got around to watching last Tuesday's show the WEE hours of this morning, and here I am posting about it JUST as the finale is about to air, lol. Why did it take me all week? Well, I must admit I have one viewing obsession that exceeds SYTYCD: The U.S. Open Tennis Tournament. It took MOST of my waking hours the past couple of weeks.
Anyway, briefly, first things first (although it was really last). Mark Kanemura IS A GENIUS, PURE AND SIMPLE!
When, after onlyONE
time doing choreography on the show -- and that with his partner, competitor Jenna -- Nigel announced Mark as "choreographer," NOT
"ALL-STAR/CHOREOGRAPHER," or former Top 10, etc. He was simply called a choreographer, as Travis Wall has been for several years, now. And I frankly thought the Saturn Siamese Twins dance (and costumes) was simply superbly quirky -- in a very GOOD way. Mark looks like a new variation of Sonya Tayeh!
Second, much to my surprise, Amy really "raised her game" in the finale competition show, and I agreed with Nigel, et al, that it was anyone's guess whether she or Jasmine would win. Both were excellent!
Aaron is obviously a more talented dancer than Fik-shun, overall, and he also has the "it" factor, I think, that certain look and body language that just SCREAMS STAR!
to me! At the same time, although Fik-shun may not have quite as good of an overall dancing genre ability, his personality shines so strongly -- especially that cute little smile of his -- that he also has a star quality to him. So he and Aaron could be a toss-up, too. Frankly, I still think it should be Jasmine and Aaron, and that's who I voted for last week, even not having seen the show (well, I actually caught the last dance after a night tennis match ended -- the Saturn Siamese Twins). Then I went to Fox.com/dance
and split my 20 votes between Jasmine and Aaron. I have to say, however, had I watched the show live I may have ended up either not voting at all, or, perhaps, splitting my vote 4 ways, 5 votes each, lol.
I simply DON'T RECALL
a Final Four where I felt all four were both this close in either talent and/or "star quality" and that I liked all four as much. We win no matter who wins, this year.