Can he really do it? Should he really do it?

Posted: Friday, July 11, 2008 by Travis Cody in

Do what?

Well I'm glad you asked.

The question is, can and/or should Travis do an encore post without a clip from Twitchington?

Let's find out.

How about a bit of jazz from Courtney & Gev?

And what about some Broadway from Chelsie & Mark?

And certainly let's have the dance of the night from Jessica & Will.

The Top 12 dance a bit of hip hop from Tabitha & Napoleon. These two have made some wonderful dances this season, making hip hop stories for the dancers to interpret. Tonight's group number was no exception. Fun stuff!

And now let's see who is in the Top 10 and who must impress the judges with a solo.

In the first two pairs, Katee & Joshua make it through while Comfort & Thayne are in the bottom three.

In the next group of two, Chelsie & Mark are through to the next round but Jessica & Will are in the bottom three.

And in the last pair, Courtney & Gev are in the Top 10 but Kherington & Twitch are in the bottom three.


I need a moment. Just let me breathe for a minute.

OK. Here's the good news. We finally get to see Kherington & Twitch dance their solos. That's a good thing, right?

I need another moment.

Let's watch the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre perform Revelations now while I pull myself together.

OK. I'm ready for solos now.

Comfort - OK, but not great
Thayne - He is an impressive soloist
Jessica - Excellent
Will - Brilliant...he could dance with the Alvin Ailey dancers right now
Kherington - Her movement is joyful
Twitch - Wow

So now I'm OK with Kherington & Twitch in the bottom because I got to see Twitch's amazing solo.

I can't imagine this competition without Will, Kherington, and Twitch. And I think Jessica's solo was more than enough to keep her in the competiton, especially after that contemporary routine from Wednesday. So by process of elimination, I say it's Comfort & Thayne who are out.

Nigel tells Kherington that she danced brilliantly and she moves to the Top 10. He says that Comfort really brought it with her solo and that they were disappointed with Jessica's solo. Nigel says that Jessica stays because of the contemporary routine from last night, so Comfort is out.

Nigel tells Twitch that he was outstanding and they can't lose him at this stage, so he is through to the Top 10. He says to Will that he would not be out of place with the Alvin Ailey dancers, and he is through to the Top 10. So Thayne is out, although Nigel says that this is one of the times that they wanted to keep all the boys and lose two girls.

Mia was upset to lose Thayne, although Nigel says the decision was unanimous.

This week we found that no one is safe. This is the most talented cast of dancers in the short history of So You Think You Can Dance. The competition will get tougher every week. It's clear that anyone can be eliminated at any time, and that anyone can win.

America is fickle. There's no predicting who voters will choose as their favorite dancer.

But one thing is for sure. The tour kicks off in Tacoma WA with Katee, Joshua, Chelsie, Mark, Courtney, Gev, Jessica, Will, Kherington, and Twitch.

So...could Travis go through an entire encore post without a clip from Kherington & Twitch? They made it into the Top 10...YAY! And whew! I was not ready for my favorite dancers to go yet.

What's the answer?

Of course not!

Here's your closer for today...some krumping from our favorites, Kherington & Twitch! You'll see them on the tour, with eight other fantastic dancers!

Next week, the partners shuffle so we get new pairs. If you haven't watched yet, give it a try.

Have a great weekend!


  1. not watching this one...don't need to...I have you!

    hope you and pam enjoy the weekend!

  1. DrillerAA says:

    I told my wife the same thing about Will during his solo. He could have danced with the Alvin Ailey troupe last night and not been out of place.
    I think Mia sealed Comforts doom the previous night when she said "You can only fake it so long" referring to Comfort's lack of formal training.
    Twitch's solo last night was just amazing and I think nailed the lid on Thayne's coffin. Apparently Thayne already has an offer to work with Mia. That's what this show is all about, getting connected with people who can launch your career.
    I would love to see this group on tour.

  1. Steven says:

    I'm ga ga over Will. The way he moves really gives me chills. He's amazing!!

  1. My husband was nearly frantic when Twitch ended up in the bottom three, but what a solo! He's definitely one of our favorites. I actually like him better than Will, although I appreciate Will's incredible talent. I like Twitch's personality better, and Joshua is my favorite, although I don't think he'll make it to the end.

  1. Leigh says:

    Even though I have not been watching that show, I enjoy wathcing the clips. Thanks Travis!

  1. we saw some dancers like that on a cruise ship!

    smiles, bee

  1. I have to say that I am kinda tired of the need to keep the girls and guys even. Just like in Idol. I should just be the best, period.

  1. TopChamp says:

    thank you travis!!

  1. Linda says:

    Yeah - what Katherine said!

    As far as dance styles go, I love to watch when they do the Broadway styles as that's my favorite kind of dancing. No doubt I wanted to be a Broadway dancer myself but alas I have two left feet!

    I bet you would've made a marvelous leading man like Gene Kelly or Fred Astaire!

  1. Marsha says:

    My heart nearly stopped when Twitchington ended up in the bottom three. But to get to see the solos was worth it. You knew from the beginning by looking at Comfort's face that she knew she was gone.
    This is my first full year to watch this, so at this point with the changing of the partners, so they still eliminate a guy and gal or are they down to single eliminations now? Jessica should start worrying.

  1. Travis says:

    Katherine: Smooch!

    Drilleraa: I hope Thayne is in for good things because his technique is most impressive. He just was never shown off to good effect on the show.

    Steven: Will is simply brilliant. But Twitch is fantastic!

    Joely: We were frantic too. And then he did that amazing solo and we calmed down because we couldn't imagine the judges let him go after that.

    Leigh: Glad to be of service!

    Bee: There's all kinds of work out there for talented people.

    Starr: I would like to see the format change on the boy/girl thing. There's no reason that a pairs routine can't be done for two boys or two girls. They do it for the final four performers when they all dance with each other.

    TC: You're welcome!

    Linda: The Broadway styles are my favorites too!

    Marsha: I couldn't imagine not having Twitchington on the tour! That's crazy talk! And as I recall, at Top 10 they still dance in pairs but the votes are cast for individuals, and the judges can no longer save anyone. I think that's right. I'll have to double check that at the beginning of next week's show.

  1. Have a great weekend Travis, Pam and Mr. Tucker. Big hug. :)

  1. Akelamalu says:

    I loved all those clips Trav, but the Jazz was my favourite.

  1. jennifer says:

    I wish that I COULD watch. Thanks for posting the videos!

    Take care and have a great weekend Travis.


  1. Patti says:

    I don't watch...but I appreciate you visiting me today.

    Like Linda, I also love Broadway styles.

    Have a great weekend!


  1. the teach says:

    Travis, you do such a good job of recapping I don't have to watch! Great post! Thank you! :)

  1. cathy says:

    Without your posts I wouldn't be able to follow this so thanks again.

  1. Shelby says:

    your recaps are fantastic..I always enjoy reading them and watching the highlights.. happy weekend!

  1. Travis says:

    Sandee: I hope you also had an enjoyable weekend!

    Akelamalu: The jazz was really good.

    Jennifer: If you only watch it once, the one to catch is the final performance show.

    Patti: Broadway is one of my favorites, and ballroom when it's done well.

    Teach: One does one's best!

    Cathy: I'm glad you enjoy!

    Shelby: And happy weekend to you!

  1. Anndi says:

    I am LOVING this group of dancers!

  1. tegdirb92 says:

    wow, I don't need to watch this show now--but I just might since you made it sound so interesting. Thanks for the update :)

  1. Jamie says:

    Now that they are down to the top ten, it's time for me to check it out. Nice to know they are starting the tour at the Tacoma Dome. We will see if I think this is worth the ticket.

  1. You are so right, Trav...VERY talented dancers this year. Each week I am more and more impressed and saddened to see someone go!

  1. Janna says:

    My elbow itches.
    Just thought you should know.

  1. Bond says:

    Somehow missed you Friday...mea culpa...

    You called it by saying Twitchington could be in the bottom 3...I just do not get it though...

    I think Chelsie and Mark were MUCH weaker...

  1. Travis says:

    Ann: They are fantastic!

    Bridget: It's the top 10 now and definitely worth a look. These kids are great!

    Jamie: I think it just might be worth the price this time around.

    CWM: And it only gets tougher. I think any of these 10 could win.

    Janna: Thanks for the news!

    V: It's all about the votes...I doubt the fans will be complacent from here forward though.