So You Think You Can Dance

Top 6

Season 1, Ep 10, Aired 9/21/05
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  • Episode Description
  • At the beginning of the episode, 2 dancers from last week are cut. At that point, the competition continues in the same format as last week, the females pick their partner, the males pick two dance styles. Each pair will dance twice, each time to a different style, but this week they go back to the format where they hear from the judges after each dance. This week, Mia, Nigel, Mary and Dan are the judges. The 6 dancers complete round 1 in the following pairs: Kamilah and Jamile (hip-hop and American Jive), Ashle and Blake (smooth waltz and Argentine Tango), and Melody and Nick (Broadway and disco). In round 2 there is a twist. No couples are put up for elimination. All 6 dancers dance as individuals and the audience votes for who to save at the end of the show.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Artem Chigvinsev

    Season 1, Top 8 Male Contestant

  • Ashle Dawson

    Season 1, Top 4 Female Contestant

  • Blake McGrath

    Season 1, Top 6 Male Contestant

  • Dan Karaty

    Choreographer/Judge

  • Jamile McGee

    Season 1, 3rd Place Winner

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • The show starts with the eviction of the 4th couple reducing the playing field to 6. With 6 left, this should be one of the better shows? However, the focus has turned away from the individuals and toward the dance. Why then is the show less interesting?

    By danasdude, Sep 22, 2005

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (18)

    • Julie: [About Blake] One word...wow!

    • Julie: [About Blake's final dance] I need to catch my breath...unbelievable...look at this crowd.

    • Dan: [To Melody and Nick] There are people on this show that can really dance and people on this show that can really perform. You're both.

    • Nigel: [To Nick after the disco performance] I'm so pleased that Ryan Seacrest lent you his shirt for the night.

    • Nigel: [To Melody and Nick] Without question, you two are my favorite.

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    Notes (12)

    • SOLOS: Kamilah - Freestyle solo to "Maniac" by Micheal Sembello. Jamile - Hip hop solo to "Atomic Dog" by George Clinton. Ashle - Freestyle solo to "I Like it Like That" by Tito Nieves. Blake - Jazz/Gymnastic solo to "Body Language" by Queen. Melody - Contemporary solo to "Brave and Crazy" by Melissa Etheridge. Nick - Contemporary solo to "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" by Jeffrey Gaines.

    • This is the first time Blake has had to dance as an individual for audience votes.

    • This is the first week where the judges don't have the opportunity to put couples up for elimination. The only power the judges had was the influence the voting audience with their critiques.

    • "Knock on Wood" is by Amii Stewart.

    • "Santa Maria" is by Gotan Project.

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    Trivia (1)

    • Nick's final dance to "First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" is not the first time this song has been danced to in this competition. Melody and Ryan danced to it in a previous episode.

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