Woohoo, 100th show! I started watching this show during season one when there wasn’t too much hype just yet (and Cat Deeley hadn’t even come along yet…. boo!); I’m so glad to have seen it turn into such a success over the years. Let’s talk about the show, shall we?
I loved the fresh interpretation of “One” from “A Chorus Line” as the opening number, choreographed by Mia Michaels; the mirrors and red carpet were a nice touch. This song always gets me a little bit, but what else is new — I’m a sap for big Broadway numbers. Speaking of my sappiness, I got totally tearful during that montage of the last 5 seasons. Man, I just love this show. In case you didn’t notice.
It was exciting to have some favorite performances from past seasons on tonight’s show… I forgot how much I loved Hok and Jaime together! And oh oh oh, the bench. Cousin Heidi got her hands on some hair bleach and Travis lost his bleached tips, but this number is still incredible. And RAMALAMA ohmygahhhh. Still one of my all-time favorite group numbers ever on this show. So thrilled to see some of my favorites from season 2 back on the stage. (I’m talking about you, Ivan!)
The whole Katie Holmes thing… I guess it’s great publicity for the Dizzy Feet Foundation. But they clearly should not let her sing. Ever. On any show. Ever. It made it way worse that her lip syncing was totally off. And the whole thing was pre-recorded (but they tried to pass it off as live during the applause) which I think takes a lot away from any “live” dance performance. The thrill is in the live part! Boo. I hope she donated a lot of money to Dizzy Feet for making us watch that horse crap.
Now, about the bottom four dancers… considering the Kayla-haters that are out there, I’m not entirely surprised that she was in the bottom for the girls, but I don’t necessarily agree. I am glad that my absolute 100% favorite, Jeanine, was safe, and I thought Melissa should have been in the bottom but I think Tyce’s number last night totally saved her. I’ve always been on the fence about Janette so I didn’t think she’d be safe. But CANNOT BELIEVE that Ade is safe. I just don’t think he is nearly as strong as the other 3 guys. Again, I think Tyce’s number absolutely saved him. And you know how much I love Evan, but I just can’t believe that the bottom two came down to Brandon and Jason. Wha?
I’m sad to see Janette go home over Melissa, but I’m glad Kayla is safe. She deserves to be here through the end, but I hope Janette has a spectacular career ahead of her. I am also sad to see Jason go over Ade (WHA????) but SO glad that Brandon is safe. Phew. Jason’s solos have been pretty weak (just lots o’ jumping and tricks, not as much artistry) so I’m afraid that caught up to him.
Wow, we’re down to the final 6 already! Next week is sure to be a fierce competition. Can’t wait!