8.05.2010

One more week to go after this

Tonight the Top 4 dancers will pare down to the Top 3, who will perform in the finale next week. Before we get to the festivities, I wanted to post this amazing piece from last night. Here are Neil and Kent performing Travis Wall's choreography:




Ahhh...that was so good.

OK, on with the show!

First dance: Song: Drumming Song by Florence + the Machine. It's all the all-stars dancing. Great piece choreographed by Dee Caspary. But where are our top four?

Before we get to those four, we get to talk to the four judges first. Guest judge, Tyce, is back tonight. Then we get to see some clips of National Dance Day. There was a big ceremony in front of the Lincoln Memorial. I wish I'd been in town to go down there to see it. Looked like fun. Maybe next year.

Nigel left us with a tease--they're going to recreate Alex & Twitch's hip-hop routine. Since Alex can't perform, an "absolutely fantastic dance legend" is going to join Twitch. Hmmm...who could it be? Check below for that great routine.

We still haven't seen the Top 4.

We are now treated to a performance from Janelle Monáe. She's an odd character, but I liked her performance. She's like a female James Brown.



Finally, we get a recap of Lauren's night, and then she comes out to dance a solo.  Song:  Wasted Time by Me'shell Ndegeocello. Great performance!

After a commercial break, Cat mentions that the Gatorade Sports Science Institute contacted SYTYCD to test their claims about the dancers being athletes. The dancers underwent a series of tests to be compared to other sports athletes who've been tested before like Eli Manning and Dwight Howard, and Kerri Walsh & Misty May. Twitch and Courtney's results convinced the Gatorade folks that dancers are athletes. This year's winner will be the first dance athlete on the Gatorade website.

Kent's recap is next. His solo is to Dynamite by Taio Cruz. All the girls are screaming for Kent. He was great.

Now all four are brought on stage for some results. Cat's revealing one of the top two dancers--this person didn't necessarily earn the most votes, but the top two were separated by 2% of the 10 million votes. The first person in the finale is LAUREN!!! Adam said he prayed last night that Lauren would be in the finale because she deserves to be dancing in it.

Adéchiké's next. His solo is to Sir by Various Artists. Another great solo. I think his solos are when he's at his best.

Robert performs to Mr. Muscle by Rusko. This performance and musci reminded me so much of All-Star Mark from season four. Great job!

The three guys are brought back on stage. The next dancer is in the top two, but Cat won't say whether they were first or second. And, no real surprise here, but it's KENT!

Next we get a performance from Desmond Richardson--Adéchiké's role model. He's the co-artistic director of Complexions Contemporary Ballet. Song: Sympathy for the Devil by The Rolling Stones. That was fantastic.

Next we get to see the dancers attend the premiere of producer Adam Shankman's Step It Up 3D. Hmmm...a 3D dance movie? I don't know about that. In the preview they showed, the dancing looks pretty fabulous, but I think the acting might leave a little to be desired. There are a lot of familiar faces there, so I'm sure I'll see it at some point.

And now, a performance from Florida. Oh, excuse me. Flo Rida. The All Stars performed with him.

Final results time. The last person through to the finale is: ROBERT! I had a feeling he'd pull it out.

They showed AC's greatest hits, and based on that, I really think he'll do fine. He's very talented.

I'm looking forward to the finale next week!

And now, as promised, here are Alex and Twitch. (Sorry, embedding of the video was prohibited.)

And here's Janelle Monáe's video for "Tightrope":


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