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Rayven & Jamie were voted off last week. Below are my thoughts on the on June 18, 2008 performances of the nine remaining couples making up the season 4 top 18. (click images for a larger view) weigh in.
Chelsea T./Thayne – Jazz (Untouched – The Veronicas): While I enjoyed the routine, it didn’t match up to last week’s performance. But I chalk that up to the poor choice of song and Mandy Moore’s choreography more than the lack of performance. Terrific costumes. [Watch on YouTube]
[June 19 Update: Chelsea T and Thane were voted into the bottom 3 this week.]
Chelsie H/Mark – Argentinean Tango (Mi Confesion – Gotan Project): Loved her outfit! A slight hesitation at one point. I’ve seen better but it was superior to Jessica’s and Will’s tango last week. I thought it was hot and very sexy – what a tango should be. Two very good weeks in a row. [Watch on YouTube]
Jessica/Will – Hip Hop (Whatever U Like – Nicole Scherzinger): Two weeks in a row with a sub-par performance. Aside from a couple of moves here and there, it just didn’t do it for me. Nowhere close to Katee & Joshua’s hip hop last week. [Watch on YouTube]
Kourtni L/Matt – Foxtrot (A Foggy Day (In London Town) – Michael Buble): How can you go wrong with that Buble song? These two redeemed themselves from last week’s unspectacular performance. Matt was by far the stronger of the two. It was enjoyable and they were mostly together throughout. I liked it. [Watch on YouTube]
Courtney/Gev – Contemporary (Lost – Anouk): Yikes, who picked that maternity outfit for her? They both looked great but the piece was too difficult for them. They made a lot of mistakes. He couldn’t manage the lifts. The choreography was good. They didn’t live up to it though. Nonetheless, it was still nice to watch but technically sub-par. That’s two sub-par weeks in a row. [Watch on YouTube]
Katee/Joshua – Broadway (All For the Best – Godspell (2001 Revival Broadway Group): What a terrific couple. This routine was lots of fun. It couldn’t live up to last week but I still liked it a lot. When they got out of step with each other they quickly regrouped. Great chemistry. With two great weeks behind them, this is THE couple to beat at this point. [Watch on YouTube]
Susie/Marquis: Salsa (Aguanile – Willie Colon & Hector Lavoe): Two OK performances, two weeks in a row. Marquis was by far the better of the two in this routine. They weren’t dancing together enough. I think Susie is a candidate to be voted off this week. [Watch on YouTube]
[June 19 Update: Susie and Marquis were voted into the bottom 3 this week and both Susie and Marquis were voted off.]
Kherington/Twitch– Viennese Waltz (A New Day Has Come – Celine Dion): Very pretty. Lots of tricks. But where was the Viennese Waltz? They didn’t actually dance the waltz anywhere in their routine. That’s really the choreographer John Marque’s fault though. But, these two are safe with two terrific weeks in a row. [Watch on YouTube]
Comfort/Chris – Krump (Come and Get Me – Timbaland ft. 50 Cent & Tony Yayo): Chris was out of his league here. They weren’t together much of the time. I blame Comfort for that. She is clearly in her comfort zone. She should have dialed it back to better match Chris. They weren’t a team on the stage. I really don’t like Comfort’s personality. I’m looking forward to her being voted of as soon as possible. And, I’m afraid Chris is at risk too. [Watch on YouTube]
[June 19 Update: Comfort and Chris were voted into the bottom 3 this week.]
Some nice dances but the show wasn’t as good as last week.