Brandon and Janette brought the judges to their feet, while Randi and Evan faced tough critiques
Kupono Aweau and Kayla Radomski of 'So You Think You Can Dance'
Kupono and Kayla - Performance #2
Choreographer: Joey Darling, Broadway
Monkeys As Critics' Verdict: Not quite
Kayla is going to miss Kupono's positive energy, and Kupono is going to miss her sweaty hands and feet. Wow, nice one, Kupono. Oddly, I think it was kinda brilliant for him to out Kayla as a big wet stinker, because we've all gotten so used to her being the little Miss Perfect judge's pet, knowing she's a big sweaty mess may be the touch of imperfection we need to reach for the phone. God knows dancing her ass off doesn't seem to impress anyone much. That being said, this dance wasn't one of Kayla or Kupono's finer moments. Maybe all that moisture messed with their concentration, but the routine lacked some oomph.
Nigel nailed it exactly when he said this kind of Jerome Robbins-esque dancing comes from a place of contraction and power, which was pretty lacking in their interpretation. He added that he missed true emotion in the piece, and he needed more than just good dancing. Mary said they did a really good job but they could have done more. Toasty said they didn't get down into the floor, which I think was his way of saying what Nigel said, but at least they agree.