Emmys 2013, Best Choreography Nominee: Derek Hough and Allison Holker

Posted: Jul 26, 2013

This video contains the dances that Derek Hough and Allison Holker have been nominated for for Best Choreography at the 2013 Emmys. The dances are shown in the order that I personally like them, from least to most. Stars (Contemporary): There is no doubt that the girl featured in this routine, Brilynn Rakes, is a wonderful dancer and that the choreography is very beautiful. I didn't think that Allison Holker had any part in choreographing this number and I'm wondering if it was included in her joint nomination with Derek Hough as just a way to nominate Derek for an additional routine besides the three for his individual nomination. Very pretty dance. Heart Cry (Contemporary): I absolutely love this dance. I have gone back and watched it many times since it was originally performed on Dancing with the Stars. Each dancer featured is phenomenal and they each bring such beauty to the piece. I didn't think I would enjoy the parts of the dance that were done in slow-motion, but I didn't mind them at all. Really impressed by this choreography by Allison and Derek. Overall: I always think it's a disadvantage when a nominee isn't nominated for three routines. Being nominated for only one or two dances limits what voters see and that to me will always be a disadvantage, no matter how good the nominated pieces are. Do I think that a choreography can still win with one or two nominated pieces? Absolutely. Do I think Allison and Derek will? No. These are strong numbers but not strong enough in a year that has some really fantastic choreographers and dances being featured. Thank you for watching, and comments are always welcome. *I would like to give credit to TheVocalVault for the use of their video. *All clips used for this video are the property of and copyrighted by ABC, their parent company Disney, and all other affiliates, as well as all songs being the property of and copyrighted by the original artists, their producers, and their record labels.