Brillanti Goes Prop saw no eliminations, despite very close calls for a few of the competition’s semifinalists.
The judges, comprised of Patrick Odametey, Brenda Lee Grech, Andrea Attila, accompanied by Anna Nowak, Żfin Malta’s Artistic Coordinator, decided to give the bottom runners another chance for the next semifinal following their excellent performances.
The dancers utilised everything from an umbrella (Rafael), to a water drip (Rosario) – all telling stories with their chosen props.
Benjamin flew across the stage with a bottle, whereas Federica showed off her skills with a ballet bar. Julia Vella Rosso, who won this round despite ending at the bottom in the previous rounds, executed her stunt fighting skills with a staff, whereas Mishelle and Juliana tossed pillows, and each other, across the space with acrobatic skill.
Nicole Chetcuti played around with fabric as Elisa Morguello utilised a suitcase. Chloe and Miguel became chess pieces themselves and, last but not least, Cheryl Lofreda caused a bit of controversy between the judges over her choice – a blindfold.
The judges debated over whether the prop qualified as such or a costume, but the judges voted in favour of Cheryl at the end.
Next week, the dancers will be taking on their last challenge before the final semifinal. However, given the lack of eliminations last week, the dancers will have to fight even harder for their place given that the judges will not be pulling any punches this time around.