On the one hand, seeing the show break the pattern of two boys, two girls as finalists was really cool but on the other hand, I was indeed surprised and disappointed that Jim didn't make it over Hailee. That hip-hop last week screwed him over. I have nothing against Hailee ( well maybe just that her short blonde hair + dark eyebrows makes her look like Miley Cyrus) but everytime I plan on being impressed by her, I can't remember what she did on the show.
I groaned out loud at the concept for Gaby & Jim's dance. REALLY? SHE HAS A FEVER. Its like middle school girls came up with the literal concepts for the show. It was great to see Anya again and I think Jim danced well with her, TBH. Jaja did great with Alex. I think she is a bit of a phenom in that her expressively mobile face adds so much to her performances, and she does make her work look effortless. I was prepared to dismiss her as a novelty ( white girl krumping) but really...she's a star in the making and I'm not mad at her for it.
Megz was bound to go in part because of that paso that she couldn't overcome. But I am a fan. She's fierce, she has abs and her gender-non-conforming self DID end up breaking ground on the show. It mattered to me. She's someone else who has a career if she wants it. I also am completely sympathetic to her difficulty with toe pointing To the poster upthread who said it was easy...nope nope it is not. For some reason ( probably just that all my dance training has not been at all about ballet/modern) I cannot remember to point my toes in the clutch to save my life, hence judges notes forever and demerits in pole dance competitions to that effect. SO Megz...I feel ya.
I'm just hoping that next week we get some good choreographies, by maybe some different people. If nothing else, this season fully bored me in terms of what the choreographers had to offer. Also, I would have loved to see everyone's solos be longer. That would be really nice for a final someday.