..and welcome to part 2 of my episode 3 recap (see part 1, here).
Before I jump into the top 20 I have to congratulate Paula, Jason, Aaron and Shannon on the elimination of one of the dancers. As good a dancer as he is, I would much rather watch Adrian’s choreography. Adrian has been given a very special opportunity by the judges and I cannot wait to see what he creates. If his group number is anything to go by we have some treats in store for us.
Now to the top 20:
Ashleigh is strong and willing to take risks. She has all the right moves and it will be fascinating to see how far that will take her.
Blond (Hip Hop)
Blond is amazing in his own genre and so far he has pleasantly surprised in his ability to pick up the other styles. Here’s hoping he keeps up with the more formally trained dancers.
Chris (Commercial Jazz)
Chris’ gorgeous smile is only matched by his powerful dancing.
There doesn’t seem to have been much airtime given to Eden so far. Thank goodness that is about to change. I watched her solo and was moved by her spirit and connection with the audience. I’m looking forward to seeing more.
Jay (Jazz/Hip Hop)
It’s third time lucky for Jay and he is hungry for it.
Joel (Hip Hop)
Joel’s a family man with a clear focus on what he wants. How far will that take him?
Jordan’s dancing is controlled and emotional. He is a deep well with lots to give.
I love Kathaleen’s spunk and drive. She is definitely one to keep your eye on.
Lauren (Lyrical Jazz)
I have a huge soft spot for Lauren and feel that we have only had glimpses of her ability. I think she will amaze.
Maddie has a star quality that I hope continues to shine. If she is able to connect with her partners she will be serious competition.
Michael’s lines and movement are divine. I look forward to him taking my breath away.
Nadiah is a little pocket rocket bursting with personality. I’m still waiting to see if there is anything she can’t do.
Patric is a powerhouse with strength and intensity. I think he will continue to smash expectations.
Renelle has not had a huge amount of airtime but there is something special about her which I noticed early on. I am thrilled she made it to the top 20 and can’t wait to see more of her.
Sally (Hip Hop)
Sally finally has her chance and is ready to show the judges that they made the right decision.
Who couldn’t love the modest country boy who dances with the maturity of someone twice his age? I will be shocked if Sam doesn’t make it to the final.
Stephen is strong and dances with his heart on his sleeve.
Thabang is full of personality and his dancing is memorising. My hope is that he is partnered with someone equally strong and compelling.
Quirky and emotional. Will Yuniko be able to adapt to all the other genres?
Zoey is another dancer I feel I have hardly seen. Having watched her solo all I am thinking is ‘more, more please’.
It’s a diverse, strong top 20 who no doubt will be put to the test. It’s early days but if I had to choose my top three girls would be Kathaleen, Lauren and Renelle and my top three boys would be Patric, Sam and Michael. And since I have asked you…to be fair…if I had to name names my top girl would have to be Renelle and my top boy Patric. Your turn!