SYTYCD 2010, June 24 Elimination Results for Season 7’s Top 9 dancers. America voted last night, placing three dancers with the least votes in danger. Those dancers will dance for their lives. The judges will decide which one will leave the stage for the last time as a competitor. Live from Hollywood, the Top 9 kicked off the show with a routine choreographed by Jamal Sims to the music ‘O Fortuna’ by Carmina Burana (London Symphony Orchestra).
The first dancers to learn their fates, after a review of their performances last night were: Alex Wong; Ashley Galvan; AdéChiké Torbert; Kent Boyd. Host Cat Deeley pronounced all three safe. She teased Kent and then let him know he is safe.
The next dancers to learn their fates, after a review of their performances last night were: Lauren Froderman; Robert Roldan; Billy Bell. Lauren was the fourth to learn that she’s safe. The first person in the bottom three was Billy. The next to learn his fate was Robert. He also was in the bottom three.
The last dancers to learn their fates, after a review of their performances last night were: Jose Ruiz; Melinda Sullivan. Melinda placed in the bottom three. Jose is safe!
Next up. Mark Kanemura and Courtney Galiano reprised their hit routine from Season 3 ‘The Garden’ by Mirah, choreographed by Sonya Tayeh. Then, Cirque du Soleil‘s cast of ‘Viva Elvis’, direct from Las Vegas and joined by SYTYCD dancers Chris Jarosz and Marquis Cunningham from Season 4, performed to ‘Didja’ Ever/ Return to Sender’ by Elvis Presley. The choreography was by Napoleon & Tabitha D’Umo and Mandy Moore.
Dance Solos in the Dancer’s Style: The first dancer in danger to dance for his life was Billy. He danced Contemporary to ‘Fly’ by Ludovico Einaudi. The next to dance for his life was Robert, who danced Contemporary to ‘Hater’ by Various Productions. Last, Melinda tap danced, sans music.
Judges Deliberation: Cat sent the judges- Nigel Lythgoe, Mia Michaels, Adam Shankman- backstage to deliberate about which dancer to send home. Meanwhile, Ne-Yo performed ‘Beautiful Monster’ from his upcoming new album Libra Scale.
The ‘Cut’ Decision. The decision was unanimous. Billy Bell and Robert Roldan are safe and Melinda Sullivan will go home. The guy-to-girl ratio is now 6:2.
Next week, the Top 8 dancers will dance and another dancer will be cut. But there is a change. Each dancer will dance two routines-one with an all-star whom he has not yet danced with and the other with one of his competitors. With so many more guys than girls, there will be more same-sex routines than mixed-sex.
July 31 will become National Dance Day.
Last night’s dances:
AdéChiké and Lauren danced Hip-Hop, choreographed by Dave Scott.
Alex and tWitch danced Hip-Hop, choreographed by Nappy Tabs.
Ashley and Ade danced Contemporary, choreographed by Dee Caspary.
Billy and Kathryn danced Contemporary, choreographed by Stacey Tookey.
Robert and Courtney danced Jazz, choreographed by Sonya Tayeh.
Melinda and Pasha danced Salsa, choreographed by Fabian Sanchez.
Jose and Anya danced the Samba, choreographed by Dmitry Chaplin.
Lauren and Neil danced Broadway, choreographed by Joey Dowling.
Kent and Allison danced Hungry Face Jazz, choreographed by Mandy Moore.
The Top 8 Dancers (plus age, hometown, & dance expertise):
AdéChiké Torbert, 23; Brooklyn, NY; Contemporary.
Alex Wong, 23; Vancouver, Canada; Ballet.
Ashley Galvan, 19; Visalia, CA; Lyrical.
Billy Bell, 20; West Palm Beach, FL; Contemporary.
Jose Ruiz, 21; Miami, FL; B-Boy.
Kent Boyd, 18; Botkins, OH; Contemporary Jazz.
Lauren Froderman, 18; Phoenix, AZ; Contemporary Jazz.
Robert Roldan, 19; Thousand Oaks, CA; Contemporary.
Cut Dates; Cut Dancers:
7/01: Melinda Sullivan, 22; Thousand Oaks, CA; Tap.
6/24: Cristina Santana, 24; San Diego, CA; Salsa.
6/17: Alexie Agdeppa, 23; Rowland Heights, CA; Jazz.
Related articles: June 30 2010; S.O. Alex Wong & Twitch Boss Unbelievable Hip-Hop
Top 10; June 24 2010; Cristina is Cut: Melinda & Robert Also in Bottom 3
Cristina & Pasha Hot; Jose & Kathryn Do Bollywood; Lauren & Dominic Raw;
Top 11 Partner W/ All-Stars June 16 2010; Alex Wong Raises Standard;
Cristina Santana & Nathan Trasoras Are Hot Stuff;