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I Was Totally Unmoved By Ballroom Dancer Cristina Santana’s Performance On ‘SYTYCD’ Last Night!

Fri, June 11, 2010 9:00pm EDT by Add first Comment

Thursday night’s episode of So You Think You Can Dance definitely delivered the goods in terms of fresh new talent, but one of the ‘best’ dancers’ routines left me cold!

How explosive was the special first episode of So You Think You Can Dance’s seventh season? Our new top 11 all had their time to shine. They were allowed to dance in their own styles in new routines created by some amazing choreographers — but for some reason one of the most amazing dancers of all left me completely cold.

I felt most unmoved by Cristina Santana, the sole ballroom dancer of the season. Boring. Still, her routine with two of my favorite all-stars, Pasha Kovalev and Anya Garnis, wasn’t completely awful — mostly because of them! And hey, I certainly wasn’t complaining when Pasha took his shirt off. Yummy!

Now what did I LIKE about the June 10 episode? My favorite routine of the night belonged to the jazz routine choreographed by the always-innovative Sonya Tayeh and performed by Adechike Torbert, Ashley Galvan, Robert Roldan and all-stars Neil Haskell and Courtney Galiano. The dancers rocked some leather outfits and delivered incredible energy to the stage!

Fan favorites Billy Bell and Alex Wong also impressed me with their soaring and touching Mia Michaels contemporary piece alongside season 5 all-star Ade Obayomi. Mia explained that the piece was based on the passage of time; each guy represented a different stage of life. Billy as a lively child, Alex a young adult, and Ade a frail old man. All the boys demonstrated beautiful technicality and interpreted the dance as their own.

All of the new dancers demonstrated exceptional talent last night. They all showed they deserved to be there and I can’t wait to see how they’ll progress this season! Who did you become a fan of last night, BFFs?

Karen Datangel


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