So You Think You Can Dance

Season 2 Episode 18

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Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Jul 26, 2006 on FOX
9.2
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This week, Cat introduced us to Nigel Lithgoe, Mary Murphy and Dan Karaty as our judges. Then, the dance performances started.

Donyelle and Travis performed a hip-hop routine, Allison and Ivan danced the Argentine Tango, Natalie and Ryan danced a disco routine, and Heidi and Benji danced Broadway.

For the second round, Donyelle and Travis performed a quick step, Allison and Ivan danced hip-hop, Natalie and Ryan danced a contemporary routine, and Heidi and Benji closed the show and performed a mambo.

Afterwards, voting was opened up to the audience.moreless

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  • What a great episode!

    9.6
    This was really a great episode, and while Nigel's said before that they've gotten xx million votes, I'd really like to know how many votes each dancer is getting. This show must have been close, I'd think. All eight dancers are really good; even the ones who were weak tonight have been strong overall, and that's what's going to make it so hard.



    Allison and Ivan were back together and did a hip hop routine to R&B music that was truly touching. The two of them are so good together. They also did an Argentinian Tango that was great, although fairly similar to the one that they'd done before, but still, it was great, and they danced really well.



    Donyelle and Travis... well, they weren't so great tonight. I like both of them, and they've both done some great dances in the past, but the hip hop dance that they did was ... um, odd. I liked it, but the masks were odd and made it difficult for them to see each other and make sure that they were in sync. Their quick-step was okay, but nothing really special. I expected both of these two to be in the bottom two in the results show.



    Natalie and Ryan; the judges said Ryan looked uncomfortable during the disco routine and I agree. He just looked like he was concentrating on the dancing so much, instead of enjoying it; Natalie managed to look like she was enjoying the dance. Their contemporary dance was quite nice (it's not really my favorite style...)



    Heidi and Benji; these are the two everyone has been waiting for! Both of their dances were great, and it's obvious that they've spent quite a bit of time dancing together before. They have chemistry together as dancers, and their timing together is spectacular. I think the final two dancers could be these two cousins! And what a dance-off it will be!moreless
  • The reigning 8 perform.

    10
    I liked Donyelle & Travis's masked hiphop routine, but I didn't quite understand how the masks fit into the dance. It seemed like they were trying to tell a story, but they weren't getting the message through. Their quickstep was decent but a bit slow and heavy.

    Allison & Ivan are the most gorgeous pair I've ever seen. And I am seeing something more than just on-stage chemistry working between them. Their argentine tango routine showed me exactly why that is my favorite dance. Gorgeous. Sexy. HOT.

    I don't know why the judges were hating on Natalie & Ryan's disco. I thought Ryan looked more comfortable in the disco than most other dances we've seen him in. Contemporary is his form so it makes sense he would be comfortable in that. And the Cuban Rhumba were the two that stand out. I thought the disco was quite comfortable and I loved the part when Ryan and Natalie take turns spinning each other out. their contemporary was of course amazing considering they're both contemporary dancers.

    Heidi & Benji's Broadway TRULY captured the Broadway spirit. All the previous Broadway routines fell to nothing after this one. And their mambo was so commanding. I loved the turn Heidi did under Benji's leg. Awesome.

    My pick for the royal 6: donyelle, heidi, allison, travis, ivan, benjimoreless
Allison Holker

Allison Holker

Season 2 Contestant

Benji Schwimmer

Benji Schwimmer

Season 2 Contestant

Cat Deeley

Cat Deeley

Season 2 Host

Dan Karaty

Dan Karaty

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Donyelle Jones

Donyelle Jones

Season 2 Contestant

Heidi Groskreutz

Heidi Groskreutz

Season 2 Contestant

Alex da Silva

Alex da Silva

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Guest Star

Glen Weiss

Glen Weiss

Choreographer

Guest Star

Doriana Sanchez

Doriana Sanchez

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Tyce Diorio

Tyce Diorio

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