The performances from the So You Think You Can Dance top 14 were spectacular. Parting was sweet sorrow once again as we had to say goodbye to two more dancers. The bottom six dancers were Jasmine Harper, Alan Bersten, Alexis Juliano, Curtis Holland, Makenzie Dustman and Nico Greetham. The judges decided to save Makenzie Dustman, and asked only Alexis Juliano and Jasmine Harper to perform their solos. In the end, the judges cut an injured Curtis Holland and Alexis Juliano from the competition.
Let’s try and predict the future of our favorite dancers based on their performances.
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The Best of the Night
Several couples set the dance floor on fire with their performances. Hayley Erbert danced an Argentine tango choreographed by Miriam and Leonardo. Since Curtis Holland could not dance due to his injured shoulder, Leonardo partnered Hayley. Hayley was amazing, and earned a standing ovation from Mary Murphy. It was one of the best performances of the night.
Amy Yakima and DuShaunt “Fik-Shun” Stegall killed it again this week. Their Christopher Scott Hip-Hop routine was flirty and fun. Nigel Lythgoe told this duo that they would be joining the list of the greatest So You Think You Can Dance couples. High praise, and well-deserved.
Makenzie Dustman and Paul Karmiryan danced a jazz routine choreographed by the incredible Sonya Tayeh. It was dark, athletic and simply superb. Nigel wondered why Makenzie was in the bottom six dancers again. I don’t know why the viewers aren’t connecting with her, but based on performances like this one, she should not be in the bottom six grouping of dancers.
Who Is In Danger?
For one reason or another, these couples didn’t rise to the occasion. Jenna Johnson and Tucker Knox performed a Luther Brown Hip-Hop routine that sorely lacked swag. Nigel Lythgoe commented that the routine was not memorable, and I have to agree.
Jasmine Harper and Aaron Turner performed a contemporary piece choreographed by Justin Giles. This couple did a good job of performing with a difficult prop (an apple), and managed it well. There seemed to be a lack of connection in this performance that stopped it from being truly great.
The salsa performed by Malece Miller and Alan Bersten started off nicely, but then the couple’s energy level seemed to decline. The routine did have quite a few lifts, but Malece was out of breath by the end of the number.
There were no horrible performances, but some that just seemed lacking in technique or connection. I think that any of these dancers could be in danger of being in the bottom six and facing elimination.
I have a feeling that we will be bidding farewell to Malece Miller and Alan Bersten.
Is your favorite dancer safe or in jeopardy? Keep watching and find out!
So You Think You Can Dance airs Tuesdays at 8pm on FOX.
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