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So You Think You Can Dance: Season 10, Week 10: The Top 16 Perform/2 Eliminated

Jul 24, 2013

This week on So You Think You Can Dance (Season 10, Week 10), Carly Rae Jepsen joins the panel of judges. Read Kidzworld’s recap of the “The Top 16 Perform/2 Eliminated” which aired on July 23rd, 2013, to discover what you missed.

After a week off, So You Think You Can Dance returns with singer/songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen joining Mary Murphy and Nigel Lythgoe on the judges panel. Nigel was bursting to share the show's recent success: 7 Emmy nominations this season!


First up was Alexis and Nico, who tackled the jive with choreographers Tony and Melanie. Nigel thought it started really well, though he felt they lost their momentum halfway through. Mary, being a balloom expert, was able to give it an expert critique and she felt they did a good job.

Jenna and Tucker took on an emotional contemporary routine by Travis Wall about a puppet on strings. And even though the dancers had problems several times with the strings holding Jenna up, Mary really appreciated the dancers' strength and vulnerability. 

Mariah and BluPrint busted out their jazz hands for a piece about a Greek goddess and a mortal man. Nigel thought there was a lot of a hip hop in this routine which played on BluPrint's strength. Nigel's final word on the routine was "good-ish."

Malece and Alan attempted to bring some masculinity to their futuristic hip hop routine. Nigel complimented Malece, but suggested that Alan embody swagger because he was far too stiff.

Curtis and Hayley faced their fear of heights by dancing a contemporary routine on a ladder. Mary thought it was very creative. She did critique Curtis again on his shoulders, though she thought his partnering work was spot on. Hayley, on the other hand, was spectacular.

Amy and Fik-Shun performed a hobo jazz number by Tyce Diorio. Nigel said it was one of the best routines that Tyce has ever choreographed. He joked that if the royal couple saw their routine they'd name the baby Fik-Shun. 

Makenzie and Paul performed a hip hop routine about a 1930s model and her photographer. Nigel called it the sexiest routine of the evening, and put the couple on his hot tamale train. Mary agreed with Nigel and said that Makenzie was driving the train. 

Concluding the show, Jasmine and Aaron tackled season 10's first dreaded quickstep. Fortunately, Mary appreciated how tough the routine was and gave them high praises. This was certainly not the kiss of death for them this week. 


Based on last week's votes, the bottom three guys and girls were Mariah, Makenzie, and Jenna; and BluPrint, Curtis and Alan. At the start of the show, the judges chose to save Jenna, so the remaining five had to dance for their lives. Ultimately, the judges decided to send partners Mariah and BluPrint home.

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