Hrm. The judges seemed to like this week's general output better than last week's, and I'm totally the opposite. Last week had 3-5 dances that I thought were absolutely astounding, while this week boasted maybe one or two that were on that level.
Also? Kind of over the "fer real" hand gesture thingie. Sorry. Have I gone sour after Gev's booting?
Courtney and Will
Samba (Jean-Marc Generaux)
Okay, I officially don't like Will. I can no longer deny it. If Courtney couldn't bring something, anything out of him, I have to figure it's just a lost cause, him and me. But objectively, he's a bad partner. I don't think this can be denied. Of the four men remaining, he does the least for the girl he's dancing with. Yet he gets away with stuff that Mark (or Matt or Twitch) never did.
"Slow" Hip-Hop (Tabitha and Napoleon)
Is this the new name for the emo hip-hop N&T have been doing? I've loved it the two previous times they've done this (Katee & Josh's "No Air" and Mark & Chelsie's "Bleeding Love"), but whether it was the Will Effect tainting me or what, I thought this routine was boring as hell. There was none of the emotion the other two had and it just fell terribly flat.
Twitch and Katee
Contemporary (Mia Michaels)
Great to see that Mia can do fun and funny as well as overwrought and emotional. This made me laugh in a good way. A lot of it looked like wrestling moves, actually, which added to the comedy, for me.
Broadway (Tyce Diorio)
Another fun routine, if a bit forgettable. Katee kind of has a touch of the same problem I have with Will -- I can't ever seem to connect with her emotionally, and she never truly excites me on her own. But these two made for a strong pair.
Mark and Comfort
Hip-Hop (Tabitha and Napoleon)
Wow, they paired Mark with Comfort? Uh...nice to know you, Mark. Why you gotta make me paranoid like this, show? Anyway, loved the routine, though I wish they'd given Mark more to do, because he was totally up for it.
Foxtrot (Jean-Mark Generaux)
It was bad, but not as godawful as the judges made it out to be. But, again, this is what happens when you saddle Mark with Comfort, who has proven again and again to be for shit with ballroom.
Chelsie and Joshua
Argentine Tango (Dmitry)
The two best dancers left in the competition, if you ask me. And wow, Dmitry looks so much like Olivier Martinez. Funny how Chelsie has this combative brother/sister relationship with all the guys the partners with. As for the dance, it wasn't perfection, but Chelsie's aces at this and Josh has chemistry with everyone.
Disco (Doriana Sanchez)
Almost every disco routine on this show is bad. This one wasn't, and all due credit to Josh and Chelsie for that. Some of those lifts got me effing frightened for Chelsie, but all the more exhilarated when they pulled them off.
Nothing too notable or mind-blowing. Courtney's was the best, but it was very similar to last week's. Will certainly threw us for a loop , what with the clothes and all. Good to see Mark back to his old, goofy, confident self. And he was a theatre kid? Go fig! How cute was his little routine with Cat? And have I talked about this show's weird relationship with Celine Dion and how it's affected my life? One of these days...
Best routine: Mark and Comfort's hip-hop (with Chelsie and Josh's tango a close second)
Bottom 4 predictions: Mark, Comfort, Courtney, and Will
Eliminated: Mark and Comfort