Um. Billy Bell is great in his solo, but actually, I can’t stand him. Any other genre – there’s this cockiness that comes through. But I think tonight the dancing has been pretty awesome:
Adechike and Lauren: hip-hop that threw us a nerdy curve and finally got Adechike’s personality on the floor.
Ashley and Ade: contemporary that tugged at my heart. The connection between these two, made me watch this routine again. [shout-out DVR!]
Robert and Courteney: Sonia Tayeh jazz that totally fits those two – great quirks, great work.
Here’s where things got weird. The girl I can’t stand – the one I think shouldn’t have even been on this season? Melinda. but I thought she actually did pretty well on the salsa. She and Pasha shook their cares away, and she even extricated herself from her own dress. And the judges crapped all over her, saying they made a mistake keeping her last week.
Well, duh. Too late now, though.
And…um..just gotta say…Alex is the only fellow who consistently makes me say wow. Out loud. His ending for his solo was the best I’ve ever seen on SYTYCD. Ever.
Lauren and Neal: Lauren is a Broadway baby. She pushed through a wardrobe malfunction and I thought she did well.
And now – I gotta say something about Meanie Michaels. She’s talking about Melinda’s pigeon toes? Then she says that Lauren’s gotta work on being more feminine because she’s “so athletic”? Where do you even get off, Mia?
Billy [Blech] and Kathryn: Stacey Tookey’s concept and choreo were unbelievable. Billy was obviously the technician in the beginning of the piece, but he got better. Not great. But um – what are the judges doing calling him the “most exciting things that’s happened to dance in a long time”? His ego doesn’t need anymore inflating.
Jose and Anya: OMG. That’s all I have to say. The judges really wanna keep him, but wow, this was so ugly to watch. I couldn’t. Meanie went ahead and just told him that he wasn’t a good dancer. This, I disagree with – he’s a good dancer, just not great at ballroom. WTF? He was somehow helped by coming from Miami??? I can tell you that living in Miami wouldn’t help me at all…
Kent and Allison: Jazz by Mandy Moore. I think Kent did all the moves, but I can’t be sure since I can never take my eyes off of Allison. The only part that was really believable between the two of them was the very end. It almost seemed like the choreo was just a joke. I like Kent, but I think he’s just too green.
Here I’d just like to take a moment and talk about how homophobic this show is. Benji and Travis did a 2-dude routine years ago (Season2) – what is the freakin’ big deal? Why does every same-sex dance partnership have to be a big miration? Because Nigel and Mia and Mary [these 3 in particular] have some serious issues with gender roles. SERIOUS. Give the dancers [and America] a break! We’re not all as close-minded as you.
Alex and Twitch: Alex was a little stiff at the beginning, but man when they got into it, he was straight up awesome. And then it got even better, to the point where I was actually screaming. Obviously, he was immensely helped by the hand-holding routine from Napoleon and Tabitha. They tailored that piece to him, and while it wasn’t anything near ballet, it incorporated his strengths and his story to put him in the best light possible. He was no slouch though. He did those moves. I still love Alex like crazy. And I see no reason to stop. I would marry him if it weren’t for that persistent idea that he might be gay. And of course Twitch might get jealous, since he was my former betrothed.