Cat update: Hair and make-up evidently have lost my previous memos vis-a-vis the hair...loose and flowing rather than done up tight. But I'll give them a pass this week because wardrobe really came through. The red dress was step-over-lip-lock gorgeous.
Mom, Pam, and I were completely unanimous this week with our favorites. We all think that Sonja Tayeh has matured as a choreographer...so much so that even her quirkier, darker routines have grown into sophisticated, evocative pieces.
Yup. We thought it was Sonja's night. Our favorites are the interpretations of her work.
Our first favorite was the jazz from 18 year old contemporary dancer Audrey Case and 21 year old contemporary dancer Matthew Kazmierczak. Click here if the video doesn't play.
Our next favorite, and our choice for dance of the night, was the contemporary from 18 year old contemporary dancer Amelia Lowe and 19 year old contemporary dancer Will Thomas. Click here if the video doesn't play.
Jazz and contemporary pieces made by an outstanding choreographer and brought to life by excellent dancers. Good stuff.
Oh! Bonus! This is the Top 20 group routine that opened the show, choreographed by Tabitha and Napoleon D'Umo.
Sadly, last night was also about eliminations. Everybody got to dance a routine. Then the bottom 3 guys and bottom 3 gals were revealed based on last week's viewer votes. Here's the result.
The bottom 3 gals were Alexa, Janaya, and Witney. The judges decided to save Witney, so both Alexa and Janay were eliminated.
Alexa Anderson, 19 year old contemporary dancer from Chandler AZ
Janaya French, 20 year old lyrical contemporary dancer from Aurora CO
The bottom 3 guys were Chehon, Daniel, and Nick. The judges decided to save Chehon, so both Daniel and Nick were eliminated.
Daniel Baker, 24 year old ballet dancer from Newcastle, Australia
Nick Bloxsom-Carter, 20 year old ballroom dancer from Oak Park CA
Tune in next week for the return of full recaps.