Fireworks on 'Live to Dance'
January 27th, 2011
01:58 PM ET

Fireworks on 'Live to Dance'

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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  1. Linda Bryan

    The best overall "hands down" is TWITCH. They are an amazing dance group from Miami, Their.choriography is incredible. The stage presence and unique costumes keeps me glued to my TV. They always bring something different each week. I loved the background Paula created for them. They are my pick.

    February 2, 2011 at 6:58 am | Report abuse |
  2. Edward Jonas

    You can get all the latest info on Dance Town Chaos by following them on twitter at @DanceTownChaos

    January 31, 2011 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Jazmyne

    YES! Kendall was amazing!!! I loved her! I swear I had to see her routine twice to grasp the whole thing through my mind. She hit every move perfectly. The tap dancers need to go. With jalen, he's cute and all but paula just doesn't want to see him go home but he definetly needs to go! That's what is wrong with this show and its "all ages" clause. It makes paula look horrible to have to send him home. I swear if kendall is not on that stage next week I am going to scream and I'm neva watching the show again.

    January 30, 2011 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
  4. sabrheya

    yes i voted for kendall she did great i just think tap dancer should have their own show the never ever win anything ever but apollo na they need there own show but as foe paula this her show and this is were jlo needs to be instead of idol she puts anyon through were is simon when you need him

    January 28, 2011 at 3:58 am | Report abuse |

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