What a night. I can honestly say we have an unbelievable Top 8. And Mia is right, our Top 4 girls are the best i have seen!!!
Last week I predicted who would go home, however it is getting so difficult. I can say who I feel should be in the bottom or who I think Canada will vote for.
Mia Michaels (with a new shaved head), Dan Karaty, Tre Armstrong and Jean-Marc Genereux were judges and we had Nico Archambault debut as a SYTYCD choreographer. It was indeed a special night.
Although during rehearsals there were multiple injuries with Everett suffering from a bleeding nose from a few kicks in the face to Emmanuel’s sprained ankle (and his fingers are still bandaged) but the show must go on – and it did – and it was spectacular!
Top 4 Guys Dance
Jazz with Melissa Williams
“Beggin” – Jersey Boyz
They were not at all in unison, a boy band they are NOT! I did enjoy the solo bits with spins and kicks as well as the overall routine. Vincent stood out for me.
Top 4 Girls Dance
Burlesque in my opinion with Sean Cheeseman
“Dr. Feelgood” – Aretha Franklin
This was sexy, hot and amazing. The girls were in sync, each had a chance to shine and the choreography was super seductive. Jayme Rae stood out *slightly* for me but overall the all shone like the superstars they are.
Vincent & Tara-Jean
1. Rumba with Eric Caty
“Hero” – Enrique Iglesias
Maybe it’s the song but I teared up, I was covered in goosebumps and I enjoyed every moment of this amazing routine. The kiss at the end was hot and Mia Michaels was correct, the end bit was very Karma Sutra. I just loved it, Tara-Jean was sexy and Vincent was powerful and I adored every second of this routine.
2. Krump with Lil’ C
“Chea-Chea-Chea” – Tha J Squad
Neither hit it very hard but it was a good effort. Tara-Jean seems to me to be the weakest link of the 4 girls, though even saying that feels wrong because they are all so amazing. Vincent delivered though it was not overly “krumpy” for me.
“Farewell” – Rosie Thomas
Passionate, Emotional, Pretty. But not sure if her overall effort will get her to next week.
“U Can’t Touch This” – MC Hammer
Unique song choice for his genre of dance but he delivered. It was hot, sexy and most importantly ENTERTAINING!
Kim & Cody
1. Hip Hop with Luther Brown
“Humpin’ Around” – Bobby Brown
I loved this routine. Mia Michaels called it “dope” and I concur. It was hard, it was hyped, it was a throw back to old school hip hop and they nailed it. Both of them were in their genre and showed they could rock it out.
2. Smooth Waltz with Pierre Allaire
“What a Wonderful World” – Louis Armstrong
This fell flat. It was cute and quirky, I was shocked to see Kim not being sexy… but it was not entertaining and as the judges pointed out it showed poor technique and didn’t deliver.
“Jerk it” -Thunderhiest
Back to the sexy where she belongs this was an amazing routine. I especially loved the gliding across the floor on her back and the abrupt sudden movements… hot!
“Missin’ You” – Tre Songz
The problem with Cody is that his hip hop is smooth and natural and looks to come so easy. I think that can be mistaken for lack of effort or passion. I believe he HAS the passion and drive and effort, but he is just so talented his solo’s appear relaxed. I hope this doesn’t land him in the bottom
Emanuel & Melanie
1. Contemporary (Ballet parts) with Sabrina Matthews
“The Scientist” – Coldplay
What great lines. It was a beautiful routine though I felt the pairing was a bit off. The judges really emphasized how well Melanie did while playing hard ball with Emmanuel. He was injured, he did miss rehersals, he did fairly well all things considered, but also he is a fan favourite mainly because of his background with skating and his familiarity.
2. Disco with Melissa Williams
“Hush Hush” -Pussycat Dolls
I enjoyed the routine. I feel like Melanie has been in the bottom when she shouldn’t have been before and fear that will occur again. Emmanuel I feel has been in the top when he shouldn’t have been and wonder how Canada will vote this week given he was injured.
“Innocence” – Bjork
I loved this solo. The song choice was so perfect for her movements. She really delivered passion and talent and showcased why she should stick around.
“Mad World” – Adam Lambert
He always looks to glide on ice. I wanted to see more. I worried about his ankle. I feel it is tough to judge or rank someone who is injured. I don’ tknow if people will vote for him based on previous weeks and loving him already or even as sympathy for his injury or if he will finally go home. We shall see tomorrow.
Jayme Rae & Everett
1. Mamba with Gustavo Varagas
“En Berransvilla Me Quedo” – Joe Arroyo
Jayme Rae’s hips were flying and she was sexy as hell even as her costume was falling apart. The kicks, spins, dips and that end flip… wow! Entertaining and amazing. Yes Jayme Rae outshone Everett but that is how it should be and Mia Michaels was correct – HOT A LICIOUS!
2. Jazz Funk with Nico Archambault & Wynn Holmes
“Sexy Chick” – David Guetta (feat. Akon)
If Nico’s choreo can’t keep these two out of the bottom 2 I don’t know what can… Nico’s debut as a choreo on the show was AMAZING… I loved it as much as I love him !!! Everett was the perfect geek and Jayme Rae sexy as sexy can be. The story was cute, the moves were amazing it was a well-crafted routine from idea to performance….
“gettin’ in the Way” -Jill Scott
Every movement was precise and amazing. I think she should be safe based on her paired routines and solo. She has become quite the superstar.
“Stand By Me” -Ben E King
This guy is entertaining. He makes tap fun again. I can’t keep my eyes off him when he moves and that is a good thing. I think he should be safe.
2. Jayme Rae
I predict Tara-Jean and Emanuel go Home (Though I kind of sadly think it may be Cody and not Emanuel, I would probably cry if that was true though)
Do you agree? Disagree? Why?
We will see Tomorrow Night