So You Think You Can Dance – Top 16 Show
Avoiding the bottom three depends on who your partner is and which choreographer you get. Talia will have to overcome those obstacles to be safe tomorrow night. More on that later in the post.
It was a fairly solid show, there were no disasters but nor were there many routines that were sensationally memorable.
Chanelle and Loredo – Hip Hop -Bottle Pop – Pussycat Dolls
Now that Lara Bingle is leaving the Shire to move to Bondi is Chanelle trying to become the Queen bee of the the Shire? She is certainly advertising her love for the enclave by wearing a I Heart the Shire t-shirt. They are a parochial bunch there and I am sure that t-shirt is a best seller.
I think this pair will be struggling to avoid the bottom three with this Andrew Sears I dream of Jeannie routine. Yes they both looked good but I they did not suit this genre.
Penny and Charlie – Contemporary – You Found Me – The Fray
Charlie got extremely lucky in this Kelly Aykers routine as he did not have to lift Penny. I thought they danced it quite well, but I felt no emotion between the pair. Everyone elase seems to be embracing the Penny, but not me. I don’t find her a very graceful dancer. The judges loved the routine.
Why does Bonnie feel she needs to tell us again what the routine is about? She did it quite a few times tonight, she must think the audience are morons.
Gianne and BJ – Ballroom(Salsa) – Drop It On Me – Ricky Martin
BJ deserves extra points for lifting Gianne she is not small. Yes the lift at the end was laboured but at least they managed to do this difficult manourve. I would love to see her dance disco. She rocked it tonight and BJ just seemed like a minor player in the whole routine. They should be safe. Jason was talking to BJ how he could see it in his eyes how much he wanted it, but which one of those top 16 dancers doesn’t want it?
Danny and Kat – Contemporary – Seven Nation Army – White Stripes
Last year’s contestant Marko Panzic choreographed a great contemporary routine. This was probably my favourite routine of the night. They played assassins which made a nice change from the usual unrequited love routines. The judges loved it , and the crowd loved it.
Talia and Emmanuel – Jazz – The joint is Jumping – Hot Shoe Shuffle.
The Adam William’s routine was about best friends forever, but I did not feel much a connection between the two dancers. Jason kindly pointed out to the viewers how hard it is for Talia having to dance with Emmanuel. I feel a bit sorry for her and hopefully we will get to see her dance sometime with another partner. Emmanuel has technique and counting issues. Add in a pretty standard Adam Williams jazz routine and it is difficult for them to avoid the bottom three.
Amy and Damien – Ballroom (Rhumba) – Stepping Stone – Duffy
Damien is no Henry Byalikov, this ballrooom dancer was lucky he was dancing a Jason Gilkison routine as this might be the only thing between him and the bottom three, and then elimination. You cannot not shine in your own genre and expect to be safe. Jason Coleman was not kind and said he thought Damien had been outdanced by Amy. This pair lacks charisma so have to really pop to be safe.
Pania and Ben – Hip Hop- Show me the Money – Petey Pablo
Pania and Ben were doing a Nacho Pop krumping routine. Krumping is a genre of hip-hop with started in the means streets of south LA and it has to be good to be interesting. I cannot stand it as a dance genre and the whole routine irritated me. I would be interested in hearing from any hip hop fans to know what they thought of it. I think Pania and Ben’s popularity will be the thing that will ensure they are safe.
Lamb and Timomatic – Jazz – My Life Would Suck Without you – Kelly Clarkson.
The Squared Division choreographed this jazz routine. I thoug ht Tim danced it quite well, and it was a fun routine however there were no memorable moves in it something which does not make the viewers pick up the phone. I think Lamb will be in difficulty if she makes it into the bottom three.
Bottom three predictions – Loredo and Chanelle, Talia and Emmanuel, and Timomatic and Lamb.