Review: SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE “Top 12 Performs”

So You Think You Can Dance - Season 4 Top 12

And then there were 12! That’s right we are already down to 12 dancers on SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, so let’s find out how they did.

Chelsie Hightower & Mark Kanemura

Chelsie Hightower & Mark Kanemura

#1 Salsa

Choreography: Alex Da Silva
Music: “Fuego” by Joe Bataan
Thoughts: I don’t know if it’s because I like salsa, but I really liked this performance. I can’t say whether Mark was too stiff though because my eyes were pretty much on Chelsie the whole time, she looked so good (the dancing and the costume too!).
Rating: 3/4
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Chelsie Hightower & Mark Kanemura

#2 Broadway

Choreography: Tyce Diorio
Music: “I’m A Woman” from Smokey Joe’s Cafe (Original Soundtrack)
Thoughts: I really liked that performance, and as a fan of Broadway, it was really fun to watch. They both totally got into character and it was a good performance.
Rating: 3/4
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Comfort Fedoke & Thayne Jasperson

Comfort Fedoke & Thayne Jasperson

#1 Hip Hop

Choreography: Tabitha & Napoleon
Music: “Can We Chill” by Ne-Yo
Thoughts: I don’t know why the judges were so hard on them, I actually thought they did good. And Thayne was keeping up with Comfort pretty well. Although I am afraid they might be in the bottom again.
Rating: 2/4
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Comfort Fedoke & Thayne Jasperson

#2 Contemporary

Choreography: Mandy Moore
Music: “A Different Corner” by George Michael
Thoughts: I have to totally agree with Mia Michaels on this one. She said exactly what I was thinking. I was just not feeling Comfort, but I noticed how good Thayne was and I just wish he had had another partner who would have related to him more. Other than that, the choreography was beautiful.
Rating: 2/4
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Jessica King & William Wingfield

Jessica King & William Wingfield

#1 Contemporary

Choreography: Tyce Diorio
Music: “Silence” from Unfaithful (Soundtrack)
Thoughts: Well first of all, this looks like it’s a lot more fun to do than to watch. It was very beautiful as a piece and Will and Jessica were amazing of course. I will say though that I was a little bored at some point. Overall, though it was great.
Rating: 4/4
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Jessica King & William Wingfield

#2 Quickstep

Choreography: Tony Meredith & Melanie
Music: “Bandstand” by Barry Manilow
Thoughts: I really liked the performance, but I agree that it wasn’t that great technically. You could tell that they were a little bit awkward.
Rating: 2/4
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Courtney Galiano & Gev Manoukian

Courtney Galiano & Gev Manoukian

#1 Cha Cha

Choreography: Pasha and Anya
Music: “Don’t Stop The Music” by (The Wideboys Club Mix) Rihanna
Thoughts: WOW, these two are on fire! OMG that was so good. And I am so happy to see Pasha and Anya back on the show. Courtney and Gev totally brought it, it was hot! And I actually think they bumped way up on my list of favorite couples with this.
Rating: 4/4
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Courtney Galiano & Gev Manoukian

#2 Jazz

Choreography: Mandy Moore
Music: “Standing There” by The Creatures
Thoughts: That was such a cool choreography. I really loved it. Gev and Courtney are so good tonight!
Rating: 4/4
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Kherington Payne & Twitch Boss

Kherington Payne & Twitch Boss

#1 Krump

Choreography: Lil’ C
Music: “2 Buck 4 TV” by Tha J-Squad
Thoughts: Oh wow, I really loved it. I think this is my favorite Krump routine that I have seen on the show ever. Twitch is wonderful and Kherington held her own up there. And can I just say that it was an awesome choreography from Lil’ C.
Rating: 4/4
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#2 Smooth Tango

Kherington Payne & Twitch Boss

Choreography: Jean-Marc Genereux
Music: “Assassin’s Tango” from Mr. & Mrs. Smith (Soundtrack)
Thoughts: I loved the choreography, but I do feel they didn’t hit it as hard as they could have. It wasn’t as sensual as it needed to be. It really looked like they were exhausted though.
Rating: 2/4
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Katee Shean & Joshua Allen

Katee Shean & Joshua Allen

#1 Viennese Waltz

Choreography: Jean-Marc Genereux
Music: “Iris” by The Goo Goo Dolls
Thoughts: Can these two do any wrong? Every week constantly they are great, which is why they are my favorite couple. The judges didn’t like it as much as I did, but I didn’t notice the technical things so I can’t talk about that. Overall I thought it was really beautiful. And one last thing, I LOVE that song from The Goo Goo Dolls, which definitely helped in enjoying the performance.
Rating: 3/4
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Katee Shean & Joshua Allen

#2 Bollywood

Choreography: Nakul Dev Mahajan
Music: “Dhoom Taana” from Om Shanti Om (Soundtrack)
Thoughts: That was so cool! I wasn’t sure about Bollywood, but I loved it! I want to see more. And of course Joshua and Katee were amazing.
Rating: 4/4
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Overall I thought this was a great night, although I do seem to notice everybody getting tired.

As for who’s going to be in the bottom three tomorrow, here are my guesses: Comfort Fedoke & Thayne Jasperson, and the other two are complete guesses, Chelsie Hightower & Mark Kanemura, and Courtney Galiano & Gev Manoukian.