It looks like we are seeing the same thing, but coming to differing conclusions as to the cause. If I understand correctly, you feel the slump in excellence is due to less than stellar choreography and the fact that most of the dances have been outside their specialty.Originally Posted by Fierce Critter;3570929;
I think that's a good point. I'm really hoping that things pick up.
However, in addition to that, I still think that we have second-tier dancers here. For example in Mia and Wade's numbers last week we had great choreography. But the dancer's themselves didn't particularly blow me away. For example Brandon was great in Wade's routine. But I could see where Travis or Wade himself would have been much crisper more focused. Another example: Melissa was lovely in her ballet number, but that was not a performance that would go onstage at New York City Ballet or American Ballet Theater.
What I am missing is something like the Danny and Lacey samba you mentioned - where the dancers are obviously able to do so much more than just what the choreography requires.
Of course this is 100% subjective. But I really want someone to blow me away this year (and then break my heart when they don't win!) It hasn't happened yet.