The Motion of Benji's Ocean!
Hola! Oh man oh man, what a CRAZY number that was last night. It took this long to get my heart-rate down to a reasonable tempo so that I could write this without threat of cardiac arrest.
First: You Can't Stop The Beat!!!! I just about died when I learned that the routine was set to this song. I actually performed this number (very very poorly, in comparison to the stunning Benjyelle) in full 60's regalia. It was as if Benji pointed at me, winked a little, did his kissy-smirk-mouth thing, and said "This one's for you, G! Keep on sparklin'." Sigh.
Also, never never never did I think that a man in a TUCKED IN TIE could look hot, but there he goes, breaking records and shattering preconceptions again. But that is hardly unexpected... those two shook their fanny muscles, yo! I LOVED it, so much cheese, but so very good! I'd like to think that this is how Benji dances when he's alone in his room (in his boxer briefs, of course) after eating too much candy. Wheeeee!
I was, of course, not surprised by Nigel's comment. Even Cat Deely knows to prepare her eardrums for the onslaught of Benjyelle fandom whenever she introduces the duo. I was, however, perplexed by Nigel's hair. Did he cut it, flatten it, or dye it? All 3? Who knows!
My predictions for bottom 3 tonight? Ashlee/Dimitri (brother looked STIFF!), Heidi/Ryan (damn you, whatshisface!), and Natalie/Musa (or maybe I just really hate that Promiscuous song). Ivan & Allison looked really spankin' hot, I must admit. And it was nice to see Martha all dolled up... very Lady Day of her, I thought.
Hey, and how great was Brian Feldman's quickly back-pedalled comment about Dan Karaty's choreography? I see a pretty-boy choreographer Dance-Off in the future. Maybe David Bowie will help judge.
And finally.... Taylor Hicks, WTF?!?!! Singing Ford jingles??? Is THAT where winning American Idol will get you in life?
Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go buy a poodle skirt and practice those Charleston-butteryfly-jiggly knee things that were happening all over the stage last night. And then work on my Funky Chicken, Gobbling Turkey, and Toyota Jump. No you can't! / Yes you can!! / No you can't! / Yes you can!!! / YES WE CAN!!!!!