Our "So You Think You Can Dance" correspondent Lenni G (who is a big Duke fan!) tells us about last night's elimination show:
Before we get to the results, thought y'all would like to know that a rising junior at Duke, Julianne Chiraz, was shown in the promo for National Dance Day which is this weekend. Julianne is on the far right in this clip.
Clearly Duke people are multi-talented!
On to the results show - The opening group number from Tyce Diorio was fantastic. I loved the music which was from the movie, "Water for Elephants." Then there was the performance from The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers (LXD) which was simply spectacular. Congrats to Christopher Scott for some of the most awesome choreography EVER!
And, we had Lady Gaga doing two of her latest songs - "Edge of Glory" (without the dark theme of the version she did on "Idol") and "You and I" which was pretty peppy too. Huge props to the Lady who performed "live." No lip-sync for the Gaga.
Since it seemed to take forever last night to announce the dancers in danger, I'll just cut to the chase. For the girls, it was Jordan and Caitlynn. For the guys, it was Jess and, somewhat surprisingly, Tadd. Once again, we had solos from each of the four to help the judges decide who should go. Have to say, Tadd outsolo'd the other three by a million miles.
After deliberating off stage, the judges returned with their decisions. Nigel advised Jordan and Caitlynn that they had both done "disappointing" solos. Guess Jordan's was the most disappointing since she is now gone. Jess and Tadd got better commentary from Nigel though, unlike the girls, it had nothing to do with their solos. And then Jess was gone. Maybe Jordan and Jess can work on a better rumba while they head home on the Bye Bye Train.
Next week will feature the final six dancers, Melanie, Caitlynn and Sasha for the girls, and Marko, Tadd and Ricky for the guys. This is going to be really tough, people. I'm hoping for great All Star pairings and the best choreography of the season for everyone.