Posted Nov 12, 2012 @ 10:03 PM
I don't like these 1 minute dances. Still, somehow I ended up bored to death, nevertheless.
The show really is doing everything to pimp and protect Melissa over the past two weeks. It's just to get rid of whoever their targets are, not because they authentically care about her, IMO. She'll be back to the regular reception next week, I think. But wow, they're really gonna pretend like they didn't see that complete lack of synchronization at the beginning of her Quickstep? And her being a step behind him quite a bit? Oh show, your scripting is ridiculous.
I liked the little opening when she came out with the trumpet, asking the audience to be quiet. Look at you, Tony, choreographing cute moments!
Anyway, having said that, I liked her second dance a lot. And it's another example of why I think that that Mel/Maks Paso is way overrated. YEAH, I SAID IT! I felt like the actual choreo in the M&M one was kind of blah, and despite what everyone says, I felt no sense of attitude or dominaton from Mel. I remember at the time saying her face seemed so blah! Melissa didn't go all the way to dominatrix the way I'd like, but it was still fine. And there were actually some difficult elements.
Absolutely loved the double jump with Henry & Tony.
Henry is so gonna be their new pro next year, btw, and they may even have Golden Boy hopes for him.
LOL, Melissa has a 99 out of 100? She was just that good! Heh.
What the hell was that Kirstie Paso Doble? Ugh. Also, she annoyed the hell out of me backstage afterward. I'm so over her shtick.
Loved Kelly & Val's Waltz. It was my favorite ballroom dance. I knew they'd have Len comment on the "harshness" or whatever, but that seemed clearly a choreographic choice. Some choreographers like for things to be hit kind of sharp and staccato.
Anyway, I loved everything about that dance. The choreography (specifically the variation in the choreography), the music, the presentation, the ending, etc., etc. Once again, I couldn't take my eyes off of Val. He is such a sick dancer! It's weird to me that he's never had any Contemporary training. He dances like he has.
I loved the little flourishes he put in there. Like at the "revealing their depth" line, when he walked forward into Kelly with some hip motion. Yeah, I know it isn't Waltz movement, but I don't care. Little touches of otherness can be appealing. Especially since this is a stupid tv show.
Speaking of, liked the Shawn non-Samba, especially since it seems that on these shows like SYTYCD, they take a lot of liberties and tend to go with tribal feel a lot for Sambas. This was especially uh, libertacious (haha), but as a piece I liked it, because it wasn't just a lot of tricks. It was actual dancing, so I enjoyed it for what it was. It was impactful, which I like. LOL at the show pretending that Shawn could actually be voted out. That would be shocking.
LMAO at Gilles saying "when" when the judges said he lost timing.
Interesting that they put the two Salsas back to back. Motivations, motivations?
LOL at Kirstie being twenty points behind Melissa. Wow, that's some protection.
Could someone post all the scores from last week and this week, please?