So You Think You Can Dance Australia – Top 20 – What Do You Think?
Does Max (Kirsty) Francisco have some type of perpetual foot in mouth disease? You would think she would have learnt to zip it after she told the judging panel in Sydney that she preferred Kelley Abbey’s choreography to Matt Lee’s. Jason had told her that she was rude then. It appeared they had made up …. well until tonight.
Just before she was told she was in the top 20 the Jason raised that incident for what seemed like the 100th time, when Max blurted out she thought “everyone has a nasty side” his expression hardened, and his displeasure was shown when she went over to the panel to kiss the judges and he stood up and shook her hand instead.
Let’s hope Jason has forgotten about it all by this Sunday when the first top 20 show is on. I find her honesty, and saying what she thinks quite refreshing. And about the incident in the Sydney audition I don’t what she said was intended to be malicious.
Also speaking of Jason Coleman – what does chookers mean? He said it after he told the dancers the next time he would see them they would be reduced from 40 to 20. Is it some form of saying goodbye? A Melbourne expression perhaps?
Now the Top 20 are:
Ash-Leigh Hunter the ballroom dancer who looks like she has had some sort of incident with an exploding can of fake tan was always going to get through as she was the only ballroom dancer that they were profiling in the top 40. Her husband Danniel did not make it. I had not realised she was a professional dancer and had performed in Burn The Floor. I thought she had muttered something tonight about never having audition before.
Charlie Bartley is hip hop dancer who is a student at Brent St and a retail assistant. When the judges were telling him he had made it they also told him to bring his personality. Which was a good tip because he barely registers on my recognition radar. I wonder if he would have got in if Gabriel had not had a “how could I have been so stupid moment” when he busted his knew when he was fooling around on beanbags as he was celebrating getting into the top 40.
Penny Higgs a dance teacher from Melbourne could be to this competition what Mercede Corby was to Ralph. Hot tip she will be dating a footballer by the end of the series. She works as a dance teacher across four studios in Melbourne. Is one of those Jason Coleman’s Ministry of Dance?
Stephen Tannos is a 20 year old contemporary dancer. He works professionally as a dancer, and he teaches at the Sydney Dance Company. He has not been getting much air time up until now.
Talia the ballerina from Brisbane who dances in the Qld Ballet company was another dead cert to get into the top 20 something the judges confirmed when they told her they had been saying to each other all week, she was going to be put through.
Timomatic Omaji is a 21 year old hip hop dancer from Melbourne, he is a professional dancer and teacher. He also sings. He is another dancer who has not had much TV time.
I was disappointed Don the tiny but entertaining B-Boy did not make it.
Another short boy that did not make it was the child of the Brent St owners Christian. His problem was he was not great dancing with a partner.
I really like the look of this top 20 it is diverse and talent. What do you think?