So You Think You Can Dance – Who Will Go Home Tonight?

Nigel Lythgoe @dizzyfeet just tweeted this:

The results are very interesting. I’m disappointed with one couple in the bottom 3 but not surprised. See if you agree on tonight’s show.

Do you think he’s talking about Ryan and Ellenore or Mollee and Nathan? I would think that the judges warning the two couples were in danger at the end of last night’s show would have fans dialing extra hard for them…

I think the two dancers going home will come out of the Channing/Victor and Pauline/Peter couplings. They danced in the middle of the line up with little or faint praise. I also don’t think the judges would be sorry to see any of them go.

Last night’s performances HERE.

  • wand3rful

    he’s probably talking about Kevin/Karyn or Jakob/Ashleigh…..hence his disappointment (couples he likes and endorsed last night).

    count on channing and victor to leave (unless they send kevin home in a shock boot). he’s keeping peter for at least another week. something tells me nigel didnt make a big deal about tappers this season to not include one in the top ten.

  • J9BT

    I think it’s possible that Peter/Pauline are in the bottom 3, along with Ryan/Ellenore and Victor/Channing. I think that Molly/Nathan should be in the bottom 3, but I’m not sure if they’ll end up there.

    I think Nigel would be disappointed to find Peter/Pauline in the bottom 3, but not surprised. I think he would expect Ryan/Ellenore and Victor/Channing to be in the bottom 3. Maybe he would be disappointed at Ryan/Ellenore, but not Victor/Channing.

    There is no way that Russell/Noell will be in the B3, and Jakob/Ashleigh shouldn’t be there. Nor should Karen/Kevin or Legacy/Kathryn. I think Nigel would be both disappointed AND surprised to find these 4 couples there.

  • http://www.twitter.com/sarahruth3 Sarah

    I actually think it might be either Karen & Kevin or Jakob & Ashleigh. They performed early in the lineup and were solid, but kinda faded to the background in light of the trainwrecks and that awesome Afro Jazz. Plus, Ashleigh still doesn’t seem to have shaken her auditions/Vegas edit, even though I do think she’s improved some. Jakob is AWESOME, but as we’ve all seen in prior seasons, personality always gets votes over technical excellence.

    Honestly, I think Mollee/Nathan are gonna be safe based on fanbase, Noelle/Russell will be safe based on performance, and probably Legacy/Kathryn will be safe. Then all the rest, I have NO idea. It’s tough to predict since we really have NO idea what the fanbases are like.

  • gangreen29

    I think there is a good chance Kevin and Karen will be in the bottom, and I could see Kevin going home. I think the other two couples in the bottom will be Peter and Pauline and Ellenore and Ryan. If that happens I can’t imagine anyone but Pauline going home.

  • J9BT

    I hope Karen/Kevin or Jakob/Ashleigh don’t go home. I didn’t vote – probably should have – but given the judges control over who goes home until the Top 10, I rarely bother voting until then (S4 Joshua was an exception to that rule – I voted early and often all the way through).

    I think Nigel would be very surprised to see Karen or Jakob in the B3, and he said he wasn’t surprised, so I will go out on a limb and say it’s not them. Hopefully I’m not eating my words later on tonight.

  • suebrody

    I absolutely think Mollee and Nathan should have been in the B3 and I guarantee you they aren’t going ANYWHERE, regardless. Jakob BETTER BE SAFE. I have the feeling I am going to have to start voting for Jakob, Russell, and Legacy soon…

  • http://mjsbigblog.com/luvadamlamberts-american-idol-tour-2009-washington-dc-re-cap.htm luvadamlambert

    I hope Nathan is safe.he’s my favorite.even after the shitty salsa he did last night.and channing’s just a cool name…

  • purkinje

    Jakob is AWESOME, but as we’ve all seen in prior seasons, personality always gets votes over technical excellence.

    Thing is, he DOES have an awesome personality, too. “I don’t know what moment you’re talking about” = brilliant. I just hope people are aware that there isn’t some kind of negative correlation with technique & personality, which unfortunately is a concept that in the past the judges have promoted.

  • gangreen29

    Thing is, he DOES have an awesome personality, too. ‘I don’t know what moment you’re talking about’  = brilliant.

    Ehh, I thought he was kind of awkward at that moment. Jakob might have a great personality off the show, but what matters is on the show. He does not appear to be very telegenic. The sweating is a major problem. He also appears very tense and withdrawn at times, and his voice is a bit grating. I think he is an amazing dancer, but I can definitely see personality problems.

  • J9BT

    Jakob might have a great personality off the show, but what matters is on the show. He does not appear to be very telegenic. The sweating is a major problem. He also appears very tense and withdrawn at times, and his voice is a bit grating. I think he is an amazing dancer, but I can definitely see personality problems.

    gangreen29 I agree with you. I think he’s a great technical dancer, but I haven’t seen lots of personality come across on the show. I was a bit put off by the fact that he chose to talk about his friendship with Jeannine (was he trying to gain her fan votes?) rather than something unique about himself.

    Sometimes the producers take editing liberties, though, and we don’t see a person’s full personality come through.

  • rayni

    I don’t really care much yet who goes home – I’m not that invested in them yet. Russell is my favorite from last night and I love the beauty of Jakob and Victor. Besides that – meh. I posted on the performance thread how icky I think Ashleigh is and I do not think she did a great job last night at all – turn, pose, smirk at the camera. And Legacy looks like a little monkey to me – don’t get the legacy love at all. Ryan is smarmy and off-putting. And I simply don’t really remember anybody else. I hope I come to like them better as the season progesses.

  • rockvixen

    I think Pauline and the tapdancer are going home.

  • Tara

    I would be shocked in Jakob and Ashleigh were in the bottom. Can’t be. They did very well. I loved Jakob on that.

    Nathan and Mollee should be in the bottom. I don’t want Nathan to go home….but fair is fair.

    Do they dance for their lives and the judges pick? It isn’t until later the the votes get all the control, right?

    And it isn’t the couple that has to go, right? The judges pick two out of the bottom? I am so cornfused

  • Virginia5

    The bottom 3 couples have to dance for their lives, individually, and THEN the judges pick which one boy and one girl go home.

    I agree that Jakob lacks personality on TV. And the little personality he has shown, is rigid, tense, and just plain haughty. I don’t care if he really isn’t like that (like some people might argue), he just comes off that way and that counts for most of it. I also don’t like that he talked about Jeanine being his bff. Who gives a crap? What a stupid thing to talk about. And I don’t care if the producers told him to say that, he could have said no. Also this is the 2nd time he’s brought that up.. there is an online interview of the top 20 and he talks about that little fact again. And during that online interview he says something really arrogant sounding like “I have something special that others don’t have.” Umm, okkkay Jakob.

  • haininh

    Virginia5, you took the words right out of my keyboard :-). I really do want to like Jakob, he is technically amazing, but him talking about Jeanine TWICE comes off so desperate. He doesn’t have anything to talk about himself? Jeezzz.

  • Tara

    Thanks for the info Virginia5.

    I am off to watch.

  • sunchick

    Nigel is smoking crack tonight. Ellenore’s solo was outstanding and refreshing and not “trying too hard to be quirky.” What, you should just insert some pirouettes and jetes to “keep your competitive edge”? And I’m not a huge Peter fan, but that was some sick tapping. Star quality my ass. Speaking of, Ryan’s solo was ass.

    Oh, and I think Jakob is absolutely adorable and I don’t get the stiff personality complaint at all. Why would you be desperate when your dance talent is that off the chain? He’s my fave to watch this season thus far.