Encores & results

Posted: Friday, June 27, 2008 by Travis Cody in
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It was a really good show on Wednesday, with just a couple of exceptions.

Pam and I are loving how the kids have embraced all of the different styles. As we watch each dance, we can actually see through some of their struggles with choreography and style to how talented they really are. There were a couple of dances that we didn't understand because of the choreography, but all in all these kids are really entertaining. Top 12 through the end is going to be uber-competitive this season.

We'll start the encores with our favorite pair. Twitch pulled his own hip hop style out of the hat, and Kherington stepped up. The choreography told a fun story in a funky way. Twitchington brought the personality, technique, style, and performance.


Hip hop ruled on Wednesday as the dance of the night was Chelsie H and Mark with a stylish and emotional piece choreographed by Tabitha and Napoleon.


We are so pleased with the addition of Tabitha and Napoleon to the show. The dances they are creating make hip hop accessible. They've taken a lot of the posturing out of it, replacing it with real story. I guess there's nothing wrong with the crotch-grabbing and trick-laden style...some of those tricks these kids can do are amazing. But I want to see dance with it, and T&N are pushing the kids to dance and not just throw a bunch of tricks.

The Top 16 group number to open the results show is an odd piece choreographed by Mia Michaels. We didn't understand that dance, but it was very cool and innovative.

First three couples up...Chelsea T & Thayne are in the bottom three after a tough Quickstep. But Katee & Joshua are safe, as are Chelsie H & Mark.

Next three couples...Kherington & Twitch make it through and YAY! Courtney & Gev also advance. Comfort & Chris were given an intriguing African jazz concept, but it missed and they are in the bottom three.

One of the last two pairs is safe and the other is in the bottom three. Jessica & Will are safe, which puts Kourtni & Matt in the bottom three. That's probably because the routine for K&M was just a bit too quirky and not terribly engaging for an audience.

Ryan, Dominic, & Hok from past seasons return with their Crew and prove that hip hop dancing with tricks is great when combined with innovative choreography and a cohesive story.

Solos...

Chelsea T - talented and great personality, but not standing out
Thayne - technically outstanding, but something is missing
Comfort - fantastic breaker, but not versatile enough
Chris - very ordinary
Kourtni - on her own, she is exciting
Matt - wonderful lines and tremendous technique

As with last week, all three guys have similar skills. Chris is the weaker of the three technically, so we say he must go.

For the gals, hmmmmm. Both Chelsea and Kourtni are better technically, and Comfort's solo was just average. We'll say Comfort should go only because she's not as versatile as the other two.

So, we're just a little curious why an American Idol winner performed with a pre-recorded song track.

Here we go with the gals. Nigel tells Chelsea that it's the end of the road for her. We're a little surprised because we thought she deserved another week over Comfort.

Now the guys. Nigel tells Matt that his solo was brilliant and he is safe. Thayne is safe and will partner with Comfort next week, and Chris is out.

We think Chelsea and Chris are both excellent dancers. But they just didn't stand out from the rest...not with technical skill and not with personality.

Have a great weekend y'all!

14 comments:

  1. Anndi says:

    Thanks for the final results... migraine kept me from watching til the end.

    I missed the opening number.. dang! I Love Mia's work.

    AS I said yesterday, I had to mute miss Jordin. Not surprised it was pre-recorded...

  1. Marsha says:

    You picked both of my favorite routines from the night!

    Mia's opening set was a bit strange for me, I didn't get it. But I love her stuff. Tabitha and Napoleon are quicking becoming my favorites. Dance is so much better when you are telling a story and not just doing tricks....it's 'flows' better.

    No surprise about Chris going, actually should have gone last week. But I thought Comfort should have gone with him.

    What did you think about the new choreographer's routine?

  1. I flunked ballroom dance in college... Two left feet... My partners came home with bruises on the tops of thier feet and I was bipolar... never knew how to just follow or lead, so I'd do both!

    Bwahahahahhaahaha!

  1. I would have sent Comfort home instead but Chris I saw coming a mile away.

    And yeah what was UP with Jordin? I thought that was very weird.

  1. I keep seeing the scene from Teen Wolf where he sings "Now that I can dance."

  1. Chuck says:

    It would be fun if I could watch that show. Don't. I get addicted to TV, so I leave it off for the most part.

    Hey, thx for stopping by while I'm traveling. I'll be back next week to visit again. *huggies*

  1. Akelamalu says:

    Loved the couple on the first video Trav - they sure can move!

  1. Jamie says:

    How do you feel about this dance show in comparison with Dancing with the Stars?

  1. mjgolch says:

    Just thought that I'd pop over to say Hi.I have nothing witty or serius to say about so you think you can dance or dancing with the stars for that matter.
    That's my story and I'm sticking to it.Big Time Hugs and God's blessing headed your eay.

  1. Travis says:

    Ann: I hope you're feeling better. Mia's dance was a little odd for me, but the kids danced it really well.

    Marsha: T&N are adding so much good stuff to the show!

    Lois: Well, sounds like dancing with you would be an adventure!

    Starr: I think of the 3 gals in the bottom last night, only Kourtni has what it takes to go farther. None of the guys in the bottom can challenge the rest of the guys.

    Charles: LOL!

    Chuck: Beware! The show will hook you! Safe travels!

    Akelamalu: Oh yeah!

    Jamie: DWTS is pure fun for me. The stakes are entertainment. And for me, DWTS hits on every level. Watching it makes me happy. SYTYCD has more at stake for every kid on that stage. It's about exposure and opportunity and real careers. I get invested a lot more in the dancers on SYTYCD.

    Mike: Glad you stopped by!

  1. DrillerAA says:

    Had they eliminated Comfort, then the trend to eliminate couples would have continued.
    I think it will be extremely difficult for Comfort and Thayne to develop the chemistry required to succeed in just one week. I would not be surprised to see them gone this week.
    The judges love Matt & Kourtni (so do I) and I don't think they will eliminate this couple unless they just have a trainwreck performance.
    Twitchington along with Joshua & Katee are the couples to beat at this point.

  1. Julie says:

    Well...I would have watched it......

    Now I'll just join back in next week.

  1. cathy says:

    I'm watching,thanks.

  1. BeckEye says:

    I'm starting to get a case of the horny for Mark. I can't explain it.