SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE: Top 6 contestant Virgil Gadson (R) and all-star Melanie Moore (L) perform a Contemporary routine choreographed by Justin Giles on SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE airing Monday, August 31 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. ©2015 FOX Broadcasting Co. Cr: Michael Becker

SYTYCD 12 Top 6 – Virgil Gadson & Melanie- Contemp – VIDEO

Virgil and Melanie- Contemporary by Justin Giles- All Is Now Harmed by Ben Howard – Virgil is a veteran returning from war, who feels the lives of all the friends he lost in war. Heavy routine. Can Virgil match Melanie? Virgil cries while talking to Twitch about the piece. Honestly, I’m not feeling this routine as much as I did Jaja’s. It’s well danced, but I’m not feeling the story, except when Virgil plays with the dog tag, and in the final moments where Melanie and Virgil just connect in an embrace. Standing O from the judges. Anyone remember the No Air routine that Joshua did way back when? I felt like that was better. Except, I don’t think Melanie outdanced Virgil. She could have, but he matched her. Paula says it’s lovely seeing Melanie back. Paula calls it a mature performance. Paula says “Damn you’re good.” LOL. Jason says Virgil has honesty that makes people feel like they’re right there with him. He calls him a great performer. Nigel says that when Virgil doesn’t show his personality, it exposes his lack of technique. He said this was different. No exposing. The performance was everything.

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Virgil’s Solo – Rock The Bells by LL Cool J – Virgil says his mentor is Clyde Evans, who he’s known for 15 years. He’s doing his solo like old school 90’s hip hop, complete with a boombox. My favorite Virgil solo this season. Well choreographed. Reminded me of the kind of solos Twitch used to do.