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So You Think You Can Dance Rundown: Down to 18!

As Mary pointed out on this week's So You Think You Can Dance results show, the top 20 turned in exceptional performances the night before. This is a really impressive group this year. That said, the bottom six dancers were not a surprise to me. The judges had their work cut out for themselves when figuring out who to save. Other than elimination business, the night was packed with stuff like a fun group dance, a Sean Kingston performance, and of course, screaming. A lot of screaming. Let's talk about the results! Just


At the start of the show, when they brought out couples like Kayla and Max and Randi and Evan, the news was all good, all the time. In fact, five couples took the stage before we were told anyone was in danger. That's not exactly suspenseful television, but oh, well. What are you gonna do at this stage in the competition? The screaming seemed particularly loud when Jeanine and Phillip were told they were safe.

The three couples with the least votes, who then had to dance solos, were: Paris and Tony, Asuka and Vitolio, and Karla and Jonathan. After some so-so solo dancing (I wish they were given more time to dance) the judges left the stage to deliberate and then delivered the following results:

Girls: Nigel said Karla needs to bring her personality to her dancing, but she's safe. On the other hand Asuka has plenty of personality and is "a little star" when it comes to performing. She is also safe. Nigel said the judges decided that Paris isn't a strong enough contemporary dancer to keep her spot and is going home. She looked so sad and devastated! I'm not surprised she's leaving, but it's sad to see her go.

Guys: Nigel didn't think any of the guys danced particularly well during their solos. The judges don't think Vitolio is showing his personality but they're willing to give him another chance and he's safe. Jonathan's solo dancing wasn't particularly good but his "gymnastics" impressed, according to Nigel, and they're keeping him. That means it's Paris's partner, Tony, who got the boot.

Here are the rest of my thoughts on the evening:

  • Um, thanks SYTYCD for sharing with me the gross facts about the dancers, like Melissa's raunchy burps and the fact that boy dancers sweat a lot. Lovely!
  • Adam got in quite the plug for his Twitter account while trying to help Paris and Tony feel better about being in danger.
  • What did you guys think of the guest dancers? I wasn't as wowed as I thought I'd be.
  • Tony's solo dance outfit was kind of amazing. The hat. The coattails. I was mesmerized.
  • Even though I thought Asuka and Vitolio were the weakest couple of competition night, Vitolio's solo dance completely won me over to him! Now that is a solo outfit I can appreciate (pants only).
  • Every dancer looks so teeny-tiny when they stand next to Cat after their solo dances. I just had to point that out tonight.

So what did you think of the results?

Photos courtesy of Fox

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daise daise 8 years
I think Asuka rubs people up the wrong way because she doesn't have any likeability factor at all. She's a good dancer but totally overkills on the sexy. She has a potentially cute face but not a cute personality. Personally, I think Big Nigel is thinking with his little Nigel - I don't think Asuka make it far because she'll keep on getting put in the bottom 3 because NOONE LIKES HER!!!!
Allyace Allyace 8 years
They really tried to push Asuka on us and she really isn't that great of a dancer. She is good at ballroom but that's about it...
bransugar79 bransugar79 8 years
Oh weffie I thought I was the only one who noticed the resemblance to Aubrey Graham. It was spooky LOL
Yv Yv 8 years
The right couple went home. The guest dancers Miriam Larici and Leonardo Barrionuevo are amazing. As a duet they won NBC's "Superstars of Dance", also produced by Nigel Lythgoe. Their tango is always impeccable. A perfect example of how tango should look like.
mgomez84 mgomez84 8 years
I think Asuka should have gone home before Paris. There is something about her that I really dont like - I dont know what it is yet. I thought Tony was the right choice to leave - he did not WOW me in the Hip Hop routine which is his specialty.
jessy777 jessy777 8 years
So there were storms in Austin, TX last night and my whole SYTYCD was interrupted by a special weather break. I didn't see the opening number, saw who was in the bottom 3 and then missed everything else. I am so upset. I really wanted to watch Tony's solo.
weffie weffie 8 years
Hahaha I'm so glad everyone agrees about Asuka! I think it's her brows that make me hate her lol... Her solo was a spastic mess, I would have rather seen her go than Paris. Does anyone else think Tony looks exactly like a white version of Aubrey Graham/Drake/Jimmy from Degrassi?
tarabara1229 tarabara1229 8 years
I can't STAND Asuka. I don't see the sex kitten that Nigel sees in her...I understand that latin ballroom is supposed to exude a sexy vibe, but she tends to overplay it and unfortunately ends up looking like a ho more than anything.
LOVErickii LOVErickii 8 years
YES there is something about Asuka... i think it was during vegas week she really started to rub me the wrong way... her mocking of ricky saying "rock it" for one...
fireyelectra fireyelectra 8 years
Frankly, I thought Tony's solo outfit made him look like a total d-bag. That look only worked on Twitch and Chelsea! When they were playing conductors and it made sense!
Happsmjc Happsmjc 8 years
Agree about Asuka! Not my fave-- the only other thing that bothered me was Nigel saying (when it was down to just Tony and Jonathan) that neither danced well the night before. If I remember correctly all the judges praised Karla and Jonathan's dance when they danced, it just got lost in the shuffle among so many stand outs. I think Jonathan's only critique was about his frame or something---I didn't get that backtracking at all!!!
sumbum sumbum 8 years
Of the 6 in danger, I'm glad it was Tony & Paris who left. I mean, Tony decides to do the Rerun dance as his dance-for-your-life solo?!?! That just makes no sense!! The Sean Kingston performance was pretty unwatchable/unlistenable!!! I quickly fast forwarded right through that hot mess!
PinkTink707 PinkTink707 8 years
bransugar79 - I dont like Asuka either!!! IDK what it is...
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
I thought Tony was the right choice to go. He was too sloppy and his technique was mediocre. Kayla should have gone before paris, her solo? she just stood there with her leg up....i dont get why she stayed?
bransugar79 bransugar79 8 years
I thought that Paris and Tony's solos were a smidgen better than Karla and Jonathan's. Jonathan's dancing really reminds me of little kids dancing ballroom with too many facials and false excitement and not enough really polished technique, but that just my opinion. and for some reason Asuka really just rubs me the wrong way but I'm sure she'll stay around until top ten time because Nigel thinks she's adorable.
estella241 estella241 8 years
Sorry to see Tony go, but Paris' solo didn't impress me.
NiceDriveway NiceDriveway 8 years
As much as I was unimpressed by Paris, it was still a shock to hear that she'd be heading home only because they have too many contemporary dancers (not that Nigel said that directly, but it was implied).
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