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'LIKE AN ANGEL' Travis Wall conjures up Amy Yakima with the sheer force of his genius in this week's wicked game.
Jasmine Harper and Stephen 'tWitch' Boss -- hip hop
Music: "The Power" by District 78 feat. Cheesa
Along with Hayley and Amy, I thought Jasmine did the best job of rising up to match the intensity of her All-Star in his own style. Girl was FIERCE here as a superheroine named FlexiGirl and I just wanted this power-jab around the stage to last three times as long as it did.
The choreography was very thoughtful -- I liked how tWitch did that thing where he hammers/pushes on someone but from like 10 feet away... and later in the dance Jasmine got to sort of "conjure him up" from the floor from a distance. Mutual mind control. I can't describe it to save my life, but I'm into it! I definitely think these two are perfect dance partners -- pretty evenly matched in stature and power.
"I've lost Makenzie now, and YOU have stolen my heart!" cried Nigel. (I should've been thrilled for Jasmine here, but for the life of me I can still never believe a word out of this man's mouth!) "This is such a tough battle with the girls this season. Good luck. Hope you get in the finale, darling."
Amy Yakima and Travis Wall -- contemporary
Music: "Wicked Game (Live at Killkenny Arts Festival, Ireland 2011)" by James Vincent McMorrow
I agree with the judges that Travis is a geeeeeeeeeenius and is destined to achieve a level beyond his wildest dreams, but for me this dance was just as much about how brilliant Amy is. I love both of them. Jenna Elfman called Travis' choreography "so full of artistry at every moment" and that's how I feel about Amy's movement. So the pairing couldn't have been more perfect.
I do think that in the back of my mind, Amy has been practicing "controlled flailing" with Travis this whole time, so it was genuinely thrilling to watch what I could barely imagine on my own happening liiiiiiiive on the stage. This really kicked in for me during the middle section of the dance, when they were executing one fluid contortion after another in an order that seemed to make perfect sense to only these two creatures on the planet, with the rest of us just lucky enough to be along for the ride.
"I don't think anyone has gone to where you did tonight," Mary called it for Amy. Do you agree?
Are you upset about who's going home? Which made you cry harder -- Amy and Travis' emotional outreach, or Courtney and Tucker's inspiration bonanza? Should Comfort become a regular choreographer? Duh, right? Discuss!