And then there were four...

Posted: Friday, August 01, 2008 by Travis Cody in

It's nervous time for Twitch fans as we wait to see who America has decided will be the four dancers to compete for the title of America's favorite dancer. Keep that phrase in mind's not the best dancer, it's the favorite dancer. Favorite and best don't always equal, not when you put the choice in the hands of viewers.

Here's the better of the two dances from Chelsie & Twitch. This is the hip hop by Tabitha & Napoleon.

This piece by Sonya really emphasized Courtney's strength and athleticism, as well as Mark's quirkiness.

Katee and Joshua danced a contemporary piece by Tyce Diorio on Wendesday that was simply brilliant. I got chills watching it again.

The Top 6 perform beautifully to The Rose by Bette Midler, choreographed by Mandy Moore. Outstanding.

Wow...Adam Shankman announced that the winning dancer will receive a featured role in an upcoming movie he is producing. Cool! One of the sad things about this show is that it's tough to actually see these kids dance again after the show is over. They do go to work, but it's not like an American Idol winner we can hear on the radio. So this movie role news is really a great thing.

The judges have some words for the Top 6. Nigel warns them to use the rejection they'll inevitably face in their careers as motivation, and he tells them that they each polled more than one million votes each. Mary is impressed by how much they've grown as dancers, as people, and as friends. Adam reminds them to be respectful of the fans, and to reward them for the adulation by always being professional and giving their all.

We get solos from everyone tonight.

Courtney - Beautiful movement.
Mark - Quirky and odd, some would say innovative.
Katee - I see joy and love of dance when I watch her.
Joshua - He is skilled.
Chelsie - She can work those LEGS LEGS LEGS LEGS.
Twitch - Talented and charming.

Whoa! This kid called Lil Demon is 6 years old and he's incredible! Oh my!

The girls are up for results. They were all outstanding on Wednesday. Katee moves on to the finale. I would have been shocked if she didn't make it. Courtney and Chelsie will have to wait a few minutes to find out who moves on and who goes home.

Now let's see about the guys. Joshua advances to the finale. I expected that. But now I'm sweating it for Twitch. Did Mark edge him out?

Hated the musical guest.

Oh we go with the girls. Courtney makes it through, and Chelsie is out.

And the's Twitch! YAY! Twitch makes it to the Top 4, and Mark is out.

Chelsie and Mark were paired in the Top 20 and they grew together each week. They made this moment together.

Next week's performance finale is going to be fantastic. We've got the hip hop boys and the contemporary girls. Wow.

Everybody dances with everybody next week...the four together, Katee & Joshua and Courtney & Twitch, Katee & Twitch and Courtney & Joshua, Katee & Courtney and Joshua & Twitch.

We can only hope that Joshua & Twitch will get a hip hop routine, and that Katee & Courtney get something from Mia Michaels. That would be awesome!

And check this out...a hip hop dancer has a 50% chance to win! In past seasons that would have made me cringe. But not this time.

You can't miss this one y'all! Have a great weekend babies!


  1. TopChamp says:

    I didn't like the burlesque-based dance. I thought the movements were quite ugly. LOVE that Katee dance (except the music).

    Otherwise - thank you for the videos x

  1. TopChamp says:

    I never like the music do I? It must be a US/UK thing... can't just be my taste.

  1. Anndi says:

    I'm sad to see Mark and Chelsie go, they really are talented dancers.

    But I'm very happy for the dancers who made it through. The audience wins all round no matter who ends up in the finale, really.

    I still think this is Katee's competition. She's the best one out there.

    And you're right, it is about favourite and the popular vote or Twitch most likely wouldn't have made the final four. As entertaining as he is in his dance style, he isn't as versatile as Joshua...

    It's always a popularity contest (a lot like life) just like in Idol. I remember the "but it's a best singer competition and the other stuff doesn't matter!...."

    So I guess in dancing we're guilty of what we were annoyed with from Idol a few seasons ago ;p

  1. Marsha says:

    Did you notice how they played the results right down to the audience's perception....we all knew Katee and Joshua were in so they were the first ones safe. Which still left us with the big question Courtney or Chelsie...and the BIGGER question Twitch or Mark.

    Sweat.....sweat....who, who?? Courtney - of course....'s!!

    We've got the final 4 that I've felt all along we would have. Next week should be a dang good show!
    btw...GREAT video choices!!

  1. DrillerAA says:

    A Joshua/Twitch hip hop would be amazing. I can't wait til next week.
    We also get the pop-off from the two poppers. It is going to be a truly great show next week.

  1. Anonymous says:

    have a sooper fantastic friday!!!!!

    And an even more gooder weekend!


  1. hope your weekend is tits trav!!!

    smiles, bee

  1. Bond says:

    I was sad to see Chelsie have to go, not so sad for Mark. I did not connect with him at all.

    I think Joshua is probably the dancer to beat at this point with Courtney a close second even though I have been a Twitch fan from the beginning.

    He deserves to be in the final four over Mark, no doubt. He is much more versatile. Mark had one or two decent weeks and then this week he hit his mark, though I think dancing with Courtney helped him.

    Next week should be fabulous and of course it is about popularity. Come on now.

  1. Bond says:

    OH and Hated Lady GaGa (I can't believe I remembered her name except she made me Gag)

  1. Have a great weekend Travis. :)

  1. Getting down to the wire, I see.

  1. Chuck says:

    Well, who needs to watch the show? We can get it here - commercial free *yippee*

    hey, i have a gift if you'd like to have it: Perfect Blend of Friendship

  1. Hey Trav!
    Thanks for these updates. I have been so busy I only caught the first and second night this season and I just forgot about it!!! I do love this show :)

  1. Akelamalu says:

    Well I'm back off holiday and the only dancing I've seen for two weeks is Greek!

  1. TopChamp says:

    That was a cool group dance - just came back coz I didn't have time to watch it this morning.

  1. Meribah says:

    **Bounces through and waves at Trav** Glad you're enjoying your show! :)

  1. Travis says:

    TC: I think you just have a finer ear for music. I didn't have any problems with it last night.

    Ann: In my opinion, the Idol people make it a point to scold voters and suggest that we've gotten it wrong. Idol tends to take itself very seriously in its search for the next great pop star, and it gets quite snobbish if things don't go in the "right" direction. SYTYCD has never done that, and has always maintained that they are looking for America's favorite dancer. They'll tell us that a talented dancer is going home, but they don't scold the viewers for it. IMO, Idol voters also select their favorite, but get taken to task for "getting it wrong".

    Marsha: I did notice that and I can't wait for next week!

    Drilleraa: Indeed. This has the potential to be the best performance finale.

    Lois & Bee: Thank you my dears!

    V: About Mark, I think I was pretty much ok with him when he was dancing choreography. It's when he did his solos that he lost me. And I hated that music too. GAH!

    Sandee: You too!

    Charles: We're almost there. Then I can start to focus on the end of the baseball season, the beginning of football season, and the announcement of the celebrities for Dancing with the Stars later this month!!

    Chuck: But you should try and catch the finale next Wed and the results on Thursday. Both shows will be full of tremendous dancing. And thanks for the friendship nod!

    Bitter Betty: You'll definitely have to tune back in for the finale. It's been a fantastic season.

    Akelamalu: Welcome back! Missed ya!

    TC: I just watched it again too.

    Meri: Hi pup!

  1. Mags says:

    I still laugh at "Twitch"

  1. My 2 year old was in the floor trying to imitate that little guy dancing. It was too funny!

    I agree about the favorite vs the best. I ♥ Joshua and hubby is a Twitch fan. I am not so sure that Katee won't take it all though.

  1. I think Katee stands a very good chance of winning this. Or atleast if this were best versus favorite ;0

  1. Jamie says:

    Sorry the one video was taken down before I could see it. The upper body strength in that six year old is amazing.

  1. the teach says:

    Thanks again, Travis for keeping me up to date with who's in and who's out with the dancers. That 6 year old is incredible! :) Thanks for visiting me! :)

  1. jennifer says:

    I am going to come back and watch the videos when everyone around here is asleep. I can't concentrate when everyone is saying "MO-OM!"

    Thanks for visiting me lately. I have been WAY out of the loop with blogging and it is nice to have blog friends when I am not actually BEING a good blogfriend. I appreciate you!