Guest blogger Lenni G. recaps last night's action:
The evening started with a group number featuring eight of the sixteen dancers, all without their "natural" partners. The choreography from Tyce Diorio was all about the girls "kicking the boys booties." Um, interesting concept, and probably inspired by Nigel's earlier comments that the girls are the "Beasts" of this season. OK, fine.
On to natural couples and couple dances -
First up, Sasha and Alexander did a contemporary routine from Dee Caspary that featured a piano. Nigel called it a good start, telling Sasha she is the "princess of dance." He was not as kind to Alexander, telling him that he needs to work on connecting with the audience, though his dancing was terrific. Mary loved the choreography, which was really unique. Guest judge, Kristin Chenoweth, loved both dancers. Lil C, sitting in as the fourth judge, said it was the "representation of how mellifluous the piano keys are." Alrighty then. I loved the very last part where Sasha took up residence inside the piano, with only her hands showing on the keyboard.