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So You Think You Can Dance :: Top 16

Jun 26, 2009

This week on So You Think You Can Dance, the top 16 couples took to the stage with some strange and unusual performances.


  • Jonathan and Karla opened the show with a Dave Scott hip-hop routine. After last week’s amazing contemporary routine, the judges weren’t impressed. There was no chemistry, no synchronicity, and they didn’t find their “inner gangster.”

  • Asuka and Vitolio performed what choreographer Mandy Moore called “trash rocker jazz.” The judges were divided: Mary liked their performance, while Nigel expected more.

  • Melissa and Ade danced the Rumba, choreographed by Tony Meredith. The judges were impressed by this dynamic duo, as they seem to shine week after week.

  • Jeanette and Brandon brought a little rock n’ roll to Dave Scott’s hip-hop routine. Brandon impressed the judges with his popping and locking, while Jeanette revealed her inner punk rockstar.

  • Kayla and Kupono teamed up for a Viennese Waltz by Juan Marc Genereux. As always, the judges complimented Kayla on her beauty and fluid dance moves, calling their performance beautiful and elegant.

  • Evan and Randi landed an interesting routine by quirky choreographer Mia Michaels. The dance focused on Randi’s butt, and the judges had a few buts of their own. They thought it was simple, but beautifully danced.

  • Caitlin and Jason tackled the paso doble by Juan Marc Genereux. While the music lacked rhythm, the judges thought their dancing was strong and fearless.

  • Jeanine and Philip closed the show with a Broadway routine by Tyce Diorio. It was an improvement over last week’s Tango disaster, but there was still room for growth, especially in Philip’s technique.

  • Elimination Results

    Asuka and Vitolio, Karla and Jonathon, and Caitlin and Jason landed in the bottom three. The judges split the couples once again, sending Asuka and Jonathon home.

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