Swinging from the Chandeliers: "DWTS" Week 2 Results
Let's not pretend like we were watching last night's results show for any reason other than to see Allison Holker and Maddie Ziegler perform "Chandelier." (Spoiler: It was amazing.) But since a little delayed gratification never hurt anybody, can we focus for one second on Julianne Hough's scandalous costume and super-sexy dance with the male pros?
I always like it when judges get up and dance (remember that time on "SYTYCD" when Nigel got up onstage and tapped with the kids from Debbie Allen Dance Academy?). It reminds us why they're sitting behind the table in the first place.
Then, we got a very dramatic trio to a very charming song: Nico and Vinz performed "Am I Wrong" while three of the pros danced. Now that "DWTS" is experimenting with contemporary dance, I wonder if we'll see the same growth in the pros as we do with contemporary dancers on "SYTYCD" who are asked to perform ballroom routines.
Okay, so about Maddie and Allison...
AMAZING! Their energy was totally explosive, and Maddie looked more polished and mature than I've ever seen her (maybe being around Allison will do that to you). Congrats, ladies, on an excellent performance.
Sadly, we said goodbye to Tavis Smiley and Sharna Burgess. But you guys, next week is movie themed! I can only hope that we'll see a lot of John Travolta references.
(From left) Darriel Johnakin, Diego Pasillas, and Emma Sutherland (all photos by Erin Baiano)
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Isabella Boylston in "The Bright Stream" (Rosalie O'Connor, courtesy American Ballet Theatre)
Beloved by ballet fans for her lucid technique and onstage effervescence, by her Instagram followers for the deftly curated photos and videos she shares of her glamorous life, and by fangirl Jennifer Garner for all of the above, American Ballet Theatre principal Isabella Boylston is one of the rare ballet stars who's achieved mainstream fame. A native of Sun Valley, ID, Boylston trained at the Academy of Colorado Ballet and the Harid Conservatory before joining the ABT Studio Company in 2005. She entered the main company as an apprentice in 2006, and attained principal status in 2014. In addition to her successes with ABT, where she dances nearly every major ballerina role, Boylston has served as artistic director of the annual Ballet Sun Valley Festival, which brings high-level performances and classes to her hometown. And speaking of famous Jennifers: Boylston recently appeared as Jennifer Lawrence's dance double in the film Red Sparrow. Catch her onstage with ABT as Manon, Odette/Odile, and Princess Aurora during the company's Metropolitan Opera House season this summer in NYC. —Margaret Fuhrer