SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE (2009) “Top 16 Perform” Review

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And we’re down to 8 couples on SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE Season 5. Let’s find out how everybody did.

Karla Garcia & Jonathan PlateroHip Hop

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Choreography: Dave Scott
Music: “By My Side” by Jadakiss feat. Ne-Yo
Thoughts: Wow, that was a train wreck. Karla didn’t do too bad, but unfortunately she was dragged down by Jonathan. There was no chemistry between the two whatsoever. Not a good week for them.
Rating: 1/4

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Asuka Kondoh & Vitolio JeuneJazz

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Choreography: Mandy Moore
Music: “Heartbreaker” by Pat Benatar
Thoughts: I have to admit I was a little bored by this routine. It was just average for me.
Rating: 2/4

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Melissa Sandvig & Ade ObayomiRumba

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Choreography: Tony Meredith
Music: “Emotion” by Destiny’s Child
Thoughts: I thought it was a pretty good performance. But I think Melissa’s costume was probably the best part.
Rating: 3/4

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Janette Manrara & Brandon BryantHip Hop

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Choreography: Dave Scott
Music: “What A World” by Common
Thoughts: That was soooo freaking AWESOME! I loved it. The choreography was really great, and so were Jonathan and Janette.
Rating: 4/4

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Kayla Radomski & Kupono AweauViennese Waltz

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Choreography: Jean-Marc Genereaux
Music: “Sweet Dreams for You” by Jewel
Thoughts: Honestly, I was a little bored by it, but I think it had to do a little more about the style of dancing.
Rating: 2/4

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Randi Evans & Evan KasprzakContemporary

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Choreography: Mia Michaels
Music: “Koop Island Blues” by Koop feat. Ane Brun
Thoughts: So far these two are my favorite couple. And the choreography was once again a brilliant one from Mia Michaels. So freaking original. I loved it.
Rating: 4/4

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Caitlin Kinney & Jason GloverPaso Doble

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Choreography: Jean-Marc Genereaux
Music: “O’Fortuna” from Carmina Burana – Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg & Kurt Prestel
Thoughts: Love the song, but expected more from the performance. It just didn’t hit as hard as it felt it should.
Rating: 2/4

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Jeanine Mason & Phillip ChbeebBroadway

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Choreography: Tyce DiOrio
Music: “Moses” from Singing in the Rain Original Soundtrack
Thoughts: I loved that Broadway routine. I thought Jeanine did a lot better than Philip, but it was lots of fun.
Rating: 3/4

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