I really loved Zendaya tonight, we finally got to see in 16 seasons what a Viennese Waltz at tempo is supposed to look like. Val looked like a Count from Austria, I mean they just got it all right, from the prop to the costumes to the dancing. Well done. I'm so enthralled with her progress. A celebrity who really dances, not just pretends to!
Aly well, I liked her dress, very pretty color but she is built powerfully and unfortunately ballroom gowns don't really do her justice. Also, I think we can see a real contrast in the dancing between her and Zendaya. Where Aly "places" the movement, Zendaya fills the space with genuine emotion.
Kellie, well to be fair she looked the terrific. But her dancing for me was a little slow, she was a little behind the beat at times, her flicka kicks weren't on pointe, and I saw a lot of fluff/tricks instead of full on dancing. Derek is a great dancer, but really did he need to slide down the stairs wasting 15 sec of music while Kellie sat in the audience? Yes everyone does their little showboating, but they include the celebrity.
Victor was really in earnest tonight and I enjoyed it. I'm not sure if he's got the votes but he worked hard this week.
Wynnona can't get much worse. There was an attempt at a few Samba steps and it was pittiful.
DL well he can really rub people the wrong way, but he is making tiny baby steps in progress.
On the other hand was there any Cha Cha in Andy's dance?
Sean well he's not a dancer but YMCA always gets the crowd happy.
Ingo yeah, the intent was there but not the execution. His arms were particularly weak, it definitely deflated the spanish line. Yet, I think he's better than Sean, who really looks mechanical out there.
Jacoby did some nice moves on that Rumba/lyrical contemporary fusion. And I did see nice sliding doors and nice cucarachas, excellent hip action, but a lot of it was "emoting" See there's lots of Contemporary on this show, they just call it Rumba.
Oh and Lisa, I always seem to forget her. Well it wasn't bad, her dress was goregous, but she really needs to open out her frame, she was dancing small and missed some key turning sections.
Top three are Zendaya, Jacoby, and really I thought Aly was a tad underscored. Kellie was overscored.
Bottom 3 DL, Wynonna and I think Andy on the "dancing" Who knows what the fanbases will say.