Another week, another episode of SYTYCD. Jump over to the recap and discuss with me.
As usual, let me start by giving my thoughts on who went home last week, which was Cristina… I’m pretty sure you already know what my thoughts are: what the heck is Melinda still doing here?! Or Jose for that matter?? I’m bummed that Cristina left before these two.
Also, I usually comment on the solos in my recap but my notes all say the same thing for most of them, “it was nice” or “it was cool.” I really loved AdéChiké’s solo and I think Lauren’s was also good, the rest were meh, either lacking in performance or just plain boring.
AdéChiké & Lauren – They had a hip hop by Dave Scott. I was not a fan of the routine, but he was good and it was nice to see him happy for once. I like his new confidence, but I didn’t think it was as great as the judges made it seem.
Ashley & Ade – Contemporary by new choreographer Dee Caspary. I have to say, I loved this routine! I would like to see Ashley get something other than contemporary/jazz, but even in contemporary, she’s matured a lot and I’m glad the judges agree.
Robert & Courtney – A jazz routine by Sonya. I really liked the choreography and I completely agree with the judges that Sonya’s style suits Robert (though I wouldn’t say he’s as good as Mark). I was pleasantly surprised with him this week.
Melinda & Pasha – A salsa by Fabian Sanchez. You could tell she was trying really hard to get it, and there were nice moments, but she just wasn’t that good. I was glad that the judges admitted they might have made a mistake sending Cristina home instead of Melinda, but it’s a bit late for that now, isn’t it?
Lauren & Neil – Broadway by Joey Dowling. I think she did a good job, wardrobe malfunction and all. She didn’t overdo the sexiness and she’s definitely gotten better since the first show.
Billy & Kathryn – They had a Stacey Tookey contemporary piece. Billy definitely has a problem connecting, but I loved watching this anyway. The choreography was great, the dancing was great, Kathryn is wonderful. Also loved all the airtime they gave Legacy!
Jose & Anya – A samba by Dmitry. While Jose did better than expected, he is just not good enough to be on this show and the fact that he’s still here is starting to annoy me. Can they please critique him? Yes, he makes them smile but this is a DANCE competition not a smiling competition.
Kent & Allison – A Mandy Moore jazz number. I think the problem with Kent is that he does lose more Kent-ness each week, but he just started with so much of it that it’s slow progress. Hopefully he can mature more for next week, otherwise, I’ll be fine with having him leave.
Alex & Twitch – Hip hop by Tabitha & Napoleon. Ok, so, first of all, why were they making such a huge deal about two guys dancing together? This isn’t the first time they’ve ever done this, and it’s hip hop, not ballroom, so it’s nothing out of the ordinary. I don’t get it. That said, he did a great job and deserved the praise he got, though wtf is up with his face?? It was a little distracting at times because it felt like he was trying too hard. But anyway, I was impressed. And the choreography really was quite good, I agree with Nigel that it’s the best routine they’ve choreographed.
I am hoping that Melinda or Jose will go home tonight. I’d love it if they both left, but that’s not possible, so I’ll take what I can get.
What did you all think of the episode? Did you enjoy it? Who do you want to see go home?