SYTYCD Top 6 – Finale

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Ok, let’s begin. So last week, Legacy and Mollee left. I was perfectly fine with that. I feel that Legacy looked like he was done from the night before, which is why I expected him to go. I think Ryan’s plea at the end of last week’s show saved him and Ashleigh. Now on to this week…

First of all, I was really pissed off that the show was only an hour long. Everything was rushed, I don’t think the show was live (the cuts were awkward which makes me think it aired on a slight delay), and I hate that they didn’t have the same sex dance pairings that they do every season. Anyway, on to the dancing.

Ryan & Kathryn – They had a samba. I think this was Ryan’s best performance of the night. Kathryn was really good, I was surprised. She’s grown a lot this season and I can’t even remember what her actual style is most of the time. And that ending! Awesome!

Jakob & Ellenore – A Broadway routine by Tyce. I wasn’t as blown away as the judges were, but it was good. Ellenore looks good doing it, so that’s good for her.

Russell & Ashleigh – A lyrical jazz routine by Sonya. It was good. Not incredible or mind-blowing, but good. I wanted to throw something at the screen when Nigel would not STFU about Russell. Ok, he’s good, but CALM THE FUCK DOWN DUDE!

Ryan & Ellenore – They got jazz. The quirky concept wouldn’t have been so bad if the dancing had been more challenging. The judges hated it, but, again, at least it suited Ellenore well.

Jakob & Ashleigh – A foxtrot. It was ok, they definitely have chemistry and I liked seeing them dance together again. It didn’t wow me at all, but they danced it well.

Russell & Ellenore – They had the paso doble. I have to say, I was really disappointed at the judges here. The dance was really good, but Ellenore was way better than Russell. But did the judges critique him properly? No, because Nigel is too busy trying to have babies with him, and the critique Mary gave lasted all of 10 seconds before she sang his praises too. I don’t like when the judges rally around one dancer like that.

Jakob & Kathryn – They got contemporary. My opinion? Best dance of the night for sure, probably one of the best of the season. I could not stop watching them and I was sad when it was over, that’s how good it was.

Ryan & Ashleigh – The moment we’ve all been waiting for lol. They got contemporary too. Lots to say here. 1) During auditions, Ryan was always complimented and Ashleigh was ignored, but I think Ashleigh is a much better dancer now than Ryan is. She grew a lot and he didn’t. 2) Ashleigh shined in this dance, IMHO. The emotion between them was obviously intense, but I think she still looked beautiful even while crying. 3) I think both of them gave up last night. They knew they weren’t going to win, so they just danced the steps without trying too hard.

Russell & Kathryn – Hip hop. It was okay. Their energy was good, but their moves weren’t always in sync which annoyed me. Couldn’t they have gotten a better choreographer for the last dance of the season than NappyTabs?

Tonight is the finale! WOOHOO! Who I want to see win is Kathryn. I think she’s grown the most, she’s great at all the styles, she’s adorable, I just love her. Who I think will actually win is Russell. He’s been a favorite from the beginning and the judges make him seem flawless. I’ll be happy if either of them win, or Ellenore for that matter, though I don’t think she will. Jakob won’t win because the best technical dancer never wins (I think that’s why Nigel told him to join a company). Ashleigh and Ryan, as I’ve already said, gave up last night so they won’t win either.

What are your thoughts, predictions, comments?

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4 Responses

  1. aj jenkins
    aj jenkins December 16, 2009 at 1:05 pm |

    I completely agree. The Jakob & Kathryn contemporary dance was unbelievably good. I replayed it multiple times.

  2. Orodemniades
    Orodemniades December 16, 2009 at 1:46 pm |

    I’m really tired of Kathryn, but she’s the judges’ favorite and has been for many weeks. Who knows, maybe the voting will throw up a surprise, but overall I’m kind of ‘meh’ on who’s going to win.

    Honestly, I think both Ellenore and Jakob are beyond the purview of the show, ie, they’re far better than the show has shown, if that makes any sense? Winning would do neither of them any favors.

    Yeah, so, meh.

  3. Evrybdy44
    Evrybdy44 December 16, 2009 at 4:05 pm |

    I really think Jakob will win at this point. But you never know when it’s based on call in votes. I can’t stand Ashleigh and Ryan. I’ve tried, but they both just annoy the sh*t outta me. I really have wanted them gone since about the beginning and I don’t believe they are good enough of dancers to have gone this far! SEND THEM HOME AMERICA!

  4. Peggyluwho
    Peggyluwho December 16, 2009 at 4:54 pm |

    My roommate has gotten me to watch this show. The judges bug the crap out of me.

    That being said, Go Jacob!

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