It’s Their Last Chance


Tomorrow night SYTYCD’s final four contestants will dance for America’s vote one last time.  Last week, they gave it their all with a solo and two duets.  For the most part, all of the dancers aced their solos and at least one of their duets.  Honestly, even the two eliminated dancers, Cole and Whitney, worked their talent in their routines.  Overall, I think that Eliana, Cyrus, and Chehon stood out the most for me.

Tiffany is a beautiful dancer and she is so likeable, but I still think that Eliana has the edge for the girls.  She has consistently been an excellent performer throughout the whole competition and there are hardly any routines that she hasn’t been able to master.  Yes, her hip-hop last week wasn’t to die for, but, if you’re given a weak routine, you can’t show your full potential.  I think that her Mia Michaels piece with Cole definitely redeemed whatever points she may have lost with her hip-hop.

As for the boys, I still don’t know how America is going to vote.  If they go strictly off of character, then Cyrus wins it for the boys.  He is absolutely adorable with such a positive spirit and a passion for dance like no other.  Cyrus hasn’t put out the strongest performances, but the fact that he has never experienced being in the bottom says a lot.  Plus, there is no denying how amazing he was in his hip-hop number with Comfort.  However, fans might want to go the traditional route and vote for a great technical dancer, giving Chehon the win.  Sure, latin ballroom is not his forte, but his Tyce Diorio routine with Kathryn speaks wonders about this boy’s talent and potential.  Not everybody can make an entire audience and panel of judges cry like he did.  I would like to say that Chehon will win, but I just don’t know because of how strong Cyrus’ fan base has been throughout the season.

Either way, I have definitely enjoyed the performances that season 9 has cranked out.  I honestly cannot wait to see who wins it for the girls and the guys.


About Tatiana Figueroa Ramirez

Born in Puerto Rico and raised in the mainland United States, I graduated with a B.A. in English Literature from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) and am a 2016 VONA Voices Alumna. I currently perform spoken-word in the greater Washington D.C. area and have previously performed in Philadelphia, Miami, and the Dominican Republic. Most recently, I have been published in Public Pool, Spillwords, and The Acentos Review, and Here Comes Everyone: East & West Issue.

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