Oooooo Oooooo Oooooo!!!!! Eliana and Chehon are dancing a pas de deux!!!! I am in ballet girl HEAVEN!! Seriously, I have been hoping for a classical ballet routine from these two for a while and I am thrilled that we actually get to see them dance together.
I thought for sure Nigel would bring in Dwight and Desmond for this one, but instead he goes the Kirov ballet route and brings in Marat Daukayev. Is it wrong that I’m bouncing up and down like a little kid right now?
Chehon tells us that with ballet you really have to take classes and keep in shape all the time. This is definitely tough for them because they haven’t taken a ballet class since they got there. Marat thinks they might need a massage.
The pas de deux they choose for them is from The Nutcracker, and I have to admit I am a little disappointed by that choice. I wish they would have picked the Rose Adiago from Sleeping Beauty or the Swan Lake pas de deux or one from Giselle. Not only that, but they gave them a pas de deux that doesn’t really show Chehon off. Yes, it shows his great strength as a partner, but other than that, he doesn’t have a lot to do. They could have EASILY selected a different section where BOTH dancers really dance.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m still thrilled to see a pas de deux on this show, and their performance was lovely, I just wish Chehon hadn’t gotten the short end of the stick.
Rob thinks that this really separates the men from the boys; what they did is so hard. He calls Eliana’s extension breathtaking and talks about how difficult it is what the man does in something like this.
Nigel has to first give himself a pat on the back for getting a former Kirov Ballet dancer as a choreographer, and then says he never dreamed that we’d have two ballet dancers in the finale and he is just thrilled. He loved Eliana and talks about how wonderful she is, and then he talks about how this piece doesn’t really show off the guy but it did show just how strong Chehon is.
Way to pick her up and toss her around!
He calls out the fact that Will just struggled with a full presage and here Chehon made it look like a piece of cake. Mary calls it a triumph for the show and a triumph for ballet; she’s never going to forget it.
Tiffany and Cyrus pair up next for a Tessandra Chavez lyrical hip hop. Hm. Hip hop. Of course. The routine is about young love.
Of course Tiffany outdanced Cyrus, that’s no surprise, is it? What else is there really to say here?