So You Think You Can Dance Elimination Night – Final Eight
It’s official So You Think You Can Dance has now turned into to a popularity contest. Tonight for the first time the dancers were really able to gauge who Australia was voting for.
Rhys in a rare unguarded moment did not look pleased when Anthony got voted into the bottom two instead of Jack. More on that later.
The other issue was for the first time I noticed that the judges comments were edited on last nights show. Since the judges are meant to be “guiding” the audience shouldn’t we hear all their comments.
A couple of examples relating to Jason Coleman:
On Rhys’s solo last night he said “Whole routine very very powerful” but the last bit of the sentence had been chopped and we heard it tonight “… but a little self indulgent in this form”
Also Jason said to Henry and Rhiannon after the Kelly Abbey routine “Emotion slightly underdone for me”. This comment was not on the show last night.
The show started off with the group number which was a Nacho Pop hip hop routine. Now I know Nacho has a lot of fans out there, but I thought the routine was a tad dull.
Natalie Bassingthwaite looked liked she had morphed into Cat Deeley this week – how much longer can her hair extensions get?
First up on stage were the five girls. Demi was the first to be told she was safe. Is this an indication she received the highest number of votes amongst the girls?
Kate and Jemma were paired, and then unsurprisingly Jemma was told she was in the bottom two.
Then out of Rhiannon and Vanessa – Rhiannon was told to go sit on the stools.
Next up the five boys. Rhys was told he was safe first.
Then it was Jack and Anthony standing there. Anthony was wearing a Gold Coast t-shirt in a last ditch attempt to gather some South-East Queensland votes. Again no surprise Anthony was in the bottom two.
However after that was announced Channel ten cut to Rhys who mouthed the f word and did not look happy. In my opinion this was not because he was upset Anthony may be eliminated, he knew tonight was a litmus test on what the Australian voters thought of the dancers. This outcome only confirmed Jack’s popularity, and I suspect Jack and Rhys will be the two male dancers in the top four. I think Rhys wants Jack gone.
Lastly out of Graeme and Henry, Graeme was placed in the bottom two.
Then we had Delta Goodrem perform. What is it with Delta and reality tv shows, in the last three months I have seen her perform on Dancing With The Stars, Australian Idol, and now So You Think You Can Dance. At least tonight she left her caftans at home.
If Simon Cowell was judging her performance he would have said this:
“Delta it was like a school girl trying to be sexy. It was just cheesy, you used every performance trick you learnt at Young Talent School, from the hand clapping, to getting the audience to sing along. Also there were far to many vocal tricks in there – it was the equivalent of making a pizza with 20 toppings and expecting people to enjoy eating it.”
Next the four dancers had to do their solos, which really lacked any passion or point as it had nothing to do with the vote.
Then we learnt Jemma and Anthony had been eliminated. My over active imagination went into to overdrive when Anthony was told he was gone as the cameras kept on panning on a good looking but obviously camp boy in the audience. Anthony has always been coy on his sexuality stating it was irrelevant (which it is) however I think Channel ten just outed him. Never mind Anthony you new boyfriend is a spunk.