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Kupono Aweau and Kayla Radomski of 'So You Think You Can Dance'
Kayla and Kupono
Choreographer: Sonya Tayeh, contemporary
Monkeys As Critics' Verdict: First class tamale train riders
I still have a soft spot for my one remaining crash test dummy, but I was a little ticked when he said his hip hop routine with Ashley went south because “he couldn’t find a connection” with his partner. Um, what? As I recall, Kupono, you just sucked ass in the hip hop category, so don’t be trying to pass the buck to someone who isn’t around to defend herself.
Although I am sick to death of all things “Twilight,” the dance itself was still pretty beautiful (and slow enough that you could appreciate the choreography). And, of course, as with anything involving Kayla, it was awesome. I kind of wish she’s screw up one week just to make things interesting.
Nigel said Kupono was a new man and said the two have reached their potential on the show. Mary said they were alive and kicking, that they had chemistry and they get to stay on the hot tamale train, although she didn’t make a big deal about it, maybe because she realizes the hot tamale train tends to ride people right off the show. Mia thought they were a stunning couple and loved the make-up and the choreography. She said Kayla has ridiculous lines (in a good way) and gave Kupono props for getting better every week. And I have to say, he is getting better. As long as he stops slamming Ashley for his problems, I’ll totally root for him.