For a quartet of the 14 dancers on "So You Think You Can Dance," this week will be their last performance.
Wednesday was a night that was packed with excitement, from a twist on the standard "who's in the bottom" announcement, to great couples routines and solos by those in danger, and group numbers by all of the gals and then all of the guys. Oh my!!
Oops, I forgot that there was a performance by another dance crew, Academy of Villains. Hmm, is this crew getting a little extra treatment since two of their members, "Pharside" and "Phoenix," choreographed one of the routines, as well as a couple previous routines? Along with judges Nigel Lythgoe and Mary Murphy, actress/dancer Christina Applegate served as guest judge, and she was fantastic, IMHO!
After the opening number, host Cat Deeley named the TOP eight dancers -- now that's a nice positive move! That left six dancers -- three guys and three girls -- to battle it out for the final two spots in the Top 10.
Each had the opportunity to set the dance floor on fire during a solo to show their best technique and to impress the judges. And isn't it interesting that the six were already paired up in performances? Serge Onik and Carly Blaney, Casey Askew and Jessica Richens, and Teddy Coffey and Emily James had an extra reason to bring out the best in each other. Before each routine in the show, each dancer described what his or her partner would bring to the Top 10 -- some were cute, some were silly, all were easily ignored. Sigh.