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So You Think You Can Dance Recap: Tides Are Turning, Bringing Winds of Change

Jul 9 2013, 10:12pm CDT | by

As a reality TV recapper, it’s always easier to rage against the machine — They cut the wrong girl! We didn’t need a fourth judge! A pixie haircut does not equal the second coming of Melanie Moore...

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So You Think You Can Dance Recap: Tides Are Turning, Bringing Winds of Change

Jul 9 2013, 10:12pm CDT | by

As a reality TV recapper, it’s always easier to rage against the machine — They cut the wrong girl! We didn’t need a fourth judge! A pixie haircut does not equal the second coming of Melanie Moore! — than it is to tip your hat or raise your glass when positive changes take effect.

But for tonight’s So You Think You Can Dance recap, I’m going to take the road less traveled and celebrate a trio of fantastic developments:

* The introduction of new blood to the pool of choreographers. (They may not have cooked up my very favorite routines, but they definitely slapped an oar against the surface of the pool to fight the process of stagnation.)

* The very necessary course-correction to save the week’s eliminations till the end of the episode, rather than announcing them before the start of the night’s competitive routines.

* The introduction of contestant-squeezing, superlative-spewing Paula Abdul to the judges’ panel. No, I wouldn’t want her on the show every week, but there’s a certain charm to her je ne sais crazy.

But enough of my upbeat manifesto…let’s get to the results:

BOTTOM 6 (BASED ON VOTES FROM LAST WEEK)
Jasmine M
Jenna
Alexis
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Curtis
Jade* (who’d already withdrawn at the top of the show due to a torn meniscus)/>/>/>/>/>/>

ELIMINATED IMMEDIATELY
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SENT IMMEDIATELY TO SAFETY
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DANCING FOR THEIR LIVES
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ELIMINATED AT THE END OF THE SHOW
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And now, let’s break down this week’s routines. I’ll be back overnight to flesh things out with full performance reviews and photos for everyone!

BEST OF THE NIGHT | Jasmine H & Aaron (Broadway)

RUNNER-UP | Amy & Fik-Shun (Paso Doble)

THIRD BEST | Makenizie & Paul (Contemporary)

WORST OF THE NIGHT | Alexis & Nico (Jazz)

RUNNER-UP | Hayley & Curtis (Samba)

MOST OVERHYPED | Malece & All-Star Marko (Contemporary)

WIDEST GAP BETWEEN PARTNERS| Mariah & BluPrint (Hip-Hop)

MOST UNNECCESSARILY HARSH CRITIQUE | Jasmine M & Alan (JAZZ)

ROUTINE I’M NOT CERTAIN HOW I FEEL ABOUT| Jenna & Tucker (Hip-Hop)

SHOULD BE BOTTOM 6
Nico
Curtis
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Alexis
Hayley
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WILL BE BOTTOM 6
Tucker
Curtis
BluPrint
Alexis
Hayley
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Again, I’ll update this recap with more details overnight, but until then let me turn things over to you. What did you think of this week’s SYTYCD? Who was best in show? Who will and should be at risk? Take our poll below, then sound off in the comments, and for all my reality-related news, recaps, interviews and videos, follow me on Twitter @MichaelSlezakTV!


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