OK, I’m not going to be able to watch tonight. (I have to work late) But I figured I’d put up a post now so others can comment.
Here’s my predictions and commentary in anticipation of tonight.
First this isn’t the final four I’d have picked. While Jeanine and Kayla are excellent dancers I think Melissa and especially Jeanette are better performers. With the men it’s trickier. Brandon I knew would be there from day one. Evan I really like but he’s made it this far via a kind of bashful charm and his solos rather than dancing the choreography. As I said last week I think Ade is by far the stronger dancer and performer however Evan’s been far more consistent with the added load of dance. So ultimately I don’t mind Evan being there.
Who will win? If Brandon doesn’t there’s simply something wrong. This isn’t like last year where Twitch, Joshua and Katee were all outstanding. (Although Joshua definitely deserved to win) This year Brandon is just head and shoulders above the others. There’s really no comparison. Brandon has only had one maybe two bad dances and those weren’t really bad at all. But he’s had most of the outstanding solos and partner dances and has danced strong week in and week out. The only other contestant as strong as Brandon was Benji back in season 1. Maybe if Jeanette were still in the contest there would be some competition. But I think things are already decided, baring something extraordinary.
All that said I look forward to tonight’s performances. Usually they really pull the stops out for the finals. This season’s choreography just hasn’t been as good as prior years. (Despite a few outstanding pieces) So I’m hoping they can redeem themselves a bit.