The performances from the So You Think You Can Dance top eight were mind-blowing. Not only were the routines choreographed by the All-Stars, but they danced in them as well. Sadly, we also had to say goodbye to two more dancers.
The bottom four dancers were Tucker Knox, DuShaunt “Fik-Shun” Stegall, Hayley Erbert and Jenna Johnson. All four danced solo routines before the judges decided to cut Jenna Johnson and Tucker Knox from the competition.
Let’s try and take a look into the future to see the fates of the remaining dancers.
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The Best of the Night
I can sum up my favorite dance of the evening in one word: perfection. Amy Yakima and All-Star Travis Wall’s contemporary routine about lies and deception in relationships sent chills down my spine. It earned a standing ovation from the judges, who all agreed that they witnessed something magical on that stage.
Hayley Erbert and All-Star Dmitry Chaplin’s rumba was amazing. Steamy? Oh yes! Sultry? Indeed! I loved the chemistry between this duo, and the routine was definitely memorable. Nigel Lythgoe praised Hayley for always hitting the mark week after week.
The biggest surprise of the night? Paul Karmiryan and All-Star Comfort Fedoke’s hip-hop routine about graffiti artists. Paul had swag to spare! It was fun, entertaining and had great connection between the dancers. Mary Murphy put Paul on the So You Think You Can Dance hot tamale train, and he deserved it.
Who Is In Danger?
Once again, there were no terrible performances. DuShaunt “Fik-Shun” Stegall and All-Star Allison Holker’s contemporary piece about discrimination was beautiful, and I enjoyed it. The routine was not quite as strong as some of the other dances, which is my only criticism.
Jasmine Harper performed a hip-hop routine with All-Star Stephen “tWitch” Boss. Was it fun? Absolutely. Was it amazing? Although I loved the chemistry between these two dancers, it wasn’t as memorable as most of the other routines. Once again, I may be in the minority, since Nigel told Jasmine that she had stolen his heart from the eliminated dancer Makenzie Dustman.
Aaron Turner and Chelsie Hightower’s jive was fun but lacked fireworks. There were also some awkward technical issues. Although Aaron showcased his charisma, Nigel voiced his surprise that the dance style did not seem to suit Aaron.
Who Should Worry?
This is not easy! If I base my opinion purely on the latest partnered dances, then I think that next week we will be saying goodbye to fan favorite Fik-Shun. He was already in the bottom six dancers. Which girl will be going home? I think that Jasmine’s performance was not as strong as either Hayley or Amy’s performances, so I think it is more likely that she will be going home.
Is your favorite dancer safe? Keep watching to find out!
So You Think You Can Dance airs Tuesdays at 8pm on FOX.
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