Thursday, July 23, 2009

So You Think You Can Dance: Top 8

So, KT and I tried to do our video review, but for some reason my computer would just stop recording after 2 minutes. Not cool! Well, my written comments will have to suffice. I wasn't going to write anything, but so much happened last night that I just have to comment!

  • The first half of the show was technically good, but there was no sparkle or punch that made any of the dances really stick. Even Sonya's dance was just ok, and I usually love her stuff.
  • I thought the pairing of Jeanine/Brandon would have resulted in pure magic, but their first dance lacked chemistry. They had a GREAT 2nd dance that was a very hip-hop infused jazz routine. First dance by the new choreographer and I hope to see more of her in future episodes!
  • It was great to see Melissa/Ade reunited! The first number fell flat. Ballroom was never their strength, always doing jazz/contemporary the best. Their next number will be listed among the best of the series, I'm sure. They danced about breast cancer and it was just so moving and emotional that me and KT both teared up. The judges were so weepy, I can see what some viewers thought they overpraised it, but it was still an amazing dance that deserves every recognition it can get.
  • Kayla/Jason pulled off the best hip hop routine of the season! Finally, Shane Sparks pulls out what we know he can! Their first broadway routine was good, but again lacked that punch that would have taken it to the next level. But that hip hop number was amazing! It was my favorite of the night, even more than Melissa/Ade's contemporary routine.
  • Now, I left Evan/Janette for last because I think that's where they belonged last night. Both of their dances were pretty flat. Janette danced her heart out and sizzled in the numbers, but Evan....Evan just does not belong here anymore. He has personality galore, but he is technically not at the same level. I really wish he would be the one to go home this week, but I doubt it. He has such a huge fan following that I think will carry him through much further than he deserves.
  • Prediction: I think Jason and Janette are the most in danger of going home tonight. Jason had a great number, but he hasn't connected with the audience as much as the other guys have. Janette is a fantastic dancer, but I think that her pairing with Evan could put her in the bottom. They had the least memorable dances of the night and while Evan's fans will likely save him, I don't know if Janette has the same die hard group rooting for her.
What are your guys' thoughts on last night? Who do you think is going home?

(Image courtesy of Fox)

1 comment:

  1. Ade and Melissa were redic. I agree with Jason going home even though from a consistency stand point he was arguably the best last nite. For the girls I have no idea. I don't think anyone is safe.