There was no room for error within the Monday night time, August 27 episode of “So You Think You Can Dance” when the Top 6 carried out. The contestants have been so evenly matched and so constant through the stay exhibits that they’re all judges’ darlings at this level. So each efficiency counts greater than ever with a view to attraction to viewers voting at residence. Who survived this newest spherical? Discover out under in our reside weblog with all of the minute-by-minute developments as they occur.
The three ladies who went into this week’s present have been Jensen Arnold, Hannahlei Cabanilla and Genessy Castillo. And the three males have been Jay Jay Dixonbey, Darius Hickman and Slavik Pustovoytov. America’s votes had been pretty constant in earlier episodes: Jensen, Hannahlei, Jay Jay and Slavik have been protected each week. Genessy and Darius landed within the backside 4 for the primary time final week, however the judges saved them from the chopping block and despatched residence Magda Fialek and Cole Mills as an alternative. However up to now nobody has survived who has been within the backside 4 twice.
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Going into tonight’s present we have been predicting Darius and Genessy as the 2 contestants almost certainly to be eradicated, whereas Jensen overtook Slavik to develop into this season’s front-runner to win. Discover out under whether or not these predictions panned out beginning at eight:00pm (all occasions listed are Japanese). And on the backside of this publish be certain that to take a look at our unique video interviews with Emmy-nominated “SYTYCD” choreographers Christopher Scott, Mandy Moore and Travis Wall.
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eight:02pm — The present opens with a model new Mia Michaels group routine, which type of advised “Amadeus” crossed with Madonna‘s “Vogue.” Classical really feel with a contemporary sense of favor and motion. And large puffy shoulders. I’m not mad at that.
eight:04pm — Every of the remaining six contestants will carry out 3 times tonight, they usually’ll be dancing with all-stars tonight. All of tonight’s all-stars made the highest 4 of their respective seasons, and we’ll discover out this yr’s prime 4 on the finish of tonight’s present, so the contestants can be hoping a few of that top-four power rubs off.
eight:05pm — First efficiency: Jensen is dancing a cha cha with all-star Kiki Nyemchek that was choreographed by one other all-star, Jenna Johnson. And she or he’s being mentored by her massive sister, “SYTYCD” alum Lindsay Arnold. Jensen is the “most incredible dancer” Lindsay has ever seen, says massive sis throughout a very candy clip package deal.
eight:07pm — “I want it so bad,” says Jensen, who was getting ready for tonight’s efficiency regardless of feeling a bit beneath the climate. However you’d by no means realize it from her efficiency with Kiki. Rock strong all through, and she or he bought the routine from starting to finish. Mary Murphy is “proud” of Jenna for choreographing her first ever routine for a stay present, and she or he thought Jensen’s “fast and furious footwork was amazing.” Nigel Lythgoe thinks Jensen is getting “better and better every week.” Vanessa Hudgens loved how Jensen “took the reins.” Twitch thought she set the stage “on fire.” So rave evaluations throughout.
eight:16pm — Subsequent up is Genessy with all-star Lex Ishimoto, who gained “SYTYCD” final season, so she drew one of the best companion she might have requested for. She credit her dancing instructor Anthony Borello as her mentor who made her the dancer that she is. “If I find the confidence in myself,” Genessy says, will probably be a great routine.
eight:19pm — Genessy’s efficiency with Lex is eerie, incorporating stocking masks that made the feelings of the dance somewhat spooky and actually highlighted the physicality of the routine. “You have been remarkable on this show,” says Nigel about Genessy’s efficiency. Vanessa thought the expression of Genessy’s physique was “beautiful” and “gorgeous.” Twitch thought, “Having the mask on forced you to feel,” enhancing the emotion of her efficiency, and he needs her to stick with it. Mary thought Genessy has “shown us her true self” each time she has gotten on-stage. And on prime of these nice feedback, Genessy might assist however cry when she noticed her mom within the viewers cheering her on.
eight:27pm — Slavik is performing with season 12 “SYTYCD” runner-up Jaja Vankova, and it’s being choreographed by one other all-star, Consolation Fedoke. And Slavik considers one other all-star his mentor: he was enormously impressed by Fik-Shun, who gained season 10.
eight:30pm — I assumed it was wonderful how the fashionable hip-hop choreography contrasts towards the 1950s home motif. Vanessa loves Slavik’s “swagger,” however she might sense him considering. Twitch agrees that Slavik wasn’t all the time within the second within the routine, considering by means of it occasionally. “What we missed from you was the complete devotion,” Twitch added of Slavik’s efficiency, and he thought “Jaja carried that routine.” Ouch! Mary felt this efficiency “let him down a little bit.” Nigel thinks Slavik must get his shoulders again. I’m stunned by how essential the judges have been of this routine, and poor Slavik appears like a deer in headlights taking within the critiques. I favored it higher than the judges did.
eight:35pm — Hannahlei shall be performing subsequent, dancing with all-star Marko Germar with choreography by all-star Robert Roldan, who’s making his “SYTYCD” choreography debut. No strain.
eight:38pm — Hannahlei’s mentor is Amy Berokoff, who choreographed her audition solo to make the present this season.
eight:40pm — There are plenty of lifts on this modern routine, so Marko is relived that Hannahlei is so petite. There’s a lot delicacy and fluidity within the lifts that Hannahlei appears mild as a feather, which is a credit score to each dancers I feel. Nice appearing and emotional connection from each companions. Twitch thought it was “amazing” and that Hannahlei is “one of the hardest working dancers this season.” Mary thought the structure of the routine was “brilliant” with “incredible” transitions. Nigel thinks her extensions are so “beautiful” that she by no means appears bodily small. Vanessa thought it was a “flawless” efficiency.
eight:45pm — Jay Jay chooses as his mentor Mark Meismer, a choreographer who’s father determine to Jay Jay since his dad wasn’t round.
eight:46pm — Mandy Moore is choreographing a jazz routine for Jay Jay and all-star Lauren Froderman. “Mandy has high expectations for me since I’m the only jazz dancer left on the show,” says Jay Jay. Fingers crossed as a result of Jay Jay is considered one of my favorites this season.
eight:48pm — Jay Jay is so good at infusing his vibrant, joyous character into each routine he dances. I hope the judges favored that. Mary thinks he has by no means appeared higher, and the routine was “out of this world … No one looks like they’re having more fun” than Jay Jay. Nigel thought it was “brilliantly choreographed,” and he challenged Jay Jay to do his cut up leap over the a lot taller Cat Deeley. A lot to everybody’s shock, Jay Jay truly did it! He executed the leap efficiently, although Cat in her heels toppled over ever so barely. “If that doesn’t get me an Emmy,” says Cat. Your lips to the academy’s ears. Vanessa doesn’t assume she’s seen a single weak second from Jay Jay. And Twitch encourages Jay Jay to maintain being as courageous as Cat simply was.
eight:56pm — Darius is becoming a member of all-star Taylor Sieve for a routine by choreographer Travis Wall. Darisu is impressed by his mom, who has impressed him to be himself. Travis’s efficiency was impressed by the problem of popping out of the closet and feeling ridiculed for who he was. Taylor is supposed to symbolize the forces of negativity and mock that Darius is preventing to beat.
eight:59pm — That was a extremely conceptual efficiency, with Darius preventing Taylor, whose appeared to be embodying poisonous masculinity. A variety of complicated costume modifications in that efficiency, nevertheless it didn’t overwhelm a very daring efficiency. Nigel was “proud” of Travis, Darius and the present for showcasing this celebration of bravery. Nigel calls Darius his “favorite dancer this season.” Vanessa stated, “I am shook … You have a long career ahead of you.” Twitch thought the piece “transcends the competition … It’s a masterpiece.” Mary thought it was “the most important and powerful” routine of the night time. I agree it was a strong, confrontational piece about gender expression. I’ve a sense this is occurring Travis Wall’s 2019 Emmy reel.
9:03pm — The season 15 contestants are again to dancing with one another. Jay Jay and Jensen are reuniting for a Polynesian routine choreographed by Tiana Liufau. Very excited to see how these two deal with a Polynesian routine after they did so properly at African jazz a few weeks in the past.
9:06pm — Vanessa “loved it.” Twitch had “nothing but praises” for his or her efficiency. Mary thought it was “sharp and powerful.” Nigel thought their “hips don’t lie.” Nigel admits that Tiana is aware of higher than he does how good their method was, however he beloved the efficiency nonetheless. I felt the identical method. I don’t know a lot about this type of dance (even lower than I find out about different types of dance), however I do know what I like, and I like Jay Jay and Jensen once they’re dancing collectively. They’ve such an admirable dedication to each dance fashion, regardless of how far it’s from what they’re used to.
9:13pm — Genessy and Slavik are again collectively for a salsa choreographed by Jonathan and Oksana. “We haven’t done anything as crazy as this,” says Slavik, however salsa runs in Genessy’s household, so she may be extra snug with it. However hopefully Slavik will get again on monitor after his dangerous evaluations for his first efficiency.
9:17pm — Twitch thought the choreographers got here by means of “with the fire,” however once more Twitch wasn’t glad with Slavik, who was an excessive amount of in his head. Mary thinks it’s “mind-blowing” for Slavik to deal with the choreography he has needed to grasp all season, however he didn’t have the suitable type and method for the routine. Nigel thought the choreographers did a great job in letting Genessy do a lot of the work, however Slavik must work on his confidence. I felt the identical means about this routine. He didn’t appear to snug, and I think greater than something it was the critiques from his first dance that threw off his confidence.
9:24pm — Another duet: Darius and Hannahlei are teaming up for the primary time since their companions have been eradicated final week. They’re performing an Argentine tango choreographed by Leonardo and Miriam, they usually’re at an obstacle since they’re a model new couple and haven’t had as a lot time as the opposite couples to determine their chemistry collectively.