Hi again Trashmi! In case you couldn’t tell from the title, I freaking LOVED our guest judge this week, Misty Copeland. To be fair, I already loved her before her appearance on the show; she is one amazing lady and her story is truly one that is an inspiration to many people.
Then…..a guest on one of our audition shows. Loved her on that. THEN……..possibly the most awesome guest judge ever????!?!??????
I could probably go on for another page or so about how fabulous I think she is and was on this show, but I’ll just sum up my feelings like this: Dear Nigel, everyone thinks you are a gross, perverted old man and no one gives a shit about what you think about the dancers. Kindly fire yourself from the judges table and hire Misty. Sincerely, America.
Takes one to know one!!! Damn. Did I just agree that I’m a moron?
Let’s just get on with it, shall we?
Cat welcomes us to this week’s show and reminds us that two people will be booted by the end of the show. But first, group number!
That number was choreographed by Josh Bergasse who is choreographing the new show On The Town which, entire uncoincidently, is part of this year’s prize package. What can I say about this group routine? Well……..it’s not the worst one we’ve ever seen. Those are all attributable to do the hack with a first name rhyming with Lice.
But I digress. I dunno, this one was a whole lotta meh for me. There was so much stuff scattered around the stage which would be great if the cameramen weren’t 5 year olds with extreme ADHD. I did like that Josh featured some of the dancers’ strength, using Emilio as a hip hopping baseball player and Zack as a tap dancing cop, but it really wasn’t anything to write home about.
After our dancer intros and group pose in front of the stage (where Tanisha somehow ends up front and center AGAIN), Cat comes out to greet us once again. She has a little chuckle because those crazy kooky judges are dressed up in baseball hats and jerseys! Couldn’t you just die?
Fox has asked the show to pimp itself out and promote the upcoming all star game. Hey, whatever it takes to get a season 12 renewal! They also show a clip of Cat throwing out a first pitch and she’s as adorable as she ever is.
Can we just talk for another minute about Misty Copeland? I always forget that she didn’t start dancing until she was thirteen. How crazy is that?
When I heard last week that she was going to be a guest judge on the show I immediately thought now THERE’S a guest judge who I want to see perform during the show! I mean, we had to sit through that fucking wiggle song, right? Surely on a dance show we’ll get to see a performance by a guest judge that actually dances. Right? Right??????
SPOILER ALERT: Misty doesn’t perform. But I’m sure the next teeny bopper pop tartlet guest judge will.
Cat is ready to get to the results. Before she tells us who the unlucky bottom six are, Nigel gives the dancers a little pep talk about how wonderful they all and he wants them to remember that when they get booted out the door two by two by two. He’s so inspiring, isn’t he?
Gone are the days of groups of four or six dancers at a time being told they’re safe or in danger. Without a separate hour results show to fill we get right down to it.
So Brooklyn, Casey, Serge, Jourdan, Malene, and Nick are all in the bottom. I’m a little surprised that Casey’s there because he danced well last week, and I’m disappointed to see Valerie escaped the bottom. I’d add Tanisha in there as well, but I know we’re stuck with her until top ten, so it wouldn’t matter if she landed in the bottom anyway.
Cat tells them she knows they’re going to be fabulous tonight and sends them off, and then reminds us that everyone had to pick new partners after the show last week. And the first girl up to pick her partner is Tanisha.
PHEW! She does NOT get Ricky. She gets Rudy as her partner and together they will be taking on a Sonya Tayeh jazz number. The filler this week involves the dancers interviewing each other for 10 seconds each. It is even more stupid than it sounds.
Thank you Rudy.