Tonight’s episode of So You Think You Can Dance started with a group routine choreographed by Hairspray director and choreographer Adam Shankman, this week’s guest judge. The dance was performed to the song “You Can’t Stop The Beat.” I thought the routine was great (but I am partial because I love Hairspray the musical) and their outfits were so cute, especially the fun 60s dresses that the women wore.
Cat Deeley, on the other hand, wore a tutu-like blue dress, which looked like something I might have made in 7th grade sewing class (although I didn’t make a dress, I made shorts in a funny duck print). As an aside, I used to love it when Cat Deeley would say “Here are your judges!” in her great accent because I like the funny way that she pronounced “judges.” Why has she been encouraging the audience to say “judges” lately, instead of her saying it? It really annoys me.
The bottom three couples tonight were:
Anya and Danny: Nigel said that he was not surprised that they were in the bottom, but was sad about it. Adam Shankman said that he wanted to retract the “arrogant” comment he made against Danny last night. I am disappointed in that, because it is so rare that the guest judges are honest and not just cheerleaders. If he thought it was true last night, he should stick with that sentiment.
Shauna and Cedric: I think the trick worked: the judges said good things about Cedric, he got no sympathy votes and ended up in the bottom. Although Mary said last night that she wanted Cedric to say, I can say with confidence that I believe he will be going home tonight.
Jaimie and Hok: This one makes me sad, because I love them (I even voted for them). Hopefully they will be around for another week.
They showed a clip of the cast earlier this week at the premiere of Hairspray. They were all dressed up, except for Lauren who was wearing a negligee.
Anya: She wore a skin-tight leopard print number with weird stringy bits hanging from it. Her dance was nothing special.
Danny: He went topless and showed great spinning ability (again). It seemed too similar to what we have seen him do before.
Shauna: Her routine was similar to some of her past work, although she was very smiley this time around.
Cedric: I think he should have come out and done a contemporary routine. That would have been shocking. Instead he did what he does best, although I am guessing it will not be enough. (Hopefully Debbie Allen’s offer from a few weeks of go is still available to him).
Jaimie: I thought her routine was good. She performed to the same Nelly Furtado song that I saw a clip of her performing to over the SYTYCD vacation.
Hok: He danced to “Ease on Down the Road” from The Wiz, which was a great choice. His routine was my favorite.
While the judges deliberated, Hilary Duff performed. She and her back-up dancers were dressed up like belly dancers.
The judges were unanimous in both decisions. They said that they were basing it on the season as a whole and not the solos tonight. I don’t think this is right because last time, they sent Jesus home based on the solos alone. The judges need to be more consistent in their rationale.
And the two dancers eliminated were….
Shauna!! I am shocked. I had already written down “Anya” and had to erase it. Nigel said that Shauna did not have the “growth” or “personality” needed. Big mistake by the judges on this one I think.
Cedric: Well, at least they got one right.
What did you all think of the results? I still can’t believe it.