So You Think You Can Dance

Season 6 Episode 12

Top 18 Perform

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Nov 03, 2009 on FOX
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Top 18 Perform
The top 18 dancers remain paired together and perform for America and the judges. However, because of the World Series, there will be no separate elimination show. Instead, in this episode, the judges will chose the bottom two girls and guys. Those four dancers will be given an opportunity to perform a solo and then the judges will cut one guy and one girl from the competition.moreless

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  • Only 2 redeemable things about the top 18 show . . .

    1). Legacy and Kathryn's contemporary piece choreographed by Stacey Tookey was amazing, both for the choreography and the performance by the dancers. This couple also danced my favorite piece last week, and so Kathryn's my current favorite!

    2). Ryan and Ellenore's argentine tango was really well choreographed and the dancers did an excellent job.

    All of the other dances on this particular show were pretty craptastic. Though Wade Robeson is usually one of my favorite choreographers, his Van Gogh Starry Night piece was whack. I thought the premise was lame and the execution of the idea was even lamer. I will say that the dancers did the best they could with what they were given. By far the worst dance of the evening was Channing and Phillip's samba. Out of the last four seasons of SYTYCD, I don't think I've seen anything as awkward. The lifts were just abominations. Channing obviously did not trust that her partner could keep her safely in the air, but I couldn't tell who was really at fault. In the end, they both looked terrible. Because of this poor performance, I was glad to see Phillip go, but then sad to hear that his dad had passed away. It must have been really difficult for him to push through rehearsals. I also agreed that Bianca should be the one to leave, but I also could have seen Channing go, and I was surprised she wasn't in the bottom four. Anyway, if you've recorded this on your DVR, you might as well fast-forward to the final three dances. I found the judges to be too lenient, and most of the show was irritating to watch.moreless

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    • Dancers ~ Dance Style ~ Choreographers ~ Music

      1) Russell & Noelle ~ hip-hop routine ~ Jamal Sims ~ Move Shake Drop Remix by DJ Laz, Flo Rida and Casely
      2) Ashleigh & Jakob ~ Viennese Waltz ~ Tony Meredith and Melanie LaPatin ~ At Last by Etta James
      3) Bianca & Victor ~ Broadway ~ Tyce Diorio ~ Maybe God is Tryin' to Tell You Something from The Color Purple (soundtrack)
      4) Nathan & Mollee ~ Bollywood ~ Nakul Dev Mahajan ~ Azeem O Shaan Shahenshah from Jodhaa Akbar (soundtrack)
      5) Channing & Phillip ~ Samba ~ Tony Meredith and Melanie LaPatin ~ Maracatu Funk by The Samba Squad
      6) Karen & Kevin ~ hip-hop ~ Tabitha and Napoleon Dumo ~ Ice Cream Paint Job by Dorrough
      7) Kathryn & Legacy ~ Contemporary ~ Stacey Tookey ~ 2 Steps Away by Patti LaBelle
      8) Pauline & Peter ~ Jazz ~ Wade Robson ~ Little Green Bag by George Baker Selection
      9) Ryan & Ellenore ~ Argentine Tango ~ Miriam Larici and Leonardo Barrionuevo ~ Violentango by Astor Piazzolla

    • Bottom 4 Solos

      Noelle – For a Reason by Zhane
      Victor - Navras from Matrix Revolutions (soundtrack)
      Bianca - Tootsee Roll by 69 Boyz
      Phillip - Almost Like Being in Love by Nat "King" Cole


    • (Nigel moves the chair marked for Paula Abdul next to Adam)
      Nigel: She's all yours.
      Adam: Forever My Girl. Cause your a Cold-Hearted Snake. Straight Up.

      Adam's response contains the titles of three Paula Abdul hits: Forever Your Girl, Cold Hearted and Straight Up.