Best show of the season so far–so many great routines. My favorites were Kathryn and Legacy’s Jazz routine, Ellenore and Ryan’s Broadway routine and Noell and Russell’s Contemporary.
Hard to pick who’s going home. Maybe Karen and Victor? Tough one, this week.
Videos and Recap after the JUMP…
Next week, the dance pairs will be split up. How sads
Ellenore and Ryan – Lindy Hop by Carla Heiney – “I’ve Got To Be a Rg Cutter” by Boilermaker Jazz Band – Ryan is a ballroom dancer, is doing a beautiful job as expected, but Ellenore is right there with them. This is a light, airy and effortless Lindy Hop. Ryan hurt his back. You wouldn’t know it. Very very nice. Adam says, “What a fantastic start to the show. You both look cute, you guys made me feel that party.” Mary says, “Tremendous….stunning. That end was just amazing..” Nigel says, “I thought it was terrible…that we hadn’t had it since Season 3.” Psych. “It was terrific to watch.” ‘ 1-888-836-7601 – VIDEO
Legacy and Kathryn – Jazz by Sonya Tayeh – “So Deep” by Hot Chip – I love Sonya so much what a terrific routine. A really awesome meld of jazz and b-boy. Hard, angular and tough. Adam loved it. Mary says, “Sonya was very clever…the dancing was really outstanding. Kathryn, this really showcased you as well…congratulations.” Nigel says, “I think that’s one of my favorite routines of the season.” Mary and Nigel think they will sail into the Top 10. ‘ 1-888-836-7602 – VIDEO
Karen and Victor – Tango by Tony Meredith and Melanie LaPatin – “Montserrat” by Orquesta del Plata – A brand new couple this week. The routine is about secret lovers. Very intense, fierce tango. Lots of chemistry–better than their previous pairings. Adam says, “This is a partnership that is working out congrats…Victor, you have so much poise and stature…Karen keeping energy alive in the quiet spots..hot chemistry.” Mary says, “This was really good…Victor you had the air just down. Karen you looked tremendous out there…you are still on the train.” Nigel says, “I’m really happy that you’ve come together…intensity…beautiful to watch. Karen…you have it…just magic.” ‘ 1-888-836-7603 – VIDEO
Mollee and Nathan – Hip Hop by Jamal Sims – Ring-A-Ling by Black Eyed Peas – Nathan split his pants! I’m not buying Mollee as a hip hop dancer. Nathan is better, but they are both too cute by half. Adam said, “I thought you guys were really selling it…Nathan I can tell you love doing it. I could see the stress on you Mollee, some of the choreo got soft…good job.” Mary said, “It picked up steam as it went along, some things could have been hit a little hard, it was fun, mostly synchronized great job.” Nigel said, “I think you are both really good dancers. It felt a little Twee the way you danced it…I need to see you both mature.” Nigel thinks the each need a more mature partner. ‘ 1-888-836-7604 – VIDEO
Noell and Russell – Samba by Tony and Meredith LaPatin – “Hips Don’t Lie” by Shakira – Pretty good for a pair of dancers who are not used to shaking it. Adam says, “I enjoyed that…but it was a little too nice…rather than dancing from your southern regions.” Mary says, “It felt a little shallow and skating across the floor…Russell…real joy…Noell you really shook it…but I was a little disappointed.” Nigel says, “I need to get more from you Noell, it feels a little homogenized…Russell…your samba roll…you didn’t go far enough forward. A lot of good routines proceeded you.” ‘ 1-888-836-7605 – VIDEO
Ashleigh and Jakob – Lyrical Jazz – Sonya Tayeh – “Time Flies” by Lykke Li – Another beautiful routine from Sonya. Adam says, “That was so beautiful, I don’t know what to say.” Adam is sad they are breaking up. Mary says, “Can’t fake chemistry in every number…Jakob, technical genius. Ashleigh no more suprise factor, now we expect it.” Nigel says this routine is now his new favorite. Uhm. Actually I liked the first one better. ‘ 1-888-836-7606 – VIDEO
Just saw my first American Idol commercial!
Ellenore and Ryan – Broadway by Spencer Liff – “Razzle Dazzle” Chicago (original Broadway Cast) – Another great routine. I love Ellenore. Adam says, “You guys nailed it…full of character and flavor…Ellenore you were a rockstar…fantastic.” Mary says, “Ryan you just dug in and got that character…Ellenore you are unique…something that we haven’t seen on this show..your the it girl.” Nigel says, “I love the choreo and I love you two.” – VIDEO
Legacy and Kathryn – Viennese Waltz by Tony Meredith and Melanie Lapatin – “Your Guardian Angel” by the Red Jumpsuit Apparatus – This was just OK, for me. First routine was much better. This isn’t Legacy’s thing. Legacy is crying. “There is hope, ” he says. Adam says, “That was an extraordinary attempt…Kathryn, this is a great night for you.” Mary says, “Legacy…wasn’t the best…Kathryn just gorgeous.” Nigel says, “We’ll turn a blind eye to some things that could have been better.” – VIDEO
Karen and Victor – Hip Hop by Laurieann Gibson – “Moving Moutains” by Usher – This routine didn’t grab me the way Gibson’s routines usually do. This was dull. Adam says, “Enormous commitment, intensity…something didn’t match the music…” Mary says, “There isn’t anything there that’s going to be really memorable…nothing to latch on to there.” Nigel says, “The tango was so strong…I didn’t feel the chemistry…I didn’t think you were particularly together.” – VIDEO
Nathan and Mollee – The Can Can by Tyce Diorio – “Cancan Suite” by Offenbach/Ponchielli – Some of their dance moves are incredible…and others are ridiculous. The can can? I mean seriously? Adam says, “It was a little better showing for Nathan…really really good.” Mary says, “She was just killing it! Total energy the whole time. It was so enjoyable.” Nigel says, “I thought you did it with all the energy and enthusiasm demanded…super way to finish the show.” – VIDEO
Noell and Russell – Contemporary by Tyce Diorio – “A Case of You” by Diana Krall – The theme is painting and paints and the routine is very clever. Fab performance from Noell and Russell. Beautiful. Adam says, “You guys were just gorgeous…you aren’t going anywhere after that.” Mary says, “It was really special…it was flowing…the entrance was beautiful…out of this world.” Nigel says, “Noell you just comitted to everything…you had such confidence…Russell your technique just gets better and better.” – VIDEO
Ashleigh and Jakob – Cha cha by Jean-Marc Gnreux and France – “Cha cha Heels” (Ralphi Rosario Radio Edit) by Rosbel feat. Jeanie Tracey – Very hot. Wow. Jakob is holding his own against the accomplished Ashleigh. Adam says, “This is ashleigh’s world, and we’re all just visiting. Jakob, you made yourself seem like a ballroom dancer. You guys killed it. Couple of the night.” Mary says, “You guys have just blown it out of the ballpark tonight.” Nigel says, “Jakob, you were the fish out of water, but it didn’t show. You are waltzing through to the Top 10.” – VIDEO