I was trying to remember the different routines from week to week just from memory and I remembered very few so I am doing this with the aid of Wikipedia (the link in byoffer's thread). I wish I could watch them all again to do this but that isn’t possible right now. So…
I remember re-watching Lisa and Vincent’s Stacey Tookey “Slow Me Down” routine and falling in love with them immediately. I thought they were brilliant. I wish I could watch it now.
I was so happy to see Blake on my television again. He’s so wonderful.
Oh! I remember the “Shake It” Disco routine from Lara and Miles. That was fun! I think that’s mostly due to the song though. (I immediately put that and “Slow Me Down” on my ryPod.)
Nico and Arassay’s “Somebody to Love” theatre routine was pretty great-eesh. I don’t think I’m as in love with it as everybody else but it was among my favorites from the season.
Francis and Natalli’s Paso was really quite enjoyable for me. So much pretty.
Joey and Tamina’s “Crocodile Rock” was unfortunate. I hope somebody gave Becker some crap over that one.
Blake McGrath is a genius. Nico and Arassay’s contemporary routine was gorgeous. It was sexy and passionate and everything I love to see in contemporary routines.
Vincent and Lisa’s Cheesman African Jazz routine was absolutely gorgeous. I loved it.
Have I mentioned that Blake is a genius? Izaak and Kaitlyn’s jazz-funk was so fun. And sexy. Blake makes everything sexy.
In reading through the routines from week four, I honestly don’t remember any of the others.
Sho-Tyme’s House routine for Lisa and Vincent was fun. Those two can do anything and do it well.
And Becker redeemed himself with “It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World” routine for Nico and Arassay. Gorgeous.
Blake's group routine was amazing.
I don’t remember any of these. I wish I could remember Arassay and Vincent’s disco.
I’d been waiting to see Lisa and Nico together. Knowing they had to break up my two favorite couples, it was the least they could do. And then they gave me Blake jazz-funk choreography too! Have I mentioned that Blake makes everything sexy? Not that these two need any help in that department. Wow! I hate that song but it didn’t matter. That was great.
T.I.’s “Whatever You Like” is still going through my head. I just wish I could remember that routine better.
Benji’s Lindy Hop was weird but Izaak and Arassay made it fun to watch. Arassay was an animal.
Their Tango was good too. I couldn’t take my eyes off of Arassay. She IS a beast!
The Vincent and Natalli Krump was, well it was Lil’ C so it was “buck”. Vincent can do anything!
Their Tookey contemporary was gorgeous. It ranks up there with my favorites of the season.
Arassay and Vincent eliminated?!?! Really? Really? This is when I found out I had grown attached to somebody else besides Blake while watching this. It broke my heart to see Vincent eliminated. It never occurred to me that he wouldn’t make final four. He is brilliant. And Arassay? is magic. So I guess I learned that Canada gets it wrong too. *sniff*
“The Face” was gorgeous. The sexy was there but this one was more emotional. Beautiful. I’d have liked to have seen Lisa do this one with somebody a little more… more. Somebody like Blake or Danny (Tidwell, that is)… or Vincent.
Nico and Natalli are way too hot together. Jeez. The stage should have melted. Their Disco was really good. Finally those people who didn’t watch Blake do Disco during SYTYCD Season one have a really fun Disco to remember.
Nico’s “Reckoner” solo was so, so pretty. I just… wow. Thank you, Nico. I loved all his solos but this one stands out to me the most because of the song… well and because he was all wet.
My absolute favorite this year was… hmmm… it’s hard to pick between Vincent and Lisa but it’s one of those two. Arassay, Nico and Natalli rounded out my top five. Miles probably would rank sixth (maybe seventh) and I don’t think Allie makes my top ten. I honestly don’t remember any of her routines except the “Permanent” contemporary with Nico (which was very pretty). It was pretty fortunate for me during the first half of the top 20 because my top four were coupled. When Nico/Arassay and Vincent/Lisa were separated, it only solidified all of the reasons they were my favorites. They made every routine they did look good and looked great doing it. They took every style and conquered it like professionals. Extremely talented, well-rounded professionals. No doubt one of these four should have won. I wouldn't have been, and wasn't, totally shocked to see Natalli edge them out but nobody else deserved to in my eyes.
Overall, this was a refreshing watch for me. First and foremost, and the reason it captured me in the first place was because of my love for Blake. Second because it reassured me that I am not all about feeding my eyes the candy. Three of my top five favorites were female. (Of course, one was a beautiful, beautiful, charismatic, charming, talented, beautiful man, but that’s to be expected. I am human.) I don’t think I have favored girls on this show since season two so it was like a revelation for me. I can breathe a big sigh of relief, knowing that I’m more than just shallow. Or at least I was while watching this show.