Finally, the Top 20 close the show with a group routine by Tyce Diorio. Which is pretty much sacrilege, since I am of the firm belief that only Wade Robson should choreograph Top 20 routines. That said, Tyce, I'm going to do the rare thing and lead with praise by saying "Little Bird" is a pretty rad choice for a song. Which then gives me some leeway to say that the choreography is pretty literal and afflicted with Tyce's usual "lots of moves, not a ton of vision" bugaboo. But at the end of the day, it's twenty amazing dancers getting their Black Swan on to a great Annie Lennox song. I can't exactly complain.
Next week: this mother gets started for real!
Joe R will probably stop bringing up Arielle Coker, though he has no earthly idea when. Questions, comments, and unadulterated love can be sent to him at email@example.com.