Sesaon 15's Top 8 in a group routine that had the guys all tied up (Adam Rose/FOX)
We've officially reached the point in this competition where the finalists are just doing so. much. dancing. Last night, each contestant performed two duets, a solo, and a group routine. Even just typing that sentence made us tired. After all that choreography, the Top 8 became the Top 6. Here's what happened (minus recaps of the solos, because they were all delightful):
The Top 10, sporting some EYEBROWS, in the opening number (Michael Becker/FOX)
And then there were eight. Just as we were starting to get attached to the Top 10, those pesky "So You Think You Can Dance" rules came into play and forced us (er, the judges) to slash two of the finalists from the competition. How rude! (But, Nigel announced ever-so-proudly, the entire Top 10 will be going on tour together once the season wraps.) Before the eliminations, each couple performed twice—and never in any dancer's own style. "So anything could happen," explained Cat Deeley, clad in a splashy, sequined floral minidress and a massive hair bow. And oh boy, a LOT of things did.
It's the last round of auditions before Nigel, Mary, Vanessa, and tWitch send our "So You Think You Can Dance" Season 15 hopefuls off to The Academy. Who might we see there (location still undisclosed)? Here's a rundown of last night's highlights.
How do you top Jay Jackson? We weren't sure it was possible—until it happened.
Last night, "So You Think You Can Dance" gave us part two of its L.A. audition journey. Along the way, we smiled, laughed, and definitely cried. We also learned that there won't be choreography rounds this year. (Sad! Who doesn't love it when Tabitha, Napoleon, Sonya, and Travis come in and whip everyone into shape?) So the stakes were even higher, because the dancers had only one chance to impress Nigel, Mary, Vanessa and tWitch. If the judges were feeling them, they went straight through to The Academy, exact location still undisclosed.
Watch tWitch teach people how to dance and just try—JUST TRY—to keep from smiling. (via YouTube)
We are forever here for the sweetbest-friendship of Ellen DeGeneres and dance superhero Stephen "tWitch" Boss, still going strong. And now that enduring love has spawned a new series: "tWitch, Please...Help Me Dance!" Produced by the Ellen Digital Network, it features Mr. Boss teaching some slick moves to people in need. Because who wouldn't want tWitch to give them a complete dance makeover—especially if they were, say, trying to impress their classmates at prom, or propose to the love of their life?