January 27th, 2011
01:58 PM ET
It wasn't too long into Wednesday night's last semifinal round on "Live to Dance" before it was apparent which act would get the judges' vote to move forward.
The all-male troupe of Dance Town Chaos blew the roof off the place, aided by war paint and shiny gold flags and capes (same color as the stars they received from all three judges).
But before that happened it was announced that, despite the power of Bieber, the teen star's back-up dancer Jalen wouldn't be heading to the finals. Twitch, one of my favorites, won the audience vote.
It's a lot more of a toss-up this week than usual as to which act might join the others next week, since this was probably the strongest week overall.
Having said that, I don't think we'll see Roosevelt Anderson in the finals. His "floating" routine was quite unique (um, he used wires, right?), but after 30 seconds of it, there wasn't much more to it. I'm surprised he even got one gold star, and surprisingly he got one from Travis (and one from that old softie Paula, naturally).
Jill and Jacob brought us a NappyTabs-ish routine with lots of tricks thrown in that didn't really belong... not that I cared. Still, I think that will probably keep them out of the finals.
I'm just gonna go ahead and say it: Tap Sounds Underground were better than any reality show tap act I've ever seen. Even so, it is tap-dancing after all, so it will be tough for them to get votes (though the studio audience went wild for them).
I was really pulling for Shore Thing this week, but this routine wasn't as good as their audition. It was well danced and very cute, but that's about it.
That leaves Kendall Glover, who performed to "Firework" by Katy Perry, which may be the best combination of performer and song this show has seen (and boy, there have been some bad ones). Just the speed at which she was able to pull off those moves! Flawless. (And Travis inexplicably gave her a red star, which may actually help her get votes.) I get what Kimberly said about her lines being more artistic, but that's the sort of note you might give a much older dancer. So you know who I'm pulling for to be the last finalist...
What do you think of the judges' picks, and which act gets your vote? Do you think that Travis is in a repeating-himself contest with Mary Murphy? Share your thoughts on iReport or comment below.
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