This summer's season of So You Think You Can Dance has been a tough one for me. Mostly I've felt like Nigel did during the first part of last weeks episode, waiting for something exciting to happen while it's been routine after routine of competently-danced "meh"...only I've felt that way all. damn. season. The addiction and breast cancer routines got me because they were beautiful and I'm a sap for that sort of thing, but overall there hasn't been a lot that has happened this season to get excited about. I don't know if it's the choreography to blame for that one, or if my expectations are just too high this year.
I think at least some of the problem is that so very many of the dancers have been so good this year. Like Nigel said, most seasons, someone "pops" and becomes really noticeable because they stand out from the crowd. This year, that really hasn't been the case. I do still favor Brandon, in large part because I always want to give him a big hug every time I see him, and also because I'd want to give all those glorious muscles a nice grope if not for the fact that he pings my gaydar (after last night's brilliant solo, I have to say I finally have a visual of what Laurell K. Hamilton/Anita Blake is talking about when she mentions the lycanthropes in human form moving as though they have muscle groups in places that human beings don't; that solo was all sorts of yummy and possibly the best one we've seen since Danny in Season Three.) But even though Brandon is a brilliant and excellent dancer, the rest of the group is so good that he doesn't stand out the way he really should were the playing field down at sea-level instead of up on some lofty mountain plateau.
That said, I'm really quite annoyed that Evan is still there. He's adorable and funny and quite a good dancer, yes, but he should have been the one to go last week instead of Jason, if not the week before, or even several weeks ago when Jonathan was eliminated. I think the only thing keeping him afloat is the pity vote. If he makes it into the finale instead of Brandon or Ade, I'm going to have a throwing-the-remote-at-the-tv and swearing moment. I probably won't quit watching the show forever the way I did when Chris Daughtry was eliminated on American Idol, but I will at the very least strongly consider it if Evan remains and Brandon gets eliminated.
I wish I could get over my dislike of the Paris Hilton knock-off look of Kayla enough to root for her. She really is a fabulous dancer and her bring partnered with Brandon last night was almost unfair, like taking the Dream Team of American professional basketball players to the Olympics for the first time. But for pity's sake every time I see her I just want to scrub off that damn eye makeup that makes her look like a raccoon. I can easily see her winning this thing, though I think it will most likely be a guy (*cough*Brandon*cough*) because the audience is predominantly female. I think it will be Janine going home this week, because I don't see Melissa or Kayla getting eliminated going into the finale.
All in all, I'm glad there will be another season of the show this year, so hopefully I can get some of the "OMG WOW!!!" moments I have felt were missing this season.