'SYTYCD': Two eliminated from Top 18 are...
SPOILERS ahead. Two more dancers have left the competition — at the end of the show, this time. (Our disgust re: last week’s format was “noted”!) I’ll post my recap of tonight’s performances later on; in the meantime, discuss!
Jasmine Mason has been eliminated, while Jade Zuberi had to bow out due to injury.
Alexis Juliano and Jenna Johnson also had to dance for their lives, while bottom-three guys BluPrint and Curtis were automatically safe because Jade was already out.
I’m shocked that it’s Jasmine leaving instead of Alexis! She’s so lithe and explosive and has this look about her that’s very “I’m a teenager and full of life!” but never came across as immature. Nigel and the producers seem to be using the choreographers’ comments as determining factors when deciding who to eliminate. The choreographers didn’t like having to give Alexis the same note over and over, and they thought Jasmine doubted herself too much. I never saw any doubt from her at all! Gotta say I’m bummed about this one.
Your thoughts? Did you like Paula Abdul and Erin Andrews as guest judges?
‘SYTYCD’ SET LIST FOR JULY 9, 2013
Opening number choreographed by Sonya Tayeh and Christopher Scott
Music: “Pretty Face (Nathan Lanier Remix)” by Soley
Amy and Fik-Shun — Paso Doble by Jean-Marc Genereux
Music: “Tactical Dominance (Orch Hybrid Version)” by Jack Trammell
Jasmine Harper and Aaron — Broadway by Spencer Liff
Music: “They Just Keep Moving The Line” by the Smash cast feat. Megan Hilty
Mackenzie and Paul — Contemporary choreographed by Lindsay Nelko
Music: “No Day But Today (Live From Soundstage)” by Idina Menzel
Jasmine Mason and Alan — Jazz by Sean Cheesman
Music: “Veins” by Charlotte Martin
Jenna and Tucker — Hip Hop by Keone and Mari Madrid
Music: “Dangerous (Immortal Version)” by Michael Jackson
Malece and All-Star Marco (in place of Jade) — Contemporary by Sonya Tayeh
Music: “In the Embers” by Sleeping At Last
Hayley and Curtis — Samba by Jean-Marc Genereux
Music: “Straight to Memphis” by Club des Belugas
Alexis and Nico — Jazz by Spencer Liff
Music: “I Put a Spell on You” by Nina Simone
Mariah and Blu Print — Hip Hop by Luther Brown
Music: “Bring The Noize” by M.I.A.
UPDATE: My full recap is live
Which dances were your faves tonight?