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So You Think You Can Dance Episode: "Top 18 Perform"

Season 4, Episode 8
Episode Synopsis: The Top 18 dancers perform.
Original Air Date: Jun 18, 2008

Our Top Eighteen Dancers Season 4, Episode 8

Sometimes I don't love the dresses they put Cat in but tonight's dress is a homerun. It's fun and flirty just like her. Now, I guess I could highlight what the pairs like and dislike about each other but I'd really prefer to get right to the dancing. Chelsea and Thayne are first up with a Jazz piece choreographed by Mandy Moore. Mia: She thinks it was a great concept that is not well executed. She felt the power wasn't there. Mary: It didn't work for her. There wasn't enough impact and she didn't believe the chemistry this week. Nigel: He didn't believe their performance and although he admitted it wasn't their fault, he didn't like their costumes. I will admit to extreme disappointment after last week's performance. I thought they were so hot and so in tune last week but this week they seemed lost. I just didn't love it. Chelsie and Mark are next with the Tango choreographed by Alex Da Silva. Mia: She loves them; thinks they're the most perfect and odd couple. They were fantastic. Mary: She loves everything. She thinks Chelsie's leg action is great and likes Mark's characterization. Nigel: He felt the sexual tension. He wanted more passion from Chelsie but thinks they did a good job. I enjoy watching the Argentine Tango. I think Alex Da Silva is a tough choreographer, so anyone who can make his moves look easy or effortless deserves a lot of respect. I really liked their intensity. Jessica and Will follow with a Hip Hop routine by Olisa and Cecily. Mia: She loves the choreography but thinks Jessica is too much of a cheerleader. She thinks Will is so powerful it was almost like Jessica wasn't even on stage with him. Ouch. Mary: Didn't think Jessica hit it hard enough while she thinks Will is a dancing machine. Nigel: He agrees with all the great things said about Will and disagrees with Mia and Mary about Jessica. He thinks she had a great feel for the piece. After the high standard set last week by Katee and Joshua in this genre, I think it would be hard for anyone to live up to my expectations. And they didn't. I agree with the judges about Will. I think he's a stronger dancer than Jessica and I hope he'll be around until the end. I didn't love this piece but I liked Will's performance much more than Jessica's. Matt and Kourtni dance the Foxtrot choreographed by Jean-Marc Genereux. Mia: She thinks they have an old Hollywood elegance (which is good). She thinks Matt is fantastic and feels Kourtni will be great if she owns her size and strength. Mary: She loves the choreography but after a strong start she thinks they got lost. She's disappointed. Nigel: He isn't disappointed but he thinks parts of the routine came off as fake. He wants more honesty in their performance but he says he enjoyed it. I don't know if I'd agree with Mia's assessment that we saw more personality from Matt this week. Yes, he's an amazing technical dancer but I'm just not loving him. I did, however, enjoy their performance. And I think Kourtni is great. Courtney and Gev dance a contemporary piece by Mandy Moore. Mia: Loves the choreography. This being Courtney's style of dance, Mia thought she'd do more with it. She's proud of Gev, who proves he's a wonderful partner. Mary: Loves it. She loves how they moved across the stage and thinks they have killer chemistry. Nigel: Thinks they are a beautifully well-balanced couple but thinks Gev didn't have enough emotion for her during the piece (on their own time is a different story). He thinks the choreography saves them tonight. I think their piece was really nice. I enjoyed watching them and I felt like they had a nice connection. For never having partnered before, Gev is there for Courtney every time. They had a lot of nice lifts. And I'm sure Gev's happy he didn't have to wear a "dance belt" this week. Katee and Joshua have Tice DiOrio this week for Broadway. Nigel: I'll start with him since he was up and out of his chair. He says he was waiting for a performance like this all night. He finds them entertaining and is especially impressed with Joshua. He thinks the routine is fantastic and calls Katee a beautiful spirit. Mary: Thinks they should come with a warranty for satisfaction guaranteed. She thinks Katee has really stepped up and come out of her shell and she tells Joshua he has a place in her heart. Mia: Thinks they are amazing. She feels the connection and wouldn't be surprised to see Joshua in the top 4. I really like these two. I think their energy is really high and like Nigel, I thought they did a great job of entertaining us. Sometimes I don't love the Broadway routines, but they did a great job with it. Susie and Marquis follow with a Salsa choreographed by Alex Da Silva. Mia: She loves the choreography but isn't crazy about the way it was performed. She thinks Marquis was over the top and while Susie is hot, she expected more. Mary: It didn't quite work for her either. She also expects more from Susie and wanted to see her raw edge. She also thought there was no chemistry. Nigel: He said it should be fiery, but it wasn't. He's not sure yet if Marquis is a good partner. He wanted to see more movement "down in the body" from Marquis. I think Marquis let his partner down both weeks so far. He messed up on the lift last week (minor, but still) and I just don't think he was a strong partner for Susie this week. I also expected to see more passion from Susie since this is her style, even if she's more "street" than "classical." I thought their piece would be more fun. They let me down. Kherington and Twitch did the Viennese Waltz choreographed by Jean-Marc Genereux. Mia: Thanks the choreographers for such a moving piece. She gets down on Kherington for her smile throughout, saying she would have preferred a little less gloss. She thinks her lines are impeccable though. Nigel: He and Mia kind of get into it about Kherington. He feels elated by Kherington's smile and thinks Twitch stepped it up. It's everything he could have hoped for. Mary: Thinks Kherington is touched by an angel and calls Twitch insane. He partners like "a real man." I loved how emotional Jean-Marc got when talking about his daughter, who has Rett Syndrome. Sometimes the choreographers are so technical and demanding that we don't get a chance to get to know them. My heart goes out to his daughter and I think, like Mia, that she'll be so moved when she sees this performance. Despite that, I wanted Twitch's lines to be just a bit cleaner. It was beautiful, though. Comfort and Chris end the night with a Krump routine by Lil'C. Mia: She's a huge fan of Lil'C and a huge fan of Comfort. She thinks Comfort will be in the competition for a long time if she keeps it up. She thinks Chris pulled it off. Mary: She wanted Comfort to hit harder and thinks Chris was respectable. Comfort blew him away but she thinks they both lost energy as the routine progressed. Nigel: His grandmother is more gangsta than Chris. He thinks it was weak and could have used some butching up. He expects more from Comfort. He thought she'd own it. I enjoyed this piece and I think it was mostly due to Comfort. I was watching her most of the time and I think she was hitting it hard. Maybe Mary and Nigel wanted to see more passion or aggression in the performance but I thought Comfort was great. Chris did an admirable job in trying to keep up with Comfort. My favorites (in no particular order): Chelsie & Mark, Katee & Joshua, Courtney & Gev, and Kherington & Twitch. My least favorites: Susie & Marquis and Chelsea & Thayne. I think either Jessica & Will or Kourtni & Matt will find themselves in the bottom 3 again. I don't think I'd be too upset to see Susie and Marquis leave. Random thoughts: I love Mia's new platinum blonde hair. It suits her personality quite well. Did Nigel have something down his pants tonight? He seemed to be up and out of his chair a lot. What the heck was Mary wearing? And more importantly, did it have to be so tight around her d├ęcolletage? She was a little too much for me tonight both in dress and volume. Who do you think is safe? Who can't you wait to send home? I hope you voted. Also, check this out from last week's cast-offs Jamie and Rayven. Until tomorrow. show less
Sometimes I dont love the dresses they put Cat in but tonights dress is a homerun Its fun and flirty just like her Now I guess I could highlight what the pairs like and dislike about each other but Id really prefer to get right to the dancingChelsea and Thayne are first up with a Jazz piece choreographed by Mandy Moore Mia She thinks it was a great concept that is not well executed She felt the power wasnt thereMary It didnt work for her There wasnt enough impact and she didnt believe the chemistry this week Nigel He didnt believe their performance and although he admitted it wasnt their fault he didnt like their costumesI will admit to extreme disappointment after last weeks performance I thought they were so hot and so in tune last week but this week they seemed lost I just didnt love itChelsie and Mark are next with the Tango choreographed by Alex Da SilvaMia She loves them thinks t read more

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