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Jonathan Platero and Karla Garcia of 'So You Think You Can Dance'
Jonathan and Karla
Choreographer: Dave Scott, hip hop
Monkeys As Critics' Verdict: Bye, bye, bye
Tonight's fun fact seemed to be "what I will do after I blow out a knee and/or get eliminated from this show," which was somewhat disturbing but at least mostly useful in gauging the delusional quotient of our dancers. Karla would be a journalist, Jonathan would be an acrobat, and I'm guessing both of them will be able to explore those exciting new career paths because man, the Boring Twins ate it this week. While last week the judges got all mushy about a routine I thought was pretty lame, tonight I think we could all agree that even a team of hardened convicts (and the liberal usage of pork pie hats) couldn't make these Wonder Bread dullards gangsta. Although Karla wasn't so bad, seriously, I've seen yeshiva students with more street cred than Jonathan. He has a rich future as a Disney theme park performer, but please, get him off the damn "SYTYCD" stage, like, yesterday.
Nigel got first whack at the critiques tonight, and I have to say, he should take the first at-bat position more often. It's just so nice to hear a balanced, thoughtful critique before Crazy Mary starts shrieking like a rabid hyena. He noted, and rightly, that there was no chemistry or excitement in this routine, which came across as a "Sunday school picnic outing" (good one, Nigel). Mary didn't love it, and Toni said it seemed "store bought" and lacked a ghetto groove. Enough said. Time to pack up and pursue plan B (but FYI Karla, journalism? Have you looked at your local newspaper lately? Maybe consider another option).