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01 December 2009 @ 11:11 pm
So You Think You Can Dance - Top 10  
There were some fabulous routines tonight on So You Think You Can Dance, some routines that were over-rated, and some that were meh, and one that was flat-out bad!

Re: Solos? Russell, Legacy and Ashleigh were the only solos I found even remotely impressive with Legacy getting the nod as my favorite.

Ryan/Noelle - Sorry, I barely remember either routine. Uhm, the desk-dance was okay, a tad sexist with moves completely reminiscent of the Mandy Moore awesome-sauce Neil/Sabra table-dance. And the waltz was pretty, I guess. But yeah, I'll be surprised if these two aren't in the bottom.

Legacy/Ashleigh - I LOVED, LOVED their first routine. The precision and control, the dynamic of it, the athleticism was just gorgeous. And then came that utter piece of crap that was their second routine. Wow! Was that bad. Really bad. The choreography, the costumes, the everything. I don't blame them at all, they had LITERALLY nothing to work with. I swear, if Ashleigh is in the bottom because that lame-ass choreographer didn't actually choreograph a number for them I will be very pissed. And this is, I think, the first time that all three judges all but said, whoa, that choreography sucked. And you know what? It did.

Nathan/Kathryn - I thought the Broadway routine was very well done; lovely choreography and the two of them sold it beautifully. It really felt like I was watching a routine from the 40s/50s. Well-done. The second routine? Awful costume on Nathan, horribly non-matching with Kathryn's, complete and utter lack of believable passion (I so dislike agreeing with Mary, but it was true), just no, no, no.

Jacob/Ellenore - The quickstep was good; not great, but it was good. Just a little boring, sorry. As for the second piece ... sorry, I don't get it. I even watched it a second time after Nigel praised it to the high heavens. It was good, extremely well-danced, but, with very rare exceptions, I do NOT like Sonya's choreography. I like her, but her choreography seems to be weird just to be weird. I'm sorry, I know many hated Mia by the time she left, but if Sonya is supposed to fill Mia's 'awesome contemporary choreographer' slot, it ain't happening for me.

Mollee/Russell - My favorite pair of the night definitely. I thought there first routine was GORGEOUS -- one of my favorites this season -- and that Mollee showed incredible control. Yes, she appeared to do more than Russell did, but his partnering work should NOT be discounted. Most of what she did would simply not have worked at all, had she not him there to catch her, guide her, support her. It truly was a team effort, her part in it was just a bit more showy. And then the second routine just showed them both off. It was fun, fast, flirty, playful and just all-around fabulous. Not so much a fan of agreeing with Nigel either, but I definitely agree that I really wish these two had been paired from the beginning. They were wonderful, wonderful together. By far the best overall of the night.

Who's in the bottom? I think it's a bottom four, and if so I *think* it will be possibly Ryan, Nathan or Jacob, and Noelle, Ellenore or (sniff, sniff) Ashleigh. I think Russell and Mollee -- thanks to those two wonderful routines -- are the only safe couple. But I don't really know.

ETA: Yeah, if DialIdol is even remotely right, Mollee is a sure-fire bottom-placer. :Shrugs: She shouldn't be; she did wonderful tonight, but haters are gonna hate, LOL!
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harper47harper47 on December 2nd, 2009 11:46 am (UTC)
Well I think Jakob, Ellenore, Kathryn and Russell have the top 4 spot locked up. Since it's a top 6 this year, the other two spots are still negotiable. Clearly Nigel wants Mollee but . . . . she's not my cup of tea.

I loved Ryan and Noelles hip hop and waltz but I fear he is bottom bound. Such a good partner. And I hope Nathan joins him. Yes, he's getting Evaned but to me he sort of deserves it. I'm sorry, I know you like him but he just has no stage presence at all for me.

I loved the J/E sonya (but then I like her) and Kiersten's new contemp has alot of her style in it. And I loved the waltz and broadway last night. Choreography is one of my fave songs from my fave Christmas musical.

I can't really tell who is going. DI hasn't been very reliable this year so who knows?
Arabian: Dancing Cucumberarabian on December 2nd, 2009 05:36 pm (UTC)
Oh, no I agree about Nathan. That early promise hasn't amounted to much. Pure dance-wise, I'd actually prefer to see Legacy go before Nathan, but I think those should be the next two to go.

Funny, how before last night, Ashleigh so would have been over Ellenore who while gushed about non-stop hasn't managed to stay out of the bottom but for one week. I guess we'll see if it was Ryan that dragged her there, or if this routine really did it for her.

My wish-final-four would be Ashleigh, Ryan, Kathryn and Russell. The other two rounding out the six would be Jacob and Mollee, but that's my preference and I don't think it's going to happen. I like Ellenore, I do, but I adore Ashleigh, still quite like Mollee and Kathryn has really surprised me. I just can't help but feel a disconnect from Ellenore, I don't know why. I certainly liked her better than all three of the other ladies I mentioned going into the top ten. :Shrugs: