Wednesday, June 29, 2011


It's Top 16 week and not only does each couple have a dance but they were split into two groups and have to perform a group number.  Let's see if they were able to handle the load....

The show started off with a group number choreographed by Tyce DiOrio (LOVE) and it was very much about girl domination.  It's no secret that the girls have been dominating the competition from the start and Tyce took full advantage of that...and made it into something great.  It was a power packed number and a great way to kick off the show.

Sasha & Alexander-They did a contemporary routine that involved the use of a piano as a prop.  First of all, the use of the piano was genius.  I didn't feel as moved by the piece as I wanted to but the end was beautiful with the hands coming from within the piano.

Kaitlynn & Mitchell-They danced a samba and WOW!!  That was incredible!  It was so rhythmical and such great hip action from both of them!  I was floored at how fantastic it was!

Miranda & Robert-They did a broadway number and really embodied their characters.  Both of these dancers have shown an amazing amount of growth thus far and I'm really excited to see where they can go from here.

Melanie & Marko-They danced a NappyTabs lyrical jazz routine and I got chills watching it.  They are each such amazing dancers and when you put them together it's just magic.  It was hard when it needed to be hard and it was soft when it needed to be soft.  Like Nigel said, they really are the couple to beat right now.  That being said, I can't move on without talking about the kiss fest that went on during judging.  What on Earth was that??  Nigel kissed Mary (yuck), Kristin kissed Lil C, and the Nigel attempted to kiss Lil C....they have completely lost it!

Ashley & Chris-They danced a jazz routine which was technically sound but felt disconnected when it came to the emotional aspect.  It was sharp and tight but the connection just wasn't there and that made it a little boring for me to watch.

Clarice & Jess-They danced a gorgeous foxtrot!  Everything about this dance was just beautiful!  They were so elegant and graceful and even the small movements screamed loud.  Brilliant!

Ryan & Ricky-They danced a heart wrenching, emotion filled contemporary routine that I think many of us can relate to.  They not only let the emotion show but they let it flow through them.  It was beautiful and mesmerizing and I'm so glad that these two were saved last week.

Jordan & Tadd-They also had a NappyTabs routine this week but they got hip hop.  It was a very fun and playful routine and they did great with the characters of the piece.  There was a time or two where they looked slightly out of sync but that could have been due to either the camera angle or the degree to which each did the movement.  Very fun routine to watch!

The show closed with the 2nd group number and I think it was a great way to end the night.  It was full of powerful dancing and a great story!

Voting this week is going to be hard because there are so many couples who did amazingly....will America get it right this time?  We'll find out tomorrow night!

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