SYTYCD Top 7 7/14-7/15

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by Rob, Jul 14, 2010.

  1. Matryeshka

    Matryeshka Well-Known Member

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    I didn't think Courtney did that well in this routine either. Bad concept, bad choreography, badly danced.
  2. shells

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    That was...a bit of a train wreck. I feel bad for Jose, though honestly at some point he really should be critiqued on his dancing ability.
  3. BlueAranjuez

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    ITA not being called out each week wasn't fair to the other dancers.
  4. slicekw

    slicekw Poster of Pet Vines

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    Ok, I get the Allison-love right now.
  5. Allskate

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    They need to bring back the Broadway choreographer who did Billy's Cats dance last week. He's my favorite of the show's Broadway choreographers.
  6. shells

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    So, I haven't watched all seasons of this show. Did Allison win when she competed?
  7. rjblue

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    Robert,Allison, - Piece about Travis's mother. Allison the mother, Robert is Travis.

    Fix You- Coldplay

    Robert missed one step in the middle, I think. But Robert, Allison, and Travis are all teary right now.

    Robert's lines were a nice match for hers. I liked it.

    I want Robert to stay.

    eta- Mia meltdown. Says it was Roberts best. Adam wants an Emmy nom-performance of the season. congratulations.

    Robert dances like he is so much older than he is.

    etaa- Billy is on deck to dance the jive with Anya- and his grin looks to me like he is green with envy over Roberts dance.
  8. Allskate

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    No, she didn't win. But she was fantastic then, too.
  9. shells

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    Me too.
  10. Matryeshka

    Matryeshka Well-Known Member

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    WHO was it that was asking about disco in the last thread? :lynch:
  11. my little pony

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    Jose needs to go into politics with his ability to have people not care that he has no skills.

    I'm not a fan of sick people choreo or literal choreo. I loved the fast part in the middle but the part where she walked on his feet went on too long and just reminded me of the running man with angsty faces.
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  12. Allskate

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    I predicted this as soon as I heard that Travis had choreographed a dance about breast cancer for Robert.
  13. Allen

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    My mother has been healthy so far, knock on wood, but I started crying at the very beginning of the routine. Wow, I haven't really been a fan of Robert, but I though that was by far the best he's danced, emotion of the routine aside. Alison is my favorite female dancer ever on the show and she just keeps getting better and better for me.
  14. tarotx

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    With emotional porn no matter what Robert will stay. It was beautiful though. I think Robert dances like he thinks he too tall or something. Different choreography from Travis for nice a change.
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    I'm probably going to hell but I didn't think the choreography for Robert's dance was that good :shuffle:
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    I think Robert did a nice job and deserves to stay, but I hate these emotionally manipulative dances. It's so unfair to the other dancers. Maybe the show should just have a terminal illness week where every dance is like-themed so it's fair to everyone.

    I agree completely with Matryeshka. The worst thing is the reaction of the judges. They are always over-the-top and embarrassing and usually reduce the power (if there is any) of the routine.
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  17. slicekw

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    I can't get past the terrible music cuts. Paradise by the Dashboard Lights. This is worse than Evan's Grease number!
  18. numbers123

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    me either.

    And I am with Princess here, not able to see many of the dances because of weather updates break-ins
  19. Matryeshka

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    Need a roomate? There's something very manipulative about those routines, and then the judges play who's the most touched by it and make it more about themselves than the dancers.
  20. london_calling

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    YES. No matter who drew that card, they were going to get lavished with praise for how moving it was.

    That said, I do like Robert and always have.
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    Billy, Anya-Louis Van Amstel

    Jive- Billy trying to learn to manly.

    Paradise by the Dashboard Light- Meatloaf.

    The first part was really good. I like him dancing with the heels. He looked better with Anya than I expected.

    Mia likes how he is so regal and pulled up. She says the connection was so there for them.

    Billy completely lost when Cat asks him is he is made nervous by the "Sex Bomb" thing.

    Adam liked how sharp and strong he looked.
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    I really like Louis Van Amstel (is that how it's spelled?), he may have been my favourite part of DWTS this year.

    ETA: It occurs to me that I should probably say that I liked the routine. Though I did not enjoy the music cuts, they were akward.
  23. Allen

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    Even though I fell for the emotional manipulation, and I totally wasn't expecting to, I agree with you all about the unfairness to the other dancers. When Melissa danced the cancer routine, I'm sure she was going home otherwise that week, so Jeanette wrongly ended up going home instead.
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  24. mindy74

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    My mom just texted me about the Billy/Cat exchange: "Sex bomb? Reminds me of that skater..." LOL I guess she remembers COI from years ago!
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    Kent-Ok- Neil-good Tyce-um Broadway + Baseball-I just don't know? Awful

    Shoeless Joe from Damn Yankees

    Yep it's awful.

    Nigel loves it. They've turned up the audience feed for this one.
    Mia says it was great. Strong male dancing (obligatory Kent-not-gay)
    Adam (in a cute pink gingham shirt btw) says it is the other side of Fosse. Kent has a huge future in Broadway.

    It was still awful.
  26. tarotx

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    The tweens will love it...
  27. Matryeshka

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    I *think* Kent danced this well, but I just cannot get over the cheeseball nature of this routine. Even for Broadway, this is too much. Though good job (I think) to Kent and Neil for going all the way with it.

    ETA: Critisism for an All-Star? :eek: Mia likes boys? :confused:
  28. mindy74

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    "strong, strong male dancing..." from Mia.
    Huh? Really?
  29. PrincessLeppard

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    Thank God I missed it. I hate those pieces on principle, and can't judge them fairly. And then I get all mad.

    I thought Neil clearly outdanced Kent, but I'm no expert.

    And yes, totally cheesy.
  30. mindy74

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    No, I agree with you. My eyes were on Neil the whole time, it was obvious to me who was the all-star dancer.
  31. shells

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    Isn't broadway supposed to be cheesy?
  32. Matryeshka

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    There's cheese, cheesy, and cheese product. That was cheese product. ITA--Neil outdanced Kent around the world and to the moon. My conspiracy minded self wonders if that's why they said it the other way around.

    Lauren is adorable. Since Alex can't win, I think I'm going to pull for her. She's the most versatile dancer left (though I do think Ashley, Billy, and Robert are all better at contemporary than she is ) and for an 18 year old blondie pup, she's suprisingly not annoying.

    Though with full disclosure, the real reason I'm pulling for her is I own those shoes. And wore them earlier today. :shuffle:
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    Lauren and Billy -Mandy Moore jazz number about shoes

    Boogie Shoes -KC and the Sunshine band

    And the camera man keeps showing them from the knees up.

    What a charming lighthearted piece. Some of the step sequences were really well done. This was a nice pairing.

    Nigel says Billy and Jazz are a good fit, and Lauren is not going anywhere.
    Mia is giggling. completely in the pocket. Groovy. I agree completely with Mia.
    Adam calls it happy-making. Says Billy got lost in the dance.

    Yay!
  34. PrincessLeppard

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    Hey, y'all, Jose "randomly" picked the gold star. Randomly. Yeah.
  35. my little pony

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    I dont own those shoes but ITA, she's my plan b
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    I don't know a lot about breaking, but...that's the best they could come up with?
  37. PrincessLeppard

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    Um. I thought Jose would be able to hold his own in his own style, but he basically just got owned.
  38. Matryeshka

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    Jose having to do breaking with Dom was possibly the worst draw Jose could have gotten. If they say that Jose outdanced Dom in this, I will know that they went on a late-night binge with Paula's medicine cabinet.

    "You touched my sword!" :lol:
  39. PrincessLeppard

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    Matry, get out of my brain.
  40. Satellitegirl

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    I didn't care for that breaking much at all...it looked awkward in spot and didn't flow all the way through. As Mia said, the beginning was great.