Kw-logo-smaller

So You Think You Can Dance: Season 8, Episode 18 :: Top 8

Jul 27, 2011

Lady Gaga joins the judges’ panel as the Top 8 take to the stage on So You Think You Can Dance Season 8. Episode 18 aired on July 27, 2011.

All-Star Performances

For their first performances, each of the Top 8 dancers partnered with an all-star. Sasha and Pasha opened the show with the dreaded quickstep, after which Nigel named Sasha his favorite dancer in the competition.

Next, Caitlynn performed a swave hip hop routine with all-star Ivan. She received a few critiques from the judges. However, Lady Gaga said that they had a magical connection. Tyce Diorio choreographed a sneaky, snazzy jazz routine for Jordan and all-star Ade. The judges called it “fun,” and couldn’t stop talking about the flexibility in Jordan’s legs.

Melanie and all-star Neil received a standing ovation for their contemporary routine. Not only did Gaga name Melanie her favorite dancer in the competition, she claimed “I would hired you to dance on my tour tomorrow.” Looks like Melanie has a bright future ahead of her.

Next, Ricky and all-star Anya performed the jive. The other guest judge, Rob Marshall, noted that Ricky dances with so much joy, and has out-of-this-world technique. Jess and all-star Lauren G. followed up with a hip hop routine. Mary Murphy said it was Jess’s most honest performance.

Nigel was in awe of b-boy Tadd during his jazz routine with all-star Lauren F. He picks up choreography like a professionally trained dancer. Closing the all-star portion of the show was Marko and all-star Allison. Their Sonya Tayeh contemporary piece had Lady Gaga in tears: “I’m so proud of you.”

Contestant Duets

Caitlynn and Tadd teamed up for a foxtrot. While Mary called their performance beautiful and elegant, she said it wasn’t very memorable. Marko returned to the stage with Ricky for an all-male hip hop routine, which the judges couldn't say enough about, followed by Jordan and Jess with a rumba, which received poor reviews from Nigel.

Melanie and Sasha closed the show with a Sonya Tayeh jazz routine that had everyone on their feet. Lady Gaga called it the performance of the evening.  

Unfortunately, we said goodbye to two amazing dancers this week: Broadway boy Jess and jazz diva Jordan.

Related Stories
>
>

readers voted!

Comments

purplesing

purplesing wrote:

DANCE! !!!!!
commented: Fri Jul 13, 2012

PerfectlyPrettyPinkPrincess
Lady Gaga!
commented: Wed Aug 03, 2011

*cashwalker*

*cashwalker* wrote:

she freaks me out O.O
commented: Tue Aug 02, 2011

there are 11 more comments

Please login or register to add comments

share with your friends


Twitter Facebook Myspace Digg


like this article?
get more just like it in your email

Lady-gaga-poll

Is Lady Gaga shocking?

  • no way, she's great!
  • she doesn't shock me, she bores me!
  • I love her look
  • she's all style, no substance

related stories

Micro_soyouthinkyoucandance-10-micro
So You Think You Can Dance, Season 8: the Top 10 dancers have split from their partners and joine...
Micro_soyouthinkyoucandance-12-micro
On So You Think You Can Dance Season 8, the Top 12 couples danced with their partners for the ver...
Micro_soyouthinkyoucandance-14-micro
This week on So You Think You Can Dance Season 8, the Top 14 took the stage and performed routine...

latest videos

Entertainment in the forums

DaydreamerInTheCloud
It would probably have to be almost every single Disney show I've ever seen or anime that contains fanservice.
reply 2 minutes
___Weirdo4life___
Wake Up In the Morning and Go to the refrigerator get out mustard and ketchup on your Mom and dad faces then run back up to Your room pretend that u sleep :D
reply about 1 hour
plum520
if u give up i can tell u the answers but u wound not solve the riddle and no one would be my best friend
reply about 2 hours
plum520
oh yes to the one that starts with p and ends in e and has a thousand letters
reply about 2 hours
plum520
no keep guessing 
reply about 2 hours

play online games

Candy-100

A great online version of the famous Candy Crush. This is the best game launched...

1515_gl_kidzworld_100x100_jpg_fz

Intriguing planets, weird and wonderful characters; challenge friends and find a...

100x100_ra_logo_girl

Uncle George has left you his farm, but unfortunately it’s in pretty bad shape. ...

_thumb_100x100

Shoot blobs with different properies to merge yellow blobs. Your blobs can be re...

_thumb_100x100

We have all played the famous game Sudoku, now play it online with this Classic ...