So You Think You Can Dance – The Finale
And the best dancer wins…..
Australia got it right, as I think they did last year on So You Think You Can Dance. I loved the way Jason Coleman said how he had wanted her to win. “I wanted the best person to be wearing the green and gold, and I think we have got it.”.
Matt Lee said something intelligent tonight ” Kelley Abbey you are a freak”. It was was an amazing opening number with a pre-record, and then going into a live dancing. I thought Kelley managed to get the characterisation of Penny perfectly. She made sure she was was jiggling her boobs at the camera.
I hope Nigel Lythgoe did see the routine as she deserves to get some choreography spots on the US version of SYTYCD Season Five.
Bonnie Lythgoe, is so cute when Nigel is around. She is obviously still madly in love with him, and that is amazing after over 30 year together. She said yesterday in Daily Telegraphs she was flying back to US to be with him. So they must be back together.
Also props to Natalie Bassingthwaite for being such a great host this year. One hundred per cent improvement from last year. Much less scripted, relaxed, and no crazy eyes. I hope she is signed on for next year. Only issue for tonight was she looked like she was channelling Sandi from Grease on prom night.
Lucky for the producers the top 4 favourite routines voted by the public on their website managed to showcase one of the top 4 in each. Hmm.
Ben was the first to be eliminated, this was to be expected if you were looking at the polls, he never gained any traction. I love the way they kept panning the camera to his girlfriend in the audience. She is stunning.
Amy was the next to go, and we had the predicted top 2.
Talia danced Charlie off the stage in the jive number, and I loved how Nat B explained that the dance had been rehearsed with all the possible top 2 combinations. Just so the conspiracy theorists *Raver blushes and looks to floor* don’t go off about they must have known Charlie and Talia were top 2 etc etc.
However I would have loved to have seen that routine being done my two boys or two girls, obviously the lifts would not have been in it.
AND THEN TALIA WON!!!! Fully deserved and she will get to dance on the final of SYTYCD in the US. Maybe this may motivate Channel Ten to fasttrack the series from the US. Fingers crossed.
Tomorrow I will write an overview of my thoughts of Season 2 of SYTYCDA. But what a great series it has been.