Note: Do not read on if you have not seen the Tuesday, September 11 episode of Fox's "So You Think You Can Dance."
This week's comments, questions and concerns come without any technical dance knowledge and no actual dance skills ... just straight up love for "So You Think You Can Dance."
This is it, people! We're here. We've made it to the final performance show and it's going to be a doozy. Each of the four finalists -- Eliana, Chehon, Tiffany and Cyrus -- will dance five (yes, five!) times with each other, all-stars and their solos. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't all jazzed up for this episode because well, finales are just the best! It's like graduation night and Chrismas Eve all wrapped into one. Let's put on our judging pants and see if these dances live up to all the hype, shall we?
Eliana & Cyrus
"The Game Has Changed" by Daft Punk
Meh, this was only okay. Eliana is, as usual, awesome and Cyrus has certainly improved dramatically since the season began, but I don't think there was anything about this number that screamed "finale!"
Tiffany & Will
"The Time is Now" by Moloko
Tiffany's performance was quite good. All season long, Tiffany has made it through to the next week and I'm always surprised to see her. She never really stuck out, but that was not the case tonight. It
is probably could be because there are only four of them, but Tiffany, you have my attention now and let me be the first to say I'm sorry I missed out on so much all season!
Eliana & Chehon
"The Nutcracker Suite - Pas De Deux" by Bruton APM Studios
This was really something special. I felt like I lost myself while watching this performance and almost forgot I was watching "So You Think You Can Dance." I am so impressed by Chehon and Eliana's talent and skill. The effortless way they performed during this number was mesmerizing.
Tiffany & Cyrus
"Best Thing I Never Had" by Beyonce
This dance was without a doubt the very best Cyrus has ever been all season and I'm afraid to admit this, but Mary Murphy stole the words right out of my mouth. Tiffany is a beast. This little firecracker is leaving it all on the floor. One thing is certainly clear: She came to win!
Chehon & Allison
"Leave" from Once
I could watch Chehon spin around and around and around for ... ever? He's seriously spectacular. This number seemed like it was on a completely different level from the other performances tonight. Both Chehon and Allison were practically perfection and let us not forget Chehon's incredible hulk move, lifting Allison and holding her up above his head, with one hand. One hand!
Eliana & Tiffany
"When You're Good To Mama" from "Chicago"
My first thought for this dance: A pole? Really? How cliche! The "Chicago" factor warmed me up to the idea, but I sort of feel like it was a waste of their talents. The pole overshadowed the fact that these two girls are extraordinary dancers. They did some pretty impressive things on the pole, but I even feel weird writing that. Come on, "So You Think You Can Dance" -- you're better than that!
Chehon & Cyrus
"Fangs" by Little Red Lung
First things first ... the pants. Now, on to the dancing. These two guys couldn't be more different and watching them dance together warmed my cold little heart. Chehon's incredible talent and Cyrus' enthusiasm and energy made this routine really wonderful to watch.
Eliana & Alex
"Without You" by Harry Nilsson
Well, I don't know what else there is to say. Nigel declared Eliana his favorite dancer, not just of the season, of the entire series ... ever. Now, I know Nigel is just one guy and many of you aren't a fan of his opinions, but a compliment like that is pretty remarkable. It certainly doesn't hurt that Eliana danced this routine with Alex, and, for the second time this season, these two made it look like they were born to dance together.
Tiffany & Chehon
"Love Me Tender" by Adam Levy & Norah Jones
Everything about this performance was so beautiful and sweet. It had an innocent flare to it that may not have been completely intentional, but it made me love it all that much more. These two floated around the stage and made each lift and leap look effortless. It was a really stunning final dance for both of them.
Cyrus & Twitch
"Like A Criminal" by District 78
I'm sorry, I need to revive myself because I just held my breath for the last two minutes and I'm a little short on oxygen. Watching Cyrus in his own style is still as mesmerizing now as it was the very first time he hit the stage so many weeks ago. With that, I have to give it up to Twitch for keeping up with Cyrus because A) It's impressive and B) He's Twitch and he is just the best!
Comment: The most touching moment of the night didn't come from one of our four finalists -- it came from the awe-inspiring routine performed by BBoy, Jean Sok. If you didn't have the chance to watch his performance, I highly suggest you check it out. You won't regret it.
Concern: My only concern this week is who I will vote for.
Question: Sooooo ... who will be the big winners?!