â™«â™ª Tonight’s the night we’ll make hiiiiistoooorrrrryyy, Gasmi, you and I. And we’ll watch every dance, and listen to Adam taaaalk. We’ll sway and we’ll swoon and gawk. â™«
I’m so excited for the first performance show of the season! Let’s see what these dancers have got. THIS. Is So You Think You Can Dance (dance…….dance)!
I see the wardrobe people still hate Cat.
Cat wants us to welcome the top twenty dancers. We get the snippet intros of them busting a little move. As usual there are a lot of leaps and turns, and the girls are all trying to be sexy. Also of note, Maksim has changed his name to Max. And then……
These are the girls
And here are your guys
I think I might have just piddled in my pants. Just a wee bit. The dancers all line up to pay homage to the awesomeness that is Cat before exiting to get changed and ready to dance. Holy Crap. It looked bad from afar, but up close WHOA! What the fuck have they dressed Cat in tonight? Flipit, did one of your designers escape from The Fashion Show? That is one of the most hideous things I think I’ve ever seen. Why do they hate you Cat?
Fuck if I know.
Let’s meet the judges! Oh YAY!!! Adam Shankman is joining Mary and Nigel tonight. I love him.
Cat asks Nigel if he has any advice for the top twenty this year. He says they should grab hold of the energy from the audience. He thinks they’re going to be nervous, but no more nervous than the judges themselves. I think he should have just said they should try not to suck. Cat says Mary’s been here since the dawn of time, does it get any easier?
Watching dancing is easy. Making fire, now THAT was hard.
Time for Adam to plug what he’s been doing. Aside from going on the audition trail with Nigel and Mary, Adam is living in airports because he’s producing three movies simultaneously. The only one he mentions by name is Step Up 3D. A 3D dance movie? Talk about being kicked in the face! Oh, and he’s cast dancers from past seasons in it including Katee, Joshua, Ivan and Twitch has a huge role in it. I’m sure I’ll go see it. The acting may suck, but the dancing is sure to be good.
So the show has paired up the dancers and they have picked a style out of the hat. You all know how this works, right? Okay, for those of you who don’t, here goes…. each couple will dance. There will be phone numbers. You will vote (hopefully not for the people that suck). The bottom three vote getting couples will be put into, well, the bottom three. Those six dancers will each go in front of the dance Gestapo to dance for their lives. Then the judges will decide which guy and which girl will be cut. Sometimes it will make sense; sometimes they will piss you off. Any questions? No? Okay then! Are you ready for some dancing?
Well you’re going to have to wait. First we all get to see a retrospective on how the top twenty got to BE the top twenty. Were we not all here for the past three weeks? I’m pretty sure I remember what happened. GOD. They’ve set their little montage to The Fray’s “You Found Me”. Is anyone else as sick of that song as I am? So we get to relive some great moments from the auditions and one not so great moment.
Alright. Finally time for some dancing. Sort of. First we get to find out a little more about the first couple and sneak a peek at their first rehearsal. I predict someone will have trouble. But we’ll have to wait and see the performance to find out if they’ve overcome said trouble.
First up are Phillip and Jeanine. Ooooooo, I love him! Don’t know her,but I hope she’s good. Jeanine tells us she doesn’t have amazing legs or an incredible turnout, but she has passion, and she loves what’s she’s doing.
They recycle Phillip saying his ability was born and bred in his bedroom practicing in front of a window reflection. They just ran that last week! Come on! If we’re going to be subjected to the fluff I at least want some NEW fluff.
They’re doing hip hop. Wow. That’s pretty lucky for Phillip. They’re with Tabitha and Napoleon who have choreographed a number about a couple (of course) that can’t fall asleep without resolving their issues. Sounds like it could be a bit autobiographical.
We haven’t slept in days.
Whadda ya know? Jeanine says she’s horrible at hip hop! Oh no! I hope she can pull it together in time for the show! Phillip says they’re working on their connection to get the whole love/hate frustration feeling that they need for the piece. Let see how these crazy kids do.
They’re dancing to “Mad” by Ne-Yo. I’m liking this. A lot. I really thought Jeanine was going to have a hard time keeping up with Phillip, but she is holding her own here. They start out on the floor, obviously too mad to sleep. But after some popping and spinning and jumping, they’re ready to snuggle up and go to sleep. Awwww, dance cures everything people!
What a great way to start the show. Let’s hear what the judges have to say. Adam? “That was un-freaking-real.” Adam talks about how Jeanine has no hip hop experience, and if he was her the last person he’d want to be paired with would be Phillip. No Shit. But she held her own and was amazing. I completely agree. He thinks she stepped it up. Stepped it up completely. But did she step it up in 3D? Adam thinks no one dance like Phillip and no one ever will. He talks about Phillip’s generosity as a partner and it makes his partner better and him better. Loved it!
Do we really even need to hear from Nigel and Mary? I guess we do. Mary hates to disagree with Adam. And of course she’s not going to. She’s just doing her lame fakeout that no one ever falls for. She is the worst faker outer in history. She babbles about how great they were and then turns it over to Nigel.
I’m glad she’s easing us into it tonight. Nigel thinks Jeanine was fantastic, and talks some more about her keeping up with Phillip. He says Phillip already has a following but Jeanine somehow was slipped under the net. Somehow?!?!? Uh, she slipped “under the net” as you like you call it because of YOU Nigel. If you all spent less time showing us shitty dancers and wasting time on lame dance offs between mental patients maybe we’d know who the fuck she is by know. I mean, I know they always do that but then don’t pretend that you have no idea why no one knows who she is.
Next couple up is Asuka and Vitolio. When Asuka started in dance it was in ballet. Then she got to college and discovered Latin ballroom and it was love at first sight. Vitolio tells us again about his mom dying and living with his grandma. But not really because she had to send him to an orphanage. Yeah. That one gets me every time I hear it.
They are doing Broadway with Tyce. Crap. Every year I get excited about a Broadway number and then Tyce comes in and fucks it up for me. I wish they’d let Adam choreograph for Broadway. Shit, bring Ryan in. I bet he’d put together some awesome Broadway numbers
Tyce’s concept this time around is silent film. Vitolio is the director and Asuka is the actress. I think it’s supposed to be sort of Charlie Chaplin-esque. Tyce says it requires a definite technique and physicality. They are having trouble. Shocker.
They’re dancing to “Hot Honey Rag” from Chicago. I like this song. But the dance. Yeah, this dance is not so good. They dance the steps well, but have zero personality. And this dance requires a ton of personality. I think the choreography is a little weak, but if they had really sold it, it could have been a good number. As it is, it just falls flat for me.
I’m yawning too.
They feel so disconnected from each other. No chemistry. Even with eight other couples to go, I am calling them as one of the bottom three couples.
Let’s see what the judges thought. Adam immediately starts talking about the luck of the draw, so you know he pretty much hated it. Of course he’s too nice to say it that way, but trust me, he hates it. Big time.
He says they followed a number that was extremely emotional, and this is much more of a character performance piece. Yup. Adam and I are completely in sync on this one.
Mary says she’s a little disappointed. She feels like they needed to bring this routine to life, but they played it safe. Nigel doesn’t think this is about the dancing. The dancing was very strong. He says if you were to take photographs, their lines were beautiful. I can attest to that.
Unfortunately this routine needed personality, and they didn’t give it any. Cat, as always, has kind words, telling them they can grow from here. (Not if they get the boot, Cat)
Time for a little cha cha cha with Karla and Jonathan. Who? Karla tells us she has performed in two Broadway shows and has toured with Wicked. Pretty impressive. I’d love to know which shows she was in. Jonathan has a baby face. He tells us he started dancing because of season one. That’s when he fell in love with dancing. Awwwww, that’s cute.
Their choreographer is Tony Meredith. Tony tells us the feeling for this dance as with most Latin numbers is that the guy is out to get the girl. Compelling. Jonathan gets to grab Karla’s ass. A lot.
And then she farts in his face.
Well that’s what he gets for all that ass grabbing. Karla tells us the dance is supposed to be sexy and hot, but that’s not a problem since Jonathan is so cute. Karla, Karla, Karla. Cute and hot are not the same thing.
Jonathan’s goal for this dance is to get Mary to scream. UGH. Don’t make me hate you. My goal is to get through this season without any permanent hearing loss. I have a feeling Jonathan has a better chance of achieving his goal than I do mine.
They’re dancing to “Poker Face” by Lady
GagMe Gaga. They dance it okay, but it’s not hot and spicy at all. They need less smiling and more smolder. Of course he looks like he’s twelve, so maybe she’s trying to avoid looking like a child molester. They’re not terrible, but again, the chemistry is missing.
Best move of the dance
Adam thought it was really good. And awesome. Were we watching different dances? Mary screams. Ouch. And then she says she likes her cha cha rough. “If it’s not rough, it’s not fun.” I’m feeling a little nauseous.
Nigel says they’re another couple that have slipped under the radar. Really Nigel? Didn’t we just have this talk? He thinks if we’re talking about chemistry that they just exploded all over the stage. I completely disagree.
This shirt. UGH. His nipples are like little raisins of distraction in it. COVER IT UP!
Why is ballroom always about the guys’ chests? I wonder if that’s why they usually skeeve me out. It’s not that I’m opposed to naked chests as a rule. Certain people should be required to walk around shirtless at all times. (cough….Hugh….cough)
Next couple up is Randi and Evan. Yay!! Randi tells us this was her third year auditioning. See what happens when you keep coming back and trying Bianca?? Randi tells us she’s just a little ole country gal and the glitz and glamour are very surreal to her. Sure. I buy that.
Evan talks about auditioning with his brother and how bittersweet it was to make it while having to see Ryan go home. He’s excited to get to work. I’m excited to see him dance.
They’ll be performing a jazz piece choreographed by Tyce. Let’s all hope it’s better than the Broadway number. I couldn’t bear it if Evan went home first. Tyce wants to see a style (I’m guessing jazz?) and a connection. That’s so different from what everyone else needs. He’s a revolutionary that Tyce.
I will need you to point your toes and move to the music
Evan says the piece is physically and emotionally demanding. It’s an intimate love story. Randi is out of her comfort zone. She’s married people! And now she has to act like she’s in love with someone else. GASP. Evan’s just worried about how big her husband is. He doesn’t want to get a good ole fashioned country ass whooping.
They’re dancing to “I Only Have Eyes for You” by Jamie Cullum. They have me at hello. I love this dance. Evan may have to go into hiding because they have chemistry with a capital C. They dance it beautifully, I buy into emotionally. I love it.
The only complaint I have is about the stupid audience. They’re swaying back and forth like they’re listening to a power ballad at a rock concert. All they need are their bic lighters. It’s distracting people! Knock it off.
You know, Evan has this weird thing going on. Sometimes he looks sort of goofy and dorky. But other times he looks really hot. He was giving me a little bit of a Nathan Fillion vibe in this number. Pretty tasty.
Cat asks Randi if her husband is in the audience tonight. He’s not. That’s good news for Evan. You know who is in the audience? Ryan! Supporting his brother. Could I love this family any more? Yep. Because Evan’s other brother is there wearing a T-shirt that says, “The Other Brother”. Hope he doesn’t throw marshmallows at the stage!
So Adam, what did you think? Adam says they’re “slightly” vertically challenged as a couple but they both dance like they are eight feet tall. He is so right. “Your lines went forever.” He also thinks no one Evan coming (I did!) and that he’s a beautiful beautiful dancer.
Mary says that when they left Las Vegas they were both at the end of the pack for her. But the stars have come out tonight and then she lets out a WOOOOOOOO
The dogs in my neighborhood are all howling
Mary thinks they’re going to be around for a long time, yes she does. Nigel thinks they were absolutely fantastic. But on to more important things. He loves Randi’s hair curly. Yes, Nigel, it totally makes her dance better. He thinks they have just become a couple that people will recognize and talk about. He thinks people will pick up the phone for them. Let’s hope so!
The next couple to dance will be Paris and Tony. Oh good. He’s got a partner I already don’t like so I can hope they end up in the bottom with a clear conscience. Oh. That’s nice. Paris has to immediately make me feel bad about saying I don’t like her by talking about the horrific car accident she was in. I’m sorry you went through that and I’m glad you’re better, but I still don’t like you.
That sickled foot makes me INSANE!!!
Tony tells us he played sports his whole life and did dance on the side. In high school he was torn between sports and dance, turning down an offer to play college lacrosse in order to focus on dancing. It doesn’t sound like his dad was too thrilled about that decision. Tony’s hoping that this show will help to change his mind.
They’ve got Tabitha and Napoleon for another hip hop number. It’s so crazy how both hip hop guys ended up picking their genre out of the hat, isn’t it? Napoleon tells them it’s fast, hardcore and fun. They seem to be impressed with Paris saying that Tony was the one who wasn’t hitting it hard enough.
Their song is “Let the Beat Rock” by The Black Eyed Peas. This is not good. At all. She’s out dancing him, but I don’t think she’s doing all that great either. It’s all just MEH. And Bleh.
See? Even they know it stinks
Adam says he thought it was really good. Oh Adam. Being nice to them is not going to help them grow. He says he thought the costumes were distracting. Did they distract you so much that you didn’t see how blah the dance really was? Did you lose a contact lens or something?
Mary doesn’t think this will be memorable. I think it will be, just not in a good way. She thinks Tony wasn’t hitting it hard enough and if he got krump right now, he’d be in some serious trouble. Mary tells them it was just good. “We’re going to experience a lot of extraordinary and great on this show and good, I’m afraid, is not going to cut it.”
Nigel agrees with Mary, and talks about how much growth Tony needs. You know, he really should have thought about that before putting him on the show. They should have told Tony to go take more classes, work more on his dancing, and then come back and audition again. He’s not a strong enough dancer to make it in this group.
Next up, Caitlin and Jason. Caitlin likes to cry. Caitlin also looks like a younger version of Meredith Baxter Birney. It was so distracting to me until I figured it out.
She started out as a gymnast before getting into acrobatic dance. Jason was into sports as a kid and never thought in a million years he’d be a dancer. He doesn’t elaborate on how and why he got into dance, but I don’t mind because I don’t really care.
They will be doing a Bollywood number with choreographer Nakul Dev Mahajan. Nakul tells us this piece is going to be very intense. He’s looking for a lot of energy. This genre is so stylized and precise with even their fingers being choreographed; it will be interesting to see how they do with it.
They’re dancing to “Jai Ho” from Slumdog Millionaire. Great movie by the way, if you haven’t seen it. So here’s the thing about this number; they were good and I wanted to love them, but their timing was off in parts, and they also were sloppy in parts. I think they started running out of steam toward the end. That said, I think this routine was TOUGH, and I did really like it a lot, I just wasn’t blown away by it.
See? Half a beat behind.
Cat says they both look beautiful. I do love they way they do the make-up and costuming for the Bollywood numbers. Adam yells out, “You guys rocked!!” He talks about Jason’s superb hand and foot work and says that he made it look like it was effortless. Mary is glad that Bollywood came to Hollywood. She is so witty, isn’t she? She doesn’t think they have anything to worry about.
Nigel thinks they were absolutely fantastic. But did you know that they had Bollywood on this show well before there was a Slumdog Millionaire? That’s right. They probably got the idea for the movie from watching last year’s Bollywood routine. FYI, Caitlin’s crying by the end of the critique.
Who’s up next? Janette and Brandon, that’s who. Janette says she was scared to audition because she thought there would be a lot of people doing salsa. Maybe they decided to stay home and eat some salsa instead. Mmmmmmm. Salsa. She also tells us that she’s Cuban, and what she does she learned at home; she didn’t study it anywhere. That’s pretty impressive.
I don’t know what the fuck Brandon is saying. We see the clip of Mary crying after his audition and he says, “The fact that she did feel that emotion that I was portraying, it really excelled me.” WHAAAAAT? Don’t speak Brandon, just dance. He brings up that Lil C and Mia don’t like him and says it really hit him hard but he’s going to prove them wrong.
They will be dancing a fox trot choreographed by Louis van Amstel. Uh oh. This could be trouble. It’s not quite as bad as getting the quickstep or a waltz, but they’re in the danger zone.
Louis would like you imagine Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. That’s the fox trot. So helpful, thanks. They quickly learn that it’s not as easy as it looks. It seems like they were going strong in the beginning, but once Louis gave them “real” choreography, the fox trot was beating their butts.
Oh crap. They’re dancing to Buble. Or as I call him, BOOBely. The song? “Come Fly With Me”. BARF. Janette’s dress looks like a strawberry milkshake.
They do a pretty good job. They have some lovely lifts, and the dancing is nice and smooth. They’re selling it personality-wise too. I won’t say it’s phenomenal because it’s not that, but they do a good job.
Now I have to go out and buy some strawberry Quik.
They do a serious of lifts at the end where he’s just throwing and twirling her around and for a minute there I was convinced he was going to drop her. Brandon is really strong, but he seemed to be a little out of control there.
Adam says America is probably sad to Brandon dancing with clothes on. But he thinks it works.
Want a part in my new movie?
Adam was worried about them following a Bollywood number with the fox trot. But that worry was for nothing because he thought they were absolutely lovely. You know what? That’s actually a good word to describe it. Thanks Adam! He also thought Brandon had great character and performance tonight which he hadn’t seen from him in Vegas.
Cat says to Mary, “Give us an eyebrow and give us your verdict.”
“I can’t any more because of botox.”
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!! Did she mean to say that, or did it just slip out? That was awesome. Everyone loses it on that one.
Careful Janette! But Hee!
Mary can’t believe she just said that! Me either. Whatever they spiked her drink with, they need to keep it coming. I love it. For that comment, I will forgive her for her screams this evening. But only for this evening.
Mary says Janette was Ginger Rogers out there. I think that’s a little bit of a stretch. She praises her on her lines and the lifts, and calls Brandon a power house.
And then another Mary moment I love: “And Brandon, if nobody sees the talent that you are, they’re just crazy!”
Suck on that Mia!
I bet Mia’s at home throwing shit at her TV right now. Oh to be a fly on that wall. Nigel praises Janette for her carriage saying she’s a salsa dancer so she doesn’t have that already.
He also gives Brandon props for keeping the framework. He thinks Brandon’s big moves are terrific but the tiny little feet were not strong enough at times. I actually didn’t notice that the first time around, but having watched the dance again, I have to say I agree with Nigel on that one.
Only three more couples left to perform! And Wade Robson is back!! WOO! I love him so much. The two lucky dancers that get to work with Wade are Ashley and Kupono.
That should be an interesting pairing. There’s something about her that rubs me the wrong way, but I’m trying to put it aside and start fresh. Ashley has auditioned for the show four times. Yes we knoooooow. Kupono started teaching but doesn’t make any money so he works random side jobs with his dad. Fascinating.
Their number with Wade is about two crash test dummies. Kupono is the PTSD crash dummy who’s been blown to bits over and over, and Ashley is the new and shiny dummy (fitting) who is intrigued by him. Wade says the whole piece is about living life like you’ve never been hurt.
I have missed you so.
They’re both head to toe white, including their faces and hair, which works really well. The song is “Felt Mountain” by Goldfrapp, which I’ve never heard of. Holy CRAP. Instead of going with a stiff robot-like look, Wade’s given them movement that is fluid and loose. I LOVE this dance. Did I say I love this dance? Love it!
Fan-fucking-tastic. Kupono stayed in character so well, and Ashley sold me on the optimism that she was supposed to have. She “healed” him, if you will. This was so fucking great.
Adam says love it or hate it no other show is going to bring you this kind of diversity in dance. Adam, I think Superstars of Dance tried to. The only problem was they sucked. The show, not the dancers. Well, some of the dancers. Aw Hell! You know what I mean!
Adam thinks their technique was exquisite, and their performance extraordinary; they are going to go far in the competition.
Mary says sometimes she goes on the trip with Wade, sometimes she doesn’t. Tonight, she was there. She goes on to tell Kupono he was marvelous, she couldn’t keep her eyes off Ashley, and their little dog gets put on the hot tamale train. I wish that train would go into retirement. It’s so tired.
Nigel decides to stop for a minute and give Wade a blow job. I mean, I agree that he’s awesome, but I’m not gonna blow him on TV. Nigel does make one good point saying that whether or not people love or hate Wade’s choreography, it doesn’t matter. What matters is that they’re talking about dance. Ya gotta love that.
Then he talks a bit about the characters Wade gave them and how well they did bringing them to life. He says dance wise he was in a completely different world. And he loved being taken there. Me too.
The next couple is going to be Melissa and Ade. Melissa is strictly a ballerina, and also the oldest in the competition at the ripe old age of twenty-nine. The other contestants have agreed to humor gramma (as you do) by calling her the most seasoned dancer rather than the oldest.
Needs more salt
Ade is a cutie pie. I can’t believe they haven’t shown us that much of him so far. He loves anything with music, particularly DJing and music editing. His back up career choice is sound engineering if dance doesn’t work out. That actually WAS interesting. For once.
They will be working with Mandy Moore on a contemporary piece. Mandy tells us it’s about that moment when you first fall in love. Mandy likes a lot of different body parts in a lot of different places.
I can juggle about six people at one time.
Melissa likes playing dirty twister with Ade. Probably more action than she’s had in months. I hear intimate contact is frowned upon at the old age home. It’s hard to go to sleep at 4:30 in the afternoon when your pacemaker’s working overtime.
Cheese on Crackers! They are dancing to “Right Here Waiting” by Richard Marx. Really Mandy? Although, I think I’ll shut up because you always seem to do really well with the eighties music.
This is no exception. What a beautiful number. They dance this beautifully, and it’s all flowing and sweeping and just really really beautiful.
There are some great lifts in there, including one that made my eyes pop right out of my head.
This gives a whole new meaning to getting to know your partner better!
Adam says that they see a lot of things on this show, things that are great, extraordinary, so-so, but every once in a while they get to see something (he can’t believe he’s going to say it) special.
He thinks Melissa is living proof that you just get better with age. In fact, he would bet that when she was twenty-one she was not dancing like this. Nope, she didn’t. Her joints ache more now.
He calls Ade’s power profound and made even more profound because it is quiet. Don’t ask me, I don’t know. They really moved him.
Adam’s profoundly moving experience is followed by this…
I just went deaf in one ear.
Mary talks a little about about the quality of the movement, and Adam jumps in to say it’s a testament to ballet training. Mary says you can’t deny training.
Nigel thinks that what everyone is proving tonight is what a fantastic top twenty they have this season (you know, except for Paris and Tony).
How about just critiquing Melissa and Ade, Nigel? Oh, okay here he goes. He’s thrilled to have a ballerina on the show, and he doesn’t think anyone knows just how good Ade is yet.
I hate when he acts like we’re all idiots that can’t tell for ourselves who’s good versus who isn’t. Oooooh, I see what he’s getting at. Okay. He goes on to talk about the choreography and all the lifting Ade does in the dance, and while it is a beautiful number, it doesn’t really show his full capabilities as a dancer. Nigel thinks we have a lot more to look forward to from them. Sorry I jumped all over you there, Nigel.
Next time wait until I’m finished!
Time for the last couple, Kayla and Max. Kayla tells us again about her and her mom living with her grandparents so her mom could afford to send her to dance classes. Max tells us he’s originally from Moscow. He had two brothers, but his younger brother died in a car accident five years ago.
I wish they would stop doing these little segments. I always feel like such an asshole when I think, “What the hell does that have to do with dancing?” I mean, I’m sorry his brother died, but it’s not going to have any influence over whether I think he’s a good dancer or not. GREAT. Now I feel like a jerk.
They will be performing a samba choreographed by Louis van Amstel. Louis tells us he’s known Max since he was fourteen years old. Ummmm, great? Louis is not holding back on this samba. Max thinks this is a great opportunity for him to be able to help his partner. They seem to be doing well in rehearsals.
Their song is “Jum Bah Day” by House of Gypsies. It’s a good number. BUT. I have not drunk from the Kayla kool-aid, so I’m going to say this: it’s not as great as everyone wants you to think it is. Yes, it’s good, they actually do a really good job. But it’s not sexy enough. Kayla is too stiff and has too little hip action going on. Watch it again and pay attention to her hips and their chemistry.
Now watch how hot a samba should be. And there is plenty of hip action going on.
The actual dance starts at about 1:02
You know, I can’t stand Lacey, but that samba? Was fucking HAWT. This samba, while good, was nowhere near hot enough. To those of you that disagree, sorry. But you are wrong. Including you Adam.
I have brain freeze from the goodness of that dance!
I think I might throw up. He gushes on about how lucky Max is to have gotten ballroom and to have Kayla as a partner. Apparently her very existence has renewed Adam’s faith that there is in fact a god. He says, “Are you kidding me?” and the funny thing is that I thought exactly that as well. But with a totally different meaning.
Okay, that’s okay; ballroom is not Adam’s thing. Mary’s going to have something to say about the hip action, for sure. Oh shit, she can hear it. Hear what you ask? The stupid sound of her stupid hot tamale train. She’s puttin them on it. And then she screams. A LOT.
Nigel thinks it was a truly sensational routine. He thinks it had everything they could ever wish for (except hip action!!!) and then he gets to his real agenda; talking about how through the whole process Kayla’s name has been near or at the top of everyone’s list. He loves her so much, y’all. And listen, I think she’s a really good dancer and I like her, but I completely disagree with them about how good this dance was. It was good, for sure, but it wasn’t the orgasmic experience they’re all having up there at that judges table.
He does give Max some critique saying he thinks his moves could be sharper. But he thinks in all they have topped a brilliant night.
And there you have it, Gasmi. Our top twenty. All in all I thought this was a great start to the new season. What did you think? Who did you love? Who was not so great for you? Do you want to stone me to death for not gushing over Kayla and Max? Come on! Let it rip!
Coming up next, the first eliminations. I’m jumping right into that recap and hope to have it for you soon. Until then……