6.16.2011

2 of the Top 20 are eliminated on SYTYCD

The group dances kicks us off.  They're wearing black post-apocolyptict type costumes.  Music:  "XR2" by M.I.A.   This has to be a Sonya routine.  Yep, I was right. 

July 30 will be the National Dance Day.  They will put three routines (easy to hard) online and then people can do flash mobs all over the country.  That would be fun.

Cat brings out the first three couples for results.  Melanie and Marko are safe.  Of course they are, after this beautiful performance: 






Missy and Wadi are safe.  Iveta and Nick are safe too.  Missy and Wadi are the only ones I would've put in the bottom, so now I already know I'll be disappointed to see whoever winds up there.

WTF?!  Jordan and Tadd are in the bottom three, while Ashley and Chris were safe.  Jordan and Tadd were one of my favorite pairs.  Well...it'll be good to see their solos.  Clarice and Jess are in the bottom three.  Caitlynn is safe.  We already know that Caitlynn's partner, Mitchell, will also be in the bottom since he was unable to perform last night.  Doctors, however, have cleared him to dance a solo tonight, so we'll get to see something.

Keri "Don't Hate Me 'Cause I'm Beautiful" Hilson sings lip synch's "Lose Control." 

Ryan and Ricky are safe.  Miranda and Robert are in danger.  Sasha and Alexander are safe.

So the bottom three couples are:

Jordan and Tadd
Clarice and Jess
Miranda and Robert

Tadd, Jordan, Jess, and Robert should not be in the position to have to dance for their lives.  They're all excellent, and were great last night.  That leaves Clarice, Miranda, and don't forget Mitchell.  Based on last night, I'd send Clarice home mainly because Jess really made their routine--she was just a supporting act.  That leaves Mitchell for the guys--it's not fair since I haven't seen him yet, and the poor guy is injured, but the other guys were so great last night. 

Mitchell does his solo to "Say" by John Mayer.  Wow.  He's a gorgeous dancer.  Tough decision.

Jordan does "Hot Like Wow" by Nadia Oh.  I love how she pirouettes on one foot while her other leg is straight up in the air.

Tadd does his hip-hop to "Jump, Jive an' Wail" by the Brian Setzer Orchestra. Awesome.

Clarice is up.  She dances to "Glam" by Christina Aguilera.  Great leaps and leg extensions.

Jess dances to "Mr. Bojangles" by Robbie Williams.  He's great.  I suspect an annoying guy to be around, but amazing to watch.

Miranda dances to "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" by Leona Lewis.  She starts right off with a leap and a forward aerial.  But, after that, and compared to the performances before hers, this one was a little dull.

Robert the Woooo Man, dances to "Electric" by Omarion.  He is just so much fun to watch. 

We get an exclusive look at Gaga's new video, "The Edge of Glory."   Also, we learn that she'll be guest-judging later in the season.  Hey, Clarence Clemons is in the video.  I wish him well. 

Before the judges get to their decision, Nigel ask for thoughts and prayers to go out to Clarence. 

And now, the judges ask Mitchell and Robert to dance again before they make their decision.  Man...talk about pressure for the dancers.  Maybe they'll keep everyone and eliminate two teams next week.  The guys perform again, but then they bring the ladies back out for their decision first.  Nigel gives comments to the girls, but then, no decision.  Then he brings out the guys for their comments.  Hurry up Nigel...my Tivo's going to cut this off!  Stop talking and get to it!  And ta-da!  They're not letting anyone go home.  I knew it!  But...four people go home next week.  I knew it.

I think that was a good decision.  First time they've done it in 8 seasons. 

Looking forward to next week.

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