Encores and results

Posted: Friday, July 17, 2009 by Travis Cody in

And cue music. Welcome to

It's results without a safety net now. The gal and guy with the lowest vote totals are out. Yikes!

But first, let's have a few encores. Just about everyone danced well last night, but these four performances stood out in my mind.

Jason finally had an all around excellent night. His solo was fully realized and well performed. Click here.

Evan proved that regardless of any struggles he may be having in choreographed pairs, he is an outstanding dancer and entertainer. Click here.

Jeanine isn't sneaking up on me anymore. She is a star and she proved it again with her solo. Click here.

Dance of the night goes to Jeanine and Jason for their interpretation of Travis Wall's incredible vision. Click here.

Cat update...LEGSES!

It is fantastic to have Wade Robson back making dances for this show. His group number for the Top 10 was fantastic.

Nigel Lythgoe is absent. He is accepting an honorary doctorate of arts from The University of Bedfordshire in England. Bravo Sir!

The gals are up first for results. Janette is safe. Jeanine is safe. Kayla is safe. Randi and Melissa are the bottom two.

Now the guys. Jason is safe. EVAN IS SAFE!!!!!! Brandon is safe. Kupono and Ade are the bottom two.

We've got some good stuff coming up next week with the 99th episode on performance night. Mia Michaels will return as a judge, plus Ellen DeGeneres will sit in with the judges. Then it's the 100th episode on results night and we get to see reprises of some of the great dances in the history of the show such as Ramalama, The Bench, and Hummingbird. And of course Katie Holmes will perform a special dance.

The bottom four will dance solos, although the dances won't affect the result.

Randi - she danced that much better than on Wednesday
Kupono - he's just too quirky for me
Melissa - she's a beautiful dancer
Ade - I didn't like it on Wednesday and I didn't like it on Thursday

Black Eyed Peas are in the house. I'm not really a fan, but that was a pretty hoppin' party song.

But now two dancers must leave.

The result for the gals...Melissa is safe, so Randi is out.

And for the guys...Ade is safe, so Kupono is out.

Remember, our Top 8 dance for your votes next Wednesday and the 100th episode happens on Thursday!

I'm seeing Harry Potter tonight! Woooooooooooo!


  1. I have NO idea how Ade made the bottom two last night. That's just wrong.
    The SYTYCD troupe will be in Tulsa, OK in October. I do believe I will try to score a couple of tickets. They go on sale July 25. I'll let you know how that works out.

  1. Anndi says:

    Ade made the bottom two because although he's a proficient technical dancer, other dancers have more spark... and frankly, that thrown together, flying by the seat of his pants solo didn't help.

    I think Melissa will have to step up. I hope for her sake she gets a challenging (meaning an actual departure from her style) routine and can show growth and versatility this week. As wonderful as her ballet is, it seems to prevent her from being more than a pretty object to be "forklifted".

    While I loved Randi, she too was a victim of boundaries. While Melissa's are put up by her extensive training, I think Randi's come from her comfort zone and her difficulty in letting go - reckless abandon. My hope is she can still break through them while she's still young enough.

    Kupono... *sigh* graceful lines and quirkiness.

    When it all said and done, those two dancers will bring wonderful pieces to the tour.

  1. I had those two going hom...it is about numbers now. These people are all so darn good.

    Next week's shows should be killer

  1. j says:

    Have fun at the movies!! We are planning a trip to Huntsville to watch it again at the IMAX theater. We'll visit the Space and Rocket Center while we are there but we are GOING for Harry Potter.

  1. Anonymous says:

    Have a great time at the movies. I wasn't shocked very much at the results. I'm sorry to see them go as I will not like seeing any of them go. I can't wait for next week. I love Ellen. Have a great weekend :)

  1. Cherie says:

    I wonder if the result would have been different if Randi had danced on Wed like she did on Thurs. It was so much better. I've got to think that as good as all these kids are that just a few votes the other way would make a difference.

    The great solos were ones that actually interacted with the music, rather than just a bunch of "flash & trash" as one of my old teachers used to call it.

    Have fun with Harry. I saw it the other day, and I'm still digesting it.

  1. Saw Harry Potter on Friday. Very, very good and we are all set for the two movies next year that end the series.

  1. Janna says:

    Nigel Lythgoe sounds like a name I would hear in a James Bond movie.

    Which is making me want to watch some James Bond movies...

  1. Driller: Well, I suspect that the solo could have turned some people off. Although he is technically skilled, the solo just looked so odd with that music.

    Ann: That's exactly what I thought about Ade, as we discussed. I was really turned off.

    V: You had the call.

    Jennifer: I'm thinking about IMAX. I guess we'll see.

    Thom: This is going to be a great week.

    Cherie: I'm not sure the results would have been different. I think the fan bases are beginning to settle in, and I think she may have benefited from Evan's votes when they were paired.

    Jamie: I really enjoyed it too and can't wait to see it again.

    Janna: You know, you're right.