'So You Think You Can Dance' Predictions: Which Top 18 Dancers Are Safe?
'So You Think You Can Dance' Predictions: Which Top 18 Dancers Are Safe?
Kim Stempel
Kim Stempel
Contributing Writer, BuddyTV
It was a night of some amazing performances on So You Think You Can Dance, and some others that just didn't measure up. The first two eliminated contestants, Malene Ostergaard and Nick Garcia, were sent home by the judges. I must admit that I was a bit surprised that Malene was eliminated. I thought that she was one of the strongest ballroom dancers.  

We also found out that after the Top 10 are chosen, it is completely up to viewer votes as to who gets sent home. So who is safe after this week's performances? Let's take a stab at figuring out who is in danger of having their So You Think You Can Dance dream come to an end.

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The Best of the Night

My favorite performance of the night was a Sean Cheesman African Jazz piece performed by Jacque LeWarne and Zack Everhart, Jr. I was hypnotized by this athletic, primal and animalistic dance. I was surprised to see how this ballerina and tapper nearly stole the show! The judges were also impressed, and they boarded the hot tamale train, courtesy of judge Mary Murphy.

Carly Blaney and Serge Onik also turned in a stellar performance in their contemporary routine choreographed by Sonya Tayeh. This number, about an unbreakable love, showcased the dancer's technique and their emotional connection.

Jourdan Epstein and Marcquet Hill danced a jazz routine by Sean Cheesman. This performance was sexy, strong and fantastic. Jourdan really shined in this dance as an interrogator trying to get some information out of her agent.

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Who is in Danger?

Brooklyn Fullmer and Casey Askew performed an Argentine Tango choreographed by Miriam and Leonardo. Although it was sexy and steamy, it just seemed as though there was a lack of connection between Brooklyn and Casey. I think this could cause them to amass fewer votes.

Two other performances may have been sunk by the choreography, and judge Nigel Lythgoe wasn't shy about calling out the choreographers. Benji Schwimmer's West Coast Swing routine, danced by an uncomfortable Nick Garcia and Jessica Richens, was probably a case of asking too much of the dancers. Jessica also injured her shoulder during rehearsal, which seemed to lead to some choppy transitions. Since Nick has been sent home, Jessica could be in peril.

Malene Ostergaard and Stanley Glover's Broadway routine was just plain difficult to watch. Spencer Liff choreographed a routine that had the dancers using prop telephones and cords for the entire dance. After a while, it became tedious, and there was no connection between the two dancers. I think this performance sealed Malene's fate. With his partner gone, I think that Stanley is also in danger of being sent home. 

Do you think that your favorite dancer is safe? Who do you think will be cut from the competition next? Tune in next time to find out!

So You Think You Can Dance
airs Wednesdays at 8pm on FOX.

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