S9-Amber Jackson: Sometimes You're Just Too Good For This Show
Posted Jul 11, 2012 @ 1:06 AM
Posted Jul 12, 2012 @ 5:38 PM
Posted Jul 12, 2012 @ 7:49 PM
I like her, but if she's in the bottom next week, she's gone.
Yeah, I agree. She's a beautiful girl and a beautiful dancer, but I think the show hasn't exactly been kind to her.
I finally figured out what I don't like about her hair (dyed/bleached hair generally doesn't bother me), it's because it makes her look so much older. She's only 21 and I think the hair ages her in an unflattering way. The cut and color together is just too severe even for her very youthful and super feminine features.
Posted Jul 13, 2012 @ 10:34 AM
I would have liked to have seen her partnered with George. Amber is a very beautiful Contemporary dancer and I think her and George would have been a mini power couple that would have gained momentum throughout the competition. I like Nick, but I don't think either is doing the other any favors being paired together. I thought their VW was danced beautifully by them together, but doing a VW was never meant to make them stand out the first week. I hope they knock their dance next week out of the park to show that they both did deserve to be there. Although, with this new format and the judges already knowing the vote counts I doubt they'll be given anything spectacular to dance. Watch they give them WHACKING or some lackluster Tyce routine that always lands his couples in the bottom.
Posted Jul 14, 2012 @ 2:19 PM
Posted Jul 14, 2012 @ 2:44 PM
Since it was mentioned by bluvelvet in the Nick thread that Nick needs to pull a Benji, I can kinda see where they were going with the Amber/Nick partnership. Gorgeous black woman with a keeping-it-real attitude and an adorkable ballroom guy that wears his heart on his sleeve. Very reminiscent of Donyelle and Benji. Should be interesting to see how their partnership shakes down if they indeed survive.
Posted Jul 14, 2012 @ 3:02 PM
Posted Jul 14, 2012 @ 5:20 PM
It's something interesting to think about, though. It's been made manifest that there is nothing arbitrary about these pairings, so maybe Nigel and co. think they could resonate with the audiences in a Benjelle way. The counterpoint, however, is making Amber look bad by showing her footage saying "I'm not coming back" and Nigel calling her out on it, and then Jason yelling at Nick during the VW footage, thus making them unappealing as can be.
Posted Jul 15, 2012 @ 12:16 PM
Dream dance partner? --- Danny Tidwell
Choreographer look forward to working with? --- Mia Michaels
Dance most inspired by? --- Allison Holker
I think that shows she's got good taste - because she agrees with my opinion of course. ;-)
But, seriously, I found people's answers affected my opinion about them. I don't know what that makes me, but it's how I feel.
Posted Jul 16, 2012 @ 8:36 PM
As I recall, they typically do makeovers for the contestants around the top 18 mark. I only notice this because that's when Katee got her bangs, which I thought really brought out her nice bone structure. Can't wait to see if the others got a makeover as well.
Posted Jul 16, 2012 @ 9:52 PM
Posted Jul 18, 2012 @ 11:03 PM
I'm happy to eat my words; looks like she may be staying around longer than expected (Which is good, because I thought she was the best girl tonight, and I also think Eliana, Janelle and Lindsay are gonna be the bottom girls next week, so that betters her chance of staying longer).
The fourth time is not the charm (Just ask Ashley from S5 or Alexie). I like her, but if she's in the bottom next week, she's gone.
Edited by OwlsGo, Jul 18, 2012 @ 11:09 PM.
Posted Jul 18, 2012 @ 11:29 PM
I'm wondering if they'll pair her up with Brandon next week and go against this shows seemingly aversion to pairing two black dancers together. I don't know what the deal is with that. I think she'll look great with Brandon. She would also look great with Chehon and I would die to see those 2 together in a Mia Michael's or Sonya piece.
Poor Nick. I knew he was a goner, but I felt bad for him. He shouldn't feel too bad though. Last season saw a 10 specialist champ in ballroom (Iveta) eliminated first and now she's with DWTSLV. He's in good company. This format just wasn't for him. I thought he did great partnering Amber though.
Posted Jul 19, 2012 @ 3:29 PM
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Posted Jul 25, 2012 @ 11:21 PM
I'm also po'ed that Nigel and Co. saw fit to always put her in the early forgettable hour of the show. That routine should have been one of the last ones, just as that AT should have been last week as well. She threw everything but the kitchen sink in that solo because I think she already knew she was leaving. You could see it in her face. No way was Eliana going home nor one of Nigel's pets (Lindsay) that hasn't shown much f anything to warrant her staying. But, we're supposed to believe that after Lindsay's horrible performance last week that she was above having to do a solo over Eliana and Amber? You have to be really naive not to smell the shenanigans on that one.
I felt real bad for Amber because she just looked defeated and over it. It's got to hurt being such a great dancer and proving it each week to only be eliminated because you're not one of the chosen ones. This reminds me of Miranda and Missy being eliminated early on last season while other mediocre girls were saved as well.
Posted Jul 25, 2012 @ 11:51 PM
Sigh. Back to prancy contempo dross.
Posted Jul 26, 2012 @ 9:52 AM
Amber Jackson: Sometimes You're Just Too Good For This Show
Posted Jul 26, 2012 @ 10:03 AM
Edited by deadorblack, Jul 26, 2012 @ 10:03 AM.
Posted Jul 29, 2012 @ 4:33 PM
I had no concept of how tiny she is! Her gorgeous legs go on forever and give the impression of more height, I guess.
If I had decided, Lindsay would have gone home and Amber would have stayed. I lament the beautiful routines we very likely would have seen from Amber.
Posted Jul 30, 2012 @ 12:07 PM