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So You Think You Can Dance recap: Finally, No Injuries!

As the field narrows, some finalists still fail to impress

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So You Think You Can Dance

TV Show
Reality TV
run date:
Nigel Lythgoe, Cat Deeley, Mary Murphy
Current Status:
In Season

Before I dive into last night’s dancing, I’ll say I know you all are already missing the ever-so-talented Kate Ward. This week, I’m taking on recapping duties, so let’s hear it for our mutual love of So You Think You Can Dance. Onward!

Last week, I was just as shocked as the rest of you when our judges decided to eliminate, uh, no one. Uncle Nigel said he was just as surprised as everyone else. Doubtful. This week, I was equally surprised when I learned that there were no injuries. (Well, except Jose’s minor groin injury. Ouch!) The So You Think You Can Dance gods have finally given our dancers a break. But I still curse them for taking away Alex Freakin’ Wong. Too soon, too soon.

One more thing before I get to the actual dancing: I thought Cat looked absolutely adorable in her dress. If there is any way for me to switch career paths and become Cat Deeley when I grow up, then I choose that.

Kent and Anya started off the night with a Jean-Marc Généreux cha cha. Kent came out snapping and twisting like one of West Side Story‘s Jets. Overall, it was a very Kent performance, down to his cute little face. (Seriously. I melted a little over his post-dance close up.) Mia criticized him for being to ”crunchy” which Cat thankfully tried to decipher for us. I’m still not completely sure of its definition, but a valiant effort by Cat, nonetheless.

Next, Robert and Kathryn took on a Stacey Tookey contemporary routine. Nigel talked about how much Robert has grown throughout the competition, and I have to agree. Each week, I like him more and more. And his partnership with Kathryn was simply beautiful. Guest judge Toni Redpath said she wanted to be the one dancing with Robert, and I couldn’t blame her — I was ready to rewind, jump through the screen, and dance Kathryn’s part. (Of course I have absolutely zero dancing skills. Jumping through the television screen would be the least of my worries in that dream.) At the beginning of the season, I tossed Robert aside as a non-contender, but he’s proven he deserves to be here. And then as if to say, ”yes, Breia, I do deserve to be here,” he dominated his Bollywood routine with Billy. Actually, they both did. And it was one of the best SYTYCD Bollywood routines, second only to Katee and Joshua’s memorable performance in season 4.

Speaking of Billy, I feel like his days might be numbered. But before he leaves, I must say ”Billy, I love you’,’ a la Hugh Grant in Two Weeks Notice. His Stacey Tookey contemporary routine with Ade knocked my socks off, and I wasn’t even wearing any. Mia called it ”sheer perfection,” and three out of the four judges gave it a standing ovation. That’s a job well done on So You Think You Can Dance.

NEXT: Shankman learns a lesson