This was supposed to be posted earlier today. I wrote it late last night. Drat! Keep in mind the time I wrote it when reading it, please. I’ll be back with an update afterwards:
Cat Deeley stepped out of a FLASHDANCE music video to host the show last night. . .
Wow, the judges gave up early this year. Just when they start expressing opinions critical of most of the dancers, they also hand the final decisions off to the viewers at home. Correct me if I’m wrong, but the last couple of seasons have only come down to popular votes for the final decision in the last two or three rounds of the competition. The judges have abdicated this responsibility this year with the Top Ten. Interesting. It ought to make predicting the losers a little easier. Danny is perpetually in the bottom three, for example. (Mia Michaels may think he’s the second coming, but don’t forget: She’s the woman responsible for choreographing a Celine Dion stage show.) Jaimie is down there an awful lot, too. So is Sabra, though she’s least deserving of it.
Of course, the AMERICAN IDOL rules apply now, too. The harsher the judges are on a contestant, the more votes they get from loyal supporters. DANCE has been getting about five million votes a week. I wouldn’t be surprised if that number jumps up a little bit this week, because the voters-from-home are now in total control.
It also looks like the girls are starting to pull ahead of the guys, on the whole. Will this be the first season a female contestant wins it all? It’s growing more and more likely each week. Will a Schwimmer Dynasty be born in a few weeks?
Those solos were just profound, weren’t they? I wanted to scream, too. I was moved to join Amnesty International, the UN, Greenpeace, and any organization Michael Moore donates to. I think I might pick up a John Lennon CD or three today, while I’m in the mood.
Seriously, though, I liked the idea of all of them doing the same solo, so you could compare and contrast the styles. It showed a lot about who has natural abilities, who’s pushing to get through the moves (Pasha), who’s interpreting more and mimicking steps less (Danny), and who can hear the music better (Lauren).
Pasha’s solo was the worst of the lot, though. He might be in trouble tonight, too. I bet Anya wishes she had survived one more week, if only to not have to choreograph her own solo. She might have been annoyed at having to wear such “normal” clothes for it, though.
Update: Well, the jacket was a Marine jacket, but Mia screwed it up. I thought it was just lifted from Michael Jackson’s closet. Nigel apologizes if you’re offended and blathers more cliched anti-war apologies. And the votes were up, as I predicted, to 6.5 million. Can’t believe Pasha was spared, though. . . After the bottom four were announced, I guessed the bottom two correctly, though.