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Quickstep proves to be a dream on SYTYCD

December 2, 2009

top10_mg_1044_fIt may be the first time ever that the dreaded quickstep has proven to be dreamy, with Ellenore Scott and Jakob Carr being crowned the new “Dream Team” on Tuesday’s episode of So You Think You Can Dance.

Previously paired with the respective halves of husband and wife duo Ryan and Ashleigh Di Lello, both Ellenore and Jakob did well with their old partners, but proved to be magical with each other.

The quickstep was fun, but it was their lyrical jazz number that really got the crowd, and the judges, cheering.

Judge Nigel Lythgoe called the routine his favourite of the season and commended Ellenore on her chemistry with both her partner and with choreographer Sonya Tayeh.

“You and Sonya both probably speak the same language, you’re probably from the same planet,” Nigel said to Ellenore. “And to drag Jakob into your world, that was brillant.”

While Ellenore and Jakob are the new couple to beat, Russell Ferguson and Mollee Gray also stood out as strong contenders with a trick-heavy contemporary and a fun jive.

“I’m feeling so good about this pairing,” said judge Adam Shankman. “You guys are bringing out something really wonderful in each other, something playful.”

The praise was likely a relief for Mollee, whose popularity has dwindled over the past few weeks as voters turned on her and former partner Nathan Trasoras.

Speaking of Nathan, his dancing was again met with a lukewarm response from the judges. But does this mean he will find himself at the bottom of the heap on Wednesday’s result show? And do you agree that Ellenore and Jakob are the new team to beat? Who do you think you will make it into the top four?

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