Kayla stayed on the Tamale Train, but Jonathan and Karla render Mary speechless
Vitolio Jeune and Asuka Kondoh of 'So You Think You Can Dance'
Asuka and Vitolio
Monkeys As Critics' Verdict: Hot to trot
Not-so-fun facts: Vitolio likes motorcycles and Asuka blows SPIT BUBBLES (remember what I said about mystery? I now will always look at Asuka and think, wonder if she’s working up a loogie. Yes, that will enhance my enjoyment of her dancing skills, don’t you think?). Anyway, when I saw that Asuka and Vitolio had drawn the waltz, I thought, man, these two have the worst luck. Not only do they get stuck with a snoozefest of a dance, they have to go on after Brandon and Janette set the floor on fire with their disco. But then, by some little miracle (and smart choreography), the dance turns out not to be a yawner at all, but a story based in Vitolio’s struggle with being an orphan and making it on his own. While I think the intro explaining the inspiration for the dance may have been more influential on the judges than the dance itself, the judges fell all over themselves to tell Vitolio how “painfully beautiful” (Mary) and “authentically emotional” (Lil ’C) his performance was (Nigel said that anyone who wasn’t touched was heartless, which was pretty feisty for him). Even though I thought the dance itself was only okay, I’m glad to see Asuka and Vitolio may be back in the race. Let’s just hope they don’t get, I don’t know, one-legged hip hop or underwater fox trotting or something else equally messed up next week.
Hey, did anyone else see Marlee Matlin in the audience?