Well, now I’m regretting the excitement I felt last week when Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy, Megan Mullaly (if she really had a say) and the producers decided to not eliminate any of the Top 20. Sure, the excitement stuck around last night when we got to see them all perform again. That excitement stuck around when we got to see Debbie Reynolds join the panel and appreciate this talent bunch. That excitement died the minute Hostess Cat Deeley started giving us results. Reality sat in and I had to remind myself that we are supposed to lose dancers along the way in order to crown the winner. Problem was, this week we were forced to handle a regrettable bottom 3, a group where some of the members did not deserve to be a part of. Tonight’s results were unfortunately a repeat of season’s past … sending pairs to the bottom based on choreography disconnect with the audience or simply disconnect between the dancer and the choreography. This week, we had a bit of both.
Before we get to the results, we need to give a shout out to Marko during the Top 20 dance. What a showcase solo with the suitcase! Dave Scott definitely highlighted these dancers’ abilities to stay in sync with one other on a stage that is known to swallow up and intimidate some of the best of the best. And then, we were thrown into the world of product placement, once again a la Ford music videos or Coca Cola lyrical contests. In this case, though, it’s a bit more forgivable since the winner of the show will be heavily involved in the Gatorade campaign. So, just this once Mr. Lythgoe. And now on to tonight’s dances … twitter style!
Rage Crew | I have a feeling some of these kids could win SYTYCD at the ripe age of 8. That was quite the high energy.
Wadi Jones | The shoulder spinning was a nice touch, as was the meditation. Didn’t amount to his auditions, though, which was sad.
Missy Morelli | Honestly? Too much in one solo. I got distracted … and then uninterested. Another shame.
Nick Young | One of the casualties of tonight’s cluster…um…filled of an elimination. Here’s where we wish only 1 had to go.
Iveta Lukosiute | See above. How do you let this one slip away??
Ricky Jaime | Probably best DFYL of the night, which of course made it MUCH harder to agree with the night’s elimiations.
Ryan Ramierz | Disorganized DFYL, unlike Iveta’s. Interested in Nigel et al’s logic here. Great dancer, but based on last night/solo…
Before Nigel and the judges disappointed much of America with the results tonight, we were subjected to what I envision was a Black Eyed Peas impersonator. Their performance, in my humble opinion (of course), was worthy of making me LMFAO.
Finally, we were broken the news that Missy Morelli, Wadi Jones, Iveta Lukosiute and Nick Young would be departing the competition, 2 of which we especially believe were slighted based on America’s punishment on not feeling the choreography. Regardless, we need to remember this is a competition and with this group of dancers, we will be losing talented dancers EACH and every week, no matter what.
So, what’d you all think of tonight’s results show? The sad excuse of a musical guest? Do you agree with the bottom 3 America chose? What’re your thoughts on the judge’s eliminations? Let us know…and don’t hold back!