So You Think You Can Dance – Top 12
Tonight was a great show, with 12 routines to watch. How hard must the dancers have worked. This episode showed how important a good partner is, with both Talia and Loredo, and Amy and Ben looking very strong.
Poor Stephen must be peeved as he was eliminated because of a weak partner.
Kelley Abbey was a guest judge. Can they make her permanent and get rid of Bonnie. Yeah???
Talia and Loredo – Bollywood – Jai Ho – AR Rahman & The Pussycat Dolls.
Just when you think it would be great if Tahlia and Loredo could get a dance in or near their genre they get Bollywood. It was a Ramona Lobo routine which was really enjoyable.
Because the two are such good dancers it was danced well and without the ususal Bollywood kitsch. Kelly Abbey said what we are all thinking that they are a great partnership. I noticed Talia trying to show more of her personality, if she can just start connecting with the audience she might win.
Kat and Danny – Contemporary – Eva Cassidy – Over The Rainbow.
This pair always seem to be getting contemporary, but they do a good job of it. Tonight they were dancing to a Sarah Boulter routine, which she could not teach as she has a newborn baby. Props that she actually made it to the show. I cannot see Danny going as far as Rhys did last year as he does not quite have his charisma. Did Kat get hit with the fake tan prior to the performance?
Lamb and Timomatic – Hip Hop – Keri Hilson feat. Lil Wayne – Turning’ Me On
I had extremely high expectations for this routine considering both dancers speciality is hip hop.Tiana Joubert’s routine was excellent. Timomatic is an excellent dancer, but Lamb I think still has a few weaknesses. Jason Coleman criticised the unison, but loved the two dancers.
Kelley Abbey was unsure whether the routine got to where it was meant to go.
Gianne and BJ – Jive -Metro Station – Shake It.
Sandro Catalono the choreographer cracked me up when he said BJ needs to be a bit more masculine in his jive dancing. I thought the music was weird for a jive. Gianne was in her element so really who cares what BJ was doing I could barely take my eyes off her. Bonnie criticised the cleaness of Gianne’s steps, and thought the routine only ok. The other judges loved it.
Charlie and Penny – Contemporary – Damien Rice – Elephant
Penny’s dancing is like a cross between an elephant and a frog. At one stage in the routine she was lumbering across the stage to Charlie to jump into a lift. Is she the weakest dancer left? Debbie Ellis Linert choregraphed this routine. Kelley Abbey said she was transported. All the other judges love it. Personally I don’t think it was as great as they said it was. Penny also seems to have been hit by the same tan can as Kat.
Amy and Ben – Hip Hop – N.E.R.D – You Know What
I am not a huge fan of hip hop but this Vince Calingasan routine made me smile. It did remind a bit of a music video routine, and there were no big moves in it. Matt criticised them, but it was more about the choreography. Jason Coleman thought it was pedestrian thought it was all middle of the road. Will we see Vince back again?
Talia and Loredo – Jazz – Taylor Swift – Love Story
If this routine can be topped tonight that would be amazing. It was magical. Having a decent partner makes all the difference.
Kat & Danny – Pase Doble – Juno Reactor Vs Don Davis – Burly Brawl
The Masha and Aric routine was entertaining, but it was not helped by the weird camera angles. Jason thought Kat did not give the emotion that was needed. Kelley thought it was ok, she was not too enthusiastic. I thought Danny looks better as a brunette.
Lamb and Timomatic – Viennese Waltz – Coldplay – Sparks
I thought the Leeane Bampton’s routine was going to be a death trap for this pair, but it wasn’t . They were really quite good. Tim outdanced Lamb and she was criticised by a couple of the judges for not pointing her feet. Jason was particularly critical saying she had been a trained for 20 years in ballet and jazz.
Gianne and BJ – Jazz – David Loud & Karen Ziemba – Arthur In The Afternoon
I am not sure how much dancing was in this Adam William’s routine, but it was really entertaining. It was meant to be about a Eastern Suburb’s houswife getting it on with her Accountant. It was a little Lucille Ball particularly at the end when she pulled down his jocks.
Penny and Charlie – Hip Hop – 50 Cent – Get Up
I believe that hip hop is Penny’s strongest genre. All her cheerleading experience perhaps? I think she did a good job. Jason was critical of the unison. And Matt and Keley were critical as well.
Amy & Ben – Mambo – Tito Puente – Para Los Rumberos
Are they cursed they pulled a hip hop and ballroom routine tonight. This cuban dance looked really hard. I loved it. Only criticism was the strange facial expressions on Amy’s face. Pania won’t be happy when Ben said Amy was “Best dance partner ever.”
Bottom three predictions – Lamb and Timomatic, Kat and Danny, and I have no idea who will be the third Charlie and Penny.