Episode orignally aired 8/14/17
I can’t stay silent anymore!!! I have been watching this show since the first season. (Except of course when they went off the rails last season with the kiddies. Sorry little ones I love watching you cook but dance is a mature art that, I believe you shouldn’t be exposed to in its entirety… yet. PLEASE leave this competition to the “struggling” teenagers and adults who may have gone through some of the experiences. (Sorry, side rant over.) Since the first season, I have wanted to share my opinion on what I think about the dances, but that need has grown recently as I feel like the judges are too afraid to say anything really critical. Now I am no dance expert so these are just the opinions of a fan of the show and what it does for the dancing community, and a fan of dance and everything that includes.
Opening Act – Hello 70’s how fun!!! Everyone looks soo good, but I can’t figure out who is who, there is soo much hair. Ok, I can pick out a few of the all stars. Oh and there’s Mark, nice solo. Gaby looks good in white with feathered hair. Fun, fun way to start the show still didn’t recognize everyone on stage. Oh and Val from Dancing With the Stars choreographed it, that’s awesome!!!
First up- Mark and Comfort -JAZZ- Sexy dance, Mark is awesome, both dancers are so strong, great way to start off the dances.
I would give it a 7 out of 10
Lex and Gaby -Argentine Tango (uh oh!)- Lex is very shaky, makes it uncomfortable, lot of content, but execution needs to be cleaner.
Sorry Gaby but 5 out of 10 from me.
Kiki and Jenna – Hip Hop (not good for him) – is he dancing at all, or just messing with his collar? Jenna is stealing the camera, or are they just trying to avoid showing him? They didn’t even dance for the last part of the song…. but the judges love it… Really?
4 out of 10 for real! Where is the content?
Sydney and Paul – Contemporary- SEE real life situations that she can relate to. Beautiful movements, could have used a little more connection with each other.
6 out of 10
Logan and Allison- JAZZ – WITH BRIAN FRIEDMAN!!! (I love him) Logan is sooo captivating, so strong and beyond talented, I love the things he can do with his body. I know I’m not reviewing the solos but his definitely deserves honorable mention, it was superb. Allison really needs to shut up, this is not about her, sorry not sorry.
Kat might have one too many necklaces on, but I love your sparkling pants girl.
STEP!!! So cool, and the allstars are in there too, awesome!
Kaylee and Cyrus- HIP HOP! – Phoenix and Pharside!- This is gonna be tight (do people still say that?) Ha Cyrus’ hair is blue! Love it! Her hair always reminded me of a mop, guess I wasn’t the only one. But seriously, that was really impressive. That’s how you do HIP HOP (take note Kiki)
8 out of 10!
Taylor and Robert – Broadway – Love the song, Oh and the shoes! So sparkly! I’m not sure I feel the same about the dance, I think it might be in the face, but she is super graceful.
6/10 – I wanted to like it if that counts
Koine and Marco -African Jazz- This Music is the best, so creepy crawly. Amazing routine, both dancers were super strong and it was so interesting. I love the head dress and I really like Kat in the head dress.
8 out of 10!
Robert and Jasmine -Contemporary- Robert continues to impress me, so strong and beautiful. Held his own against Jasmine in her element which is intimidating. So beautiful!
9 out of 10!
Dassy and Fik-shun (pronounced Fiction, so that’s how I’ll spell it )- Bollywood- I love Fictions pants. She’s not matching his energy level. Hard dance for a beginner. Did she fall? At least she recovered well.
7 out of 10
Ok so thats all the dances, bottom 3 are not exactly who I wanted it to be, hope the judges make the right pick. I’ll discuss who leaves next week. Love you for reading!