#1: “Sail” (Zack/Fik-shun hip-hop)

Everything about this is awesome. With the contemporary/jazz overload that’s been happening lately, I was scared that Zack wouldn’t have another hip-hop outside of the lyrical one earlier this season, but the dance gods must have heard me because they have him Fik-shun and Phillip Chbeeb. 

Even though I could go the rest of my life without hearing Sail ever again and be okay with it, I really liked the song choice with the routine. Phillip has always had insane musicality, and seeing that reflected in the choreography gave me so much life. There’s so many little things that make it perfect, like when Zack does the neck isolations when Fik-shun is behind him, and the part where they do the wave on the floor with their bodies. I also really love that part where they hold their arms out and wiggle their legs in sync. Maybe it’s their facial expressions, lol. 

I even thought the concept was cool. When we get male/male hip-hop, it’s usually over the top with the testosterone, but I liked that there was partnering and interaction with each other to make the shapes, like that bit at the beginning and when they were on the floor at the end with their hands joined. 

I’m also just really glad I finally saw Zack in a hip-hop like this. I’ve been hearing that he’s great at hip-hop and never got to see it, so I’m happy he got to prove it and convince me. I think he just looked odd next to Fik-shun at times just because he’s Fik-shun and Zack is taller and has gangly limbs, but he actually matched him move for move. It’s a bit like Blurred Lines last season where Jasmine looked odder than Marko doing some of the moves because of their limb and height difference, but she was dancing it just as perfectly as he was. 

I’ll shut up. In short, this routine is awesome and Zack, let me love you and VOTING PARTY TONIGHT ARE YOU GUYS READY