E: I wondered how this episode would go — would we have a trio to account for the odd number of contestants left — but I didn’t imagine we would return to the odd old format of the contestants dancing with their All Stars. Oh, and the awkward pre-recorded interviews with Cat, which were less awkward than the first time, but still, boo. Turn it around next week, folks!
I will admit, though, that I’m growing quite fond of the dancers, and that a lot of the dancing has been pretty darn good. Continue reading
E: Okay. This is getting harder and harder. Oh, I like the kids dancing in kid on kid partnerships better, but that ending? No matter how they tried to slice it, the cut was still emotionally devastating to a vulnerable child. Awful.
Here’s a quick rundown of the five partnerships and what they did: Continue reading
E: After the first half hour of the first live show, I was pretty sure I didn’t want to recap this show anymore. There’s just not enough dancing, the judges give nothing but praise, the format tries too hard, and having the kids dance with adult partners ranges from mildly to excruciatingly uncomfortable. I’m definitely not going to do a moment by moment recap as usual, with judges comments (I mean, come on, they’re pretty useless) and the super silly “do you have a girlfriend/do YOU have a girlfriend” interview questions. That said, I do want to talk about the dancing, because by the end of the show, I was actually enjoying that part. Continue reading