Cat takes a few more minutes for selling crap, and really could anyone else make a SYTYCD app sound quite as lovely as our hostess with the mostess? Also, Tabitha and Napoleon’s baby was born during our break. Cat announces her as our future season 27 winner. Don’t give Nigel any ideas, Cat!
Just stay away from Uncle Nigel and you’ll be fine.
And FINALLY it’s now time for the actual dancing to begin. Let’s start out with a Mia Michaels group routine (the only new choreography we’ll see this evening).
Umm……I don’t quite know what to say about this. The camerawork was so shitty on this it was hard to even follow the dance as a whole. I don’t know if I would have liked it more if I could see the entire stage and dance, but as is…..this one was not for me. The suspension from the ceiling thing was interesting, but it wasn’t enough to save this one for me. Bleh.
What would an episode be without a little filler? This time around each dancer will share with us a moment from seasons past that has been inspiring to them. First up to dance are Eliana and Cyrus. Cyrus found Brian Gaynor to be the most inspiring (I love that guy too!) while Eliana pick Wade’s peace dance to “Waiting for the World to Change” which at the time offended people (as did Mia’s military jacket she wore at the judges’ table that night).
They will be reprising “Mercy” aka The Door Dance, originally performed by Twitch and Katee in season 4.
I hope you all know that I completely incapable of comparing these routines to the originals, so let’s not even pretend.
So, I didn’t hate Eliana and Cyrus’ version of this dance, but I didn’t quite buy it either. Twitch was stronger in this than Cyrus and not just because he’s a stronger dancer. It’s like I didn’t believe he would manhandle Eliana; I was waiting for her to flip this around and kick his butt. I guess my feeling on this one is lukewarm.
Nigel points out that it’s going to be very hard for those of us that have seen these routines to disassociate ourselves from the originals. But we’re going to have to try.
So stop posting the You Tube videos now; you’re just asking to be aggravated.
Nigel, I’m aggravated every time you’re on my TV and I don’t stop watching. Besides, I’m trying to make sure I get my heart rate going. Nigel also wants the dancers to bring something of themselves to these routines.