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Leaving a Legacy on So You Think You Can Dance

December 10, 2009

Wonderperform_MG_5601You can feel things coming to a close on So You Think You Can Dance, as season 6 heads into it’s finale next Tuesday.

On Wednesday’s results show there were a couple of odd moments worth noting before getting down to who made it through: A shout out to DJ Samantha Ronson (perhaps best known for her relationship with Lindsay Lohan) for her remix work this week and a performance by the popular South Korean girl group the Wonder Girls (do they sing any other songs aside from “Nobody”?). After last week’s showstopping performance by the Legion of Extraordinary Dancers, the filler on Wednesday did not seem to generate quite as much enthusiasm — though the tension of the second last week of competition perhaps kept things more subdued.

Among the male competitors, contemporary dancer Jakob Carr and krumper Russell Ferguson were safe. “You are such an inspiration to so many dancers out there,” judge Mary Murphy told Russell.

elimination_MG_8105_1It was an emotional Legacy Perez who said goodbye in his first appearance in the bottom. Ryan Di Lello’s spectacular cha cha, along with his heart-felt (and okay, romantic) plea to vote for his wife, likely bolstered his support.

Ryan’s plea may have also spurred viewers to vote for Ashleigh Di Lello, who was safe despite not performing on Tuesday’s show, due to a shoulder injury. The husband and wife team will continue their journey together toward the top in next week’s finale.

Meanwhile, a clearly shocked Ellenore will live to dance another week, while a subdued Mollee Gray bids adieu. Judge Adam Shankman was rendered nearly speechless by Mollee’s placement in the bottom two. “That really blew my mind,” he said, calling her performances this week her best, and adding, “they were some of the best on this season.”

If you followed us on Twitter, our predictions this week were spot on. What are yours picks for the final dance-off next week?

Caption: The Wonder Girls perform on SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE. Kelsey McNeal/FOX

Host Cat Deeley (C) says farewell to eliminated contestants Legacy Perez (L) and Mollee Gray (R) Kelsey McNeal/FOX


The Wonder Girls do have other songs. They have established a great following in not only South Korea but throughout Asia as well. Their most notable songs are: 1)”Irony” with which they debuted in 2007; 2)”Tell Me” which created a dance craze on the WWW and skyrocketed their popularity; 3)”So Hot,” another hit; 4)”Nobody” which was remade into an English version for their US debut. Although the songs mentioned above aren’t all my favorite songs of the group (they have some decent ballads), the Wonder Girls are a well-rounded group that, at this time, seems to have the most chance of ‘making it big’ in the US market out of any other Asian stars. (BoA from SM Entertainment -with a HUGE Asian following, especially in Japan- and Se7en from YG Entertainment are both other Korean stars who have been trying to have success here). You can see some of the Wonder Girls’ work at the end of this post: ng-Examiners~y2009m12d10-SYTYCD-Season-6 -results-The-Wonder-Girls-video

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