Kristen Chenoweth is the third guest judge of the series, following Megan Mullally last week, joining Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy and Lil C at the judges' table. Here's what the judges said:
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Sasha Mallory and Alexander Fost - Contemporary
Dance: A love story choreographed by Dee Caspary. Alex is a man who has nothing except the memory of the girl he lost (Sasha). The dance is set around a piano with the keys to the piano representing the key to his heart.
Nigel calls it a good start to the night and he loves the concept of the piece. He tells Sasha that he really feels her movement on stage, which is great, before telling Alex that great performers find their audience and connect with them to control their emotions, and he needs to "work a little harder" here, although his lines and dancing is "terrific". Mary thinks Sasha and Alexander pulled the love story off, calling them strong dancers, although she agrees Alexander needs to dig deeper. Kristin thinks Sasha is amazing, particularly because she doesn't make any sound leaping around the stage, and thinks Alexander really did show the character of the piece. Finally, Lil C says he's never seen such a routine done so effortlessly, adding: "Sasha, you are eight notches above perfection."
Caitlynn Lawson and Mitchell Kelly - Samba
Dance: A hot, spicy and sexy samba choreographed by Jean-Marc Généreux
Mary calls it "spectacular", praising Caitlynn's foot action and rhythm in the mid-section, and telling Mitchell that he "nailed" the moves. "I loved every second of it, your hot tamale is out there." Kristin Chenoweth says: "Shut the front door!" Lil C jokes that they might need some ventilation in the studio, pointing out their amazing hip movements: "You all murdered it. You already know. Everybody has seen that." Nigel thinks that the routine has showcased Mitchell's strengths, calling him the Chris Rock of SYTYCD because he brings a great energy and style to the programme. He also praises the articulation of Caitlynn's body: "Where you put your body leaves us in no doubt it's going in the right places."
Miranda Maleski and Robert Taylor Jr - Broadway
Dance: Miranda plays an "upper class working girl" to Robert's "groovy cat who loves his music". Choreographed by Tyce Diorio.
Melanie Moore and Marko Germar - Lyrical hip-hop
Dance: Marko was about to get married but he was left at the altar, although he realises during the dance that the woman he really loves is his best friend Melanie. Choreographed by Nappytabs.
Lil C says Melanie and Marko are a "power couple", while Nigel calls it a brilliant dance concept. He says he can't judge them individually because they truly danced together: "You are a power couple. You are, in my opinion at this stage, the couple to beat." Mary thinks they keep delivering special performances every week. She praises Marco's "raw emotions and powerful, razor-sharp technique" and Melanie's nuances. She starts to ask them about the kiss they shared on stage but is interrupted by Nigel jumping on her for a kiss of his own. "That's like walking in on your mum and dad!" shouts Cat. Kristin thinks dance is an extension of speaking and says she is also moved... before jumping on Lil C for a kiss! Nigel then gets in on the action giving Lil C a kiss of his own!
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Ashley Rich and Chris Koehl - Jazz
Dance: Choreographer Sonya Tayeh creates a jazz routine inspired by movies like Beetlejuice and the idea of having two sides to yourself.
Nigel admits that he wasn't a fan, saying that he didn't get the music and wanted them to be more overt with the characters: "It just came across to me as two people in weird outfits... There wasn't enough character or heart and soul." Mary understands what Nigel means but thinks they pulled off the hard synchronization. She thinks Ashley is always beautiful and Chris has come so far in the journey. Kristin says she doesn't want to be the Paula Abdul of SYTYCD and just say nice things but although this wasn't the sort of dance she connects to, she is still amazed. She adds that Ashley is one of her favourites on the show. Lil C thinks Ashley is the "sleeper cell" and "silent assassin" of the competition.
Clarice Ordaz and Jess LeProtto - Foxtrot
Dance: A crooner (Jess) ready to work the room with his amazing voice spots a beautiful girl (Jess), sweeps her up and they begin to dance. Choreographed by Jean-Marc Généreux.
Ryan Ramirez and Ricky Jaime - Contemporary
Story: A couple are in love but they know it is ending although we don't know why. Choreographed by Sonya Tayeh.
Kristin says there is no-one alive who doesn't understand being involved in a relationship, whether it's romantic or familial. She says she would do anything to have Ricky's turn-outs and calls Ryan a beautiful dancer. Lil C calls them another power couple in the competition who "murder every week", adding: "You only get seven hours to deliver this caliber of performance! You are getting standing ovations. People have to rehearse for months at a time to receive that." Nigel is proud they kept Ryan last week and she delivered tonight, while he couldn't take his eyes off Ricky. Mary says they are both strong dancers and she loved every second of the performance.
Jordan Casanova and Tadd Guaddang - Hip-Hop
Dance: College students have a crazy night and wake up the next morning wondering what happened. Jordan is so quick to leave she puts on any clothes she can find. Choreographed by Nappytabs.
Lil C jokes that now he knows why Jordan wasn't answering his calls last night! He advises them that they have to make sure they are using their whole body in certain grooves but says he loved the routine. Nigel also liked the routine, joking: "It brought back so many memories!" He thinks the story might have overwhelmed the dance but predicts America will love it and they aren't going anywhere. Mary thinks they have great stage presence and it was a fun dance. Kristin says again: "Shut the front door!"
Tonight's episode also featured two group routines. The first was a Broadway performance choreographed by Tyce Diorio, while the second dance was a "medieval routine" by Dee Caspary about the women in a town poisoning all the men.
So You Think You Can Dance airs its results show on Thursday at 8/7c on Fox
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