FOX, let's talk. Just you and me. When you have only about fifteen minutes worth of actual content in your show, why do you feel the need to produce a one-hour episode. A half hour is more than plenty to give America a tight, enjoyable results show. But, no. We have to fill time and the hour has drag at a snail's pace. It's becoming unacceptable. Here are the necessary parts of the results show: opening group routine (3 minutes, maybe), opening remarks from judges (5 minutes), solo routines (10 minutes), musical guest (5 minutes), and final results (2 minutes). That's twenty five minutes of good television. Anyway, tonight's episode of So You Think You Can Dance
gave us one of the big shocks of the season and a couple of heart-wrenching departures.
The show kicked off with an awesome Matrix-inspired quasi-hip/hop routine from Shane Sparks. Believe, it might sound dumb, but it worked. From there, the judges (with guest judge Adam Shankman) gave some opening remarks. Nothing special there. After the break, we came back and got to see solo routines from each dancer. By this point, we kind of know what to expect from each of these people when performing in their own genre, but there were a few highlights:
Sabra totally ripped it up, maybe supplanting Lacey as the favorite to win it all with her performances throughout the week. Dominic used a chair as a prop, and not in the way you would expect. Pasha did a bull-fighter routine that was sweet, dancing it shirtless and using a big red cape. Other than that, it was the norm.
Then, finally, came the results. The bottom two for the ladies were Sara von Gilern and Lauren Gottleib. This was not all that surprising, but t he final result was: Sara was eliminated. I know most people expected Lauren to be sent home, including me. Sara certainly didn't deserve her elimination, but what America wants, America gets.
Then, the guys. Neil Haskell
and Dominic Sandoval
were in the bottom two. And, unfortunately, Dominic got the boot. Dominic has the distinct honor of being the best B-Boy So You Think You Can Dance
has ever seen. There's no shame in him only making it to the top 8. In fact, it's quite an accomplishment.
So, that's that. It's amazing that so little action could stretch out over an entire hour, isn't it?
-Oscar Dahl, BuddyTV Senior Writer
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