SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE: L-R: Top 8 contestant Jana “JaJa” Vankova and all-star Ricky Ubeda perform a Broadway routine choreographed by Al Blackstone on SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE airing Monday, August 24 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. ©2015 FOX Broadcasting Co. Cr: Mike Yarish

SYTYCD 12 Top 8 – Jaja Vankova & Ricky – Broadway – VIDEO

Jaja and Ricky- Broadway by Al Blackstone- Let’s Face The Music and Dance- Nat King Cole –  A smooth talking mobster and his wife get thrown into a jail cell. Wow. Ricky is just incredible in the style. He’s got the bounce that Jaja doesn’t have. She’s too upright in places. She’s got personality, but like most hip hoppers have been tonight, it’s a bit stiff and slow. That little hip hop moment was cute, but not in the style. Her personality is on point, definitely. She’s got a broadway personality, just not quite in the style. She came across as a non-dancer actress trying her hand at Broadway for the first time. Paula says Jaja embodies character to the Nth degree. Jaja says she felt the character. She calls her the belle of the ball. Jason loves a period piece, and thought she looked like a movie star out of the 20’s. Consummate dancer. Nigel says Jaja reminded her of Amy Adams. He thought the choreo was great. Nigel says everything she’s given to do, she does well. He says Vegas or Broadway would be lucky to have her. We already know Jaja is SAFE!

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Jaja’s Solo – Hype City by Tight Eyez – Her first performance was a solo with a purple costume. She won her competition. Her solos are always on point. She dances like she dances for her life everytime. She’s got something to prove, and I feel it in every solo. It’s the movement she feels, not the movement she’s been choreographed.