Encores and results

Posted: Friday, June 26, 2009 by Travis Cody in
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And cue music. Welcome to



I love the jump suit, but why do they insist on covering up Cat's LEGS???? Stop it I say!

Nice work on the opening group number. Choreography was by Dmitry Chaplin with Tabitha & Napoleon D'Umo.

Let's have some encores, shall we?

Melissa and Ade had a good night with a sensuous Rumba by Tony Meredith. Click here.

Janette and Brandon kicked it with a rocking Hip Hop by Dave Scott. Click here.

Kayla and Kupono began their partnership with a lovely Viennese Waltz by Jean-Marc Genereux. Click here.

Dance of the night honors go to Randi and Evan with a quirky Contemporary by Mia Michaels. Click here.

Thom left a question in comments about barefoot dancing. The way it has been explained to me is that so much of the movement in the contemporary and lyrical pieces requires better contact with the floor. Dancing barefoot isn't generally suited to ballroom styles because the steps in most ballroom dances require a glide of the foot across the floor rather than a grip on it. Jean-Marc got away with putting Kayla and Kupono in bare feet because his Viennese Waltz had more contemporary movement in it than straight competition Waltz.

The entertainment world lost a Gentleman, a Lady, and an Icon this week with the passing of Ed McMahon, Farrah Fawcett, and Michael Jackson. I extend my sympathies to each family. Nigel speaks briefly about each, and reminds us of the impact that Michael had on music and dance.

How about some results?

Janette and Brandon are safe. Randi and Evan are safe. Jeanine and Phillip are safe. Melissa and Ade are safe. Kayla and Kupono are safe.

Asuka and Vitolio are in danger. Karla and Jonathan are in danger. Caitlin and Jason are in danger.

Oh my gosh! It's little B-Boys! Very cool! Yikes though! Two of the bigger kids threw one of the little kids about 15 feet in the air and across the stage. Hokey smokes Bulwinkle!

Solos:

Asuka - meh
Vitolio - ok
Karla - ok
Jonathan - no
Caitlin - beautiful
Jason - frantic

The solos seemed a bit disjointed and poorly designed this week. It was almost like the dancers expected to be in the bottom and didn't prepare well for the possibility. Caitlin was really the only one who seemed to understand what she needed to do. Jason looked like he was feeling the pressure.

We have The Veronicas performing while the judges discuss the solos and decide who is out. Hey! We made it a whole 15 seconds before we had to mute the sound. Not bad. Possibly a personal best even.

We did dig the stilleto heals on the boots. Anndi! Did you see the BOOTS???

Gals up first for results. Nigel says the decision is unanimous. He tells Caitlin that she is growing in confidence every week and had the best solo. She is safe. Nigel tells Karla that her solo felt desperate, that she never found her center, and that she did not have a good solo. He says that Asuka is an exciting and beautiful performer, but that she is not growing in the competition. Karla is safe.

Asuka is out.



Now the boys. Nigel says this vote is not unanimous. He tells Vitolio that he shows promise but doesn't always deliver, and must not hold back. He tells Jonathan that he had one good week, but that he does not have the dancing that is required to succeed in this competition. Nigel says that Jason's solo was full of desperation, and was not strong enough if he had been against better guys. But he is safe as is Vitolio.

Jonathan is out.



On Monday FOX will re-broadcast, as a special encore tribute, Michael Jackson night from this past season's American Idol. This was the Top 13 show. FOX has never before shown a repeat of any Idol show.

5 comments:

  1. Thom says:

    I think these were the right two.

  1. Thom says:

    Thanks for the barefoot answer. Much appreciated. :)

  1. Anndi says:

    First, we have a great opening number. The mix of choreography by Nappytabs and Dmitry was .... FUN!

    Kudos to Nigel for a subtle yet poignant and meaningful tribute to the legends that have passed and for managing (with the exception of the Veronicas - salvaged by the boots *wink*) to finally give us a results show with really good filler.

    This was a results show I wasn't nervous about. I mean, my faves RULED!

    I've watched Randi and Evan dance the tushie dance over and over again.

    Didn't I tell you the b-boys were AWESOME!! And the cutie-patootie!!

    In the end, they sent the right people home.

    I do have to say that I haven't connected with Caitlin yet. I'm not sure if it's been the choreography, the costumes... an over-use of acrobatics.
    Vitolio will have to bring it, and maybe a new pairing will help... we'll see next Wednesday.
    That being said, Asuka's lack of versatility did her in. And you know, Jonathan started his solo well... but it unraveled and went back to cheerleading boy. Meh.

  1. Linda says:

    So, the cutest guy gets booted off the show - another victim of a hip-hop routine that just didn't cut the mustard. However, it's a dance competition and not a beauty contest so I'll just have to settle for less sweet eye candy. Sigh ...

  1. Travis says:

    Thom: Agreed. And you're welcome!

    Ann: After that first audition solo, I've felt that some of that quality that attracted me to Caitlin was missing. I'd like to see her and Jason get a contemporary piece and see if she can recapture that quality.

    Linda: I think that this year's group just doesn't have the stuff to get the Hip Hop choreography they are given. HH could be the "kiss of death" for many of them.