Sunday, August 14, 2011

So You Wish You Could Dance: Melanie Wins! Edition

This is a very, very good week in dance land.  My absolute favorite, Melanie, won SYTYCD!

In celebration, I am posting a video of her amazing solo from two weeks ago, which I think showcases her impressive musicality, control, and flexibility.  That tour jete entournant into the triple pirouette totally blows my mind.

I wasn't thrilled with the pieces they showed on the final competition night.  Was it just me, or did the dancers seem totally exhausted and off their game?  It seems cruel to make them each do four dances + learn the routines for the finale as well.  But I did love Tessandra Chavez's piece.  Marko is brilliant in it, and the overall piece is gorgeous, even if Lauren is a bit over-the-top and histrionic (imagine how great the piece would have been with Alison!?).

I'm so sad this season is over.  I can't wait until the next one begins (with a hopefully injury-free Alex Wong as an All-star?).  Will you be seeing the tour?


kimberly michelle August 15, 2011 at 11:51 AM  

I was so happy Melanie won :) So much fun and spunk and a beautiful dancer.

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