6.12.2008

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My take: It definitely felt like a first show. Most everyone danced on top of the floor (rather than in it) and very little was done with ease. Having said that, it WAS a first show... They'll find their grooves...and the performances will become less rigid, nerve-wracked, and forced. Keeping in mind of course that I am speaking comfortably from my rightful place in the TV land audience; I cannot do what they do. Given my history of training, performance, instructing, and judging...I can [however] get away with a few remarks :).


First and foremost...SO proud of Stephen (Twitch)!!! I thought "Twitchington" gave a really solid and entertaining performance and am thrilled that he's showing America that he IS multi-dimensional...I knew he had it in him. Good start to the season for them; solid...with room to grow. Pacing themselves is a smart move. Their broadway piece by Tyce Diorio...





My favorite performance of the night - which was unexpected - was Katee & Joshua. For a hip-hop routine, she bled a little too contemporary at times - but it worked and was the stand-out of the evening (for me). Their hip-hop piece by Tabitha & Napoleon...


I also kinda dug Chelsie H. & Mark. More accurately, I love most things Mia Michaels and was surprised (again) with how much I liked Chelsie; I thought she did a really fantastic job. The Tim-Burton-wedding-inspired piece by Mia Michaels....



Honorable mention. The cha-cha performed by Chelsea T. and Thayne (choreographed by Tony and Meredith) was also really...something. Technically speaking, it felt very stiff in places - but she definitely owns a bit of zsa zsa zsu that is tough to ignore.

2 comments:

elisa said...

I can't comment at all about anything...but I just don't get tired of watching that hip hop piece!!!!! The parts choreographed with them together...AMAZING!!! oh, and I would kill for chelsea T's legs. :)

Amanda Rose said...

You can comment about anything you like, lady. I just felt the need to disclaim and pay my respects.

Speaking of Chelsea T's legs...what about the Kourtni and her partner...SO tall. Crazy.