Cole and Lindsay: Paso Doble (Jason Gilkison)
Cole is such an intriguing unknown quantity, with the martial arts background and all. Meanwhile, Lindsay is a poison that is inflicting Cole. In the routine! In the routine. On stage, Cole sure cuts a figure in his bullfighter's stance. This style fits really well with him actually. Lots of dramatic battle poses. As ever for a paso, the routine is dramatic as hell. Mary says it was Jason's best paso ever, and Nigel later agrees that it was the best of its genre ever on this show before. I'm not sure I was THAT blown away by it, but I can't find a whole lot of flaws in it either. Nigel gets Cole to admit that he's had some jazz, hip hop, modern, ballroom training and all judges seem to agree Cole was the standout.
RUNDOWN! (as always, in order of my preference)
Audrey and Matthew's contemporary
Amber and Nick's Viennese waltz
Dareian and Janelle's African jazz
George and Tiffany's contemporary
Amelia and Will's "character-pop"
Cole and Lindsay's paso doble
Chehon and Witney's samba
Brandon and Janaya's hip-hop
Alexa and Daniel's jazz
Cyrus and Eliana' Broadway
Notes from the episode-ending dance-off: Matthew plays to camera most effectively, while Will wins hearts and minds by dancing with Cat. Both those boys know how the game is played. They're contenders. Next week: four dancers will be eliminated! I am nervous!
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