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“Black Wednesday” on SYTYCD sends Nathan & Noelle home

December 3, 2009
nathankathrynrumba091130-0915The judges on So You Think You Can Dance seemed happy to finally relinquish control to viewers in this week’s top 10, with those same viewers voting to send contemporary dancers Nathan Trasoras and Noelle Marsh packing.

With a strong and diverse crop of male dancers — a ballroom dancer, a krumper, a b-boy and two contemporary dancers — vying for the crown, Nathan’s ouster was not a big surprise despite some good performances, particularly after a rough couple of weeks languishing in the bottom.

“You are against tough guys and in a competition that people are voting for who they love — it’s not just about dancing. You’re on a brilliant road at the moment,” said judge Nigel Lythgoe.

noelleryanhiphop091130-0124It wasn’t so clear cut between Kathryn McCormick and Noelle however, with both dancing fairly consistently thus far and both staying mostly under the radar. Noelle leaves just as the judges praised her for coming into her own this week with “breakthrough” and “smokin’” performances.

Meanwhile, the highlight of the evening may not have been who got the ax, but rather the performance by The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers, an amalgamated dance crew formed by Step Up 2 director John Chu. Were you as impressed as the audience members?

With only four couples left, will Ryan Di Lello and Kathryn be the next to leave? Do you think voters made the right choice this week?
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Nathan Trasoras (L) and Kathryn McCormick (R) perform a Rumba choreographed by Tony Meredith and Melanie LaPatin ©2009 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Mathieu Young/FOX

Ryan Di Lello (R) and Noelle Marsh (R) perform a Hip Hop routine choreographed by Tabitha and Napoleon Dumo ©2009 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Mathieu Young/FOX

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