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So You Think You Can Dance – And Not There Are 18

WARNING: Do not make any bets on who will be winning this show based on anything I say, as I am officially a fucking dud.

First elimination night and I have been to be shown to be totally off base with my predictions. Here was I saying Jessie and Matt were likely to go top four. My jaw hit the floor when I they were the first couple to be put in the bottom three.

I thought it was one of the better routines of the night.

Will and Grace I was not so surprised about as they did tank at the end of their performance. Oh I did pick Ilona and Nick to be bottom three, but that was a bit of a no brainer. I feel sorry for them as they did not even get to dance much in their routine.

By the way rocking opening number by choreographer Kelley Abbey, and what a hard job for Jess having to pash Phillipe at the end of the routine. 

Matt’s solo was not great but it is always tough for the ballroom dancers to do solos and look flash. This was the same with Will’s which was a solo tango and was a bit underwhelming.  Nick’s was the best but was it mesmerising like some we have seen? No.

Jessie’s however was amazing. How the fuck did she end up bottom three? Are all the Jessie, Jessica, and Jess confusing the voters? Or is Matt just not connecting with the audience.

Ok I will make another prediction they won’t be bottom three next week, as her fans will start voting.

Grace’s solo was intriguing, but I would have liked to have seen her do more.

Ilona’s I thought was the weakest but at this point was unsure if they would flick one of the few hip hop girls.

I felt quite sad that Will was eliminated as I think he was a great performer and would have liked to have seen more of him. I was not unhappy about Ilona going, but I did feel it was a tad unfair because she was there through no fault of her own. And she has a right to be bitter and twisted about this for some years to come, as she  now won’t have the opportunity to obtain an exclusive dance contract with Australian Dance Theatre.

Over the next few weeks we get to find out who the other potential contracts are with.

6 comments

1 par3182 { 02.18.10 at 10:14 pm }

Damn, I was so hoping we’d be rid of the annoying Matt. Now watch him stick around for weeks and weeks to drive me nuts.

Obviously Robbie is already as popular as rumoured if he and Mikhaela got votes after that dreadful rhumba.

Kelley Abbey sure knows how to give good group choreography. Why oh why isn’t she on the judging panel.

HATE the new way of intro-ing the solos; more Jason is NOT a good thing. Besides, The Price Is Right already did “Come on down”.

2 Reality Raver { 02.18.10 at 10:23 pm }

I think the reason Kelley is not a permanent fixture on the show is that she is a good choreographer. But also a reader pointed out that she has worked or taught a lot of the dancers, so this could make it difficult for her to be completely impartial.

Though the times she has been on the panel she has been great.

3 bella vita { 02.18.10 at 11:02 pm }

Missed tonight…stupid IQ clashed with Idol and How do you solve a problem like Maria…LOL

Posted my comments before about last nights show…

Disappointed to hear that Will went……was Ilona p’d off? What happened?

4 Reality Raver { 02.18.10 at 11:33 pm }

Ilona was crying pretty heavily. Unfortunately she did not grab the microphone off Natalie Bassingthwaite and yell “Fuck you Square Division”. Try and see the show on catch up TV – worth it for Jessie’s solo – amazing.

5 akris { 02.18.10 at 11:54 pm }

So surprised that Jessie and Matt’s routine landed them in he bottom…

I would have preferred Don and Issy (clearly one of the worst of the night.. no falls, but no stage presence, not enough energy and lack of synchronicity), and Robbie and Mikhaela (robbie to stay in though by Judges), and Ivy and that guy to be bottom.

6 Reality Raver { 02.19.10 at 10:06 am }

Akris – you can never pick it. But maybe Matt is going to be a liability for Jessie? I haven’t been across to the official forum yet to check out what people think of Matt.

I thought people would like that hetero boy next door from the suburbs, but maybe I was wrong.

I think a lot of routines had the potential to hit the bottom three. My sister really like Issi, whereas I am kind of ho hum about her at this stage.

Great thing about this show everyone has different views.