By Lanford Beard
August 04, 2011 at 11:45 PM EDT
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This has been a really surprising and refreshing season. Too bad I’m talking about the guest judges rather than the dancers. Last night, Christina Applegate offered up a nice mix of compliments, criticism, and technical know-how. As it were, her diligent research and thoughtful comments were pretty lost on a boring, unremarkable night. Other than Melanie’s solo and Sasha’s contemporary with Kent, the stand-outs were few and few between. Was this the lamest Top 6 ever? Or were you pleased with how the dancers performed? Do you think last night’s snoozefest will be redeemed tonight with some unexpected D4YL performances? Or do you think it’s pretty set in stone who’s going to sail throughout to the finale? Share your thoughts while the show airs, and we’ll be back with the results as soon as they’re delivered. UPDATE: The results are in! Click through to see who made it to the finale.

Well, America, your finalists are Melanie, Marko, Sasha, and Tadd. That means Caitlynn and Ricky were eliminated tonight. In addition, Cat revealed that Mark Kanemura, Robert Roldan, last season’s winner Lauren Froderman, and season 4 winner Joshua Allen will be stepping in as all-stars for next week’s finale. Are you happy about the results? Sad? Surprised? Ready to move on to the inevitable? Was enduring tonight’s episode kind of like watching a train wreck several weeks in the making for Ricky and Caitlynn? What are you looking forward to next week? Who do you want to win? In the meanwhile, check back later tonight for my full recap of tonight’s show.

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