So You Think You Can Dance – The Top Ten – The Great, Good, and The Ordinary
Now this is when it gets interesting on SYTYCD Australia, as this is the week we find out who has been carrying whom for the last few weeks. There were some seriously good routines, which may even get me to pick up the phone and vote for once.
Matt and Carly – Jazz- Cameron Mitchell – Orianthi According to you
Does anyone else think Cameron Mitchell looks like a younger John Michael Howson? Carly needed to harden the fuck up all that crying is probably is going to cost her votes. Carly out danced Matt in this routine. I thought he was particularly non charismatic tonight. But over all I thought the lift was good and strong.
The judges loved it. Matt Lee thought that they had both been previously been outdanced by their other partners, so they were able to shine tonight. I am not sure if the subtext was your both ordinary dancers, so when you dance together you are not ordinary.
Robbie and Jessie – Hip Hop – Jason Bird and Katie Cesaro, Radiohead
I don’t like hip hop that much, but I loved this. This pair were mesmerising in this piece. Bonnie Lythgoe was weepy (rolls eyes) she was so emotionally engaged with the routine.
Matt Lee said they dance with the most maturity, considering they are the youngest in the competition.
I think the judging panel just had a simultaneous orgasm watching it.
Jessica and Nick – Paul Malak – Contemporary – 30 seconds to Mars – Kings & Queens
Jessica was having some back and pelvis problems, so this elicited the usual “this is the life of the dancer” comment from Jason Coleman.
Jessica did seem little gingerly in her attack of the routine, and one of their lifts was botched. I am not sure they should tell us about dancer’s injuries, as I think this will not help her with the votes. Also it put me on notice that she was likely to stuff up.
Matt thought the injury had hindered the routine. Jason Gilkison thought Nick was a lumpy partner.
Keiran and Jess – Samba – Gossip “Pop Goes The World”
I thought Jess popped in this routine. However the pouty lips got a bit annoying at some stage. I thought she also made Kieran look sexy and masculine.
Jason Gilkison loved Jess, however Jason Coleman thought Jess was under. However he liked Kieran in the routine.
Ivy and Phillipe – Contemporary – Sher Manu – Counting Crows
They keep on saving the costume allowance with Phillipe, again he is shirtless. He is officially the Dimitri of this competition. And gosh the whole routine was hot. Helped that they are probably the two most attractive dancers in the competition. Phillipe could be a surprise top four if he gets lucky with choreography and partners.
Again the whole judging panel had a simultaneous orgasm and gushed about the routine.
Matt and Carly – Hip Hop – Supple – Chelley I Took The Night
I really liked this routine which was apparently vogueing, which is back in fashion. I did think at times Carly looked a bit like a gymnast, rather then a dancer. But overall Carly danced it well except she does dance with her mouth open.
I agree with Jason G I think it start strong and faded in the middle a bit.
Jason C thought it was not vogueing but more jazz.
Robbie and Jessie – Sarah Boulter – Contemporary – The Strokes
Now I thought this triumvirate were going to produce something akin to finding the holy grail. But to me they didn’t. I absolutely hated the costumes and thought it detracted from the routine. I liked the routine but it did not have the emotional impact on me like their first one did.
But maybe I did not “get it” as Jason Coleman kind of hinted that the lay person at home may not.
Nick and Jessica – Quick step – Leeanne Bampton – Gin Wigmore – Under My Skin
Again this was stilted, I think Nick should have been the one to go last week and Heath stayed in. He was underwhelming.
Jason Gilkison thought it was a pretty good job, but Jason C did not think they used the music, and he wanted Jessica to be better in the routine.
I think this pair will be walking the plank tomorrow night.
Keiran and Jess – Hip Hop – Juliette Verne – Alicia Keys Put It in A Love Song
I wan’t quite convinced by Keiran’s pelvic thrusts, and I thought Jess overworked her face, but she danced it really well.
Jason Coleman loved Jess in the routine, and thought Keiran was not great. Which was basically what all the others thought.
Phillipe and Ivy – Jazz – Project Moda – The Pointer Sisters – Neutron Dance
I don’t think I am a fan of Project Moda, for one brilliant routine, they do about four mediocre ones. I thought Phillipe shone more in this routine than Ivy. I thought he has more natural facial expressions. WhereasI thought Ivy was too bubbly. Yes, yes I realise the story of the routine was they were the life of the party, but it was just too manic.
Jason G thought the routine was quite light. Jason C said it did not grab him. I think he was underwhelmed by the choreography rather then the dancing.
I think Jessica and Nick will be eliminated tomorrow night. The other couples in the bottom three will be Matt and Carly, and Keiran and Jess.