It's funny, I was thinking that the bottom three couples were going to be predictable yet again, and then boom! Surprise! That seems to have happened every week, though, when you think about it. There's always one couple you don't expect. And can I just say? I'm a little bit stoked about who was sent home. That sounds terrible, but I felt like it was a long time coming for both Ryan and Alexander, who were the ones who got das boot. Yes, that's right, Sasha and Alexander were in the bottom three this week, for the first time! As soon as that happened, I said out loud, "oooh Alexander, you are in trouble." Right, or right? Right.
Joining those two in the bottom three were the more expected Ryan and Ricky and Caitlynn and Mitchell. You know what, though? I had really different reactions to a lot of the solos than the judges apparently did, apart from Ryan, who we can all agree looked like she knew her time was up and just didn't give a fuh anymore. Caitlynn's was praised, but it seemed like more of the same to me. They said Mitchell's was powerful but didn't really give him much praise, though I thought his was the best out of the guys'. They then said Ricky's was amazing. Really? For doing a bunch of pirouettes? I really enjoyed Sasha's, even though they said it wasn't very good. But she had planned it so well, and it showed a great musicality. And Alexander, I had really no idea he was something of a ballet dancer, and was fairly impressed, then Nigel went and lambasted it. Huh? What? Was I living on another dancing planet tonight? Were they discombobulated from their Emmy nominations?
Who knows, but even though I thought Alexander had a good solo, it was not meant to be. He's been struggling to connect for weeks, and though he did finally have a moment last night, I think we can all agree up until this point he'd been carried through by Sasha's fan base. If it hadn't been for her, he would've been gone long ago. And maybe Nick could've been here instead. I still miss Nick, okay? Deal with it.
Speaking of Emmy nominations. Miss Cat Deeley finally got one! It was as though Jesse Tyler Ferguson had a looking glass into a glorious outcome. She's been sorely overlooked these past seasons, and it's great to finally see her get one.
So, after all of that, the top ten dancers for season eight are, alphabetically by first name, lest you be thinking I am listing favorites or something:
Next week will also feature the return of the all-stars. Nigel informed us that the dancers will be doing two routines - one with another season eight contestant, and one with an all-star. And all is right with the world, this is exactly what I had hoped would occur. And just who are these all-stars? I can tell you one very important name is missing from the list. That is one Alex Wong, who apparently has serious injury issues with feet tendons, because he just injured himself again mere days ago. Sigh. Sans Alex, we have:
Melody, Allison, Pasha, Twitch, Comfort, Chelsie, Brandon, Kathryn, Robert
You'll notice a large percentage of them are the same ones from last season. I wish there was another girl hip hopper instead of Comfort, I have never been a fan. Remember the girl breaker, Sara? Why not her?! She was great. It is nice to see Melody on the list, because I don't think she has benefited from the show as much as later seasons' contestants. That first season was so different!
Anyway, what are your thoughts on the decisions tonight? Are you as excited as me? Can I make another embarrassing confession?
I had ANOTHER dream about this show last night. OMG. What in the world! This time, I was a dancer on the show, and had just made the top 10, but was freaked out because I knew I wasn't good enough and had gotten by thanks to a good partner. The other contestants were also pissed at me because I was still writing this blog and they were mad I dissed some of them. Ryan and I became friends. Then Jake Gyllenhaal showed up and started dancing with me. Okay, um. We can stop talking about the dream now. I apologize.
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