Well folks, tonight could prove detrimental to yet another injured contestant unable to perform in this week’s performance show on Wednesday. One of my favorites (and one of two girls left in the competition), Ashley could be facing elimination depending on who is placed in the bottom two as well. EEKS! This elimination show is bound to be FULL of drama.
The uninjured six remaining contestants alongside a collection of the all-stars opened the night with a group Broadway routine performed to Charleston (from Million Dollar Baby) by Jerome Robbins Broadway. At this point I stopped paying attention as this routine was just a mess (I just don’t like the style) and would like to point out how similar Robert is to all-star Mark and Kent is all-star Neil. A group routine with the four of these boys would literally blow my mind!
Anyways, back to the action. After another segment boosting up National Dance Day on July 31, and Skeletor rambling on and on and on, they first two contestants came straight out to the stage; Kent and Lauren. MY TWO FAVOURITE DANCERS!! These two should be the final two dancers left standing at the end of this season if I have my way. Naturally Cat tried to freak out both of these dancers by alluding that one of them was in the bottom three, which WASN’T TRUE as they were both sent through to safety!
Side note: Have a gander at the studly man that stands up and cheer for Kent when he makes it through to safety. One can only assume this is Kent’s brother, but I don’t want to forecast…
Before the rest of the contestants were brought to the stage we were entertained by two youngster ballroom dancers performing what appeared to be a Jive routine to Jailhouse Rock by Elvis Presley. While these two were darling cute I was definitely left confused as to this unnecessary use of filler.
Up next to learn that fates were AdeChike and Billy Bell, pitted once against each other to learn their results. It was literally FIVE MINUTES of fast forwarding through their clips from last night. Enough! Sadly, Cat opened her envelop and Billy Bell found himself in the bottom three with AdeChike sailing through to next week. EFF! Seriously America? AdeChike was meant to go home this week! DANG IT!
Robert and Jose were then brought out to the stage to see who would be joining Billy Bell and Ashley to round out the bottom three. Finally America got something right and pushed Robert through to safety leaving Jose to take his first trip to the bottom three, to compete for his life.
We were then forced to watch another filler performance of the night which involved an extremely muscular man in excessively tight white pants. To be honest, this was still amazing to watch at three times the speed…
Twitch and Comfort were then highlighted as the two featured all-stars this week. I will admit that Twitch’s persistence definitely paid off, making it through to the show his second time around! They returned to the stage to perform their legendary Dave Scott Hip Hop routine, performed to Forever by Chris Brown. Man I still love this song! And I have to give it to them, it was definitely a great routine!!
Billy Bell and Jose quickly took to the stage to dance for their lives, performing their respective styles. After watching these two boys give it their all and knowing what Ashley has show over the last few weeks through the competition, the judges would be deemed complete idiots if they kept Jose in the competition.
While the judges went back stage to fill up their cups of soda and discuss the differences between Diet Coke and Coke Zero, the incredible artist Christina Perri took to the stage to perform her SYTYCD-famed song, Jar of Hearts. I have to admit, this was one of the smartest moves this show taken this season. Complimenting these powerful lyrics was an impromptu performance by all-stars Neil and Allison. Absolutely gorgeous. Please SYTYCD producers, do more of this and LESS Kesha or Shakira. Seriously, this was fantastic, so please keep it up!
After the judges took foreva to get back to their seats, they finally got around to announcing who would be leaving the competition tonight. 55 minutes later.
Side note: Thankfully Billy Bell shaved his face tonight.
Once again, the two dancers who weren’t injured were saved due to the length of recovery required for Ashley to be able to perform again. Literally ridiculous. The competition is now down to one remaining girl, Lauren, and five male dancers. This definitely could prove to be an interesting final four in just a few short weeks! Or who knows, with the new format of this season we might actually see a final two in the last performances episode!
I unfortunately will be out of town for work next week so won’t be able to watch the competition and provide you with my feedback; however, fellow SYTYCD crazed fan, RICH, will be taking over the job for me! I’ll be back the following week, so treat him well and give him your feedback!!