July 05, 2010 10:54 PM by alison.bills
This week, on Dance Your Ass Off, the contestants took on hip-hop, a challenge that required rhythm and attitude. They also pushed their weight-loss with a grueling climb to the top of a Los Angeles building.
Corey pushes his new love, Kiki, in the gym. Then, the contestants head to downtown LA to fun some serious stairs. They run to the roof of a building, which is about 13 flights up. Erica throws up when they get to the roof.
Mel B appears on the roof (she took the elevator) and tells the contestants that this week is hip-hop week. The contestants will be battling each other. Mel B pulls names out of a hat, and then that contestant has to choose who they will battle against on stage. Katie, who has immunity, will not be battling anyone, but will perform.
The breakdowns begin at rehearsals. Michael struggles, claiming heâ€™s â€œ100 percent white boy,â€ which hurts his skills. Kiki is frustrated because Briana has been stepping before. Latoya, whose technique has been keeping her in the game, is frustrated with her weight-loss. Erica has a breakdown in the workout room because she’s worried about her weightloss.
Stephanie and Briana get into it in the kitchen over fruit shakes. Itâ€™s clear that the stress is getting to everyone.
The contestants walk into the house to see Little C, a well-known hip-hop dancer and choreographer, in their living room. He gives them some advice on hip-hop and then they found out that heâ€™ll be the guest judge for this competition.
At the competition, Adamme and Michael get things started. Adamme, or as Michael calls him â€œThe Golden Child,â€ has a fierce Mohawk and even fiercer dance steps. Michael also brings attitude (and eye shadow). The judges are a little disappointed in the performance, especially with Adamme. Lisa Ann gives Michael the higher score, but the other judges give Adamme higher scores, so Adamme gets to head to the winnersâ€™ bench, while Michael is up for elimination.
Corey and Stephanie are up next with their crank style. Stephanie has great energy, but Corey has great stage presence. The judges are happy with Stephanie because she was so animated, and they also praise Coreyâ€™s ability. Stephanieâ€™s scores are higher than Coreyâ€™s so Corey is up for elimination.
Briana and Kiki are up next. Brianaâ€™s experience is pretty obvious with this dance. She has natural rhythm. Kiki tries to bring it in her solo, but it just doesnâ€™t compare to Brianaâ€™s attitude. The judges like them both, but praise Briana for her talent and commitment to the dance. Lisa Ann asks Kiki to do something different from what theyâ€™ve seen in weeks before. Kikiâ€™s scores are lower than Briana, so sheâ€™s headed to the elimination bench.
Katieâ€™s solo dance is next. Itâ€™s probably a good thing that sheâ€™s got immunity because she doesnâ€™t seem to really have the rhythm for hip-hop. The judges praise her for her effort, but say that her energy dropped about halfway through.
Erica and Latoya, the strongest dancers in the competition are up next. Their routine is strong and they are both great dancers. Lisa Ann says itâ€™s the sharpest routine sheâ€™s seen in two seasons. Latoya gets a 10 from Lisa Ann! Ericaâ€™s overall score is lower, so she heads to the elimination bench.
Now itâ€™s time for the weigh-in. The winnerâ€™s go first, and Stephanie reminds us again that sheâ€™s on her cycle (as if sheâ€™s the only woman on the show who has to deal with that). She lost only 1.4 pounds, which is not enough to beat Latoya. She realizes that if she hadnâ€™t made the winnersâ€™ bench, she would probably be going home. Adamme gets the win, and feels great because he was so disappointed with himself last week!
Itâ€™s the losersâ€™ turn next, and one of them will be going home. Itâ€™s between Kiki, Corey and Michael. Michael lost five pounds, which is enough to keep him safe. That means one of the lovebirds, either Corey or Kiki, will be going home. Corey gets really emotional, which is hard to watch. He loses enough to beat Kiki’s score, and so Kiki is sent home. They share a sweet hug, and then it’s time for Kiki to say good bye with one last booty bounce, and a pitch for a spin-off!
Want more?Â Follow our tweets onÂ Twitter and “like” us on Facebook! For other greatÂ Dance Your Ass Off news, please feel free to check outÂ SirLinksALot: Reality Television and then come and discuss the show on ourÂ reality TV message boards.