He liked what Cyrus did here in terms of making it his own, but tells him he needs to lower his shoulders a bit. He also thinks Eliana would have kicked Cyrus’ ass. Great. I’ve started the night by agreeing with Nigel. Now I’m depressed.
Mary thinks Eliana was swaggerocious.
And then accuses her of shredding Cat’s dress.
Michael says he and Billy are at more of an advantage tonight because they have never seen any of these dances before. Both he and Billy both think the dance was terrific.
Cat wants to talk to us all about National Dance Day next, but I refuse. You’ll be unsurprised to find out that Nigel even uses this time to perv out.
The Tampa cheerleaders are on their way to file for restraining orders as we speak.
Next up are George and Tiffany dancing “Hometown Glory”, originally danced by Katee and Joshua in season 4. George’s moment from the past is Wade’s “Ramalama” dance (LOVE IT) and Tiffany loved Ellen and Twitch’s version of his dance with Alex from the season seven finale.
Mia thinks they are going to murder this piece and she wants them to be better than Katee and Josh.
And the original….
First of all, the camerawork on this show continues to annoy the fuck out of me. How could they have not gotten a great shot of the assisted run? It’s not like they didn’t know it was coming!! I think Tiffany and George did a good job, but still not as good as the original.
Mary wants Cat to call 911 because there has been a murder on the stage. That’s right, she thinks they murdered it. She does think Tiffany thinks to be careful of overperforming, but she still loved both of them.
Michael agrees with Mary a bit and thinks Tiffany could rely on her partner a bit more. Even saying that, he loved it. Nigel says it’s the first time he’s see the routine with two contemporary dancers and he thinks that we haven’t been seeing the best of George, but maybe we did tonight.
Next up are Will and Amelia and the Mia routine that they will be dancing is “Koop Island Blues” aka the Butt Dance from season five’s Evan and Randi. Will professes to love the season 4 top twenty routine where the dancers kidnapped Nigel.
Although, Nigel did have a gag in his mouth, so maybe that’s what Will loved about it. Amelia’s moment is Neil and Melanie’s performance of “Total Eclipse of the Heart” from last season. Somehow that’s not surprising to me since I think of Amelia as the poor man’s Melanie Moore.