SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE – Top 8 Review

Another night of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE. At this point we know all the dancers are good, it all comes down to who performs better and who America likes the most.

Personally, my top dancers are Sara, Pasha and Sabra (not in any order).

Moving on to the review:

SARA VON GILLEM & DANNY TIDWELLArgentine Tango

Choreography: Alex DaSilva
Music: “Whatever Lola Wants” (Gotan Project Remix) by Sarah Vaughan & Gotan Project get it on Sarah Vaughan & Gotan Project - Verve Remixed 2 - Whatever Lola Wants
Thoughts: It liked it. I do think that this might have been the first guy that didn’t have that much chemistry with Sara. Other than that, I wasn’t too excited. Rating: 3/4
Video:


Danny and Sara Argentine Tango

LAUREN GOTTLEIB & DOMINIC SANDOVALKrump

Choreography: Lil’ C
Music: “I Get Money” by 50 Cent
Thoughts: So…. that wasn’t really krumping, it was hip hop with some krump moves. Question: Why do they even put krumping if they’re not gonna go all the way. And the judges can’t really judge this dance because first of all they don’t know much about krumping and because they think krumping is below other dance styles. Well, I challenge people to try krumping, it’s frakking hard. Neither Dominic nor Lauren even got close to getting to the core of the dance and with Lauren smiling during the dance routine, it was hard to take her seriously. And just as a side note, I am wondering if production puts limits to Lil’ C choreography, because that guy can krump!!! Rating: 2/5
Video:


Dominic and Lauren Krumping

LACEY SCHWIMMER & NEIL HASKELLLatin Jazz

Choreography: Maria Torres
Music: “Acid” by Ray Barretto get it on Ray Barretto - Acid - Acid
Thoughts: Wow, that was really good and I didn’t realize how cut Neil was. I do agree with the judges though that the chemistry wasn’t really there. It feels more like both of them were dancing for votes more than with each other. Rating: 4/5
Video:


Lacey and Neil dancing Latin Jazz


SABRA JOHNSON & PASHA PKOVALEVBroadway

Choreography: Tyce Diorio
Music: “A Wild Wild Party” from The Wild Party (Off-Broadway Cast) get it on Mandy Patinkin & Toni Collette - The Wild Party - Wild Party
Thoughts: Wow, I just love Broadway!!! Pasha and Sabra are just great and we all know that they both are my favorites with Sara. I am so glad they did good. Those three are just great performers and I never get tired of watching them. Rating: 5/5
Video:


Pasha and Sabra dancing Broadway

SARA VON GILLEM & DANNY TIDWELLHip Hop

Choreography: Shane Sparks
Music: “Push It” by Salt-n-Peppa get it on Salt-N-Pepa - The Hip Hop Box - Push It
Thoughts: Well, it wasn’t the best hip hop routine I have ever seen, but it was ok. I agree with the judges, the costumes didn’t help. I did think that Sara outshined Danny. She had it down. Plus we all know I love her (still working on those push-ups…) Rating: 3/5
Video:


Danny and Sara dance Hip Hop

LAUREN GOTTLEIB & DOMINIC SANDOVALRumba

Choreography: Tony Meredith
Music: “Ain’t No Sunshine” by Bill Withers get it on Bill Withers - Just As I Am - Ain't No Sunshine
Thoughts: I think this is the first time I have been wowed by Lauren, seriously that was SICK!!! I think that the fact that she wasn’t smiling during the choreography really helped me get into her dancing. Dominic stepped it up too, but I already knew he could do it. Rating: 4/5
Video:


Dominic and Lauren dance Rumba

LACEY SCHWIMMER & NEIL HASKELLContemporary

Choreography: Mia Michaels
Music: “Time” by Billy Porter get it on Billy Porter - At the Corner of Broadway + Soul (Live) - Time
Thoughts: That was such an emotional routine, I had tears in my eyes, and no it hasn’t happened before. Mia Michaels is amazing. Neil and Lacey were beautiful, they really got into it and I believed every moment. In other words, WOW! Rating: 5/5
Video:


Neil and Lacey dance Contemporary

SABRA JOHNSON & PASHA PKOVALEVQuickstep

Choreography: Tony Meredith
Music: “Mr. Pinstripe Suit” by Big Bad Voodoo Daddy get it on Big Bad Voodoo Daddy - 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Big Bad Voodoo Daddy - Mr. Pinstripe Suit
Thoughts: This looks like such a hard dance to perform. I was impressed. I love this couple! They are as exciting as Sara and Pasha were. How cute is Sabra?! Rating: 5/5
Video:


Pasha and Sabra dance Quickstep

Thank you to Mickeyworld.net for the videos.