- Wow, Billy Bell AND Noelle are out? Well, Noelle may be back next week if her injury heals, but that knee brace sure doesn’t look very promising. I like her, though — hope she gets another chance.
- I like Channing’s stage presence. Although it was far from perfect, I think she stole the jive number… Phillip who?
- Jakob. Whoa. Where did he come from, and why didn’t I notice him before???
- Ashleigh’s hands were icky. Like, Michelle Kwan icky. (I was always distracted by her bad hands when she skated.)
- Oh, Peter. Your accent makes me ashamed of being a Philadelphian. And your dance with Ariana didn’t do a lot for me.
- I really like Russell and I hope he can make it past losing his partner in the first week. I think he’s charming.
- SO excited Travis is back choreographing! Love him! Beautiful piece, just wish Bianca had better technique. Point your damn toes, girl! (I wrote that before Adam said it, thankyouverymuch.)
- I love that there is a “Glee” song on the show. Did not really like the dance to “Push It,” though. What is Mary screaming about??
- Ellenore rocks. Aside from the fact that I don’t really like Ryan’s personality, I could find nothing wrong with their dance. Amazing.
- I don’t remember Brandon at all from Vegas. I think he and Pauline have cute chemistry.
- I like Kathryn, despite her annoying crying in the final round of Vegas. She surprised me with hip hop like Jeanine did last season. I see her going far.
- I was rooting for Mollee over the last few weeks, but I think her youth and inexperience showed in the disco. It seemed sloppy in many parts, although it is SUCH a fast dance and difficult for the first top 20 show, so the judges seemed to overlook the sloppiness.
Tonight’s dances and my grades:
- Channing + Phillip | Jive | “Rockin’ Robin” | B-
- Ashleigh + Jakob | Broadway | “Hit Me With a Hot Note” | B+
- Ariana + Peter | Hip Hop | “Black & Gold” | C+
- Noelle (sub: Melanie) + Russell | Fox Trot | “Vagabond Shoes” | B+
- Bianca + Victor | Contemporary | “Wasted Time” | B-
- Karen + Kevin | Cha Cha | “Push It” | C+
- Ellenore + Ryan | Contemporary Jazz | “Arcadia” | A
- Pauline + Brandon | Smooth Waltz | “You Light Up My Life” | B-
- Kathryn + Legacy | Hip Hop | “On & On” | A-
- Mollee + Nathan | Disco | “Turn The Beat Around” | B
SPOILER ALERT | Bottom 4 and Going Home
(So, this is how they’re gonna do it with the World Series coming up… nuts!)
Bottom 4: Ariana, Pauline, Brandon, Russell (wha????)
Going Home: Ariana and Brandon (thank goodness it’s not Russell… phew!)