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27 October 2009 @ 10:02 pm
Dancing with the Stars, Top 20 (fave dances/dancers)  
Not going through each routine, just listing my favorite dancers and favorite routines of the night. Despite liking particular dancers, their routines are not necessarily on the list because their routines either didn't stand out or just plain bit. (And, squee!, for the first time ever two dancers I wanted to be paired were paired!!!)

- Jacob/Ashleigh -- Amazing. I know a lot of people don't like Ashleigh, but I really like her and I thought she was fabulous. And the fact that I even noticed her there, let alone loved her is astounding considering him. Jacob is just ... wow!!! I mean, just WOW! I thought they had fabulous chemistry and Tyce (shockingly!) did a wonderful Broadway routine.

Victor/Bianca -- Gorgeous choreography by Travis. And unlike the locket dance (which I do love) there wasn't the actual physical embodiment present to dumb down the dance, or the way-too-much kiss at the end. This was just sheer, lyrical poetry in dance. Victor and Bianca had wonderful chemistry and sold the routine beautifully. And Victor is another fantabulous dancer. Bianca I like, and expect she'll work on those kinks, and the chemistry with Victor and what she did do so well made up for those kinks in my book. Splendid.

OMG!!! I DO NOT BELIEVE IT!! For the first time ever, the couple I so very much wanted paired are actually paired!! Nathan/Mollee!! I don't care if people find her annoying, I love Mollee and I think Nathan (and Mollee) are both beautiful dancers. YES! Please have chemistry and be awesome together.

Nathan/Mollee -- They were adorable, but I will admit that I thought the routine was a little sloppy. Of course, I'm not really sure because the sparkly lights and stuff in the background and on the stage was RIDICULOUSLY distracting. Still, there was some tough stuff they did well, but they were energetic and I just think they're so very cute.

Favorite Dancers -- Prior to the top 20 perform, there were 10 dancers I liked already (Nathan, Russell, Billy {sniff, sniff}, Ellenore, Jakob, Bianca, Mollee, Legacy, Ashleigh, Ryan) -- with Billy gone, that left me with 9, which is still impressive, but I did get Victor in his place,so I still have 10. Woohoo!

The four in danger: Ariana, Brandon, Pauline, Russell -- I was actually quite unimpressed with Kevin and would have put him in the bottom before Russell, but they loved him. :pouts: I think it will be Brandon going home though, which is rather a shame considering he was just pulled in and now he's gone. Ah well. Of the girls, I don't think Pauline should have been put through since she missed as much of Vegas week as she did, so I think she should go. Ariana's proved herself enough for me to say at this point. (Russell is awesome, by the way.)

Who went home: Brandon and Ariana. I really am surprised Ariana went instead of Pauline. Brandon was (sadly for him) a no-brainer. I hope that the rule can be changed in this circumstance because it really is unfair to the poor guy.

A few choreographer comments: 1.) We've now seen new guy Jason Gilkiskon choreograph three numbers and I thought all three were boring as hell. Not impressed. 2.) I'm sorry, Gerrie, I simply can not stand Sonya as a choreographer. The ridiculous girls-in-a-tutu routine yesterday was terrible, and tonight's routine (again with ridiculous costuming) was lame. I continue to be so not impressed.
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harper47harper47 on October 28th, 2009 09:29 am (UTC)
I'm not really into the season yet and I honestly watched half of this on tape delay (since we aren't even voting!)so I could watch DWTS.

I didn't see the show on Monday and haven't watched the auditions - other than a few moments so my impressions are:

I love Ryan and Ellenore, maybe Jakob and Ashleigh (as he's such a front runner that it sort of turns me against him) and I liked the caveman couple - Legacy and whoever the girl was.

Travis dance was much better though the judge's continual tongue bathing makes me ill.

And I liked Sonya's dance. It just felt fresh and different. I can understand why you didn't. And I'm not into Nathan/Mollee simply because they look 12. Just far too young for me to invest in.

Overall a very flat show. I really miss the old stage. Even Cat seems lost in this vastness.
Arabian: Deanarabian on October 28th, 2009 03:44 pm (UTC)
I definitely agree about the stage and Cat. DEFINITELY.
another damn jennstargated on November 3rd, 2009 03:38 am (UTC)
You watch SYTYCD (and like Bianca), You 'ship Daniel/Betty, we already know about TBBT, AND YOU like the original LUCKY.

Can I be your friend?
Arabian: Betty & Danielarabian on November 3rd, 2009 04:58 am (UTC)
Absolutely!! I thought this was a reply to one of the BBT threads at first and thought, I should be this person's friend, too, LOL!