I know I know. This show was over months ago. However, whatever deal Fox struck with Hulu was redonk and resulted in Hulu users getting a new episode A MONTH after its air date.
So I was a bit behind. But no more! Hulu finally aired the season finale. \o/
But I am here to talk about the dances, and the ones that I felt were the most emotional, the most entertaining, etc.
An interesting thing about this season was that the judges selected their personal favorite numbers from the previous seasons for the dancers to perform. This was definitely both a good and bad thing. On one hand, some of these numbers were amazing. ON the other, it was a lot to live up to.
First up of my favorites is a number with All Star Alex. I love Alex. I think he is amazing. And I am glad that he is one of the All Stars they brought back for routines. He had entered the competition a few years ago, but a torn Achilles heel knocked him out. I was so sad when that happened, but am happy to see him on the stage again.
Bang Bang [My Baby Shot Me Down] with Alex and Eliana
Eliana is a classically trained ballerina, and has amazing skills. This number though shows her really broken down, not dancing pretty, but rough and emotional. I loved it.
My biggest jaw dropping moment was when the two female finalists were dancing a classic broadway number from Chicago, but with a pole. Also, I love Chicago.
When You’re Good To Mama with Tiffany and Eliana
But it wasn’t a strip tease; they used the pole in a way that made sense for the number [I felt]. And it definitely looked like it took a LOT of strength and working together to make sure they were in sync.
My favorite routine that was a previous season number was by Lindsay and Cooper. They had the Mia Michaels number that was originally done by Kayla And Kupono in season 5. This still gives me chills; it’s so raw and emotional. And I really liked Cole’s interpretation of addiction. In the end, I do think that the original was the most intense, but I do think they did a great job.
Gravity with Lindsay and Cole
Gravity with Kayla and Kupono
As far as group numbers, I really like the NappyTabs routine. I have seen this song used 398749876 times at dance competitions, but I liked the version used here and the choreography in that it felt like something I hadn’t seen before.
The Beautiful People [District 78 Remix] with the Top 20
I also have to give a shout out to the show for the fact that they took advantage of having TWO ballet dancers in the top 20 and had them do a duet. I was ridiculously giddy when they said it would be from The Nutcracker. I have seen that ballet so many times I can’t even count anymore.
The Nutcracker Suite Pas de Deux with Eliana and Cheyon
Overall, the reason I love this show continues to hold strong – you have to be talented to make it. This talent can’t be faked. I wish that the deal with Hulu was different so that I didn’t have to wait so long to see the whole season!
I won’t spoil who won just in case, but you should definitely check out the show!