BWW Recap: SYTYCD Eliminates Four, Announces All-Stars! Full Results & Pictures!
I was all kinds of conflicted coming into tonight's "So You Think You Can Dance." At the end of the episode, we were going to have to lose four dancers to get to the Top-10. Now, I am all for getting straight to the Top-10 dancers partnering with the All-Stars, but the prospect of dropping four was a little scary. At this point in the season, there were still a number of really talented individuals that haven't seemed to catch on yet, and I was afraid that with four cuts that someone really I really liked was going to go home tonight, without ever getting a chance to show his or her stuff. Unfortunately, I was right. So much of this show comes down to what genres and choreographers you get when, and two of the dancers eliminated tonight I think have gotten tough draws during the live shows.
For the first time since this season's live episodes began, we got a guest judge other than Misty Copeland, as Tony-nominee and Emmy-winner Christina Applegate made her return. Though Misty was one of the most technically proficient judges the show has ever had, she seemed to ruffle the feathers of some fans that thought she was a bit too tough, especially on the girls. So, it was nice that the always passionate and lively Christina was there to bring some warm and fuzzy back to the third chair.
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Choreographer: Stacey Tookey
Song: "Last Moment" by Christophe Filippiy
Three-Word Review: Gorgeous Greek Gods
Safe in order of announcement
In danger and dancing solos at the end of the night
Bridget Whitman and Emilio Dosal
Choreographer: Ray Leeper
Song: "Long Road to Hell" by Avicii
Three-Word Review: Luke-warm as Hell
I really wanted to get into this routine. The costumes were cool, and the opening section was exciting, but it seemed like as the number progressed, Bridget and Emilio lost the edge that it would seem emissaries of the Devil should have. They lost sync a couple of times, and Bridget didn't seem to be committing to the quick movements as much as her partner. There also seemed to be much more walking and posing than actual dancing. After a really cool group number this was a let down from a duo that I have generally liked.
Tanisha Belnap and Rudy Abreu
Choreographer: Mandy Moore
Song: "Seduces Me" by Celine Dion
Three-Word Review: Hotter than Hell
For much of the season, this couple has gotten by on Tanisha's skill and Rudy's personality, however this week showed that they both have an incredible all around dance-game. In addition to the cool tricks that Mandy threw in, Rudy showed some major strength with an extended overhead lift and Tanisha seemed to almost float across the stage. While Rudy might be heating things up off-stage with Jacque, when he and Tanisha are on-stage there isn't a sexier couple on the show, I'm sorry that this is the last time we will see them together.
Solo Performance: Serge Onik
Three-Word Review: Fast, but Off-Balance?
Jacque LeWarne and Zack Everhart
Choreographer: Jean-Marc Généreux
Song: "Dragula" by Rob Zombie
Three-Word Review: Semi Toothless Paso