May 16th, 2013

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Thankful for...

...So You Think You Can Dance!! This is truly my favorite show (even over TAR), and I'm so excited that it's on again. Even though the auditions aren't my favorite parts, I've already seen a couple of amazing dancers that I suspect will not only get into the top 20 but will go far: Amy (someone) and the tap dancer. The Amy girl reminds me of Melanie (who won season 8, I believe it was) in her ability to use her body to express the meaning of the music. It's truly magical. And the tapper was phenomenal. I don't think I've ever seen a tapper (well, aside from Gregory Hines) who could move with such effortlessness.

It was a good thing these two (and a pretty talented hip-hopper) came on last night, because after Tuesday, I was beginning to think that maybe the show was losing its edge -- but now, I'm delighted, as always. (And I must say, the number of long-haired girls in tight shorts who can do splits and leap around just isn't that appealing to me -- probably the guys like them, though -- and they all begin to look the same after a while.)

This was one of my favorite moments from last season -- I love Alex (and really, who doesn't?), and Eliana and he danced together with such beauty and passion...dancing is just something special. :)