Here is a word for word transcript of what Mia said to AdéChiké on Wednesday.Originally Posted by Harvest;3972903;
Bar Routine with Courtney
Before Mia spoke, Nigel was positively impressed with AdéChiké’s dancing and performance. It wasn’t the best AdéChiké has ever done, but he surpassed Nigel’s expectations.
I totally disagree with Nigel. I feel that you got so much praise for your personality last week that you relied a little on that today. And the dancing, the ability, the style – was so not there. Your sickle, your feet… it was very mediocre for me. At this point in the competition we have to be unbelievable. And the only moments that you had were they physicality, more like the acrobatics stuff. Everything else was donut holes for me. Do you guys know what donut holes are? Emptyness. Nothing.
What did you think about that section over there that was really fun; he was using his plie. Wasn’t that a nice style?
OK. We do disagree.
Bollywood with Marla
Nigel warns AdéChiké that he lost some of the distinct shape of this style of Indian dance by injecting too much of his own funky approach. Nigel says that he heard that the rehearsal with AdéChiké and Alex was fantastic, and he wished that they could have seen them together.
Mia, I’m going to come to you. I’m going to play Devil’s Advocate a little here, because when Jose did the same Bollywood we kind of said (and it was a few weeks ago, so maybe we’re talking that the professionalism should be a bit more by now), but when Jose did it we were all saying “But you put your own little twist on it and it was really fun”.
[The audience applauds]
A fair comment.
Yeah, the only thing is that Jose has this heart thing that he just grabs everybody with, and AdéChiké… [Audience boos] and.. um… [pause] your focus, your eyes; you’re never focused because you’re kind of always looking everywhere. You’re movement, for me – I don’t know if it was supposed to be a fusion of African? I don’t know; I didn’t talk to the choreographer. But it seemed a little African; a little flaily for me. I’m not feeling it. I really miss Alex right now because I can only imagine what that would be like – no disrespect to Marla because she was beautiful. But, my god, I miss Alex. Hard.