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"So You Think You Can Dance": Jessi and Jesus Head Home

"So You Think You Can Dance": Jessi and Jesus Head Home

What's with losing all these great male dancers too early on "So You Think You Can Dance" this year? After ending up in the bottom three, Jesus — who I thought had been fantastic all season, including in his solo — got sent home last night. Joining him was Jessi, whose solo couldn't make up for missing the performance show due to a still-mysterious illness.

I'm pretty sure there must have been more going on behind the scenes with Jessi's departure, given that the judges gave no explanation whatsoever for the decision and no critique of the solos beyond "you were all disappointing." Honestly, based on the solos, I would have understood sending any of them home but Sara. Jessi seemed to be trying, but I think she suffered by doing hip-hop right after Sara's much stronger routine. Lauren and Anya mostly just walked around the stage, and in any other week, I'm sure one of them would have gone home. But Anya's been strong in all the partner dances, and the tiny bit of dancing Lauren did do in her solo was strong, so I can understand why they're still around — even without the Jessi situation.

As for the guys, though, I think any decision would have been a bad one. Shauna and Cedric were spared from the bottom three (which I'm relieved about for Shauna's sake, though it means Cedric's still around), leaving a tough choice between Danny, Neil and Jesus at the bottom. And it's not that Jesus wasn't spectacular; Danny and Neil were just even more spectacular. I'm sad to see him and Sara split up, though, and I'm really not sure how Sara will fare with Pasha as a partner.

What did you guys think? Did the judges get it right? Do you think there's a massive conspiracy around Jessi's elimination?

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urbngirl urbngirl 9 years
Jessi was my favorite female dancer. She has always done steller partner dances. Being voted in the bottom three the week before does not lesson the quality of her dance with Pasha. Lauren and Neil have not always impressed me and Lauren's partner dance was awful. Her solo dance was worse. Jessi stepped it up when she partnered with Pasha on Wednesday and I enjoyed her solo the most out of the four girls. It is a huge loss. Jesus should not have left the show either. The judges' voting process has been out of sinc this year. It's obvious they play favorites. I think the show needs to return to the original format. Those with the lowest votes are gone and partnering should be mixed up. Partnering is going to change soon anyways.
xxxxxxy xxxxxxy 9 years
good think hok is still around. i love him shauna is unbelievably good at what she does and every other style too so those two are my favourites even though, neil and lauren goes together like peanutbutter and jelly hok and jaimie are still good together. im happy with what im seeing.
Megg21 Megg21 9 years
I don't think Cedric is THAT bad. I have no idea why people are going mental over him. No, he's no Danny Tidwell but Danny has also trained with the ABT for years and is very active in the dance industry. And cedric dances with a lot more heart than Danny does. And anya and danny were not that great at hip hop. They were completely off the whole time whereas I felt even though Cedric did less dancing during his routine, he had so much more connection with Shauna. Jesus is nice but forgettable. Does anyone remember the krumping routine from a couple of years back? That was amazing compared to this. Of course sarah rocked it but if anyone has ever seen 'real' krumping, jesus just did not compare.
Cheetah521 Cheetah521 9 years
HAHAHA to the judges for Cedric not being in the bottom 3. I knew that was going to happen! I agree, it's Sanjaya all over again! I'm curious to know the real reason why Jessi went home, I've read that a lot of people think that she's bulimic and also that she lied to the producers about a health condition that she's known about for a while and that was the reason they sent her home.
LoveStoned LoveStoned 9 years
OMG. Its Sanjaya all over again! LOL
southern_gal southern_gal 9 years
Danny was AMAZING... SOOOO cute ;-)
PrissyLilBadAss PrissyLilBadAss 9 years
I'm pissed. I don't think either one of them should have been sent home! I thought Cedric and either Lauren or Sara would be packing their bags!
msshellokitty msshellokitty 9 years
I wasn't surprised that Jessi went home.She didn't step it up.I was surprised about Jesus though.Cedric needs to go home.
DGR DGR 9 years
Noooo! Last night's decision continued my withering spirit and excitement I once withheld for this show! I have been so mad after every round of cuts, and last night was no different! First, and most importantly, Cedric needs to leave. He should have left last week when the judges had the opportunity and they should have never even put his fate in America's hands. Danny and Anya should never have been in the bottom three. They were spectacular! And they have been! Also, Neil should have been voted off instead of Jesus. He has not been solid in ANY of his performances. This is a show about diversity, and he has not stepped up and given a solid performance yet, and Jesus has! Jesus has done everything asked by him and has left all of himself out on that stage every single performance. Finally-- Jessi is one of the best girls in that competition, and the judges know that. I guess I am the only one here who thought that both of her performances last night kicked ASS..and i do understand that the producers of the show probably had a say in her removal, but I was still incredibly mad! And, unlike a previous comment, I really think Sara should have left last night. She has no technique in anything other than Hip-Hop. She should be gone.
Linda-McP Linda-McP 9 years
At best, all of the girls gave mediocre performances. But I wasn't surprised to see Jessi go. Her oversize outfit--though appropriate for her dance--provided cover for what might have been some less than perfect dance moves and might have made for a difficult assessment of her skills. Too bad two girls couldn't have been eliminated instead of Jesus--but that would have made for some challenging partner dances in the future!
dmcc dmcc 9 years
Cedric was awful during his routine with Shauna but he was saved by virtue of the judges telling him he'd get booted at the next opportunity. It's too bad Jesus had to go instead. My conspiracy theory: Jessi's bulimic b/c that would make irregular ekgs. Whatever it is, I'm sure the judges are concerned it would continue through the competition and her dance for her life really did kinda suck. Not as bad as Lauren and Anya though!
pinkflats pinkflats 9 years
Kazagirl, I agree with you on why Jessie was eliminated. She has been in the bottom three previous week, but did poorly and last night's solo was no different. The other three girls have never been in the bottom three til last night and gave so-so solos. So who do let go? Jessie. As for the guy who cried during Jesus goodbye video, and how the cameras were panned to Sarah, his partner. I hope Pasha and Sarah's partnership have some chemistry. But I'm sure Pasha is a little sad about Jessie being let go; I got the sense that he was crushing on her.
jennifer76 jennifer76 9 years
Ack! I'm sure I'm the only one who is behind a week or two on this show but...spoilers in the title! :cry:
wickedk8 wickedk8 9 years
There are all sorts of conspiracy theorys floating around the SYTYCD message boards. Something does seem fishy.
LoveStoned LoveStoned 9 years
I think there is something going on with Jessi's heart problem. She probably never told them about it.
Kazagirl Kazagirl 9 years
Though I admit none of the girls really stood out to me during the dance for your life segment, I believe the judges made the right choice in eliminating Jessi. They warned her last week that she needed to bring more when she danced for her life and I don't think she did so. As for Jesus I was really sad to see him go but the other two were absolutely amazing during their solo.
SU3 SU3 9 years
I can't believe Cedric is still around. :OY: Last night's elimination was definitely tough - although I could see them letting Jessi go because she missed last night's performance (which I know wasn't really her fault) - it was still a shock to me that she's gone. And Jesus! oh my! I was REALLY shocked about that! I agree, it's going to be weird seeing Sara being paried up with Pasha.
yiddidea yiddidea 9 years
I was very surprised by Jessi's elimination. Based on this week's dances and the solos Lauren should have been the one sent packing. As for the guys, I am saddened to see Jesus go. I loved his story and he was a joy to watch dance.
jimpolandy jimpolandy 9 years
I felt bad for Jessi. I think you are right and there must be something else going on behind the scenes with her situation. All of the girls were pretty lame when they were dancing for their lives. All of the guys were great though!
crispet1 crispet1 9 years
Whoa, Im pretty surprised by this. I missed the eppy, so I wouldnt have expected this to be the outcome.
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