Katee and Joshua get to work with both of the Schwimmer kids. Benji's choreographing and hot tamale conductor Lacey is helping out. It's fair to say that I expect a lot from this performance. Benji's solo stuff is out of this world, and his fleet footed dances are his signature and I'm practically jumping off the couch I'm so excited. Especially since I love Josh and Katee together. I don't, however, dig Benji's little dog, too.
Or not. They perform to a song called "Shake It" which is a little slower than I've come to expect from Benji. I mean, it's a good dance. They dance it well. It's got lots of spins and steps. The costumes are atrocious. I know I complain when that's what the judges comment on, but in this case, it really had to be said. I do really like the end of the dance, which is a string of joint cartwheels followed by a big hip bump that sends Joshua flying across the floor.
Cat wants Katee to teach her the hip bump. Tabitha says that last week, Joshua's butt stole the show (he looks embarrassed... not as much as his father, I'd hazard to guess). This week Katee butted him off the stage. Napoleon liked the character and the stops in the choreography, but he didn't like the "peppermint" costume on Joshua. Napoleon does raise a good point (I'm as shocked as anyone) that they almost didn't keep Katee in Vegas because she didn't seem committed, but he's really glad that they did. Mary enjoyed it. She starts screaming. Great routine by Benji. Mr. Schwimmer mugs at the camera. Nigel says it was good, but it wasn't as good as when Benji did it, because it was his forte. They did a good job adjusting to this crazy style, though. He liked their characters, but Joshua didn't quite nail the cartwheel. Though he says Katee's hip bump is a dangerous weapon and she should do that in the next James Bond movie. Quantum of Solace people, are you listening?
Courtney with a C and Gev are doing an Andy Blankenbuehler about tourists coming from New York. Courtney grates on my very last nerve when she's all like, "I'm from New York, I hate tourists, I don't know how to act surprised." Then go the fuck home, already. Half of dancing is acting. Learn to do it, or get off the stage. Her "I'm so cute, don't you all love me" personality is wearing thin for me... if you hadn't guessed that.
They're doing "New York, New York" from On the Town. It's cute. They're in bright primary colors, and she must have gotten some lessons about how to pretend, because she seems to get the acting thing. It's a very typical Broadway routine. I think I even saw some jazz hands in there.