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August 11, 2011

So You Think You Can Dance Season 8 – Top 4 Performance

Tonight’s judges were Nigel, Mary, and guest judges Kenny Ortega and Katie Holmes.

The contestants did four routines tonight one with an “All Star” as a partner, one with one of the other contestants as a partner, one with both girls and both boys, and a solo.  The solo will not be judged, but it gives you one last chance to see your favorite in their specialty before the final results tomorrow night.  The “All Star” dancers are past competitors from previous seasons of  SYTYCD.

Remember folks, tomorrow night is the final show this season and America’s Favorite Dancer will be chosen by your voting.

Tonight’s highlights in order of performance partnered with All Star (AS = All Star):

1] Melanie and Marko – Style: Disco                           Song “I Feel Love”
This was the first Disco Style this season and it was just okay for us.  It was entertaining but not even close to a “wow”.

2] Sasha and AS Mark – Style: Contemporary           Song “Raise Your Weapon”
Sasha was in her specialty and she “nailed” this routine.  Sasha showed her great technique, power, energy and intensity in this routine.  Natalie should be proud of her sister on this performance.

3] Tadd and AS Joshua – Style: Hip-Hop                   Song “Hustle Hard”
Joshua won SYTYCD on season 4 and it was great seeing him perform once again.  He our favorite all season long and tonight Tadd stayed right up with him on this routine.  Tadd showed great energy, technique, and power in this routine.  It was a great performance by both dancers and fun to watch.  The “swag” was on.

4] Melanie and AS Robert – Style: Contemporary      Song “Sacrifice”
Melanie showed her great technique, power, and her special touch of drama in this routine.  Every week she “brings” it and she continued once again this week with a beautiful performance.

5] Marko and Sasha – Style: Broadway                      Song “Whatever Lola Wants”
This is a tough style to “nail” and we think tonight was only a “so-so” performance by both dancers.  If we had to choose, Sasha out danced Marko with her power, but overall it was a disappointing performance by both.

6] Melanie’s solo routine – Style: Contemporary        Song “Song For Viola”

7] Marko’s solo routine – Style: Contemporary           Song “The Fear You Won’t Fall”

8] Tadd and Sasha – Style: Cha-Cha                         Song “Raindrops”
We agree with Mary when she said, “This entire routine was a struggle for both dancers”.  We actually think the choreography given to the dancers was lame, but they did the best they could with it.

9] Marko and AS Lauren – Style: Contemporary              Song “Shirk”
Lauren is last seasons SYTYCD winner and this routine was danced nicely by both dancers.  We enjoyed every movement by Marko and his technique constantly amazes us.  Bravo!  This was our first “wow” tonight.

10] Tadd’s solo – Style: B-Boy                                   Song “Mamma Knows Best”

11] Marko and Tadd – Style: Jazz      Song “Show Me Want You Are Working With”
Another “wow!” and a great job by both dancers.  It was entertaining with excellent technique, and they told a story and that gets a “Bravo!”

12] Sasha’s solo – Style: Contemporary                    Song “Be Be Your Love”

13] Melanie and Sasha – Style: Contemporary          Song “Heart Asks Pleasure First”
This performance simply put was a great performance by both dancers.  Another powerful story told by the dance and the dancers told it to perfection.  Bravo!

14] Marko and Tadd – Style: Stepping                      Song “B.O.B.”
We really enjoyed this performance because we thought both dancers “nailed” the routine.  A solid routine by both dancers but not quite a “wow”.

Our favorite routine tonight
Melanie and Sasha

Tomorrow night will be the results from tonight and America’s Favorite Dancer for Season 8 will be chosen in the final show this season.

We have nothing else to report tonight except that at the end of the show Nigel predicted that this years winner would be a girl.

See all of you out there in cyberland tomorrow for the results and we hope you voted for your favorite dancer.


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