I'm all about the dancers with great technique vs. gimmicks. Arcadian is my "one to watch." Love those ballet boys! I wasn't impressed with black lipstick goth girl. Without that gimmick, she was good, with nice flexibility and extension, but she wasn't not great.
I didn't understand why the judges were so gung-ho about that tapper. She had nice sound quality, but her choreography wasn't terribly advanced. We've definitely seen better tappers this season. Two of them, IIRC. I predict that, if we get two tappers into the top 20, she won't be one of them.
Do we know if there will be a top 10 or a top 20 this season?
Yeah, IIRC, she said something about ballet. I thought Nigel asked her about ballet and she said she loved tap more. I hope she is better in another discipline, because she just didn't stand out with tap. She was good, but just being good isn't enough on this show. They've already put through two really excellent tappers to the Academy, so she needs to stand out somehow and tap probably isn't where it'll happen. Now it's not just about getting good sound and striking well, it's about being innovative.