So You Think You Can Dance
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Monty Ashley: B- | Grade It Now!
All Killa, No Filla

Hey! They're doing Season 7 Auditions next month! Are you tired yet?

Okay. Next up, we've got Ellenore and Ryan doing a Gary Stuart jazz piece. It's to "Kontact Me" by Boys Noize. This is jazz? It looks more like the robot. Yeah, it's basically popping at the beginning, but the moves get a little less robotic and start flowing together more. It's weird as hell, but I like it a lot.

Nigel wasn't into it, because it was devoid of emotion. He was forced to nitpick the technical aspects instead of experiencing it as a whole. He also feels it was more "techno" than "jazz", and I can't say he's wrong. "You did everything that was asked of you, I guess" is not the highest praise in the world. Mary dug it because it was so weird. Adam agrees with both of them, and thinks it was mostly Ellenore's routine.

Ashleigh and Jakob will now be performing a foxtrot choreographed by Jean-Marc. Oh cool! The music is "Let the Good Times Roll" by Chuck Brown & Eva Cassidy. It's very nice, because these are two excellent dancers who know how to dance. It's all very nice, although I think I'm getting just the tiniest bit tired of the way Jakob always has an arbitrary jete shoehorned into everything. I mean, I understand why the choreographers put it in there, but it's getting gratuitous.

And Nigel agrees with me! He has two comments: Ashleigh was beautiful, and Jakob should ask the choreographers to stop shoving in jetes. Mary loved them both, although she had something to say about the "close-hold". Adam would like to tell us about Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. I think Adam might want to pull back on the references to old dancers. I always get the feeling that the contestants are nodding while thinking "...wait, I think I've heard of that one. Frank Astaire or something, wasn't it?"

Jason Gilkison strikes twice! This time he's got Ellenore and Russell in a Paso Doble. It's to something called "Village Attack" from the Blood Diamond soundtrack. Blood Diamond, you might remember, is the movie that featured Leonardo DiCaprio saying, "In America it's bling bling. But out here, it's bling BANG." This is a phrase that can be easily applied to other movies. For example, Song of the South: "In America, it's Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah. But out here, it's "Zip-A-Dee-Doo-BANG." And so on.

Hang on. I got distracted. We start with Ellenore in silhouette, then Russell slides in on his knees. Russell is outfitted in black pants with a Correllian Blood Stripe. And no shirt. Ellenore has a nice red dress. The music is loud and emphatic and they swoop around dramatically. That village is getting attacked! As soon as it's over they drop their angry faces and smile delightedly.

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