Phillip struggled, Randi shook her butt and Janette became a rocker
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Caitlin Kinney and Jason Glover of 'So You Think You Can Dance'
Jason and Caitlin
Choreographer: Jean-Marc and France Généreux, paso doble
Monkeys As Critics' Verdict: Not quite on fire
Fun facts: Caitlin is interested in broadcast journalism, while Jason would play soccer. And that's all noble and good, but I really don't want these two to go home yet. But (and, as Nigel told Randi and Evan, there's always a butt), I honestly thought this routine would be a slam dunk, and it so wasn't. With those costumes (hello, Princess Leia called, she wants her bra back, and Ben-Hur is looking at you, Jason), that music and the freakin' angry-sex-on-stage-in-public paso doble, this could have been a showstopper. The choreographer was definitely there, and truthfully some of the routine was heart stopping. But somehow, the end result wasn't all that. And I hate to say that, because these two are technically great dancers. Still, don't listen to me. Vote for them! Until Phillip is out of this competition, these two deserve to stay in, but I'll get to that in a moment.
Luckily, the judges were kinder than I am. Nigel didn't feel the passion but still said it was a good job. Mary thought it was a "really strong performance," and Toni called it powerful and "really good." So, a sorta tepid but not too negative assessment. Let's hope that's enough.