Last night the top 10 dancers had a lot to handle on So You Think You Can Dance. Not only did everyone have to perform with new partners, but there were group dances from the top five girls and top five guys as well as solos all around. There were highs and lows as the season gets down into single digits tonight!
There was a good amount of multicultural dance tonight as well as a moment to see each dancer showcase his or her signature style, which is always nice. Who do you think are heading home?
To read more of what I thought of the dances and for photos from the performances just read more.
The top five girls: The ladies took on Bollywood last night and put on a pretty impressive show. Considering how different they all come across in their couples dances, the women did a great job keeping in sync and impressing the judges. Have we mentioned how much we love the fact that they incorporated different types of dance from around the world this season? No wonder the judges were all so excited to see this routine.
Kayla and Evan's Ballroom: They did a nice job compensating for her height and his lackthereof, which really didn't end up having an effect on things. The routine was sweet, but Kayla outshone Evan. There was no wow factor between them, though they kept everything together technique-wise.
Janette and Ade's Hip Hop: In my opinion, these two actually worked surprisingly well together. Ade stole the show a bit, but Janette was able to keep up pretty well which is impressive. Nigel complemented them by sporting hair picks of his own . . . while Mary Murphy started up her enthusiasm for the night.
Jeanine and Jason's Contemporary: LOVE seeing Season Two's Travis Wall back as a choreographer for the show for the first time, and he did an amazing job. Jason and Jeanine told a great story with their dance, looking fantastic. It was one of the most emotion-evoking dances I've seen perhaps this season. Gorgeous.
Randi and Kupono's Paso Doble: Randi's brown hair made her almost unrecognizable in this emotionally intense dance. The duo did their best to raise the heat in their red and black, but I wasn't loving the whole thing. It seemed a bit forced and lacking chemistry. Unfortunately, the judges seemed to agree.
Melissa and Brandon's Broadway: The new duo did a number from Hair and had to get up close and personal right off the bat. These two have both been super strong dancers the whole time, so I was looking forward to seeing what they could do together on stage. It was a little humorous watching them play hippies, but ultimately pretty great.
The top five guys: The dudes took on African dance for their group number. Let's just say there were obvious standouts and some slightly weaker links (Evan). It was clearly a very difficult number, and all the men deserve credit for pulling it off and looking great doing it.
The Solos: Highlights for me included Ade, Jeanine, Janette, and Jason.
Favorites: Hands down, I loved Jeanine and Jason's contemporary — so beautiful. Melissa and Brandon's Broadway was trippy and cute. The girls were also all-stars in their Bollywood routine.
In Trouble: I sadly think we might be saying goodbye to Evan and Kayla tomorrow. Otherwise, wouldn't be surprised to see Kupono or Randi go. What do you think?
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