I GUEST BLOG AT WWW.PURESYTYCD.COM AND HERE IS TONIGHT'S POST ABOUT THE tOP 20 DANCERS
More... Last week I failed at my rankings, then again, most agree Canada failed at voting, but I digress. Here are my thoughts based on tonight's performances.
Please feel free to comment if you agree, disagree or have anything to add or say.
********** TOP 3 **********
1. Amanda & Denys - Contemporary - Sabrina Matthews
Perfect - Hedley
I liked the story, A girl finds out she is terminaly ill, and her boyfriend feels bad he cant help her. Sabrina Matthews created a master piece. I got goosebmps and that usually equals a Top 3 rankings. There was beautiful movement and it was emotionally moving. I loved it! Well danced!
2. Jeff & Charlene - Contemporary – Stacey Tookey
Breathing - Alisa Turner
Based on a real story from a letter from a depressed person who used her daughter to pull through. Stacey is amazing. Goosebumps and you know what that means.. Top 3 ranking… It was in their genre so it had to be wonderful. Very beautiful!
3. Kloe & Jonathan – Jazz – Blake McGrath
California Gurls – Katy Perry ft Snoop Dogg
Very fun theme, sexy and hot… perfect song choice. Thank goodness she took off those heels - yikes! Blake’s choreo is always hot and quite precise. This had some great moments but was mostly just fun to watch. I think people will vote for it because of that reason. I had no idea Kloe had a bad ankle she pulled through that routine without me noticing which is why I put this 3rd and not 4th.
********** MIDDLE **********
4. Nathalie & Mackenzie - Hip Hop – Sho-Tyme
All I do is Win - DJ Khaled ft T-Pain, Ludacris, Snoop Dogg and Rick Ross
I love hip hop overall and these two did a good job, Mackenzie is pretty to look at so that helps. There were some very fast moments that could have been a little but more precise but I enjoyed watching it. I was stuck between my top 3 & 4 to be honest. Kloe dancing through a bad ankle is what put them above this routine, barely.
5. Sebastian & Danielle - Theatre – Sean Cheesman
No Good Deed – Idina Menzel – Wicked Soundtrack
Nice twists and lifts. It was very interesting to watch. I enjoyed it a lot. I think people will vote for them.
6. Jesse & Julia – Samba – Tony Meredith & Melanie LaPatin
Cuban Pete – isweat music
Julia’s favourite of her 5 areas of dance I expected her to nail it and she did. Jesse was a fast learner it seemed, he had me convinced, holy hips! The wardrobe change by her was hot, although her dress started to fall apart she danced through it.
7. Shavar & Janick – Krump – Lil C
Whatever – Buckmouth
Funky outfits, he had a tin can on his junk (as Mia pointed out) Shavar was harder hitting than she was but that wasn’t a surprise, neither hit hard enough for krump though. Still, It was "bucc". But they were out of synch almost the entire time which kind of made it look a mess for me. Loved Lil C calling himself a Warriogropher.
********** BOTTOM 3 **********
8. Jera & Kirsten - Paso Doble - Francis LeFreniere & Natalli Reznik
Iron Might / Mind Control - Position Music
Dramatic movements, lights outfits, the end spin was amazing but the drop was a bit hard at the end. It was good. Not great. I love these two dancers so I hate putting them in the bottom 3 but based on tonight that is where they fall... I don't see them going home though.
9. Claudia & Yonni - Foxtrot - Danny Quillam
Telephone - Lady Gaga ft Beyonce
Modern music with a not-so-modern dance style, hot outfits, felt a bit slow for the music until the steps around the stage. Mixed results from the judges. I wasn't feeling it personally but can see the artistic, uniqueness about it. A juxtaposition between tradition and modern... very interesting.
10. Bree & Edgar - Dancehall - Jaeblaze
Clarks (feat Popcaan and Gaza Slim) - Vybz Kartel
Smooth, he is harder hitting than she (hip hop background, vs contemporary) I wasn’t a fan overall. There were moments of good but also moments of random nothing. Luther said it was good dancehall, what do I know about it? Just average for me.
I really have a tough time ranking these dancers... Please let me know your thoughts in the comments below.