SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE: L-R: Top 8 contestant Jim Nowakowski and all-star Comfort Fedoke perform a Hip-Hop routine choreographed by Pharside & Phoenix 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 – Jim Nowakowski & Comfort – Hip Hop – VIDEO

Jim and Comfort- Hip Hop by Pharcyde and Phoenix- Hey Mama by David Guetta – Jim knows he needs to connect, but he can’t look at Comfort in the eyes. She’s Medusa. These costumes are on point. Comfort is spectacular as always. This is kind of a stiff Hip Hop routine as intended, so Jim actually is pulling it off. Honestly? My favorite routine of the night. The first routine worthy of Top 8. Best routine of the night. Jason applauds Jim for going for it. Jason says he still needs to embody the hip hop more. He says Hip Hop looks foreign to him. Nigel agrees with Jason. He loved the concept of the dance, but was uncomfortable a bit. He says he needed to relax and get into it. He says Jim’s solo was exquisite. Paula says they threw everything into the routine, and didn’t allow Jim to breathe in it. She calls him unparalleled. We already know, Jim is SAFE.

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Jim’s Solo – The Four Seasons: Summer by Antonio Vivaldi – The dancers are talking about their first performance. Jim’s first performance involved a pink tuxedo. He was the only boy in his first performance. Ballet solos are hard, but I feel like he pulled it off. Lots of technique shown. The judges gave him a standing ovation.