He spins us right round, baby. Right round!
[EDIT: Clip found and posted in the Video Collection!]
Benji played a love-lorn DJ tonight, to Donyelle's Dancing Diva. Lovely performance, as usual. I must admit that for the first time, the Benjyelle routine was NOT my favourite of the night. (It was still really really good though!) That honour went to Heidi and Whats-His-Face*. It was AWESOME to see this perky little blonde girl get all African funky. Those arm extension-y things, where she's crouching down, and her arm whips from the front, up over her head, and then over her back? The entire side of her body just snaps back... it's stunning to behold. Plus, her partner played her Bum Drum!!! Who can resist the allure of the BUM DRUM?!?! (Certainly not Nigel Lythgoe, who looked like a living ad for Viagra after the performance)
But yeah, like I said, Benjyelle did real real good tonight. I thought Benji did an admirable job keeping the 'bouncy flair' (my own awkward term) that comes so naturally to him out of the routine. I don't know why I didn't like it as much as usual, but I suspect it has to do with this "Pop-Jazz" business. Recall that the team that did this style last week (Heidi/Whats-His-Face) wasn't too popular either. I'm sure they'll be fine in terms of voting though. I LOVE how the audience goes nuts when Benji is mentioned. And what about that eyeliner!!! He's a good sport, that Benji.
Three more little things:
1) I have decided that Alex Da Silva's name is now to be Rrrrromerrro Da Silva. He looks much more like a Romero than an Alex, plus it's fun to roll the R's.
2) Methinks our boy Benj is developing a wee crush on that lovely lass Donyelle**. I mean, I understand friendliness, but all those sweet lil' pecks are starting to look a bit more than platonic***...
3) If Nigel is the posterboy for Viagra, then Aleksandra is the postergirl for depression. Someone get that girl a Zoloft or something. She looks about ready to off herself.
* Yes, yes, it's Ryan. I'm sure he's a very accomplished dancer, but when that duo gets on stage, I just can't pay attention to anything other than Heidi, you know? She just draws the eye!
** NO idea what is up with the faux-Irish. Faux-rish?
*** To be fair, I said that about pretty much every couple that performed tonight. I blame the low blood sugar. Oh, and the fact that they were all practically making out with each other. Sizzle...