So You Think You Can Dance Australia – The Top 6
Tonight it was top six and one thing I thought was lacking was the choreography. There were just a few too many routines which were just not going to get me to pick up the phone.
The Anthony Ikin/Paul White routine was one example of an uninspiring routine, and got me wondering why Marko Panzic only got to choreograph one dance this season. I thinkt his work to be quite strong and original.
The other thing that annoys me is the judges gushing over how pretty Ivy is. What are they subliminally saying to the other girls that they are unattractive. It made me feel very uncomfortable when the three girls were standing on stage together.
Speaking of the girls routine by Juliet Verne it was a bit disappointing. Just like something out of video clip. It did not extend them, and was a great routine for Jess S. I thought Jessie was the weakest. Bonus points given for the fabulous fake eyelashes.
I think Ivy and Jessie will be the two girls going through to the top four, even though I thought Jessie was not fabulous in two of her three routines.
But with the boys it will be a bit more difficult. I would like it to be Robbie and Phillipe. Watching Nick tonight I feel his technique is not as strong, even in his own genre. In all of his routines tonight I noticed flaws. And really it should have been Keiran in the top six. But obviously he is popular, and Phillipe will be struggling to survive.
Ivy and NIck – Contemporary – Debbie Ellis – The Flower Duet
Who would have thought live Opera on TV playing to one million viewers, what do you think of that Meryl Tankard? Considering previously she thought So You Think You Can Dance Australia as the MacDonald’s of dance, maybe this routine could be considered the more upmarket Angus range.
I thought it was stunning, and particularly loved Ivy’s costume.
Jess S and Robbie – Jesse Rasmussen – hip hop
The move where Robbie’s head landed in her clevage was hilarious due to the height difference between the pair.
Matt Lee liked it but wanted a bit more groove.
Jason Coleman thought he would have liked more light and shade.
Jessie and Phillipe – Tango – Fabio Robles
Phillipe did not expect to get this far, but funny where a good six pack can take you. Having said that I do think he is one of the better performers in competition. However I must say it was a just competent tango with no great highlights or low lights. I thought the footwork was a bit off at times, and Jessie was a tad stiff.
Jason Colman was underwhelmed by it.
Ivy and Nick – Lyrical Contemporary – Paul White and Anthony Ikin – The Soul Sister – Train
I thought Nick struggled a bit with this routine, a few of his jumps (later found out it was called a corkscrew, thanks Matt) were sloppy, as was one of his lifts. I thought the choreography was not ground breaking. Does it make me want to pick up the phone? No.
Jason did not like it all due to a skipping phobia
Robbie and Jess S – Project Moda – Hearts A Mess
The clown routine was original, engaging and evocative. At first when I heard it was going to be Project Moda and clowns my head screamed NOOOOOO. Thankfully I was proven wrong. I think I have to agree with some of my readers when they write Robbie makes any partner look good. I think Jess got lucky this week to be dancing with him, as she was looking the best I had seen her in the show.
Phillipe and Jessie – Contemporary – Jason Winters – Tori Amos – Total Eclipse of the Heart
My favourite of the couples tonight. Jessie is a beautiful dancer, and Phillipe wins the 2010 So You Think You Can Dance Australia transformation award. I agree with Jason you would not be able to tell he was a hip hop dancer.
The final routine of the night was the three boys dancing to a Sarah Boulter piece. It was sensational, and I am not just saying that because I loved their costumes or the lack of them.
Overall I hope the routines are stronger in the top four week so the season ends with a bang rather than a whimper.