I was “oot and aboot” in Canada last week so I missed out on the festivities and eliminations. Looks like Lindsay and Will went home. As for the remaining people, I honestly can’t believe Witney, Tiffany, and Chehon are still around. Although the quality of dancers this season has totally been suspect.
Guest judge for the night is Christina Applegate who is moving quickly from guest to regular. Also, Mary’s dress makes it look like her head is poking out of a vagina. Weird.
Just as a note, I’ll not be commenting on the solos, but I’ll post them in any case.
Opening group number:
First up is Tiffany with all star Benji doing a Jive. He still has super over-acting face but he certainly packed on the muscles. Looks like he has been using Barry Bond’s doctor and Cat Deeley’s tanning booth. Anyway, huge energy, Benji was great, but Tiffany just ok. She looked like she had to pause and remember the steps a couple of times.
Cole is going to be dancing contemporary with all star Melanie. Cole was really good and this routine definitely reminded me of the Marco/Melanie masterpieces from last year. I felt a little weird about Melanie doing so much lifting. That foot-first backbend flip off of Cole’s back was absolutely amazing. I really liked that.
Eliana will be doing some hiphop with all star Twitch. That is the upside. The downside is that Christopher Scott is going to be choreographing a story which is always heavy handed. The music sucked, the actually hiphopping was really good, but the story and costumes looked like something out of a Tyce routine. Meh.
Speaking of Tyce, Chehon is going to be doing a Tyce routine with all star Kathryn. AND Chehon will be emoting. This could be a wreck. Fortunately it was surprisingly good. Lots of feeling, great dancing, and I actually felt like it was for real. After all three judges spoke, Chehon was still on the edge of tears. Did not expect that out of the normally stoic Chehon.
Witney is doing a contemporary dance with all star Marco. Not so sure about the shaved head on Marco. I hated the music, the dancing was just ok, and overall, I didn’t care for it much at all. I was ready for Witney to be gone ages ago. Of course, the judges love her.
Cyrus is doing dubstep with all star Comfort. It is a Christopher Scott routine again, so that could be the weak link in the routine. Fortunately Christopher left the story by the wayside and this routine killed it. Cyrus was outstanding and Comfort was great as always. They were in sync, there was some hard hitting, and the hand thing was awesome. I’m glad Cyrus is holding his own after some of the crappy dancing he did early on in the season.
Next up is the dancers pairing up with each other. First up is Chehon and Witney doing a Chacha. This is obviously in Witney’s wheelhouse, but I was totally surprised by Chehon being able to keep up with Witney. He was up on his toes a bit, but not terrible. Especially not as terrible as Mary made it out to be.
Cole and Eliana are pulling a contemporary routine. It is a Mia Michaels one about hatred. She actually called me and asked how I felt about having a show completely about her. She then based this dance on the conversation. Kidding aside, Cole and Eliana’s tricks and tumbling were fantastic, especially the first 30 seconds of the routine. The silent screaming at the end was also great.
Wrapping things up is Cyrus and Tiffany doing a 50s Broadway theme. The synchronization wasn’t that great, but it was a fun routine. Not a whole lot else to say.
Usually, the special dancing guests are something regular. Ok, we get it, Alvin Ailey dancers are awesome. Kathryn has a new movie coming out. Great. Tonight’s was actually something I’ve never seen before: mixed wheelchair/non-wheelchair dancing. I really liked it.
So the first girl in the finale is Tiffany. I actually thought she might be going home. Fortunately, out of Eliana and Witney, Witney is going home. I think Eliana has this season in the bag.
First guy in the finale is Chehon, shockingly enough. I’m really pretty shocked. He looked far more shocked than I was. Cyrus is the other guy in the finale. While not shocking, I do wish it was Cole instead of Chehon.
So we are down to one last episode this season. I’m picking Eliana to win it all, no competition. Neither of the guys is good enough to pull it off. So let me know what you thought about this week’s results and any predictions for next week. Comments are below!