So You Think You Can Dance: Top 10 Perform
August 7, 2014 7:42 PM - Season 11, Episode 11 - Subscribe

The Top 10 perform with the All-Stars, with judges Nigel Lythgoe and Mary Murphy, and guest judge Tara Lipinski. Guest performance by Christina Perri, with Kathryn and Chehon dancing.

Bottom four: Emilio, Zack, Valerie, and Bridget.

Top 10 Group Routine: Bang Bang, choreographed by Jamal Sims

Bridget and Brandon: Bollywood Disco, "Disco Khisko (Remix)," choreographed by Nakul Dev Mahajan

Tanisha and Ryan: Argentine Tango, "The Gaucho's Pain," choreographed by Miriam Larici and Leonardo Barrionuevo

Emilio and Jasmine: Hip Hop, "Get Low," choreographed by Napoleon and Tabitha D'umo

Valerie and Ade: Jazz, "Hearts a Mess," choreographed by Tyce Diorio

Rudy and Jenna: Cha cha, "Maps," choreographed by Louis Van Amstel

Jacque and Chehon: Contemporary ballet, "Adagio for TRON," choreographed by Travis Wall

Ricky and Lauren: Jazz, "Bossa Nova Baby," choreographed by Mandy Moore

Casey and Kathryn: Broadway, "Maybe This Time," choreographed by Spencer Liff

Jessica and Twitch: Hip Hop, "U Got Me Up (Underground Goodie Mix '93)", choreographed by Tabitha and Napoleon D'umo

Zack and Amy: Contemporary, "Europe, After the Rain, choreographed by Sonya Tayeh

Emilio and Bridget were eliminated this week.
posted by yasaman (5 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Wow, wow, wow. I was traveling yesterday and so I just watched all of the routines and I was blown away. This is what this season needed. I have been enjoying this season OK, but at least 5 of these routines gave me chills. I think the All-Stars really brought things to a different level.

The routines I loved were Emilio, Tanisha, Rudy, Casey, and Jessica. Everything just worked in those routines.
posted by bove at 8:32 PM on August 7, 2014

It was lovely to see contemporary ballet on the show. Jacque and Chehon danced it beautifully, but I especially loved how it was staged and the camera work. The light and shadows, and the use of a single camera...just stunning. It made it feel intimate and quiet.

Jessica and Twitch's hip hop routine was a lot of fun, and probably my second favorite routine of the night, after the ballet. Jessica and Twitch had pretty great chemistry. But all in all, this was a really strong episode with great performances. The only ones that didn't work for me at all were Bridget's Bollywood number and Valerie's jazz.
posted by yasaman at 8:36 PM on August 7, 2014

This was a great episode; lots of fun routines. Loved Ricky, Zack, Tanisha, and Jacque. Valerie, whom I usually love, didn't hit it and I thought Bridget was disappointing too. Casey makes my teeth hurt - my housemate and I hated that performance but obviously, we are missing something everyone else sees and loves.
posted by pointystick at 5:41 AM on August 8, 2014

I loved Tanisha and Ryan's tango. It was really lovely to just have skilled dancing without a contrived storyline, and I also really loved her dress! Felt the same way about Jacque and Chehon's ballet piece. Though I would have loved to see Eliana doing it instead. My other two favorites were Ricky and Lauren, and Jessica and Twitch. Both goofy, but well danced with really challenging choreography.

I miss Misty Copeland, though, and once again Tyce's choreography left me sad and bored. Knock-off Sonya Tayeh does no one any favors, and if you can make Ade look awkward, you're doing something wrong.
posted by ChuraChura at 7:02 AM on August 8, 2014

Not a Casey fan, but I loved Kathryn in their routine, and I really like it when Spencer Liff does more sultry broadway numbers. Makenzie and Jakob dancing to Too Darn Hot was hands down my favourite routine of last year, and I loved the Come Together pool hall group number too. I just don't think Casey has the maturity or innate sexiness to sell the story.

Hoping Zack and Makenzie do broadway rather than contemporary or jazz next week. I think Zack would kill a broadway routine, with his tap background and everything.
posted by dumdidumdum at 7:36 AM on August 8, 2014 [1 favorite]

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