Performance Show Recap – So You Think You Can Dance

I know that I’m a day late, but I figured I might as well post it for those that missed last nights performance. You might also want to watch the group video performance from last night too. Cat really did look amazing. How does that girl do it?

Season 2

SHOW 317/318
7/25/07

Tonight is a big night and Cat Deeley is dressing the part. She somehow managed to look sexier and taller and svelter than last time. She knows that’s what it takes for the top 10 show. Just to remind everyone, here is the top 10: Neil, Sabra, Dominic, Lacey, Danny, Jaimie, Kameron, Sara, Pasha, and Lauren.

Joining Nigel and Mary on the judging panel is the one and only Mia Michaels, so we should have some eclectic reviews this evening. In addition the re-partnering of all the couples, Wade Robson will be teaching the entire top 10 a solo routine on which they will all be compared.

First new couple tonight is Lauren and Pasha doing a Shane Sparks hip-hop routine. They’re wearing some bizarre skeleton costumes and start off doing strange moves to broken down robot sounds. Phew, it’s just the intro. They start breaking into some serious moves in perfect sync. The audience loves it and the judges do even more, to the point where Cat tells Mary she needs to pace herself.
Fuego
Pitbull

To make things all the more confusing and difficult the coupled routines will be interjected with solos. First up is Jaimie. She does a pretty standard solo, but they’re only going to get more standard since the choreography and music is all the same, not to mention they’re all going to be wearing the same clothes. Remember, tonight you (America) are voting for individual dancers.
Waiting on the World to Change
John Meyer

It’s now time for Dominic to do his solo. He really gets into it with some seriously powerful moves. We may have lost Dominic to the world of Contemporary dance forever.
Waiting on the World to Change
John Meyer

The next new couple is Sabra and Kameron doing a contemporary routine. They’re dressed the way angels look on TV during a comical dream sequence about heaven, and the dancing is pretty similar minus the comedy. Both Kameron and Sabra pull out the big air tricks but still manage to lock into each other’s chemistry. Apparently I’m wrong again, because the judges don’t really feel the chemistry. For the individuals all the compliments land on Sabra with nothing but critiques for Kameron.
Amazing Grace
Crystal Lewis

Sara is next doing her solo. She nails the Wade Robson choreography and manages to sneak in an essence of the Sara b-girl as well.
Waiting on the World to Change
John Meyer

Pasha is up next for his solo. These kids are really showing the emotion here, or at least trying to. Pasha looked a little clumsy here, but still pretty great.
Waiting on the World to Change
John Meyer

The next new couple is Lacey and Danny choreographed by a dancer from last year, Dmitrti Chaplin. The new mega hotness couple is wearing all black hitting aggressive moves right from the start. Lacey has once again found a way to utilize her posterior as much as possible. Dances like that are the reason dancing is outlawed by some religions. The judges like the performance but think it’s a little weak in eh technical department. The judges rain praise all over Lacey, saying she is going to be in the finale.
Hip Hip Chin Chin
Club Des Belugas

Lauren is up next doing her solo. As usual she manages to inject some smiles and fun into a rather serious number.
Waiting on the World to Change
John Meyer

The ladies are going crazy for the next solo because it’s Neil! So far he’s put the highest vertical jump into his solo, going to be hard to top, literally! This is definitely the best so far, should take him to the next round.
Waiting on the World to Change
John Meyer

Not to be outdone Sabra brings some great energy to her solo adding a scream to the heavens in the breakdown of the song.
Waiting on the World to Change
John Meyer

Now Kameron gets to strut his solo stuff. Just a note, he’s still going strong with the red mohawk. He seems a little loose and soft in his solo, but you can never really tell.
Waiting on the World to Change
John Meyer

The new couple of Jaimie and Dominic will be doing the Viennese waltz taught by Toni Reopath. They’re dressed up in some kind of old world peasant garb of indeterminate European origin. Nigel gives Dominic a pretty heavy critique and Mary follows in suit. This is the first time I remember dancers being scolded for going over the top. Mia gives them both a reaming too. Dominic and Jaimie are smiling like mad trying to hide the crushed souls.
Man of la Mancha
Linda Elder

It’s Lacey’s turn to solo it out in the white hospital gown. This one was a little flat for me, but again, what do I know. I think Lacey is going to be safe for a while.
Waiting on the World to Change
John Meyer

The final solo of the night is Danny. He does the Robson choreography Danny-style that all the girls love.
Waiting on the World to Change
John Meyer

Sara and Neil are the final new couple. They will be doing a Disco routine taught by my girl Dorianna Sanchez. They start hitting it hard right from the beginning including a mega back flip from Neil that looked like he found a hidden pneumatic launch pad. Also, Sara looks super hot. They totally nailed every move with effortless perfection. It was so good the judges have little to say but amazing things.
Knock on Wood
Rachel Stevens

That does it for the dancing. Time to hear a few words from the judges about the solo routines. They run down the line given quick comments to each of the top 10 dancers. Sara, Lauren, Lacey, Danny, Sabra and Kameron stood out as good soloists, where Pasha and Neil had overall not-so-good critiques.

Tomorrow we see who’s going home. See you then!