Jason & Caitlin
Pop-Jazz by Brian Friedman
Creator by Santogold
that Jason & Caitlin would talk about the was it a kiss during the
Bollywood routine, rather than all this other stuff. The pair, for
obvious reasons, are feeling a lot of pressure to step up their game
this week. Brian Friedman says it'll be a unique jazz piece -- and hes
not kidding. It's about: an alien that's blown up the earth and she's
coming down to earth to find the last man to procreate with. And you
though a dance worshiping the booty was the strange!!
GOD. What is Caitlin wearing? A latex body suit with spikes on her
head. And no, I am not kidding. The moves are frantic and interesting
-- Caitiln seems to have gotten down Brian's unique movements -- her
extension and lines are beautiful. But I guess I was just so distracted
by everything else, it was hard to focus on the dance itself. I don't
even feel like I saw Jason during that really. They got into their
characters, but I'm not 100% sure they got the choreography. Hmm.....
says he thinks Brian is from another planet. Close up Caitlin looks
like a dominatrix disco unicorn. Nigel says it was very weird, but the pair
committed to that weirdness 100%. He makes a yucky comment about
Caitlin being a dancing condom, which is strange if she's trying to
impregnate Jason. (Not the only thing that's strange Nigel, not at
all.) Mary thought it didn't play to their strengths and the routine
didn't sit right with her. Mia says that Brian probably didn't set out
to make his most brilliant dance ever, which makes Brian frown. Mia
says she doesn't like the tin foil (the tin foil!) on Caitlin, saying
it makes her seem like a cartoon. She says she enjoyed the piece, and
thought the pair danced it well.
Mary Murphy Scream Count: 1.5
Hot Tamale Train: 2
Jeanine & Phillip
Hip Hop Routine - Napoleon and Tabitha
Love Lockdown Kanye West
Phillip says his favorite moment of the show was when his pants split last week. Pretty hilarious for all involved.
pair will again be paired with NappyTabs as they were during week one.
The dance will be about what the dancers on So You Think You Can Dance
go through -- which apparently involves the two being attached by a
chain. I'm wondering if that's something that works in theory and not
practice...we'll find out.
Chain is still there--has to be the
most interesting prop ever used on SYTYCD. I gotta say, for someone who
isn't a hip hop dancer, I really enjoy watching Jeanine perform hip hop
routines. There's a crispness and power to her movements that really
fits hip hop well. Phillip is looking better than ever this week --
showing off some of his strengths, finally. No one falls on the chain.
Overall, pretty successful in my mind.
Nigel says if you guys
keep dancing like that, you should be chained together for life. He
says he thinks Jeanine is a fabulous contemporary dancer, because she
makes every style look like her style. (ha! I was right.) Nigel says
he loves NappyTabs and their routines, take that Brian Friedman. Mary
thought the routine was incredibly creative. She thinks the prop could
be a double edged sword, and that the pair really brought it on. She
was particularly impressed with Phillip's timing and chest pops. Mary
agrees with me, saying Jeanine was so good in the routine -- keeping up
with Phillip no problem. Phillip and Jeanine are pretty adorable --
when Mary says it'll be a sad day for the partnership to end -- so
Phillip throws away the key. I agree, love this couple. Mia said she
got caught up in the chainography more so than the dance itself. She
says the chain made the routine a bit sloppy, because it distracted
from how hard hitting and precise Phillip and Jeanine's movements were.
Oh strange S&M innuendo -- on So You Think You Can Dance -- from Cat Deeley! This night is getting strange!
Gotta say, I am surprised that that one didn't earn a Mary Murphy scream. We're still at:
Mary Murphy Scream Count: 1.5
Hot Tamale Train: 2
Melissa & Ade
Classical Pas De Deux by Thordal Christensen
Prokofieve's Suite from Romeo and Juliet
two are quickly becoming my favorite pair -- but does it strike anyone
else as slightly unfair that a trained ballerina gets the first
classical pas de deux on the show? It seems a dance they would never
give to another couple, so just come out and say -- we added this dance
specifically for Melissa, no one else will ever do it.
a new choreographer for the routine, Thordal Christensen. The pair will
be dancing a pas de deux from Romeo and Juliet, which has always been
Melissa's dream to dance. Thordal says the two shouldn't act like Romeo
and Juliet, they should be Romeo and Juliet.
Bring on the
pointe shoes! Melissa looks stunning -- and Ade is strong enough to be
a capable partner. But if you think that America hates/doesn't get/is
bored by waltzes -- what are they going to think of a classical pas de
deux to a symphony piece? The lifts in this are amazing -- and seeing
Melissa on pointe is beautiful. If you thought her lines were beautiful
barefoot, just wait till you see her in pointe shoes. The chemistry
between the two gave me chills, but I'm worried the rest of America
aren't going to be excited by it. Does America vote for technique and
the classics? I hope so....seems like something you can't just go
through the movements for, that you cant fake, and that takes training
Nigel says it was beautifully danced and thanks
Melissa for a superb performance. He says Ade's feet could have been
better, but that his carriage and lifts were beautiful. He says he
doesn't know another show where you can see an alien impregnation,
people dancing in chains, and classical ballet. Mary says the routine
was flawless, and is getting a little teary eyed about seeing Melissa
dance in her style. Mary says the pair put her in a dream that she
didn't want to wake up from. Mia says she is so excited to be
celebrating classical dance on the program, she says that she's even
more excited it was danced as well as it was danced. Cat Deeley is
getting geeky, which we love. Mia also loves that it's a black and
white Romeo and Juliet and says it was goregois. (the combining of
gorgeous and bourgeois? To take a line from The Princess Bride, "I
don't think that means what you think it means." Unless you just tried
to call them gorgeous middle class. Mia ends by sharing my sentiment,
saying: you can't fake ballet, and that Melissa is a true ballerina.
It's 30 minutes left in the show and only one dance -- man, that's going to be a long special announcement!
Last up is:
Karla and Vitolio
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