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So You Think You Can Dance Episode: "2 of 16 Voted Off"

Season 5, Episode 11
Episode Synopsis: Two of the final 16 dancers are eliminated.
Original Air Date: Jun 25, 2009
Guest Cast The Veronicas

So You Think You Can Dance Episode Recap: Week 3 Results Season 5, Episode 11

We lose two more dancers tonight, which brings our count to 14. Did the judges make the right call tonight? Let's find out.

And I might as well mention this now: I love Cat. But first the group dance.

Choreographer/Dance: Dmitri Chaplin, Tabitha, and Napoleon/Hip-hop, salsa. I get the Latin dances mixed up. I think this is the right categorization.
Song/Artist: "I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho")/Pitbull
Performance: Sexy. Very cool. I love the partner work. Kayla is totally working it, and I'm loving her for it. The camera is pretty focused on her and Ade, and they are a very nice pairing. The girls dancing together is nice although it's not as exciting as the pairs, which is why they go back to it quickly I think. Did we just see a slo-mo camera shot? Really? They're killing me with this camera work. The water dancing is interesting — that's the best thing I can say about it. The guys dancing in unison is great but I'm happy when they get back to the pairs quickly. We're seeing a lot of Janette and Ade now, which is working for me. Very nicely done. I enjoyed it, although I think it would have been nice to see all the couples rotate to the front so we could see them all dance.

Nigel talks about the three great ones we lost this week: Ed McMahon, Farrah Fawcett, and Michael Jackson. He says some truly lovely things about all of them, and I encourage you to watch the show again or try to find it on YouTube if you missed it because I can't possibly summarize it here. It was really cool to see a short clip from Thriller. I would have loved to see more. They'll all be missed.

Asuka and Vitolio: Dancing for their lives. I'm not terribly surprised and most of the comments posted last night totally called this. I didn't love their piece, but I guess I enjoyed it a bit more than you guys did.

Janette and Brandon: Safe. I'm glad to hear it. I love me some Brandon and Janette, and I really enjoyed seeing rock 'n' roll meet hip-hop.

Randi and Evan: Safe. "The butt made the cut." It was strange and fabulous. All hail, Mia. Well, everyone who likes Mia can hail her. I know some of you want to do other stuff to her.

Jeanine and Phillip: Safe. I'm not terribly surprised. I think Jeanine was great last night and we know how much people love Phillip. Like Nigel, I do want to see him continue to grow, so for whatever style he picks from the hate next week, I want to see him bring it.

Melissa and Ade: Safe. "It was 'Ade' to remember." I would have been up in arms if they weren't safe. Their rumba was all that. I care nothing about their age difference. They were both sexy and strong.

Karla and Jonathan: Dancing for their lives. Nigel takes no pride in getting it right. He thinks they know why they're there. They didn't get themselves together. He agrees with America. And I agree as well. It just wasn't good.

Caitlin and Jason: Dancing for their lives. I just didn't love their paso doble, so I'm ok with them being in the bottom. I want to see them redeem themselves, especially Jason.

Kayla and Kupono: Safe. I'm glad to hear it because I like this new partnership. I don't love it yet, but I want to see them develop as a couple.

Mary's thoughts: She's surprised by one of the couples that fell down, but these couples have won over thousands of others to be here on the stage. Let's look at this as a celebration and an opportunity for them to dance for us.

Toni's thoughts: She wasn't at all surprised about Karla and Jonathan. And she wasn't about to second-guess America on the other two couples. She didn't think they brought any funk or flavor. If you don't move with funk and grove on a hip-hop routine it's not hip-hop.

Featured performer of the week: The Rage Boys Crew choreographed by Tiffany Burton
Song/Artist: "Feel It"/Cobly O'Donis and Mauli-B
Performance: First, let me say that I'm a fan of b-boys (and girls). I love that they had guys of all ages in their crew. Totally fun and I like when they have the difference age groups dancing together. Nice tumbling passes. Great energy. Nice tricks throughout. Can I admit that I didn't love it? They're adorable, but I wanted to see them more synchronized and hitting it a little harder. Not a bad effort though.

The solos
Asuka: "Don't Trust Me"/3OH!3
I don't often enjoy ballroom solos, but I thought hers was fun and it looked like she was enjoying herself.

Vitolio: "Viva La Vida"/Coldplay
Great jump to start things off. Nice technique, but not great. Where's his great characterization and emotion? It's looking a little desperate to me, I'm sad to say.

Karla: "15 Step"/Radiohead
Interesting movement. Quite possibly a little too spastic to me. Nice technique though. I liked it. Didn't love it.

Jonathan: "The Hunted"/Kodo
We're seeing his love for acrobatics come out to play, but I'm not loving his solo. Everything that wasn't tumbling or jumping seemed unfocused and maybe a bit rushed. Or maybe it looked sloppy. I just didn't get it.

Caitlin: "Que Sera Sera"/Jennifer Terran
I'm kind of loving it, which is a bit surprising. I felt like she put some nice heart and emotion into it although I would have preferred less tumbling.

Jason: "New American Classic"/Taking Back Sunday
He's a contemporary genius, but there is a lot going on. The technique we saw was good, I think. I still heart him.

This week's musical performers are The Veronicas singing "Take Me On the Floor." I like the group, but I fast-forwarded through it. At first I thought there were no dancers so I felt no interest, but I did see them pop out eventually.

The judges are unanimous with the girls.

The girls
Caitlin: She is growing in confidence every week. She gave the best solo this week. Well done.
Karla: A little desperate tonight. Wasn't as strong as she can be and as they've seen her in the past.
Asuka: Such an exciting performer. She gives a little something of herself with everything she does, but they feel like she's not growing.

Asuka leaves the competition tonight.

The judges are not unanimous with the guys.

The guys
Vitolio: Always shows a great deal of promise but doesn't always deliver. He cannot hold back. If he's going to be successful he has to deliver.
Jonathan: They continue to find him in the bottom 3. Had a wonderful week last week. Last night really wasn't good. Gymnastics were outstanding, but Nigel doesn't think he's brought the dancing necessary to be American's favorite dancer.
Jason: Last week he really danced well. His solo this week was full of desperation. Didn't think he really danced; didn't deliver. When you dance for your life, you have to do that. Wasn't strong enough.

Jonathan leaves the competition tonight.

I'm not that sad to see these two performers leave. I know quite a few of you weren't Asuka or Jonathan fans.

What did you think about tonight's show? What did you love? What did you hate? Do you think the judges sent the right dancers home?

Also, it's time for Power Rankings! Vote for your favorite remaining dancer below and check back next week for the rankings!

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We lose two more dancers tonight, which brings our count to 14. Did the judges make the right call tonight? Let's find out.

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