Last night’s pretty amazing kick-off to the All-Stars portion of the season is sadly still going to end up with two eliminated dancers. And after last night’s chyron snafu required Cat Deeley to prove her Emmy-worthiness by rattling off ten phone numbers in what felt like 90 seconds, it’ll be interesting to see how results shake out.
The opening number, set to Broadway’s Smoky Joe’s Caf�, is Fosse out the eyeballs, down to the shiny bowlers, gold pants, and Roxie Hart-style crystal leotards. If this isn’t Tyce Diorio, then it’s someone severely ****ing with him. (BTW, how about that NPH taking direct aim at ol’ Tyce last night. One of us, Neil! You’re one of us!) Cat struts out when sparkly confetti is falling — hot — and lo and behold, that routine was choreographed by one Josh Bergasse. Tyce is not having a great week.
Cat manages to make my day simply by returning to her old “jidges” elocution. Mary Murphy, tonight, has chosen a giant sunburst necklace to match her giant d�colletage. And NPH takes a shot at American Idol‘s awful group numbers by way of saying how awesome the Dance group routines usually are. YUP.