t is no secret that I love me some Paula and that I love dance shows... SO, for the next few Thursdays I will be giving my opinion on the new Paula Abdul show "Live To Dance".
The show airs every Wednesday on CBS
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Well last night was the 2nd week of Semi-Finals on Live To Dance. Here is my very opinionated recap!
First up was Jalen. An adorable 9 year-old Break Dancers!
When I tell you I was AMAZED by this kid, I am not lying. He did headspins, headslides, and oh so much more. You could tell that this kid really rehearses and loves his craft. Plus, he was such a cute personality.
Judges: 3 Gold Stars
Next Up we had Dance In Flight. While this duo had some really nice tricks and such, the va va voom just wasn't there. They didn't seem like a polished piece of work. I loved the costume change at the beginning but other than that. Not so much.
Judges: 2 Gold, 1 Red Star
The 3rd act of the evening was Twitch. A group a kids (clearly competition kids) from Miami.
They danced to a pretty cool version of Apologize. For what I have seen on this show, they were great. But here is my beef... I see this stuff every weekend at dance competition! So, were they good? Yes. Were they unique? No. Did they out dance their competition on this show? Yes.
Judges: 3 Gold Stars.
Du-Shaunt Segall was up after Twitch. And let me tell you, where you dance in a lineup makes a difference. This kid was a bit sloppy and didn't seem to have enough "tricks" to surpass the 9 year-old that had opened the show. In addition, he came immediately after a group routine that was great. Now, this kid has never taken dance class and is just 16. If he gets himself into class... He will work. I thought he was better than the Dance in Flight act but the judges...
Judges: 3 Red Stars.
Dax & Sarah. A couple that were adorable. I loved the black & white effect at the top of the routine and then as the music picked up the screen went to color. (Too bad that has nothing to do with their dancing). I found their routine entertaining and fun. Did I think they were better than the 9yo or Twitch? Nope.
Judges: 2 Gold Stars, 1 Red Star.
White Tree, Fine Art!!
As you may recall they were voted into the Semi-Finals by the public! They came out and worked it. Did I think that the female could have done a few more "ballet" steps en pointe? Sure, but I still loved it. And girl has got some serious leg! They incorporated the silks into their routine which I LOVE!! They danced to one of my favorite songs and well... they are ballet.
Judges: 2 Gold, 1 Red Star.
REALLY!!! REALLY??? I was very angry with Travis Payne. What in the world was he thinking giving this group a red star? You gave those kids in the group Twitch a gold star and I didn't see them in pointe shoes buddy! UGH!!
Judges Choice to move on to the Finals: WHITE TREE, FINE ART!
Guess someone knows what they are doing!!
Stayed tuned for America's Vote moving on to the Finals next week!