SPOILERS ahead. Two more dancers have left the competition after tonight’s performance show, which featured guest judge Kenny Ortega, some incredible duets, and plenty of side-eye from me re: the elimination process. I’ll post my full recap of tonight’s performances later on; in the meantime, discuss!
Malece Miller and Alan Bersten have been eliminated. WHAT? Nigel Lythgoe attempted to soften this blow (?!) by suggesting that they try (try!!) to join the Top 10 tour anyway, as swing dancers or alternates. AS IF HE ISN’T IN CHARGE OF ALL OF THIS.
It bothers me that Jenna Johnson has landed in the bottom three girls three times now and the judges keep sending her right on through. Why not at least make all of the bottom six dance their solos? Look at Jenna up there with her dramatic curlicue cape/skirt. She’s clearly ready to WHOOSH for her life! Let her! It’s just weird. I demand equal-opportunity whooshing!
So Jenna, Amy Yakima (a big surprise), Nico Greetham, and Tucker Knox joined those two in the bottom six. The judges immediately sent Jenna and Nico to safety, leaving Tucker and his knee infection, Alan, Malece, and Amy to dahnce for their lives. I’d have kept the visually arresting blonde elf and the baby-faced shirtless ballroom guy over the injured dude and the girl no one seems to be voting for. But oh well.
Tucker will automatically land in the bottom two guys next week, since he couldn’t dance his duet with Jenna tonight. (Why helloooooo, Alex Wong and his abs!)
It was a FANTASTIC night of dance anyway — I got swept up into the magic so many times! Jasmine and Aaron’s hip hop?! Oh my God.
‘SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE’: TOP 10 OF SEASON 10
‘SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE’ SET LIST FOR AUGUST 6, 2013 — FULL RECAP HERE
Opening number choreographed by Nakul Dev Mahajan
“Dabangg 2” (Original Soundtrack) by Pandeyjee Seeti
Hayley and Nico — Braodway choreographed by Sean Cheesman
Music: “Kiss of the Spider Woman” by Jeffrey Huard & Chita Rivera
Malece and Alan — jazz by Mandy Moore
Music: “Come Dance With Me” by Michael Buble
Jenna and All-Star Alex Freaking Wong — paso doble by Jean-Marc Genereux
Music: “He’s a Pirate (Ship Ahoy Tribal Remix)” by Chris Joss & Klaus Badelt
Makenzie and Paul — contemporary by Mandy Moore
Music: Lady Gaga’s “The Edge of Glory” (live from A Very Gaga Thanksgiving)
Amy and Fik-Shun — Viennese waltz by Jean-Marc Genereux
Music: “A Thousand Years, Pt. 2” by Christina Perri feat. Steve Kazee
Jasmine and Aaron — hip hop by Tabitha and Napoleon
Music: “Gold Rush” by Clinton Sparks feat. 2 Chainz, Macklemore & D.A.
Top 6 Guys — commitment ceremony involving rope by Tabitha and Napoleon
Music: “It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World” by Joshua Ledet (American Idol performance)
Top 6 Girls — group number by Stacey Tookey
Music: “Young And Beautiful (DH Orchestral Version)” by Lana Del Rey
Discuss the performances below! Are you upset about who’s going home?
UPDATE: ‘SYTYCD’ recap: Ten for 10