The Bottom Three Couples – I correctly predicted the bottom three after last night’s performances. These three couples lacked chemistry, and Paris/Tony and Asuka/Vitolio were too soft in their execution and stage presence.
- Paris and Tony
- Asuka and Vitolio
- Karla and Jonathan
- Paris – “It Doesn’t Hurt” by Katie Thompson – I wasn’t impressed by her solo. She didn’t seem fully invested but was instead just going through the motions.
- Tony – “Early in the Morning” by the Gap Band – My opinion of Tony is still the same: he relies on his personality and theatrics to carry him through the competition, but a silly outfit isn’t enough to distract the judges from the fact that he is way out of his league compared to Jonathan, and especially to Vitolio.
- Asuka – “Did Ya” by BoA – Something about her solo grossed me out. It was too sultry for what it was, and I hated that she was basically wearing a bra as a top.
- Vitolio – “We Belong Together” by Gavin DeGraw – I was impressed by him! In fact, his was the only solo tonight that did impress me. He was so strong and mesmerizing. I didn’t know anything about him before this week, but now I want to know more.
- Karla – “You Make Me Feel (Like a Natural Woman)” by Aretha Franklin – Her solo was the best of the girls, but still not impressive. She seemed shy and at times awkward during her solo.
- Jonathan – “Krazy” by Pitbull feat. Lil Jon – Apparently Jonathan is trying to be this year’s Neil, by using acrobatics and a pretty face to charm the ladies. It won’t work on me! Too much cheese right now for me to vote for him.
Before the judges’ verdict, I picked Paris and Tony to go home. And it turns out the judges felt the same way. They seemed like the obvious choice. Tony isn’t as well-trained as most of the other contestants, and maybe Paris had the bad luck of being his partner, but now we’ll never know how she would have done with someone else. I won’t miss either of them, but I wish them well in their continued dance careers!