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"So You Think You Can Dance": Down to Six. Grrrr.

"So You Think You Can Dance": Down to Six. Grrrr.

I think this is the first elimination on "So You Think You Can Dance" this season that's really made me sad. Dominic and Sara got booted from the show this week, and while I think voters made the right call on the guys' side, I'm pretty bummed about the results for the girls.

The girls' bottom two wasn't surprising at all: Lauren and Sara, which I'd figured would happen after they got less-than-stellar reviews from the judges on Wednesday. Same with Dominic on the guys' side. But the big surprise for me was Neil in the bottom two instead of Danny. Honestly, judging on the quality of dancing alone, I would have put Neil there too. But when has America ever judged on the quality of dancing alone? Do we all suddenly love Danny now, after thinking he was a pompous jerk for the past couple of months? And what does it say about Neil that even after a) dancing shirtless and b) getting the emotional boost from the dead-dad dance, he still wasn't safe?

So in the end, poor Sara — who I thought was definitely the better half of her pair this week — was sent home, while Lauren gets to stay another week. I rooted for Lauren all through the auditions and even in the early rounds of the competition, but I've really become disenchanted with her since then, and I hope she's the next girl to go. Meanwhile, I'm surprisingly OK with Dominic's elimination; his slapdash partnering skills weren't going to hold up forever, and I'm not sure how much longer Cat could have put up with him groping her with his head precariously close to her breasts. What's your take?

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krystalmak krystalmak 10 years
I need to start watching this, while there's still people in the show lol.
Allymone Allymone 10 years
Neil didn't surprise me because during the critique of the Latin Jazz number he made a comment about how HE liked his performance. I knew right at that moment he just placed himself in the bottom two because: 1) No one likes pompous and arrogant it's not his specialty so he needs to shut it. 2) Unless he's developed a 4400 ability to astral plane outside his body in real time and watch the routine while he's doing it he has no idea how it actually came across to the audience and he shouldn't get his head gassed by all the girls screaming it's because he looked hot, he could have walked out on stage and just took a elephant sized dump looking the way he did Wed. and they would have been clapping like it was Barishnikov dancing La Boheme. 3)It is never worth it to try and have the last word after a bad critique, there trying to tell you were you can improve so shut up and take notes (This means YOU NEIL! you had Latin in week one and they told you to stop making everything so high up you look like Ace Ventura dancing, then the second time you get Latin you did exactly what you did in week one, 7 weeks later showing your capacity to make changes and grow as a dancer!). Anyway, there is nothing in it for the judges regardless of what happens, after the results show they will still get into their luxury cars drive home and come back to judge who is left. You, "Mr. I have to have the last word" will be on the next bus away from 250 grand, realizing that that comment was not 250 grand worth of comment.
missbrooke09 missbrooke09 10 years
I really want Neil to win. I love his personality and he's such a cutie. Plus, he's a good dancer. Yeah. I LOVE Neil. He's awesome. My favorite for sure. I cannot stand Lacey. Her attitude annoys me. I just don't like her. I never have. She seems very...selfish. I would like to see how popular she would be if she wasn't Benji's sister. Seriously, I'm not sure she'd have as big a fan base. And her solo? All she did was slide around the floor in her socks. Dumb. I have a sick feeling she's going to win though. It sucks. Danny bothers me too. Ugh. He does come off as very arrogant. He's slowly getting better, but not enough. I just don't like him. Yeah, he's a good technical dancer, but he doesn't connect with me at all. I find Lauren annoying too. Something about her bothers me. I really don't think she should still be there. There's just something about her that I do not like. Sabra is a good dancer, but to be perfectly honest, I don't find her memorable. She's never done anything that's amazed me. I don't know what it is about her, but I can't seem to remember her. Awww. I like Pasha. He's cute. And he's pretty good at everything he does. If Neil doesn't win (and I know he won't), I would like to see Pasha win. Besides Neil, he's the only one left who doesn't bother me. I knew for sure Dom was going home, however, I was shocked Sara went home. I knew she was going to be in the bottom, however, I was sure Lauren would be the one to go home. I kind of expected to see Danny in the bottom 4 instead of Neil and I don't think Neil deserved to be there. I loved Sara and was really sad to see her go. And while Dom impressed me earlier on in the competition, I do believe it was his time to go.
Elsa2 Elsa2 10 years
When Cat was just about to announce which girl was going home, I was like "d'uh, Lauren, of course, no question !"... I was completely shocked and really disappointed to see Sara go. With Lacey's very underwhelming solo last night, who knows ? Maybe she could've made it to the finals... Danny's solo, though, was AMAZING. He's slowly becoming my favorite.
mizlynz mizlynz 10 years
I think it sucks to see either of them go, but given their individual styles, I don't think either one of them could have ended up in the finals. Sabra, FTW!
DARiEN DARiEN 10 years
OMG. I was SO shocked to see Neil a.k.a. Hottie McHot-Hottie in the bottom two. C`mon now! SHiRTLESS. He was shirtless people!! How could you NOT love Neil shirtless??? & then the whole dead dad visiting daughter thing?? OK, in my opionon i didnt think it was all THAT great, but ppl were crying so i was hoping that America would be suckered into voting for him, hehe. but APPARENTLY not lol. & then Danny. America, realllly?? Really? Didnt we used to NOT like him. He came off as better than everyone else, & you kept him safe?? Yes, he's a really good dancer, he has the technique & everything, but you have to have personality too. I think the judges carried him the whole way when he was voted into the bottom with his partners. & then all it took was one solo, & you know which one I'M talking about. The Wade Robson, "Waiting On the World To Change" one. Yes, he kicked butt in that one, but may i recall that NEIL got some major air in his leap too! I think neil had a better solo than Danny did. & im just sayin, thats my opinon. Oh & then yeah i think Lauren should've went home instead of Sara. :] P.S. i LOVE PASHA! hahahaha
ailene ailene 10 years
I was sad (but not surprised) that Dominic went home. I thought it was funny how he was hitting on Cat... he must have known it was his last night there. I was absolutely certain that Lauren would be going home, but I'm surprised that Sara went home. Cat actually looked like she was about to say "Lauren" and looked surprised when she said "Sara." Neil and Lauren are the next to go. Danny, Pasha, Lacey, and Sabra will be the Top 4, but it's so hard to say who will take the cake.
sumbum sumbum 10 years
i'm really bummed sara is out and lauren is still in there!!! ugh, i really am not rooting for her. the only thing that consoles me about sara leaving is that i know lauren is next. i don't think she can hold a candle to sabra or lacey. those 2 will def make it to the final 4. (knock on wood)
khy8w khy8w 10 years
I really wanted Lauren to go. I do think she's a good dancer, but she's not nearly as fun to watch as Sara, Sabra or Lacey. I also think Lauren has a bit of a chip on her shoulder and I don't really like her personality/attitude. I do agree though if Lauren would have gone home this week, Sara would have been next week. I think Danny is a phenomenal dancer, and the press he has gotten (NY Times, etc) is helping people to understand him more. Plus, he's relaxed a bit more lately.
Tari007 Tari007 10 years
I feel the same. I loved Dom but his time was up. I wish they had kept Sara instead of Lauren because Sara showed great improvement, she learned new dances, and stepped it up quite a few notches while Lauren has been dancing really well since day 1. I have to add that I really liked Lacey during the first few week but now I am totally over her. I really hope she doesn't win the competition.
wickedk8 wickedk8 10 years
I loved Dom with Sabra, but I think he lost a bit of his charm after they got split up. As sad as it is, I do think it was his time to go. Now as for Sara, I would have much prefered if she stayed and Lacey left. I'm sick of her attitude. I absolutely loved Benji, but his sister is uber annoying.
yiddidea yiddidea 10 years
I was not surprised to see Dominic go this week. I have personally really enjoyed watching him on the show so I am a bit sad. I can be realistic though and know that he wasn't going to win. As for Sara, I was not happy to see her go at all. It was time for Lauren to say goodbye weeks ago and I am annoyed that she made it through. Sara is a better all around dancer than Lauren in my opinion.
pinkflats pinkflats 10 years
I think they guy's choice to go home was the right choice. As for the girl, I wished Lauren would go home but I do have feeling that if Lauren went home this week, Sara would go home next week. It really is Sabra and Lacey as the top two girls to stay. As for the guys, I, too, am suprise with the sudden love for Danny but he is cheesing it up a bit for the cameras possibily to get more votes. And it is working. I did keep thinking that Anya and Danny were going to dance their routine during the special performace of te song "it's too late."
Linda-McP Linda-McP 10 years
I agree with you, Buzz, although I wasn't surprised to see Neil in the bottom two. His performances were mediocre and,in the end, even the Mia Michael's number couldn't boost him into the top two. I expect Lauren to go home next week; for the guys, it's a harder call, but my bets are that Neil goes and Danny stays--and ultimately wins?
purselova418 purselova418 10 years
I love Dominic but he wasn't good enough so I knew he was leaving. I am surprised also that people love Danny now. I am not too happy with this season I thought last year had more talent. I do like the girls and loved Sara. I think lauren should go home she isn't great. I have a feeling Lachey or Danny will win.
tchan01 tchan01 10 years
Haha, the touching was a little crazy on his end at the end of last night's show huh? :-P I agree, definitely the right pick on the guy's side. I personally like Lauren a lot, but at this point I think I'm going to miss anyone who goes b/c overall everyone is pretty strong and good.
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