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Thursday, July 01, 2010

SYTYCD7 - It's Like She Almost Had Nine Lives. Almost

So You Think You Can Dance - Season 7 - Top 9 Results Night - The Cut From 9 to 8 - Ep. 711
Judges: Nigel Lythgoe, Mia Michaels, Adam Shankman

Top 9 Group Dance
Choreographed by: Jamel Gaines
Song: "O Fortuna" - from Carmina Burana - London Symphony Orchestra & Richard Hickox
Grade: B-

Some cool moves but again, did a lot of it seem too simplistic to cater to the weakest common denominator? Or am I just expecting too much? I loved the circle formed around Jose but more because of the camerawork and how it looked on screen, rather than the dance itself. I liked the attempted synchronicity but it has got to be PERFECT when it's done like this and with this kind of BIG MUSIC, it builds our expectations to something revelatory and massive, and this dance only got halfway.



The Predictions from Top 9 Performances:
Bottom Three: Melinda, Robert, Adéchiké

Going Home Melinda


The actual results were:

Alex is safe. Obviously. Especially after last night.
Ashley is safe.
Adéchiké is safe.
Kent is safe.
Lauren is safe. Which means 3 of the last 4 are in trouble and there are still great people left.
Robert is in the bottom 3. Again.
Billy is in the bottom 3 too. What the?
Melinda is in the bottom 3. Again. For the 3rd time straight.
which means Jose is safe.

So I got 2/3 predictions right, despite hoping I was wrong about Robert. Instead, I keep underestimating Adéchiké's voting block (even though I thought he was at his best this week) but I'm in a bit of a shock seeing Billy there too but as Mia points out, Robert and Billy seem to be having connection problems. But with Melinda in the bottom 3 again, it's pretty obvious the judges are going to HAVE to kick her out once and for all. Especially when up against 2 of the best dancers in the group (votes or no votes).



The Experts:
Courtney Galliano and Mark Kanemura re-do their Sonja Tayeh dance to Mirah's - "The Garden". Man I love these two:


The Filler:
Ne-Yo performs.
Cirque du Soleil's Viva Elvis performs a dance number with army boys that actually makes me want to see the tepidly reviewed show.

Dance For Your Life:

Billy Bell
Song: "Fly" - Ludovico Einaudi
Grade: A
My lord he's so bendy. Connection or not, the guy knows how to dance and his body is simply dazzling in it's stretchy movements.

Robert Roldan
Song: "Hater" - Various Productions
Grade: A
I love that he looks very handsome but straight laced but his dances have a weirdness to it that makes use of his incredible physical skills.

Melinda Sullivan
Song: None
Grade: B-
Well, at least she's going away with a smile.



The Cut:

In what is probably the least climatic elimination ever, Melinda Sullivan is finally cut, a week after the judges admittedly kept her safe for another week.

Which now means 6 guys are still left and only 2 girls remain. Wow. I'm guessing this is not what Nigel had in mind when he switched the rules, but I'm SO okay with it (especially if they're finally willing to do same-sex routines (pre-Top 4)).

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3 comments:

miss d said...

Hoo-freakin-ray! I'm glad Melinda's gone. I thought she should've been the first to go, honestly.

As much as I love the guys this year, I'm hoping it's a guy that goes next week. Preferably not Robert. Or Billy. Or Alex. Or even Jose. Maybe not even Kent.

Hmmmm....who could it be? ;)

mathyoo2003 said...

I am sick of all these celebrities coming on to do the filler and performing with no appreciation for the spirit of the show. I thought for sure that Neo would have made some effort to incorporate Comfort's talents into his song tonight especially after her excellent dancing to Monster a couple of weeks ago. Instead we just watched him do some cheesy karate moves as his hos stupidly walked around him. That was the real shocker for me tonight, not Melinda's elimination.

DuchessKitty said...

I know I'm old and all, but I REALLY don't understand the mind of the American teen SYTYCD voter. How were Jose and Kent not in the bottom 3 with Melinda?
I like both of these boys, but I'm sorry, they didn't dance as well as the others this week.
Anyway, I'm perfectly fine with Melinda going home but I'll be PISSED off if Ashley or Lauren don't continue to get votes and stay out of the bottom.
Looking forward to the routines next week...

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