Thursday, August 15, 2013

SYTYCD- Top 10 All-Stars

Tonight the Top 10 dance with All-stars and finally the judges fav goes home.  The show opens with a Chris Scott routine with rocking chairs.  Everyone is wearing white and tan, looks very classical, old world.  I like it. Cat comes out looking sleek in a tan dress with studs down one side. And her hair straight and sleek. Cute.  Did I mention everyone is dancing will All-Stars tonight?  Debbie Allen is the guest judge and she's just ok to me. She choreographed Fame and well I think her 15 mins are up.  And she rambles like she has been sipping the Paul Abdul crazy juice.
Tucker is automatically in the bottom this week since he couldn't dance last week due to his knee infection, eww. Joining him is Nico, and McKenzie and Jenna for the girls. I soooo called this last week! Finally the judges have to choose between their two beloved yet non connecting favorites. They HAVE to choose, no savesies on both. Also they are not going to have them dance for their lives, they've already seen them before and are going off of tonight's performances.  I have no preference, hell all 4 can go home if they'd like, sorry but none of them are winning this thing.
Amy w/ Brandon from Season 5. Disco by Doriana Sanchez to Whitney Houston's "I will always love you"-the drag queen remix. Seriously I bet this version is a hit in gay bars. This dance was fun and energetic and a great way to start the show. The final pose was a death drop that Amy came an inch from the floor. Yay Brandon, sorry Fik-shun, you could never hold Amy like that. Mary says she didn't like the song but "I will always love you, Amy" and that she has never seen a drop so close to the floor and not touch.  Debbie calls Amy a stick of dynamite and she is spot on. Nigel calls it vivacious and that Amy can learn a lot from watching All-Star Melanie later on in the show because she reminds him of her. Major Compliment.
Side note- Cat is so good, she runs through the phone numbers and call disclaimers so fast without a single slip up, guess you can do that when you're not down half a bottle of wine : \
Aaron w/ Katherine from Season 6. Contemporary by Stacey Tookie.  I looooooove Katherine and I'm so excited to see Aaron paired up with her.  Here's the thing, Katherine never had a big personality, she always just spoke volumes with her dancing. How is that any different that McKenzie or Jenna, I have no idea but Kat has something these two bottom ladies don't and I can't figure it out.  Sure Mc and Jenna could be considered prettier but I can't take my eyes off Kat. Anyways back to the dance. It is about loving unconditionally. Mmmmm those muscles, Aaron held her a lot of the times just by his arm, her dangling from his bicep. He was so strong but yet tender, held her like a woman should be held. This was so beautiful I got chills and it gets a standing ovation from the judges. Debbie says they were on fire on that stage and Aaron raises the bar every week. Nigel comments on the look Kat gave Aaron after the routine finished, it was a look that was so proud of him. Mary says it was so beautiful, he shows such growth, strength and tenderness. My thoughts exactly, this is definitely 1 of my fav dances tonight.
Fik-shun w/ Melanie the winner of Season 8. Jazz by Mandy Moore.  Jennifer Hudson's "feels good".  This is about an ex lover who comes back into town.  I'm a little afraid for Fik-shun, he's not just paired with an All Star, he is paired with a winner and possibly the best girl the show has ever seen. Sure Kat was amazing last routine and gives Mel a run for her money, but it just doesn't seem like as big of a talent gap between Kat and Aaron as there is between Fik and Mel. I know it seems like I'm bashing Fik but I love him, I'm just afraid his personalty won't save him next to Melanie. Buuuuuuut I was wrong! This was so good. Melanie hits so hard! but Fik keeps up and that smile! ugh ok that smile can probably save him from anything.  Another standing O from the judges. I thought the girls were good this season but man, these All Star girls are ridiculous. Nigel is so proud of Fik, he keeps up every week.  Mary says his shoulders and lines keep getting better, loves his performance quality. Debbie says fiction? no honey that was real! Sorry Deb, you're late to the pun party.
Paul w/ Whitney from Season 9. ChaCha by Jean Marc.  Jennifer Lopez's "live it up". This was fun and Paul is sexy and all but meh. And did he lose her grip towards the end? I don't think it was that great, and it was HIS genre for crying out loud. But the judges give it a standing O??? Are they going to stand for everyone except Amy at the beginning?  Mary says he danced his booty off and he's the first to be put on the Hot Tamale Train tonight. Really??? Better than Aaron and Fik-shun?? Or was it just because this is Mary's favorite genre. Debbie says he was in his element and was great, did I miss something? Nigel says they were born for this partnership and that Paul could win this whole thing. WTF?!? Really?? What are the judges smoking this season? Maybe they are being nice because it's his bday, he's 22 today.
Haley w/ Twitch from Season 4. HipHop by Chris Scott. Bruno Mar's "locked out of heaven". Haley is a bank teller and Twitch is trying to get a loan. Will Dance for Credit.  Haley is wearing glasses and has her hair in a bun and I really wish she would let it d.......woop there is goes. She chucks those glasses, hair goes wild and that's when this dance really picks up.  Haley always looks so graceful yet sexy, and I want to be her. Deb says it was great, but Twitch may have stolen the show, well yeah that's what he does. I bet he could steal the spotlight from Ryan Gosling. Nigel brings up the fact that Twitch tried out 3 TIMES before making it on the show, see kids, you gotta work for it, nothing is just given to you! He calls Haley the dark horse, and brings up again that she has never been in the bottom. And I hope that doesn't hurt her in voting this week. Mary says she is headed up the ladder and conquers everything. She also says her hands are as flat as pancakes......and I assume that's a compliment. Nod and smile Haley, Nod and smile.
Jenna w/ Neil from Season 3. Contemporary by Mandy Moore to "I can't make you love me" The stage is surrounded in candles. This dance is so pretty and I love Neil but meh Jenna. The judges are of course on their feet again. Every dance? really judges? Nigel takes a crack at Mary saying it must be her birthday too will all these hundreds of candles. hahaha I guess all that botox must have preserved Mary.  Anyways Nigel says she is the best all around dancer and he admits that they always save her, but she still fought on even if she wasn't getting the votes. It sounds like someone is getting the goodbye speech. You were great thanks for playing. Mary says she just melts and blends on the dance floor, like caramel ice cream on her finger. Dang Mary that's very descriptive, and appetizing. But I disagree, Aaron I would say is as smooth as caramel......Ok back to Jenna, Deb says she mastered it (crazy juice) and I'm not sure if McKenzie should be worried or not.
Jasmine w/ Marko from Season 8. Jazz by Ray Leeper. Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines"  Great song, great partner, great genre..........but Jasmine didn't shine here for me.  Maybe because her "legs for days" are covered up with pants. Damn pants. I think Marco definitely out danced her. If they give this a standing ovation I'm going to freak the f............damn it they did it! Another standing O, get a grip judges. Mary is doing the happy dance, I'm am not dancing so therefore it is not happy dance approved. Mary says this is the song of the summer, which it is, it's all over the place! Even Helen Keller is getting sick of hearing this song. Deb says she can't take her eyes off her. Nigel felt like he was watching two All Stars dance together. I must not be watching the same routines because I think this will put her in the bottom next week.
McKenzie w/ Jacob from Season 6. Broadway by Spencer Liff. Ella Fitzgerald's "too hot" I'm trying to remember who Jacob is and that's not a good sign.  Jacob and the background lighting are all grey and washed out while McKenzie is in a bright red dress, yes we get it, you guys so desperately want her to stand out.  Sure she dances it well and looks stunning doing it, but I still zone out. And I love the name McKenzie, have always wanted to name my little girl that. Anywho, do I even need to mention that the judges stand for this dance as well?  Deb compares this to a classic hollywood film.  Nigel says they have the best pair of feet and no he doesn't have a foot fetish..........don't lie Nigel. We know you would love to do all kinds of crazy things to your beloved McKenzie's feet. He also says she is the best dancer this show as ever seen. I. Just. Don't. Get. It.   Mary says it was so darn hot and she matched Jacob step by step.  Yeah I'm pretty sure Jenna is going home at this point.
Nico w/ Comfort from Season 4. HipHop with Nappytabs, oh this should be good. Missy Elliot's "get your freak on"  They are supposed to be reptiles in the dance and there is a huge net hanging from the ceiling in the middle of the dance floor.  Man is this dance fun and silly. They really embrace the characters. I thought Nico looked a little gritty too. And their makeup is awesome! My sister is a makeup artist so it reminded me of all the crazy stuff she can do. What no standing O from the judges? We are just not on the same page tonight. Nigel didn't like it as much as the crowd did. Mary said he got his freak on and went out on a limb and pulled it off. Deb loved his isolated head movements, very Jurassic Park. Afterwards, Comfort crabwalks and scurries off stage. Cat calls her talented and mad as a hatter, true. I really liked this routine, was it as good as the Hummingbird routine a few seasons back? No, but it was still great.
Tucker w/ Robert from Season 7. Contemporary by Travis Wall. Guy on Guy dance about brothers who have a near death experience and getting a second chance. Both Tucker and Robert have both had serious injuries that left them with the possibility to never dance again. It was pretty and there are man tears everywhere. Judges are on their feet for them. (That means they stood for 8 dancers tonight, excluding Amy and Nico) Mary is in tears and can barely speak but spits out that it was amazing. Deb wonders how he is in the bottom when he is in her top (because he was hurt and couldn't dance last week duh! Focus Deb) Nigel says it was an incredible piece of television, he is just eating this up. He also speaks of tragedies, he's talking about Danny Tidwell, Travis Walls brother who was also on the series. Did he die? What is going? Ok Danny is fine, just had a similar struggle in the past. Don't scare us Nigel! Anyways, Lizard Nico is going home tonight after this dance.
Yep, the bottom dancers are on stage and Nico is in tears too and not because of Tuckers dance, well kinda, because he knows he's going home. The judges say the guys vote was not unanimous(ouch) and Nico is out.  The girls though, the votes were split 9 to 6. Apparently there are 15 judges (dang).........and McKenzie is out! Wow, Nigel says he was out voted, can't believe he let his favorite go home.  So McKenzie's Broadway and Nico's Reptile dances don't matter tonight.
My favorite dances were Aaron & Katherine, Fik-shun & Melanie, and even Nico & Comfort (bye)
I think Jenna and Jasmine will be the bottom girls, with Paul and Tucker the bottom guys next week. And apparently next week the All-Stars will also be choreographing their dances. They will be- Twitch, Allison, Mark K, Courtney, Comfort and Chelsea-(who is on Dancing with the Stars). Also Dimitry and Travis Wall, but they have been normal choreographers this season anyways.  Looking forward to seeing if anyone brings something fresh and new to the table.
Oh and who are all the 15 judges? Mary, Nigel, Debbie Allen, Sonya T, Jean Marc, Mandy Moore, Stacey Tookie, Tasty Oreo, Spencer Liff, NappyTabs, Travis Wall, Chris Scott, Doriana Sanchez, Ray Leeper, and......who else? what choreographer am I missing?
Until next week.......

Wednesday, August 7, 2013


Hey Guys! Tonight's episode opens with a Bollywood number and holy crap is it fun, great way to open the show.  Cat comes out in a white mini dress, with sheer leaves.  It's cute, and of course the white looks great against her tan.  But wait, Cat has bad news again and it's any guy with an injury! What are they doing to these dancers?? Working them hard I guess, dancing ain't easy. So Tucker had an infection in his knee, he is ok now but he couldn't rehearse his routine so he has to sit this week out. Cat says if he makes it tonight, then next week he will automatically be in the bottom since he can't dance. Seems fair, but I don't really care, is that terrible? I mean he's a great dancer, just not one of my faves. Kenny Ortega is the guest judge, he is a choreographer- Dirty Dancing, High School Musical.....he even directed Hocus Pocus. The dancers that make it this week with be in the top 10 next week and also be in the SYTYCD tour this fall.
Ok so who makes it? Who's in the bottom? The bottom 3 girls are- Jenna (again), Malece (no!), and Amy (what?! just b/c she fell?) The bottom 3 guys are- Allen (again), Nico (ok) and Tucker (bad knee, uh oh). The judges immediately save Jenna and Nico, what?!? Jenna seems like she in the bottom ever other week and they always save her, the judges didn't even like her dance last week (the first routine...that he called forgettable) I can't believe they didn't save Amy off the bat, or even Malece, they loved her last week!?! The judges always save Jenna and McKenzie, how many times do they need to be in the bottom? I'm bummed, either way one of my favorite girls is going home, Amy or Malece. 
The bottom 4 each do their solos
Tucker- Contemporary, it is good but all I can look at is his knee, even if they say it's fine.
Amy- Jazz, it was good. She's never been in the bottom and I'm worried for...
Malece- Contemporary, quirky and flippy. But was in good enough?
Allen- Salsa, lots of hip thrusts and sexiness but I think he is out tonight.
Now on to the routines! The dancers spill a fun fact about their partners.
Haley & Nico- Broadway by Sean Cheseman. Haley fact-she LOVES animals, all animals and she's gaining more space in my heart. Nico fact- he puts a beanie hat on immediately after showering so his hair stays smooth. In this dance, Haley is a gypsy/fortune teller who is seducing Nico. It is fun and playful.  Haley is so sexy and fun to watch, I will need a new fave girl after tonight anyways. That one legged flip was awesome, I think the judges will definitely remember this opening routine this week. Especially since they are on their feet, Standing ovation. Nigel says it was the best Broadway of the series, really!? I mean it was great and all but THAT great? I dunno. He also points out that Haley has never been in the bottom, dang.  I'm not sure what Mary says here because I was distracted by all the glitter on Mary's chest. why so much? Is she going to prom after this?
Malece & Alan- Jazz by Mandy Moore. Song-"come dance with me" by Michael Buble. Malece fact- she is a shopaholic, never wears the same thing twice....who's family must be loaded?? Alan fact- his accent is not foreign and exotic, it's Minnesotan lol. This is a 50's Audrey Hepburn inspired dance. It was cute and good but Nigel just rips it apart. This is a style he grew up with but this was uncomfortable to watch.  He said the style and chemistry was lacking, very disappointing.  Mary said it was fun but it was a little off, she is torn.  Kenny says Malece sparkled like Mary's chest, nah he said Goldie Hawn. But that they lacked chemistry as well. Malece has tears in her eyes as she's pretty sure she's a goner now, unless Amy completely bombs her dance later.  Sadly, I think these two are out tonight, why oh why did they have to save Jenna??
Jenna & Tucker/Alex freaking Wong-Paso doble by Jean Marc Genereux. Jenna fact-she snorts when she laughs, ugh seriously? Tucker fact- he always smells amazing, even sweating during practice. Cue clip of Tucker soaking himself with Axe body spray. Watch out angels lol. Anyways, Tucker was hurt so Alex Wong steped in, this dance is a Paso but instead of bulls they are Pirates and it is cool. Jenna was flicking that dress all over the place. Okay Okay I get that the judges saw this awesome dance during rehearsals, but that shouldn't count, Jenna should have had to do a solo like the other girls. I just don't get why they keep saving her and McKenzie every week.  With that being said, this is my top 2 routine of the night....Alex freaking Wong may have something to do with it. Mary said the were blazing up on the stage. Kenny said Jenna attacked it and she it at the top for him. Nigel said commended Jean Marc on the clever pirate paso idea. He also said Jenna was brilliant and that this was a preview to come next week, with all the couples breaking up and everyone dancing with a different All Star each week. Can't wait.
McKenzie & Paul- Contemporary by Mandy Moore. Song "Edge of Glory" by Lady Gaga. McKenzie fact- she makes funny faces, yeah we all do zzzzz, next. Paul is a nail biter.  This dance was very pretty and graceful.  The judges give another standing O. I mean it was great but I just can't connect with McKenzie, i just don't know what it is.  Nigel compliments them on breathing with the routine and can't wait to see Paul with an All Star. Mary said they melted and oozed across the stage.  Kenny said they had such a soulful connection and Paul has a fire in his soul for dance, he can really feel his passion.
Amy & Fik-shun-Viennse Waltz by Jean Marc Genereux. Danced to that twilight song "1,000 years". Amy fact-hums when she eats, cute. Fik-shun fact-he can and will sleep anywhere.  The dance represents their last dance as a couple, saying goodbye to each other. Awwww I'm gonna miss this pairing. Cat makes a snarky comment about them being like Edward and Bella not Kstew and Rob hehe love her. Mary is fighting back tears, she says the footwork was a little sloppy but she doesn't care.  She loves seeing fik-shun get better and better and Amy just glided across the stage. Kenny loves watching them and says these two will not be going anywhere (ouch Malece) Nigel to glad to see a different side to them. He thought Amy was beautiful and Fik-shun is always growing.
Jasmine & Aaron-Hiphop by Nappytabs (yay!) Danced to some 2 chains song that was tolerable. Jasmine fact- her dancing alter ego is Monae, kinda like Beyonce is Sasha Fierce or something. Aaron fact- he is a party animal and he DJ's in vegas, and I still find him so cute.  In this dance, Aaron is a cowboy and Jasmine is a gold digger.  Again another awesome routine and a standing O from the judges, man this competition is great. Kenny said they are two smoking guns and people are going to be fighting to work with them after this show. Nigel said Jasmine killed it, her hips were all over the place, nailed it.  Mary was blown away, said Aaron attacked it.  I love these 2 but I am excited to see Aaron dance with someone knew, no offense to Jasmine.
Top 6 minus Tucker, Top 5 guys dance a NappyTabs group number.  There is a huge tug of war rope and this dance symbolizes the struggles in relationships, afraid of commitment.  This was very cool and masculine. At the end, the guys jumped down to the audience and the girls in the front row go nuts. Judges call out Alan because he needs to be looser (see ya buddy) and Paul, who's spin was fabulous. They also said Aaron's solo in the middle was great.  Alan basically gets the good bye speech from the judges.
Top 6 girls dance is a Mandy Moore routine. Based on the Fountain of youth, I think??  This was very beautiful. And one last standing ovation from the judges, seriously, we only just got to the top 10 and they are already standing for almost every dance. It's going to be a great rest of the season. The judges don't call anyone out saying this is the best top 6 girls this show has had, no weak link.
Elimination- Nigel said all 4 dancers danced their butts off tonight in their solos, but Malece and Alan are out.  I'm sad, I loved Malece. I just don't understand why Jenna and McKenzie are always in the bottom but the judges are always saving them. I just don't get it, whats go great about them, obviously America doesn't either. I hope Mckenzie and Jenna are both in the bottom and they HAVE to choose.
My top dance tonight- Jas & Aaron's nappytabs......... and Jenna's Pirate Paso. (dang it lol)
My favorite dancers- Amy, Fik-shun, Aaron, and Haley.
Who I think is going home next week....Tucker and McKenzie.

SYTYCD- Top 14

Welcome Back! This week they are narrowing it down to the Top 12.  The opening number was very good,  it was very tribal and animalistic. Sonya and Dimitry choreographed it so of course it was good. Malece had the showcase, swinging above. Cat comes out wearing a soft pink/peach dress and her hair pulled up, not bad. But the dark makeup needed to go. That dark lipstick did not go well with the pink dress.  She's still lovely, but she has some bad news......Another dancer down. Curtis has hurt his shoulder and can not dance tonight. Pretty sure he is a goner.  That's 2 guys who have had to leave due to injury's, what are they doing to them? lol. Anna Kendrick is the guest judge and I fall more in love with her every time I see her, and tonight is no exception.  Really showed how weak of a judge Carly Rae Jespen was last week, sorry! and I love her too but it's true.
Ok on to the bottom dancers.  The Bottom 3 girls are Jasmine (what?!), Alexis(duh) and McKenzie(no shocker).  The Bottom 3 guys are Alan, Curtis and Nico.....called it!  The judges say they are not going to save any guys right off the bat and they will not be dancing for their lives, which I assume they've already made up their mind to send the injured Curtis home who just so happened to be in the bottom.  But for the girls, on the other hand, is different. They are going to save a girl and that is Jas.....wait what? McKenzie?!? Again?? How many times are they going to save her? The judges say they had to save Eliana (the winner from last season) a bunch. I don't remember THIS many, but then again she isn't the worst dancer.  Anyways, Jasmine and Alexis have to do solo's, and you can imagine how they go. Alexis is the tapper and we've seen her solos a bunch already too.  This is Jasmines first time in the bottom so her solo came off new and fresh, and those legs!! ugh.  Unless Jasmine totally butchers her routine with Aaron later, Alexis is absolutely going home.
A short segment on National Dance Day that was last Saturday the 27th, and yes I shook by booty too....but completely unrelated.  I hear that All-Stars Twitch and Allison are engaged! How did I not know they were even dating?! HipHop unites with Contemporary, I bet Nigel loves this.....a future SYTYCD baby?!? NappyTabs were never contestants.
Jenna & Tucker- HipHop by Luther Brown.  I was excited for an energetic hiphop starting the show off, but will these two pull it off? I don't see them having a lot of swag. In this dance, there are huge speakers and they are supposed to be tearing it up in the club. I thought it was good, not great, not horrible but Nigel begged to differ.  He said he didn't believe their characters, and that he will forget this routine by the end of the night and that's not a bad thing, ouch!  Mary thought they attacked it but it was not their strong suit, though Jenna was better than Tucker. Anna said they had lots of personality and are lovable. Will Nigel be right and voters forget all about this dance??
Alexis & Nico- Contemporary by Sonya Tayeh.  This dance is about a breakup and Alexis can't let go.  Alexis does a stationary running in place move, all this talk of running and breakups have me thinking about The Bachelorette from last night(Holy Crap Brooks!)  This dance was really good, so much emotion, watch out Jasmine.  Mary said she could feel the desperation, especially during that run move, Spectacular. Anna is sad that these two are in danger of going home tonight and loved their complexity, even in that stare they gave each other. Nigel says Alexis found a deepness in her soul.
Haley & Curtis/Leonardo- Tango by Miriam and Leonardo. Since Curtis is hurt, Haley gets to dance with a pro, oh darn right. This was so good! So Mesmerizing. Finally Haley isn't being held back by her partner. (deja vu with Malece and Jade, though Curtis isn't that bad) oK Curtis isn't that bad and he was starting to grow on me but I think Haley would be better with a stronger partner even if they may be dating in real life, sorry she can do better. Haley is moving up in my book every week....she may be in my top 3 now. Mary is on her feet, she was very impressed.  Anna says Haley was kind of cast as the "sexy" one, but she's been seeing her emotional side each week instead, showing some depth....that is until tonight, She was sooo sexy. Anna says ""If I could have your body for just one day I swear......I could do anything! I could end world hunger" lol can we be BFF's now please?  Nigel loved this routine as well.
McKenzie & Paul- Jazz by Sonya Tayeh.  She says this is supposed to be sultry and sexy......and boy was it sexual.  Especially that head to crotch move.  I liked this routine. Nigel doesn't understand why McKenzie is in the bottom every week, she's in his top 3 every week and the voters must be jealous.  No Nigel that's not it, she just doesn't have personality! you know, that thing you praise Fik-Shun and Amy so much for and scold Jade and Bluprint for not having.  I mean McKenzie's a great dancer, that ass is amazing, but I just don't connect with her....when she's dancing or even in the video packages. Mary says she hasn't missed a step yet. Anna says her characters have been so pretty and beautiful in the past and that she got to show her powerful, seductress side tonight.  McKenzie might finally be safe next week........or not, because we are jealous : )-
Jasmine & Aaron- Contemporary by Justin Giles. In this dance, Jasmine is supposed to be a tree and Aaron is stealing her last apple.  The apple is the focal point here as you are just watching and waiting for it to get dropped. But it doesn't.  This dance was good but it was not great.  It's been a couple weeks since this power couple has had an amazing routine (last week they had the dreaded quickstep), maybe that's how Jasmine ended up in the bottom, hope they get a better routine next week. I would like to see them so the Paso....or even tap! We never see Aaron tap......unlike Alexis. Mary loved it but said the apple was distracting but she also said jasmine made the apple look as though it was a part of her body. Anna says Jasmine has sooo much grace, that she could probably watch her eat a bowl of cereal (her witty one liners are cracking me up!) She says she has also been rooting for Aaron since the beginning, oh yeah, I forgot he almost didn't make the season!! That would have been a travesty, can't imagine the show without him.  She also wants a piggy back ride from him later, tell me about it girl!  Nigel tells some long story about a stump, and compliments their amazing partnership.
Amy & Fik-Shun- HipHop(yes) by Christopher Scott. In this routine, Amy is a waitress and Fik-Shun is hitting on her.  Their dances are always cute and fun and entertaining, even when Amy fell and busted her butt on one of the restaurant props. Seriously why so much? 3 sets of tables and chairs, trays, glasses, water, bill fold, and the wash cloth she slipped on.  This is a dance not a movie. No wonder she tripped. Justin got called out for using a distracting apple, this choreographer should too. Anyways, Amy pops right back up, gives a silly opps face to Fik-Shun and keeps on moving.  Heck if I hadn't seen one of the chairs go flying I may not have even noticed because she bounced up so quick. Anna says not only is Amy her favorite dancer, she is also her favorite person after seeing that tumble.  Nigel says they are always great and I believe even said they have been the top vote getters all season! He also gave them good advice- they are both so cute but kinda come across as the same goofy character at times, they need to distinguish themselves a little from one another.  Mary puts them on the Hot Tamale Train.
Malece & Alan- Salsa by Season 5's Jonathan Platero.  There are a ton of flips and spins but Alan has no problem with tiny pixie Malece because this is his specialty.  He's not going to drop her like her partner did back in Vegas. This routine was so fast and explosive, Malece was out of breathe my the end. Anna wants them to make a baby hahaha.  I liked this routine but I'm afraid Alan is forgettable.
This week there are 2 additional filler/group dances. I don't really pay attention here, sorry. I do know one was about teen bullying.
My Top Dancers- Amy, Malece, and Hailey.  Fik-shun, Aaron, and Paul.
My Bottom 3 girls- Jenna, McKenzie and Jasmine
My Bottom 3 guys- Tucker, Nico and Alan.
Next week Haley will be paired with Nico, not sure if that's a good or bad thing.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Bachelorette Des- The Finale

That time is finally here! The Shocking Conclusion! Can it top last weeks drama and heartbreak? We will find out.  Tonight is bittersweet, Mondays are losing their only redeeming quality.  We have to wait all the way until January for the next bachelor......who will it be??? We find out everything tonight.  Tonight's episode is being shown in front of a live studio audience, this is a huge bachelor nation event. The episode officially begins and we pick right back up where we left off last week, Des is still torn up about Brooks departure.  Harrison asks Des if she's ok, she tries to hold back the tears but she is clearly not ok. She says "at this point, I just want to go home"  this clip as been teased all season and I have no idea what's going to happen.  I'm hoping Brooks comes walking up any second but I guess that's just my wishful thinking.  After many, many tears later, Des decides she if going to go ahead with the rose ceremony, oh yeah, forgot about that.  Chris and Drew have absolutely no clue that Des' world has been turned upside down.  They arrive for the ceremony and Harrison informs them that Brooks will not be joining them tonight and lets Des explain.  Well at least she tries to, she looks like she is going to bust out in tears any second.  She says Brooks chose to leave on his own and it really hurt, she then tells the guys that if they don't have feelings for her in return to please not accept the rose and then breaks down. Poor girl, the guys look crushed and look like they just want to console her. Chris says he loves her.  Drew says he is ready to propose and could never walk away, like Brooks did. Cut to live audience, Chris asks some of the ladies some questions.  The booze must be flowing because these bitches be slurring, who's got the drunk eye? that girl.
The next day, Des has a date with Drew.  They are going horseback riding around the island and Des doesn't even hop down from the horse to greet him, ouch. She asks him what he's been up to.....hanging by the pool? No. By the beach? Nope. ok then what have you been doing? Oh just sitting in my room. Man this is painful! Des is just not feeling it. She says she just can not get excited about this date, she can't even enjoy the beautiful view.  This is not looking good for Drew. Afterwards, they sit down to have a picnic on the beach and Des says "we need to talk".  No good has ever followed those words.  Long story short, she just knows it's not right.  Drew is shocked but tells her she should not have to apologize for not loving him back.  Surprisingly Drew takes it pretty well, no man tears or nothing. Damn. I knew he was not going to be around much longer but I did not expect her to cut him in the middle of the date.
Next is Chris and I really hope his date goes better.....or they won't have anything to show for the last two hours.  Chris also has no idea he is the last man standing. Des seems relaxed around him and she's actually smiling again, yay!  They have always been so cute together but Brooks always seemed to steal the show. Ok I will stop talking about him, he's not coming back.  Des takes Chris out on the catamaran that Brooks didn't use last week, ouch.  Chris brings up the rose ceremony and how he just wanted to run over and give her a hug when she started crying. The also says "you'll have a shoulder to cry on if you have to, you will never have to just stand there by yourself".  AWWWW   They makeout on the boat, then in the ocean and all i can think about is shark week! Watch out for Megalodon!! LOL. That night, Des meets Chris back at his room and she pounces in the door to lay one on him, girl must be excited.  Chris toasts to the night.  He says their relationship has never taken a step back, they always pick up right where they left off.....the complete opposite of how Brooks felt. Des just got slapped in the face with the truth! Ok Ok I've come to terms that he is just not coming back and Chris is looking more and more like a perfect match for her.  Chris's feelings for Des never falter and he has always been able to communicate his feelings, something she's said she needed since day one.  Chris says he is more than comfortable with the up coming decision and is ready to meet her family. Crap! I forgot about her family, damn you Bachelor! You've got me all out of whack! They move the conversation to the bed and something tells me it's about to get more action than the fantasy suite.  Chris has a gift for her and it's a journal, no not Zaks with the sweet but strange dad to daughter message. This one has his very own message in it.  Des is crying again but this time it's happy tears because she is finally receiving love back, not just a one way street like in her past.
Back to Harrison and the live audience. Jackie, Leslie and Lindsey from Sean's season are there again,  These ladies must have nothing better to do since there is no Bachelor Pad this year.......oh and Sean and Catherine are there too to rub their happiness in their faces. Harrison asks the question we all want to know, when is the freaking wedding already? They apparently have a date set very soon but they aren't going to tell us, Bastards! Harrison asks Jackie about her thoughts when she was in Madeira with Des to meet the guys, she thought Brooks was the one.  Why Harrison?! Why keep bringing him up, why tease us asking if he's coming back. He's not, stop toying with us!  Besides Chris is looking more and more like a better match anyways.
Back to Des and Chris, he will be meeting her parents and brother today! Why have they been holding out on the brother teasers from us??  Her brother Nate asks Chris how he feels about her having a possible stronger connection with someone else.  He says in normal life, other guys may be pursuing her as well, you just don't see it. Next Nate asks about Drew with a big smirk on his face knowing good and well that he is no longer here. Chris replies he's a great guy, no way he's going to bash Drew. See Nate, THIS is what a decent guy is like, take some pointers. Chris sits down with her father and asks him for her hand in marriage. He of course says yes.  Chris leaves and Des talks with her brother privately, ewww he is just sooooo gross.  He asks if she loves Chris, she says "yes, in this moment" yikes. Nate isn't buying it either and calls her out for still having feelings for Brooks.  Does she really love Chris or is she just settling. Damn, Des and America are shocked that he's actually making sense.
Meanwhile, Chris is meeting with Neil Lane to pick out a ring! oh snap! it's happening!  Chris is also still talking about Drew being there and someone really needs to tell him.
Finally the day of the last rose ceremony/proposal.  Des is wearing a peach/pink strapless gown, it's beautiful but not my favorite color.  She says she needs to be completely honest with Chris and tell him exactly how hard she fell for Brooks. Chris' limo arrives and he looks like he's about to puke. He meets her at the platform and he immediately starts gushing about all their dates together, dancing in Munich, that deserted island in Maderia. Then he starts to get down on one knee, but Des stops him and he/we all assume it's for the worst. Chris looks crushed for a split second. But no she just wants to be honest with him, She tells him he is the only guy left, the only one who met her family, that she sent Drew home a couple days ago.  She also explains that she had such strong feelings for Brooks that it clouded her mind. She realized Chris had been her rock all along. And now I'm in tears. He's been the communicator she's been looking for.  Then he finally gets down on one knee and she says yes!! They look so happy and so cute together.
Ok My thoughts- I know I was team Brooks and I really wanted him to come back. One reason was because how would Chris (let's face it, Drew never stood a chance) feel after seeing all of it unfold on TV, there would be no way they would stay together. Remember Brad and Emily, after the show, Emily was so pissed and their relationship crumbled because she finally saw his relationship with the other women aka fantasy suites.  So I assumed Chris would be the same way if she settled for him.  But now I take that back, Chris had been her rock from the beginning, they always wrote poems back and forth, they built a stronger relationship than her and brooks ever did. I'm sure it hurt Chris to see it but I may be crazy for saying this but it might have made them stronger. I'm really rooting for these two and do think they are a perfect match.
AFTER THE FINAL ROSE- Harrison is right, it was a roller coaster of a season!  Des comes out and she's looking great in a sparkly, white, mini dress.  Harrison asks if she's happy and she says she had to go through the bad/heartbreak to see the good.  That Chris was always there for her no matter what. Harrison asks the hard question, is Chris a rebound? Des says no because she had always had feelings for Chris since the beginning, just took a little longer to flourish. 
Well Brooks is here! Let's bring him out!  and boy does he look good.! He got a haircut, I like his longer hair before but it looks great too a little shorter.  He comes out wearing a dark grey plaid suit and looks delicious. He looks very GQ. Des face says it at!  Of course that attraction is still there, but he broke her heart.  Brooks had not seen the finale so he doesn't know what happened after he left. Des says "After you left, it was actually really good" LOL she spills that she is now engaged to Chris.  Brooks says he's happy for them, that he could see their chemistry during group dates.  Ok enough with you Mr. Heartbreaker, Lets move on to Drew.  He comes out in a light blue/grey least it's not pink.  He says it's been 3 months but it's been a long road to recovery. Talking about his exit, he said he saw "breakup town" coming. yeah we all did buddy.   Harrison asks if he still loves Des. He says he has nothing but love for her but no, he's no longer in love with her.
Finally Chris comes out.  Harrison immediately asks the million dollar question, how does he feel about Brooks relationship after seeing it.  Chris says they have built something great since.  They haven't seen their proposal yet so they watch it again....but they don't show they whole thing, just after she stops him the first time from getting down on one knee.  Harrison asks what's next? Des says she is moving to Seattle this weekend!!  Chris just got a new job there so they are going to start fresh in a new place together.  So sweet. But this season isn't over yet folks! Not without one more last poem!  Chris busts out a framed poem and it has dried rose petals from all the roses he received from Des at the ceremonies. So freaking sweet! Brooks who?
And Last but Not Least the Next Bachelor is....................Juan Pablo!!!  And the Crowd. Goes. Wild. Thank God! I don't think I would have been able to watch had it been Zak or Drew. I think Juan Pablo will be just the thing we need to warm our cold and dreary hearts in January...........or should I say Juanuary. oh and he will be the first non-white Bachelor/Bachelorette on this show (excluding the 25 contestants of course) I wonder if somehow the Bachelor masterminds planned this to shut the media up about it? Anyways, what are we going to watch now on Mondays for the next 5 months???