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"So You Think You Can Dance": The Top 12 Compete

"So You Think You Can Dance": The Top 12 Compete

It's a big week on "So You Think You Can Dance," with tonight's elimination determining which 10 dancers will get to go on tour. Unfortunately, I didn't think some of the dancers who have been the strongest thus far performed their best last night, and I'm wondering what that will mean for tonight's elimination. Will someone totally surprising be headed home? Or will the dancers with the biggest fan bases pull through regardless of how they did?

This was also a week with some truly bizarre choreography, and I think that will go a long way toward determining who stays in. I loved Neil and Lauren's Mia Michaels-choreographed contemporary routine — though I kept thinking I was watching a Sprite commercial with those green and yellow gloves — but I'm sure a lot of people didn't know what to make of it. On the other hand, Sara and Pasha's jazz number (above) just felt like a lot of shimmying and suspender-pulling to me, but I'm sure other people loved it.

Surprisingly, Danny and Anya were among my favorites for the night; they actually communicated with the audience, for once, and Danny seemed to loosen up on stage. I don't know if it was being given a Fred Astaire-type role to play or getting that talk about his arrogance last week, but Danny finally seemed to be trying to be a favorite dancer, not just a great one. And, equally surprisingly, Lacey and Kameron were among my least favorites; I'm not a fan of any routine that involves one partner sitting in the corner for a while while the other shows off, and the parts when they danced together weren't very strong. To see who I think could be in the bottom three, and to see a gallery of photos from the performances, read more

It's a tough week to guess the bottom three because so much has to do with personal taste. I think Lacey and Kameron, Hok and Jaimie, and Sara and Pasha could be in trouble tonight, but if it turned out to be the other three couples entirely, I wouldn't be at all surprised. What do you think?







Photos courtesy of Fox


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