Eliana is head and shoulders above everyone else for me, but out of the guys Chehon is growing on me a lot and might be overtaking Cole as my favourite among the guys.
I too was looking forward to a ballet duet for Eliana and Alex. Maybe in the finale.
Oh, that's right! I luuuuurved Melissa - and especially Melissa and Ade Would love to see another pad de deux routine - and how awesome if they took advantage of Alex's ballet expertise so both partners would be able to shine?
Got to watch it tonight, and yes, Chehon was IT. That tango blew me completely away. We had to rewatch it a couple of times.
Eliana and Chehon are my two favorites, and that's pretty prejudiced of me because of the ballet factor. But...they look like two much more polished professionals out there-especially in performance quality-and everyone else is cute, sweet, lovely, etc. But just not up to their standard of performance. They make the others look very amateurish. I've always liked Chehon....like Cole too.
Liked the Will/Lauren hiphop pretty well too. Will needs some focused, disciplined technical training for about a year. He has some really nice qualities and great performing abilities, likeability, but he's just sloppy. He's so tall, I know it's harder for him. But good enough I wish he'd focus.
Eliana, Eliana, Eliana......and where the heck did Tiffany come from anyway? She's a cutie, but ????? I don't get it. Ade did all the work in that piece. She struck some nice poses midair and kept her toes pointed.....
I recall all the past years of always having one girl I just HATED. Kerrington, and especially Kayla. Molly. (Sorry-even last year's winner....I know....I'm horrible.) Maybe I'm becoming a better person, but I like everyone this year. Nobody's getting on my last nerve.
OMG - Ryan. Thanks a bunch for the reminder!
I don't know why I don't like Melanie or her dancing. It's just a personal preference and I'm not criticizing her or being negative. She just didn't speak to me. Don't want to be ugly. She just wasn't my cup of tea.
I'm not getting the Chehon love. I re-wound and watched that Tango several times, and it did nothing for me. I find him stiff when he's not doing solos. Anya looked wonderful, though.
The piece is seventy-five minutes long...[l]ong enough for an idea to be developed, but not so long that one starts to measure the number of seats to the exits with desperation if the thing doesn’t work" -- Marina Harss
Millipied could choreograph a strict ballet piece in a heartbeat I'm very sure, regardless of that contemporary yawn-fest he put together from last week. I think the stage surface might not be conducive to pointe shoes although Eliana did just fine with her solo, which was definitely contemporary. But I don't think I've seen anyone on this show yet dance on pointe with the difficulty and complexity of what ballet on pointe can be-and I think maybe it's the surface. Just too dangerous. Maybe, maybe not. Dancers on pointe fuss and ruminate over perfect surfaces laid down and loved on just for them.... I remember LA Ballet did a piece a few years ago on pointe, and they looked very tentative.
I was looking at the 3 girls left last night all lined up after Lindsay got axed. The difference in musculature and shape of Eliana's legs compared to the other girls was striking. All had pretty legs. Eliana's were to die for and much more developed.
Kwanfan...I will love Chehon for you. No worries! I think his carriage/posture in the tango was perfect and very macho, which is what you want in a tango.
They've been taking choreographers from SYTYCD Canada more this season...can they get Karen Kain or Rex Harrington to come down and do a pas de deux? That would be lovely although both are working with the National Ballet.
As long as I've been watching the show (since season two) it's always been "America's Favourite Dancer".I disagree that all of the other guys are so much better than he, but, besides that, they must have changed it from "America's Best Dancer" to "America's Favorite Dancer" for a reason.