This week I was not particularly surprised about the two that were voted off. Noelle had a great week but it just was not strong enough to contend with the other girls. Nathan clearly had not matured to the level that the other guys on the show had.
The night kicked off with a Noelle and Ryan dancing a Tabitha and Napoleon Hip Hop piece that I loved. Noelle was unbelieveably sexy. The chemistry was good, and Mary said she enjoyed this pairing. Adam called Noelle smokin'. (music: "Give it to Me Right" by Melanie Fiona)
Ashleigh and Legacy danced a Gary Stuart Contemporary; this was a fast paced routine with so many great moments. It nicely showcased the strengths of both dancers. Adam called the ending the routine the best of this season. (music: "Poison" by The Prodigy)
Kathryn and Nathan's Spencer Liff Broadway routine had the choreography down packed but lacked the chemistry it needed.
The Tony and Melanie Quickstep danced by Ellenore and Jakob was comfortable but I wasn't on my feet at the end.
Mollee and Russell danced a Mandy Moore Lyrical Jazz routine; Russell displayed incredible strength and Mollee put complete trust in him. Russell's lifts were just incredible. Nigel said Mollee showed great growth. Mary said Mollee really fed off Russell's strength. Adam called this a great partnership in which Mollee shone brightly and he could not seem to rationalize Russell's talent. (music: "It Must Have Been Love" by Roxette)
Noelle and Ryan's second dance was a JT Thomas Smooth Waltz; it had a lot of pretty moments but I found it boring overall.
I didn't feel the Dave Scott Hip Hop preformed by Ashleigh and Legacy; it lacked flow and was too much about Legacy's cape with not enough dancing. (music: "Slow Down" by Bobby Valentino)
Nathan and Kathryn's Rumba by Tony and Melanie didn't have enough Rumba in it. I will say though that Kathryn tried to sell it to the best of her ability.
Nigel called Jakob and Ellenore's second routine, a Sonya Tayek Contemporary; fabulous. He said it was truly one of his favorite routines; Adam echoed the sentiment saying it will be remembered by fans in years to come.
Mollee and Russell closed the show with an Anya and Pasha Jive; Nigel thought they were the only ones who could have followed Jakob and Ellenore, and that they are the two best performers in this competition. Adam liked the playfulness they brought out of each other and he likes the respect they have for each other.
(music: Land of 1000 Dances by Jimmy Barnes)