Tonight was the Top performance show and I have compiled a list of the dancers, choreographers, music and a few thoughts.
I will power rank them at the end of this post - feel free to comment with your own thoughts.
Judges Tonight: Jean-Marc, Tre Armstrong, Rex Harrington, Mary Murphy.
Rodrigo & Lauren
Hip Hip - Luther Brown
"Look at me Now" - Chris Brown (ft. Lil' Wayne & Busta Rhymes)
I really enjoyed this routine. We learned Rodrigo had an injury last week, as he walked on stage to do his solo/dance for his life he actually fell and hurt his neck. He had a minor concussion. He is better now and they two danced really well. It is kind of an awkward song for dance, but Luther choreographed it well and I thought they did a fantastic job.
Christian & Lindsay
Contemporary - Blake McGrath
"1+1" - Beyonce
This was one of my favourites of the night. It was emotional and deep. It was about the importance of touch in relationships and was very sensual. I usually love Blake's routines and this was no different.
JP & Denitsa
Jive - Danny Arbour (Past contenstent)
"Blue Suede Shoes" - Elvis Presley
This was a fast moving edurance dance. I thought they both did very well and was impressed to see Danny back choreographing for the show. It was in the middle for me tonight.
Carlena & Boneless
Dancehall - Jaeblaze
"Star Bwoy" - Mavado
This was fun and had a good vibe. I am not sur ehow I feel about Carlena yet, some days I love her, others I just remember her crap-attitude and unfortunately it really puts that dark cloud over everything she does. Amazing dancer, yes, and hopefully that will continue to shine and cast away the bad attitude I remember. Overall this dance had the swagga' it needed.
Kevin & Teya
Viennese Waltz - Pierre Allaire
"Good to You" - Marianas Trench
This was my least favourite dance of the night. It was slow, dull, boring and they really did not have a strong grasp of the steps. Granted, it is supposed to be a calm dance, but they didn't glide across the dance floor - they kind of stumbled. It wasn't horrific, and I couldn't do any better, but it just didn't entertain me. I predict this will be inthe bottom 3.
Geisha & Francois
Hip Hop - Tucker Barkley
"Roman's Revenge" - Nicki Minaj (ft. Lil' Wayne)
I enjoyed this routine. The costumes were a bit strange, but the choreo was good and they delivered it well. Compared to the rest of the night, it was about middle rating, but entertaining and fun!
Adam & Yulia
Samba - Gustavo Vargas
"Samba" - Ganga Giri
This was really really fast. I think Yulia did better than Adam, but together it seemed a little chaotic, frantic and just off. Granted, it was fast, but it went from "fast - wow!" to "fast - what?" and I predict they may end up in the bottom three.
Melissa & Shane
Contemporary - Sabrina Matthews
"This Year's Love" - David Gray
This was amazing! Sabrina Matthews always choreographs such amazing pieces and this one was about a friend helping another friend through HIV AIDS. The topic was emotional, but these two dancers nailed it. THey brought raw emotion and amazing lifts, I was in tears! The judges agreed and got quite emotional connecting the dance to experiences of loved ones lost from AIDS. One of my favourites of the night!
Shelaina & Matt
Hustle - Maria Torres
"Melody of Love" (Wanna Be Loved) - Donna Summer
I usually like Maria Torres' work and was excited to see a Hustle, but was disappointed. I do not know enough about the genre to say if it was the choreo or the dancing or just the song, but it was really slow and felt almost like it had to be choreographed at half time or something. I was bored besides a few nice lifts and spins. I think it may put them in the bottom three.
Jordan & Joey
Jazz - Sean Cheesman
"That's Life" - Frank Sinatra
By far my favourite of the night! This dance was athletic, comedic, completely in sync and absolutely fantastic! Judges called these two a power couple and I couldn't agree more. Jordan was an early favourite for me in auditions and tonight I think she quickly became Canada's favourite! The two of them nailed the facial expressions, comedic moments, dance moves and chemistry! The story was a first date at the movies and the boy wants a kiss and tries to get one... it was so funny - once I find it I will post it for those of you who don't get CTV to watch... really fantastic!
With that said here are my rankings for the night - please comment if you agree or disagree.
-Jordan & Joey
-Melissa & Shane
-Christian & Lindsay
-Rodrigo & Lauren (almost top 3)
-JP & Denitsa
-Geisha & Francois
-Carlena & Boneless
-Adam & Yulia
-Shelaina & Matt
-Kevin & Teya
We will see if I am right, it is sad because the bottom 3 couples are not necessarily my least favourite dancers, they just didn't pull through tonight for some reason.
What do you think?
Stay Tuned for Results tomorrow, Tuesday, July 19, 2011 at 8pm Local time on CTV. I will post the results here tomorrow night.
Random Comment: Am I the only one who dislikes Leah Miller? I know I always say it, but she is way too young to have that much botox! Her outfit tonight was so strange! An orange skirt that went up her back and a purple long sleeved shirt that was tied up to show her upper torso? I wish Cat Deely could do our show here too ;)