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That's it in a nutshell. Every moment he's on stage, I'm smiling. Even the more serious routines, I just smile in enjoyment. The only other performers in recent memory who evoke a similar response were Marty and Mig from Rockstar last year.
Originally Posted by gracie727
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Originally Posted by jasmar
I couldn't agree more. I get so much enjoyment from watching Benji dance, I can't adequately put it in words. He's the reason I look forward to this show all week. What a joy he is. His parents must be proud as can be. He's not only a phenomenal dancer, but a delightful young man as well. There are not enough superlatives.................. ........
Benji is the best dancer in this competition, but looking back at the audition stage, when he was asked to do a solo routine he froze and asked the judges if he could do his routine with Heidi.
In sheer versatility alone, Benji outshines the competition - all of them male and female. He has the personality, charisma, and charm to go along with all that talent. He may not be the best looking guy in the competition, but he is the most talented and likeable.
I can see him getting a lot of commercial work after this is over. He'd make a great spokes-dancer for something like Pepsi or Coke, cellular phones, pizza -- shoot! Almost any "happy" product!
I didn't get the impression that he froze - his strength is swing dancing, which obviously makes a better impression with a partner, and he wisely chose Heidi, who 1) he is very familiar with, and 2) she had already made it to the finals, so he knew she wouldn't drag his performance down.
Originally Posted by Cornedbeef
I've actually lost all the ''Benji Love'' I used to have. It seems to me that he's begun to realise how much the judges and the crowd love him and it's gotten to his head. He's not the same funny geeky underdog he was at the begining.
I agree, I rooted for Benji early on when I felt the judges were overly critical of him. However, now that it's a Benji-love-a-thon, I feel like he is mindlessly praised.
Originally Posted by hungry_hippo
My slide away from him started when his antics started to seem forced and calculated. Trying too hard to be goofy and liked which Jessica and Jaymyez tried to imitate. It all seemed so phony when compared to Ben and Ivan's natural goofiness. Benji just LOOKS goofy, but the goof is not with him. It seems like a defense mechanism to detract from how queer he seems. Before everyone starts in about his former girlfriend... can we say Mormon and religious pressure? Not that I'm 100% sure, but I get the Lance Bass vibe from him. No doubt Benji will soon be in the Playboy mansion with twins doing jello shots off his rippled abs, afterwords proceeding quickly to the restroom to wash off "icky" girl saliva.
Anyhoo, back to his dancing. He's an amazing swing dancer. Hip-hop? not so amazing. Contemporary? Nawwww. Ballroom dancing? Sure. Broadway? Twinkle toes and jazz hands and he's brilliant at it.
Best all around dancer? Probably Travis. Most improved dancer? Definitely Ivan. So that leaves Benji, the best swing dancer. Who's arguably done his best dances when paired with Heidi, his cousin, who he's been dancing with for years. Can we say unfair advantage? Let's see Dmitry, paired with another ballroom specialist and see if Benji is so great...
PS- Nathalie and Dmitry would have sizzled even though she's not a ballroom girl.
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I agree with you completely. I've actually been off the Benji Bandwagon for a long while now, so it's nice to hear others feel the same. Great dancer, but the best dancer? Worthy of praise, but worship? I think not.
Originally Posted by Pookipichu
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