Wow! 2 dances each already?! Don’t remember them doing that in previous seasons…
DISCO (by Doriana): Wow! I wouldn’t have thought that Ade would be that good! He had SO much bounce and looked so comfortable up there! Melissa, who is normally a ballerina, looked really comfortable up there too! Ade is so big and strong…he made all those lifts look very easy! I really enjoyed this routine! Nice to see the two of them just “cut a rug” too!
WALTZ (by Ron): Not too much to say about this one. Very pretty. I think they could’ve been a bit smoother in parts, but overall very nice. They’re still my favorite couple! Too bad they have to break up next week!
CONTEMPORARY (by Mia): Wow! That was without a doubt my FAVORITE routine of the night! And why I’m not surprised that it was a MIA routine?! I was crying while watching it! For one thing, it had such personal meaning to Kupono…so no wonder he could get really into the role. It was so raw and emotional. Kayla was awesome…she really threw herself into it! Loved that they didn’t put makeup on her! It added/was so appropriate to capture that part. Kayla is my #2 girl…She seems like she’d be much more arrogant, mainly because of how she looks, what she’s into…but to me, she doesn’t really come across that way at all! Kupono’s facial expressions…reminded me a lot of Mark from last season. Even their costumes were just great! The whole routine was just perfect!
BROADWAY (by Joey): It’s pretty cool how Joey’s broadway routines are very different from the ones Tyce choreographs…hard to explain how they’re different, but you can just tell. I didn’t think this routine was awesome, but they both did a good job. Can’t compare to that first number tho…
FOXTROT (by Tony & Melanie): Yay! Melanie’s back choreographing with Tony! I was wondering what happened to her! This routine? Eh. I think I’m just getting tired of Jason & Caitlin as a couple already. I didn’t like Caitlin’s dress…but that skirt was great for all the turns she did! The green was very vivid too, which was nice. Other than that…nothing special.
LYRICAL JAZZ (by Mandy): Jason & Caitlin were so excited to be able to show off THEIR genres since they hadn’t gotten anything like this before. The result? Once again, a bit underwhelmed. It was a nice routine, but I didn’t see/feel anything special about it. I think their time is about up already.
RUSSIAN FOLK (by Youri): Aww…It’s not Phillip & Jeanine’s fault, but I felt like I was in I’ts A Small World or Epcot Center watching a Russian performance at Disney! Especially those outfits. :-) They did their best with what they were given, but…the routine just didn’t have enough to really wow. Nigel compared this to Josh/Twitch’s russian from last season…Umm, you really can’t compare. Totally different. Plus their was with JOSH & TWITCH, who America adored by then, and it was totally only physical ability!
JIVE (by Tony & Melanie): I will always compare Jive routines to Chelsie/Gev’s from last season. This one was good, but it didn’t seem to have those same kicks…not NEARLY as many. But it was very entertaining, and I liked the whole sailor theme. Very fitting. Phillip really tries hard, but in general he’s just a bit awkward somehow in any genre but his own. Jeanine has become my #3 favorite girl. She’s so pretty, has a very cute and sweet personality, and she seems to be able to tackle all the different genres really well!
HIP HOP (by NappyTabs): I really liked this routine! A lot! It reminded me a lot of Chelsie/Mark’s “Bleeding Love” routine…but not as good, of course. It’s so cool how NappyTabs can tell a story thru hip hop like that! Love them! I always wonder how Randi will do with other genres, but…she really pulls it off! She gives good facial expressions. Evan I thought would really struggle, but…he was doing a good job and pulled it off too!
SAMBA (by Pasha & Anya): Pasha & Anya! I love when they bring back SYTYCD alumni to choreograph! It’s so awesome! I loved Anya when she was on…such an awesome ballroom dancer! Anywho…considering how WORRIED Randi was about pulling off the sexiness of a samba…she was great! She really just jumped right in…you kinda have to! No shame! I always feel as tho Evan is holding back or a little to “blase” about his moves. He did pretty good tho overall. Watching this routine…especially thinking of how timid Randi was in rehearsal…then watching her actual performace…just made me realize just how HARD the female part is…you hae to be SO SHOWY! Good job!
ARGENTINE TANGO (by Tony): OK. Was that the BEST Argentine Tango EVER on SYTYCD?! UMM…NO! Can you say Josh/Chelsie last season?! I think the judges FORGET how good some previous seasons were. Brandon & Janette were GOOD…I’ll give them that. But I don’t think it was anything BETTER. ’nuff said.
JAZZ (by Wade): OK…now we’re talking. This routine was probably my 2nd favorite of the night. I normally don’t like Wade Robson’s routines…’cause in general they’re quite…WEIRD. But this one was GOOD! The music matched the routine SO WELL, Janette & Brandon were really IN SYNC, and the the quirkiness was really cool. I still just don’t care for Brandon that much…and I CAN’T imagine him being THAT popular with America, even tho they’ve never been B3. Even tho she’s a salsa dancer, Janette’s great at all other genres, and she has a cute personality. Good Job!
CAITLIN/JASON: That was the given result. I do like Caitlin, but being paired with Jason has somehow made her less appealing. She just hasn’t showed what we saw in the auditions/early rounds.
PHILLIP/JEANINE: I guess America has sorta fallen off the “Phillip bandwagon” a bit. I thought he was super popular, but I guess others have plowed ahead. I feel bad for Jeanine tho…she’s great!
MELISSA/ADE: WTH?! I think this was TOTALLY a “falls thru the cracks” result. Of all the couples, they are definitely the ones that people would ASSUME are totally safe! People! What’s going on?! I’m gonna have to start voting now…:-)
CAITLIN: She didn’t really have a chance again Jeanine & Melissa…poor thing. She was good tho. She just didn’t WOW enough.
PHILLIP: Right when Nigel said he was FINALLY starting to show a bit more versatility…Oh well. Phillip was a really good guy, and great at what he does! He just didn’t have ENOUGH to get further. Umm…Jason, you better be thanking your lucky stars! Your time should be up already!