Wednesday, July 30, 2008

How I WISH I could dance!

So I've never done a live blog before, but I am SO IN LOVE with this season's So You Think You Can Dance that I just can't help myself....

So far, we have seen Courtney and Mark, whose first dance was Viennese Waltz - beautiful, and a clever cross-promotion using American Idol winner David Cook's song. Mark is really growing on me this season, and I love that none of the judges who praised him to the sky for this dance seem to remember that last week they told him he had the worst closed-hold form they had ever seen - short memories, those judges!

Next, solos by Chelsie and

Twitch - great, as usual. As an amusing sidenote, the audience talked Cat Deeley into wearing Twitch's grill - hah!

Then we had Katee and Joshua back together again - contemporary. Incredible. Joshua Allen should NOT be able to leap that high. They are so beautiful together. This gave me chills from start to finish, especially when she leaped into the air and he caught her.

Now we have Chelsie and Twitch with some type of latin ballroom - maybe mambo? I think Twitch was lucky he got Chelsie this week, because this was tough, and she is just so amazing that noone was really watching him. Apparently the judges are proud of his respectable job - not quite the raves the other couples got, but Chelsie was amazing.

Katee's solo - not my favorite of all her dances, but of course technically fantastic.

Joshua's solo - I can't believe that a guy who is as big as he is - and by big, I don't mean chubby, I mean ripped - can possibly be as light on his feet as he is.

Courtney and Mark's jazz - weird, but so, so cool. This was really dark, and sexy, and they pulled it off incredibly well. Mark does this weird solo to Bohemian Rhapsody where he just moves around on the stage in such a unique way, and this jazz piece reminded me a lot of that. Loved it. I have to say that I was really surprised and disappointed when Will went home last week instead of Mark, but Mark proved tonight that he totally belongs in the top 6 - he has been brilliant.

Next is Katee and Joshua's Paso Doble - shirtless Joshua, and all the ladies say YEA!! There was some serious aggression in that number. Adam Shankman says Joshua makes him believe in the impossible, and it's true. Katee finally showed a darker side, and it was great. Lots of Mary Murphy screaming, and even Nigel says Joshua could steal the show.

Courtney's solo - I know she probably won't win, but I think she is the girl I just love to watch dancing the most. She dances with so much emotion - always beautiful.

Mark's solo - certainly the weakest of the guy's solos, but I can't help rooting for him.

Last but not least, Chelsie and Twitch and hip-hop - some sort of crazy conductor routine. Lots of fun, but not my favorite routine of the night. I do enjoy seeing hip hop that doesn't seem pissed off - this is Twitch's style, so of course he was great, but Chelsie really kept up with him.

I have to say that, based on tonight, I have no idea who will be in the top four, and NO IDEA who will eventually end up winning. This is such a great season, and I just love watching all six of these dancers. It will be so sad to lose anyone....if you haven't been watching this show this season, I am really sorry - it has been the most entertaining thing on tv!!


Ruth said...

I've caught a couple episodes -- it is simply amazing what these dancers can do!

Alea said...

This is the only thing I was watching this summer until Mad Men started last week. They are so good! My vote for top four are Joshua, Mark, Chelsie, and Katee. Then Mark can be voted off... the remaining three all could win in my book!

Andi said...

I missed last night (and I've been sporadic at best this season), but I SO LOVE this show!

Amy said...

I haven't seen any of this season, but I love live blogging Idol!

Elizabeth said...

I had an emotional moment Thursday when Mark and Chelsie went home - I can only imagine what I will be like this next week. I am not ready for it to be over!