Guest blogger Lenni G. gives you the scoop:
Nice opening routine tonight from Tyce Diorio - lots of dance gimmicks and tricks.
Cat called Karla and Vitolio and Randi and Evan to the stage. I was really pleased that Randi and Evan were declared safe since they were victims of what I thought was some "iffy" choreography the night before. Karla and Vitolio, both of whom had been in the bottom three numerous times, were once again in the danger zone.
Next three called up were Janette and Brandon, Kayla and Kupono, and Melissa and Ade. Mia was beside herself when Kayla and Kupono were put in danger saying their contemporary dance on Wednesday was "the best of the night. We can't lose you." My personal favs, Melissa and Ade, as well as Janette and Brandon, made it through for another week of what I hope will be spectacular performances from them.
The final group of two were Jeanine and Phillip, and Caitlyn and Jason. Cheering loudly in the audience were Caitlyn's aunt, mom and cousin waving signs that read, "Aliens for Caitlyn." And, with the combined vote from the "aliens" and the rest of the American public, Caitlyn and Jason also survived the really, really bizarre choreography from the night before. Jeanine and Phillip, recently taken "off the chain," became the final bottom three couple.
While the bottom three couples prepared for solos, we were treated to, and I do mean TREATED TO, a fabulous contemporary ballet routine from professional dancers, Patricia and Desmond. As Mary Murphy would say, "Holy Cow," what an incredibly unique dance moment. I want more of this really good stuff. After the solos, and while the judges were debating, Kelly Clarkson, best known as the first American Idol, sang her latest. She was cute.
The judges' decisions were unanimous this time for both the girls and the boys. Nigel called Jeanine's solo the strongest of the night, said Kayla was a fan favorite but that her solo was static, and told Karla that, while she is a good dancer, she really has not "captured star quality" yet. So Karla, after four out of four possible bottoms threes, hit the Bye Bye Train, looking desperately for "star quality" along the way.
For the boys, Nigel called Phillip unique and declared him superb at his style (IMHO, the only style he can dance), told Vitolio he had presence and great carriage but he just didn't deliver, and let Kupono know that his solo was weak. But, "weak" Kupono and one-style Phillip made it to next week, putting Vitolio on the BBT looking for his inner FedEx, otherwise known as the ability to deliver.
So fellow 4th of July celebrators, no new couples next week. Think it might be Kayla and Kupono's turn to "hit the Bye Bye rails."
As promised, here's a bit more information on the announcement on Wednesday night. Nigel, Adam Shankman, Carrie Ann Inaba and Katie Holmes have started the "Dizzy Feet Foundation" to benefit struggling dancers and the dance community in general. To further promote this new organization, Katie Holmes, channeling Judy Garland, will be featured in a Tyce Diorio Broadway routine on the anniversary of the l00th episode of SYTYCD. Set your Tivos now for Thursday, July 23rd - this will definitely be a keeper.
And, want more details on the Dizzy Feet? Go to DizzyFeetFoundation.org