2015 has already been a year of classic semifinals. The Black Caps vs South Africa at the Cricket World Cup. The Highlanders vs the Waratahs in the Super 15. The parents vs Art Green in the Bachelor home visits.
But the year is barely halfway through, and promises so much more still to come. Probably the Silver Ferns and All Blacks at their respective World Cups. Maybe the Warriors in the NRL?
But first, Simon vs Chrystal vs Siobhan vs Jay-Jay in Dancing With the Stars.
Going into the week Simon is surely the favourite, with the magic combo of consistently high judges' scores with the kind of public support which could probably get him into Parliament in the next election.
Meanwhile, Chrystal and Siobhan are the two most talented dancers, but their command of the public vote is a concern - both have made undeserved appearances in the bottom two to date.
And then there's Jay-Jay - historically one of the worst dancers in the whole competition, but, like her mate the PM, her blathering "relatable Kiwi" persona has had huge resonance with voters, so far more than compensating for her poor scores.
Regardless of how the judges score it, anyone could be asked to leave in tonight's elimination.
Siobhan Marshall & Charlie Billington
The theme for this week's most prestigious of occasions is 'Props'. Siobhan and Charlie have been assigned a glassless mirror frame, which they incorporate creatively enough by jiving through and around in matching Panic At The Disco costumes to Bruno Mars' emo throwback Runaway Baby. Can you believe it's already been 10 years since emo?
The second catch for this week is that with an hour and a half to fill and only four couples, they're going to have to do a whole other dance to fill the time. The second go round for each couple is a 'freestyle' number, and Siobhan and Charlie's modern, rhumba-infused routine to Sia's colossal Chandelier shows why they deserve to be back for next week's final.
Judges' scores: 23 & 27
Chrystal Chenery & Jonny Williams
It was always going to take a psychotically self-assured dancer to take on Beyonce - step up Chrystal Chenery. Gifted not one but five lady-silhouette mirrors as props she attains Peak Chrystal with an energetic, slightly crazed Single Ladies samba.
In the freestyle round Chrystal and Jonny tackle an ambitious, lift-heavy routine to Sam Smith's I'm Not the Only One, which garners a standing ovation from an almost-crying Candy Lane. No one is surprised - probably least of all Chrystal - when the judges hold up unanimous 10s for the first time all season.
Judges' scores: 27 & 30
Jay-Jay Harvey & Enrique Johns
Well, someone had to get a joke prop, and it looks like Jay-Jay has drawn the short straw - she's been presented with a giant inflatable penis. Ah hang on, sorry, turns out that's actually her husband. Banter! A confusing and probably offensive three-way Viennese waltz ensues, and in the commotion Jay-Jay manages to bag her highest score of the series.
In the freestyle Jay-Jay opts to indulge some kind of dark twisted 'sexy teacher' fantasy. Very grim.
Judges' scores: 24 & 20
Simon Barnett & Vanessa Cole
Simon has arguably been performing with the assistance of a prop all along with his (wildly misnomered) 'dad bod'. This week he's also got a black three-seater faux-leather sofa bed to take into consideration. Revisiting his week one horror dance, the cha-cha, Simon shows how far he's come with a routine to Scissor Sister's I Don't Feel Like Dancing which is so assured he does half of it sitting down.
For his freestyle Simon returns to the Mills & Boon romanticism that served him so well in earlier weeks, with a routine to the Cyndi Lauper classic Time After Time which Stefano claims he "could watch for hours." Just Vine it mate. It looks for all money like Simon will bag the big 3-0, only to be nipped in the bud by the ruthless Holt. Still, the stage is now set for Simon to break the perfect score barrier in the final and waltz off into the sunset with the trophy.
Judges' scores: 26 & 29
1. Chrystal Chenery & Jonny Williams - 57 (27 & 30)
2. Simon Barnett & Vanessa Cole - 55 (26 & 29)
3. Siobhan Marshall & Charlie Billington - 50 (23 & 27)
4. Jay-Jay Harvey & Enrique Johns - 44 (24 & 20)