July 14th, 2011
02:40 PM ET
Bless you, Jesse Tyler Ferguson.
The Emmy nominee and guest judge on Wednesday night's "So You Think You Can Dance" said what we were all thinking - on more than one occasion, actually. But I want to draw particular attention to his comment towards the end of the episode that Cat Deeley deserves to be nominated for an Emmy. And lo and behold, it happened (alongside well-deserved nominations for several of the choreographers)!
There were certainly some Emmy-worthy dances, particularly from Jess and Clarice, who really emerged as a fantastic couple this week (just in time for them to be broken up). Their jive was the best I've seen in ages on the show, and their hip-hop was yet another example of great storytelling through dance.
A bad example of this, unfortunately, came from Caitlynn and Mitchell, who just weren't in unison in a routine meant to shed light on the issue of abductees in the Congo. Thankfully, the pair bounced back with a sexy contemporary routine from (Emmy nominee!) Travis Wall.
It won't surprise anyone when I say that Melanie and Marko were splendiferous doing a tango (welcome back, Louis van Amstel!) and a contemporary routine from Dee Caspary. These two can do no wrong. It's too bad we may not see them dance together again until the season finale (but somehow, I think they will make it to the end).
The other couples were as hit-and-miss as Caitlynn and Mitchell. Jordan and Tadd nailed Travis' other routine, which reminded me of Jaimie and Hok's hummingbird routine in season 3. On the other hand, their Broadway routine by Spencer Liff didn't really work.
Sasha and Alexander had a refreshing new take on the paso doble. Once again, Sasha outdanced her partner, but this is the first week he has really broken out for me. Not to mention yet another kiss (this one, not planned)! Their Tyce Diorio routine, however, was a bit of a mess.
One other couple was not hit-and-miss, though. It pains me to say that this may be the week for Ryan and Ricky to go. Their Broadway routine was well danced, but it was lacking in something, which the judges seemed to notice. Their cha-cha was also a bit sloppy at times.
If anyone but those two go home, I will truly be surprised (though I can see Alexander possibly leaving this week).
Even so, I am overjoyed to see Jess and Clarice do so well, and I am pulling for them as dark horses now.
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