Can you believe that we have hit the elite Top 10 dancers, So You Think You Can Dance fans? Last time, we said goodbye to Team Stage’s Kate Harpootlian and Alexia Meyer. Team Street dancers Yorelis Apolinario and Ariana Crowder were also sent home. Wow — it was a rough night for the ladies. 

The judges can no longer save any of the dancers. Is your favorite competitor safe?

Get ready, dance fans. This is the So You Think You Can Dance live blog!

We start off with a contemporary group routine choreographed by Sonya Tayeh.                                    

Our fabulous hostess, Cat Deeley, looks fetching as always as she reveals that Team Street won the competition last time. Now it’s time to greet your judges: Paula Abdul, Jason Derulo and Nigel Lythgoe. The dancers have choreographed solos to music from Empire that we will see in this episode.

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Jennifer Lopez’s Announcement

J-Lo is headed for Vegas, and the winner of So You Think You Can Dance will have the chance to join her show. Wow!

Injured Dancer

Jessica “JJ” Rabone has a rib injury and cannot dance right now. She will automatically be in danger next time.

Virgil Gadson (Solo)

As the dancers re-introduce themselves to us, we learn that Virgil actually danced in a Broadway show before joining Team Street. His solo really showcases all of his dancing abilities. 

Hailee and All-Star Brandon

Broadway choreographed by Warren Carlyle

Hailee once again does a great job and steals the show. The duo receives a standing ovation from the judges. Nigel tells her that she has done a good job in every performance. Paula calls Hailee a “throwback to Liza Minnelli.”


Hailee is safe. 

Eddie “Neptune” Eskridge (Solo)

He started dancing as a popper and has a daughter. His solo is amazing and his entire body vibrates with the music. 

Derek with All-Star Kayla

Jazz choreographed by Nick Florez and RJ Durell

This routine is supposed to be sexy, but it seems technical to me instead of sexy. Paula advises Derek to show his passion more. Jason tells Derek that he needs to also display energy when his partner is not there. 


Derek is in danger.

Gaby Diaz (Solo)

This tapper enjoys hanging out with her family. I think that it must be really hard to tap to this music, but she turns in a killer performance.

Jessica “JJ” Rabone

Even though she can’t perform this time, JJ shares that she didn’t feel like she had the freedom to be herself in Japan, as she is a free spirit. 


JJ is in danger.

Virgil with All-Star Comfort

Hip-Hop choreographed by Christopher Scott

This routine is about a couple’s first night in their new apartment. It is sweet, smooth and thoroughly enjoyable. The pair gets a standing ovation from the judges. Jason calls Virgil “one to beat.” Nigel praises Virgil’s moves and his entertaining manner. Nigel also wants Virgil and Comfort to get together and make their own dance troupe. That is awesome!


Virgil is safe. 

Jana “JaJa” Vankova (Solo)

This Team Street dancer is from a small village in the Czech Republic. Her solo is fresh and fun. 

Megz and All-Star Marko

Jazz choreographed by Ray Leeper

This routine is about the moment when your favorite songs come on the radio. The dancers actually use a bright yellow bench as a prop. I really enjoy the infectious fun of this number. Nigel tells Megz that she “is sensational.”  Paula loves the energy of the performance. 


Megz is in danger.

Jim Nowakowski (Solo)

Dance is Jim’s outlet and he was part of the Houston Ballet. His ballet solo is fabulous.

Edson with All-Star Jaimie

Contemporary choreographed by Travis Wall

This piece is about someone trying to stop someone else from heading towards the light. It is simple and haunting. This routine also garners a standing ovation from the judges. Paula thinks that Edson’s performance is a “game-changer” for him in the competition. Jason tells Edson that he “shined” in this routine. 


Edson is in danger.

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Hailee Payne (Solo)

Hailee shares about how dance got her through her parents’ divorce. Her solo is fun and shows off her technical ability.

Neptune with All-Star Jasmine

Hip-Hop choreographed by Christopher “Pharside” Jennings and Krystal “Phoenix” Jennings

This routine is about a monster and his bride. This piece is intricate, fun and creepy. This duo also gets a standing ovation from the judges. Jason is almost speechless and tells Neptune that he is also “one to beat.” Nigel loves the theatricality of the performance and calls it “dope.” 


Neptune is safe.

Derek Piquette (Solo)

Derek actually started dancing because of So You Think You Can Dance. His solo showcases his athletic style. 

Jim with All-Star Jessica

Contemporary choreographed by Dee Caspary

This moody and dramatic piece allows Jim to step outside of his comfort zone, and he shines. Nigel disagrees with me and thinks that Jim must consider his chemistry and his connection with his partner. Paula tells Jim to trust his gut. 


Jim is safe.

Megan “Megz” Alfonso (Solo)

Megz’s parents are both ballroom dancers. Her solo is full of her trademark energy and swag. 

JaJa with All-Star Alex

Bollywood choreographed by Nakul Dev Mahajan

This piece is about a princess trying to escape her palace. I think that JaJa does a great job with the performance, and her personality shines through. Paula tells JaJa that “she nailed it.” Jason calls her “a chameleon.”


JaJa is safe.

Edson Juarez (Solo)

Team Stage’s Edson was into sports before he discovered cheering. Edson’s solo is athletic and sexy.

Gaby with All-Star Joshua

Hip-Hop choreographed by Christopher “Pharside” Jennings and Krystal “Phoenix” Jennings

This routine is about a geisha and a ninja. (Yes, really!) It is fun and Gaby kills it — and Joshua, too. The pair also earns a standing ovation. Jason is impressed by Gaby’s twerking, along with the rest of the routine. Nigel states that Gaby is his favorite Team Stage member.


Gaby is safe.

The Bottom Four





Who is Going Home?



Who is Safe?



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Kim Stempel

Contributing Writer, BuddyTV

Kim has been covering television entertainment since 2013. She is addicted to Real Housewives, Pump Rules, Dancing with the Stars, and many more shows.