Tonight I learned that I like cheesy ’80s ballads better when they are paired with a dance, as Bette Midler’s “The Rose” nearly made me tear up while watching our Top Six dance beautifully to a Mandy Moore-choreographed routine.
Here are a few other observations from the blur of activity we were bombarded with during this bloated one hour results show:
- Cat looked like she fell through a doorway of streamers on her way to the stage. Can you call what she was wearing a dress?
- A small child named, if I heard correctly, Lil’ Demon, break danced his way around the stage for way too long (it was cute for about a minute…)
- Lady GaGa arrived with her posse, fresh off a time machine from a 1980s music video. Seriously. What was with the leotard, the gaudy yellow shoes, and the shoulder pads? Maybe she thought they were doing a Toni Basil tribute, commemorating her short-lived early 80s music career?
Before the results were revealed, each of the remaining dancers danced a solo:
- Courtney – “Almost Lover” by A Fine Frenzy – She looked like she forgot the choreography at the beginning, but I suppose it was just a slow-starting dance.
- Mark – “Wind It Up” by Gwen Stefani – Fun with suspenders.
- Katee – “Beautiful Disaster” by Jon McLaughlin – She did more lighting up of the stage.
- Joshua – “I Can Make You Dance” by Zapp – His solo was the best of the night. Loved when he went down into splits, then halfway back up, then down again. He’s so good!
- Chelsie – “The Girl’s Gone Wild” by Travis Tritt – Travis Tritt. Is he still making music? I wasn’t a fan of this boot-scootin’ solo.
- Twitch – “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” by Bobby McFerrin – Seems like Twitch was sending a vibe of “I’m cool with whatever happens tonight.” Turns out he didn’t need to worry!
Safe – When I heard these two names called as being two of the finalists, I breathed a sigh of relief. As long as they are there next week, I don’t really care about the others
- Mark and Twitch
- Courtney and Chelsie
I really expected that out of that bottom four, Twitch and Courtney would be going home. Instead, their names were called as the remaining finalists! I thought that Mark had a bigger fan base than Twitch – same for Chelsie. Guess I was wrong. I have a lot of respect for Courtney. She has impressed me more and more each week. And Twitch has held his own in many different styles.
The Final Four
Last year’s final four consisted of Sabra, Danny, Neil, and Lacey. I was hopeful that Sabra and Danny would be the final two, and I got my wish. From there I had hoped that Danny would win, but I was okay with Sabra winning. (By the way, where has Sabra been this season? Will she show up next week to congratulate the new champion?) This year, I won’t be disappointed with any of these four winning, but I will be cheering loudest for Joshua. I think that he or Katee are most deserving to win this year.