So last night I was grumpy, Cat was wearing a shiteous outfit, Billy was injured, and the dancing was just mediocre. Hopefully there is some redemption tonight. I’m not grumpy… so that’s a good start. And Cat looks much cuter… although I could do without the wilting rose in her hair. Who will join the injured Billy Bell in the bottom three? It’s time to find out.
The show opens up with a group number to All That Jazz by Lea DeLaria and choreographed by Kelley Abbey. Sounds like a Broadway number to me. Mark is front and centre… always a good thing. Ade is there too with Allison, Courtney, Neil, and Lauren. I only see four of the actual contestants. Billy is still out and Jose is nowhere to be seen. Maybe the choreo was too hard from him… or ANOTHER INJURY? It was a nice Broadway number. The dancers all worked it pretty well. It was cute. Mark is definitely the star. Remember when Nigel used to give him such a hard time. Suck it Nigel.
After the intros and a tribute to dance legend Denise Jefferson, there is still no explanation for Jose’s absence from the group number. My first guess must’ve been right. He wasn’t good enough. Time to get rid of him then!
After all of the pleasantries, Cat brings out the five remaining dancers. Lauren is the first one safe. Yay! Kent is safe too. Excellent. That leaves Adechike, Robert and Jose. Two of them will be with Billy in the bottom three. Before we find out who it will be, we are treated to some dancers from the American Ballet Theatre. They perform the Grand Pas de Deux from Act III of Don Quixote. It was lovely… did you see how far up that guy’s ass his tights were riding? OMG.
After the ballet we find out that Robert and Jose are in the bottom. Adechike is safe. He’s not my fave of the three, but that hip hop number with Comfort was the dance of the night. He deserves to be safe. So the judges have to pick between Jose, Robert, and Billy. I hope it’s Jose.
Before the contestant solos, we get a dance from someone named DuJuan (DJ) Smart. He tried out but didn’t make it. Apparently the producers think his initial audition was good enough for all of America to see on the stage. He’s wearing little jail cell spanky pants and handcuffs. Woof. It’s pretty impressive. I wonder why he didn’t make it onto the show? His quads are HUGE. Every muscle is HUGE. Wow.
Back to the solos… scratch that. Time for another performance. This time it’s Season 3 all-stars Lauren and Neil recreating their CLASSIC Wade Robson jazz piece to Roisin Murphy’s Night of the Dancing Flame. I wish they would’ve done Lauren and Pasha’s transformers hip hop number from the same Season, but that’s probably off limits considering Shane Sparks’ legal troubles.
Finally, we get to the solos. First up is Robert dancing to Fireflies by Ron Pope. It’s pretty good. Not too flashy. Then Jose breaks to It’s Just Begun by The Jimmy Castor Bunch. Meh. We’ve seen it all before. He should go. But before we can find out, Enrique Inglesias blesses us with his new single I Like It. Lauren and Allison are there killing it as back up dancers. I miss the mole.
FINALLY , we get to the decision. Nigel says they have not made up their minds yet. Huh? He calls Robert forward and says some of the judges feel he is not growing any more. Then Nigel calls Jose forward and tells him he has stopped growing as well. Umm… where they hell was he in the group number? Then Nigel calls Billy forward and kind of criticizes him for choosing to sit out the week even after doctors cleared him. Nigel is worried that it sets a dangerous precedent for the future. After all is said and done, they’re all safe! WTF! Two people will go home next week. Oh come on! Grow some. Send Jose home!