Doing this a little different this week. I'm watching this on my DVR and just going to type as we go. Looks like maybe the camera worked out how to do a live show this time. I've heard a lot about this episode from tweets/FB updates so I'm a little nervous to be honest.
Cat Deeley just said "don't ruffle my feathers" while wearing feathers. Isn't she clever?!
You know who I don't miss... Mary Murphy. Maybe because she was replaced with another M alliteration, but this one is awesome.....
Hey look we are getting to see them choose their allstars. No Neil and Twitch..... BOOOOO. Jose's face when Kathryn said "Bollywood" was priceless. I'm sure so was Erin's when she watched at home, because I know how much she loves that one!
First up, CHRISTINA. Allstar: Pasha. Choreo: Jean-Marc and France. Style: Paso Doble. I love the Paso, and well, Christina is Latina, so I'm hoping this is good. But I haven't been impressed with Christina all that much...... Alright, I thought it was pretty good. But I was looking at Pasha the entire time. She did have the angry face going, so that is good. It wasn't the best Paso that has been on the show, but I still liked it. (Like that they are letting the allstars stay for judging this week.)
ADECHIKE. Allstar: Allison. Choreo: Mandy Moore. Style: Contemporary. I love Allison telling Adechike to love her. I'm going to be honest, I'm slightly biased against Adechike cuz I think he took the spot of the other Contemporary dancer (with the hurt hamstring) that I liked so much more. But either way, I think he is the weak llink in the otherwise very strong boys. He is undeniably talented, but I'm just not feeling him. Of course, that being said, I still choose him over pretty much any girl this season! Overall: OK this week. (Side note: Neil was in the audience even tho he wasn't on this week. How adorable is he?)
ALEX: Allstar: Lauren. Choreo: Tyce Diorio. Style: Broadway. Ok, Alex said he doesn't know that much about Fosse. I know he is a ballet company, but come on! For shame, Alex! Ok.... I'm starting to see the issue with the allstars. The allstar is so confident compared to the contestant that it is hard not to be drawn to the allstar. I didn't think that was so great. Alex wasn't as "Fosse" as I would have liked. My suggestion for Alex, go watch the "Steam Heat" routine from the movie The Pajama Game. That's Fosse! Lauren rocked it though.... (PS I want Tyce to do another contemporary routine)
ASHLEY: Allstar: Mark. Choreo: Tavis Wall. Style: Jazz. Ok, poor Ashley. Like she wasn't getting lost before, now she is paired with Mark?? I will say this is the first time I've ever actually felt like I've seen Ashley. Travis did better by his contestant this week than he did last week. Hey Nigel.... never say anything bad about Travis. Ever. I will hunt you down. I also liked the routine way more than he did anyway.
BILLY: Allstar: Comfort. Choreo: Lil C Style: Crumping. Loved his pleather outfit in his childhood story. I'm sure it was epic, Billy. Ok.... let's see if Billy B Buck can pull it off! teehee. I think if Billy pulls off Crumping means he should just win the thing now. Unrelated thought: I really like Comfort's gold jacket with the pink lining. Super cute. Nigel is such an old man. I thought he was good, but I can sort of understand why the judges thought it was awkward. Good for Comfort for sticking up for little Billy.
ROBERT: Allstar: Anya. Choreo: Jean-Marc and France. Style: Argentinian Tango. I don't remember liking Anya as much as I do now when she was a contestant. But I think she is too funny. The camera work is making me a little dizzy with this one. I thought it was a really good tango. Robert has the look/body for Tango. And again... doesn't hurt that Anya was his partner. I really like Robert, and I'm thinking he is not in any danger.
MELINDA. Allstar: Ade. Choreo: Stacey Tookey. Style: Contemporary. Do think Ade dances with Melinda and wishes it was Melissa. I miss Naughty Ballerina. Stacey is the shiz, so I'm sad Melinda got her, because I'm not really liking Melinda. But I'm happy she has to wear that ridiculous mother earth outfit. She looks fat. Hahaha. I like the routine, but I didn't like her so much. The judges and I just aren't getting along this week, it seems. (Mia hates the dress too! HA!) By the way, Ade said he went to Jack in the Box after the show, as usual. And he still looks like that?? I hate Ade. ;)
JOSE. Allstar: Kathryn. Choreo: Nakul Dev Mahajan Style: Bollywood. LOVE that Nakul didn't know b-boy. Take that, Jose! Alright, 30 seconds in and I can tell you that Jose isn't adapting to this as well as Joshua did with Katee. He is so awkward. He wasn't as sharp as he should be. Tho I did think the end of the routine was cute, story-wise. I'm not sure why Nigel is talking about the World Cup right now. (Go USA!) Jesus, why does Jose get the "Oh, it was fun and cute" when Billy got destroyed by the judges. Being a lesser dancer doesn't mean you shouldn't get judged as harshly. Annoyed right now. I agree, he is a sweet boy and very happy to be there, but seriously!! And don't compare it to Kent's ChaCha from last week!! Oooooo.... I'm mad.
LAUREN:. Allstar: Dominic (Watch out, Cat!) Choreo: Tessandra Chavez. Style: Lyrical Hip Hop. Tessandra says she expects perfection. Is that all, Tess?? Lauren much better this week. And to be fair, she was giving a lot more to work with this week. It was a much more emotional routine, obviously, and she did a much better job connecting with it. Uh oh... Mia is noticing butts again. Dom has super serious face. It's a little scary. I can't believe Cat just said "Dom do you want to get to a deeper place?" Think before you speak, Cat. Dom's face was classic though.
KENT. Allstar: Courtney. Choreo: Tyce. Style: Jazz. I don't even care what the dance is like - the rehersal footage of Court and Kent was worth the whole 2 hours of programming to get to see that. I think these outfits are left over from a Sonya Tayeh routine. I love it. I don't care what Kent does. Love Tyce with wink and "okay" sign. (Did you notice Travis muttering to himself when Nigel said that was a Jazz routine?0 HAHA)
Sooooo..... I don't know what is going to happen as I am on such a different page as the judges with almost every dance. What did you guys think?