So You Think You Can Dance: Season Finale
(S03E23) Season three went out with a bang. Cat said in the opening that the show was a full two hours, with no padding. She wasn't kidding. If we count the two musical guests, and the goofy animated Cat/Nigel dance number, there were 18 performances. 18!
There were a few video montages looking back over the season, but with the exception of the one that featured Sex (we really didn't need to revisit that), all of them were pretty well done, and kept the show moving right along. There was just very little not to like about this show. Ok, there were a couple things, but we'll get to them, as well as the big winner, after the jump.
Right off the bat, what the hell was Cat wearing? I hesitate to even call it a dress for fear that some dressmakers union will come after me for insulting what it is they do. It reminded me of the little scrubber ball you use to wash your pans. Terrible.
I also wasn't really impressed with Nicole's musical number. It wasn't a disaster or anything, but I would have happily traded those few minutes to have some extra time at the end of the show. Because... the one place that I thought they really missed was the fallout of the big announcement. The lead-up to it was very good, and I really had no idea which way it would go. Then all of a sudden, here's your winner, roll credits, time for the local news. An announcement right before the last commercial break, coming back to get reactions of the winner and the other dancers, would have been really fun.
And that winner is, Sabra. The TV Squad poll was right on with it coming down to Sabra and Danny. As I said yesterday, you really can build a pretty convincing case for any of these dancers, but I was happy to see Sabra win. Over the course of the season, she won me over with her dancing, and the way she came out of her shell. All of the other dancers were very gracious in their defeat. They all came out of it looking very good.
The rest of the show was outstanding. I didn't exactly buy that all of those dances were the ones that those choreographers would have picked. I get the feeling there might have been a producer in their ear telling them the dance that they would like to see again. Either way, they did come up with a very good list of performances to showcase.
I also really liked the idea of giving Brian Gainer and Brendan Norris the spotlight to perform on the big stage. Was I the only one that spent the rest of the show waiting for them to call out Phillip Chbeeb though? That would have been the topper.
So there we have it. Another season in the books and I would call it a smashing success. The show has already been picked up for next summer, and with good reason. It's great TV. Before I sign off of this last So You Think You Can Dance post, I want to thank Ted over at BloggingSYTYCD for the kind words, linking to all of my posts, and for putting together a great site. If you haven't seen it yet, make sure you stop by. They'll be following along with all of the dancers and the tour. It's good stuff. See you all in a few weeks for the new season of Dancing With The Stars.
|Season three was the best. The best, Jerry!||677 (67.4%)|
|Good summer TV.||254 (25.3%)|
|Eh, it was just ok.||44 (4.4%)|