Twitch and Courtney open the show by taking us to ‘Church’ [T-Pain]. Tabitha and Napoleon choreographed this and it was ok. The story of it was pretty good, considering Courtney plays a genius ‘deranged girlfriend’. Best move? When Twitch is on his hands [like, backwards], and Courtney climbs/walks across his body. Awesome.
Courtney’s interview reminded me that she’s from Long Island. Best part? Her father saying ‘thereaftah’ in a video clip. Her solo wasn’t her best, though. She’s had better. But how old is she? 20? Wow – I thought she was younger [from her video].
Courtney’s not my fave girl. If a girl wins, I want Katee. I really don’t find Courtney “inspirational”. I find Twitch and Joshua’s stories much more inspirational.
Katee and Joshua!!! Wade Robson gives them a ‘love is hard work’ piece. “Josh is my boo.” (Katee) My heart is ripped from my chest with this piece. John Mayer’s ‘Slow Dancing in a Burning Room’ is a great song. I’ve loved it since I got the cd. So I was connected to this. And I loved this work. Katee and Joshua are meant to be. They should go on tour together – just them. I can’t even pick out everything I loved about this. AAAAHHHH!!! [a la Mary]
Next up? Tyce, Broadway, and Katee and Courtney. Clang. Clang. Clunk. Clang #1 – cute outfits/cute story. Clang #2 – great choreographer. Clunk – the juxtaposition of Katee and Courtney starkly demonstrates the difference in talent. Nigel thinks that no one else noticed – I’m no expert, but I noticed.
Twitch is my heart. I don’t want him to win, but I love to see him tonight. His favorite piece was the Viennese Waltz that was for Jean Marc’s daughter. If Twitch was a politician he would win on that. His solo is pretty cool, most of what we’re used to seeing from him – well-choreographed, etc. But I felt like he got a little ahead of the music, right at the end. Usually, though, Twitch’s solos are the best choreographed of anybody.
Twitch and Joshua have a chance to do a battle, and it’s a Russian dance by Youri Nelzine. Huh? Yeah. I know. And then I watched it. At Joshua’s first jump up in the air, my mouth dropped open. And stayed open. These guys are ridic. Pure life. Unbelievable. I don’t have words to really say what I want to say, here. yabba dabba doo. AACK!
Katee’s interview ~ y’all know they shouldn’t have given her all that grief about saying she wasn’t gonna come back. Folks have to have careers or something to fall back on – right? People have to live. Yay, Katee! Wow. Contemporary dancers LOVE Imogen Heap, don’t they? Her solo was kind of all over the place for me, but I love her when she’s choreographed. Her earlier solos were much more powerful than those that have been more recent.
Twitch and Katee’s foxtrot was lovely, and I loved the lift. Katee’s work was flawless [which goes without saying] and they were great together. But uh…now I am screaming in my house. Because he just said ‘The name’s Bond. James Bond.’ and I am ready for a black James Bond, ok???? [We need to start a conversation about that, because why in the world do we not have a serial black spy hero?]
I’m going crazy. This is SO my fave show.
I can see Josh doing well at whatever he puts his mind to. Thank God he chose dance. Luh dat boy. And his behonkus really is something. But I feel for all the untrained dancers coming on the show after him – cuz uh, who can live up to that?
Courtney and Joshua are doing the jive to close the show. Er. But I love Josh saying, “Can we practice it with people who know how to do it first?” Out the gate, I HATE Courtney’s outfit. But otherwise, this piece is pretty good. It’s a very challenging routine, but it’s not my fave. The choreographer seemed to have just kinda slammed a bunch of jive stuff together, but it was blech to me. I have no idea about whether they could’ve done it better, but Nigel seems to think so. Eh. Whatev.
I am ready for the final four dancing together. Mia Michaels choreographs [this is what she’s good at] – let’s see what’s up. What kind of weird mess was that? I don’t know, sometimes this contemporary stuff goes too deep for me. I can’t get all that esoteric stuff. It was just strange to me. I think Twitch may have looked better in this piece because of his height. And I think he had a little more time to recover than Joshua had. I’m glad I wasn’t the only one to not get this piece.
Alright folks – vote Joshua! IV Real.