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So You Think You Can Dance Is Down to Eight!

Fresh off their four Primetime Emmy Nominations — yay — it was elimination night on So You Think You Can Dance. We went from 10 to eight, which means it was the first time that the judges didn't get the final say. It's all up to us from now on, so lets take a look at who we said goodbye to last night.

It was a love fest on the stage, especially with Nigel MIA, but there were some surprises with who was in the bottom two for guys and girls. To read more about the episode and thoughts on who went home just


Randi's solo was the same old same old from her. She's adorable for sure, but it was her time to go. Mary Murphy gave her a backhanded compliment by saying she's so great but had no standout moments all season. Melissa's solo wasn't my favorite either —I think she's beautiful and didn't think she would be in the bottom two, but need to see some more solo excitement. It was sad to see sweet Randi go, but when we're this far along, every elimination is sad.


As for the guys, I still wasn't loving Kupono's solo for the second time. Ade flat out didn't belong in the bottom two, to me. His solo was amazing again and clearly had the crowd going wild. Hopefully seeing him on the verge of elimination will motivate his fans to pick up the phone next week. I know I'll be there for him! Kupono is handsome, but there's still some serious eye candy in the top four guys.

Some other thoughts:

  • Did you like getting to look back on the Emmy-nominated performances?
  • Are the teases for season six getting you excited?
  • Congrats to Nigel on his brand new degree, but I still missed him!
  • I still think Evan's days are numbered, but now I'm not so sure about the girls. Who do you think should be worried about next week?

Don't forget to enter my contest to win a trip to the finale!

Photos courtesy of Fox

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LaurenG22 LaurenG22 8 years
I hope Jeanette or Melissa goes home next week.
graytb2 graytb2 8 years
ohhh, i second that top four sumbum. definitely my favorites. kayla is so pretty to watch, but i just can't connect to her
sumbum sumbum 8 years
Kayla & Evan should be worried next week...My fantasy top4 (as of today) is Ade, Brandon, Jeanette & Jeanine
jimpolandy jimpolandy 8 years
I like all of the girls that are left, but I think that Janette and Melissa will be the bottom two next week. I love Janette, but I don't think she is as strong as the others. Kayla might be in trouble too. My favorite guy is Jason. Ade is good too and so cute. I'm definitely over Evan.
chipjimi chipjimi 8 years
Evan seems to have a big following. He may stay longer than he ought to stay but we'll see.
tarabara1229 tarabara1229 8 years
So glad Ade is safe! I can't believe he was in the bottom two...I voted for him a lot on Wednesday! Buzz, I hope you're right that Evan's days are numbered...but for some reason, the girls seem to love him. I guess I just don't understand it...
Symphonee Symphonee 8 years
I loved the group performance. it kind of reminded of the Kill Bill group performance on the Aussie version. I was not surprised that Randi was in the bottom but what in the world happened with Ade? How could he have been in the bottom with the performances he had on Wed. I was just shocked but am glad to see that he is still here. I was truly tired of Kupono and am not sad to see him go. He irked me in the last couple of weeks. I hate that BEP song and the performance was crap. I fast forwarded through it all. I did notice that it kinda looks like Fergie had a boob job. I am really looking forward to next week's show
weffie weffie 8 years
i loved kupono :(
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
Group dance- hot mess. I hated it. It was messy, confusing, the costumes hid the dancers too much, the lighting was too dark, the music was bad! Bottom two ladies- Randi and Melissa. I knew randi was in trouble but melissa? my hubby says its because she is older. Bottom two men-Kupono and Ade! Ade? seriously? what are people thinking? Last dances-all played it safe really, and it just cemented in my brain how much I cant stand Kupono and his fashion sense. I am so glad Kupono went home, but sad that it was Randi. Black Eyed Peas Performance- stunk. the sound was waaaaaaay off, what was fergie carrying around? its a fun song, and i love it, but the performance was mediocre to poor.
superstar2780 superstar2780 8 years
oops, I meant "as individuals THIS week" ...
superstar2780 superstar2780 8 years
I was sad to see both melissa and ade in the bottom two. I've been voting for them each week from the beginning, when they were dancing as a couple and as individuals last week. I have a feeling melissa will go next time - a ballet solo just isn't going to get the crowd going in the same way as a hip-hop or other style solo can. I actually LOVE kupono's solos, he has a unique style. but I think he's much stronger in his solos than when partnered, and given that this show is heavy on partner work, I wasn't surprised to see him go.
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