Friday August 17th

Returning from a long break for the Olympics, the Top 14 So You Think You Can Dance contestants hit the dance floor for a new round of competition and the third elimination of the season. This episode, honoring work by choreographer Mia Michaels, featured guest judges Michael Nunn and Billy Trivett from the Ballet Boys.

Eliana & Cyrus
Season 4 Door Routine
Choreography by Mia Michaels
Song: Mercy by Duffy

Nigel: Cyrus, you were really twitching yourself when you got to that door…Eliana was so strong in this relationship, I’m surprised that she finished on that side of the door and you didn’t. Eliana…you really show us that you can be so great in creating these characters and you keep the technique there as well.

Mary: Eliana, you were so believable. Cyrus, you brought your own sort of swag to this also.

Michael: Both of you were such strong performers…I loved the way you used the props.

Billy: Something that shouldn’t work just works fantastically.

Tiffany & George
Season 4 Hometown Glory Routine
Choreography by Mia Michaels
Song: Hometown Glory by Adele

Mary:  You’re just gonna have to call 9-1-1 because we just witnessed a murder on stage, they murdered this routine!

Michael: Fantastic energy from you two, you match up to each other.

Nigel L: George, I don’t think we’ve seen the best of you, but maybe we have tonight.

Amelia & Will
Season 5 “Butt Dance”
Choreography by Mia Michaels
Song: Koop Island Blues by Koop

Nigel: Will, I could see you trying to bring character. Amelia…you could have afforded to bring more character…this routine requires a little more than dancing.

Mary: I loved this routine and I loved seeing the two of you do it as well.

Billy: I thought it was strong, I thought it was musical, it was endearing.

Janelle & Darien
Bed Routine
Choreography by Mia Michaels
Song: Dreaming with a Broken Heart by John Mayer

Michael: [Dareian] Worried a little about your line. [Janelle] Great performance, but sometimes I found myself looking at your hair than the choreography.

Nigel: Dareian I think this is the first time I’m getting personality out of you. [Janelle] You didn’t really stand out tonight.

Audrey & Matthew
Season 3 Time Piece Choreography by Mia Michaels
Song: Time by Billy Porter

Mary: I have to say Matthew, I didn’t feel the real passion and truth in this number. Audrey, I just think you’re a shining star.

Billy: I saw some amazing things in there…Matthew I had a little problem…somehow…you’ve got to find a way of just disguising the effort that goes into it.

Nigel: Matthew, you needed to bring fun into this…it didn’t come across to me, you didn’t bring it. This is more than just dancing now.

Witney & Chehon
Season 2 Bench Routine
Choreography by Mia Michaels
Song: Calling You by Celine Dion

Nigel: The technique showed through it along with the story.

Mary: This routine is hypnotic to watch…you guys pulled it off tonight. Chehon, let it go. Witney, wow, I think you were remarkable tonight.

Michael: Witney…you are great down there [Salt Lake City]. Chehon, you’ve always got a job with us.

Lindsay & Cole
Season 5 Addiction Routine
Song: Gravity by Sara Bareilles

Billy: I was very, very impressed by that.

Mary: I loved the two of you, the best tonight in this routine, the best performance from both of you.

Nigel: I’ve been a little disappointed this evening…you two, for me, have come out on top of everyone.


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