Wednesday, July 23, 2014

SYTYCD S11 - Top 16 Perform, 2 Eliminated

Welcome back, dance fans! We're getting closer and closer to the top ten tonight with two more dancers going home. Apparently Misty has had some kind of three episode run for guest judging, and tonight is her last night. I think I'm going to miss her, though, as she is one of the only ones to actually give criticism, it seems. Anyhow, here we go! First up we find out who the bottom six are...

Bottom Six:


Valerie and Ricky - Nakul Bollywood. Nakul said this was supposed to be a sexy routine, but I kind of feel their brother-sister vibe coming through. They did seem to perform the steps well enough, but I'm not sure if it really entertained me that much. But the judges are pretty praise-worthy, although Misty does comment that Valerie could be a bit more precise.

Bridget and Emilio - Travis Wall contemporary. Immediately I love the song choice. I was really quite mesmerized by the whole thing, I didn't want it to end. Wow. That was really good, and really impressive for Bridget. I definitely don't think she's the one going home tonight.

Tanisha and Rudy - Dave Scott hip hop. The set design here with the lighting is pretty great. She's actually hitting it pretty hard, which I wasn't necessarily expecting. My eyes are consistently drawn to her throughout the routine. Rudy isn't bad but it was hard to take my eyes off her. They definitely had more sexual chemistry than Valerie and Ricky.

Recap/review of So You Think You Can Dance Season 11 - Top 16 Perform by freshfromthe.comJessica and Marcquet - Dmitry Chaplin foxtrot. Oh gosh, a foxtrot. At least it's not a quickstep. She looks pretty smoking in that dress. This is a pretty sexy routine with the music choice too. Not a typical foxtrot in that way, seems like more of a story, which is really helpful for them. Slinky and slow. She still smiles too much though. Mary doesn't like it, though, with technical issues, particularly against Marcquet.

Carly and Serge - Mandy Moore contemporary. They performed this routine well enough, but I'm not sure it was super memorable for me. It was just kind of another contemporary partner dance. But they did do it well, and that last move she did where she slowly backbended down to the floor was kind of crazy. Based on comments I feel Marcquet is not long for this competition.

Emily and Teddy - Oksana Dmytrenko and Jonathan Platero salsa. Uh oh, Emily has a big slip in the beginning. She seems super uncomfortable in those shoes. This is a bit of a mess. They pull off the lifts but the footwork is a little crazy. I'm not sure if it's just her or not, though. They got through it, which isn't necessarily enough. They do seem to say Teddy did pretty well, but I was just distracted by Emily unfortunately. Apparently she dislocated her shoulder this morning.

Jacque and Zack - Sonya Tayeh jazz. Zack is killing it. I don't think there's any way he's going home based on this. That was a cool song choice as well. It was a cool routine overall, which is pretty much always the case with Sony's jazz pieces. Nigel comments that he didn't feel very much emotion from it, and I guess yes I do agree, though I still enjoyed it. Misty gives Jacque some constructive criticism as well.

Brooklyn and Casey - Willdabeast hip hop. What's with his shorts? Did his pants rip? This is more of a classic hard hitting hip hop piece. She's hitting it pretty hard, and might actually be doing better than Casey, but I still don't think she has much of a chance of making it past tonight. Judges are a bit tepid, though they do agree that Brooklyn was better than they expected.

Mini group routine from Sonya Tayeh. Wow. That was a pretty awesome routine, I must say. Impressive. Tanisha really stood out to me in this one, which Misty comments on as well. I noticed Casey in it as well.

Mini group routine from Travis Wall. It's good but not as amazing as Sonya's. Ricky stood out the most to me in this one, which Misty also comments on! Am I secretly BFF with Misty? Because we seem to have a lot of similar comments tonight! Mary goes into full on scream mode.

And after a performance that I admittedly just fastforwarded through, we find out who is sent home, and the two unfortunate souls are (oh yes you know I just made a Little Mermaid reference)...

Marcquet and Brooklyn

Not a surprise in the least to me! Especially since they were the only two I actually thought for sure would be in the bottom this week. Are they going to start calling Jessica the black widow? She can't seem to keep a partner. Although next week she'll be with Casey so perhaps she'll have better luck. But who do I think will be in danger next week, when they're going to lose FOUR people? I mean, Emily and Teddy should be just because that was pretty bad. Valerie? Serge again just because he's not a hot young guy? I'm not sure! What do you think? Let me know in the comments!

Until next week...

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