So You Think You Can Dance Review – Judges talk about the Top 10
Tonight Channel Ten clearly did not want to waste an episode of their high rating show, So You Think You Can Dance on an Easter weekend where a lot of viewers are away.
So they gave us a recap of the top 10, with Natalie Bassingthwaite asking the judges questions about the dancers.
Matt Lee looked ten times better without one of his hats on, except I don’t think a cardigan on a 27 year old is cool. I know apparently they are in fashion this year, but really so were ski pants and they were not good either.
I think it is great that Bonnie Lythgoe is an example of a woman over 40 can be on TV without being botoxed to buggery, but does she have to out Gold Coast the Gold Coast? I never realised white, gold and purple went together before until I saw her outfit tonight. Actually I am not to sure it does, maybe I should send a photo to www.gofugyourself.typepad.com to get their feedback.
As it was a rehash we got to see both Natalie Bassingthwaite’s and Jason Coleman previous hair disasters. Both had the good grace to laugh at themselves about it.
What we got tonight was a package of each dancer with audition, top 100 week, and snippets of routines they have danced with their partners. After that the judges gave their opinions about the dancer.
First up was Jack Chamber the 17 year old from Queensland.
Matt Lee said he had talent and charisma, and thinks he does have a future in musical theatre.
Jason Coleman said he was Mr Congeniality and he was a big fan of his. Also he was a versatile dancer.
Next was Demi the 27 B-Girl from Melbourne. I had forgotten how athletic she was until I saw her audition again.
Jason said: Likes her as she is evolving and improving throughout the competition. Also she is transforming and trys and trys and trys. He thinks she is fantastic.
Kate Wormald the 29 from Sydney was next and it was great to see her audition, as I don’t remember seeing it first time around.
Kate is a professional dancer and she said her professional peers were reluctant to audition for the show. Clearly they were waiting to dance in Meryl Tankard’s new work.
Jason said: Many professional dancers did not audition as they were afraid of lowering their mantle, Kate came because she wanted to learn. He really likes her performance maturity.
Graeme the 18 year old is the youngest dancer left in the competition.
Matt Lee thinks he has the maturity to go the whole way.
Rhiannon the 18 year old, who I think will be under some pressure this week was profiled next. If she is not in a great performance with her new partner she could be voted out.
Bonnie said she was very competitive, cute, sweet and sassy.
Matt wants her to do more, and Jason wants to be surprised.
Anthony Ikin who started off favoured to win the competition is slowly losing his appeal.
However, Jason thinks he is still progressing, and Matt thinks he has the wow factor.
Matt Lee said he was unhappy when Marko and Hilton were eliminated from the competition because they were his favourites. Wasn’t he involved in those decisions?
Jason said he was devastated when Kassie Lee went and he also liked JD with his chocolate, honey smooth dancing.
Bonnie was sad to see Courtney and Camilla go.
Next up was Vanessa the sweet ballerina from Sydney.
Bonnie thinks she is a beautiful dancer.
Matt said he started out thinking she was a bit soulless however after seeing the African Samba he changed his mind.
Henry her partner was profiled next, and it was revealed he shaved his chest! They also had a shot of it being done. Jason can you take him aside and take him to your chest waxer, that would look so much better. Only professional swimmers prior to a final shave these days.
Jason said Henry needs to pull back his confidence a little.
Bonnie thought the haircut a good move.
Matt Lee said the hair cut took him out of the ballroom mould.
Jason also chimed in saying he looked hot, hot, hot.
So we have no idea what the judges think of his actual dancing.
Jemma the ballroom dancer from Perth was profiled next and she certainly a very versatile dancer.
Jason compared her to Anya from last seasons US So You Think You Can Dance. Personally I think Anya had more sex appeal.
Last was Rhys the lovable dancer whose previous career highlight was to appear in The Fairies.
I had forgotten he did not get a ticket straight to Sydney but had to go through the choreography round.
Apparently at the time Rhys was in a quandary over whether to go to work or to stay for the choreography round. Clearly he chose the latter, and that decision will bring him very close to the $200,000 first prize.
Bonnie said in the Pase Doble‘ he was great and he took on the role as the alpha male.
Next week they all have to swap partners so it will be interesting to see who has been propped up by their partner – Jemma or who has been pulled down by their previous partners – Rhiannon. Both will be trying to prove a point next Sunday to let people know they deserve to be in the show in their own right.