'So You Think You Can Dance' Performances Gallery: Week 5

Posted Jul 9, 2009 12:05 PM

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 - Performance #2

Choreographer: Tony Meredith and Melanie LaPatin, jive

Monkeys As Critics' Verdict: Halfway There


Jeanine is going to miss Phillip's big heart, and Phillip is going to miss Jeanine's kooky personality and her saving his ass week after week. Did I write that? Don't get me wrong, Phillip gets better week after week. But so do the klutzes on "Dancing with the Stars." We're at a stage in the competition where really talented people with lots of experience are going to get the boot. Pet projects like Phillip, who are a long ways away from being up to par with the rest of these dancers, have got to go. 


That being said, it was a pretty happening little dance, but, as usual, a lot of the credit has to go to Jeanine, who was smoking hot. Next to her, Phillip looks like a queasy kid at the junior high school dance who just realized he's afraid of girls.


Nigel said this is the best Phillip has been out of his own style and that he was very good despite the fact he slipped and was very nervous and added that Jeanine is one of the best top ten dancers, to which I say duh. Mary put Jeanine on the hot tamale train and admitted that she thought Phillip was screwed but she can't count him out. Toasty Oreo said to call 1-888-Fan-Frickin-Tastic, which is really too many letters, and said what Phillip lacked in technique he made up in performance, and Jeanine was a star. Does anyone notice that, in the critiques, Jeanine is the really talented dancer and Phillip is the likable guy she drags around? As much as I hate the idea of most couples being split apart, I am thrilled these two are getting broken up – maybe in his next pairing Phillip will have to pull his weight.

Photo Credit: Mathieu Young/FOX