme: 7.5
Skills/Flow: 8
Overall Video Presentation: 7.5
Total Score: 23

LILA: Your hooping is so flawless! I can see you have many combos up your sleeves and you work on different levels too! What I prefered in your video is the twin section, this upward angle can be risky for showing the planes, but with 3D moves it ended up working great and was hypnotizing. I loved the horizontal flow with the skirts, bring a lot of volume but I have to say the seventies theme was a little bit underestimated. Especially if you don’t really have a storyline, more than 4 minutes is way too long for a hoop video. You want to catch people’s attention, try not to put the same trick twice.
Theme: 6
Skills/Flow: 9
Overall Video Presentation: 7
Total Score: 22

*****

4. BIANCA CALIFORNIA: SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA, USA. Not viewable where you live? Try it on Vimeo.

ANAH: Bianca, I love all your outfits! Your moves were smooth and well practiced, but it didn’t seem like you were really dancing to this song. More dance integration with the music would make your hooping POP. In my book, sometimes passion is more important than precision. The few moments where you danced really stood out. I want more! Put your heart into it and rock out (especially with a song like this)!
Theme: 7
Skills/Flow: 7
Overall Video Presentation: 7
Total Score: 21

LISA: Bianca I love this! Can’t go wrong with a bit of MJ and you’ve got that moonwalk DOWN. More than that I absolutely love your work with doubles! I think the bar has been raised from previous years on this round of Hooping Idol and this is a perfect example why. There is like 10 moves in that doubles sequence that I’d love to learn, not only have you obviously dedicated a lot of your time practising those beautiful moves, but you’ve perfected them so they are effortless and you can focus on being AWESOME and that’s what I can see. Great length also, thanks for not sending me a 6 minute video! You took me to the 70s and you wowed me with your moves.
Theme: 8.5
Skills/Flow: 8.5
Overall Video Presentation: 8
Total Score: 25

BABZ: Great musicality! Really great to watch you move, I feel like you might have watched one or two of Lila’s videos :). Love your song choice as well. Great to see you smile and engage the audience by making eye contact with the camera.
Theme: 7.5
Skills/Flow: 8
Overall Video Presentation: 7.75
Total Score: 23

LILA: Bianca, I am so amazed by your grace. You are moving flawlessly all the way through the video, watching you dance is hypnotizing. No awkward second hand, bouncy moves and that backspin moonwalk was like the cherry on top! I loved the way you introduced twin hoops, got totally caught by surprise with this toss! I see here a lot of off body vertical plane, if I had an assignment for you, that would be show off more plane transition moves from vertical to horizontal.
Theme: 9
Skills/Flow: 9
Overall Video Presentation: 9
Total Score: 27

*****

5. alittlecatdog: PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA, USA. Not viewable where you live? Try it on Vimeo.

ANAH: Cat! You are super cute. The theme expression was a little underwhelming, but I loved that your personality shined through ☺. I felt that, while your hooping was smooth, there was a lot of repeated movements. I would have liked to see some variety. Also, I felt like you could let go in your dance a little more. I think you were just one hair short of really cutting loose. Give it to us girl, we can take it! I thought you did a good job at making a video that was limited in scenes and views, interesting and fun to watch ☺
Theme: 7
Skills/Flow: 8
Overall Video Presentation: 7
Total Score: 22

LISA: Hey Cat, first of all, your credits are sweet and I LOVE that track. I also really appreciate that it’s edited to the music, it keeps me engaged! One of the things I love about you is the way you get your legs involved in your routine, you move great and you use different levels. Good stuff! That yellow hoop is TINY but I love the way you use it. I can’t help but feel like maybe we wanted to see a little bit more 70’s vibe from you but saying that, I love how your video is short, sharp and punchy where your personality comes across and it didn’t have me bored for a second, nice work and I hope we get to see more of you!
Theme: 7
Skills/Flow: 8.5
Overall Video Presentation: 8
Total Score: 23.5

BABZ: Loved the energy in this video! When I started watching your video I literally said “F**k yes!” out loud to my computer. Really fun to watch Cat, you’ve got great musicality. I love that your personality shines through and you made great use of different levels and creating interesting shapes with your body. Also great length of video kept things from getting too repetitive and kept my short attention span engaged.
Theme: 7
Skills/Flow: 8.5
Overall Video Presentation: 9
Total Score: 24.5

LILA: Whoop! Great choice of music, gave me the need to hoop instantly! I could feel your groove too, the colors and your smile really made it to the theme. Skills wise I was stoked by the horizontal isolations and sick handspins. I wish I could have seen the twin sequences better, the hoops just faded in the background so I missed it all. Also I felt like some of the shots came twice, I hope you haven’t showed us all your bag of tricks. You did great though, love your flow!
Theme: 8
Skills/Flow: 8
Overall Video Presentation: 7
Total Score: 23

*****

6. PHANTASMA MONKEY: EASTON, PENNSYLVANIA, USA. Not viewable where you live? Try it on Vimeo.

ANAH: I loved your little moments of choreography here and some really great hoop movements too! I would like to see you express through your face a bit more. I thought the video could have used more originality in the angles and variety of shots. More motion and close ups! I can tell you have more dance in you too. Bring it!
Theme: 7
Skills/Flow: 8
Overall Video Presentation: 7
Total Score: 22

LISA: Hey Kristin, Now your video might not be as stylised as some of the ones I’ve seen so far today, but you’ve made an effort to put together an actual routine, and you’ve filmed it with your music playing and I really appreciate that. You’ve also given me a huge amount of different styles of hooping in one video, on body, breaks, off body, doubles and some fantastic isolations. You’re really good at those isolation moves and I encourage you to train the hell out of that style because it’s a huge strength for you! I think those scenes inside the house with the LED hoop as lights just didn’t really work out, it was hard to tell what you were doing, and as for the street scene, I’d love for you to feel a little more confident in front of the camera so we can see your awesome personality. It’s clear that you love what you do, I just want to see it on your face! You can totally fake it if you feel nervous, as long as it looks good in the video 😉 Great effort.
Theme: 6.5
Skills/Flow: 8.5
Overall Video Presentation: 6
Total Score: 21

BABZ: Unfortunately this week’s theme did not come across strongly in your scene choices. I can tell you’re really trying, but your confidence in your movement and dance needs to be developed. You’ve got some really great moves, but you don’t really look like you are enjoying yourself very much which I’m sure is just nerves. Keep at it!
Theme: 5
Skills/Flow: 6
Overall Video Presentation: 5
Total Score: 17

LILA: Welcome to the competition! I was sure somebody would use this song. It is good that you actually hooped to that song and tried to fit the moves to the music. Your breaks look awesome and this kind of trick works great with a repetitive beat so keep that in mind to add more musicality in your videos (like maybe breaking on the « ah ah ah ah »). You have a lot of potential, you can’t always have a videographer or a nice spot for your videos so if you want to stay, you’re gonna have to get creative and pay more attention to your set or background (stuff on floor..).
Theme: 6
Skills/Flow: 7
Overall Video Presentation: 6
Total Score: 19

*****

7. SYDNEY HANNON: TIGRE, ARGENTINA. Not viewable where you live? Try it on Vimeo.

ANAH: Sydney! So fun, so fresh! I love the whole vibe and felt like your outfit, attitude and storyline really fit the song. Thank you for bringing the creativity to your video! I would like to see the hoop on your body more and bring some of that sass to your body rocking 😉 Great 4 hoop split, but I noticed the fumble when you tried to split the three up top to your mandala. Since this is video, you could have done a second take and gotten a flawless one! Sometimes we think people won’t notice the little things. But the little things are what count!
Theme: 8
Skills/Flow: 8
Overall Video Presentation: 9
Total Score: 25

LISA: Sydney this is great!! I think that this is what Hooping Idol is all about. You gave me a beautiful smile, a lovely story, your friend is hilarious and it’s all set on a beautiful day in a stunning location! More than that though, your moves are just divine. I absolutely love that 4 split box combo with that transition into the globe. I love to see stuff like this cause it’s new and different and it makes me want to pick up my hoops and try it out immediately. I also love the way how you stop that 3 split hoop for hoop. This video makes me smile and I can’t wait to see more of you. I hope you train hard and work on some new things to amaze me in the upcoming weeks!
Theme: 8.5
Skills/Flow: 8.5
Overall Video Presentation: 9
Total Score: 26

BABZ: Great work with your multiples and love that you look like you are having a great time. I really feel like you nailed this week’s theme. It was a bit long, but there was some great editing. I’d really love to see you “gettin’ down” more and making more use of levels and body positioning. Super cute well told story Theme: 8.25
Skills/Flow: 7
Overall Video Presentation: 8
Total Score: 23.25

LILA: What a cute couple! I love how you’re smiling through the whole video, not a single flow face here! You brought a great variaty of tricks and a story in such a short amount of time so congratulations. You make tricks your own with original transitions, like the 3 on body hoops stop and pushing through as well as a clean twin sequence. I know you are a very creative hooper, my suggestion would be to keep some cards with you through the competition and focus more on your body moving than putting all the tricks in one video.
Theme: 9
Skills/Flow: 9
Overall Video Presentation: 9
Total Score: 27

*****

8. LUCY FORD: NOMADIC HOOPER, ANYWHERE. Not viewable where you live? Try it on Vimeo.

ANAH: Lucy, you are so fun! I love the story execution (see what I did there?), costuming, and how your hoop matched the setting perfectly. I really loved how you really DANCED your movements. I almost didn’t notice that the hoop was hardly ever on your body. Ha! Lets see a little more of that body skill too, lady!
Theme: 8
Skills/Flow: 8
Overall Video Presentation: 8
Total Score: 24

LISA: Hey Lucy, So I can tell that you’re a really great hooper and I love the amount of effort you’ve put into this video to play out the story of the track, but I do wish that I would have seen some more of that beautiful hooping! I love your legs and your feet, you’re so graceful. I wish you would have maybe taken me outside in a more open space so you could have played more and wider. I also think that hoop maybe wasn’t the best choice for that room because the purple side just blended into the background, I just wanted more. more. more! You were close but you missed the mark on this one!
Theme: 8
Skills/Flow: 6
Overall Video Presentation: 8.5
Total Score: 22.5

BABZ: Great job creating the story. I really love your musicality and it’s a damn pleasure to watch you move with your hoop. You’re execution of your moves is smooth and second nature.
Theme: 8
Skills/Flow: 8
Overall Video Presentation: 8
Total Score: 24

LILA: I can see in your moves that you are a dancer. The lines with your arms and legs make your hooping so graceful and controlled. I liked this dark atmosphere and the 2 coloured hoop is very eye catchy! Though you really connected your story to the song, I felt like you got caught maybe a little bit too much resulting in a lot of acting instead of hooping. I want to see you in an open space so you can deliver the best of your moves and explore all planes and extensions !
Theme: 8
Skills/Flow: 8
Overall Video Presentation: 7
Total Score: 23

*****

9. HOOPFUL V: BELMONT, NEW HAMPSHIRE, USA. Not viewable where you live? Try it on Vimeo.

ANAH: Vanessa, you really brought the funny, thank you. Ha! Good story arch and I like that you made movements that are fairly common now your own. That’s what dance is really about in my opinion, adding your own personality and flair in there. I appreciated the attempt to add the skating, but I think it missed the mark a little because you looked a bit uncomfortable. LOVED the “bad guy” take down 😉. I would like to see some more on body hooping too ☺
Theme: 8
Skills/Flow: 8
Overall Video Presentation: 9
Total Score: 25

LISA: Hey Vanessa! Hahaha, I thought I’d seen it all and then someone airlifted their hoops in and out of their video by helicopter! Amazing! I thought your video was so sweet and showed the huge amount of effort gone into it. Great costumes, great scenes and a real 70’s feel. I love the skates and especially your friend’s cameo! I think you’ve got some great moves and I’d love to see more of you, perhaps with more hoops next time? Also, I’d like some close ups of your face so we can get a greater feel of your personality! Good stuff.
Theme: 8.5
Skills/Flow: 9
Overall Video Presentation: 8
Total Score: 25.5

BABZ: Glad to see you incorporate the story, you’ve got some really great moves. Perhaps some filters applied to the video in editing could have helped with adding more of the 70’s vibe as well as some better location choices.
Theme: 6.5
Skills/Flow: 7
Overall Video Presentation: 7.25
Total Score: 20.75

LILA: Don’t mess with my hoops! Why people don’t get it’s not just a plastic tube? That little story was very fun with home made effects and I felt your dance fit very well with the music. Starting with this kick really set the tone and I love when hoopers get low. Great work on the minis too, they stood out well from the background. Can’t wait to see more !
Theme: 8
Skills/Flow: 8
Overall Video Presentation: 7
Total Score: 23

*****

10. CALLUM BAKER: BRISTOL, ENGLAND, UK. Not viewable where you live? Try it on Vimeo.

ANAH: Wow Callum! Incredible concept and wonderfully put together. I was dubious about the song choice, since its not a 70’s song, but I gave it a pass due to the A Clockwork Orange spoof. I loved all the angles and moody colors. Perfection! Smashing hoop juggling skills, makes it hard for me to complain about the lack of on body hooping. Lets just say, I would like to see your on body hoop skills too in further videos 😉
Theme: 8
Skills/Flow: 9
Overall Video Presentation: 10
Total Score: 27

LISA: Omg Callum this is brilliant, surprisingly the second movie interpretation of the 70’s idea and what a movie you picked!!!!! There is really not much that I don’t love about this video. It’s also the first one of the lot that I immediately turned to HD cause I wanted to see it as clear as I could! You have bloody brilliant moves, you’ve thought this out to a T and I am super excited what else we are going to see from you. Everyone knows I don’t hand out tens (well, you know now..) -especially not on the first round so here is some big fat 9.5s for you.
Theme: 9.5
Skills/Flow: 9.5
Overall Video Presentation: 9.5
Total Score: 28.5

BABZ: Callum, you have such epic technical hoop skills, but I would have loved to see them come across with more emotion. I also realize that you were going for A Clockwork Orange theme and while filmed in the 70’s, the “Singing in the Rain” song is from a musical portraying characters in the 20’s, and along with the costume inspiration for A Clockwork Orange which is also 20’s/30’s inspired, I found the theme getting a bit muddied. Please also invest in a tripod and/or stabilize the video in editing. You’ve got a lot of epic skills being showcased here, but not enough musicality to entice me. Great attention to your costumes, make up and use of filters to create visual interest.
Theme: 7
Skills/Flow: 7.5
Overall Video Presentation: 7
Total Score: 21.5

LILA: I’m glad you stepped away from the hippie vibes, I have to say there’s a thing in Britain for bringing unexpected videos! I love how everybody showcases different styles and juggling definitely has its place in the competition. Your character playing is on point from face expressions to posture as well as musicality. Though you’re not dancing, I can feel the tricks fitting the beat of the music and how the cuts are rightly placed, it’s an editing win for me! Keep surprising us!
Theme: 8
Skills/Flow: 9
Overall Video Presentation: 9
Total Score: 26

*****

11. KATIE MORRIS: YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO, USA. Not viewable where you live? Try it on Vimeo.

ANAH: Katie, Katie, Katie! I love your passion and dance in this! The start at .19 sec was original and super fun. I’m going to have to try that one 😉 Love your on body stalls. So refreshing! The bloopers at the end were super bonus. haha!
Theme: 8
Skills/Flow: 9
Overall Video Presentation: 10
Total Score: 27

LISA: Woa Katie! When I tell other contestants that I want to see more of their personality, I might as well just show them this video for an example of what I mean. I absolutely loved watching this, you are such a joy for my eyes! I think it’s fantastic you managed to get a bloody roller disco for your video! You have some fantastic moves, that walkover is so so so good and I also adore that kind of sustained spinning when it’s done well and you do it so well! I’d love to see what else you have to show us, especially with more than one hoop! This is 70’s all over and you made me smile from ear to ear with that blooper reel. Brilliant.
Theme: 9
Skills/Flow: 8
Overall Video Presentation: 9
Total Score: 26

BABZ: Did you start your video off with one of my moves so I would like you even more? Well, it worked! That and you are oozing with attitude and charisma and execute your moves with authority. Also some great editing. Loved the hell out of this! Keeping the video under 3 min also a a big plus.
Theme: 8
Skills/Flow: 9
Overall Video Presentation: 9
Total Score: 26

LILA: What a fabulous intro move!! You know how to keep us entertained from start to end. You look super confident on camera, I was bouncing on my chair the whole time watching you and completely connecting with your smile. You totally rocked the shoulder hooping to sustained spinning. On another note and this is for everybody, I would suggest not using speed up effects. Sometimes it feels like you want to save time while adding more tricks. Editing a video is tough work choosing the most important parts. Other than that, super groovy vibe !
Theme: 8
Skills/Flow: 8
Overall Video Presentation: 7
Total Score: 23

*****

12. CHARLOTTE DILLARD: ATLANTA, GEORGIA, USA. Not viewable where you live? Try it on Vimeo.

ANAH: Charlotte, where oh where did you find that perfect wall mural! So cool! Your little pink disco suit was perfect too ☺ I would have loved to see you really work some disco moves in there though. It would have brought everything together even more. Were you dancing to the music? It seemed like maybe you didn’t have music playing or something. I loved the over-head multi hoop shot the best ☺ You had great energy there. Like I have said to everyone so far, lets see more body rocking too!
Theme: 8
Skills/Flow: 7
Overall Video Presentation: 8
Total Score: 23

LISA: Hey Charlotte, what a great intro to your lovely video! I think that pink number looks absolutely amazing on you and I love those pink hoops! I imagined that that mural was actually the outside of the supermarket, that would be so perfect! You’ve nailed the brief on the head this week with a mega disco 70’s vibe and some really lovely hoop tricks, thanks for giving me a 5 split! It needs work (doesnt it always….) but it’s definitely getting there and I think it’s great you’ve put it in to show me that you are here because you mean business! Great work, my favourite colour scheme!
Theme: 9
Skills/Flow: 8.5
Overall Video Presentation: 8.5
Total Score: 26

BABZ: Charlotte, pretty please, stabilize your shaky video! Loved the transition with the glasses and you’ve got some great skills with multiple hoops, but for me I need more dancing and movement. You did have some great facial expressions and did well with smiling and looking at the camera to engage the audience. P.S. I want your pink romper!
Theme: 6.5
Skills/Flow: 6.5
Overall Video Presentation: 7
Total Score: 20

LILA: Charlotte, can we talk about that costume and the pink hoops? This look is amazing, I’m so jealous! The way you brought the theme with the glasses was super smart though slightly too long for me. I really like the shot angle from the ground with the leg and on body hooping, it gives dimension compared to the front one. I also liked the camera interactions you had, definitely helps having someone behind the camera to grab your attention. Can’t wait to see more of your brain melting twin flow.
Theme: 9
Skills/Flow: 8
Overall Video Presentation: 8
Total Score: 25

*****

13. KITTYHOOP: TOULOUSE, FRANCE. Not viewable where you live? Try it on Vimeo.

ANAH: HoopKitty! I thought your video was so sweet ☺. Your multi hoop work was on point and the skating! I especially loved your silliness and hard core disco moves 😉. Your breaks sequence on the bridge was damn good too! I kinda wish you had cut away before you lost your hoop during your 5 hoop split in the field. Could have had it in a blooper reel at the end instead 😉. I would have liked a little more motion in your shots, but overall a well thought out video!
Theme: 8
Skills/Flow: 8
Overall Video Presentation: 7
Total Score: 23

LISA: Hey kitty! O my god there is just so much to love about your video!!! First of all I adore spongebob as well as the track you used. I found myself bopping my head along and laughing all through your video. You obviously have a great sense of humour and it is very entertaining! I always say that the first demand I have when watching ANY kind of performance is the simple need to be entertained, the tricks come second and I feel like this is the case in your video, you are giving me a whole bunch of my favourite tricks, and no they’re not perfect, but you are doing them and you’re having fun with them and it makes me really happy because you are putting in 100% and you are also having an awesome time and that is always the most important thing! Your friend’s cameo is also GREAT! also: your skating skills are insane! You’re not the first to pull out the skates for 70’s week but you are definitely the best, I love those circles and that squat. Well done, I loved it!
Theme: 9
Skills/Flow: 8
Overall Video Presentation: 9
Total Score: 26

BABZ: I really don’t know what the pot had to do with your story, it was a bit lost on me and distracting. You had some really great costumes to go with the theme and and some crazy multi hoop splits, but I would have liked to have seen some of your transitions from one to two, two to three, three to four etc. Love all your outfits and some of the filters you had at the beginning.
Theme: 6.5
Skills/Flow: 6.75
Overall Video Presentation: 7
Total Score: 20.25

LILA: Kitty you have so much energy! This costume is killing my eyes with awesomeness and those groovy hips, getting low made me wanna dance with you. Good job dancing and hooping on heels AND roller skates! I was impressed by how steady your breaks are, definitely want to see more of that! About the video in general, I would suggest it not to be too long. 1 minute intro with no hooping can push your audience away and I would like to see some longer shots to see your flow!
Theme: 9
Skills/Flow: 8
Overall Video Presentation: 7.5
Total Score: 24.5

*****

14. CARLI ROSE HOOPS: KENT, OHIO, USA. Not viewable where you live? Try it on Vimeo.

ANAH: Carli, you are so sweet! I would love to see a little more expression with your face. The couple of times you smiled, it lit up your video. Your hooping is great! Now let’s see some dance through your body, especially with the free arm while hooping off body. Spend some time getting comfortable with on body hooping too so you can mix it up!
Theme: 7
Skills/Flow: 7
Overall Video Presentation: 7
Total Score: 21

LISA: Hey Carli! One word: MOVES, you’ve got them! You have a huge arsenal of fantastic tricks, my favourite being that behind the back toss where you catch it on your foot, I’ve never seen that standing up before! I’m going to have to try that, what a brilliant trick! I think one of the things that your video could have benefited from is just to change the scenery up a little bit, you could have made up more of a story or changed locations from the green outdoors to a location that would have made me feel more like I would have been in a music video for the track. Maybe a costume change, just some more effort to make your video next level. I think you might have shot this on your own? It’s a tough competition this year with a ton of great submissions, you’ve got the skills to be right up there. I’d like you to look into the camera and get comfortable with having that thing record every move you make and then set the scenes to fit the theme and create a story more than just a simple display of skill. You’ve got this!
Theme: 6
Skills/Flow: 8
Overall Video Presentation: 6.5
Total Score: 20.5

BABZ: Man you have a crazy repertoire for someone your age! For some reason it didn’t really come across that you actually liked the song you picked. I would recommend working on looking up from the ground and your hoop to give the impression of more confidence. You can always try the “fake it till you make it” technique 🙂 Better use of filters could have added more to the 70’s theme for this week. Love those pants!
Theme: 6.
Skills/Flow: 6
Overall Video Presentation: 6
Total Score: 18

LILA: This video was very smooth. The tricks are well linked together, I can really feel your flow on those shots and you’re not afraid to get down on the floor! I’m glad you added some disco dance steps, but for more challenge, let’s try to incorporate crazy legs and arms with hooping (yes, we want hoops everywhere!). Remember you have an audience watching you dance, even if it’s through a screen. I’m pretty sure everybody here wants to connect with you, a glance or smile at the camera will be just fine J
Theme: 7.5
Skills/Flow: 7
Overall Video Presentation: 7.5
Total Score: 22

*****

15. JILL JANOSEK: BLUE ISLAND, ILLINOIS, USA. Not viewable where you live? Try it on Vimeo.

ANAH: Yay! Some shoulder duck outs and more than 15 seconds on the body! I loved your leg work too with the sequential breaks, nice! 😉 I loved your multi hoop sequence in the beginning too, but you could have edited the slight fumble at the end. Or have done another take. It looked like you were struggling a bit during your three hoop split at 3:06. I would have just left that shot out. You might not think people will notice, but we can. Better to do it again or just leave out things that aren’t tight yet. I liked that you incorporated a few more hoopers into your video! I would have liked some more creative video angles, but over all nicely done 😉
Theme: 8
Skills/Flow: 8
Overall Video Presentation: 7
Total Score: 23

LISA: Hey Jill! I’m really blown away with the huge amount of great submissions we’ve had this year for Hooping Idol and your video is no exception! I just love that you hijacked a carwash for this purpose! Your friends do a fantastic job at being your background entourage, I always say: ‘when in doubt: add a bit of synchro and you can never go wrong!’ Some great knee-hooping from you which I think is something often overlooked by people and a really important skill to have for a complete repertoire, but my favourite is that perfect flat throw where you catch the hoop right on your body! Some technical issues I think is the camera being a bit shaky at some moments, a shaky cam is nausea inducing for people and you must make sure you have your camera on a solid structure to avoid this from happening! Great work from you.
Theme: 9
Skills/Flow: 8
Overall Video Presentation: 7
Total Score: 24

BABZ: Love this song! You certainly have some damn fine leg skills that are far too uncommon! Is washing a car and hula hooping at the same time as hard as I think it is? While I can appreciate the choreography, I’d like the video to focus more on highlighting your hoop skills with some closer shots, and I’d love to see more of you really letting go and rocking out.
Theme: 6.5
Skills/Flow: 6.5
Overall Video Presentation: 6.75
Total Score: 19.75

LILA: You got to spin all the hoops! I definitely have never seen a 10+ wedgie and your knee breaks are so clean! Your 1 hoop style was pretty groovy, well balanced with the multi native style that is more static. I liked the little choreography with your partners though in my opinion, they shouldn’t be there the entire time. I kinda got distracted by all the hoops moving during the twin sequence, remember you are the first subject! Thank you for the carwash fun!
Theme: 8
Skills/Flow: 8
Overall Video Presentation: 7
Total Score: 23

*****

16. JESSIE HAZLETON: STANWOOD, WASHINGTON, USA. Not viewable where you live? Try it on Vimeo.

ANAH: Jessie, I would love to see you express yourself through your face and body more. You seemed almost bored with your own hooping, and I am sure that can’t be true! I think if you focus on getting into the groove a little more it could make your hooping more fluid and integrated. I liked the storyline and how you incorporated shots from your world travels ☺ super cool! The videography could have had some more variety to take advantage of those beautiful locations. Those flowers!!
Theme: 7
Skills/Flow: 6
Overall Video Presentation: 7
Total Score: 20

LISA: Hey Jessie! Seems like a very legit bucket list! From experience I know that traveling the world and getting a dog is pretty much the worst combination ever, but you seem to have managed it, what an adorable doggo! Some lovely imagery in your video, but I think maybe it’s more of a personal introduction of your relationship with hooping than a 70s inspired video? I just didn’t get very much of the theme coming through at all. My highlight was the scenes of you in the beautiful flower fields, they remind me of the flat colourful fields of my good old home country, Holland! You’ve also chosen excellent colours of hoops there because they really popped off the screen! I want to see more exciting tricks from you, with more use of levels and different body parts and for you to have a good brainstorm over the theme and come up with a way that you can tell your story AND stick to the brief!
Theme: 5
Skills/Flow: 6
Overall Video Presentation: 8
Total Score: 19

BABZ: Just not enough 70’s theme going on here for 70’s week. Also a bit of a lack of soul coming through in your body movement to translate to the viewer makes it look like you are bored. While I liked that you told a story with the song and the photos, it just didn’t tie in well enough this week.
Theme: 5.5
Skills/Flow: 5.5
Overall Video Presentation: 5.5
Total Score: 16.5

LILA: Thank you for this little video! I like your choice of coloured hoops that were very visible and match the flower fields, such a good idea! Making a video is also about playing with the surroundings to make it a whole piece. Congrats for travelling the world with your hoop! Hooping is a journey and I hope you will have many adventures after this one. Don’t forget we are behind the camera and we also to see you playing with us J
Theme: 6.5
Skills/Flow: 7
Overall Video Presentation: 6.5
Total Score: 20

*****

17. DUREZZA: SANTIAGO, CHILE. Not viewable where you live? Try it on Vimeo.

ANAH: OMG! Incredible skill! I am definitely stealing some moves from this one 😉 ha! I really would LOVE to see your personality shine through more. Take the awesome skill you have with the hoop and shine it through your body and face as well. I am excited to see how you develop as a performer. I’m giving you a slightly lower theme score because I didn’t think the outfit quite hit the mark (though I loved those foot thingies you were wearing.. so cool!).
Theme: 7
Skills/Flow: 9
Overall Video Presentation: 8
Total Score: 24

LISA: Hey Lucas! As soon as your opening credits appeared I knew I was in for a treat! You have really made an effort to present your video and it’s payed off. I love your use of camera angles and the variety of shots! Everyone loves a 5 split filmed from the top, it just looks so good! Bonus credits for the dogs! Maybe a few too many fast cuts and zoom-ins through out the video, but you make up for all of that for doing an absolutely perfect Bob Bramson roll. No one understands how hard that is until they have spent at least 100 hours on it (i have probably spent 500 hours on it and it’s still crap). That last moment in the video, where you slide through the slide and smile at the camera, I’d love to see that a little more from you while you are doing some of your moves. You can definitely improve on the performance in your face while you’re doing those awesome tricks, I want to see you relaxed and happy and I know you can do that! Super solid skills from you and I can’t wait to see more!
Theme: 8
Skills/Flow: 9.5
Overall Video Presentation: 9
Total Score: 26.5

BABZ: Wow! You have some killer moves! And that smile could melt a glacier! I would have loved to see way more of that killer smile than the serious concentration face. I would also liked to have seen a bit more of this week’s theme being worked into your video. I’m dying to see you dance and really get into your music choice.
Theme: 5.5
Skills/Flow: 7.5
Overall Video Presentation: 8
Total Score: 21

LILA: Hands up for circus hoopers! I thought that was a very cute story with your partner and the red hoops work great on camera. The amount of tricks was well balanced with a range of 1 to 5 hoops in a 4 minute video. If you want to get groovy, you’re gonna have to move that body, add some foot work maybe? Also pay attention to your left hand when you’re single hooping, she’s free to move as well. That shoulder Saturday Night Fever move though!!
Theme: 6.5
Skills/Flow: 7.5
Overall Video Presentation: 7
Total Score: 21

*****

18. CHE RIPPINGER: DENVER, COLORADO, USA. Not viewable where you live? Try it on Vimeo.

ANAH: Che, you are beautiful! I liked the variety of outfits, though they were only borderline 70’s (I got the theme of the song though). I would like to see you really inhabit your body a bit more. Seemed like you were holding back? Perhaps doing a bunch of jumping jacks before to really get the energy up and connect to your body before you hoop 😉. I liked the multi generational theme. Very sweet!
Theme: 7
Skills/Flow: 7
Overall Video Presentation: 7
Total Score: 21

LISA: Hi Che! I feel like you’ve put lots of effort into filming this video and also in editing it, but maybe you got a little bit too caught up with the production creativity and therefore lost sight a little of the actual hooping part? I would have loved to see a scene in real time where it was just you and your hoop showing me who’s boss! You’ve tried to give me a story, but i just didn’t really get it? What I did really love is how I can see how much you LOVE to hoop, you are completely natural and in your element and you have this huge grin on your face. You’re definitely one of the many where a hoop just rolled into our lives and just changed absolutely everything! I want to see more theme and more hooping from you next time!
Theme: 5
Skills/Flow: 6
Overall Video Presentation: 7
Total Score: 18

BABZ: I like that you are trying to tell a story, but I think some of that was lost in translation. I would have loved to see you really givin’ it with your hoops too.
Theme: 6.5
Skills/Flow: 6.5
Overall Video Presentation: 6
Total Score: 19

LILA: Gipsy from generations? Awesome, I’m glad the theme inspired you on a personal note. I can see your smile and great posture when you’re hooping, that brings a warm feeling to the video! I wouldn’t recommend speed up effects though as we can’t see what you are doing and we want to see you hooping right. Maybe write down the tricks you want to share, the combos you like the most and you can showcase them for our viewing pleasure!
Theme: 7
Skills/Flow : 7
Overall Video Presentation: 7
Total Score: 21

*****

19. SHYHOOPZ: SANTA CLARA, CALIFORNIA, USA. Not viewable where you live? Try it on Vimeo.

ANAH: Shyla, I love love LOVE that your personality really shined through! Those high waisted pants are on point and you make wedgies look good 😉. I liked the variety of shots and I really liked how you moved your feet and took up space in your dance! It seemed like you were really dancing to this song. There was some really fun and fresh combinations in your hooping. Keep up the good work!
Theme: 8
Skills/Flow: 9
Overall Video Presentation: 8
Total Score: 25

LISA: Hey Shyla! SKILLS! I absolutely love this kind of hooping! You are fast, furious, and fierce! I love a good flourish and those kind are just my favourites. I love your leg work the way you use your feet and I just can’t wait to see more of you! Here’s a tip: This year’s competition is pretty fierce and the standards are high. To excel you need to go all out on the theme, simply putting on an awesome disco song and wearing some flares might have cut it a few years ago but not now. Have a look at some of the other videos and you’ll see what I mean. I’d like you to experiment with some different camera angles, more hula hoops and some great settings, perhaps get some friends involved? You’ve got this!
Theme: 6.5
Skills/Flow: 9
Overall Video Presentation: 7.5
Total Score: 23

BABZ: I absolutely love that you look like you are having a blast and I can’t help but smile while watching your video. You are just so fun to watch!! Love your flawless flow and great movement. Your intro was a little long and your video could have benefited from more of this week’s theme being incorporated.
Theme: 7.5
Skills/Flow: 8.5
Overall Video Presentation: 8.5
Total Score: 24.5

LILA: I really enjoyed your video. Your smile automatically connects with me, you know what you gotta do to get my points. Great outfit too, simple but on body hooping with high waisted flare pants is the best thing ever! Wedgies, pizza tosses, foot rolls etc. are really good crowd pleasure moves and the way they were linked in your flow kept me the whole way through. I did see a few transitions like wraps, escalators and spins coming back like 3 times and I feel like you should have enough tricks’ vocabulary to bring more variety, go outside your comfort zone.
Theme: 8
Skills/Flow: 8.5
Overall Video Presentation: 8
Total Score: 24.5

*****

20. SHARKBAIT: LAS CRUCES, NEW MEXICO, USA. Not viewable where you live? Try it on Vimeo.

ANAH: Holy crap! It’s like you two jumped off of a time machine! Your long haired companion really made the theme.. sooo funny! Some really slick hoop movements here too! Be aware of how you are looking at the camera. You broke character a few times when looking directly at the camera. Remember, the camera sees the tiniest detail. You have to really commit!
Theme: 8
Skills/Flow: 8
Overall Video Presentation: 8
Total Score: 24

LISA: Hey Sharkie! You’ve got some great videography going on here! I really love that wallpaper and the use of your friend, you’re definitely giving me the 70s vibe! One of my problems with people filming their entire routine at home is that it just doesn’t feel like you can give it your all (cause you’ll break a light, or your record player, or your friend, or your teeth) so I would have loved to see you take this outside so I could have had a better look at your hooping. It just feels like you’re a little bit held back and I can’t quite decide what to make of your hooping skills, and that’s really what this is all about in the end! Those hoops are the bomb though, Nuclear bubblegum is the best, anyone who disagrees is simply wrong 😉
Theme: 8
Skills/Flow: 6
Overall Video Presentation: 8
Total Score: 22

BABZ: Some really great shots and editing going on here, but please stabilize your video. I really like your doubles work, as well as your great body movement. More eye contact with the camera would add a lot. Nice to see the video kept short.
Theme: 8.5
Skills/Flow: 7.25
Overall Video Presentation: 8
Total Score: 23.75

LILA: Nice party at the house! I loved the footsteps and the outfits, really hepled setting the seventies theme. I can feel your body moving to the music and I’m glad you could show off the juggling skills you have. The video is pretty short, maybe you could have added a little story or some non tricky moves just for the fun like funk moves while hooping J
Theme: 8
Skills/Flow: 7.5
Overall Video Presentation: 7.5
Total Score: 23

*****

21. DEVIN SEWALL: PORTLAND, MAINE, USA. Not viewable where you live? Try it on Vimeo.

ANAH: Oops! A typo in the opening text… Should have been “wandering” not “wondering” Doh! Really nice flow throughout though, with some unique and expressive moves. For the power of this song, it’s necessary! Not sure how the setting fit the vibe of the song though. Next time pay more attention to your outfit and setting. Can’t wait to see how you develop as an artist! Good stuff ☺.
Theme: 7
Skills/Flow: 9
Overall Video Presentation: 7
Total Score: 23

LISA: Hey Devin! I kind of want to say the same to you that I told Shyla. You’ve got some bloody brilliant skills but in order to make it in this competition we need to see MORE! If you are going to do a queen tribute you could have dressed up as Freddie, you could have gotten your friends to pretend they are the choir! If you would have put all these fabulous moves in a few different scenes and strung a story through, this video would have been up there! You have all the tools that you need to make your Hooping Idol run a huge success, you just need to BRING IT on the production value and stick to the brief!
Theme: 5
Skills/Flow: 8.5
Overall Video Presentation: 5
Total Score: 18.5

BABZ: Great movement Devin. I really love watching the passion that you hoop with and there were also some great tempo changes, but you could have chopped the time of this video in half and there wasn’t really a strong 70’s theme besides the song choice. I really hope I get to see more of your videos!
Theme: 5.5
Skills/Flow: 9
Overall Video Presentation: 7.5
Total Score: 22

LILA: Oh poor boy. Don’t be sad, you have freaking awesome skills, especially with this tiny hoop!! I like the little references to the song with the throw and the spine for example. Bohemian Raphsody is such an epic song with a lot of different speed so if you choose this kind of music, try as much as possible to adapt your dance to the beat of the music. The beginning felt a bit too fast / off beat compared to the music, so you have to show us you can master all kinds of speeds and styles. The last energetic part was awesome skills and we could really feel you in the song. Let’s work on more contrast.
Theme: 6
Skills/Flow: 8
Overall Video Presentation: 7
Total Score: 21

*****

There you have it, your Hooping Idol 7 contestants and their Seventies Week submissions. Our judges have submitted their scores that comprise 40% of our final tally. The total scores from our judges for Seventies Week are:

Callum Baker: 103
Katie Morris: 102
Sydney Hannon: 101.25
Shyhoopz: 97
Bianca California: 96
Hoopful V: 94.25
Charlotte Dillard: 94
Kittyhoop: 93.75
Lucy Ford: 93.5
alittlecatdog 93
Sharkbait: 92.75
Durezza: 92.5
Pocket Monster 92.5
Jill Janosek: 89.75
Satina: 89.5
Hula Hooping Hannah: 87
Devin Sewall: 84.5
Carli Rose Hoops: 81.5
Che Rippinger: 79
Phantasma Monkey: 79
Jessie Hazleton: 75.5

The remaining 60% of the vote comes from you and the time has come to cast your ballot. Vote for the contestants you want to see continue on in the competition and you can choose as many as 5 contestants from the ballot below that you want to see move forward.

SORRY: VOTING HAS CLOSED FOR HOOPING IDOL SUPER SEVENTIES WEEK

UPDATE: The Hooping Idol 7 Super Seventies Week Results Show.

Your Hooping Idol 7 Seventies Week ballots are being accepted only until Wednesday, April 19th at 7:00 pm PST. The six finalists with the lowest scores will be eliminated from the competition and the remainder will be moving on to the next round. Stay tuned for those results and of the next challenge and happy Sixties Week Hooping everybody!

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