Chehon is dancing with Kathryn this week, doing a Tyce Diorio number. Sigh. Tyce is very somber as he tells us this will be about all of the tragic losses throughout history and how people move on when all they have left fits only in one suitcase. When it starts we realize it's not so much about all of history as it seems to be focused on the Great Depression; we know they are poor and troubled because of their tragic, Depression-era not-makeup and worn-looking clothes. They dance to "Eli, Eli (A Walk to Caesarea) by Sophie Milman.
The two dance gorgeously together and the whole thing is basically a series of slow, grief-stricken moves and leaps around their suitcase. It's not really my thing, but it's beautifully performed. The crowd stands for them but the clapping is appropriately subdued from the subject matter. Nigel loved the technique and the emotion and takes a moment to pat the show on the back for showing something as deep as this while working in a thank you to Fox for supporting the show. Mary is fighting tears rather unsuccessfully; she loved it and feels this was a magical moment in both of their dance careers. Christina found it profound and beautiful and compliments Chehon on finally showing more emotion to go along with his masterful technique.
Witney is dancing with All-Star Marko in a Ray Leeper lyrical jazz routine to "No Nothing" by Curtis Y Reinhold feat. Blaire that features Witney wanting to run out of the church on their wedding day. Witney does a great job at this for being ballroom - she's got a ton of body control because of that but also has amazing grace in her movements. She and Marko dance beautifully together even though, dance-wise, she does in fact leave him at the altar.
Mary thought the two of them were lovely together but is still subdued, either from the last dance or because Witney is going home tonight -- or because of a little bit of each of those things, we shall see. Christina's only complaint is about Witney's "hairography," which is a word she made up on the spot [or stole from Glee] but which I'd like to start working into my daily vocabulary. "READ MY HAIROGRAPHY," I could be saying when dealing with someone annoying and then I'd whip it around as I turned on my heel. Other than the hairography, Christina thought Witney's moves were beautiful. Nigel reminds Witney that the judges have already saved her multiple times but it's because everyone thinks she is a star.