26 minutes into the show and all we’ve had so far are replays of the auditions that weren’t considered funny/weird/exciting/entertaining enough to make the first cut. Also, I don’t want to sound bitchy—but who is dressing Cat? Whoever it is is putting her in what my mother would have called dresskelas. Little dresses, cute little dresses, cute little dresses that make the lovely Cat look dumpy. Pudgy. Soft and mooshy. Now they’re showing the credits again. Was that first half hour– just filler?
- Heidi & Ryan Hiphop
I like her, like looking at her energy, but his smoothness showed up her lack of technique. I agree with Dan that it seemed more like a cheerleading routine. They hit all their marks, but it was a bit mechanical. Still, I think they’re safe.
- Martha & Travis Salsa
They are hot. I don’t know if what they’re doing is salsa, but it’s sexy and they move well together. They seemed to get a little tired at the end, though, and Travis has got to learn to close his mouth when he dances. The judges didn’t like it. I did, and I think they’re safe.
- Ashlee & Dimitri Contemporary
Reanimated doll – entertaining to the point that you don’t look at the technique , said Nigel. I just thought it was weird. Frenetic. There’s something about Dimitri that bothers me. He doesn’t partner well –duh! When he comes alive is when he is doing a solo. Dan said, neither played your characters. Yeah, but the choreography was a mess: maybe it’s the stories that I don’t like. I think they’re in the bottom three.
- Natalie & Musa – disco
They do so much more than dance. She has a great face and is a fantasic dancer. He is handsome. They’re a pleasure to watch. Seeminly effortless. When the others dance, I’m aware that they’re out of their comfort zone, but with these two, I don’t think about it. The judges seem to feel that she is such a strong dancer, she’s making up for his lack of technique. Whatever. When they dance, I watch. Safe.
- Donyelle & Benji – Viennese Waltz
Benji is such a boy, a little light in the heels. Their problem is making him more masculine. This is the first time she looked to big for him. But he is definitely a crowd favorite. She’s got a broken toe. Done an amazing job, says Mary. Entertaining all the time. Safe.
- Ivan & Allison West Coast Swing
Costumes do matter – she looks like a disco dancer with all that fringe and he looks like a refuge from a western jamboree with Lawrence Welk. They’re dancing is mechanical. Getting the steps but not putting it together. Mary loves Allison, says she perfection. I don’t know. Maybe the fringe blinded me. I thought it looked very much like a routine. Nigel’s comment had to do with Ivan’s father calling him—which he announced last week (to what point?). Maybe he couldn’t come up with anything else to say. Bottom Three
- Jessica & Jaymes Hip hop
Ballet dancer and a jazz dancer doing hip hop – does everyone show up in cammies when Shane choreographs? Seems to be a lot of the dolls things going on tonight. Stupid, if you ask me. Lots of wide eyes and pigtails. Yes, as Nigel says, they’re doing hip hop by numbers. Mary, on the other hand, appreciates how difficult it is. However, Popping has a technique, says Dan, and you don’t have it.
They got defensive—a big No no, Bottom three.
Who will go? Ashlee and Ivan or Allison and James. I don’t think they would cut an entire team or I’d go with Ivan and Allison. Ashlee may be saved by being Dimitri’s partner since I don’t think the judges will want to continue his Kiss Of Death reputation as a partner—although I think it’s probably true.