So You Think You Can Dance – Top 18 Performance and Results – VIDEO

Bianca Revels and Phillip Atmore are eliminated tonight.VIDEO

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Two tappers gone tonight?   I have a feeling Nigel wanted to keep at least one of them.   Based on his remarks to each dancer, I think he would have sent home Noell rather than Bianca.

It’s a shame–both Bianca and Phillip are fantastic in their styles.

Next week, the SYTYCD schedule will be back to   normal with the performances on Tuesday and results on Wednesday. Yay.

OMG. Nigel has moved the “Paula Abdul” chair next to Adam. “She’s forever my girl, ” says Adam.

Billy Bell will be joining the Top 100 in Vegas next season. Brandon, who was eliminated last week after taking Billy’s place, will be able to audition for SYTYCD Season 7.

More recap after the jump…

Noell and Russell – Hip Hop by Jamal Sims – “Move Shake Drop Remix” by DJ Laz, Flo Rida and Casley – Hip-hop routine with tennis racquets is gimmicky, kind of silly. The judges don’t like the dancers, but I wonder if these two aren’t the victims of bad choreography. Adam says, “…I felt like it was overwhelming you a little bit.” Lots of rambling there, Adam. “For me, Russell, you won the match. This is your style…it got a little bit labored toward the end for me…Noell, you gave me more than I expected.” Nigel says, “It was just so fast, you didn’t get a hold of it…Noell, I’m not sure it’s going to be strong enough to keep you out of the bottom…a little disappointed.” – VIDEO

Ashleigh and Jacob ‘ Viennese Waltz by Tony Meredith & Melanie LaPatin – “At Last” by Etta James – “This piece is the couples first wedding dance together, ” says Melanie. Very pretty. But, it’s hard to get excited about the waltz. Adam says, “You guys can still do no wrong in my book…but it was a little ‘lifty’ to me..” Adam is criticizing the choreography. Mary says, “The lift sequence was very good, but I expected more from you…but you were there for her 100%…Ashleigh, I think you were wonderful…you guys are getting closer to the Top 10.” Nigel says, “Jacob, you are such a beautiful dancer…Ashleigh…you need to be careful with your arms a little bit…very strong routine tonight.” – VIDEO

Bianca and Victor – Broadway by Tyce Diorio – “Maybe God is Tryin’ to Tell you Something” The Color Purple (soundtrack) – The routine lacked chemistry and could have been danced with more energy. Adam says, “…what happened for me…you danced it well…I wanted to see you guys lose it.” Mary says, “It was good…but it didnt’ really go there…there wasn’t abandonment there.” Nigel says, “The characters weren’t strong enough…Victor you looked like a fish out of water. It didn’t sit very comfortably for either of you…disappointed with this routine.” – VIDEO

Mollee and Nathan – Bollywood by Nakul Dev Mahajan – “Azeem O Shaan Shahenshah” Jodhaa Akbar (soundtrack) – The story involves a warrior prince, and his unhappy princess. I love Bollywood! Nathan is a revelation! These two are cute together and are developing a terrific chemistry. Adam says, “You guys are such an exciting couple. Mollee you’re coming into your own…you embraced stillness.” Mary says, “The beginning of that was just like a Hollywood movie…the two of you are bringing something new to the stage.” Nigel says, “I thought it was fabulous…Nathan, tremendous stuff.” – VIDEO

Channing and Phillip ‘ Samba by Tony Meredith & Melanie LaPatin – “Maracatu Funk” by The Samba Squad – Neither dancer is familiar with the Samba. Channing had some great hip action, but the lifts are really labored and sloppy. They’re going to get creamed. Adam says, “I could see you guys struggling with the style, Channing…great hip action…some really wonderful interaction.” Mary says, “It didn’t quite get done…a lot of the rhythmical elements were there. Phillip, you weren’t helping Channing…beautiful hip action.” Nigel says, “The chemistry between you didn’t work…” – VIDEO

Karen and Kevin ‘ Hip Hop ‘ Tabitha and Napoleon – “Ice Cream Paint Job” by Dorrough – Kevin is a mechanic, Tabitha is the hot girl who walks into his shop – Ha cute routine. Pretty sexy, too. Karen is amazing–so much personality and confidence. The pair have tons of chemistry. They really inhabited their characters. OMG I think Karen is turning Adam straight. j/k. Adam says, “Karen…you tore that up…Kevin you were fantastic.” Mary says, “It was hot for sure, yes miss thang you are still on the hot tamale train…Kevin you’re phenomenal…of course he’s on the hot tamale train.” Nigel says, “Kevin we expected you to be great…but Karen…you really are a real pleasure to watch.” – VIDEO

Kathryn and Legacy ‘ Contemporary by Stacey Tookey – “2 Steps Away” by Patti LaBelle – The story is about a woman struggling with fear, the man is “fear”. A powerful piece beautifully danced. Wow. Adam says, “Legacy you are a different man than I’ve ever seen…you turned a corner, buddy…Kathryn, you are bringing out something beautiful in him.” Mary says, “It really was abandonment into the routine..Legacy, the growth we’re seeing in you…Kathryn, you just keep nailing it every week.” Nigel says, “It was a very touching routine, Legacy…you have grown and risen since then…Kathryn you were under the radar…you’re proving them wrong.” – VIDEO

Pauline and Peter ‘ Jazz by Wade Robson – “Little Green Bag” by George Baker Selection – Discarded painting elements from “Starry Night” come back to haunt Van Gough. Erm. Ok. Back away from the ‘shrooms, Wade! – Adam says the piece will be controversial, nevertheless, both dancers sold it. Mary says, “I loved the concept, and the costumes…I don’t think it’s going to take you anywhere right now.” Nigel says, “Wade makes a statement with his dancers. I think Peter, your shoulders are tight. Pauline, that’s the first time I’ve seen you dance to the full extent…very good indeed.” – VIDEO

Ellenore and Ryan ‘ Argentine Tango ‘ “Violent Tango” by Astor Piazzolla – Miriam Larici & Leonardo Barrionuevo – Ryan is so strong…the lifts are tremendous. I really dig Ellenore and all her quirks. She’s a beautiful dancer. Her skirt was caught in her heel, and she didn’t miss a beat. Adam says, “The laser like connection you two maintained..Ellenore…you had a stillness and maturity…congrats that was unbelievable.” Mary says, “Ellenore…it was just phenomenal….Ryan you were spot on…you were totally there for her.” Mary stood and screamed. Nigel says, “I don’t know another couple that could have done it any better than you showed us how to do it.” – VIDEO

Elimination time. Noell and Russell, Bianca and Victor, Channing and Phillip – the bottom four dancers will come from these three couples. Russell and Channing are asked to step back.

Noell, Bianca, Victor and Phillip are in the bottom 4. They will dance for their lives after the break.

Noelle (“For A Reason” by Zhane), Victor (“Navras” Matrix Revolutions (soundtrack)), Bianca (“Tootsee Roll” by 69 Boyz) and Phillip (“Almost Like Being In Love” by Nat King Cole) dance for their lives. – VIDEO

Eliminated: – VIDEO

The girls: The decision is not unanimous. Noell is staying, Bianca is going home. Nigel says they felt Noell danced for her life tonight.

The boys: Nigel says he’s upset. He tells Phillip that he’s   going home. “Two tappers are going home tonight, and it breaks my heart.” Hm, I have a feeling Nigel was overruled somewhere…

OMG. Phillips father died a couple of weeks ago, the entire cast is in tears right now…Sniff.

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47 Comments

  1. YES! Billy for Season 7. I hope they will move the show back to the summer.

  2. I wonder why they can’t won’t just pass Brandon through to the Top 100, too. He really came through for them this year ‘” it seemed like the show benefit from his return more than he did.

  3. Well as far as I am concerned they might as well give the title to Nathan…he is amazing….

  4. Maksim Chmerkovskiy said in his TV Guide blog that Karen is a student of his, so I’m glad to see her doing so well. I love Maks, and I thought Karen was awesome last week.

  5. Wow, Legacy was great. I loved Karen and Nathan so far, and I thought Channing did well for having a horrible partner.

  6. The tennis racket thing was ridiculous. In a bad way. What better sport to personify “the street,” right?!That Stacey Tookey piece made me well right up. Beautiful.

    The tennis racket thing was ridiculous. In a bad way. What better sport to personify “the street,” right?!

  7. Oooh I’m liking this Wade routine – he’s been hit or miss for me in recent seasons but that was kind of fun. Helps that I freakin’ love “Little Green Bag.” Great song.

  8. I don’t care if the judges send bianca home, she has won my heart forever for dancing to tootsie roll.

  9. I think the right two people were sent home based on the solo’s but man it was a emotional tug on the heart strings…I seem to be more invested in these dancers as a whole this season then last or prior season’s. Great group of people and dancers. I think I would have been upset if any of them went home…prior years I would not have.

  10. Wow, really impressed with Noelle. Thought she did good in her group and solo, especially for being injured…but i figured she would be in the bottom due to the free pass last week. Really enjoying Katherine and Legacy as well.

  11. Russell, sweetie, I’m hanging on by a thread here. I hope you get some great choreo next week, and you really do your best, so you get a chance to show if you’ve got the dance moves as well as a sweet spirit.

    I am surprised to admit that I was really impressed by Legend and by Mollie tonight.

  12. I seem to be more invested in these dancers as a whole this season then last or prior season’s.

    See, it’s the opposite for me. Seasons 4 and 5 so far is kicking this season’s ass to hell and back. Does anyone else feel that way? Top 20 and Top 18 weeks this season, I have only been impressed with a couple of routines each week thus far, and that is it. I’m having a very hard time latching on to anyone so far. I just went to the Season 5 tour show here on Sunday and it reminded me again how just amazing that season was as a whole. I still remember Season 5’s Top 20 week being so awesome with all those amazing routines. Would’ve been nice for Caitlin and Jason’s Bollywood to have gotten a mention tonight for instance when they mentioned the one in Season 4. I know some on here said that they thought last season was hard to get into, but that’s how I feel about Season 6 so far. Mia was wrong. Season 6 is in no way, shape, or form going to blow Season 5 out of the water. I just am so unimpressed, it’s sad. The ONLY pairs I’ve liked so far have been Kathryn and Legacy (could not stand Kathryn’s constant crying earlier, but she’s a fab dancer!) and Mollee and Nathan. Mollee has annoyed a lot of people, but she just seems to get better and better each week. That Bollywood routine was pretty good tonight!

    I do like Noelle as an individual dancer too and glad she was saved. Bianca’s good, but I found something very off putting about her every time I saw her. I figured Phillip would be a goner after his solo, but sad for him too. I feel if anything, this season is majorly lacking in personality. Nigel got it wrong too. Season 5’s personality so far trumps anything I’ve seen so far this fall.

  13. There were several terrific routines tonight. Kathrin and Legacy seem perfectly matched. Great routine. It seems the judges have pretty much let us know who they expect to be in the TOP 10. I srill don’t see Asleigh being there.

    OTOH, Ryan (with the huge ego) seems destined to be there IF the fans can put up with him. LOL!

    Yes, the right people went home. I do question why Brandon wasn’t put in the TOP 100. If he was good enough to almost make the TOP 20, and then got called in, why can’t he be in the TOP 100 as well as Billy? Is it just for the drama effect?

  14. I still don’t like Mollee. She still doesn’t dance like a mature person to me.

    Nathan wow I liked him tonight for the first time.

    I didn’t find that Jakob and Ashleigh’s waltz flowed like a waltz should and it was ok for me.

    Most impressed by Legacy he danced his heart out and it showed. Stacey Tookey is amazing and she’s a great Canadian choreographer who also does the Canada version of SYTYCD. That choreo was one of her best ever.

    I’m actually glad the tappers left because their solos are dreadfully boring imo.

  15. I still don’t like Mollee. She still doesn’t dance like a mature person to me.

    Once an idea is planted into the viewers’ minds by the judges, it’s hard to see past that no matter what happens. I thought tonight, she made great strides in that area, but I guess we are seeing different things. She was one of the very few who made me sit up and take notice.

  16. It’s a shame’“both Bianca and Phillip are fantastic in their styles.

    Perhaps, but Bianca is just so not likable in how she comes across. I’m glad to see her gone. And so glad Noelle stayed. I got the feeling Nigel was more sad about Phillip than Bianca the way he talked. Noelle solo was better than Bianca too, so I’m glad they noticed that.

  17. Legacy really stood out for me on tonight’s show. He was so fierce in his committment to the dance and to the character. Color me mega impressed. I also enjoyed Kathyrn in this dance as well. Stacey Tookey gave us another amazing piece.

    Other highlights for me were Mollee and Nathan. Sure they’re both young and cute but their personalities are so polar opposite. It creates an interesting dynamic that is fun to watch.

    And then there’s the matter of the woman who oozes so much charisma and sensual/sexual force that it messes with poor Adam’s tender gay sensibilities. (Just kiddin’ A!) Yeah Kevin has to work overtime to just get noticed, and he ain’t no shrinking violet either. Great dance.

    Ellenore and Ryan also gave us a pretty impressive number.

    All the rest were either just alright for me or unimpressive. I’m a bit surprised that Russell hasn’t wowed us yet. But then again, he’s been saddled with sketchy material. Tennis? Really. That was an idea that really needed no exploration. Didn’t care for that choreography – at all.

    Yeah!! to the news that Billy Bell will have a ticket straight to Vegas.

    And my heart really goes out to Phillip. The man had shown the most joy on that stage and to think that he was dealing with the death of his father…leaves me, well, with a heavy heart. I wish him well.

  18. And my heart really goes out to Phillip. The man had shown the most joy on that stage and to think that he was dealing with the death of his father’ ¦leaves me, well, with a heavy heart. I wish him well.

    So true. At least no one’s accusing of him being like Danny Gokey.

  19. Awesome show!
    Loved Legacy and Kathryn, Karen, kevin, and Channing. Didn’t care for the tennis match or the church routine.

  20. That Stacey Tookey piece made me well right up. Beautiful.

    That was a very special piece of choreography- just outstanding. And perfectly tailored around Legacy’s size and agility. He has not been a favorite of mine so far but I did a 180 º on him tonight and that surprised the heck out of me.

    I also loved the Robeson/Starry Night piece. I thought Peter did it well and that his carriage was appropriate for the piece.

    Russell has been my pick, but that travesty tonight couldn’t have been any closer to sabotage if they tried. WTF show?? Hip Hop tennis?
    Just NO.

    Am loving Shankman’s critiques more each week- he is so spot on and teaches as he speaks. So nice!
    Won’t miss Phillip at all and Bianca’s shoulders drove me nuts, so all in all I thought this an outstanding episode.

  21. I know absolutely nothing about dance other than what I enjoy. I enjoyed Bianca more than Noelle. I also enjoyed Legacy for the first time…though I think his self-inflicted name made him start behind the 8-ball…unless you can tell me Legacy is on his birth certificate (nah, I didn’t think so). I too, love Adam Shankman. He teaches me as he critiques.

    The Starry Night piece, for me, was set up to be my favorite. I actually found the practice session to be much better than the actual performance. I thought it showed so much more potential than what we finally got. I was a bit disappointed. There was absolutely nothing disappointing about the Stacey Tookey piece. Oh and Bollywood FTW just about always.

  22. I’m so glad that Billy can come back next season.

    I hated the hip hop routine but Russell was nice to watch, Noelle not so much, I wish they’d sent her home.
    Loved Jakob and Ashleigh but didn’t like Bianca and Viktor, the routine was awful, just a bunch of leaping around, praise the Lord and Hallelujah. I did think that Bianca performed better than Noel though.
    The Bollywood choreography was awesome, i’m not a fan of hyper Mollee though but she’s a lock for top 10 so long as she’s with Nathan and I can’t see him leaving any time soon.
    Karen/Kevin and Legacy/Kathryn were awesome, my favorite couples for sure. I hope we see more of Stacey Tookey now that Mia is gone.
    I didn’t get the concept of Wade’s piece, it was weird and I think the whole set took away from the dancing which for me got lost in it all but that’s just me.
    Elenore and Russell were brilliant, I was looking at her dress wondering if it was supposed to be like that and decided it was LOL shows how much I know!
    Not sorry to see Philip go at all but from now on the guy eliminations are going to be tough, I like them all.

  23. Noelle/Russell–I seriously don’t get the love for Russell. I will admit to bad choreo but there was no finesse at all. A lot of the moves should have come more naturally to him. He needed to step it up and lead Noelle who was out of her element. She has no emotion when she dances. During her solo she did the moves but there was nothing in the eyes.

    Ashliegh/Jacob–I totally dislike ashliegh. She was competent and had on a pretty dress. Jakob looked stiff to me. I don’t get why the judges fawn over him.

    Bianca/Victor—Tyce, bro, you need more contemporary pieces. People seem to fail epically to his Broadway. Victor was totally out of his element. Bianca should have done better but I enjoyed her solo more than Noelle’s.

    Mollee/Nathan—it’s a good thing that Nathan is a strong partner. I think Mollee needs someone more mature than she is to be able to focus. Lovely routine but the edge of the choreo was taken off due to their youth I think.

    Channing/Phillip–just bad. Phillip is so likable though. And his Dad, omg. So much heartbreak in such a short time, and such a good sport. Channing can go now.

    Karen/Kevin–I like Kevin. He was spot on in his element. Unfortunately having a good partner is a double edged sword. They can lift up weak partners or overshadow decent partners. Karen is definately one of my faves.

  24. What does everyone want from Mollee? she is cute and a great dancer, it’s not her fault that they showed her to us so much in the beginning. she is 18 years old, give her a break! I think that the BOllywood routine was the best of the night.

  25. Katheryn/Legacy—Katheryn is good but Legacy just totally overshadows her. I loved Stacy’s routine but it reminded me so much of Mia’s addiction routine I thought to myself been there done that. They make a good couple.

    Pauline/Peter–I liked this routine! If it wasn’t for the obnoxious background I think the dancers would have sold it better. Peter was stiff but I think it worked with the routine. Quirky and a bit mean. Pauline was like Ashliegh, competent, but if she’s to stay in the competition longer than Ashliegh she’s going to have to pull off something huge. Wade does make a statement doesn’t he?

    Ellenore/Ryan–As much as I hate to say it Ryan is a good dancer. (grr) but in this case the judges are right to lay the praise all over Ellenore. That was a really marvelous dance.

    My top 5: 1)Karen 2)Ellenore 3)Legacy 4)Nathan 5)Ryan

  26. I thought Legacy did well considering. Something about the way he holds his head catches my eye. Like a predator.

    Love Nathan. Kid has talent. I don’t think that fall was planned though. He handled it well.

    Jakob, can’t argue the guy has some amazing lines. Problem I saw was that his partner wasn’t as elegant…typically it is the womans long, stretched leg that is so impressive. Here Jakob effortlessly throws his leg way up and his partner just looked a little weak in comparison. He does seem a bit tight.

    I also felt that Peter was very good in his routine. Better than the girl I thought. More into the character.

    I am still so bummed about Billy.

    I liked Bianca. I don’t remember her from previous auditions so I have a clean slate for her. She just seemed so fun.

    I thought Elenore and Ryan did really well. She is really good. And Karen too. So funny the way Adam kept falling off his chair. He is a good/funny actor!

  27. What does everyone want from Mollee? she is cute and a great dancer, it’s not her fault that they showed her to us so much in the beginning. she is 18 years old, give her a break! I think that the BOllywood routine was the best of the night.

    At 18 one can expect some immaturity. And she is a good dancer. I just don’t think she has the inner focus to truly pull of a memorable dance. The Bollywood routine was nice. But I have to wonder if it was more about the costumes and flash than about the dancers.

  28. I love Bollywood dancing. I don’t think it’s very easy either. I’m not a dance person, but I see them having to go out of their comfort zones in order to perform it. From what I can see, it’s unlike anything else on the show. What I want from Mollee is to not rest on being 18 years old. She signed up for the show. I give her no concession because of her age. She could have waited. Other’s do/did. Age doesn’t ever enter into the equation for me. It actually hinders contestants for me in any of these shows when people bring up their age.

  29. What does everyone want from Mollee? she is cute and a great dancer, it’s not her fault that they showed her to us so much in the beginning. she is 18 years old,

    I think Mollee’s doing well so far. But I am curious to see how she’ll do when they stop giving her very upbeat high-energy dances. Those seem to me to be right in her wheelhouse, but I’m not so sure about some of the other possibilities.

    I like Bianca as a person a lot. I liked her tap solo (much better than Noelle’s solo, actually, which seemed kind of standard-issue stuff — and had what seemed to me an amazing amount of throwing herself about for somebody who seriously injured her knee last week …).

    I wanted to slug Nigel for his (continuing) racist crap about her knowing about black churches. To me, that was a condescending as his stuff to Russell last week about being an information to other kids in the ghetto. …

    Nevertheless, while I think Noelle and Channing may have deserved to go as much as Bianca did, I’m not really sorry to see Bianca leave. What *is* it with her shoulders? I can’t imagine that it’s appropriate in any form of dance, including tap, to have your shoulders permanently located at the level of your ears. Or maybe she’s just built funny or something? In any case, it has bugged me, as have her flat feet, which really aren’t very suitable at this point for most of the dancing they do.

  30. I don’t see what all the fuss about Karen is at all. Sure she’s got that Latin sexy vibe going on and yeah, she’s a decent dancer, but I don’t like her, at all. She comes across as fake to me. And I HATED that stupid car racing hip hop routine last night. Ugh! That was as bad and stupid as the tennis one! Karen has nothing more than sex going for her IMO and I think she tries too hard.

  31. Elenore and Russell were brilliant, I was looking at her dress wondering if it was supposed to be like that and decided it was LOL shows how much I know!

    Same here. I asked my husband if her dress was supposed to be that way, and he thought it was. We were waiting for a wreck, but she was so great!

    I don’t get the judges fawning over Ashleigh. She looked heavy and stiff to me last night, but Jakob is so light and bendy that he’d probably make anyone look bad. But A. irritated me right out of the gate, so I’m biased, too.

    I am terrible. I have this “thing” where I get furious and fist-clenchy when I hear overly crisp noises on TV — whispers, crunching, and OMG the tap shoe microphones are going to kill me!!! Nothing against the dancers themselves, but I was so relieved to see 2/3 of the clicking sound go away last night. I don’t mind tap dancing normally, but those damn shoe mikes. Argh!

    Anyway, tucking my werewolf fur back into my shirt…

    I loved Legacy and Kathryn’s dance last night. Not as spectacular as the Addiction dance last season, but very moving, and he was amazing. I love seeing dancers develop like that. And I’m still hoping for a weeping duet between him and Only Dogs Can Hear You Now Kathryn. :)

    And I love Adam. He is hilarious, and his comments are outstanding. What a great permanent addition.

    Get RID of that Paula threat chair, please!

  32. I just have to say, I love Adam Shankman. He has the best critiques. I thought that Channing should have been in the bottom, but I’m okay with the results. Love the Tango, as was said earlier, I hate to say it also but Ryan is a great dancer, but Eleanor is stunning. Loved Karen, Nathan and Kathryn also. I still feel this show is a bit rigged. Ashleigh and Jakob have not had to do anything with speed or unusual moves. It seems they are really protecting her as they did with Melissa last year. But this is an entertainment show isn’t it

  33. Vorona, Mary Murphy must fit into that thing about crisp noises. Argh, that scream.

    The Paula Chair. Adam was kinda funny on that too… calling Nigel a cold hearted snake for pushing the chair over to him. I guess he is not a Pauler fan.

  34. Vorona, Mary Murphy must fit into that thing about crisp noises. Argh, that scream.

    Ha! You’d think so, wouldn’t you? But she actually doesn’t bother me a bit. I like her. My sister lives next to the dance studio she owns/owned in San Diego, and she said she used to hear that scream and laugh sometimes at night. She asked me if it was awful being in the SYTYCD studio with her when I saw a taping, but honestly, you could barely hear her over the audience cheering.

  35. I’m not able to edit right now, so new post.

    Forgot to add that I am NOT a fan of the camera work this season. I never have been, but it’s extra bad this time around. Too many fade in/fade out transitions that blur the movement. Too much swinging around, taking away from the movement of the dancing itself. And a few times last night they were shooting from stupid angles like far on the right side so you could only see one dancer’s back. Or they’d cut off someone’s feet. Um — stop it!

  36. Am I the only one annoyed by Ryan’s great pleasure in his own physique? He spends a lot of time flexing his muscles for the camera and talking up his workout schedule. There have been LOTS of really ripped guys on this show, and no one else had to constantly remind us.

    Also, isn’t Karen the professional dancer? Or do I have her mixed up with someone else. While I know it’s not prohibited, I really don’t like to see a pro competing with the other kids who are probably just trying to get a foot in the door as professionals. Can’t pull or vote for a pro, no matter how good they are.

  37. Once an idea is planted into the viewers’ minds by the judges, it’s hard to see past that no matter what happens. I thought tonight, she made great strides in that area, but I guess we are seeing different things. She was one of the very few who made me sit up and take notice.

    I didn’t like her from the very beginning, since her audition. I feel like she’s an over-rated performer, despite the judge’s/producers trying to work the “girl turning into a woman” angle. Her bollywood routine was weak. She dances like a cheerleader, perky and upbeat, but rarely on beat and never finishes her extensions. Plus, she’s not sharp in any of her steps, she just flops her limbs around. Very unimpressed.

  38. What does everyone want from Mollee? she is cute and a great dancer, it’s not her fault that they showed her to us so much in the beginning. she is 18 years old, give her a break! I think that the BOllywood routine was the best of the night.

    cant speak for everyone, but I want her to be a great dancer. period. she’s not, she’s just passable.

    speaking of age……

    Kayla from last season was only 18yrs old. notice the difference in dancing styles…has nothing to do with age.

    same with the winner Jeanine, only 18. and please dont tell me that she didnt have personality AND the ability to dance with grace and confidence. something mollee lacks.

  39. “”What does everyone want from Mollee? she is cute and a great dancer, it’s not her fault that they showed her to us so much in the beginning. she is 18 years old, give her a break! I think that the BOllywood routine was the best of the night””

    I 2nd this, she is a great dancer but Nathan – love that Nathan

  40. I thought Noelle was weak last night, she deserved her bottom 4 appearance. Yeah, the routine itself sucked but that doesn’t excuse the fact that she has zero rhythm. She looked like the typical white girl at a club trying to dance to hip hop. Not pretty to my eyes.

    Jakob might just drag Ash into the top 10. Despite not being a fan, I cant say Noelle or Channing belong there more so than her. She’s at least keeping up with Jakob and his insane extensions and dance ability. I agree with Nigel, wish I could have seen him and Billy Bell go toe to toe.

    Really impressed with Legacy and Kathryn..they have great chemistry (IMO more so than Ryan and Ellenore). However, I do adore Ellenore, great dancer and full of personality. Ryan is okay for me but he does deserve a spot on the tour.

    Karen has natural sex appeal…when you got it, you got it. She reminds me of a young JLo from her Fly Girl days….but without the attitude.

    I’ve seen glimpses of greatness from Nathan but still no standout performance. Competition is still young. I think he will really blossom once he enters the top 10.

    Really enjoy Russell in general, but he needs a contemporary or jazz piece asap to showcase his emotion and musicality. he comes alive in the hip hop pieces, but last week, he was just blah.

    I must say, with the exceptions of Channing, Noelle, and Victor…all of the dancers are at least making an impression on me. Im becoming more invested in this season than last year. Maybe its the dancers, or maybe it was that top 20 special show….whatever it is, Im enjoying it.

  41. Kayla from last season was only 18yrs old. notice the difference in dancing styles’ ¦has nothing to do with age.

    same with the winner Jeanine, only 18.

    With this statement, I agree. Kayla and Jeanine are leaps and bounds above Mollee. And IMO, they are also leaps and bounds above many of this season’s dancers as are a lot of the Top 10 from Season 5. This is why I think this season pretty much sucks overall. I am not liking it anywhere near as much as last season. Most of these people grate on my nerves more than peak my interest.

  42. I am also fascinated with the Bollywood dance. I watched all three routines that have been on the show, and I like Caitlin and Jason’s Bollywood the best. Indeed, it is not an easy dance.

    I thought Nigel said there will be a few new dances this season?

    It will be good for the viewers to now select who is their favorite!

  43. I have mixed feelings about SYTYCD having a Bollywood piece each season. It’s awesome that they are giving Bolly dancing national exposure, and it’s very entertaining to watch.

    But these judges don’t know the first thing about judging Bolly dance. Each season, all they say is “I loved it, so entertaining, great costumes” and “I’m proud that we represent all types of dances on this show”.

    Bollywood style, whether it is slow or fast, is very crisp and clean. You can tell even from far away exactly what the dancer is doing with their hands, arms, legs, and feet. Modern Bolly fuses in hip hop, latin, and jazz stylings. It really has no element of contemporary/lyrical in it.

    Katee & Joshua had the best Bolly by a mile. They were crisp & clean & always smiling. They danced it better than most Bolly dancers themselves do, with that added athleticism that’s unique to American dance styling. Plus the choreo was spot-on modern Bolly.

    Caitlin & Jason had a more athletic/technical piece which wasn’t very Bolly. But they executed it well.

    Mollee & Nathan had a more classical Bolly dance, esp the music, which is from a period-piece movie. Their performance was by far the worst. Nathan was passable, but I couldn’t even tell what Mollee was doing most of the time. Utter fail IMO.

  44. With this statement, I agree. Kayla and Jeanine are leaps and bounds above Mollee. And IMO, they are also leaps and bounds above many of this season’s dancers as are a lot of the Top 10 from Season 5. This is why I think this season pretty much sucks overall. I am not liking it anywhere near as much as last season. Most of these people grate on my nerves more than peak my interest.

    How do you feel about the guys? this season, i seem to be more invested/ interested in the boys (unlike season 5 when the girls had my full attention). although i will say kathryn is slowly growing on me big time. i think ellenore and her might have top 4 potential. i think jakob, nathan, legacy, ryan and maybe kevin/russel could make an interesting top 5 for the boys. and who knows, maybe victor will step up his game?

  45. But these judges don’t know the first thing about judging Bolly dance. Each season, all they say is ‘I loved it, so entertaining, great costumes’  and ‘I’m proud that we represent all types of dances on this show’ .

    haha, so true. ive watched bollywood flicks, and in comparsion, some of these dances are painful to watch. that was my main beef w. mollee and nathan’s routine, it lacked sharpness and precision. its easy to get distracted w. the pretty costumes, makeup and music, and not pay attention to their actual techniques.

  46. This is why I think this season pretty much sucks overall. I am not liking it anywhere near as much as last season. Most of these people grate on my nerves more than peak my interest.

    Just the opposite for me- last year bored me to tears except for Evan who turned out to be somewhat of a disappointment to me.
    But this year my interest is totally piqued by Jakob, Nathan, and Ellenore.

    What disturbs me most about this season is the way they seem determined to sabotage Russell. I feel as if they got to toot their progressive horns by exclaiming “First Krumper!! Yay us!! We Accept All!!”, then looked around and realized how popular he was and freaked out. They want him out, no doubt about it.
    He’d better get something not ridiculous next week. Get rid of stupid, vapid, squinty eyed Kevin but not my adorable Russell!

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