So You Think You Can Dance: Recap For July 9, 2013
Written by Timman
So You Think You Can Dance
Recap For July 9, 2013
Hello and Welcome to Week 3 of So You think You Can Dance live performance shows in which 2 people will be eliminated in the first 20 minutes. The opening routine is a contemporary piece choreographed by Sonya Thieh and Christopher Scott danced to "Pretty Boy"-Soley
We discovered that Jade has torn his meniscus and had to pull out of the competition. Cat introduces the Top 18 dancers. Cat introduces the judges for this week who are ballroom choreographer and Hot Tamale Train Conductor MARY MURPHY, executive producer NIGEL LYTHGOE. This week Nigel and Mary have recruited to excellent celebrity guest judges. First is Fox Sports Reporter and former dancing with the stars contestant ERIN ANDREWS. 2nd is someone who Nigel has been trying to get behind the judges desk for the last few seasons. American Idol judge and dancer herself PAULA ABDUL.
This week the cut will happen at the end of the episode rather than the beginning. They still recap the past week at the beginning and reveal the bottom 6.
Theme of Dance: Evolution of Paso Doble. This is not a performance it is a war.
Nigel: "This style took away one of your greatest assets but you still demanded attention when you came on stage" Mary: "Hey Jean-Marc, very good to have you back" "A Paso-war it was." "Amy you are just a warrior princess" Paula: "This is so exciting for me to see you guys in person" "You did a very good job hating each other" Erin: "Fik Shun you did a heck of a job taming the beast" "Keep it up that is hard to do with a bulls eye on your back"
My Score: This was a very strong, physical performance. I give it a 9.
2) Jazzmine and Aaron
Dance: Broadway Choreographer: Spencer Liff Song: "They just keep moving the line"-Smash
Theme of Dance: This routine takes place at a crime scene and the spirit comes back to life
Nigel: "I was on Broadway this week, This was just as good as the people on Broadway." Mary: "That was just style and class" "You guys gave it 100%, great job guys" Paula: "Aaron, you remind me of those people from the GM area." Erin: "Spencer that was fantastic, Jazzmine there was nothing dead about those legs"
My Score: That was very good choreography from Spencer and very well executed I also give it a 9 as I did the first routine.
3) McKenzie and Paul
Dance: Contemporary Choreographer: Lindsay Nelko Song: "No Day but Today"-Idina Menzel
Theme of Dance: McKenzie is dealing with the fact she has a terminal disease and Paul is struggling to deal with that fact
Nigel: "Wow I'm getting depressed" "McKenzie you are one of our best technical dancers on the program" Mary: "I swear to god that I enjoyed that piece." "Lindsay you got me on your first routine" Paula:"Lindsay that was a beautiful piece" "I believed in what you were doing" Erin: "I think you were getting involved in the routine Paul" "McKenzie I don't know how you were in the bottom last week"
My Score: This routine was very touching and strongly danced, This is the third 9 of the night for me.
4) Jasmine and Alan
Dance: Jazz Choreographer: Sean Cheesman Song: "Veins"-Charlotte Martin
Theme of Dance: Jasmine is the queen in this routine and Alan is the captain. This is a very royal routine
Nigel: "I like qwerky little routines like this" "Alan you are such a strong dancer" Mary: "Alan I'm pretty sure you haven't done any lifts before you came to this competition" Paula: "I enjoyed this routine it was a lot of fun, you just need to let it go and enjoy it" Erin: "I have to echo those points as well, I did love the routine Sean"
My Score: I agree It was a cute routine but not perfectly executed. I will give it an 8
5) Jenna and Tucker
Dance: Hip-Hop Choreographer: Keoni and Mari Madrid Song: "Dangerous"-Michael Jackson
Theme of Dance: The story is a dominatrix women meets a weaker Man and tries to push him through it.
Nigel: "One of my favorite routines so far." "It reminded me of an Audrey Hepburn routine" Mary: "This hip-hop was really quite different" "I thought it was a bit Jazzy" Paula:"I thought it was a hipster kind of Jazz" "It was a very nice tribute" "Tucker you are quite amazing" Erin: "Jenna you are ballroom gone bad, gone carnival"
My Score: This was my favorite routine of the night so far, It was very unique and i now like Hip-jazz. 9.5
6) Malece and Jade..... which is replaced by All Star Marco
Dance: Contemporary Choreographer: Sonya Thieh Song:"In the Embers"-Sleeping At Last
Theme of Dance: This routine is to maintain a legacy
Nigel: "Marco I'm sorry to see you" "Jade I hope everything goes well" "Malece, Marco brought out the woman in you" Mary: "Marco that was brilliant as always." "Malece I knew you would have this kind of moment with this show" Paula:"Marco thank you for being there" "Malece I just adore you" "You were astonishing Malece" Erin: "I can't and I won't with Sonya" "Marco you did a wonderful job for Malece" "Malece=Tinker Bell"
My Score: Sonya is the best choreographer on this show in my opinion and that is the 2nd best routine of the season behind Amy and Fik Shun in week 1. 10 out of 10
7) Hailey and Curtis
Dance: Samba Choreographer: Jean-Marc Generoux Song: "Straight to Memphis"-Club des Belugas
Theme of Dance: This piece is extremely fast and it is a party.
Nigel: "Curtis, Hailey dominated you on that routine" "Hailey....WOW!" Mary: "Curtis you have to work on where you place your weight" "The samba walks were uncomfortable" "Hailey your fringe was enough to blow out Nigel's birthday cake" Paula: "Thank you Jean-Marc" "Hailey you nailed those Samba hips" "Curtis you need to be a little more grounded" Erin: "Jean-Marc I want you to choreograph any routine I have at a party coming up."
My Score: It was very good and I liked the costume color. The major problem with that routine was Curtis. I give it a 7,5 out of 10.
8) Alexis and Nico
Dance: Jazz Choreographer: Spencer Liff Song: "I put a spell on you"-Nina Simone
Theme of Dance: Alexis is hypnotizing Nico so she can have her way with him
Nigel: "I did enjoy that routine" "That was tough work for a girl" Mary: "She hypnotized me Nigel" "Nico that was brilliant" "I thought you were evenly matched through everything" Paula: "You have come back in the forefront for me Alexis." "Very good Nico" Erin: "Nothing sleeping about you right now Alexis"
My Score: The unison in this routine was very very good I will give it a 9 on that one.
9) Mariah and Blu-Print
Dance: Hip-Hop Choreographer: Luther Brown Song: "Bring the Noize" M.I.A.
Theme of Dance: This routine is called the goal because there is no stop to it
Nigel: "Mariah your style has shown through" Mary: "I think it is always great to have Luther in the house" " I still want to see more of a performance" Paula: "I still feel that you are holding back a bit Blu-Print" Erin: "I loved the routine" "Luther I think you should make the next workout video"
My Score: I thought this was very well performed by Mariah, Blu-Print does have to work on his personality. I will give it an 8.5.
The judges then break the news to the contestants. Jenna is safe. Alexis is saved and Jasmine has been sent home this week from So You Think You can Dance. I will back with you guys on July 23rd.