Pauline and Peter
Choreographers: JT & Tomas
Style: quick step
Verdict: Quick and dead
More boring secrets. Peter volunteers with special needs people. Pauline eats like a pig. Wow, what a couple. Yawn. The routine is the quick step, which usually kills couples since it never looks like much of anything, but JT & Tomas are determined to shoehorn a story into this quick step. Unfortunately, it's one of those stories like "Song of the South" or "Birth of a Nation" that we kind of needed to stop telling about forty years ago. Hey, I know everyone loves "South Pacific" and everything, but the theme of this routine just makes me uncomfortable. And that's all I'm going to say about it.
Other than that, the dancing is all good fun and cute hula girl humor but as far as Pauline and Peter's mastery of the steps, not so hot. Whenever the actual quick step starts, I just want them to get back to the hulu to flush the image of dancing bears out of my head.
Adam thinks it was an adorable routine and that it made great use of Pauline's ethnicity. I say racist, he says adorable, tomato, tomahto. Then, he tells Mary she has to critique the technical aspects of the routine and throws her under the bus. Amazingly, she says they pulled it off. The performance was amazing, except for the clunking across the stage and a total lack of connection. But otherwise, just great. Nigel says technically it wasn't good, but he didn't care, because it was a good performance. I say I'd rather forget about this whole routine for many, many reasons.