I was also screaming at the TV when he had that 10 zillion bars of Mya dusting the judges desk — “Dude! It boggles the mind that the pro gets angry when they get yelled at for that because Len has *always* hated that stuff. I like that he tries to make his routines very “now” by playing into certain trends in music & theme (Mya’s Hairspray freestyle, his “Hip Hip, Chin Chin” routine for Lacey & Danny on SYTYCD), but in the same token, I feel like it tends to make his dances feel a bit…cliche.
If you’re going to break the rules – the rules that are very clear – don’t get mad when called on it or, in Dmitry’s case, act like you don’t understand what the problem was. Don’t get me wrong, I love his choreography; but when he opted to use “You Can’t Stop the Beat” as Mya’s freestyle after it had been used twice on SYTYCD (with better results, I might add) and just as the Hairspray resurgence was dying down, I couldn’t help but think “been there, done that”.
It is he who reveals to Vice President Maccabee the nature of her special responsibilities.
The 2014 Sochi Olympic Champions join Tanith Belbin White and Ben Agosto on the ice, plus dancers Dmitry Chaplin, Chelsie Hightower, Anna Trebunskaya, and Damian Whitewood for the annual special.
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