So You Think You Can Dance

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Daniel: B- | 1 USERS: A+
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The group dance number is "I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)" by Pitbull. I am not familiar with this "Pitbull," but I am in my thirties and so I am not to be trusted. The stage is very dimly lit, and the dancers are lounging about the stage in what appears to be some kind of speakeasy. They appear to be standing on the verge of getting it on. Then the music kicks in, heavy on the drums, and the women advance menacingly towards us in a line, snapping their arms back and forth, partnered up with men behind them doing the same thing. The men wrap their arms around, and then check out the asses, and then appear to be repelled backwards by the asses. So it's kind of like Mia Michaels' routine in that sense, only now the magical hypnotic ass has spread to other women, and the asses now have the power of the Jedi. Then all of a sudden the lights go dark again and now the women are all wet and dancing on top of spotlights. And then the lights are back on and the women crouch and the men leap over in flying somersaults, and it's the men's turn for some synchronized arm waving. And now they're twirling the women, and then dipping them to the floor, and now I think the men are humping them, and then everyone is stepping to the back of the stage and arranging themselves erotically on stage.

Cat comes out on stage in a black and white sleeveless floral print, and she praises Dmitry Chaplin as well as Tabitha and Napoleon for the routine. And she invites to give some love to the judges, despite the fact they're apparently going to murder a pair of dancers at the end of the show.

Nigel's dressed in a black suit, and somberly talks of everything Ed McMahon did to introduce America to talent on Star Search, people like Christina Aguilera and Justin Timberlake. And this morning Nigel got the news about Farrah Fawcett, so he recently met, and nice tribute to Farrah Fawcett by throwing up a squished black and white picture on screen, and Nigel talks about her humor and strength, and he talks an awful lot about Farrah Fawcett, but maybe it's because he doesn't even really know how to approach Michael Jackson's death. "We will not see his like again," says Nigel. "He changed the face of music and dance in the world, not just in this country." Nigel talks about Michael Jackson's "Black and White" video in which he incorporated all kinds of dance styles, like Indian, Russian, Native American. "This was a man who tried to bring the world of dance together," says Nigel. He tells the audience that after Michael Jackson rocked everyone's world with the moonwalk on that legendary Motown anniversary special, Michael got a congratulatory call from none other than Fred Astaire. He says he hopes people mourn for just a short while, as Michael's was a life to celebrate and everyone applauds, and Nigel almost makes people forget about the child-diddling jokes and plastic surgery nightmares by talking about how many dancers have come through this show who said they started dancing because of Michael Jackson. And in tribute, they're going to play the "Thriller" video, which got me really excited. I mean, you kids out there, let me tell you of a time before the Internet, when you couldn't just see any video you wanted any old time, and one of the things I looked forward to about Halloween was knowing that on CBC's Video Hits, which was a daily half-hour video show, it was a given that they were going to play "Thriller." All of it. Dare I pray that they play the whole thing here tonight?

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