The Top 12 7.13.2011
My Fave routines--
Jordan and Tadd danced a contemporary routine choreographed by Travis Wall-- Sonya called it true artistry that makes you want to cry.
Melanie and Marko danced a tango choreographed by Louis Van Amstel that made Sonya lose her breath because there was so much conviction and discipline.
Clarice and Jess danced a lyrical hip hop routine choreographed by Chris Scott-- I loved this music for this one and the whole concept (Just the Way You Are by Boyce Avenue). Mary loved the pulse of this piece. Guest judge Jesse Tyler Ferguson asked Clarice if she had a boyfriend because he wants to marry her. He called Clarice a light and said Jess is tremendous.
Melanie and Marko danced a contemporary routine choreographed by Dee Caspary-- This number was simply beautiful and easily one of the most well choreographed numbers this season. It was also the culmination of Melanie and Marko's work together; this partnership was absolutely stunning every week.
Ryan and Alexander were eliminated
The Top 10 7.20.2011
This week was the beginning of the contestants dancing with All Stars
Marko and Chelsie danced a samba choreographed by Jason Gilkison, The music was Cinema Italiano by Kate Hudson-- Guest judge Neil Patrick Harris called it amazing and said what a dirty way to start the show. He said, Marko, you dance with such precision, you're definitely the guy to beat.
I feel like, is there any dance that Marko cannot master; it seems like he can do everything.
Jordan and Brandon danced a contemporary routine choreographed by Desmond Richardson and Dwight Rhoden, The music was Who You Are by Jessie J-- Mary said Jordan was fantastic and fearless. Nigel said she does not have a lot of weaknesses and therefore they were able to choreograph her how they wanted her. Neil said you're beautiful and so inspiring.
I found this dance just effortless.
Tadd and Comfort danced a hip hop routine choreographed by Chuck Maldonado, The music was Look at Me Now by Chris Brown, feat. Busta Rhymes and Lil Wayne-- Nigel said the routine was fast and Tadd out-danced his all star. Mary said he has something special and swagger.
There were lots of great tricks in this number that flowed well and were perfectly executed.
Caitlynn and Pasha danced an Argentine tango choreographed by Leonardo & Miriam, The music was Malajunta by Orquesta Color Tango-- Mary said this number was a real treat on the eyes. The passion was more real than any number. You were a real and complete woman tonight, Mary said. Nigel said you were far sexier in this than in anything you've done before. Neil said you were gorgeous, you matched Pasha and you two were truly in sync.
This is honestly one of my favorite routines all season, it was so beautifully danced, and even someone like me who knows little about the technicalities of dancing knows that.
Sasha and Twitch danced a hip hop routine choreographed by Chris Scott, The music was Misty by Dorothy Moore-- The judges all thought it was a hot number. Nigel was at a loss for words and called it a memorable routine and said she had beautiful chemistry with her partner. Neil said this was spectacular and said Chris Scott was amazing. He added that Sasha and Twitch should danced every number together. Mary called it a sexy ass number and called Sasha an all star.
I echo everything the judges said; this was special.
Melanie and Pasha danced a Viennese Waltz choreographed by Jason Gilkison, The music was Everybody Hurts by Tina Arena-- Mary said it's like your feet never touched the floor; I don't know how you do it. Neil called it effortlessly perfect. She said you look like you're from the past but you dance like you're from the future. You're beautiful in every way inside and outside. You're easily my favorite dancer on the show.
It is very clear that every time Melanie takes the floor, something special happens.
Ricky and Allison danced a jazz routine choreographed by Tyce Diorio, The music was Precious Dream by Tori Amos-- Nigel thought it was very creative and that Ricky kept up with Allison. Neil said Tyce, bold move, and Ricky you were fierce.
Ricky really stepped up; Allison has always been really gifted and Ricky matched her.