So You Think You Can Dance The Top 6 Eliminations

Thursday, August 03, 2006

On last night's episode of So You Think You Can Dance, we saw the top six perform in couples and solo for America's vote. Tonight we will see one more male and one more female leave the competition. Next week, we will have the first part of the finale in which the top four will perform for the last vote. Twelve and a half million called in last night to vote for these dancers. This breaks another record for the series. This week our three judges are Nigel Lythgoe, Mia Michaels and Mary Murphy. Mia Michaels also choreographs the group's opening number at the beginning of the show. After the group performs, the judges are introduced and we then see what happened last night both on stage and behind the scenes.

Immediately following the behind the scenes look and a commercial break, we jump right into the girls and finding out which made the bottom two this week. First though we see them each perform again. Natalie is first up this week, and this was the first routine of hers that did nothing for me. It just didn't feel right to me. Heidi came out next, and she did amazing. I wouldn't be surprised to see her win this competition. Her and Benji are two of the best dancers here. However, Mia Michaels has some words for her, and these words cause Nigel to stand up for the dancer. Donyelle is up next, and once again Mia speaks up. This time Mary Murphy stands up for the dancer.

After a commercial break, the men take the stage one at a time. The first up being Travis and he is followed by Ivan and Benji. The judges have nothing but positive comments for the men, unlike they did for the ladies. All three do well though, and with these in the top six, the competition is wide open for next week's finale. After a performance by Omarion, we see the ladies brought back up on stage. After the three are spoken to, Heidi is sent to safety. This means that either Natalie or Donyelle are going home. This is as I suspected. The men are then brought up on stage and after Cat speaks about each of them she sends Travis to safety.

Donyelle and Natalie come back up on stage and we see Natalie sent home. I figured this week might be the end for her in the competition. Her performances this week were definitely less than up to her usual. She takes the news in stride though, and I think we will see her go far in the dance world. As for the men, we see Benji and Ivan brought back on stage. Seeing Benji there scared me a bit, but I had a feeling he wouldn't be going home. He isn't. Instead we see Ivan going home. At this stage of the competition, he is the logical decision to go home. His lack of dance training does him in. Next week, we see the final four dance for America's vote once last time before we see who America picks for their favorite dancer on the August 16th episode of So You Think You Can Dance! Check back for my thoughts of the performances next week.

Group: Hide and Seek - Imogen Heap Imogen Heap - Speak for Yourself - Hide and Seek
Natalie: I Would Die For You - Jann Arden Jann Arden - Living Under June - I Would Die for You
Heidi: Hey Mama - The Black Eyed Peas Black Eyed Peas - Elephunk - Hey Mama
Donyelle: Buttons - The Pussycat Dolls The Pussycat Dolls - Improve Your Endurance 1 - Buttons
Travis: Flying Without Wings - Westlife Westlife - Westlife - Flying Without Wings
Ivan: I Question Mark - Wade Robson
Benji: Brown Derby Jump - Cherry Poppin' Daddies Cherry Poppin' Daddies - Zoot Suit Riot - The Swingin' Hits of the Cherry Poppin' Daddies - Brown Derby Jump
Omarion - Entourage


Bud_007 said...

Hey! What's up? i'm one of your "affiliates" Bud Broadcast Network. I do visit here often and I enjoy your reviews. But this summer it looks like you're focusing on SYTYCD. I also watch America's Go Talent, Big Brother and Windfall.

What are you looking forward of the new shows this Fall? I do have some that I'm interested in. Actually I've manage to watch some of the pilot episodes and each day this week I'm posting what I think in my blog.


Gina said...

Thanks for stopping by, Bud! I have watched Windfall, and I spoke about it and a number of summer series on my entertainment blog, Thoughts From The Couch, on Media Village. These shows include Psych and Kyle XY. My full reviews have mainly focused on So You Think You Can Dance and Fresh Meat. I did watch the first episode of America's Got Talent, and it didn't appeal to me. I did post a list of shows that I plan to cover come fall about a month. Some of these include shows I reviewed here last season and new arrivals such as Vanished and Heroes. I am making a possible change here in the near future of where I will be posting my reviews, so please keep an eye out for that.

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