I think this season may well end up on a high note. For me, a lot of the excitement went out with Maks and Misty May. I had such high hopes for them. When they went out on the dance floor, you could feel the energy and everything seemed to come alive. Misty May was rough around the edges, but you could see that there was so much potential there. Maks is a great teacher and manages to get the most out of his partner. I just think they took the air out of the competition. I will always wonder - what if.
I do think that the best three dancers are in the finals. They are each unique in their own way and have their own strengths. If the freestyle dances are good, then we will be in for a treat.
I like to think that Lance represents for me what this show is really all about. He had so little confidence in himself and really struggled in the beginning. But watching his progress over the weeks, I have been so impressed. This week I saw him come full circle. He has finally overcome the albatross of being the weakest dancer in 'N Sync. So much of the success in dancing comes from believing in yourself, knowing that you are good in your heart. That's the intangible quality that I see in him now. He KNOWS that he is truly a good dancer. He feels it and it shows in his dancing. He owns the dance floor. I almost forgot that he was a performer. If Warren is the consummate showman, Lance is coming up right behind him. He is playing to the audience and showing charm and grace. It's lovely to see.
I am glad that I managed to keep an open mind. I don't usually pay that much attention to CA, but when I watched the recap show again, she said something that really resonated with me. She told L/L that sometimes magic happens on the dance floor. I think that really sums up what happened with them this week. Magic. The kind of magic that I thought we would see from Maks and Misty May. It's that feeling of chills going up and down your spine, of incredible excitement and awareness. They made me feel alive. That is what is so special about this show. They have also made this a real contest.
Here's hoping that we are treated to a great final.