It was another amazing round of So You Think You Can Dance
performances. Sadly, we also had to bid farewell to Tanisha Belnap and Rudy Abreu. This couple, who were paired together this season, were both pretty emotional as they were sent home. Thankfully, I had my tissues handy. Suffice it to say that goodbyes will only get harder, dance fans, as we move toward the season 11 finale.
So who shined this week, and who is in danger of seeing their So You Think You Can Dance
dreams end? Let's try and determine who may be going home based on this week's dances.
The Best of the Night
Jessica Richens, paired with All-Star William Wingfield, performed an emotional, contemporary routine choreographed by Mandy Moore. It was beautiful and featured a great connection between the two dancers. It was easily one of the best of the night, and showed that Jessica may have recaptured the spark that the judges saw earlier in the season.
Jacque LeWarne has swag! I loved the Dave Scott hip-hop routine where she shared the stage with tWitch. First off, she held her own alongside tWitch, which is no easy feat. She got low and matched tWitch, and her ballet training was nowhere in sight. It was a pleasant surprise.
Ricky Ubeda danced a contemporary routine with All-Star Jaimie Goodwin. The Travis Wall piece, which was about having someone to lean on during difficult times, showcased gorgeous extensions and Ricky's usual stellar technique. Judge Mary Murphy made it a point to tell Ricky that So You Think You Can Dance
hasn't featured a dancer on par with him for quite a while. I guess we know who the judges feel is the frontrunner to win the title.
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Who Is In Danger?
Zack Everhart, Jr. danced a Broadway routine with Makenzie Dustman that fell a little short for me. Although Zack had great facial expressions and the judges complimented his showmanship, I felt that the piece lacked a connection between the dancers. I know that Broadway is one of the most difficult styles, but on a night when other dances were flat-out fantastic, I wonder if this routine did enough to inspire fans to vote.
Valerie Rockey and All-Star Ryan DiLello danced a Jean-Marc Genereux samba that also left me disappointed. Valerie's performance this week was much better, but I still felt that she seemed hesitant during certain sections of the routine. Was this performance enough to keep her safe? I don't think so.
I wasn't a fan of the hip-hop routine from Casey Askew and Comfort Fedoke. Comfort portrayed a spider and Casey was her prey. Casey disappeared beside Comfort, and I don't think that Casey demonstrated enough swag. The piece felt awkward to me, and I definitely think that Casey could be facing elimination based on this performance.
Tune in next time to see if your favorite dancer advances in the So You Think You Can Dance competition.
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