On this week's elimination episode of So You Think You Can Dance the bottom six was made up mostly of dancers that Nigel and the rest of the judges believe to be individually very talented. In that way, this week's solo dances seemed even more important.
Oh! And in addition to more dancing we got a sneak peek at season six, which is auditioning right now and will air in the Fall. A brother of one of this season's dancers makes it through auditions! To find out whose brother is also a dancer and who's going home, read more.
We're only a couple weeks in and it already feels like the competition is getting really tough! Like I said before, this is a strong group, maybe one of the best SYTYCD has ever had. Mostly I think the couples who were spared from the bottom three were blessed with outstanding choreography and then executed it well. Nigel pointed out that America may not have appreciated some of the choreography.
The three couples with the least votes, who then had to dance solos, were: Caitlin and Jason, Ashley and Kupono, and Kayla and Max. After some fun solo dancing the judges left the stage to deliberate and then delivered the following results:
Girls: Nigel said that they weren't unanimous on either of the decisions. They felt Caitlin had great quality of movement and control and is safe. The judges said Kayla's solo was crowded but she's safe. Finally, while they thought Ashley looked gorgeous, her performance lacked substance and she was sent home. Sad! She was one of my favorites.
Guys: Nigel said Jason's solo was exceptionally strong and he is safe. The judges thought Kupono's solo was also crowded but they saved him. They know Max is a hard worker but he's restricted by his ballroom style and he was sent home.
Just a few more thoughts:
- I really liked Cat's white tuxedo suit. So chic. Even Nigel commented that she looked elegant as well.
- Haha. I love Lil' C's dictionary of dance with the audience reaction. The roundup of his feedback from the night before was really entertaining.
- Aw!! Cat cried when Evan's brother auditioned!
So what did you think of the results?
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