Twitch again? And I love Robert, but...for the finale?
I'm sure Melinda is not the first one that came to everyone's mind,..... Technically, she did place 8th her season.
Melinda dancing to Sara Bareilles:
Melinda's final DFYL:
Oof! She certainly wouldn't be my first choice! What I remember about her were her odd, stalkerish stares at the judges while she performed. And looking at those two videos, plus others I've seen her do in the past, I'm underwhelmed. Her body type may fit Aaron, but her style is at odds with it. She has that stereotypical tapper's positioning of the arms and hands, as if she's keeping herself afloat in water. It was my only complaint about season 8's Nick, who dog-paddled while Jess did all kinds of interesting things with his torso, arms, and hands. Aaron also uses head, neck, and whole body movement, which is why I really enjoyed his solo. With Melinda, there is very little interesting going on beyond the feet.
I don't know why they wouldn't take advantage of Jasmine and Aaron's last pairing to let them do a tap number together. Even more critical, I hope they bring in a choreographer with a Broadway sense of utilizing tap, so that it's more than just a side by side battle of the feet, which we've already seen at the top 20 intro. If that were to happen, there would be no need for Melinda to even be there, because nothing I've seen from her would make me want to watch her instead of him. I'm hoping for a choreographer with a Gene Kelly-ish sense of creating interest with staging and creative movement, not just the isolated skill of tap.