Media Monday: Who Do YOU Think Can Dance?
So, before being introduced to the show So You Think You Can Dance, I thought I was pretty good dancer . . . Well, my perception has now changed! After watching the top 20 dancers compete and dance their absolute best throughout the past 10 weeks, I've realized that my dancing skills are not what I thought they were. Regardless, I've gained a new appreciation for the art of dancing and the many styles it encompasses.
As the episodes went by and the show made it down to the final four contestants (Katee, Courtney, Twitch, and Joshua), we watched them dance for their lives and ultimately win us over in the quest to become America's Favorite Dancer!
The performances on the final performance show (the night before the final results show) were as spectacular as ever! The dancers put forth all their energy, personality, and heart to show viewers what they were truly made of, how talented they truly were, and how much they really wanted to win.
After the final performances, I called the number right away to vote for Joshua!
Thursday night finally came, previous contestants and participants performed, the Jonas Brothers sang their hit song, and at last the results were announced! And winner was . . . Joshua — just the person I had voted for! The hip-hop dancer from Fort Worth, Texas earned his way into the hearts of Americans and proved that he deserved to be America's favorite dancer.
If you missed it, here is the recap of the performances — from my perspective:
1. Courtney & Twitch with Hip-Hop (Music: Church by T-Pain, ft Teddy Verseti)
My rating = 8/10
Comments: Fun and good way to start the show!
2. Katee & Joshua with Lyrical (Music: In A Burning Room by John Mayer)
My rating = 7/10
Comments: Wasn't a fan of the choreography.
3. Courtney & Katee with Broadway (Music: The Trolley Song by Rufus Wainwright)
My rating = 8/10
Comments: Cute performance with pretty dresses and good use of umbrellas as props.
4. Twitch & Joshua with a Russian dance (Music: The Nutcracker Suite by Tchaikovsky)
My rating = 10/10
Comments: This dance and performance was the highlight of the night. After watching Joshua complete the jumps and pirouettes, he made it to the top of my list.
5. Katee & Twitch with the Foxtrot (Music: Feeling Good by Michael Buble)
My rating: 9/10
Comments: I thought it was very elegant and suave, yet also trendy. Highlights were the lifts, Twitch's Bond impression, and Katee's stupendous dancing ability.
6. Courtney & Joshua with the Jive (Music: The Dirty Boogie by The Brian Setzer Orchestra)
My rating: 10/10
Comments: I thought this was by far the most difficult dance of the night. There was lots energy, crazy stunts, and enthusiastic personalities that shined though. Needless to say, I was in complete disagreement with Nigel's comment about it being sloppy, messy, and awkward.
I must say that this was one of the best seasons I've seen so far! Not only were the final four dancers some of the most diverse and eclectic dancers the show has ever had, they also knew how to put on a GREAT show! In addition, no other season has had a hip-hop performer win. Way to go, Joshua!
— Carly M., STACKS Staffer