So You Think You Can Dance

Season 5 Episode 22

Top 4 Perform

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Aug 05, 2009 on FOX
Top 4 Perform
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Episode Summary

In this first part of the season finale, the remaining four dancers give their final performances at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, hoping to earn enough votes to become America's Favorite Dancer. Dance styles featured will include Jazz, Contemporary, Jive and Paso Doble. Choreographers for the evening include Tyce Diorio, Mia Michaels and Wade Robson.moreless

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  • Some good choreography and beautiful dancing . . . but a little disappointing.

    Though I liked the pieces by Mia Michaels and Sonya, the rest were either just okay (the jive routine) or kind of awful (the cheerleading routine). I think the choreographers were trying new, slightly risky ideas that just didn't end up working. That said, Jeanine was the best performer of the night, with Brandon in second, but in my opinion, the best performer of the overall season was Kayla, which is why, in the end, I voted for her. However, if any of these three dancers win, I will be happy, because it's such a close race between them and they're all so deserving. I know Evan has a decent fan-base, however, if Evan wins, I think it will be because Nigel was so terribly condescending to him that he ended up giving Evan the sympathy vote. I hope this does not happen because he just isn't as good overall as his three competitors, as evidenced by his painful performance in the "Dirty Boys" routine. So awful! I will give Evan props for putting up with the judges' cutting remarks (some of which were way harsh) and for being good at what he does, but he's just not as well-rounded as the other dancers.

    My picks in order of preference:

    1). Kayla

    2). Jeanine

    3). Brandon

    4). Evanmoreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Adam Shankman: (referring to Jeanine and Kayla's routine where they shed layers of clothes throughout the piece) That was like watching the world's longest wardrobe malfunction.

    • Nigel Lythgoe: (to Tyce Diorio) Well done. You're the only choreographer I know named after a cookie.
      Cat Deeley: And equally delicious.

  • NOTES (2)

    • TOP 4 SOLOS

      Brandon - Dies Irae by Karl Jenkins
      Jeanine - Por Una Cabeza by The Tango Project
      Evan - The Best is Yet to Come by Michael Buble
      Kayla - Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) by Eurythmics

    • Dancers ~ Dance Style ~ Choreographer ~ Music

      1) Top 4 Group Dance ~ Jazz ~ Wade Robson ~ Boys Boys Boys by Lady Gaga

      2) Jeanine & Evan ~ Jazz ~ Sonya Tayeh ~ Heartbreaker by MSTRKRFT featuring John Legend

      3) Kayla & Brandon ~ Broadway ~ Tyce Diorio ~ Bye Bye Love from All That Jazz (soundtrack)

      4) Brandon & Evan ~ Pop Jazz ~ Laurieann Gibson ~ Nasty by Janet Jackson

      5) Jeanine & Kayla ~ Contemporary ~ Mia Michaels ~ The Four Sections: IV. Full Orchestra by Steve Reich

      6) Evan & Kayla ~ Jive ~ Tony Meredith and Melanie LaPatin ~ T.R.O.U.B.L.E. by Travis Tritt

      7) Jeanine & Brandon ~ Paso Doble ~ Louis van Amstel ~ Tetsujin from The Matrix Revolutions (soundtrack)