‘SYTYCD’ reveals the finale’s Top 4!
So the Top 4 dancers who’ll be competing in next week’s finale are Kayla, Brandon, Jeanine and…EVAN?!?
Did Evan hypnotize you with those heavy-lidded eyes of his, making you suddenly feel sleepy and wanting to pick up the phone?
Were you cracked out on Haagen-Dazs, and somehow get tricked into the idea that voting for Evan would rid you of your ice cream headache?
Have you been listening to ANYTHING the judges have been saying for the past few weeks?
Look, Evan seems like a sweet guy. He’s cute in a sad puppy sort of way. I’m sure he’d be the best person you’d ever want to take to see a movie musical. And he’s definitely talented.
But FINALE material? Come on.
Broadway Boy has absolutely no versatility. He can’t rumba or samba. He barely scraped by with hip-hop. And he certainly hasn’t left any lasting impressions with the quirky contemporary routines handed out by choreographers like Mia and Sonya. Honestly, the only routine I remember him from is the one where he was obsessed with Randi’s butt. (And that had more to do with Randi and the routine that his particular performance.)
Even when he was in his own Broadway wheelhouse, the judges kept saying how they expected more. And how many times could they evaluate him by saying, “Hey, I was scared for you with this one. But you did okay!” Not exactly a rousing endorsement.
Sure, Ade didn’t live up to his potential. And quite frankly, I felt this season’s girls were far stronger than the guys. I wouldn’t have been happy if Melissa had made it through instead of Kayla or Jeanine, but I can admit that she’s a wonderful dancer who’s shown remarkable flexibility in mastering other genres. My quibbles with her had more to do with personality.
Well, at least last night’s show wasn’t totally ruined. I enjoyed the return of some more old favorites, who danced three of the show’s Emmy-nominated routines. (Is it me, or was the reprisal of “Bleeding Love” by Chelsea and Mark even better than their original performance? They were beyond brilliant. And yikes, that’s one hell of a back tattoo that Will’s got now!)
Anyway, folks, before next week’s finale, will you do me a favor?
Sit down. Take a deep breath. Try to shake whatever magic spell Evan has cast on you.
Now, pick up the phone and vote for someone, ANYONE else.
(Photos courtesy of FOX)