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So You Think You Can Dance Episode: "So You Think You Can Dance"

Season 3, Episode 22
Episode Synopsis: In Part 1 of the two-part Season 3 finale, the remaining four dancers perform.
Original Air Date: Aug 15, 2007

Episode 22 Recap: The Final Four Season 3, Episode 22

Tonight was the final night of dancing. I guess you can say they were dancing for their lives tonight, as our votes determine the winner. Our judges tonight were Dan Karaty, Mary and Nigel. Each dancer had three partner dances, a solo dance and a group dance. First up was a Tyce Diorio Broadway number that involved the top four dancers. They did a routine to Liza Minnelli's rendition of "Mein Herr" from Cabaret. I found the number interesting and it did hold my attention. I noticed that Neil needed to use his hands to push off when he was doing the flips, while Danny just flipped his whole body around without his hands. Next up, Neil and Sabra did a Shane Sparks hip-hop routine. I found the routine fun to watch, but I agree with the judges that it was not the best hip-hop we have seen this year. Dancy, better known as Danny and Lacey did a Viennese waltz choreographed by Jean-Marc Genereux. I never thought of Avril's "Keep Holding On" as waltz material, but it actually worked. I found that I kept wanting to watch Lacey, and I sort of missed Danny's performance, even when I replayed it. It seemed that my eyes, and maybe the camera, were constantly drawn to Lacey's gown, and the way it moved when she spun around. Lacey and Sabra did an interesting Wade Robson jazz routine. It was different and well executed, but I agreed with the judges that it was not the best showcase for Lacey and Sabra's talent and probably should have happened earlier in the season. Danny and Neil performed a Mia Michaels contemporary routine. I actually enjoyed this number, but like a typical Mia number, there was not a lot of dancing - it was more movement and acting. There was tension between Danny and Neil, and I suspect it was real tension. Did you catch Neil missing that jump over Danny's head that we saw so many times in the rehearsal footage? Lacey and Neil did a lindy-hop routine choreographed by lindy-hop champion Nick Williams. This was probably the most difficult routine of the night. It was entertaining, and Lacey and Neil looked like they were having a blast. The final partner routine of the night was Danny and Sabra. They did a cha-cha routine choreographed by Melanie La Patin, assisted by Tony Meredith. You might remember Melanie dancing with Pasha earlier this season when Jessi was ill and couldn't perform/compete. Anyhow, I lost interest in this number very fast. I was watching the episode on my TiVo, it was 11:30 pm, and I'd been up since 4:30 am so there was just not enough energy, excitement, whatever to keep my interest, no matter how many times I backed up and started again. Yes, it did seem to get better after the slow-motion bit, but by then, I was sort of tuning it out already. My favorite partner routines tonight were Danny and Neil's contemporary piece and Lacey and Neil's lindy-hop. I was not overwhelmed by any of the solos; it is interesting to see that Lacey finally danced a solo instead of just strutting around the stage. I still don't get Danny's choreography. He is very talented, but I just don't see how his routines match up to the music. I actually thought Danny's solo was the worst of the night, but the judges gave him a standing ovation, so I am not sure what I am missing. Yes, it is hard to spin that many times without losing your balance and getting dizzy, and it is hard to do that many jumps in a row, but I am pretty certain that any of the other dancers there tonight could have done the same thing. While scanning the audience, I saw Benji (with yet another hairstyle), Benji and Lacey's dad, Heidi, Travis, Travis and Danny's mom, possibly Ivan, and Ben (who also seems to have been assisting Mia all season). I wonder if he now officially works for Mia. If I whad to choose a winner right now, I think it'd be Sabra, just based upon the number of times I had to redial the number to vote for her before I got through. So what are your thoughts? Use our Online Video Guide to search for your favorite moments from this season of SYTYCD. show less
Tonight was the final night of dancing. I guess you can say they were dancing for their lives tonight, as our votes determine the winner. Our judges tonight were Dan Karaty, Mary and Nigel. Each dancer had three partner dances, a solo dance and a group dance.First up was a Tyce Diorio Broadway number that involved the top four dancers. They did a routine to Liza Minnelli’s rendition of "Mein Herr" from Cabaret. I found the number interesting and it did hold my attention. I noticed that Neil needed to use his hands to push off when he was doing the flips, while Danny just flipped his whole body around without his hands.Next up, Neil and Sabra did a Shane Sparks hip-hop routine. I found the routine fun to watch, but I agree with the judges that it was not the best hip-hop we have seen this year. Dancy, better known as Danny and Lacey did a Viennese waltz choreographed by Jean-Marc Genereux. I never thought of Avril’s "Keep Holding On" as waltz material, but it actually worke... read more

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Premiered: July 20, 2005, on FOX
Rating: TV-PG
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