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Kourtni Lind and Matt Dorame Eliminated from So You Think You Can Dance

So You Think You Can Dance: Down to a Dozen


As So You Think You Can Dance gets further into its season, and closer to deciding who will go on tour, each elimination is getting a little tougher. With only a dozen contestants moving on to next week, which two of the folks above weren't chosen to move on? To find out and talk about it, just

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Our quirk is gone! Kourtni and Matt, our Uma Thurman lookalike and ninja-mask-wearing sweetheart, were sent home on Thursday. It was hardly a huge surprise, considering that the judges had seemed to have it out for Matt since the beginning and the two of them had had to save themselves with solos a few times already. But it's still a shame, and it makes me wonder if there are just some dancers who don't work out as partner dancers at all. Every time they danced solos, I was blown away — but I can't pretend like their partner routines didn't leave me flat.

Joining them in the bottom were Comfort and Thayne and Gev and Courtney, the latter of whom made their first appearance in the bottom three. I haven't been the biggest fan of Thayne thus far, but his solo left me with the goofiest grin on my face, and in the end, I was happy to see him continue — along with Gev, who was just fantastic; it's actually a little bit of a shame that we haven't gotten to see him dance solo in so long. Meanwhile, I think I would have voted with Nigel and said goodbye to Comfort, who's yet to show me that she's the best B-girl in the history of everything, but I was impressed with her waltz, so maybe there's still room for her to grow.

Some other thoughts on Thursday's show:

  • While I do love me some ecstatic reaction shots, did anyone really think that either Kherington and Twitch or Joshua and Katee were actually in the bottom? It seemed like there were some Cat shenanigans going on there.
  • I got a kick out of seeing the good-natured Tyce get all diabolical on the worst of the auditioners, but really, the time for that sort of thing was weeks ago, when we were still doing auditions.
  • Does anyone else have an instantaneous reaction at this point where if someone says the words "OneRepublic," you have "Stop and Stare" in your head for the next several hours? I couldn't even listen to their performance, really, because I was too busy singing "Stop and Stare" inside my head.
  • It was so fun to see Robert from LA again! I honestly don't understand what he does to make his body do those things; I can't imagine having that level of control over every single one of my movements.

Your thoughts? Will you miss Kourtni and Matt? And who really needs to stand out next week to make the tour?

Photos courtesy of Fox

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shmoo15 shmoo15 8 years
Loved Kourtni, could have done without Matt, and that hideous bed dance.
lilkimbo lilkimbo 8 years
I think it will be interesting to see who winds up in the top after the partnerships dissolve. As it is now, I would say Chelsie and Mark, Kherrington and Twitch, and Joshua and Katee. I could definitely see Will knocking one of those guys out when he's partnered with someone else, though. I think Courtney has the potential to be there, too. Ilanac, who are you sure the top 4 and 2 will be?
trouble450 trouble450 8 years
I agree with Miss Marisol's top six. I also agree it is going to be REALLY hard to pick between them. I have a soft spot for both Josh and Courtney but....the audience loves Twitch and Kherington
miriah15 miriah15 8 years
I am really upset...Matt was really sexy and just drew me in whenever he was on the screen.
babygal14 babygal14 8 years
I never really liked kourtni and matt I guess i don't find them that interesting BTW I Luv One Republic!!!!!!!!!
couture-yourself couture-yourself 8 years
I was soooooooo disappointed that they sent home Kourtni & Matt. While I didn't think Kourtni's solo was her best, I think it was better than was Comfort attempted to do. Comfort needs to go! I'm so over her! Matt's solo was fantastic, as usual, Thayne doesn't impress me in the least. I can't stand him a single bit, actually. Seriously, the judges have had it out for Matt since day one. He'll go on to do bigger & better things, he's just amazing. I was super excited to see Robert! I think Nigel was way too hard on him. It seems as if after Robert left, Nigel lost some respect for him :-/ What he does is just incredible, though. Totally agree with your Top 6, MissMarisol. I like them all with the exception of Josh & Katee, who I just don't like for some reason.
Francesca-Fiore Francesca-Fiore 8 years
Comfort's solo was weak, and to me it looked almost like she was giving up, just going through the motions. I'd have agreed with Nigel as well. I like Thayne- I think he's a good dancer, and he's got a fantastic smile, but I think that smile actually undermines him, because he can come across as fake. He reminds me a lot of Guy Pearce (from Memento and LA Confidential.) MissMarisol, I think your predictions for top six are right on! I'm with you, I'm going to have a hard time picking a favorite out of that group. But honestly, at this point already, I'm going to be sad no matter who goes home. This is my first season watching- I can't believe how into it I'm getting!!
wickedk8 wickedk8 8 years
I totally wanted them to sing Stop and Stare! It's like the theme song for the show this year!
bransugar79 bransugar79 8 years
I totally knew Koutrni and Matt were going to go home but I honestly think it should have been Comfort and Thayne or at least Comfort. I think overall Kourtni and Matt are just better dancers than the other two. I would agree that their partnership wasn't super inspiring but I think they had a couple of wow numbers. I think that Thayne's solo saved him because it was awesome and for the first time I thought gee he really should be on this show. I am so sorry for Comfort because not only does she not impress me with different styles of dance, I don't know where they have gotten the impression that she is an awesome B-girl/ hip hop/ krumper because I've seen girls on television and just in neighborhoods who put her to shame. in fact Sarah from last season was a much better B-girl than Comfort. I think she tries hard though and I like her spirit
MissMarisol MissMarisol 8 years
IMO, I think the top 6 are Twitch, Kherington, Joshua, Katee, Chelsie and Mark. If they are, it is going to be tough to root for just one of them since I like them all.
Linda-McP Linda-McP 8 years
I think the judges made the right choices last night, even though both performed their solos well. Comfort has one more chance to step it up; if she's flat next week she won't be touring.
pumpkinb pumpkinb 8 years
Thayne IS creepy! I think the remaining dancers are amazing with the exception of him
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
it's interesting that i'm sure i know who the final 4 will be, and then who the final 2 will be - but i'm not sure yet on who the winner will be. i'm kind of 'ok' with who went home, they were the right choices. i love everyone's dancing on the show, but there are certainly stronger dancers than others. courtney had a great style, but for some reason, it's like she didn't move her hips the same way that the other girls did - and that kind of made for being a hard partner i'd imagine since some of the styles that she chose had requirements for hip movement.
madelineannem madelineannem 8 years
I love Robert, but I thought Nigel was pretty harsh on him. It was kind of annoying. But he was very nice to Courtney, Gev, Thayne, and Comfort, so he made up for it.
mswender mswender 8 years
I really thought Kourtni was flat and I have never liked her pair dances. I didn't see Vegas where she apparently wowed everyone so I have never seen anything from her to get me excited. I agreed with Nigel that Matt was really good to begin with and then didn't go anywhere. I am happy to see them gone. Also why spell your name so weirdly? Kourtni? really? doomed from the start.
nomadreader nomadreader 8 years
I would have voted off Comfort and Thayne. I agree with you that Kourtni and Matt have amazing solos. I'm never blown away by their routines, however. I'm sad to see them both go. Gev blew me away. I couldn't remember seeing him dance at all, which reminded me of last year: I think being in the bottom helps with votes when it comes to the end because the audience may be more familiar with your dancing. It will be interesting to see how the rest of the season goes!
ilikeatea ilikeatea 8 years
Yes I agree Comfort should have gone...but Courtney is so tall it would be hard to partner her with anyone but Matt. Thayne CREEPS me out! EW.
Happsmjc Happsmjc 8 years
I agree Buzz, Comfort should have gone home. I loved Courtney and Gev's solos--so good! But, Kourtni's solo was better then past weeks so she should have stayed!! Robert from LA was amazing though!!!
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