The most cruel of all "So You Think You Can Dance" eliminations have finally come. Only four will make it to the finals…
The group number this week is to Judy Collins' "Send In The Clowns." Ugh. I could do without all the contestants dressed up like harlequin clown dolls. It's actually quite distracting. And creepy. Because I hate clowns. Seriously, I can't even objectively assess this one. Of course Tyce D'Orio choreographed it because apparently it's his mission in life to torment me.
Host Cat Deeley, who looked fab last night, is wearing a very sparkly green frock that reminds me of Christmas. Lil' C returns tonight along with Mary Murphy and Nigel Lythgoe.
After a recap of last night and a commercial break, we get to the results for the ladies. The one girl guaranteed into the finale so far is Jeanine. Yay! This doesn't mean she got the most votes this week, just that she's in and I'm good with that. Mary and Lil' C stood up and applauded.
Next up, Jessica & Will return to perform the Tyce Contemporary number that was nominated for an Emmy – "Silence" from the "Unfaithful" soundtrack. It's nice to see these two again, especially since Jessica was given such a hard time last season. They do a great job.
Back from another break, it's time for the guys' results. And, to no one's surprise but Brandon, he's just been given direct passage to the Top 4. Our next flashback Emmy-nominated reprise is courtesy of Stephen "Twitch" Boss & Katee Shean performing "Mercy" by Duffy – aka the Mia Michael's Door Number. There was a bit of prop snafu – the door wouldn't stay closed – but they recovered/covered very well. They really attacked it – a fantastic job from two of my Season 4 favorites.
Chelsie Hightower & season 4 champ Joshua Allen return to perform their Dmitry Chaplin Tango to "A Los Amigos" from "Forever Tango," also nominated for an Emmy. Joshua shaved his head – I like it. And Chelsie's outfit is delish. Love those shimmy dresses. Bringing back the Emmy-nominated numbers is a great idea. They should do this every season.
Next, Season 1 "America's Best Dance Crew" winners Jabbawockeez hit the floor to a really cool mix of "Freakazoid" by Midnight Star. They are so dope. I'm always in awe when they dance.
Tabitha & Napoleon were also nominated for an Emmy for "Bleeding Love," the Hip Hop number Chelsie & Mark "He Still Reminds Me of David Tennant" Kanemura did. It's still enjoyable and yay Mark!
Kayla and Evan do their solos next. I still find Kayla's a bit to frantic – there weren't really any moments to breath in there. And I still find Evan to be refreshingly, adorably entertaining.
Our musical guest on this jam-packed episode is Sean Paul, who I feel like hasn't had a new song out in years. I can't understand most of what he's saying and I can't tell if it's just the way the song is or because the audio is muddled. Also, I don't think all his back up dancers are performing at the same level. One of them in particular looks like she's dogging it almost every time she's on camera. Most unfortunate.
Now down to the nitty gritty. Between Kayla and Melissa, the second girl to make the finals is…Kayla. This turned out the way it should've considering who was on the board but Melissa's had a great, great run.
Between Evan and Ade, it's much less cut and dry. It could easily go either way and they both deserve the spot. And the one moving on is…Evan. Ade's really grown on me over the season and I'm sure will be getting all kinds of work since he's so versatile.
This is it, folks. Brandon, Jeanine, Evan, and Kayla are your Final Four. Disagree with the results? Care to prognosticate on the winner? How great was it to see all those Season 4 alums? Any other thoughts?
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