#16: “Mi Confesion” (Chelsie/Mark Argentine tango), Top 18
This is what I mean when I say that Mark fits into every routine he’s given. I was totally expecting this to not work out, but Mark was almost more believable than Chelsie. Some of his facial expressions were really intense without being over the top. Like I said before, he reminds me a lot of Paul. I didn’t realize how similar they were until I started this list.
But I’ve always really loved this tango. Some of the flicks they were doing were really cool, like that bit where they’re clipping each other’s feet. I also love that part at the end where they step before they flick. I’m sure they got their legs tangled several times before they got it right, lol.
I’m also just really easily impressed by Argentine tangos, as I’m sure everyone has figured out by now. Mark and Chelsie just had perfect chemistry and their execution is what made this memorable for me.
#15: “Baila, Baila” (Katee/Joshua samba), Top 16
The best part about this routine is that no one saw it coming. I don’t think the judges saw it coming, and I certainly didn’t, either. Katee and Joshua weren’t my favorite couple yet. It wasn’t until this routine that I was sure that they were unstoppable. Because really. Who expected them to do a bomb ass samba?
I’m really upset that Katee only had this and a paso and no more Latin routines. She had an awful lot of contemporary/Broadway routines like Kayla did in season 5, and I don’t get why they did that when they were both capable of doing everything thrown at them. (Because lol, we know it wasn’t random.) My dream routine for them was always a fast paced cha-cha. I think they could have killed it.
But anyway, I think Joshua was the bigger surprise here. I don’t even know how he managed to move his hips like that. And I always laugh when I remember how his butt in those pants became the star of the episode, and then when Nigel made his dad in the audience turn around and show off where Joshua got it from. Omfg.
This routine makes me obnoxiously happy and it’s always had a special place in my heart for being the routine that made Katua my favorite couple of all time.
SYTYCDAU4: Ashleigh & Jay, “One”
Contemporary choreographed by Debbie Ellis