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So You Think You Can Dance Rundown: Only 16 Left!

On this week's elimination episode of So You Think You Can Dance the bottom six was made up mostly of dancers that Nigel and the rest of the judges believe to be individually very talented. In that way, this week's solo dances seemed even more important.

Oh! And in addition to more dancing we got a sneak peek at season six, which is auditioning right now and will air in the Fall. A brother of one of this season's dancers makes it through auditions! To find out whose brother is also a dancer and who's going home,


We're only a couple weeks in and it already feels like the competition is getting really tough! Like I said before, this is a strong group, maybe one of the best SYTYCD has ever had. Mostly I think the couples who were spared from the bottom three were blessed with outstanding choreography and then executed it well. Nigel pointed out that America may not have appreciated some of the choreography.

The three couples with the least votes, who then had to dance solos, were: Caitlin and Jason, Ashley and Kupono, and Kayla and Max. After some fun solo dancing the judges left the stage to deliberate and then delivered the following results:

Girls: Nigel said that they weren't unanimous on either of the decisions. They felt Caitlin had great quality of movement and control and is safe. The judges said Kayla's solo was crowded but she's safe. Finally, while they thought Ashley looked gorgeous, her performance lacked substance and she was sent home. Sad! She was one of my favorites.

Guys: Nigel said Jason's solo was exceptionally strong and he is safe. The judges thought Kupono's solo was also crowded but they saved him. They know Max is a hard worker but he's restricted by his ballroom style and he was sent home.

Just a few more thoughts:

  • I really liked Cat's white tuxedo suit. So chic. Even Nigel commented that she looked elegant as well.
  • Haha. I love Lil' C's dictionary of dance with the audience reaction. The roundup of his feedback from the night before was really entertaining.
  • Aw!! Cat cried when Evan's brother auditioned!

So what did you think of the results?

Photos courtesy of Fox

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hollspd hollspd 8 years
Cat looked *spectacular*!! Lil C is fabulous. I *almost* always understand him too, Fellora. I would choose listening to him anyday over Mary's screams. Anyday. And I guess I'm in the minority here but I am super happy that Pono stayed. I look forward to seeing what else he's got to share. I think he and Kayla will do well together. Yes, she might outdance him, but she'd outdance every guy on the show.
Fellora Fellora 8 years
I thought Kupono should have gone home--his solo wasn't very good. I really liked Ashley and was hoping she would stay....but as soon as I saw that her solo started off on the stairs...I knew she was going home. Stay off the stupid STAIRS, you have 1 min to show us your best dance and you waste 30 sec hanging on the stairs basically doing nothing. As for Lil'C, I like him ...i usually understand what he's talking about and I think it's way more interesting and a better critique than when Mary just screams the whole time.
tellmemorex2 tellmemorex2 8 years
Nigel said something like, Its too early for viewers to have faves so votes are just based on dancing or something & I was like yeah right Kayla & Max's routine was so much better than Phillip & Jeanine's but the kids love Phillip so..but I'm ok w/ the results. I liked Ashley, but I'm glad Kupono stayed...
buckley9383 buckley9383 8 years
I think Shane Sparks choreography is to blame for 2/3rds of the bottom dancers last night. His style just doesnt come close to what Tabitha and Napoleon have going on. I used to like him on the show but I think HE needs to step up the choreography- the dancers did a fine job.
DCBaxter DCBaxter 8 years
I thought Kupono should have gone home! I hope he doesn't drag Kayla down!
piper23 piper23 8 years
Ade! Yeah, that's him! He's just jaw-dropping gorgeous and he seems like he was born to dance. I love that.
nimue nimue 8 years
I agree with some of the previous comments regarding kupono and max. max is technically stronger but kupono is more tv friendly. i liked ashley as well . . =(
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
Piper Ade is gorgeous, like a statue and he dances with so much power and beauty, its awe inspiring.
fireyelectra fireyelectra 8 years
I think the only reason they kept Kupono over Max was because Kupono has a much more tv-ready personality. Neither of them can choreograph, as I learned from their solos, but Max's was technically stronger. I do like Kupono, though, but he is no Mark Kanemura! I only want to keep Kupono on the show to hear about his vintage furniture collection.
piper23 piper23 8 years
I liked Max but Ashley just wasn't memorable to me. Kupono is a little too feminine for my tastes. It will be interesting to see him partner in a tango. I hope he can pull it off cause he seems like a really nice guy. My favorite dancer is the guy who dances with the ballerina. He is hot and just exciting to watch.
Yv Yv 8 years
I agree Kupono should have gone home, Max did everything right so far in the show. I guess people didn't vote and judges chose him to go home because he is not "cute" or sexy like the rest, so he would not be popular among the audience. Sorry for the cynicism, but that's the "reality" of reality shows. Lil C is ridiculous. I bet he doesn't know the real meaning of half of these words. I finished philosophy and even my professors didn't babble as much.
lilkimbo lilkimbo 8 years
CG, I'm with you on all counts. Kupono ran around the stage. I thought Max's solo was good. And I thought Max outshone Kupono on Wednesday night.
tepiza tepiza 8 years
I like Ashley and Max! Phillip, Jeanine, and Caitlin need to go...
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
Lil C entertaining? Not really I took it as a montage to his ridiculousness, he should watch that over and over to see how not to critique a dancer, it just shows how little he contributes to the judging panel. and his "you explored the reality of your imagination" comment killed me.....shut up please. Kupono should have gone home, his solo was laughable. at least Max had some energy.
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