'So You Think You Can Dance' Performances Gallery: Week 3

Posted Jun 25, 2009 11:25 AM

Jeanine Mason and Phillip Chbeeb of 'So You Think You Can Dance'

Jeanine Mason and Phillip Chbeeb of 'So You Think You Can Dance'

Jeanine and Phillip

Choreographer: Tyce Diorio, Broadway

Monkeys As Critics' Verdict: Phillip hitches a ride on Jeanine's hot tamale train... again

Fun facts: Phillip wants to invent things, and Jeanine likes acting. And right now I would like Phillip to invent some damn skills. I have completely lost my patience with this noodle head, who really doesn't deserve to be in the competition anymore, even if he can leap sofas in a single bound (which is, admittedly, pretty cool). I will say that Toasty Oreo (don't you like that better than Tyce Diorio? I know I do) did put Phillip in a no-win situation. Maybe most of the viewers haven't watched "Singin' in the Rain," but anyone who has knows that Donald O'Connor was one of the best dancers ever, ever, ever in Hollywood history. And Phillip actually kinda looks like him. The problem is, he doesn't dance like him. Not even close. And there he was with Jeanine, who already looks like she walked out of an old-timey movie, dancing circles around him. Even though I feel for him, that doesn't mean I still think he needs to be in the competition. But I suspect fans who like his personality will keep him around.

That kind of voting seems to be getting to Nigel, who basically said in so many words that Phillip, with the exception of the couch jump, isn't up to par though voters keep bringing him back, and Mary said point-blank the guy "didn't have the technique." Toni said they were adorable, but admitted that wasn't exactly high praise. Everyone agreed that the real star, other than Toasty Oreo's choreography, was Jeanine, and I'm guessing, even though Phillip deserves to be in the bottom, he won't be yet again, meaning someone more deserving will get the axe. But the good thing is I do now want to put "Singin' in the Rain" in my Netflix queue, and that's a happy warm feeling.

Photo Credit: Mathieu Young/FOX