So You Think You Can Dance: Top 18 Perform Live Thoughts (Page 1/4)
So You Think You Can Dance: Top 18 Perform Live Thoughts (Page 1/4)
Abbey Simmons
Abbey Simmons
Contributing Writer, BuddyTV
The Top 18 have a lot to live up to after last week's stellar premiere of So You Think  You Can Dance. The show got off to a blazing hot start with one amazing performance after another, 8 out of 10 which had Mary Murphy screaming at the top of her lungs. Will the remaining nine couples be able to match the magic of week one? Who will have Mary Murphy screaming this week? (Better question -- who won't have Mary Murphy screaming this week?) Watch along with me while we see who navigates the dangerous disco waters and see who's left standing and stranded after a week of waltzes, jives, and jazz.

Seeing that all the cool kids and the judges of So You Think You Can Dance are doing it, I'll also be tweeting tonight's performance show over at twitter.com/buddytv_SYTYCD. Follow my thoughts live here on BuddyTV and in 140 character bursts! After the show and after you rewind your DVR to re-watch your favorite dances (I know I'm not the only one who does this!) be sure to make your So You Think You Can Dance Fantasy TV picks to reflect tonight's performances. There's a 25 place tie for first place right now, but if you are victorious at the end of this season of So You Think You Can Dance Fantasy TV, you'll have a brand new Flip Mino to record your most SYTYCD worthy dance moves.


Adam Shankman (Shanks) tweeted this afternoon that "tonight's show is going to blow the fans minds!" So excited! Sounds like there are some surprises in store for us tonight!

Tonight's judges will be Lil C, Mary,and Nigel. We will miss the Shanks, but look forward to what the "King of Krump" has to say...Lil C' talks like a mediocre poetry student, which amuses us to no end. Cat Deeley calls out Mary Murphy about the botox comment, and she's already a bit shrieky. But I agree with Cat, the botox comment made me love Mary even more. Nigel says the dancers should show their strengths, not their weakness tonight. Wow Nigel, that's very helpful advice...I'm sure everyone steps on stage saying, I'm going to bring my weakness tonight!

Wow, that is one gigantic ruffle on Miss Deeley. We thought it was just eating her shoulder, but it turns out it's devouring her entire left side. Down with ravenous ruffles!

Randi & Evan
Dance: Jive
Choreographer: Louis Van Amstel
Song: Shake A Tail Feather


The first couple of the night -- hooray -- is Randi and Evan. Apparently Randi is a doting speaker-phone talking to Dog mamma. Evan is a gear head and loves old cars. Whoa, that makes Evan hotter -- how is that possible? A suave Broadway boy who can help me change my oil? Too hot. 

Randi and Evan will be dancing the Jive tonight, choreographed by Louis Van Amstel. I bet these two bouncy cuties kill the jive and I certainly hope they kill the jive! Because, these two are my favorites and seriously, they are adorable.

The two are dancing to "Shake A Tail Feather" - great costumes, energy, and definitely FUN! These guys make whatever they do look so easy, like I might just be able to get up and jive with them -- truly the sign of wonderful dancers. Wow, Evan just did a split jump over Randi's head--guess being short does come in handy!  Wow, Evan is really bringing it tonight, his lines look amazing and his kicks are crisp and staccato. Plus, did we mention, it's fun!!

Wow, another great dance to start off the night, there is no way Mary Murphy is not screaming for that!! Lil C says they started out the box with a bang, and that Evan looks too smooth in the jive. (Huh? This is not a krumping routine my friend.) Oh, so much Fun. How many times can we say this innocuous word tonight? Mary Murphy is surprisingly, not screaming, but we agree on the fact that Randi and Evan look like they're built for the jive. Wowza, Mary is saying the dance wasn't that strong, color me completely shocked! Nigel congratulates Louis Van Amstel and stealing him from DWTS. Nigel says he thought Evan would be better than he was at the jive and then he bounces up and down in a way that makes me very worried for Nigel's knees. He says they're terrific as a couple, but let him down a little tonight. Not me, I loved it. Loved every minute of it.

So the Mary Murphy Scream Count thus far: 0, shockingly

Melissa and Ade
Dance: Jazz
Choreographer: Sonya Tayeh
Song: 24 Hours (remix) by Terry Poison

Melissa and Ade are next -- yay, all my favorites are up first! The secrets they share? Melissa and her sister are married to brothers, and Ade's full name is more complicated to say than Kuponos!

Melissa and Ade will be dancing a jazz piece by Sonya Tayeh. The dance is going to be about a high maintenance woman. It's a song about tough love and Melissa and Ade are finding the physicality of the routine difficult to deal with. There is an easy joke in there about Melissa being the old lady of the competition, but I'm not going to make it...because this routine looks brutal, but beautiful. 

They'll be dancing to 24 Hours by Terry Poison  -- wow Melissa comes out riding Ade, like some sort of sexy soul-sucking succubus. The two are in leggings and wow...who knew neon pink and liquid leggings could look good? This routine is definitely outside of the naughty ballerinas comfort zone, but she looks beautiful, sexy, and powerful. The precision of this piece is amazing. And Ade is a stunning dancer. What a great partnering. There's something dangerous and edgy about this choreography, which I love. Sonya bring such an interesting energy to the stage and Melissa & Ade really did it justice. The ballerina is proving to be a formidable talent, and so is Ade!

Cat says the two look like naughty rock'n'roll imps that are up to no good. Melissa and Ade get Lil C's first "bucccc" of the season. Lil C' tells Ade that he is every body's competition -- and I agree -- man, this guy can dance. Modifying manipulation of movement....Lil C is all about the tongue twisters and alliteration tonight! (Told you, mediocre poetry student!)  Mary says it's time to give Melissa & Ade some tough love, oh of course, that's a Mary Murphy fake out. Enough with the fake-outs So You Think You Can Dance. And there's a wee scream. Mary says the technique was jaw dropping, and she loved the quirky style that Sonya brings. (Me too Mary!) I gotta agree with Mary, these two may be the strongest as far as technique this season. Normal Nigel says Sonya's a bit strange and out there, but he said he was impressed that Melissa and Ade matched each other's strength tonight and that the pair did brilliantly.


Mary Murphy Scream Count: 1
Lil C "Bucc" Alert: 1

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--Abbey Simmons, BuddyTV Staff Writer

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