SYTYCD – And the Winner is…

So, tonight is the night when we find out who wins the title of America”s Favorite Dancer. 

But first, there are two hours of pre-announcement performances, stalling, and fun.  Honestly, I actually really enjoy the “stalling” part of this show, because it just means I get to see more dancing.

There are videos showing us highlights of the season, a group performance with the top 20 (fantastic), an announcement that the winner will get a dance role in the upcoming Step Up 3D movie (which I personally cannot wait to see), and some of the judges favorite performances being performed yet again.

Not that it matters, but the following sequence of events is not exactly in the order it happened on the show (except for the results).

There was Katee and Joshua’s Bollywood performance (Fun), and Courtney and Gev’s Rumba (HOT), Comfort and Twitch’s Hip Hop routine to Chris Brown’s Forever (loved it), and Mark and Chelsie’s “hip hop” piece to Bleeding Love (one of my favorites this season).  There was also Katee and Will’s contemporary piece to Imagine…which, let me tell you, just reminded me of how much Will really is the most amazing dancer out there.  And of the fact that Katee really deserves to be in this top four.  And also, Courtney and Mark’s freaky dance choreographed by Sonja…such a freaky, but great piece. 

Then there was the battle between Philip Chbeeb and Robert Murane, two poppers who made the cuts to Vegas, but both didn’t make it to the top 20 (one had pneumonia and couldn’t go to Vegas, the other, to the shock of everyone, dropped out of the competition voluntarily in Vegas).    KICK ASS battle!  These two really need to go on tour together, seriously.  But, the judges were actually voting to see who won this battle…and the winner was…Robert by a landslide.  Still…both of them are fantastic at what they do.

There was also a surprise performance by Dmitri and Mary Murphy herself (one of the judges). 

But eventually it would be time for the first round of results…someone would find out they were NOT the winner…and that first person was: Courtney.  I have to share here that her dad standing up in the audience and saying “that’s my baby” made me cry real tears.

But folks, we still have an hour of show to go at this point.  Let’s enjoy some more performances, shall we?

First up, the top 5 guys, doing the “Five Guys Named Moe” routine.  I loved this one, it was silly, and goofy, and fun, but also really showcased their talents.

Then a guest performance by the cast of Chris Angel “Believe”, a Cirque Du Soleil show, choreographed by Wade Robson.  UH…yeah, weird.  And yet, I couln’t peel my eyes of the screen…it was hypnotizing. 

And again, it was time for anothe dancer to find out their time on the show was up…the next dancer elimated was…Katee.  Shouts of shock in the studio, understandably so, as Katee is an amazing dancer, but only one dancer can win it all, and I’ve got to tell you, I knew all along one of the guys would take it this year.  America loves the “growth” factor that two untrained hip-hop dancers can be this amazing.  Plus, there’s also the fact that let’s be honest, we know it’s mostly women and gay men voting for this show…not that there’s anything wrong with that, but it’s a factor, trust you me.  But Katee does not go home empty handed, this year they are awarding a prize to both the top boy and the top girl, so Katee goes home with $50k.  Not a bad take, no?  Good for her, she totally deserves it.

Then there was a performance by students from the Debbie Allen Dance Academy, including…is that Nigel Lythgoe?  Yes it is…doing a little tap number himself…pretty good too.  How about that?

Then it was probably my favorite routine of the season (maybe second favorite, I think my favorite was the one with the bed actually), the Twitch and Katie, Mia Michaels choreographed piece with “the door”.  I LOVED this routine.

And then the Jonas Brothers did their thing…which, okay, I’ll admit it, I fast forwarded through it…sorry, don’t hate me, they’re just not for me.

Then Twitch and Kherrington with the beautiful Viennese Waltz took my breath away once again.

And the final routine of the night is the “No Air” performance by Tabitha and Napoleon with Katee and Joshua, another of my favorites. 

The truth is, watching this episode I’m reminded of just how amazing this entire season was…fantastic amazing performance, after fantastic amazing performance.

Before the final results, we are treated to a performance by some of the “best” of So You Think You Can Dance dancers from previous years.  What a fun treat that was.

But it was time for the stalling to end (as much fun as this particular brand of stalling was), and to find out who the winner would be.  Joshua or Twitch?

So, let’s get right to the point…And the winner is…

Joshua!

Well earned without a doubt!!!  He really has been the most amazing, most improved, most consistent dancer throughout the season. 

And there you have it.  I’m going to see if I can finagle some tickets to the tour…see you next season!

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So You Think You Can Win

Well, this is it…the Final Four perform tonight.  The finale performance show is usually my favorite episode of the season because the performances are usually insanely good.  Will today be just as good as we’ve gotten used to?  Can Katee, Courtney, Twitch and Joshua deliver?

Let’s get to it and see.

The first couple is Courtney and Twitch, with a Tabitha and Napoleon hip-hop routine.  I don’t know…it was alright, it was a fun routine, and they were full of energy, but…something was lacking for me.  I really loved how they got into character, especially Twitch, he’s so good at taking on these characters, but I wasn’t blown away. 

After a very sweet interview with Cat and Courtney, Courtney does her final solo.  I always love her solos, and think she puts so much of herself into them.  Beautiful.

Then it was time for Joshua and Katee to join together again and tackle a Wade Robson contemporary piece.  This one, however, blew me away.  Wow, what a beautiful fantastic amazing performance.  It was just beautiful.  I’m only sad that there can’t be two winners, because I really think these two deserve to win it as a couple.  They are so perfect together.

And then it was time for Katee and Courtney to dance together for the first time ever, doing a Tyce Diorio Broadway routine.  Very cute routine.  It definitely had that Broadway feel to it.  But I think that’s where my problem with it lies…I’m really not a fan of Broadway routines.  There was nothing exceptional about it…it was fun and cute…and kind of boring…eh

Then it was time for Twitch’s interview and retrospective.  I have to tell you, I couldn’t do these interviews justice, so I’m just glazing over them, but these four kids are all amazing not just with their dancing, but with their personalities too. 

And then Twitch takes on his fnal solo, and KILLS IT. He’s so good.

 The next routine is Joshua and Twitch’s partnering debut, with a Russian…uh…yeah, I’m not really sure what it was called…we’ll call it a battle instead.    This was a great fun routine too.  I enjoyed the battle, got a total kick out of the big balloon pants, and was blown away by all the tricks and flips, and things.  GREAT routine.

Katee’s interview and retrospective was next, followed by her solo.  Her solos I also always love as well.  She’s fantastic.

Halfway through the show and Twitch and Katee are up next with a FoxTrot.  Very steamy and beautiful.  I don’t know about the “technical” stuff when it comes to a FoxTrot, but it was a really romantic and well dance piece.  I loved it.  Twitch really blew me away doing this particular ballroom dance.  Very impressed.  And Katee?  Well, she’s just fantastic.

The final solo of the night, of the season, in fact, is Joshua’s…after his interview piece, of course.  The routine was so great he even lost his shoe.  Loved it.

The last couple’s routine is Joshua and Courtney’s doing a Jive.  It was a pretty intense, fast, crazy routine.  I am exhausted just watching it.  Crazy good.  These kids are crazy good.  But I did see the “issues” that Nigel pointed out, it wasn’t perfect…but it was still amazing to watch.

And the final dance of the competition puts all four of the finalists together doing a Mia Michaels contemporary piece.  Okay, I totally and completely did not get this piece.  It was strange and…I didn’t love it.  There were some really cool tricks in there, and they really are fantastic dancers, but the choreography itself?  I didn’t get it.  At ALL.

That said, I really think that these four dancers are amazing, and to be honest with you, I don’t really care who wins this season, becasue they are all worthy of the title.  Tomorrow we shall who walks away with it.

SYTYCD – And then there were four

Tonight we find out the results, and which four dancers will make it to the finale next week.  But first, we are treated to a beautiful performance by the top six to one of my all time favorite songs, Bette Middler’s “The Rose”.  Beautiful.

It’s almost results time, but first the judges take some time to address the dancers, give them a bit of a pep talk, some reality, and some fantastic praise.  And then we get to see one more solo from each of them.  They all do a great job, of course.

Then we get a great treat with a little bitty thing (a kid about 6 years old) doing some breakdancing.  How cute was he?  And he was good too.

And then it’s time to get down to business.  Starting with the girls, Katee is safe.  Then to the boys, and Joshua is safe.

Then it’s some weird, creepy, and not really good performance by Lady GaGa…uh?  Yeah, right, whatever…I’ll admit it, I gave it about 10 seconds and then hit the fast forward button.

And finally, we get to find out the results.  Back to the girls, and Courtney is safe…Chelsie is going home.  It’s how I would have voted, to be honest, looking back over her highlight tape, I realize that toward the end she lost it for me, but she was one of my favorites for the better part of this competition…she’s fantastic.

And then it’s time for the boys to find out their fate.  And Twitch has made the finale.  Mark is going home.  Once again, how I would have voted, although Mark is a fantastic dancer as well.

And that’s it folks…next week is the finale already.  I can hardly wait, because the performance episode is always JAM packed with fantastic amazing choreography and performances.  See you then!

So You Think You Can Make The Finale?

It’s the top six dancers, vying for a spot in the final four next week.  No time to waste, and lots to do.  I’m still thinking that Will was completely robbed last week, but, as Heather said in a comment to my post, he has nothing to worry about, he has a wild career ahead of him.  So, moving on:

The first couple is Courtney and Mark doing a Viennese Waltz.  They are absolutely beautiful.  They look like they’re gliding and walking on air, and smooth, and gorgeous.

The first solo of the evening belongs to Chelsie, and once again, she shows us that she can shake her hips and twirl around in circles.  There was a bit more spice in this routine at least.  But I just feel that her solos are always the same.

Next up is Twitch with his solo, and unlike Chelsie, he switches it up every single week.  I LOVED his solo, with the gold teeth and the Midas touch…very creative.

Side note, loved that Cat put on the gold teeth…too funny.

The next couple are Joshua and Katee, paired up again and doing a contemporary routine.  These two are just the most amazing couple together.  Breath takingly beautiful.  BEAUTIFUL!!!  They need to go on and work together professionally, because they are THAT good.

Next up are Twitch and Chelsie doing a Mambo number.  Well, chelsie got to do what she does best, which is shake those hips and twirl in circles, and I thought Twitch did a respectable job himself, but…it was just alright for me.  Don’t get me wrong, it was good, but I wasn’t wowed.

The next solo is Katee’s and I think that it just must be really hard for these contemporary dancers to come up with something new week after week and therefore I’m being too hard on both Katee and Chelsie, so I’m going to cut it out, and say that she was good.  They are both beautiful dancers.

Then it is Joshua’s turn to do his solo.  LOVED IT!  He does thinks that make you go “WHAT?”  LOVE HIM.

And it’s time for round two, with Courtney and Mark doing a contemporary routine by new to the show (this season) choreographer Sonya.  Well Mark was fully in his element with this quirky and creepy piece, and Courtney ROCKED IT as always.  I LOVED THIS. It was so freakin’ cool.  LOVED. IT.

Katee and Joshua’s second number is the Paso Doble.  Wow!  FREAKIN’ WOW!!!  Talk about a power number.  Seriously, these two are…a-fucking-mazing.  Just…holy shit.  BEST. ROUTINE. EVER.

Can I just say for a minute too that I love that this show is all about equal opportunity objectification?  Not only do they put the girls in tiny little half-dresses, but they sure love to take the shirts off the men too.  Fair is fair.

Coutney has the nextsolo…I really just think she puts her heart and soul into her solos…when she dances, you FEEL IT.

The final solo of the evening is Mark’s.  I love him, I think he’s fun, and quirky and a great dancer too.

An the final routine of the night is Chelsie and Twitch’s hip hop routine.  Another fantastic routine.  Definitely better than their first one tonight, and so much fun to watch.  I loved it.

And there you have it, the top six.  Obviously, as evidenced by the results last week, it is anybody’s game still…what will happen?  Check in tomorrow to find out.

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SYTYCD – Ladies Love Cool Dancers

Two more will go home tonight, LL Cool J will perform, and the dancers open up the show with a freaky, and weird dance number choreographed by Chuck Maldonado.

Without wasting anytime, we get right to the results, and the first dancer up is Katee, and she is told that she is safe.

Next on stage is Will…and he, is in the bottom two guys…WHAT????  WHAT??  America?  What the hell?

Comfort is next and she is in the bottom two girls.  No surprise there.

But Will?  Seriously America??

Mark is next on stage and he…is safe.  Mark looks as shocked as the rest of us are…WHAT?  Now, don’t get me wrong, I like Mark, but he’s safe and Will is in the bottom?

WHAT???

Next on stage is Chelsie and she is safe. 

Then we have Twitch and he is also in the bottom two.  Seriously, America?  WTF??

This of course means that Joshua is safe, right?  But why the announcements the way they’re being doled out?  Are we in for a “shocker”?  Will there be three bottom boys and only one bottom girl?  What’s the deal here?  And either way, one of my favorite guys is going home tonight…Twitch or Will…This is all kinds of wrong.  So, we know that Joshua is indeed safe.

And this means of course that Courtney is also in the bottom two girls.

Look, I know someone has to go home every week, and that in this show it actually has to be TWO who go, one boy and one girl…but if they send Will home I’m going to be REALLY TICKED OFF.  This guy deserves to win the whole thing.  And I love Twitch, but…WTF America??

So, while we sit and sweat the fate of these four dancers, we get a guest performance by a ballett couple. Simply beautiful…I’ve always loved ballett.

Then we get to watch the four bottom dancers do their solos again.  Comfort is up first, and lets be honest, it’s time for her to go…whether she will or not, is anybody’s guess though.

Next up is Will, breaking my heart with another beautiful solo.  SERIOUSLY?  WTF America??

Then it is Courtney’s turn, and she once again delivers fanastic solo.

And then it is Twitch…Seriously America?  WTF?  It is during his solo tat I realize it is very likely that it will be Will going home tonight…and my heart breaks all over again.

But first, before we can find out who will be going home…it’s Ladies Love Cool James himself on stage…L.L. Cool J. singing his new single “Baby”.  Say what you will, I still think he’s sexy as hell.  Oh, the song?  Eh…it’s alright.

And then it is results time for the girls, and Comfort’s time has come…for the secondtime this season, she is going home.

And then it’s time for my heart to be broken…Twitch and Will…my two favorite dancers in this competition  this season up against each other.

Did you hear that?  Yes, that was me, WTF AMERICA???  Will is going home tonight.  Let me repeat that…WILL is going home tonight.

I have nothing else to say.  I need to go cry now.  See you next week…I guess…I’m going to go watch clips of Will on YouTube.

So You Think You Can Tell Me what the heck IV Real stands for?

There are only 8 dancers left, and we’re two weeks away from the finale.  Holy Crap…two weeks?  Did this season go by fast or what?  And seriously, what exactly does the IV Real we keep seeing on all their shirts, and hearing them talk about stand for anyway?  Anyone?

Once again, this week the couples are all mixed up.  The first couple of the night is going to be Will and Courtney, doing a samba.  And it was HOT HOT HOT.  I loved it.  I do have to say that Courtney’s outfit was actually distracting and annoyed me, but other than that, I thought it was a great perfomance.  They had great chemistry, and made it look fun and steamy.

Then it was time for the first solo of the night, and it belonged to Comfort.  I’m still not the biggest fan of her solos, but it was good.  It just didn’t blow me away.

The next couple of the night would be Twitch and Katee, doing a contemporary routine, choreographed by Mia Michaels.  Wow.  No doubt that Mia Michaels is a freakin’ amazing choreographer.  Seriously!  From the full-on liplock to the serious fighting, to the door slamming it was crazy.  Crazy good.  Their performance was fantastic.  They were in it 110%, and the dancing was great…they moved so seamlessly and it was just great!  LOVED IT!

So far this night is shaping up as my favorite this season.

The next solo is Will’s.  And I LOVED IT!  Loved it because he took the opportunit to have fun with it, don a costume and a wig) get into character and STILL blow us away.  Without a doubt he is THE ONE to beat!

The next couple is Mark and Comfort with a hip-hop routine by Tabitha and Napoleon.  Another great, fun performance.  Comfort definitely had the upper hand in this routine, and I was about to type the words “she is such a better dancer when she has choreography”, which I believe I’ve said before, but then Nigel said that same exact thing.  Mark wasn’t as “hard” but I still thought he was fantastic…both of them were…I loved this one as well.

What a great night this is.

The next solo is Katee’s, and she always has beautiful solos.  She has great lines, and always shows such emotion in her solos.  Love her.

The final couple is Joshua and Chelsie,doing an Argentine Tango choreographed by former contestant Dimitri. Wow!  Once again…another great performance.  Chelsie is just amazing, and I would say she stole the show, but Joshua totally rocked it too…so it was fantastic.

Mark’s is the next solo.  He is unique, he is quirky, but he is also good and a pleasure to watch.

For their second dance of the evening, Courtney and Will are doing a “slow” hip-hop routine, choreographed by Tabitha and Will.  And again, the song ended and I heard myself saying “Wow”.  I really enjoyed this one too.  It was just a very emotional piece and they totally had it and it was powerful and beautiful and I loved it.  LOVED IT!!!

Chelsie takes on the next solo.  I usually love her solos, but tonight’s I wasn’t all that impressed by it…we know you can shake your hips and twirl around…but is that all you’ve got?  It was sort of redundant.

Katee and Twitch’s second routine is a Broadway piece by Tyce Diorio.  I’ve said before that Broadway routines are not my favorite, and they are not.  However, I really enjoyed this one.  I thought it was fun, but it also had some great moves and a fun story line.  And I thought they did a fantastic job.  Twitch, the “hip hop” guy, is so good at all these styles.  And Katee is just fantastic.  LOVE IT.

What a night!

Next doing his solo is Joshua.  His solos are always entertaining.  He’s such a cutie, don’t you always want to just pinch his cheeks?  But, I do love to watch his solos.

Then it was time for Courtney’s solo…she’s my favorite female soloist tonight.  Again it’s the emotion she puts into her solos…

One more solo, and it’s Twitch.  Not my favorite Twitch solo by far, I think he winged it tonight, didn’t choreograph it at all, and it wasn’t his best.  Still good, but not his best.

Next to a Jean-Marc choreographed Foxtrot for Comfort and Mark.  Not bad, not bad at all.  They didn’t blow me away, but they were pretty good.  The first routine of the niht that didn’t “wow” me, but it was good.

The final performance of the night is Joshua and Chelsie’s Disco routine.  I’ve questioned before why there are disco routines on this show, since NOBODY does disco anymore, but this could have actually been a fantastic routine. But in all honesty, as much as I love Joshua and Chelsie, I thought this routine was a bit sloppy.  Some of the tricks and lifts were amazing, but some of the basic steps were just a little sloppy, and Joshua even had a mistep that was almost a “fall”.  Still, it was fun, and I think that the amazing lifts saved it, because they were CRAZY good.

Overall, tonight was definitely the best night of the season.  FANTASTIC!!!!

Who will go home?  I think Comfort and Mark are in danger again, but then, America is voting, so anything can happen.  Tune in and stop on by tomorrow for the results.

And anyone…IV Real??

So You Think You Can Dance with a New Partner?

Yes, I know, I’m a day late with this post, but last night we took the teens to a women’s pro-softball game.  Thanks to TiVo, however, tonight I get to watch both the performances and the results show.  Ain’t technology grand?

So, we are down to the top dancers, and the couples will be broken up and mixed up starting tonight, and from this point forward, the audience votes will be the only determining factor as to who goes home.  No more “judges”.  They’re still there, they’ll still put in their two cents worth, but they won’t be making any decisions.

The evening starts with a bit of drama, as there are only four girls introduced at the top of the hour.  Turns out that Jessica has broken two ribs and fractured a third, and her doctors have told her she cannot dance for four weeks.  So, she is off the show, but will still be on the tour.  This means, of course, that Comfort is back in.

And then, finally, it was time to get to the dancing.  The first couple are newly matched up Courtney and Joshua, doing a hip-hop number choreographed by Dave Scott.  I really enjoyed this piece, the choreography was great, cute, and kind of funny too.  I thought Joshua was great, and even a little sexy, and Courtney was great…hot, and she nailed it.  Great piece!

Tonight, besides the partner dances, all the dancers will also be doing solos.  The first one of the night is Chelsea’s.  I think she’s adorable, and fun to watch, but her solos never “wow” me.  They’re good, but they’re not “wow” inducing, you know?

The next couple are Mark and Kherrington, doing a two-step.  We’re doing country on the show now too?  Okay, I can get down with that.  They started off pretty sloppy, to be honest, and although it had some good moments (in particular a few of the stunts), for the most part, I just thought they were pretty sloppy throughout.  It also felt really slow to me…like they were thinking every single step through…the beauty of watching these dancers weekly is how they can make the toughest moves seem so effortless…this one?  Seemed like SUCH hard work.  Not good.  Not good.  I do think Mark did better than Kherrington, she fully disapponted me, he at least pulled it off a bit.

The next solo is Gev’s, and even though he screwed up one of the “tricks” at the beginning of his routine, he completely redeemed himself by the end.  His solo I enjoyed.

The next couple are Twitch and Comfort, who is back due to Jessica’s misfortune and broken ribs.  Togethe they are doing a smooth waltz choreographed by Hunter Johnson.  OH, they’re dancing to Journey!!!  Beautiful!  It was smooth, and lovely, and pretty…I felt Twitch gave himself over to his “character” more than Comfort did, but I thought it was very pretty.  The judges, however, were pretty hard on them, and looking back on the “replays” I sort of see what they were saying, but I still thought it was pretty.  I guess “pretty” isn’t nearly enough though.

Another solo, and this one is Courtney’s moment.  She, unlike Chelsea, always wows me.  She is a powerful dancer, strong, and always emotionally connected to her moves.  Love her.

The next couple is Katee and Will, doing a Tyce Diorio Broadway routine.  I always feel that for the most part, Broadway routines, although fun, are not exactly vehicles to showcase the dancers’ better talents.  Not true with this routine, however.  Both of them were really showcased, and it was a great performance.  Loved the characters, loved the jumps and stunts, loved the whole thing.  And hey, any excuse for Will to show us his chest gets my vote.

The next solo belongs to Mark and his unique style.  And it is unique, no doubt, but it’s also creative, and fun to watch, and technically strong.  I love watching him dance.

Next up are Chelsie and Gev, with a contemporary routine, choreographed by Sonya.  Unlike with her solos, when she’s doing a choreographed piece, Chelsia always, ALWAYS wows me.  She is fantastic, and totally commits and delivers.  And Gev?  The hip hop guy?  Is so good.  So good.  I loved this piece.

Dancing solo next,is Comfort, who’s solo, at this point, we’re a bit familiar with, and although good (because she is good), it wouldn’t be a bad idea for her to switch it up a bit, do something new.

So, the couples have all performed their first routine, but it’s time for round two.  First up, however, is Twitch with his solo.  He’s one, for me, that I feel always switches it up.  His solo routines are always different, and always entertaining.  Love him.

Courtney and Joshua’s second routine of the night is the Rumba.  Kind of steamy!  Dancing to Enrique Iglesias’ “Hero”, it was sensual and sexy, and beautiful, and “wow”.  Loved it.  THEY? Made it look effortless.  And a side note…I know this isn’t “So You Think You Have a Great Personality”, but these two?  They’re such sweethearts, you just HAVE to love them.

Katee’s is the next solo.  She, to me is the girl with the mot amazing solos.  There is just something so…breathtaking about her moves. 

Mark and Kherrington are tkaing on a Tyce Diorio Jazz piece next.  Eh…it was alright.  They didn’t necessarily do anything wrong…so I don’t know if it was the choreography that was just dull for me, or if it was them?  It was alright…didn’t wow me.

Will’s solo is next, and he can almost bring me to tears, he’s so beautiful to watch.  LOVE HIM!

Comfort and Twitch, the hip hoppers, are doing a Dave Scott hip hop routine.  This one NEEDS to be INSANE!  No excuses.  YES!  Absolutely fantastic, I was smiling the whole way through.  It was INSANE.  LOVED IT.

Kherrington’s solo is ext and is okay…nothing spectacular though.

Katee and Will’s second routie of the night is a Pas de Deux, the first time we’re seeing this dance on the show.  I’m a bit wordless.  I’ll use Cat’s instead…”Some people are just born to do things, you two were born to dance”.  WOW!!!!  Wow…speechless…wordless.  I’m actually a bit emotional about this piece, so I’ll crack a joke and say that the woman doing wardrobe (because it MUST be a woman) is having a freakin’ field day with keeping Will’s body as uncovered as possible.  I’d like to thank her.  The dance? Beautiful.  I think these two should just partner up for life, because they were meant to dance together.

The final solo of the night belongs to Joshua.  I love what this guy does with his body.  He’s so fun to watch.

And the final routine of the night is Chelsia and Gev’s Jive.  There were a few missed connections, and Gev didn’t look completely comfortable with it, but it still was a great, fun performance.  Chelsia was amazing though, completely on point, and just HOT.  She did outdance him, for sure, but they were great.

And that’s it, that’s the show.  The best of the night for me were without question Will and Katee.  The worst?  For me?  Kherrington and Mark are in danger both, and maybe Gev as well, but I feel he’ll do alright this week.  But the best part?  The results show is on AS I type this…so, let’s get to it.

The show opens with a group Bollywood routine tha tis both fun and entertaining.  We then learn that three of the choreographers, Shane Sparks, Wade Robson and Mandy Moore (as well as the make-up team) have all received Emmy nominations.  And then it’s time to get down to business.  Two dancers will go home tonight.

Before we truly get to the results, however, there is yet another group dance, this time the girls, dancing a Mia Michaels contemporary routine.   Beautiful.

While they’re on stage, after that beautiful performance, the bottom two girls are about to be revealed.  Chelsia is safe.  Comfort is next and she is in the bottom two for the girls.  Katee, is, of course, safe.  So, it is now between Kherrington and Courtney and Kherrington for the other spot in the bottom two.  It will be Kherrington, Courtney is safe.

Next the boy peform a group routine, created by a “mystery choreographer”.  A fun routine, but what’s with all the mystery?  The number was choreographed by Nigel Lithgoe, producer, judge, and choreographer.

And then it’s time to find out which two guys will be in the bottom two spots.  First up is Joshua, and he is safe.  Next is Will, and will America do one of it’s “shockers” here?  No, Will is safe.  Mark is next, and he, however, is not.  He’s in the bottom two.  So, it’s Gev and Twitch now, which one is safe, which one is in the bottom two?  Twitch is safe, Gev is in the bottom two.  Well, my bottom picks so far are right.  Who will go home though?

Before the announcement, the bottom four perform their solos each, one last time on stage for two of them.  Comfort steps out and gives me what I asked for last night…something new and different.  Loved this solo!  Mark is next, and it’s another great solo.  I love his style of dance.  Then it’s Kherrington, and this is the solo she should have done last night, when it counted.  And finally, it’s Gev.  Who blows me away each and every time he does a solo!

And then it’s results time.  First, the girls.  Will Comfort’s second chance end tonight, or is she still in the game?  Will Kherrington’s ONE bad night erase all her good ones?  Who will it be?  Kherrington is going home.  I called it.  One bad night, and America kicks you to the curb…no mercy, they show no mercy folks!  Truth is, as good as she is, she’s not the best girl in the competition, so she was bound to go sooner or later…perhaps too soon though. 

Between Mark and Gev, who will it be?  My first disappointment of the competition, Gev is going home.  I do think Mark is a fantastic dancer, and perhaps more deserving to stay then Gev with his lack of training and technique, but still, he was kind of my “in my pocket” pick, so I’m sad to see him go. 

And that’s it folk…show’s over…go home.