This week is going to be tough! There were some REALLY amazing routines tonight and I can't imagine who really is going to be going home. Mia Michaels! Dmitry!!! Salsa! Tice!!!!! I mean, they threw everything at them this week to make them shine or fail and they worked it out. Well, most of them did...let's look at them by couple:
Comfort and Mark (who had to be thinking in the back of his mind "Fuck...I mean, smile and act like this isn't the last week.") had hip-hop and foxtrot.
Hip-hop went really well, but you'd never know it judging by the way the judges delivered their remarks. The routine by the new hip-hop couple was fun and funky and they danced it really well. Mark has got a little flava in him! The judges were giving rave reviews in the most understated of manners. I mean, they didn't even get a Mary yell and she's been handing them out like gumdrops this season. They got annihilated for the foxtrot. And when Nigel started in on the choreography, you knew the bomb was dropping.
Anyway, expect them to be going home tomorrow to practice for the tour.
[side note: Toni Basil does go on, doesn't she? I mean, the guest jidges are a little long-winded this season.]
Will and Courtney
(little sigh for Will who is my pick to win this thing outright, if Katee doesn't)
They had slow hip-hop and samba. Okay...Will is pretty damn flawless in anything he does, but the samba didn't make him look natural. He actually looked a little awkward. The hip-hop routine was another amazing routine by our new hip hop couple. The samba was Jean Marc and P!nk, I mean his partner/wife. They got RAVE reviews from the judges and Toni Basil is still talking about it. really...right now, she's somewhere finishing up her review. I love Courtney and I wish she wasn't being outshined by some of the other girls, because she really is a great dancer.
Katee and Twitch
They got contemporary and Broadway which means they got to work with two of my favorite choreographers on the show, Mia Michaels and Tice D'Orio. (Let's take another moment of silence for the brilliance and hotness that is the two...) Mia gave them a contemporary number to "Mercy" by Duffy. It was the best number of the night. They worked that routine out!!!! They kissed. They fought. They swung on doorways. It was unreal! I will find it on YouTube tomorrow and post it if you missed it. It was that good. The Broadway number was done to "Sweet Georgia Brown" and I have a hard time reconciling a dance to something I associate with the Harlem Globetrotters. They did a fantastic job and the judges agreed. Katee is freakin' fantastic and really doesn't know just how good she is. Twitch is a surprise every week as to how talented he really is and then you remember...damn, he really can dance!
Chelsea and Joshua
They had a couple of impressive routines to tackle: the tango and disco...the dance killer. The tango was choreographed by Dmitry from season 2. No open shirt shots, but a hot routine. Nigel and Mary even spent time examining the junk in Joshua's trunk. The disco number, for me was a little tired and even though they did a billion tricks (lifts, flips, spins, oh my...) they seemed to be a little off. Still, the judges, having already decided who they wanted to go home this week, gave them raves on the technical skill involved in the routine.
This was a great show and the dancers are stepping it up to stay in the competition. Just be prepared to say goodbye to Comfort tomorrow.