So...there is a distance now...it has been almost two weeks...alright, it has been 11 days since we finished shooting on the old Canada Sings Season 2...and I AM STILL EXHAUSTED!!!
Yes, I am.
Pooped, if you will.
In my track pants and eshewing a bra...if you must know.
But I find myself reliving the final week over and over again...the ups and the downs...the agony/heartaches and the SURPRISE/THRILL....the singing and the dancing...the JUDGES...the judging and the final decisions...the laughter...and, of course, if you know me at all...the tears...of all kinds.
Now, I know I am biased...so biased....extremly biased...but this show NOT ONLY delivers on the promise of Season One...but it gives you a Valentine and kiss on the mouth as well...does this make sense? Who CARES!!! I think you catch my drift, people.
Season One was killer....the teams, their dedication...the numbers...the moments...they paved the way!!! Our season one teams jumped in the pool first and came up gasping for breath and won...all of the teams won.
And thanks to them ALL for their faith and bravery...in the unknown.
Now, I don’t mean to be fresh, but Season Two is the grown up sibling to Season One...can I make anymore analogies?
Is this indeed an analogy? WHO CARES!!! YOU catch my drift. Don’t you?
The final week...production week...which is so freakin’ busy that I COULD NOT even find the time to blog about it...or write about it...and we all know what a social media whore I am...so I must have been busy...MUST HAVE BEEN!!!
CV and I (and the lovely Scott and Kelly) got to our dressing room (that we shared...don’t worry it was large...and had a nice bar, may I say...and a lot of health (-ish...I speak for myself, here) competition and joy in it....
early in the day...like 8:00am and didn’t get out of our make up and out of the glad rags until late....like 11:30pm...and we usually had a very short break somewhere in the middle of the day...SHORT!!!
WE shot one show every day...for 6 days...6 long, amazing days.
The day was filled with stage rehearsals, blocking, meetings, costume look sees, mic checks, freaking out, pep talks, Pepto Bismol, make up and hair, dress rehearsals....so many things...oh and then we (CV, Scott and Kelly and I) got into our hair, make up and wardrobe and shot a show!
A show people.
Well, mostly, by show time, we would sit in the audience...and freak out...okay...I will speak for myself...but we watched our teams take the stage and make MAGIC!!!
The singing...the dancing...you know...all of the things I mentioned earlier.
Our teams did so well.
ALL the teams did so well.
The CV and Sharron Teams....RCAF, OPP, Stampede Casino, Ontario Science Centre, Purdy’s Chocolate and Elmwood Spa...you should all be proud...not one of you walked away from that stage without doing your very best. So proud....wait till you see, you guys!! You made us proud...but most important I hope youmade yourselves proud.
AND all the Scott and Kelly Teams...CAA, WestJest, Go Transit, Peel Children’s Aid, Dumas Miners, RBC....same at ya!!! You all were stellar!!! Hard working....worthy opponents!
I couldn’t help but be inspired by all of you.
My fave thing was the way all the teams took to each other...they all wished each other the best. There was no ill will...they were all so excited to be competing. And thrilled to be showing the fruits of their labours. And EVERY team worked hard....it was a week of nail biting and turning to each other on ATeam row (the 4 seats that we sat in and watched the stage from....here...Scott took a picture...so, as a result...he is not in it....)
And we would say, “What is gonna HAPPEN!?!?”
Thank you for the amazing week...and thank you for the experience.
I can’t wait for you all to see yourselves on the TV...and for all of Canada to FREAK OUT when they see how AWESOME you all are.
Oh, what a season!!!
And the judges!
Jann....awesome....funny...heartfelt and invested...and naked in Zoomer last month!!
Ice....yes...I said, Ice....who came up before the first show to tell us how excited he was about the season...and then proved it.
Laurieann....new!!!...so well spoken...and she choreo’d for Gaga....what a great addition....
And these guys did not have it easy...NOR did they always agree...I think I can say that, right?
I mean...we couldn’t hear them...I am not giving anything away...but it was pretty clear from 10 rows away that they were having hard times figuring out the winner!!!
And they could bust a move, as the youngs from 10 years ago would say....
(Jann, not pictured, is krumping just off camera....)
WHAT AN AMAZING WEEK!!!
WHAT AN AMAZING GROUP OF PEOPLE!!!
Behind the scenes and in front of the camera!!!
There were so many great moments....wanna see?