(or "20 Tykes on a Double Strike") - June 14|
Wednesday night is the perfect night for So You Think You Can Dance. We have
20 dancers compete for the people at home. So lets turn the whole thing out
Before we start, We say hello to Mary Murphy, Nigel Lythgoe and Dan Karaty.
After each performance, Ill save you a comment from one of them, and then come
up with my own. For the funnier side, we start with Nigel. He chose Xufel Wangs
swaying that didnt let her in. Next up, Mary and she chose a comical dance made
famous by Nolton Howard. (It needs to be a Youtube nominee, does it?) Lastly,
Dan choosing a dance by Christopher Bryant. (Is that even silly?) Think were
getting started? Almost. Last seasons grand champion Nick Lazzarini will do
Pardon Me by Incubus. He does every flip, leg spins, and jump you can think
of. Is it starting now? Yes, its ready. Our couples will dance before the
public votes wholl stay and who goes, and when I mean who goes, 3 couples will
all dance individually the next day before the judges cut 1 guy and 1 girl out
of the running. Now lets get started!
The 1st frame begins with Benji. Behind the door, a partner is waiting to pair
up and that is
Donyelle. Theyll do a hip-hop routine done by Shane Sparks to a
song that always reminded me of the last decade
.Too Much Booty (In The
Pants.) The song started slow, but ran up to normal speed. Benji did a
slide-through, and both did some fast footwork. Benji did a flip over, while
Donyelle broke it down solo, and ended it with a cartwheel. Well, was it fun?
What Mary Said: It was all shaking in the right direction.
What I Said: It reminded me of the mid-90s. Very comical and fun to watch out
Up for the 2nd frame, Ivan who gets
Allison. Theyll work with Ron Montez on a
Salsa routine to El Templor. Allison did some quick footwork, and both did
some work on the arms. Allison did a flip over and a ½ split through near the
end. How did that go?
What Mary Said: Ivan is the most likeable guy in the competition, but not in
What I Said: I agree with her, but Allison was doing well like a pro.
The 3rd frame has Jason getting
Alexzandra. Tyce Diorio puts them to work on a
contemporary routine to Unwritten by Natasha Bedingfield. Jason did a
breakdown on the floor, and both did arm raising later on. They both had
artistic work throughout the routine. Did they write a best-selling routine?
What Nigel Said: Jason did the African Style brilliant.
What I Said: Jason did act energetic, but Alexzandra played it safe for a calmer
herself, so props go out to Jason for his African dance.
In the 4th frame, its Jaymz getting
Jessica. Going to work with Doriana
Sanchez, theyll take it back to 1977 for a disco routine to Disco Inferno by
The Trammps. Jessica did an air-move and also a lift & drag move. She also did
some spinning, and a head dip to end it. We all know its a crowd favorite last
season, but will it be a repeat?
What Dan Said: That was funky!
What I Said: It was funky, thanks to the moves of Jessica and the assisting of
Getting to the 5th frame, Stanislav partnering up with
.Erin. Theyll be the 2nd
couple to work with Ron Montez for a Paso Doble. Theyll now dance to Magladena.
Erin did a leg hang, and after an air-move, she did a roll and split and lied
down. Stanislav did a solo act. But Erin dipped it to end the song. Did it pass
with flying colors?
What Nigel Said: It was majestic and powerful.
What I said: I agree with Nigel, but Erin showed some good moves to make it up.
Halfway there, its the 6th frame with Dimitri getting..Joy. Shane Sparks will
be the 2nd couple to have another hip-hop routine to Hit The Floor. And they
shall right now. Joy did a weird move all her own, but both did some arm moves
and Dimitri did some leg kicks. Both showed off some floor moves and even a flip
and lie-down move getting closer to the end. Did they polish that off?
What Nigel Said: It didnt feel like hip-hop.
What I said: I had to see the hand moves, but was it a bit of a mistake? Well,
not quite in my opinion, but anyhoodles
7th frame now, and was Ryan getting Natalie? Nope, it was Heidi. The 3rd couple
to work to Ron Montez will be doing a Viennesse Waltz to Caribbean Blue. Heidi
did a few spins, and even one in mid-air. She also did mid-air jumps, and a
copter spin. How did that go?
What Mary Said: It was 50/50.
What I said: It was very beautiful, but it lost a little charm.
Now on Frame 8, Ben whos taking up
Ashlee. Being the 2nd to work with Doriana
Sanchez, theyll be doing
80s Disco. (huh?) Lets see how theyll do to
Flashdance (What A Feeling). Ashlee did a floor spin, and both did a
circle-run move. Ashlee did an air-move, and even a catch & stay move to end it.
Was it a catch of the day?
What Nigel said: It found a lot juvenile.
What I said: Why did Ashlee made a mistake when she made up a few mishaps? I
wonder they picked the wrong style.
Frame #9 now, and its Travis rocking out with
Martha. Since the show is in LA
and the Tony Awards came this past Sunday in NYC, we stay in the area with
Broadway. Theyll be the 2nd to work with Tyce Diorio, and its time for them to
go to work as they dance to Steam Heat. Martha did a knock-knock gesture, and
Travis did a flip. He also did floor moves, and Martha did spins. Well, how was
What Nigel Said: You could be the couple to beat.
What I said: It was with humor, flair, and a whole lot of fun.
Now for the final frame, its Musa getting
Natalie. Theyll work with Alex Di
Silva as they Mambo to Nina. Musa did a stomach rub on Natalie, and did a
vibrate shake. He also broke it down solo, while Natalie did solo, too. Natalie
did a few spins getting near the end. Is this the best dance weve ever seen?
What Nigel said: Musa stood there for the rest of the routine.
What I said: Musa did fine for the most part, but what was he doing while
And thats it. So to recap
(based on the judges opinions)
Strike: Benji & Donyelle, Travis & Martha, Stanislav & Erin, Jason &
Alexzandra, Jaymz & Jessica
Spare: Ryan & Heidi, Ivan & Allison, Dimitri & Joy, Musa & Natalie
Gutterball: Ben & Ashlee
Tune in tomorrow to see which 6 dancers have the killer shot, and which 2 the
judges want to split out of. Plus, Nelly Furtado will stop by to perform. See
you soon, folks!
Fox is staging the ultimate dance battle with $100,000 on the
line. Who'll get served, and who'll be the last dancer standing?
Recaps by Pierre Kelly, GSNN
Judges: Dan Karaty, Nigel Lythgoe, Mia Michaels
Simon Fuller, Nigel Lythgoe
EP: Simon Fuller, Nigel Lythgoe, Allen Shapiro
Packager: 19 TV, dick clark productions
Origin: CBS Television City, Los Angeles, CA
Airs: Wednesdays at 9p ET
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