So You Think You Can Dance – Top 18 Results – Recap

Susie and Marquis are ELIMINATED.

A Shane Sparks routine (“Elevator” by Flor Rida feat. Timbaland) opens the show. Loved this! The little pause in the music before the girls took the stage was thrillingVIDEO

The Bottom 3:

  • Three couples take center stage. Katee and Josuah are declared SAFE first. After reviewing their routines, Chelsea and Thayne are sent to the Bottom 3, leaving Kherington and Twitch SAFE. – VIDEO
  • Three more couples take center stage. Chelsie and Mark are declared safe. Cat behaves as if there is one couple in the bottom 3. It turns out that Kourtni and Matt and Jessica and Will are BOTH SAFE. Jessica and Will FREAK OUT! Cat apologizes afterward – VIDEO
  • The last 3 couples take center stage. Susie and Marquis are sent to the Bottom 3. It’s between Courtney and Gev, and Chris and Comfort. Cat reviews their routines. Chris and Comfort are sent to the Bottom 3. Courtney and Gev are SAFE. Nigel Lythgoe turns into the HULK! OMG! – VIDEO

First and second season auditioner, Timo Nunez, is America’s #1 Flamenco dancer! He’s very HOT and he dances for y’all. – VIDEO

Dancing for their lives tonight: Chelsea and Thayne, Susie and Marquis and Chris and Comfort. No surprises here.

  • Chelsea T (“Time is Now” by Moloko), Thayne (“Belief” by Gavin DeGraw), Susie (“The Anthem” by Pitbull feat. Lil Jon) by and Marquis (“Stop and Stare” by One Republic) dance for their lives – VIDEO
  • Comfort (“Planet Rock” by Afrika Bambaataa), Chris (“Again” by John Legend) dance for their lives. Cat Deely holds a sign that says “Chris is not a tree” with pictures! – VIDEO

Flo Rida performs “In The Air” from his album Mail On SundayVIDEO


  • The judges have returned. Somebody pushes the wrong button (19E!) Nigel makes confusing and nonsensical comparisons to the NBA. Chelsea T. is safe. Comfort is SAFE. Susie is ELIMINATED. Thank Jeebus. Marquis is ELIMINATED. Thayne and Chris are SAFE. – VIDEO

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Did the right contestants go home tonight? Susie’s elimination was a no-brainer. She was completely out of her league from Day One. And I disagree with Mary, who cut Susie and Marquis some slack for drawing a dance “they had a little bit of a tough time with.” As a Latin dancer, last night’s Salsa should have been a moment for Susie. Instead it highlighted her limited abilities.

Well, at least Susie remembered to smile when Comfort was declared safe. It took her a few seconds, but she remembered! Nigel said Comfort hadn’t come alive on the show, but based on her performance in the Shane Sparks routine, he was giving her another chance.

As far as the guys, Thayne was fine, but I think Marquis danced a better solo than Chris. In this particular case, I think personality trumped technique. Nigel’s assessment that Marquis’s solo dance was a bag of tricks was harsh. Marquis welled up, he knew he was going home. At that moment, my heart broke for him a little.

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