Friday, August 08, 2008
SYTYCD Finale Thoughts
Okay, first things first: Big huge congratulations to JOSHUA for taking home the much deserved title of America's Favorite Dancer. I had begun to rethink yesterday's prediction, thinking Katee might indeed come out on top, but it turns out that was the wrong way to go considering she finished third. So I WAS right! Anyway, good for Josh -- despite the fact that the show kept pushing the "untrained" thing on us until the very last.
As for the reprises of the favorite dances: what a great selection. I'd have swapped out the Twitch/Katie door dance for one of the Gev/Chelsie routines, but honestly, I can't even complain. Certainly not when Lil' C is casting his verbose spell on the super-sized judging panel (when Debbie Allen started copying him and got to "Buck-buck-buck-buck!", I thought she was having a seizure).
For such a bloated finale, I barely fast-forwarded either. I skipped past the Jonas Brothers, obviously, and once I realized the entire Criss Angel routine was going to be a scary bunny funeral, I got right the hell past that. Sorry, Wade Robson. Also, I have to admit, I had zero interest in the pop-n-lock battle between Robert the Quitter and the other guy. They have very unique talents, but so did the kid in my grammar school class who could turn his eyelids inside out.
The return of the old contestants was awesome and too brief. Next time I get Lacey, Lauren, Neil, and Travis on the same stage, I want some time to bask. Also, this Dmitry person appears to be as allergic to shirts as Will was, huh? Though, was it just me, or did Mary Murphy seem a little hunched in the shoulders for being such a ballroom expert. That whole routine of theirs was cougarrific.
Finally, the biggest development of the night. No, not Joshua's win, not Katee's $50,000 consolation prize, nor Adam Shankman's throwdown to Nigel for next season. No, I'm talking about Shankman's epic cinematic announcement: Step Up 3D. Let me say that again: STEP UP 3D! I can barely contain myself. Ticket: purchased.
Thanks for a great season, dance-lovers! What are my Thursdays going to be like without you all? I'm off to find bootlegged copies of Season 2.