So You Think You Can Dance Top 18 Performance Roundup

January 13, 2009

I have to be honest, last night’s show didn’t quite do it for me. There were a few great routines but most of them fell flat for me. Although it’s only the second week of performance episodes, I definitely already have my favorites. Here goes…


I absolutely adore Chelsea T. and Thayne, but their routine last night bored me. I usually love Mandy Moore’s jazz choreography (Remember Neil and Sabra’s table dance last year? Amazing!) but I felt like this jazz piece needed more excitement.


Mandy Moore’s contemporary routine for Courtney G. and Gev, however, was fantastic. The judges weren’t wowed by it but I think that this couple will go far. As a former dance team girl, I’m definitely rooting for Courtney G. (a Knicks City Dancer) to stick around for a while.


Katee and Joshua
, in my opinion are one of the couples to beat at this point. They’ve had two great weeks in a row, starting with last week’s “No Air” hip hop and following up this week with Tyce Diorio’s super high energy Broadway routine. Together they have the chemistry that many of the other couples seem to be lacking.


The second couple to beat at this point seems to be Kherington and Twitch. They are undoubtedly fan favorites and if you weren’t rooting for them before, I’m sure you are after last night’s tear jerker. Jean Marc Genereaux’s heartbreaking yet inspiring story about his daughter was enough to bring tears to my eyes and then when the couple took the stage dressed in white, under those lights… Breathtaking. Mia Michaels didn’t like that Kherington was smiling the whole time, but isn’t that what the dance was about? It was lively and uplifting and I loved it.


So those are my picks for the week. Do you agree or disagree? Who are you rooting for and who do you want to send home? Let us know on the message boards!