Thursday, December 3, 2009

A President's Interuption and Some Snoop Dogg

I'm here, Sisters!!!!!!  I'm going to do a combo post of performance and, try to keep up.  I will need some help, though, because the President's speech cut into the performance show and my DVR cut off the last half hour!!! 

Cat Deeley shows off her hidden McGyver talent by showcasing a dress made solely out of crepe paper...of course she rocked it!  And then we get right into the dances without any introduction.  I'm left to figure out the story behind each dance...I'm worried I'll be lost.

Noelle and Ryan are up first with a hip hop routine by Tabby Naps.  I did not need any help figuring this one out.  Super sexy office ditty...and I loved it!  Noelle!!  Who knew???  Though, Ryan's tight pants kept him from "feeling the funk" that Nigel was looking for.  Nigel thought they did have good chemistry.  Mary thought they had it "goin' on" and Adam said they were "smokin'".  Apparently praise comes in slang around this joint.

Ashliegh and Legacy were up next with a Gary Stewart contemporary piece.  It was about angry people in a kicking duel (I'm guessing)  I thought it was soooo intricate and physical.  Awesome!  Nigel thought it was absolutely fantastic.  Mary thought it was "WOW!" , then she started talking about "latching on" and I got lost in memories of nursing babies....Adam thought it was extraordinary and they showed no fear.  Can we talk about Legacy's head stand for a minute????  Holy cow!

Next was Moooolllleeee's solo.  If she was in HSM 1,2 & 3 does she really need this show?  I guess so.  Her solo was good, though I hated her stretch pants painted to look like jeans.  Anyone?

Russell's solo was next.  It was sweet to see how proud his parents are of him. His solo was a krumping strip tease that I thought was going to end with some broken bones.  Pretty cool!

Kathryn and Nathan did a Spencer Lyth Broadway number and I LOVED IT!  Such a cute couple!  And they got the 50's look down perfectly!  Nigel thought they were tremendous but needed more chemistry.  Mary thought they had "NO TROUBLE!" and Adam said they did a great job and Nathan had matured a lot...since last week??

Noelle's solo was was fine, nothing memorable.

Ellenore and Jakob performed a quick step choreographed by Tony and Melanie.  It was quick and steppy, so I guess it was good.  Nigel thought they were very good together.  Mary said "YOU DESERVE THAT TROPHY!" Adam then went into a very complicated partnership diagram to say that they were fantastic.

Ryan's solo!  Really?  Ballroom to a Scorpion song?   Really?  I'd be worried...

Kathryn was up next.  Kathryn's mom apparently comforts herself with plastic surgery when she misses Kathryn.  She misses her a lot.  Kathryn's solo was cute, fine.

Moooolllleee and Russell perform a Mandy Moore lyrical jazz piece.  While their dance was SO GREAT, I couldn't help but get lost in the backseat of a limo with Richard Gere driving away from the hotel in Pretty Woman.  Anybody else?  Just me?  Sweet.  Nigel thought that Mollee had also matured in few short days.  Mary "LOVED THIS PARTNERSHIP!" and Adam thought this was Mollee's coming out party...and he should know.

Nathan's solo...Oh no!  He's crying!  Yikes!  His solo was very spinny and bendy and then he was crying again.  Sympathy votes start now...or do they?

Noelle and Ryan do a smooth waltz by JT & Thomas.  So pretty and smooth (ironic?), it reminded me of water.  Nigel thought they were a prince and princess.  Mary said they were breathtaking and Adam said he knew it was good because he was breathing with them.  And he got a little high in the middle of it.  A little?  Come on.

Ellenore's solo.  So, her parents move all the way from California to New York for her to pursue dance?  That's amazing support!  She's very quirky and cute!

Ashliegh and Legacy's second dance is a Dave Scott hip hop routine...and it was awful.  I was so distracted by the cape!  The cape!  And certainly not enough Legacy worthy tricks.  Nigel didn't feel it.  Mary said it didn't work and Adam thought it wasn't challenging enough.

This is the point where my DVR cut off!!!  So, I missed Legacy, Ashliegh & Jakob's solo dances.  And Nathan & Kathryn's rumba (the judges thought they did well-ish), Ellenore & Jakob's contemporary (goosebumps and standing O) and Mollee and Russell's jive (judges were feelin' it!)

Onto the results!  Cat looks like a bed headed vixen! Meeee-yowww!  The dancers open the show with a Tyce Deorio dirty dancing street gang routine.  Awesome!

Noelle and Kathryn are the bottom 2 girls...and Ryan and Nathan are the bottom 2 guys.  I'm a little indifferent to the girls, but I can't decide on the guys!  Nathan is such a cutie, but Ashliegh might in fact die if Ryan goes home!

That was super cool routine by The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers!  Loved it!

I fast forwarded through the solos...sorry!

Snoop Dogg cracks me up.  I can't decide if I love him or hate him.  If you can say "Go 'head" and "So You Think You Can Dance", you've memorized 75% of his song(?)...but at the same time, it's catchy and had fun dancers.  Remember Hok and that other guy?  And, man!  Those girls can drop it like it's hot!

Anywho...Noelle was sent home.   I think I heard Mollee's heart break.  And Nathan!  Wow!  I was a bit surprised, but he's about 12 years old, so I think he'll be fine.

That's it kids!  Courtney is up next week, but take that with a grain of salt.....


parsons said...

Great recap even though that windbag President cost you a few good dances.

A few weeks ago I found myself wondering how I thought any of the Top 14 could get cut, they were all so good. But now, in the present, I'm feeling sort of blah about the whole thing.

Maybe it was the bland choreography (which Nigel rightly called out several times by saying 'you can only do what you're given to do'), but the past two weeks haven't left me feeling amazed, although I did like both dances that Rachel didn't see.

Personally I'd cut some of those choreographers and just let Sonia and Wade handle things.

With America voting for who goes now it could be a crap shoot. Could GMP actually be the final girl standing? My guess is that it will be between her and Ellenore. And Jakob and Russell for the guys.

And sorry you liked Cat's dress last night. I thought it was awful ... but she did redeem herself with her look on the results show. Mee-Yow indeed.

Crafty P said...

whew. that was a mouthul! so much to say.

First thoughts:

did not like Cat's dress, though she did ROCK it, I hated the push up bra look. her hair although was MEOW! HOT HOT HOT.

REALLY missed the intro's to the dances tonight. Am I the only one who likes that? I really like to match the choreographer to the dance and to hear the STORY! so important to me. Like reading the program before a musical/play begins. I need some beforehand kinda stuff.

I had no problem with the Prez's speech... mine started recording right on time. You should youtube the dances you missed b/c they were great! Especially Jakob and El's, wow wow and triple wow!

Happy and I were talking during Noelle and Ryan's piece and I heard Noah in the background... I gave her a heads up that this is not always a family friendly show. Hello! Lingerie on Noelle and hot seduction in the office. Be careful little eyes what you see! But overall, loved this one!

I missed the fact Mollee was on HSM- that's cool, but yeah, hated the painted on stretch jeans that reminded me of stirrups. yuck

I could watch Russell krump all day, uh-ma-zing

Kathryn's makeup hearkened a little Gwen Stefani. I love her. and her solo was to a great Christian song by Bethany Dillon. Love that.

Moving onto results- i watched Legions of Extraordinary Dance at least twice. Did I love it? YES I DID! Those karate kicks in sync took my breath away. so very cool to see what comes from this group!

I did recognize what's his name in Snoop Dog's Asian troop. I fwded through most of it though. Speaking of SYTYCD alum, did anyone notice Katee in last week's show? She was helping Tyce choreograph a routine. She was also on the Bonnie Hunt show last week with Joshua performing No Air. Loved that routine.

Glad that Kathryn is staying and for Ashleigh's sake, Ryan is staying, too.

HOw about that kiss during the opening routine?! Hello!

good reviewin' Rachel B!

Eric Davidson said...

best part of SYTYCD the other night: the Legion of Extraordinary Dancers; worst part: Snoop Dogg

Megan said...

Just now chiming favorite part of both nights was the Legion of Extraordinary Dancers - they were freakin' amazing!!!

I think the choreography has been a bit blah this year, not giving us routines to connect to.

Crafty - does this mean Happy was actually watching SYTYCD? I didn't think she was a fan!

I'm totally going to watch HSM to look for Molly. Allison from season 2 was in the first one.

I'm not surprised by who went home, it seemed like more of a toss up between the guys than the girls. I was surprised that Kathyrn was in the bottom though, she's one of my favs! Ryan has done well but I don't think he connects with people with his personality and Nathan just got beat up by the judges. He's just not a great partner - doesn't have the ability as a performer...but as a dancer he was amazing.

Thanks for keeping the sisterhood going Rach!

renee said...

you guys i'm SO SORRY i have been M.I.A!!!! i know you badly want to kick me out of the sisterhood... right, right? oh man, i'm going to cry. no just kidding, i won't. i mean, i'll try not to.


okay, so i still have to watch this episode (i was literally THREE shows behind!!! what is happening to me?!?) but i still wanted to stop in and say hello cause i'm still "here." i promise.