#6: “If It Kills Me” (Jeanine/Jason contemporary), Top 10
I’ve always thought that this was one of those “SYTYCD moments” that someone who had been a fan of the show from the beginning (or at least season 2) would really appreciate. It’s normal for former contestants to come back and choreograph now, but Travis coming back and busting this out was really cool to see. (You know, except for the fact that Anya and Pasha had already choreographed something, and so did Benji, but ONLY CONTEMPORARY COUNTS DUH.)
Anyway, this was Jeanine’s “Forever moment”. As in, her epic top ten moment that really solidified her place in the competition, I’d say. Not that her run with Phillip was bad, but they tried really hard to bus them the week before with Russian folk and I don’t think anyone really saw Jeanine coming until this routine. I don’t think the judges or producers did, either. Season 5 is one of the only seasons where the audience seemed to completely ignore the pimping and just picked who they wanted to win. Maybe TPTB were busy planning season 6 or something. Also back in the day when someone could win after only doing their style once. Good times.
It was also pretty scandalous (for the US). Childhood friends deciding whether or not to take their relationship to the next level, huh. Well, they ripped each other’s clothes off and made out at the end, so I guess they figured it out, lol. Okay but seriously, I think the choreography is gorgeous, and Jeanine and Jason probably could have been epic if they’d started the competition together.