This SYTYCD Top 14 dance, choreographed by Travis Wall and performed by Jessica Richens and Casey Askew, is so lovely and sweet, but every time I watch it, I’m utterly puzzled by the last few seconds. I feel like something must’ve gone wrong there. Surely it’s not supposed to look so much like he’s suddenly trying to look up her dress? As always, sorry about the screaming. There was one season (5?) where the producers made the wonderful decision either to make the crowd shut up or to screen out the screams for the television viewing audience, and it was SO nice, but apparently someone has since decided that screeches add to our experience. Blech.
(BTW, if you want more Travis Wall, here’s his routine choreographed for the top 7 guys.)
It can be a bit painful to watch a SYTYCD dance if you’re familiar with the music, attached to it, and find it uncomfortable to hear it chopped up and reassembled. The song in this number, “Like Real People Do” by Hozier, has the sweetest, strangest lyrics:
I had a thought, dear
About that night
The bugs and the dirt
Why were you digging?
What did you bury
Before those hands pulled me
From the earth?
I will not ask you where you came from
I will not ask you and neither should you
Honey just put your sweet lips on my lips
We should just kiss like real people do
Here it is in its entirety, if you’d like to listen.
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