However, other Criteria clearly sneak into the equation too! For example, the Butcher of Ballroom Dance, Twitch, continues to escape elimination on the basis of. I'm not sure what? It's definitely NOT "good form and training.
Less to Best Solos: Obviously, the dancers are running out of fresh material after shooting their wad—a Cannon metaphor—in previous weeks. None of the solos were "the best" to date. Here are the rankings for six choreographically redundant dance solos: This solo was lack-lustre for me. It looked like the kind of dance chiche' that one might see at a Club. Been there, done that. Twitch tried to compensate by wearing gold-plated teeth, but I didn't buy the smoke and mirrors. But it was fun to see Cat Deeley put the golden grill in her mouth—"spit and all.
A couple of crotch-grabs, while casually walking around the stage—when is the dancing going to start? Can a beginning be more boring? But Josh picks up the pace and finishes with a flurry of cool moves. His dancing is rough and raw—lacking the polish of a trained dancers. I think the average person likes his rawness, and this wins him the "common man" vote. I'm seriously repeating myself at this point: Joshua's body-quaking is fabulous, but I've seen him do it about a five million times now— yawning here I'm sleepy.
Despite my low solo rank, I anticipate piles of people will vote for Joshua, and the Final Four is where he will land. Not the best solo she's done. Mark usually surprizes us with a bunch of fun, unexpected moves.
But this week, it seemed like he didn't spend much time designing his dance. It wasn't as good as previous solos. The most exciting moment was when he almost took his shirt off, and then played with it for a few musical measures. Less Playing with Shirt. But I give Mark some pizzazz points for his after-solo, pseudo-sign-language routine as Cat Deeley did her announcing—quirky and cool! Courtney Galiano doesn't hold back. No "playing it safe" for this girl! But this is what she had to do, because last week she was in the Bottom Two.
America's Vote will be interesting. I know, I know, it's the same steps as usual—but that can be said of all the soloists. Chelsie has discovered a great vote-getting formula: For comparison on how great solos are done, here's Allison Holker from Season Two.
Her Top 20 Solo was danced with no prepared choreography—all improv off the top of her head. And did you know that Chelsie Hightower and Allison come from the same home town: Allison's Top 20 Solo. Final Solo On a night filled with outstanding performances, the Final Four will be determined by.
All the performances were very well done, save one: Twitch didn't deliver his side of the Mambo and that made this routine the weakest of the night: She's a Molten Lava Hot Tamale! I guess "the Show" wants Twitch in the Final Four. He flat doesn't deserve to be there.
Twitch, the Butcher of Ballroom Dance, doesn't show the consistency over styles. Joshua and Katee put their own flair in to what I will call a "Josho Doble.
The choreographer, Jason Gilkison, was smart; he gave Josh and Katee dance moves that they could do well. Although plenty powerful, Joshuamoves more like a football player with a forward lean, whereas the Paso Doble is danced upright and with what is called a "U-Shape" in the body: Shoulders are drawn back, chest is arched out and up, and hips are tucked waaaaaaaaay way under.
Genetically speaking, Joshua is NOT built for this dance, because of his huge muscular butt. To his credit, Joshua did capture the stank face of a bull-fighting matador. More Smoke and Mirrors. The Jeedges drool over Joshua's talent and say that Josh is amazing everyone by doing these dance with "no formal training"—wrong.
Don't get me wrong, I'm a Joshua fan! But he doesn't need the Smoke and Mirrors to succeed on this Show. They performed very well what was given to them. It was a well-done, light-weight routine. And isn't it interesting just how many Hip Hops have been tossed Twitch's way? Does anyone believe that the "dances are pulled out of a Hat"? Twitch has gotten more Hip Hops than random probability can produce.
This piece reminds me of a bizarre-cabaret piece choreographed by Wade Robson from Season Three—danced by Jesus and Sara. This is the kind of demented, dark dance that Mark really gets into; and Courtney also threw herself into the weirdness very well. Mark and Courtney have proven to be versitile throughout the season.
Different from Twitchington's Viennese Waltz that wasn't a real Viennese Waltz in Week Two , Mark-ourtney actually learned and performed real Viennese dance steps—a tougher task. Twithington's version of Viennese look more like a Contemporary routine, danced to Viennese music. Again, the synergy of a great performance starts with great music, and you can't lose with this classic song by Celine Dion.
People will not be able to divide up whether they're liking the dancing or the singing—that's synergy! Although the number seemed a bit trick-heavy, I give this piece my highest rank because of its difficulty the Olympic Figure Skating Criteria—more spins, higher scores. Joshua was a real man as he pulled off every lift, steady and sure. Great dancing by both of them.
The leaps and lifts were delicious and Katee's lines were beautiful, as usual. The Show continues to think that America needs help in making up its mind: I think they both deserve to be there, BUT I don't need the Jeedges propaganda campaigne to persuade me to this opinion—and neither does America.
It's painfully CLEAR to me that "the Show" has an idea of which dancers will be able to deliever the biggest audience in next week's Final Four showdown, and because "television ratings" rule their thinking,.
The first number is each dancers solo ranking, followed by the couple performance rankings: Courtney had a solid evening, but because she's been in the Bottom more than once, odds are that Katee and Chelsie will be the Final Four girls.
But it comes down to who has the most fans, because everyone performed well tonight except Twitch's half of the Mambo. Thus, Chelsie's lower "couple" rankings come because: America will hopefully base their voting upon how each dancer has done throughout the season. And on that basis, Twitch, the Butcher of Ballroom Dance, should be eliminated tonight!
But there could be millions of new viewers tonight like the way I never watch the MLB regular season, but I do tune in to see the World Series. If this happens, then there may be many viewers who haven't seen what each dancer has done through the season—so what happens tonight alone may sway some votes. Double Standard for the Favored Son. Twitch has benefitted from a double standard for many weeks.
They basically told him that it was all right that he stunk up the stage, because they are sympathetic to Hip Hoppers who have no formal dance training and have never heard the "2" beat of Latin music. Such a sad story. In similar situations of disastrous dancing,the Jeedges haven't held back on thoroughly criticizing other dancers. Do the Producers want to help Mr. Twitch succeed so much that they will look passed his dancing deficiencies? Mary Comments that she was amazed that Twitch didn't screw it up even more,.
More tears shed for Twitch. Speaking of tender moments: Recall Twitch's dramatic emotional break down, when he heard his name called for Bottom-Two-Dom? Come on Hip Hop Boy, suck it up,. I'm thinking that Twitch is totally taking his alleged stardom too seriously.
Twitch needs a good swift kick in the EGO. Don't disappoint me America! Vote like you did last week! Based upon the actual "dancing" through the season call me demented, but I think dancing should make a difference in a dancing competition Twitch deserves to be eliminated.