Who Will Be Eliminated from So You Think You Can Dance? Plus, iTunes!

Who do you think will go home tonight on So You Think You Will Dance?

I put all my pool points on Melissa and Ade.   Evan is unstoppable, at this point.   Brandon got a standing ovation for his solo last night, and danced beautifully in his pairs routines. Jeanine has slowly been gaining momentum in the past few weeks, and Kayla is right there behind her.   I’ve been pretty meh on Kayla, but I can’t deny that she’s a beautiful dancer.

I don’t think Melinda and Ade, though both talented, are as popular as the rest of the Top 6.   Plus, the criticism they both received last night (trashing Ade for his samba, Nigel telling Melissa in a round-about way she could be in trouble), could hurt them.

What do you think?

Bonus: After the jump, check out the list of songs from last night’s SYTYCD. There’s a handy iTunes link for each if you like…

  • Boys Group Dance: “True Romance” – She Wants Revenge – iTunes
  • Jeanine and Ade – Samba – Louis Van Amstel -‘  LoveGame’  by Lady Gaga – iTunes
  • Kayla’s solo – ‘You Found Me’  by the Fray – iTunes
  • Melissa and Evan – Broadway by Tyce Diorio ‘Get Me To The Church on Time’  by Matt Dusk from My Fair Lady – iTunes
  • Ade’s solo – ’18th Floor Balcony’  by Blue October – iTunes
  • Kayla and Brandon – Contemporary by Stacey Tookey – ‘All I Want’  by Ahn Trio – iTunes
  • Melissa’s solo – ‘I Put a Spell on You’  by Nina Simone – iTunes
  • Jeanine and Ade – Hip Hop by Napoleon and Tabitha – ‘Move (If You Wanna)’  by MIMS – iTunes
  • Brandon’s solo – ‘O Fortuna’  (from Carmina Burana) Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg & Kurt Prestel – iTunes
  • Melissa and Evan – The Quickstep – Louis Van Amstel – ‘As Long as I’m Singin”  by The Brian Setzer Orchestra – iTunes
  • Jeanine’s solo – ‘Feedback’  by Janet Jackson – iTunes
  • Evan’s solo – ‘Lady is a Tramp’  by Sammy Davis Jr – iTunes
  • Kayla and Brandon – Disco by Doriana Sanchez – ‘Dance (Disco Heat)’  by Sylvester – iTunes
  • Girls Group Dance: ‘Kick it (Stereoheroes Remix)’  by Nina Martine – iTunes
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37 Comments

  1. I agree with you, MJ — I think Melissa and Ade will be leaving.

    If there is a shock elimination, I would put my money on Evan, since the judges gave him somewhat mixed reviews. If Ade’s fans voted like beasts, then Evan will be gone.

  2. I think that Melissa and Ade are probably going to go home. I think that there is a chance that Jeanine could possibly go instead of Melissa, but I definitely think that Ade is going to go home.

    I wish that Ade would stay and that Evan would go home. Ade is my favorite and I would love to see him in the finale along with Brandon.

  3. Ade (due to his risque (nude) pics seen over at Rickey’s) and Jeanette!

  4. I’m guessing Melissa will go home, but I’d prefer Jeanine to leave. I definitely think Ade is out. Evan’s fanbase is strong and Brandon is just awesome.

  5. Brandon, safe. Jeanine, safe (she’s gaining momentum and some of Janette’s votes)……the rest are up in the air.

    I can see Ade winning fans from last week and bringing those vote into last nite.

    Melissa and Kayla seem to be on the bottom, who knows what will happen? People might have thought Kayla was safe and w. brandon stealing so much of the attention from that pair, she might have been forgotten to the voters. While Nigel’s criticism of Melissa might have pushed people to vote for her (plus pointing out her age could actually be a bonus).

    I could see a shock boot of either Kayla and/or Evan.

    Im really getting tired of Evan….cute and cuddly enough for top ten, maybe top six…but to have him in the final four over Ade is pure (laughable) BS. People, just say NO to the dwarf.

  6. My best guess is that Melissa and Ade will be going home. Hope that’s right because I put all my points on it. Of course, I have no hope in the poll anyway since my choice for overall winner got kicked off last week. :-( I missed Janette last night!

  7. MJ I agree 100% with you picks and assessment. I do have to say this was my top 6 from day one with the exception of Melissa(insert Jeanette). I think Ade is a great dancer and technically amazing but he lacks personality and does seem to have the same timber to his dancing in all genre’s. Even though they are all different styles all his dances seem the same to me. Melissa should have been gone last week. If it was not for the Cancer dance she would have been. (I think Ade might have been too).

    I also think having a top 4 with Brandon, Evan, Kayla, and Jeanine with make for a more rounded final 4. Otherwise you should just start calling the show So You Think You Can Dance Contemporary. :laughing_tb:

  8. I have to disagree with you MJ – I don’t think Evan is unstoppable. From the Top 8 ‘“ Melissa and Evan are the weakest dancers. Jason and Jeanette are way better dancers than those two. They’re more verstile and great in technique. People vote for Evan because he is cute, technically he’s not as good as Ade. I mean I like Evan, but when we reached the top 8, that should be the end of his journey. We keep on having contestant like Evan (that’s cute), in the Idol and SYTYCD, but not as good as the other contestant that’s not so cute. In Tyce Broadway last night he didn’t really bring it to the level he should be, Broadway is Evan’s style. So he’s good but technically compare to Ade, Evan’s only so so. Brandon and Ade are strong dancers. Melissa is good but also not as good as Kayla and Jeanine.

    So my vote will be for Evan and Melissa to go. But then again I want Brandon to win this thing. He’s a really good technical dancer and very versatile. If Evan stay for Top 4 would make it easier for Brandon to win it, then I will go for it. Because if in your scenario, Brandon, Kayla, Jeanine and Evan go thru to Top 4, Evan would be the weakest among them four. I’m talking technically, popularity’ ¦ eekk.. sometimes cute face really annoying .. it makes competition not really a competition.

  9. I hope (!) that Brandon and Jeanine are safe. I am also picking Kayla over Melissa, who has become stagnant, IMO. I think it could go either way with Ade and Evan. I think Evan is very cute and has a huge fan base, but I think Ade is a better dancer. I don’t care that much, however, b/c I want Jeanine and Brandon in the final two and I think Brandon is the best dancer (although maybe not America’s “favorite” dancer?) and should win. But someone said that Brandon reminded him and his wife of Danny (I thought Will) and they didn’t like Danny (I did!) and so voted for Ade and Evan. I guess you never know.

  10. I think it will be a travesty if Evan makes the finale because he’s puppy dog cute. I know it’s “America’s favorite dancer” but I still don’t think it’s fair for him to outlast, or even win, over much more talented (versatile) dancers.

    Could we possibly see the 3 guys and 1 girl in the finale? I haven’t been crazy about Kayla but she’s shown her stuff recently. I prefer Janine but would be ok with either of them.

    Regarding people voting for Evan because of his “interpretation and emotional connection” I am not seeing it. He has the same expressions no matter what the genre or topic of the piece. I don’t see the “it” factor either. I’m meh on the guy.

  11. People vote for Evan because he is cute, technically he’s not as good as Ade. I mean I like Evan, but when we reached the top 8, that should be the end of his journey. We keep on having contestant like Evan (that’s cute), in the Idol and SYTYCD, but not as good as the other contestant that’s not so cute. In Tyce Broadway last night he didn’t really bring it to the level he should be, Broadway is Evan’s style. So he’s good but technically compare to Ade, Evan’s only so so.

    This is your opinion and I fully respect it but as one of the “people” who vote for Evan I want you to know I don’t do it because he is cute. I think that many people who vote for Evan don’t do it because they think he is cute. Why can’t we actually be voting for him because we think he is a great dancer. Dance is more then technique and the judges say that all the time. Evan connects to the audience (IMHO) better then any of the dancers. Is he technically as accomplished as Brandon and Ade. NO but he is not as bad (again IMHO) as you profess him to be. This is about America’s Favorite Dancer . Dancers need stage presence and “it” factors besides technique. If it was only about technique you might as well get a robot to dance. From what I have witnessed and heard in dance contests and even Olympic figure skating, interpretation and emotional connection is actually viewed with higher regard then technical excellence. So for me Evan Excels in the interpretation and emotional connection and is more then competent in technique. Him being cute (and he is not that cute, adorable yes) has nothing to do with my vote.

  12. I think Evan has the largest and most supportive fanbase so I fully expect him to go through. Brandon is the best male dancer so he will go through. Going home…..Ade.

    Of the women, I think Jeannine has the strongest fanbase so she’ll be through as will Kayla. Melissa would have been gone last week had it not been for the gift of the cancer routine and God willing, she will be gone this week.

  13. I think you’re right, MJ. What I’m having trouble with are the bonus questions!!! I’m sure I’ll lose all the points there. Like I always do. Sigh. I’m terrible at bonus questions.

    And I voted about a billion times for Evan…that means he’s safe, right? I swear I’m that boy’s #1 fan. Heck, sometimes I think I’m his only fan. But that’s OK, I’m used to rooting for the underdog.

  14. And I voted about a billion times for Evan’ ¦that means he’s safe, right? I swear I’m that boy’s #1 fan. Heck, sometimes I think I’m his only fan.

    Krazeek120 You are not alone! :thumbup_tb:

  15. Im really getting tired of Evan’ ¦.cute and cuddly enough for top ten, maybe top six’ ¦but to have him in the final four over Ade is pure (laughable) BS.

    this ^^^^ I do love Evan, but I am over the cute little marshmellow puff – he is adorable and funny but as a dancer there are so much better, even Mel said, he is a hard one to trust as a partner. That said, I know it ultimately is just one dancer in the end, it is americas fav but he has just grown boring to me, same old solos each week, at least Mel changed hers up some – Evan always looks kinda like he is struggling along. But, he just might make it and we will be stuck with him – oh well, not the end of the world, just boring. Brandon is my favorite now and Jeannine, Kayla has grown on me though. I just hope the praise for Brandon didnt lull people into thinking he would be safe or make others mad, saying the well deserved praise was – ugh – pimping

    Oh and Evans LEGS – dear lordy please do NOT make me have to look at that again. cutie pie face but those legs – so funny

  16. LOL – we’ve got the whole quorum of the Evan fan club here! Just kidding – you guys aren’t alone – apparently Evan’s got peeps.

    I’m sure my picks are wrong. And, I can’t watch tonight because I have a meeting. So, I’m hoping that when I get home, at least Brandon will be moving on to the Top 4. That’s my only wish right now. If I lose Brandon too, I’m afraid I might not enjoy the finale at all.

  17. My crystal ball says:

    Ade – Sharing a fan base with Brandon. That was bad news for Brandon last week when the fans thought B. was safe and showered Ade with Cancer Dance voting. Different story this week. Fans know that Brandon is vulnerable and they are not going to split votes with Ade and risk losing B. Bye Bye Ade.

    Melissa – No strong fan support. Cancer Dance gave her an extra week, but now she is vulnerable AND had the poor dances to boot. Time for the aging ballerina to retire.

    Kayla – She’s got her fans and her detractors, which will prevent her from winning. But with her fans plus great performances she’s going into the finals.

    Evan – Like Kayla, people are either hot or cold on the Music Man. Unlike Ade, Evan has his fans all to himself so he will pull thorough to the finale – but it will be a nail biter for the Кasprzaktivists because he’s going into the bottom two for the first time. Don’t bet on him winning the finale, though. He’s vulnerable because a lot of people don’t like him and will never vote for him.

    Jeanine – Similar story to Kayla: fans good performances. But the difference is there are fewer Jeanine haters out there. So with some more good performances, she could bring in more votes at finale time than her blond superhero friend.

    Brandon – He’s got all positives and very few negatives. Great performances; he’s got fans, and with Ade out of the way he has the athletic contemporary vote to himself. Prime candidate for #1 position.

  18. Of the guys I think Brandon will be safe. I don’t have a preference between Ade and Evan, though I think Evan dances to the music much better than Ade. So I’m hoping for a final 2 guys of Brandon and Evan.

    For the girls I have no idea. Kayla was in the bottom 2 last week, so she could be going home. I’m not sure the voting fan base is in awe of Kayla as much as the judges are. I hope Jeanine will be safe. I think Melissa will likely go home though. I don’t think the voting fan base is there for Melissa either.

  19. Thanks for the itunes links mj. One of my favorite things about SYTYCD – they note the song title and artist before each dance. I have found songs on the show before that I would have never found otherwise.

  20. Melissa will go for the girls tonight. Breast Cancer dance behind her, she’s gone.

    If I’m wrong, I’ll be surprised.

    I used to love Melissa, but I think I loved Melissa with Ade. They had chemistry together for me that Melissa can’t recapture with anyone else. This might be why I love Ade so. In fact, without Ade, I find Melissa to be a bit pompous.

    I also fear we are losing Ade tonight… :( Makes me sad because I adore Ade. I’m not sure what it is, but I wish we could keep him and lose two girls…but alas, I know it can’t happen.

    I love Evan…solo. He kinda underwhelms me sometimes in partner dances but solo he reminds me of why, and I can’t help but like him. When I look at him I just think “aww, shucks” He’s going nowhere.

    Brandon is too brilliant to lose. I’m putting my money on Brandon winning truthfully and as far as I’m concerned he deserves to.

    Then we have Jeanine who I just love as well. Ideally those would be my final two, but of course I have to deal with Kayla and her beautiful lines. Jeanine just is the strongest female period. She is wonderful and takes to anything given to her. I’d love to see her in the final two.

    Then we have Kayla, another given for me. I personally cannot stand Kayla and if I had my wish, she’d go home over Melissa, but personally I’d take either of them. Kayla is a strong dancer and she has beautiful lines, blah, blah, blah but I get NOTHING from her. NOTHING. I’ve wanted to because she is such a great dancer, I’ve tried, but still NOTHING. She to me, if possible, is even more pompous than Melissa. I can’t connect with her, but I think her partnership with Brandon secured her a ride to the finale.

    Again, I’ll be greatly surprised if it is anyone else aside from Melissa and Ade(sniff, I love Ade and his pick.)

  21. I hope Evan stays. My worst nightmare is a top 4 – all contemporary. How dull. I wish Jeanette was still here.

    I’m hoping for:
    Evan
    Brandon
    Jeanine
    Melissa/Kayla

    I would love Melissa to stay (variety!) but I’m not sure if she has the fanbase Kayla does.

    I also voted for Evan for an hour last night. Hope it worked! :)

  22. mj,

    I think you hit the nail on the head about Evan especially if both Melissa and Ade are indeed eliminated tonight. You summed up my feelings on tonight pretty well. Although after last week’s results show, I’ve decided not to be surprised about anyone that leaves.

  23. Who should go home IMO: Melissa and Evan

    Who will go home: Kayla and Ade

    Brandon is by far the most versatile and consistent of the guys and Jeanine for the girls.

  24. who’s melinda? :p

    i’m with you on kayla mj. there’s still something about her i’m not connecting with. that being said, i’m hoping ade, brandon, jeanine, and melissa will make up our top 4.

    many people thought janette was gonna take it all, but look what happened to her last week.

    i’m still pulling for jeanine to win it all. her solos are always fun to watch.

  25. As long as Brandon makes it to the finale next week I’m cool. the others are a toss up to me, especially the girls. Janette was really the only girl I liked this year, and she’s gone now. lol

  26. I have been dialing in a few votes here, a few votes there. Last night, I voted the entire time for Jeanine. I hope others did too.

    I actually thought Melissa would have gone last week, as I really wanted Janette to be the winner. I won’t be getting any “over-all” points, that’s for sure.

    The only two I am sure will be there next week is Brandon and Kayla. This is a tough one tonight.

    Going home: Melissa and Ade (I think.)

  27. The difference between Ade and Brandon is huge. I feel like Ade shows off his body to make up for the fact that he just doesn’t connect to people. I think technique got him this far over other dancers but he lacks the personality when the other boys have it in spades.

    Brandon uses his body as art to accentuate a dance, not detract from it in the way that Ade does, imho. Their solos last night I think prove that.

    Evan definately is not the best dancer but then neither is Johnny Depp the best actor. Great in what they do but fail in other genres.

    Kayla tries to show personality because she thinks she should but I get nothing underneath. Great technique though.

    Jeanine had a bad night last. Hope it doesn’t work against her.

    Melissa—meh. That’s all I can say.

    Melissa and Ade out tonight I think. :question_wp:

  28. Evan definately is not the best dancer but then neither is Johnny Depp the best actor. Great in what they do but fail in other genres.

    LOL, wash that mouth w. soap! Jdepp has tons of talent….comedy , drama , romantic movies, he can do all………on the other hand, evan is only great at putting his hands in pockets after his solos and shrugging his tiny, midget shoulders.

  29. LOL, wash that mouth w. soap! Jdepp has tons of talent’ ¦.comedy , drama , romantic movies, he can do all’ ¦’ ¦’ ¦on the other hand, evan is only great at putting his hands in pockets after his solos and shrugging his tiny, midget shoulders.

    Too true. Johnny Depp was not a good analogy at all.

  30. I LOVE Brandon …. and I love Jeanine (and loved janette) …. i’m routing for them ..

    Evan’s solos are entertaining and movie-dancer like but i’m not impressed with his partner work at all.

  31. I think you might be right MJ. I’m SO ready to see Evan go home, but I doubt that will happen. :sad_wp: Ade is one of my favorites and he really deserves to be in the top 4. I’ll be bummed if he goes tonight. I really like Melissa, but she isn’t as deserving as Jeanine and Kayla. We’ll see what happens.

  32. Dancers need stage presence and ‘it’  factors besides technique. If it was only about technique you might as well get a robot to dance. From what I have witnessed and heard in dance contests and even Olympic figure skating, interpretation and emotional connection is actually viewed with higher regard then technical excellence

    Yes Interpretation and emotional connection are important but these two things without being backed up by a great technique are nothing. Unlike singing on the stage, stage presence is important. In technical dances, technique are always number one. Especially in dances competition and also in Figure skating.. especially in Figure skating. What all the judges look first is their technique, Jumps are one of the most important elements of figure skating. The number of rotations performed in the air for each jump determines whether the jump is a single, double, triple, or quadruple. The last one is the most difficult in technique but also would give really high score.

    Then they will go to the next things which are interpretation and emotional connection. Do you think without great technique you will see the dancing as beautiful as it should be? In Hip Hop, if you don’t Popping or Locking it right it doesn’t look like a HIP HOP. In Latin /Ballroom dance the posture, the heel, the arm, the hip techniques are very important otherwise it will look sluggish or won’t look as beautiful as it should be? Good Lines are very important in Jazz and Contemporary and other technical dances and you won’t do good lines if you cannot do the technique correctly. See how all these choreographers when they’re sit on the judges table, they will break them down on the technique first then they will go onto the next part, because without great technique the execution of the dancing won’t be as good and it will only be a recreational dances. What makes Hip Hop different than Krumping or what makes Latin Dance different than Ballroom dance? Their technique! Now if your technique is right you can work on the interpretation and emotional connection to complete it or as we say, as the icing on the cake.

    I don’t vote for any of them, but my favorite is Brandon..

  33. Evan’s solos are entertaining and movie-dancer like but i’m not impressed with his partner work at all.

    I kind of think Evan’s height hinders him from doing amazing partner-work with the girls left. And I think we have to remember that it is America’s favorite DANCER (singular), and Evan does have a lot to offer with his personality and stage presence. The likability factor is definitely there and I could totally see him excelling on the stage…or even on the big screen.

    I remember reading in last night’s posts about trying to make this show more about the solos, as we are looking for ONE winner. I, for one, totally agree…more solos, less partnering. Solos allow the dancers to show off their own choreography, creativity, charisma, etc.

  34. Since I got first on the week last week, HEH, I pick Melissa and Ade to go home, just because. As far as the bonus points, well who do they go with first, couples?, Girls?, Boys?, I dont know, so I have my picks, but who knows if Im right.

  35. I also put my points on Melissa and Ade. I think Ade’s work ethic isn’t all that strong. Melissa because they haven’t really challenged her through the whole competition. To much choreography that seemed to be created to fit her ballet training. IMHO, a Hip Hop routine would have helped her reach the finals.

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