It is finally time to reveal the Top 10 of So You Think You Can Dance season 14. Each All-Star has just two members left on their team, and in the previous round each All-Star performed separate duets with their team members.
Now it is time for each All-Star to choose who their partner will be. Did your favorite dancer earn a spot in the live shows?
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We kick off with a group routine featuring the season 14 All-Stars. It is a dreamy contemporary routine choreographed by Mandy Moore.
Cat Deeley looks positively posh this evening. But Cat has some bad news. Allison Holker injured her shoulder in rehearsals and won’t be dancing in the first live blog.
Now it is times to welcome our judges. Mary Murphy is back in her rightful place at the judges’ table along with Nigel Lythgoe and Vanessa Hudgens.
Fik-shun must choose between Kyle and Dassy. Fik-Shun is impressed with Dassy’s likability, and Kyle’s work ethic. Fik-Shun’s choice is Dassy.
All-Star Fik-Shun with Dassy
Hip-Hop choreographed by Popping Pete
This routine is just fun from beginning to end, and Dassy really holds her own against Fik-Shun, who normally steals the spotlight. Mary tells Fik-Shun he has “found his match.” Nigel is also impressed with Dassy’s performance.
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Allison must choose between Zachary, who is well-versed in many styles, and Logan, who is creative but very young. Allison chooses Logan to be her partner. All-Star Audrey Case will be dancing instead of Allison.
All-Star Audrey Case with Logan
Contemporary choreographed by Tyce Diorio
This number is dark, brooding and physical. Nigel shares that Zachary is now performing in Cats, so everyone wins. That is so cool! Nigel tells Logan that he is a “stunning dancer,” and Vanessa loves his passion and emotion.
Jenna must pick either ballroom dancer Kiki or krumper Kevin (Konkrete). Jenna loves her partnership with Konkrete but also enjoys her connection with Kiki. So who does Jenna pick? She chooses Kiki.
All-Star Jenna and Kiki
Cha-Cha choreographed by Dmitry Chaplin
It is super sexy, and this duo scorches the stage. Mary praises Jenna for being so “grounded” and is so impressed with Kiki that she puts him on the hot tamale train. Nigel also takes a moment to let Jenna know that he would like to see more of her choreography in the future. Nigel hopes that Kiki will not be overshadowed and is concerned about him getting votes.
Cyrus has a difficult time choosing between Havoc, who is a street dancer, and Kaylee, who is a contemporary fusion dancer. Cyrus understands what Havoc does, but Cyrus also thinks that he could learn from Kaylee. Cyrus picks Kaylee.
All-Star Cyrus and Kaylee
Contemporary choreographed by Tessandra Chavez
This routine is about a romantic couple having an argument. This team has wonderful chemistry. I love this routine. Nigel tells Kaylee that he needs more from her. Vanessa would like Kaylee to show more airiness in her movements.
Gaby must select either Lex, a contemporary dancer who knows how to tap, or tapper Evan. Gaby’s choice is Lex.
All-Star Gaby and Lex
Tap choreographed by Anthony Morigerato
This tap routine hearkens back to Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, and this duo performs perfectly. The judges also agree and take to their feet in a standing ovation. Nigel raves that Lex is a “great all-around dancer.” He also asks Lex to show more of his personality. Mary thinks that Lex belongs on the hot tamale train.
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Comfort’s remaining team members are Mark and Deja. Deja has continued to improve, and Mark and Comfort have great chemistry. Comfort decides on Mark.
All-Star Comfort and Mark
Hip-Hop choreographed by Luther Brown
Both Comfort and Mark shine in this energetic piece. Vanessa proclaims this duo as “fire.” Mary also loves Comfort and Mark’s chemistry. They even inspire the judges to get a bit funky. Yikes!
Marko certainly has his work cut out for him choosing between Koine, a contemporary dancer, and Sofia, a ballroom dancer. This team has become very close during the Academy. Marko chooses Koine.
All-Star Marko and Koine
Contemporary choreographed by Stacey Tookey
This routine is graceful and dream-like, and Marko and Koine have fabulous chemistry. This routine also gets a standing ovation from the judges. Mary and Nigel both are impressed with how “effortless” the performance is. Vanessa calls the routine “magical.”
Paul must choose between ballroom dancers Sydney and Kristina. Kristina is a strong performer, but she sometimes has difficulty picking up the choreography. Sydney does well in many styles, but she sometimes hides her personality. Paul selects Sydney.
All-Star Paul with Sydney
Ballroom choreographed by Val Chmerkovskiy
It seems like it takes a while for this routine to heat up. It also looks like there is a slight mishap during a lift. Nigel says that he will never forget seeing Sydney perform, while Vanessa wants to see some more “pizzazz” from Sydney.
Robert has two contemporary dancers on his team: Jonathan and Taylor. Jonathan has a great deal of strength and excels at leaps, while Taylor displays stunning movement. Robert picks Taylor.
All-Star Robert and Taylor
Contemporary choreographed by Travis Wall
This is simply breathtaking! The lifts are insane, and the chemistry is off the charts. This piece is filled with emotion and brings tears to my eyes. Team Robert gets a well-deserved standing ovation from the judges. Vanessa compliments Taylor’s fluidity and strength. Mary is confident that this performance will be remembered as being in the top 10 routines in So You Think You Can Dance history. I agree.
Jasmine must decide between contemporary dancer Howard and hip-hop dancer Robert. Who does Jasmine choose? She decides on Robert.
All-Star Jasmine and Robert
Hip-Hop choreographed by Chris Scott
This fun routine is set in a barber shop. Mary tells Robert she loves him. Nigel praises Robert’s swag.
Top 10 Group Routine with the All-Stars
Choreographed by Wade and Amanda Robson and Tony Testa
This routine features the contestants as flowers getting ready to bloom. I think that the music seems jarring with the choreography.
Did your favorite dancer make it to the Top 10? What did you think of the final routine? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.
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