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19 June 2008 @ 12:22 pm
SYTYCD - better late than never  
I got home uber-late last night. I was visiting my dad in the hospital (he had a mild -- very mild, thank God!) heart attack the other night, so late night getting home so I wasn't able to just sit and watch/critique/post like usual. (Daddy is doing fine, by the way. He got out this morning.)

So thoughts on the show

Like almost everyone else, yeah, I think it was a meh night. The only ones I really liked were --

- Chelsie/Mark - They are my couple to root for now. And Chelsie is definitely my favorite girl. Not as wonderful as last week, but still pretty damn great.

- Courtney/Gev - A few off-beats, but I LOVE their chemistry and connection and thought it was a lovely, lovely routine by Mandy Moore.

- Kourtni/Matt - I enjoyed it and thought they both sold it beautifully.

As for the rest, well, Marquis and Susie were a hot mess, but I think they may escape bottom three for two reasons (as I told harper47) ...

1) The way the judges raked them over the coals, and more importantly
2) The fact that Alec (x?) insulted Susie a tad, and she overheard it, cried and it was all caught on camera.

Surprisingly enough, Susie has turned out to be one of the more likable girls, so that moment may really help them.

ETA, or not. Gerrie says that Dial Idol looks really bad for them. Oy. He should have a killer solo though, so there's that at least.

The worse for me, however, in terms of response and the routine were ...

Chelsea/Thayne -- all around, Mandy, not good, my dear. Not good. And Nigel bringing up the AWESOME table dance just highlighted that even more so.

Katee/Joshua -- I would have never had this here were it not for the RIDICULOUS response. It was okay choreography, they were off in synch at several points, and it was just not even remotely rave-worthy, let alone on-your-feet-best ROUTINE EVER reaction. Just ridiculous. As it was, it made the routine worse in my eyes. I was just wondering if maybe it played so much better live? Who knows? Either way, that response just killed any true enjoyment I might have had in it.

Kherrington/Twitch -- One, that was not a Viennese Waltz by any stretch of imagination. Two, Mia was RIGHT! The perma-smile through the whole damn routine was WRONG!

Oh, yeah, two more couples unmentioned thus far. Jessica and Will, eh. The raves for Will were stupid, because he was just barely better than her. Just barely. Finally, Comfort and Chris, well, they were just pretty damn forgettable, and for the last number of the night, that's pretty sad.

Finally, did anyone notice (after Chelsie/Mark, I think) that when Mary screamed "I LOVED IT!" when the camera went back to the judges sitting there, Mia subtly (it wasn't really obvious I don't think -- I had to rewind to make sure) mimed blowing her brains out. Methinks she may find Mary as obnoxious as do many viewers. And for that alone, I have a new-found love for Mia. Add to that, her obvious fight for self-restraint to not go whomping on Nigel's ass for not letting her have a legitimate and RIGHT opinion really added to my Mia love last night.
 
 
 
Arabian: Neil & Laceyarabian on June 20th, 2008 01:00 pm (UTC)
Thanks, and yuppers.