I finally got caught up on past episodes (last week’s performance above) and watched the Top 4 as it was broadcast. I really thought this was going to be the finale, but I guess we still have another week. I’m not sure why we have a finale with 3 people when last season the finale had 6 (I guess because we have the all-star format), but to me it seems like the finals should have at least 4 contestants.
I liked having Toni Redpath around as a judge. She really knows her stuff on ballroom and I like her comments on the other styles as well. I think we need a judge that knows ballroom, and Toni seems like a great personality on top of great knowledge. I’m not as crazy about Tyce as a judge.
Is it just me or does it seem like there’s something going on between Robert and Kathryn? Their dance from last week’s episode was the standout dance for me and their interaction seemed very intimate for just dance partners.
It seems really obvious that Adechike is the one that should go this week, although I don’t think he has really been treated fairly by the judges. His African jazz dance was very good, although I agree that it seemed a little more subdued than it should have been. He’s a great dancer, but he’s just not quite in the same league as the other three. I was really impressed with all the dancers last night, however. I was going to try to rank them, but the top 3 are so close that it seems silly. My favorite is Lauren, so I’ll be rooting for her but I’ll be very surprised if Kent doesn’t win on the voting, which is perfectly fine.
I guess the dance that really stood out for me from last night was the one with Kent and Neil, although I liked the Clown Hip Hop routine with Robert and Dominic and Lauren’s Black Widow dance. The Kent and Neil dance was a very different piece by Travis Wall, and I thought it was strange that Nigel got him to admit that it was somehow autobiographical. I can’t decide if that made me like it more or less. It seems a little creepy.