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So You Think You Can Dance recap: Top 10 revealed!

A fabulous night of Top 12 performances (aggggh, that hip hop!) ends in tears. It’s your Top 10 of Season 10!

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SYTYCD Hayley And Nico

So You Think You Can Dance

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

Two more dancers have left the competition after the August 6 performance show, which featured guest judge Kenny Ortega, some incredible duets, a commitment ceremony involving a rope, and plenty of side-eye from me, namely because….

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 could pull a few strings and mayyyyyybe sneak them in. As part of the help. 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? Jenna was even wearing her finest dramatic curlicue cape/skirt in anticipation of a possible solo. She was 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 dude over the injured guy 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. (Why helloooooo, Alex Wong and his abs!) And speaking of All-Stars and next week — the Top 10 will each pair up with a SYTYCD All-Star for next Tuesday’s duets!

Disappointment aside, it was a fantastic night of dance anyway — I got swept up into the magic so many times! Jasmine and Aaron’s hip hop?! Paul and Makenzie’s contemporary? Oh my God.

Just a quick note before we get started:

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Jean-Marc Généreux is totally the Ben Linus of So You Think You Can Dance.

NEXT: Did you uneducated cretins do your homework and watch YouTube?