Oh well, mostly I tune in for dancing, and no backchat from anyone with HUGE egos.. I love all dance styles.
I can't say I disagree with Nigel about Eliana. She's fabulous.
So, Nigel says good dancing isn't about pointed feet, but then he makes a point of having Jakob point his feet for the audience? :ohno
I agree that this season's ballroom dancers are not giving us great solos, but others in past seasons certainly have; e.g., Heidi, Benji, Pasha, Artem, Lacey, to name a few just off the top of my head. I love ballroom and almost all of the genres on this show.
I do not like hip hop or the other versions of street dancing. I am well aware that it takes a great deal of skill, but it almost never moves me or touches my heart. I have enjoyed some of the softer routines, like those of Napoleon and Tabitha, and I think Twitch is amazing. He impressed me with his ability to master all genres in his season. I felt the same about Hok. I do not put Cyrus at their level and he's stayed way too long for me.
I just wish they'd kept Audrey and sent Witney home. They don't need two ballroom girls and one of them is always in the bottom. I prefer the other one to Witney though.
The thing with Cyrus is he's not really dancing at this point. He hasn't embodied any of the routines in a true fashion in terms of technique. He's either doing his shaking moves (which are fantastic) or he's in the shadows or just a prop for the girl to dance around. I like Cyrus, but he really isn't an all around dancer, unlike all of the other male dancers there. He should have been let go a long time ago. I was really sad to see George go home in Cyrus' stead. I feel that Cyrus is just getting the "awwww" votes. The girls, I really like Whitney. She has a ton of personality and just shines on the floor. I do feel that all of the dancers were impeded last week by the Mia redux routines.
Loved seeing Alex!! Twitch was amazing as always. Anya and Cole - what the heck was that? Cole was hurt, so maybe that had something to do with how awkward their routine was. Will - still my favorite at this point.
Anya was season 3 and was (and I believe still is) in a relationship with Pasha. When she was on the show she was a brunette and I think looked MUCH better than the blonde mess she's sporting now. She was paired with Danny and there was much handwringing at the time over their "lack of connection". I like her, but she definitely was not at her best this time. I thought Cole was very good and kept up with her quite well.
Wow, what a difference the allstars make! Tiffany & Brandon were so great with that disco routine. She was a blank slate for me until this week. Kinda annoyed by the backhanded compliments to Cyrus. Really like Eliana still, and she is my favorite dancer left.