jeffthoth: (dance)
 I watched my recording of this week's show today and I was floored:

This was the second week of the final 10, where each one individually is paired with an all-star (a past competitor). This week one was paired with Courtney Galliano. I remember seeing her compete.

Nigel mentioned that she is now battling multiple sclerosis. More and more people are announced with it every day, but after more than 17 years it still surprises me. 
jeffthoth: (dance)
That was almost anti-climactic... at least Amanda was the runner-up.

There were a few surprises. I'm just disappointed that Luka Crazylegs wasn't brought back. He was inspirational.
jeffthoth: (dance)
They are trying to be different this year. Also, the talent couldn't be cut down further.

Shavar doesn't deserve to be there though. It also is a hypocritical choice, since Jolena was cut for a similar reason last year.
jeffthoth: (dance)
Well, not quite. The Top 20 will be chosen tonight.

The dancers from Vancouver were varied in styles, which I liked a lot.

Not surprising: the Montreal auditions interested me a lot. I was fascinated by Hip Hop dancer Luka Crazylegs, a  guy who worked around his disability and crutches. He made it through 2 rounds of the finals, but the judges reluctantly cut him before ballroom, because he couldn't partner.

I'm really curious who will be chosen!
jeffthoth: (dance)
I tried to post this while my DVR was recording the finale, but the post was lost. Now, the Canadian one starts soon, so I wanted to get this out there. Updates are in bold:

- with a regular panel of judges and only a few guests, we didn't have to see Mary Murphy past the auditions. She was at the finale though. Unfortunately we also didn't see Little C. He danced on it.

Kent proved that he was already an artist the performance night when the emotion of a routine proved more important to him than its steps. Judge Adam Shankman said that it proved he didn't need the show. He was the runner up.

The best dancer was Robert, but I figured that Kent would be the favorite. Robert was indeed in 3rd place.

Ultimately I was wrong. Congratulations to Lauren!
jeffthoth: (dance)
2 days after now, I'm hopefully not spoiling this for many. :)

So the final person eliminated was Adechike.

Of the 4 left, it's no surprise. As the only female left Lauren had to stay (she's too young to be called a woman yet, but it would be patronizing to call her a girl). Robert is an excellent dancer, and Kent may ultimately be champion.

It's just cold how he was cut with his idol Desmond Richardson on stage too.
jeffthoth: (dance)
This week Ashley was eliminated, for the 2nd week in a row due to injury. She didn't even perform!

Now Laurel is the only woman left in the competition.

jeffthoth: (dance)
I really feel bad for Alex: in a rehearsal for this week he got injured, a separation of an Achilles Tendon. He'll be out for recovery for 3 months. That eliminated him from the competition.

To go from the most talked about dance last week to being cut. I really feel bad for him.
jeffthoth: (dance)
Billy Bell looked awkward this week. I expected him to make bottom three - but he was safe. The two strongest routines this week were the ballroom numbers performed by Robert and Catrina - but they were both in danger. Worse, she was the one cut!

I'm already starting to see some of the patterns of this season: I can already see the ringer.

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