Okay, first off: Paula! How hilarious was it that every shot of any choreographer angled to get a clear view of Paula in the background? Also, somebody needs to get her to choreograph one of these years. Come on!
Courtney and Mark
Waltz: Wow, gorgeous. And emotional. That one seriously touched me. Even if they both get eliminated, at least they got to dance that routine. It's been a good season for the waltz, too. Normally it's been a guaranteed snoozer, but this season: Twitch and Kherington, Comfort and Thayne, and now these two. And how cute were they together? They reminded me of Lauren and Neil a bit. But way gayer.
Jazz: Whatever movie these two were acting out, I want to see it. Like a Tim Burton movie about prostitutes, and no one has sex but they all act out their little gothic fantasies. Anything that lets Mark play a character like this is something I'll love, and this was bizarre in all the right ways.
Interlude: The tale of Cat and her gold fronts: holy god, I love that woman. Can I vote for Cat to win the show?
Katee and Joshua
Contemporary: How a man Josh's size can leap around like that, like he's 70 pounds, is astounding to me. That these two are fantastic together is no surprise, but even by their standard, this was great. Two lovers, floating on air. Tyce's best routine all season, yes. Probably my favorite thing I've seen Tyce do ever.
Paso Doble: Aaaaand Josh enters the shirtless derby, better late than never. And my speculation was correct: if anyone was gonna do right by the paso doble, it'd be these two. One of these two is SO winning this show.
Twitch and Chelsie
Mambo: Here's Chelsie, once again dancing circles around her partner, this time literally. She's an astounding dancer and I love her, but I'm starting to wonder if there isn't something about her being not that great a partner. That said, Twitch has struggled with 90% of his ballroom routines this season, so the fact that Chelsie popped and Twitch didn't isn't entirely her fault, nor is it a surprise.
Hip-Hop: It took me more than halfway through before I realized the song was a strings version of Janet Jackson's "Control." The routine was a lot of fun, if not completely mindblowing.
Best routine: Courtney and Mark's waltz (Katee and Josh's contemporary a close second)
Bottom four (do they do that this week?): Twitch, Mark, Courtney, Chelsie
Going home: Courtney, Twitch
I'm so sad we have to lose anyone!! AAAAHHHH!