Neil Patrick Harris, will join Mary Murphy and Nigel Lythgoe on the So You Think You Can Dance judges panel this week! Hooray.
Last week, the permanent pairings came to an end. Tonight, the Top 10 will perform with a SYTYCD All-Star alum! They will also perform a solo.
Check out the spoilers for this week here.
Tomorrow night at 8/7c pm, tune in for special performances by the pan-Asian, all-female pop group Blush – who will make their American television debut with rapper Snoop Dogg – and ballet dancer Daniil Simkin.
The SYTYCD tour tickets go on sale July 29th. First show Orlando. Brand new production with this year’s Top 10.
Marko & Chelsie – Samba – Jason Gilkison – “Cinema Italiano” – Kate Hudson – dropped Chelsie right on her head. OUCH. NICE HIPS MARKO! Is there a dance Marko can’t master? He’s always a joy to watch. “Amazing”, says Neil. “That was so dirty! I would have kissed her too at the end of it!” He thinks Marko is the guy to beat. Mary says Marko is the REAL DEAL out there. You do EVERYTHING she says. “I won’t be surprised if you’re in that finale.” Nigel is impressed with Marko’s courage and perseverance. He’s lost a partner, but not the chemistry. “Now you are dancing with the stars!…Tremendous. Well done.”
Solo: Sasha “Syrup & Honey” – 1-888-836-7601
Jordan & Brandon – Contemporary – Desmond Richardson – Brandon is such a beautiful dancer! And look at you Jordan. I wondered if she’d be able to keep up with Brandon. She did! The best she’s ever danced. Mary says Jordan was fearless, fantastic. She is fighting, “dancing solid sister.” Nigel says Jordan doesn’t have many weaknesses. She can do everything they asked her. My eyes kept returning to you. Wake up dance fans! Keep this girl in the competition! Neil agrees. “It takes your breath away…watching you feel that dance was spectacular.”
Solo: Jess “Come By Me” Harry Connick Jr. – 1-888-836-7602
Tadd & Comfort – Hip Hop – Chuck Maldonado – “Look at Me Now” Chris Brown – Not sure how I feel about this. It didn’t really hold my attention. I’ve never been a big Comfort fan. Nigel remminds us that B Boys are not hip hop and is impressed that Tadd picked up the choreo. “I think you outdanced your all star”. OHHHH Nigel!. Neil says Spencer Liff will be teaching him to dance for HIMYM and now understands how difficult it is. He loved it. Mary says Tadd is something special. “fired right out of the cannon, didn’t let up. Unbelievable musicality. You have swagger.”
Solo: Melanie “You’re The One That I Want” – 1-888-836-7603
Mitchell & Melody – Broadway – Tyce Diorio – “Take Off With Us” All That Jazz – I think Mitchell will finally go home tonight. Nothing spectacular happening there. Neil didn’t get an airplane theme “It all seemed disjointed and not very well thought out. I think your a terrific dancer…but not may favorite.” Did Neil just dis Tyce’s crappy Broadway choreo? HILARIOUS. Mary thought the number was a lot of fun, but over baked, especially in the facials. Nigel thinks with Fosse you have to think more about style, than over performing.
Solo – Ricky – “Daylight Breaks” by Cassidy Haley – 1-888-836-7604
Solo – Clarice – “Royal T” – 1-888-836-7605
Caitlyn & Pasha – Argentine Tango – Leonardo & Miriam – Pash is so elegant and sexy! Caitlyn is doing a beautiful job here. Mary gives a standing O! “That was really a treat on the eyes, breathtaking. Effortless. The passion was more real than in any other number. You were a complete woman tonight. Took your dancing to another level.” Nigel agrees. “Far sexier than anything you’ve done…kept the intensity, didn’t over-perform.” Neil thought it started slow, but he was suddenly drawn in…it became great theater. The two of you were super in sync.”
Solo: Mitchell “This Time” by John Legend – 1-888-836-7606
Sasha & Twitch – Hip Hop Christopher Scott – “Misty Blue” by Dorothy Moore – Couple in a relationship trying to rekindle the flame. WOW WOW WOW. Shasha hitting it HARD. She’s incredible. LOVE the choreo. Judges are shaking their hands like HAAWT. Nigel’s mouth is hanging open, at a loss for words. Compares this to the Alex Wong routine. First time he’s seen chemistry with a partner. Nailed it beginning to end, says Nigel. Neil thought it was the best of the evening so far. Niel loves Chris Scott. “You guys should dance every dance together. Mary says “that was smoking hot. You had the swagger, musicality, chemistry. I loved you doing that number. Sasha, you are an all star tonight.”
Solo: Jordan – “Tonight” Lyyke Li – 1-888-836-7607
Jess & Kathryn – Contemporary – Stacey Tookey – “The Lonely” by Christina Perri – About not being able to see what’s right in front of your eyes. I love Jess, but he looks really really awkward up there. Not loving this as much as the judges are. Neil thinks the choreo was great. He feels Jess’s face is “muggy”. Be as present and sincere as possible, he says. But, Jess was “As good as I’ve seen you. Well done.” Mary’s favorite piece from Jess. Feels Jess was “There every step of the way” for Kathryn. Nigel quip! “A routine with more lifts than Joan Rivers’ face.” ha! But feels Jess coped with them well. Nigel also thought it was Jess’s best work to date.
Solo: Tadd – “Everything I Can’t Have” by Robin Thicke – 1-888-836-7608
Melanie & Pasha – Viennese Watz – Jason Gilkerson – “Everybody Hurts” by Tina Arena – This is going to be a tear jerker! Melanie comforts a friend who has lost the will to live. Elegant, beautiful flowing. Like two angels gliding. STUNNING! Mary says, “Your feet never touched the floor, you were floating. I don’t know how you do it. You’re right at the top of the leader board” Nigel says it was a master class in flow in lifts. “You are a solid absolutely beautiful dancer.” Neil calls it “effortlessly perfect. You look like you’re from the past, but you dance like you’re from the future. You are beautiful in every way. My favorite dancer on the show.”
Solo: Caitlyn – “Cosmic Love” Florence + The Machine – 1-888-836-7609
Ricky & Allison – Jazz – Tyce Diorio – “Precious Dream” – Dance is about a bad dream. Big improvement over that Broadway number Tyce choreographed. I like this. Very fierce. INTENSE. Ricky danced beautifully, with emotion. Allison was wonderful. Nigel congratulates Tyce. “Sensational piece. Creative.” Felt Ricky kept up. Neil tells Tyce the he made a bold call. Ricky usually dances very young. Neil was prepared to not get it. But thought his moves were fierce. Mary thought Ricky “really brought it. Raw. Reckless, Intense. Spectacular.”
Solo: Marko – “More Than Anyone” Gavin DeGraw – 1-888-836-7610
Clarice & Robert – Bollywood – Nakul – Girl and guy play cat and mouse. That was fun as hell and looked wicked hard to do. Joyful, exhilarating. Neil loved it. Incredibly infectious. Neil connected with Clarice for the first time. Mary found it “Exhilarating, intricate and hard to do. So much fun. Perfect for you. Fit like a Chanel suite.” Nigel agrees. Perfect fit for Clarice. “It makes me happy. Exhilarated by it.”
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