It's down to the phenoms on 'SYTYCD'
July 22nd, 2011
12:17 PM ET

It's down to the phenoms on 'SYTYCD'

Well, we all knew it had to happen.

There aren't any less-than-stellar dancers left on "So You Think You Can Dance," so no matter who went home last night, it would have been unfortunate. But short of judge and executive producer Nigel Lythgoe saying "Hey! You're all so good we just can't choose! You all win! Woohoo!" – which he practically did do – the result was the best we could have hoped for.

As the judges deliberated, a guest performance by American Ballet Theatre's Daniil Simkin wowed the audience. Simkin is everything you'd want from an ABT soloist: smoothness of movement, clarity in the character, and, of course, gravity-defying jumps. And after another guest performance from musical girl group Blush, it was time for the bad news.

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Perfect technique, emotion for 'SYTYCD' top 10
Sasha and all-star partner tWitch shined in a heartfelt Christopher Scott hip-hop number.
July 21st, 2011
11:38 AM ET

Perfect technique, emotion for 'SYTYCD' top 10

From the moment I heard Neil Patrick Harris would be a guest judge, I knew Wednesday night's "So You Think You Can Dance" episode would be a great show.

And wouldn't you know it - last night's contestants totally proved me right.

Sure, NPH did take himself a bit too seriously (I love that you're actually commenting on the dances, dude, but can you have a LITTLE fun with it?). But between the technically near-perfect ballroom routines and the gorgeous, character-driven contemporary and hip-hop pieces, who has time to notice the judges?

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