After hearing about Buzz's fun with the "So You Think You Can Dance" cast down at the TCAs, I couldn't wait for last night's show. Boy was I not let down — it was double the high kicks with all 10 of the final dancers showing off two different routines. They mixed up partners for genre performances and each did a solo of the same routine. Let me tell you, it was exhausting...and awesome.
As for the duet dances, it was a little unnerving to see them with all new partners. Pasha and Lauren performed Hip Hop and while the judges were impressed with Pasha's first foray into the genre, I thought he looked a little awkward. Kameron and Sabre's contemporary routine was fairly tame and I agree with Mia who said that it completely exposed Kameron's lack of technique (only I wouldn't use those fancy words). He just couldn't hang. Lacey and Danny did the Tango, which was a bit emotionless. I think these two are the most technically skilled dancers in the competition, but are still lacking the ability to connect.
And then...Jamie and Dominic performed the Viennese Waltz in what basically amounted to Beauty and the Beast costumes. I thought it was bad, but the judges ripped it — and Dominic — apart, calling it hammy, cartoonish, and technically atrocious. Thankfully Sara and Neil saved the night with their fabulously cheesy and fun Disco routine. Loved it.
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For the solos each dancer did the same Wade Robson routine to John Mayer's "Waiting On The World To Change." The dance was cheesetastic, and I agreed with Mia who said she was disappointed that everyone stuck to the same moves and didn't make the dance in their own voice. As for standouts: Danny can jump. Period. Sabre, Lauren and Lacey all made me realize I like the girls a lot more than the guys in this competition. The judges were impressed that Kameron took the criticism from his contemporary routine and pulled out a good performance.
As for who is going tonight: I would send home Jamie and Pasha, though I'm worried about Dominic after the judges tore into him for that Waltz. That being said, it's all up to the people now, so it's anyone's game. What did you think? Were the judges too harsh on Dominic and Jamie? Is Danny's inability to open up getting anyone else a little emotional (it's because of his difficult childhood, tear)? Who is going home tonight?
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