Last night the top 20 danced for the first time for votes. They are paired up into 10 couples dancing in different genres. Typically my favorites to watch are the hip hop routines, Tabitha and Napoleon being my favorite hip hop choreographers, and contemporary, Travis Wall being my favorite in that genre. Last night that wasn't necessarily the case. My favorite of the night was a contemporary piece by Sonya Tayeh. Tiffany and George danced it beautifully. The music and the dance were the perfect combination. I was actually disappointed with both Nappy Tabs routines. Remember how I said Napoleon and Tabitha were my favorite hip hop choreographers? They are referred to as Nappy Tabs. No, I did not just make this up. It's their nickname on the show. Here's an example of their awesome abilities. This is absolutely my favorite hip hop of all seasons and in my top three of favorites out of all 8 previous seasons.
Following Sonya's, Travis Wall's contemporary piece was my second fav. Just about anything he choreograph's is beautiful. This was no exception. Audrey seems weightless and her partner Matthew, well, Matthew looks like a young Ryan Gossling and that's fine by me! Here, I'll prove it to you.
After that, I loved two of the ballroom routines. Usually I don't overly enjoy the ballroom, but these were the exception. Whitney and Chehon did the Samba, I think, which started the show off right. Lindsay and Cole finished the show with the Pasa Doble and it was awesome. The other couple I like is Cyrus and Eliana. They had a Tyce Broadway routine that was enjoyable. With the level of talent this season, it's going to be one heck of a season!
So there you have it. Jeannie's top 5 couples in no particular order:
Tiffany & George
Audrey & Matthew
Lindsay & Cole
Whitney & Chehon
Cyrus & Eliana
Let me hear what you think!!