Thursday, July 31, 2008

Episode 8 results

Tena votes: Mark and Chelsie (2 points)
Scott and Vanessa vote: Twitch and Chelsie (1 point)
Mikey votes: Twitch and Courtney (0 points)
Seth and Melinda vote: Mark and Courtney (1 point)
Jenna votes: Twitch and Katee (0 points)
Todd and Ronni vote: Twitch and Courtney (0 points)

Mikey's 1st round pick (Mark) is voted off (3 points)
Seth and Melinda's 1st round pick (Chelsie) is voted off (3 points)

Check out all the routines from the show!

Episode 8 votes!

Tena votes: Mark and Chelsie



Hot Mess of the night – Tabby's and Nappy's choreography. Can we actually get someone who knows how to choreograph hip hop? I absolutely positively hated it.

Just plain Hot – Joshua and Katee's contemporary piece. The lifts were amazing. Joshua was so strong and there for Katee. Katee is completely fearless and attacks everything she does.

Solos – Courtney always does a great job. Twitch's solo was super fun and his ticks are stellar.

Please go home Mark and Chelsea! If this boy is in the top four or God forbid..... wins this show, I don't think I can stand to watch this show ever again.

Scott and Vanessa vote: Twitch and Chelsie

WOOOOAH! That was a ROCKIN night! Crazy sick routine after crazy sick routine... ok, there were some not so amazing ones... but for the most part, we loved it.

We are voting for Twitch and Chelsie. We are really torn about it this week. We are choosing Chelsie because we are down in the points a bit and we need to vote for our girl Courtney: all or nothing! But we think it's almost a coin flip between Courtney and Chelsie. At the same time, we think it's almost a coin flip for Twitch and Mark too. Mark was better last night, but Twitch was better for the last two weeks. Ultimately we went with Twitch because we think America may like Mark more (although that dumb shirt thing in his solo may make us sorry for going this way).

Highlights: Joshua and Katee's sick paso doble routine and Mark and Courtney's sick jazz piece! Watching them back to back made me jump out of my chair!

By the way: Cat was so hilariously awesome when she put in that grill!

Mikey votes: Twitch and Courtney

[notes coming...]

Seth and Melinda vote: Mark and Courtney

We are going to sadly say Mark and Courtney.

Jenna votes: Twitch and Katee

I have no idea who is going home. Honestly.

Let's say Twitch and Katee.

Wow, the worst part about last night was Cat's dress. The dancing was insane. I think may favorite routine of the night was the Jazz Routine from Mark and Courtney. She has really come a long way from week 1 and looked amazing in both routines last night AND in the numbers from last week.

I also really enjoyed Katee and Josh. He's pretty darned incredible and I would be very happy if he won the whole thing. His lines are so good!

Twitch was the weakest link this week and I felt that it was in part due to some choreography and costume issues. That hip hop routine should have been off the hook - and it wasn't. It was good, there is no question, but it did not make me want to jump off the sofa in excitement like the jazz routine and the paso doble did. Seriously, at like 2am I was jumping off the sofa and cheering. I wanted the hip hop to do that and it didn't. I felt like the choreography was good but it could have been so much more and I couldn't see anything in those costumes. I get the whole baggy hip hop thing, but there were too many layers and they didn't move with the bodies of the dancers, so I couldn't tell what they were doing.

Anyway, I have NO CLUE which girl will go home. They were all outstanding. I think I only voted for Katee because they may vote for the other girls instead. It was like pulling a name out of a hat...

THAT was the show I was waiting for all season.

Todd and Ronni vote: Twitch and Courtney

Sigh. We're going to go with the other two people who were in the bottom last week because "America" wants them gone: Twitch and Courtney

Twitch's Mambo was not good and they hip hop routine didn't have enough dancing to make him shine. We like Courtney, but she just keeps ending up in the bottom so we think she'll be there again.

We would actually like to see Mark and Chelsie gone. Will is a much better dancer than Mark. We were hoping Mark would get injured and Will would be back in, but alas... Chelsie has never had to dance for her life. She doesn't do anything better than Susie did. Just solo latin dancing.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Episode 7 results

Tena votes: Mark and Comfort (1 point)
Scott and Vanessa vote: Mark and Comfort (1 point)
Mikey votes: Joshua and Chelsie (0 points)
Seth and Melinda vote: Mark and Comfort (1 point)
Jenna votes: Mark and Comfort (1 point)
Todd and Ronni vote: Mark and Comfort (1 point)

Todd and Ronni's 1st round pick (Will) is voted off (3 points)
Jenna's 3rd round pick (Comfort [aka Jessica]) is voted off (3 point)

Check out all the routines from the show!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Episode 7 votes!

Tena votes: Mark and Comfort

[notes coming...]

Scott and Vanessa vote: Mark and Comfort

Bottom 2 girls:
and.... Comfort

Bottom 2 guys:

Bye bye Comfort... We're still confused on how she made it this far. There's no way she can hold on for another week. We feel for Mark because he is good, but his solo wasn't great and he was in the only routine that the judges didn't like. We think it just might be the thing that kicks him to the curb this week.

Favorites of the night: Katee and Twitch's Mia Michaels routine. Katee was phenomenal, but we thought that Twitch got way too much praise. In the actual dancing that he did do, he looked floppy and clunky. Sorry Twitch, but Katee totally stole the show. We also loved Will's solo. Some of the moves weren't as awesome as they could have been, but we give him props for pulling it out.

Our team totally rocked it out last night. As noted by the judges, Katee has been bringing it since day one. No matter who she's paired with or the style of dance, she consistently shines. Courtney is getting stronger and stronger each week and her solos are absolutely beautiful. We're confident that we'll see our girls in the final four!

Mikey votes: Joshua & Chelsie

[notes coming...]

Seth and Melinda vote: Mark and Comfort

Courtney and Will: Usually, we hate Don Juan DeMarco or whatever the hell that choreographers name is. This week, not so much. We like the Samba routine and thought it was well executed. When Will's technique was on, it was really hot. Their hip hop routine, not so much. I don't really prefer that soft, slow type of hip hop. If it's going to be done, it needs to be amazing or I lose interest. It just fell sort of flat for us. I'm not sure if it was the choreography or the dancing or both, but it was just kind of meh for us. Courtney will probably be sharing the bottom with Comfort. Um, and as for James Brown...let's not ever do that again. I love James Brown, I love me some true Soul, but really?? That made me feel weird.

Katee and Twitch: We think Katee is a really great dancer and will probably be in the top four. Twitch, maybe not. He could be in the bottom this week. He's completely sick at what he does, but I feel like they are too easy on him during the routines. I think he's a little too clunky and unrefined. The contemporary routine was good, but not amazing. Replace Twitch with someone else, maybe it would have flowed better. It was good though. The jazz routine was cute. That is all I can say about that. We are such tough critics!

Comfort and Mark: Ok, I know people either love or hate Comfort, but no matter what she is so good I could just lose it when it comes to hip hop. It's street and dirty like hip hop needs to be. I thought that their hip hop routine was really good. Even Mark did really well, although not as good as Comfort. Their Foxtrot was better than I thought it would be, but that isn't saying much. Mark's solo was great, but I think they are both going home this week.

Chelsie and Joshua: Chelsie is the hottest thing ever, "yes she is" (I HATE when Mary Murphy says that). But she really is. And not just because she is our only teammate left. The tango that they did...oh my. It was so hot. Very well danced. I almost cried because she looked so amazing. Joshua did a great job too. He has such wonderful versatility and a charming personality, we think he'll be in the top 4. Even though we loathe Disco, this one didn't make us want claw our eyes out. It was good, even with the screw up. They have great chemistry and both adapt well to every new partner they get.

Jenna votes: Mark and Comfort

[notes coming...]

Todd and Ronni vote: Mark and Comfort

[notes coming...]

Friday, July 18, 2008

Episode 6 results

Tena votes: Mark and Comfort (0 points)
Scott and Vanessa vote: Mark and Comfort (0 points)
Mikey votes: (0 points)
Seth and Melinda vote: Mark and Kherrington (1 point)
Jenna votes: Mark and Kherrington (1 point)
Todd and Ronni vote: Mark and Comfort (0 points)

Tena's 1st round pick (Kherrington) is voted off (3 points)
Seth and Melinda's 3rd round pick (Gev) is voted off (3 point)

Check out all the routines from the show!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Episode 6 votes!

Tena votes: Mark and Comfort

Kherrington and Mark - I think they gave them a really difficult routine. I disagree that it was all her fault. Mark also needs to know how to follow his partner while she is spinning, especially if she gets away from him.

Star of the night? GEV!!! Gev's solo - Homeboy came out like gangbusters and said I am NOT going home! I loved the use of the shirt. Also loved the routine with Chelsea. That was a nice piece of choreography. Finally someone choreographed to the music. Chelsea's performance projection is near perfect.

Hot mess of the night? Comfort and Twitch - Comfort wobbled and bobbled on those heels all across the floor.

Just plain hot? Joshua and Kourtni's Rhumba. My man Josh was working those hips.

Will and Katee - I really wanted to see these two do a hot piece of choreography. They are both so talented. I think they did the best they could with what they were given, but the choreo was pretty lame. The use of the boat didn't allow them to showcase their talents. BUT their pas de deux.... oh my gosh. That was amazing. I think Will is the best damn all around dancer I have seen. He can do it all!

Scott and Vanessa vote: Mark and Comfort

Bottom 2 girls:

Bottom 2 guys:

Our team looked great tonight. Katee and Courtney both had awesome solos! For solos, they are definitely the best girls left.

Courtney's routines were great, though she did look a little limp in the hip hop... which was the point I guess, but we don't think it showcased her. It was a rad routine - especially liked the electric kiss. The Rhumba was sick! All around goodness.

Katee's first routine was a waste of good talent. They danced it well... just a little silly routine though... and then there was the Pas de Deux was SO SO SO GOOD!

Train wreck? Mark & Kherrington's two-step. Wow that sucked. Worst routine of the night... worst routine of the season... worst routine of the show!

Mikey votes:

Seth and Melinda vote: Mark and Kherrington

What a strange ride this Season has become so far. There are times that we find ourselves elated with excitement, nearly shouting at the screen for the visual orgasm that is being shown (Hip-Hop solos, Contemporary/Lyrical, Bollywood, Mia Michaels)... and yet we also find ourselves in a WTF mood for some of the routines and the judges comments and the overall shift that this season feels to have taken from the previous seasons.

It was really sad to see Gev go. Not only was he our team member, but also, we feel it was undeserved at this time. His solos were slick and out of most of the other male dancers, we feel he has grown the most. Something that the show and judges once applauded, but now which seems to take a back seat to an underlying political agenda. While it is America that decides the final outcome it is unfortunate that they are being fed garbage (especially from Lithgow).

Now for the performances -

Chelsea and Gev - Contemporary. Amazing. Don't remember the name of the choreographer, but this is her 2nd and it was just as much of a success. Gev was again out of his element but we feel he really stepped up. Jive - Why oh why do they still bring this dance to the table. Still Chelseas ballroom experience was again shown. Lithgow was too hard on Gev.

Katie and Will - Broadway was ho-hum. It just seemed like they were running around and moving around a lot. Pade Du - We were speechless. This proved the strength of both of their dancing.

Twitch and Comfort - Twitch has never done a ballroom piece well and this time was again no exception. His torso and carriage is weak and he seems to klump around like a Clydesdale.
Of course they redeemed themselves with a very sick hip-hop, but that was to be anticipated.

Mark and Kherington - Again the standards of the show are lowered with what Melinda has coined the Poo Step. Why this was even introduced is beyond. Jazz was ok. Thats all there is to say about it.

Joshua and Courtney - Pop N Lock was straight on. Joshua is insane and his Rhumba hip action almost superseded Courtney's.

So now our team is a solo one. Chelsea is strong, and hot, and hippy, and its those things we will be riding on to take her to the top.

Jenna votes: Mark and Kherrington

Hmm this one is hard.

I'm going to go with Mark and Kherrington. Really I think it's Mark and either Comfort or Kerringotn but I think that the hip hop routine may have saved her...

Again Cat's dress was awful Seriously, girl needs a new stylist. More thoughts later...

Todd and Ronni vote: Mark and Comfort

Didn't know Chelsie was carrying Mark so much, and his competition is harsh, so we think he's gone. And, sadly, Comfort aka Jessica is going to go, too....again, although we've never seen her try so hard. Kherington was a close second...she's in trouble when it comes to actually being led.

We had no idea Jessica had been dancing injured this whole time, wow, good on her! Love how she was all "See you on tour!" just a little smug, just to let us know she still had that. Glad Comfort finally had a fantastic dance, in her genre, with a good partner. That first Bride of Frankenstein routine with Josh and Courtney was fun and had they not told us it wasn't Tabitha and Napoleon, we would have totally thought they did it. We thought Courtney rocked it. First white girl not to get ripped apart for hip hop. We realized that Chelsea does the same freaking thing at the little dance at the show beginning and then did 30 seconds more in her solo. She might be in trouble for that. Love Josh and Katee. A plague on whoever took them! They were in our top 3 with Will. Grrrrr.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Jessica injured

Here is the breaking news: Jessica is injured and they are bringing Comfort back in her place.

Todd and Ronni will keep the 2 points they got for Comfort being voted off in Round 5.

Jenna takes Comfort version 1.2 in place of the injured Jessica. When Comfort is re-voted off Jenna will get whatever points she is worth at the new time she is voted off.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Episode 5 results

Tena votes: Thayne and Comfort (2 points)
Scott and Vanessa vote: Thayne and Comfort (2 points)
Mikey votes: Thayne and Comfort (2 points)
Seth and Melinda vote: Thayne and Comfort (2 points)
Jenna votes: Thayne and Comfort (2 points)
Todd and Ronni vote: Thayne and Comfort (2 points)

Seth and Melinda's 2nd round pick (Thayne) is voted off (2 points)
Todd and Ronni's 3rd round pick (Comfort) is voted off (2 points)

Check out all the routines from the show!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Episode 5 votes!

Tena votes: Thayne and Comfort

Highlights this week for me:

Joshua and Katee's Bollywood - Best thing of the night! They both matched each other so well, great synchronization.

Twitch & Kherington! Really don't like when they do krumping in SYTYCD but I thought that Twitchington did a really good job. Kherrington came out strong and hit it hard which I was surprised at, but it goes to show you just how much energy krumping takes. Girlfriend died at the end, but overall she was much better than any other girl I have seen do it on the show.

There was SO much not to like on this show:

Joshua and Katee's Waltz - They were hitting it too hard, rather then making it smooth and polished.

Comfort and Thayne's Modern POS - Oh my Jesus. That was painful to watch. Poor Comfort looked like someone in their high school recital. Comfort's arms looked like sticks glued to her body. Super hot mess.

Jessica - The only reason this chick has not gone home is because of Will. He has to drag her butt all across the floor every week and does it admirably. I want her voted off, I just don't think they will do it.

Scott and Vanessa vote: Thayne and Comfort

Our Bottom 3 are:
Thayne and Comfort
Will and Jessica
Twitch and Kherington

Comfort and Thayne must be going home. We were thinking that before the show even started, and then the train wreck that was their contemporary piece put the nail in their coffin. Sad for Thayne because other than his weirdo smile he is a'ight. But two weak partners didn't help...

Will and Jessica are next on the list. Their jazz/contemporary piece did look great (like something out of Cirque du Soleil) and it was great that Jessica actually got into it... but I think America will struggle understanding it... add that to their HORRID quick step, and they will be dancing for their lives. I'm glad Nigel or Mary or whoever mentioned that his jacket wasn't fitting... I was thinking that the whole time. Damn wardrobe! Seriously, how many times have we said that this season?

Twitch and Kherington are the last couple in our list because while Kherington did much better than we expected in the Krump routine, she still fell apart in the end... and Twitch was all over the place in the Tango routine. I think his carriage and foot action are really going to be slammed the next time he does a ballroom piece.

Other thoughts:

One of the best moments last night was when Mia said "I want to stab you, you are so gorgeous" to Chelsie. lol. Yeah, that sums it up for us too... she rocks.

Courtney is looking hotter and hotter each week. Two good performances, so we don't think they will be in the bottom 3, although they will need to step it up a little more to compete against some of the other dancers in the coming weeks.

Bollywood routine. Definitely the best routine of the night. Those spins on the floor were very cool, but I loved how in sync they were and the intricacies of their hand / arm movements.

Mikey votes: Thayne and Comfort

Time is up time to go home.

Seth and Melinda vote: Thayne and Comfort

Bottom 3:
Comfort and Thayne
Jessica and Will
Kherington and Twitch

Chelsie and Mark: Still our favorite couple. We loved both the Salsa and Broadway. Mark may not have been 100% perfect with the Salsa, but his performance is so amazing that he really pulls it off. He is very unique, and she is just so classy. I think Seth and I agree that Chelsie is the hottest person ever. Her dancing is amazing. Her hip movement, her connection to her partner, her passion and true involvement and interest in each routine...we could go on and on. Mark may need to step it up as time goes on, but they are still extremely safe this week.

Comfort and Thayne: Our votes to go home, for sure. Once they leave (ok, well that will still leave Jessica...bleh) it's going to be a really tough call on who will go in the weeks to follow. For now though, we are still with Comfort and Thayne as the ones to go. While she may be doing the choreography, she is barely getting by. She is completely sick when it comes to her own style, but that just isn't crossing over to other styles. It's all very surface, there is no depth to her dancing. I think she has great potential with some training, but she is very lacking at this point. Props to her though for hanging in there as long as she has. Poor Thayne. I think he really is a great dancer. He hasn't really had choice partners though. He's pretty dorky, which probably doesn't help, but once he starts dancing, he is really great. We were actually pretty impressed with his hip hop. We thought we would be embarrassed for him, but not so much. We wish he could stay to see what he can do with someone else, but he also has our vote to go home.

Jessica and Will: We think they will be in the bottom three and can't wait until they get split up, so she can't ride along on his coat tails. We love Mia Michaels all around and I think she is the most legit judge on that panel. I don't always agree with her, but we certainly did tonight when she spoke up with that slap of reality about Will looking tired of carrying her. So true. The contemporary/jazz/sex shenanigans would have been amazing with Will and someone else. Anyone else. Chelsie, Katee, me... Seth even. Beautiful music and choreography, but regardless of what the judges said, we didn't like it with them dancing it together. And the Quick Step... bleh. I'd rather watch people floss on stage, really. Will may have the same issues my husband Danny did last year. Amazing dancer, but personality wasn't quite there, although Danny did pick it up in the end. We will be happy to see what happens with a new partner. Bottom 3 for sure.

Courtney and Gev: It has been wonderful to see them come up out of almost nowhere and then just blow people away. We love our boy Gev and he's been doing well, but after his disgustingly amazing solo last week we really think he is the dark horse right now. He and Courtney have a great partnership. Gev steps up to whatever he is given, and even if it's not perfect, it still looks great. Courtney is another surprise. We loved her audition, but then we didn't like her after that so much. Now both of their personalities are coming out and they are really just nailing it. Even if they did get a really stupid "run around and point at imaginary things" routine last proves they can make anything work. Hopefully they won't fall apart individually when they get split up.

Kherington and Twitch: Twitch looked great during the Krump routine. He is a great dancer, but we just don't feel connected to him as much anymore. We feel like the judges have been easier on them than they should have been in the past. Fortunately, they were a little harder on them, as they should be at this point. Kherington had a few good moments during that routine, but lost it at the end, even to the point of screwing up the choreography. We've all done it, but again, at this point things like that shouldn't really be happening. It's like when people forget lyrics on American Idol. The second routine fell flat for us. We feel like they weren't up to par this week, and that will probably land them in the bottom 3.

Katee and Joshua: The Viennese Waltz was kinda meh for us. Not bad or good. We loved loved loved the Bollywood routine. Not only was it completely refreshing to have something new, but they danced it wonderfully. Not that I'm a Bollywood expert, but from what I've seen that was a great representation of the dance. They will stick around for a while, but maybe not for the top 4. Safe this week though, for sure.

On a side note, we think that Nigel is creepier than ever and almost kind of a jerk unnecessarily sometimes. What a gross perv. And Mary and her weird laugh are more out of control than ever. Kudos to my second husband, Pasha and Anya for great choreography. We hope they take Jean Marc's place. Bleh.

Jenna votes: Thayne and Comfort

Going home: Comfort and Thane - only because I think the judges will keep Jessica after the contemporary performance from this week.

Does anyone else think Nigel is a creepy old man? His comments to Cat and Chelsie this week were a little bit more than complementary. And again what was Cat wearing? Last week's dress was atrocious and that was better than this week's! It looked like she bought a really great dress and threw it in the wash all the color came out and then she didn't iron it before she put it on.

Anyway on to the dancing:

Chelsie and Mark - I loved the salsa routine. This was one of the first partner dancing routines where I was thinking, "It would be awesome if you just took smaller steps! You look like Frankenstein!" I totally expected this from Cheslie. Wow, she's incredible. And I loved both dresses she wore this week. (So much better than last week's foxtrot dress, which looked like Big Bird threw up after eating blue cotton candy.) Cheslie is amazing. I think she will be in the top 3.

Comfort and Thayne - In the interview Comfort said "I'm so excited I finally get to do my own genre." Which is pretty much what she said a few weeks ago when she did the Krump routine. Frankly, she annoys me. Dancing aside, I want her to go home because I think she is irksome and has floated by on the show. She's like the kid in high school who is in all the honors classes but gets all C's because they're smart enough to know that if you don't try all that hard, you'll still be mildly successful. Anyway, what was with that whole "married" bit at the end of the hip hop routine? How cheesy to have a giant ring on her finger that she's showing off but only at the end. I mean come on. If these choreographer's are so genius can't they find a less cheesy way to indicate that she's taken. I might as well have been watching mime. At least then Comfort and Thayne would get trapped in a box and my annoyance would be lessened. The routine was danced ok. I didn't really find myself that excited about it and I usually am with hip hop. The fakeness really showed in the Mandy Moore routine. Comfort's arms and legs looked like she was forcing them into different positions. I also agree with Nigel in wanting to see someone else do that routine and I felt that was because my initial reaction was to hate the choreography and then I realized that they didn't dance it well.

Jessica and Will - Yay, Jessica finally did something right!!!! That contemporary routine was pretty amazing. It's so hard to be captivating in the quiet moments and they were. Wow. On an unrelated note, I think Jessica and Will may be a little more into each other than just dance parters. There's a little something there. The quickstep was weird. The going in and out of different styles (jive, the twist....etc.) just didn't flow. It looked like they were excited to do those parts because they knew them and then they'd get to the real quick step stuff and would tighten up and lose that confidence. Mia's comments about Will needing a new partner were so rough. Wow, I can understand why she doesn't feel confident. I think she's right but wow that was harsh. If she stays, she's going to have a hard time. I don;t think she will be able to be confident next week.

Courtney and Gev - I thought the Cha Cha was ok. It wasn't great but it was pretty good. Mary Murphey's sense of humor would be great for pre-schoolers - cha cha cha cha. Yuck. The jazz routine was awesome. I loved it. I think Courtney has really come a long way and has a good chance at doing quite well. Gev looked great also. Especially considering his background. I thought this was just so fun and the energy was fantastic.

Twitch and Kerrington - I will agree with the judges that this was pretty darn good for Kerrington. The first 2 thirds especially were really nice and Twitch was of course amazing in his element. I did love the breathing bit in the middle. The tango was another story. I actually thought they danced it ok, but I didn't see as much passion as I would have liked. At one point the music had a deep bass and drum really hitting every other beat and I felt like the hits the dancers made did not match. It just wasn't quite there. But, it was nice to see a lot of tango elements in the choreography.

Josh and Katee - I hate these the routines by Jean-Marc. I shouldn't say that, I think they are beautiful, but I really want to see more waltz. Maybe if they had danced it better it would have looked like waltz. But that Bollywood number was so fun! They really looked great and I thought it was really cool to see that as a form of dance on the show. It was so cool!!

I can't wait to see everyone with the different partners!!!!

Todd and Ronni vote: Thayne and Comfort

We are voting for Thayne and Comfort to be "offed". Boy do the judges not like Comfort anymore. Mia even said she lost her vote last night. Ouch. And after Comfort's lackluster "save me...maybe" dance last week, we don't think she has it in her. Thayne can dance and so some cool things, but they can't forget his super-smile, and even getting rid of it...mostly...this week might be too little too late.

Other possible bottom 3 couples:

They really lit into Twitch this week, and even Kherrington a little, so they might end up in the bottom, although we just love them and think the fans will vote to keep them outta there.

Will and Jessica will most likely end up in the bottom, especially since the judges oh-not-so-subtlety suggested it was time for Will to get a new partner. Then Jessica will be gone, but only if Comfort just blows them away in the dance-off.

Courtney and Gev - they just aren't America's sweethearts, even though they are fabulous in whatever they do now. Gev's dance to save his life last week was the best dancing we'd seen in a dance-off so far. Wow, that was cool. We almost hope he's in the bottom again just to see him dance!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Episode 4 results

Tena votes: Thayne and Kourtni (1 point)
Scott and Vanessa vote: Thayne and Comfort
Mikey votes: Thayne and Kourtni (1 point)
Seth and Melinda vote: Thayne and Kourtni (1 point)
Jenna votes: Matt and Kourtni (2 points)
Todd and Ronni vote: Matt and Kourtni (2 points)

Mikey's 3rd round pick (Matt) is voted off (2 points)
*ouch* Jenna's 1st round pick (Kourtni) is voted off (2 points)

Check out all the routines from the show!

Episode 4 votes!

Tena votes: Thayne and Kourtni

[notes coming...]

Scott and Vanessa vote: Thayne and Comfort

We think the bottom three are:
Will and Jessica
Thayne and Comfort
Matt and Kourtni

Thayne and Comfort are the ones to go home. Comfort got a lot of praise tonight from the judges, but we think that she is the weakest girl by far. And we say Thayne because he is one of the weakest guys and we just never believe him.

Favorites of the night: Joshua & Katee's contemporary, Will & Jessica's lyrical jazz, and Twitchington's contemporary routine. All awesome and super HOT! (Vanessa just likes the routines where the guys with 6packs don't have shirts on ;).

Other thoughts:

There were a number of routines this week that we thought "not good enough". Just a couple more weeks of weeding out the weaker dancers and then we will have an awesome show!

Will and Jessica's Jive made Scott want to puke. Why o why would someone think kicking like that and holding your arms like that looks good? *hurl!* And then Nigel and Mary want hip movement. Yeah... Jive sucks a nut.

We both liked Mark and Chelsie's Fox Trot. Partnering was good... good rise and fall... solid. And I like that Mark thought he did poorly even though he did pretty well - that perfectionism and lack of ego is nice to see and will help get him to the top.

Mia Michaels. She is like a golden ticket.

The West Coast Swing routine was so stale for me. The connection in the swing dances is so hard to fake and man did that show. I think Benji could have given them some choreography that would allow them to fake it a little easier... everything was start, stop, butt wiggle, wash, rinse, repeat. Sad to say it, because Joshua and Katee rock!

Courtney G is stepping it up more and more each week! Awesome.

Mikey votes: Thayne and Kourtni

[notes coming...]

Seth and Melinda vote: Thayne and Kourtni


Wedensday is show that we can put some oooomph behind! There were 3 times that both Mel and I were like WTF!! Robert Muraine, Courtney, and Gev. Our boy Gev stole the show. That was some sick stuff. Finally some entertainment. Courtney is finally the first girl to show what it is like to dance for your life.

Back to Tuesday -

Thayne and Comfort - Thayne just looks uncomfortable sometimes. Maybe it is because he is so short. Its almost like when you take your fingers and make them dance on your hand, that is what he looks like on stage sometimes. We want him to do better. Really. Sadly he is just not up to par with any of the other males on the show in regards to entertainment value. Comfort did impress us by dancing out of her element and we felt that is what would have kept her safe.

Matt and Kourtni - Ahhh you poor misunderstood souls. We want to attach to you, Kourtni... there is just something that we can't latch onto. Your hip hop was terrible. And Matt... my friend you did do better than your partner but still. Props for not pointing your toes in everything. Sadly the end of the line is coming for you soon.

Will and Jessica - JESSICA GO HOME!! I know I know, we keep saying that. As for Will. I know that the judges love him. I don't know about America . We honestly aren't as attached to him. He is a genius in body movement. But there is something distant about his dancing or his soul in dancing that feels just out of reach. It is sort of the same thing that happened with Danny last year. Ummm and the Jive... It should have been the bottom 3 kiss of death.

Katie and Joshia - Ok, we are all dancers here and we can admit a poorly planned and executed swing routine when we see one. It was a train wreck. Benji did such a good job last year with Pasha and Sara. This was a nightmare. The kiss of Gold having Mia Michaels is redemption for them. Joshua is an entertainer. He just lights up the stage no matter what. Katie... well... we are kind of meh about her sometimes. I think its because she gets this look on her face, only occasionally, kind of like when you have to go number 2 but there isn't a bathroom, so you hold it in miserably... thats the look.. and it can't be avoided.

Twitch and Kherington - I think I'm over Twitchington. They also get Mia Michaels. They also will be safe. The Pasa Doble was just not good. Twitch really seems to suffer when it comes to any kind of Ballroom partner dancing and it is frustrating that the judges don't call him out more on it. Kherington just look weird with that toothy growly grin. I really do want to love them more. They have great personalities. But I think it is lacking in their performances.

Courtny and Gev - They are both the Dark Horses of this competition. It seems though, that thus far they have gotten a fair share of really shitty routines. Courtney hit that Hip Hop so hard, we couldn't stop watching her. Gev was a bit of a let down since it was closer to his element. However their chemistry is good. It seems pretty obvious that he is way into her, or at least that is the appearance their relationship gives on the show.

Chelsie and Mark - What can we say. Still our favs. Sick chemistry. Despite the judges comments, we feel like Mark had an excellent carriage, better than any of the other males that have done any routines that require it. Chelsie's dress looked like Cookie Monster swallowed Big Bird and then threw up (this is the 2nd time she has been given an outfit that doesn't compliment being able to watch her move). Mark is quarky. Chelsie is a tomboy. But somehow they just work together and she ends up looking classy and he sophisticated.

Here is a small rant again - Most of these routines are sucking hard. It is so sad that the dancers solos are beating out a majority of the routines in creativity and entertainment value. It was so nice, back in the day when one could think to themselves "I wonder what Shane Sparks, Wade Robson, and Mia Michaels are going to bring this week". Now we just have to wonder before each routine "is this going to not suck?". When it comes down to it, we love to be entertained and it is lacking somewhat this season. Its like its swallowed up in a series of mediocre semi-acceptable performances. The dancers do bring it with their personalties, but we are just not connecting this year with the choreography a majority of the time, especially in the hip hop arena, which used to be a forte for the show.

Jenna votes: Matt and Kourtni

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Todd and Ronni vote: Matt and Kourtni

Our bottom couples are:

Matt and Kourtni - We didn't throughly enjoy either routine and think America will be as indifferent and not vote to keep them. Matt did alright with the smooth hip hop. He was much better about not toe-pointing, but the judges still picked them apart. They supposedly came back somewhat with the latin routine, but I was screaming at Kourtni because she was so stiff. It's a latin gotta shake those hips! When it comes to dancing for their lives, Matt will do his same old kicks and spins and be gone. Kourtni, who impressed us with a choreographed life-saving dance last week, will have to pull that out double this week to be safe.

Thayne and Comfort - They will probably end up in the bottom, but not because of Comfort. She is really bringing it. The judges love her, too. Depends on the people willing to plunk down a dollar a vote. If they end up in the bottom, Comfort will save herself again, but Thayne may not. He's been called a phony before.

Will and Jessica - They got sucky Jive. Yuck. Right in the bottom because of that, but mostly because of Jessica. Then they got their own style: contemporary, and did really well, but Will still did better. Jessica can't quite emote. Just like Thayne. It comes across phony. Will can dance for his life. Jessica...don't think she's got it in her.