First up, Eliana & Cyrus doing a pasadolbe routine from Jason. I want to go on the record as saying I loved this routine. I loved Jason’s twist on the roles, I loved Eliana’s power and Cyrus’ domination. I thought they looked beautiful together and the routine was a winner. I’m so proud of Cyrus and 100% in love with Eliana.
Tiff & AS Will (almost didn’t recognize him with those dreads!) I love watching Tiff dance—she really does move beautifully. But I didn’t really connect with the number. I don’t know if it was the music (that can so often do it for me), or that I just didn’t feel the connection between the dancers.
Eliana & Chehon I’ve waited my entire life for this routine. To see these two classically trained ballet dancers dance something from the nutcracker was just amazing. To see the way they move and just how gifted they are as dancers is amazing. That first jump that Chehon did where he turned 4 times and then went down on a knee….WOW. And Eliana’s legs and extension is just out of this world. I can’t believe how strong Chehon is and how effortless he makes it look.
Tiff & Cyrus A moment of truth from me: I’m not a fan of most lyrical hip-hop. When NappyTabs does it, I like it, but anyone else, not so much. Especially from a new choreographer like this one. Who the heck is she? Anyway, this dance was good, but I wanted more hip hop and less lyricism.
Group Number Okay, I know I’m not the only one who felt this way because I just talked with some coworkers. The whole thing felt a little disjointed. All of them were off doing their own thing in the beginning, and for me, this number didn’t really capture my attention until the last part. Then, I thought it was pretty good.
Eliana’s Solo I just can’t get over her movement and her beauty *sigh*
Chehon & AS Alison The power and strength that Cyrus has! Oh. My. Gosh. He’s so compact, and I’ll say it again—he makes it look effortless. Watching Alison perform is always a treat. She’s so talented. And that kiss at the end! Woo!
Tiff & Eliana did a hot burlesque Broadway number that involved a pole. Just look at Eliana’s face when she walks into the practices studio. You’d think she died and gone to heaven! It was a tastefully done number and I enjoyed it. You definitely saw what each girl was made of, though. In a simple move like when they walked across the front of the stage, Tiff was cute and Eliana was sexy. She OWNED that routine.
Cyrus’ Solo I ❤ Cyrus so much. His personal character and spirit is so out of this world. And where the heck does his talent come from? He’s just a genuinely nice guy.
Tiff’s Solo It was good. I don’t know what it is about her, but she’s just not that memorable for me.
Chehon & Cyrus HOLY CRAP! This was the all around perfect routine for me tonight. Two boys who are amazing dancers, a good song, and my favorite choreographer. They were astounding together. Just brilliant. I loved how she incorporated just enough of ballet and animation elements to make the dance personalized for the dancers. Really, really cool.
Guest Dancer This man was very impressive. I can’t even really put it into words, so watch the clip.
Eliana & Alex Yay! They’re back together. What a great partnership these two have, and to be paired with Travis…heaven. Even barefoot, Eliana points her toes so much that it looks like she’s dancing en pointe. Breathtaking.
Chehon Solo Another great guy, both inside and out.
Tiff & Chehon A sassy rumba number that was good. I’ll admit, I didn’t watch all of it, I kinda fast forwarded….
Cyrus & AS Twitch. Okay, scratch what I said earlier….THIS was my favorite routine of the night. A smile from ear to ear, I enjoyed this number from start to finish. To see Cyrus in a choreographed number that was entirely his element and partnered with Twitch?!?!?! Oh, Mylanta. This was superb.
But, I’m pissed. Pissed at Nigel for opening his big mouth. There was no point what-so-ever for him to say what he said. None. I don’t care that you’re not going to vote for Cyrus because you think a real dancer should win, and America doesn’t need to know that, either.
I swear, if what he said swayed the votes, I’m gonna be pissed. In 10 years I’ve never vote, but guess what I did? Last night, I voted for Cyrus. A bazillion and a half times. So there. Him and Eliana. 🙂
What about you? Who do you want to see win?