So You Think You Can Choose a Winner

by Matt on August 11, 2010 · 0 comments

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Oh snap!  We’ve almost reached the end, SYTYCD.  It’s been real.  Whatever the hell that means.  It’s been real…ity TV.

I’m going to format this one a little differently, because each of the three dancers danced about four billion times last night.  So rather than discuss each dance, I’ll discuss each dancer.  This one will probably be a little shorter, because I was just really trying to take it all in last night since it was the last performance show.  Or I’m just lazy and work is busier today than usual so I had to write it in a hurry before the finale came on.  You decide.

Anyway, last night started off with us seeing a recap of the whole season.  I was feeling like this season had been really short until they showed all of this.  Some of that stuff felt like it happened decades ago.   Even when it showed Melinda, who I couldn’t stand, I was like, “Hey, I forgot about her!”  Weird how these reality shows do that to us.   Or maybe it’s just me.

Honestly, I’m just that inspired to write this recap.  This season just has me feeling a whole lot of “eh.”  There’s no bad guy.   Would you watch The Dark Knight without a Joker?  Star Wars without Darth Vader?  Jerry without Tom?  Although I’d debate that Jerry is really the villain, but that’s for another time.

All I’m saying is that I agree with Nigel when he told everyone that he doesn’t really care who wins.  I think that’s how most of America feels, which blows.  I mean, you may have your favorites.  But if Kent is your guy and Lauren wins, are you really going to be that crushed by the result?  Doubt it.

I don’t think any of us are like this lady about SYTYCD.  At least I hope not.  If you are, quit reading this and take a jog and a shower.

Ah well, I guess I’ll talk about each of the dancers now…


Kent is definitely the favorite to win, which is why I’m not rooting for him.  Unfortunately he’s a really likeable guy, so I can’t villainize him too much.  He’s just a nice guy.  Goofy, but nice.  So I can’t really root against him, even though I don’t want him to win.

His solo was good as you’d expect, and his video package was pretty damn funny.  He just seems genuine in his dorky-ness, which makes him likeable.  His favorite dance was the one where he locked lips with Lauren at the end.  Go figure.

Kent’s first dance was Bollywood with All-Star Lauren.  It wasn’t super awesome to me, but it was good.  The judges loved it and thought it was “literally perfect.”  Their actual words.  Literally, guys?  Doubt it.  He’s got the goofiness factor down, obviously, so he pulled off the cheesiness of the dance well.

Next up was his dance with contestant Lauren, which also brought out his nerdiness.  I’ve used “ness” a lot so far.  Let’s change it up.  How about… his nerdicity?  I like it.  He nerdicity was off the charts, as the dance called for.  They kind of reminded me of the Spartan cheerleaders from Saturday Night Live.  I thought it was enjoyable, but the judges seemed to think it was one of the worst of the night.

Kent was a nice little boy and threw Mandy a bone and told her how amazing she is after all the judges said how shitty the routine was.  Golly, what a swell guy.

Oh hey, Mia put on glasses to judge their nerdy dance.  I get it.  Next.

Kent’s next dance was with Allison, and in this one he finally had to be someone other than goofy little boy.  And I must say he did it well.  Probably my favorite dance of the night.  I don’t know why he was trying so hard not to cry at the end and stuff.  The dance was about being in a crappy relationship, and I’m pretty sure he’s too young to have ever experienced any relationship that bad.  But who knows?

I was laughing that Nigel kept saying “Chink” referring to armor.  I found myself wondering if Alex Wong was offended.   Adam went all gay when he judged this one.   His flamboyancy jumped off the charts when he interrupted Kent saying, “You just became an artist!!”  I love that dude.  I don’t know why, but I do.

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