Monday, July 27, 2009

My thoughts SYTYCD's 100th episode (inc Katie Holmes performance)

Like many others, I was left with sort of an "eh?" reaction after seeing the long-awaited Katie Holmes performance. I mean, she looked fabulous BUT compared to the dancing we are used to seeing on the show, her performance was just OK in my book. But I blame a lot of the "Katie backlash" on the show because they teased her performance way too much. I actually wasn't expecting much anyway because when I heard she was doing Judy Garland's "Get Happy" routine, I looked it up to see what it was like.

You can see it below, but basically Katie's rendition was pretty faithful to it. Judy's version also featured her doing a lot of prancing around with most of the real dancing being done by the dudes.

So actually when compared to the original, Katie's version is a bit more flashier.

But yeah, I guess most of the fans were quick to diss her and Nigel himself finally got fed up and reprimanded them via Twitter (@dizzyfeet).

In general, I think they teased this show too much overall. I was expecting it to almost be like the Idol Gives Back special. Yes, I loved seeing that Ramalama routine - especially with Wade Robson joining them (how amazing was he!!!) - but it left me wishing for more. I wished they did one of the Ivan and Allison routines or one of the Benji and Donyelle routines. I also would have loved if they interviewed past contestants so we could learn what they've done since the show and stuff.

What did you guys think about the show?

2 fascinating comment(s) from my friends:

Runner Leana said...

Oddly enough my PVR corrupted the show at some point in the KH routine up until they announced Janine was going home. I agree, I think they could have focused on past contestants a bit more, and made the show 2 hours long to show a few more of the old routines.

Amanda said...

They definitely should have spoken to past contestants! That would have been entertaining. I wasn't too thrilled with K.H.'s performance but whatever - just seemed odd in the midst of all regular show stuff.