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So You Think You Can Dance Episode Recap and My Take – Season 5, 2 of 8 Voted Off

Updated on October 22, 2011

Recap for last night’s performance show

Tonight was the 100th Episode!!

Opening Number

I loved the opening number, it didn’t hurt that it was performed to One from “A Chorus Line”, or that it was choreographed by Mia Michaels. Still grumpy with the camera work for the group numbers, but it was a great routine and nobody stood out as awful.

The judges discussed the importance of the show to them and then they showed some highlights and some VERY low lowlights.

Bottom 2 Girls Revealed

Melissa was first and is safe, that is not as it should be in my opinion. Kayla was up next and she is in the bottom 2, I completely and entirely blame the “judges think I am amazing” curse. That left Jeanine and Janette, and the other girl in the bottom 2 is Janette which is shocking to me, though the judges were quite complimentary of her last night as well so I guess we can blame the curse here as well. I will be sad to see either of these girls go because I was thinking it would be one of them that would win.

Repeat Performance 1

Tonight’s first repeat performance was “The Hummingbird and the Flower” from Season 3, performed by Hok Konishi and Jaimie Goodwin and choreographed by Wade Robson. These two have really grown in their technique and performance quality, REALLY beautifully danced. I liked it the first time but liked it even more this time!

Bottom 2 Guys Revealed

Ade was up first, but we had to wait to hear about him and Jason at the same time. Shockingly, the first person in the bottom 2 is Jason not Ade. Not sure what happened there. On to Evan and Brandon, and Brandon is second guy in the bottom 2 tonight, I blame the waltz for that one!

Repeat Performance 2

The second repeat performance is “The Bench” from Season 2, performed by Heidi Groskreutz and Travis Wall and choreographed by Mia Michaels. This is one of my favorite pieces ever, and Travis was great tonight, and so was Heidi though for some reason I remember her dancing more the first time around, it just didn’t seem like she did a lot in the routine.

The Solos (no commentary from the judges tonight)

Kayla – She chose to dance the same solo she danced last night, thankfully it is a good routine.

Jason – It just really felt thrown together and haphazard, like last night, maybe his was the same routine as well.

Janette – She chose to do something similar to last night as well, though a little different, but it felt amateurish for some reason, very basic.

Brandon – May have been the same as last night too. Maybe they told them to stick with what they did before,

Repeat Performance 3

The final repeat performance is my favorite group number ever. It is from season 2 and was choreographed by Wade Robson, who performed with them this time! It is such a dynamic and quirky number, which is why I love it. It was particularly awesome to see Wade perform one of his pieces because he is great AND because it gives you a peek at the true intent of the movement and feel of the piece.

Katie Holmes’ Performance

Katie spoke briefly with Cat first about the importance of the arts and making sure kids are exposed to the arts and given opportunities to thrive in dance and other fields if they have the talent without having to worry about the expense of training. She also said she is singing the song she performs to. Her performance fee was donated to The Dizzy Feet Foundation, of which she is a founding member along with Nigel Lythgoe, Adam Shankman and Carrie Ann Inaba (from Dancing with the Stars).

The performance was an homage to Judy Garland and Tyce Diorio was the choreographer, the song was Get Happy. I thought it was a really cute routine, though a little simplistic for my taste, but she isn’t a pro dancer so it is to be expected. My only complaint is that I wish she hadn’t been lip-synching while performing, it was distracting. I understand it is hard to sing while dancing, but I would rather just see her dance with the track of her singing and not trying to make it look like she was singing then. Her singing was good though.

The Results

The girls –The person eliminated was Janette. I have to admit I am beyond happy that Kayla is safe, but also so sad to see Janette go. Her growth in this program has been amazing and I hope we see her turn up on Dancing with the Stars or back on this show as a choreographer or something amazing. Nigel said she was his favorite and he really wanted her to win, that she is a great performer and a great dancer. Personally, I am bothered to see her go and Melissa stay.

The guys – The dancer eliminated was Jason. I can’t say if I am shocked or not. It is always hard to see most dancers go at this point because we have, for the most part, weeded it down to the very best. I hope he continues training because I think there is more in there than we are seeing right now and I think he takes it too easy sometimes.


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