Over the seasons, we have learned when Tom says that the bottom 2 "are not necessarily the bottom 2", the one not leaving wasn't really in the bottom 2. Tom words it differently and more definitely when the bottom 2 is correct. Therefore, Bill wasn't the next lowest getter, and Elizabeth may well NOT have been in the bottom 3 either.
The whole segment with Valerie was gut wrenching from the rehearsal package to the performance to the tweets even from Donald Driver.
Jack's inner child was crying out last night in the first segment of his rehearsal package. I hope this experience helps his self image and confidence because that was sad as well. I thought he showed a good deal of improvement from last week to last night, and I enjoyed his routine.
In my opinion, Elizabeth danced well. I haven't known Len to give out early 9s often as he has been known to look for technical details. He wants content ( "For me, there was enough Samba or whatever"), and he wants the steps executed to a certain level before he will give out a higher number. His idea of being impressed has been 8s by and large.
I hope Peta remembers what happened when she and the super handsome Gilles tried to push the "sexy" element too far. The judges weren't impressed, and the fans - who had previously adored Gilles - turned on him. The two of them came across as almost raunchy, and she was seen as a vamp, and he as a letch. I hope she reins in Brant? and his wild edge a bit. Also his running line after a while is going to get old, so I hope they take that into consideration, or otherwise, he won't be so awfully cute anymore.
Somebody forgot to tell Snookie that she has to be an actress on the dance floor, and thus what we got were these perfect stilted individal steps which didn't flow together because there was no passion. I felt a little badly for her because I thought she would have fared much better had she understood that concept. We did see that same type concept with Jack, but Cheryl was able to explain it a little better to him.
I laughed at Bill calling the judges on the wonderful comments that didn't correlate with the low scores. That has been happening for years, and I have wondered when someone was going to mention it.
Somebody asked what the attractio to Bill Nye is......Bill Nye, the Science Guy appears to be somewhat of an icon to a certain segment of this generation. That has become evident by the audience response, by the tweets, and by the YouTube response. It would be the same way I suspect if the producers could somehow talk Paul McCarthney of the Beatles to come on the show. It wouldn't matter that he is now in his 70s. He was a Beatle for the 60s, and they are icons to not only an older generation but evidently to others throughout the following generation as well.
Leah's concern over the people in the Church she left are troubling her. She was in the group and up near the top, so I have to believe she knows what she is talking about. I hope the best for her, and I now see why she got the mature, steady, compassionate Tony as a partner.
Corbin is one to watch, especially if he is as adept at other genres as he was at the jive. He was very, very good last night! How big is his fanbase? I don't know anything about Corbin. He does have a lot of personality.
Mark and Christina were good last night. I don't know her either, but I think she has a lot of potential; however, the judges don't seem overly excited about her.
Amber was cute and vivacious last night. I knew there were going to be many things Amber would not be able to do because she is a large girl, but I did think Derek could have given her some other things to do to showcase the ability she has a little better. She was pleased with the 8s because I think the jive was hard for Amber. It is probably good to have that one behind her.
As for the way the elimination was done.....They tried eliminating at the beginning of the evening the first time on So You Think You Can Dance, and the next week the hostess Cat Deeley said that the (negative) response was loud, long, and clear. She said, "You ( the viewers ) wrote in, you tweeted, you called with your disapproval. We will have the elimination at the end of the show from now on."
People hated it at the beginning because all of the dancers had trained to dance the next week since they didn't know who was going to get the ax, and then it also put a dismal pall on the rest of the show. At least the elimination at the end doesn't provide a negative vibe all evening.