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Leaving a Legacy on So You Think You Can Dance
You 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.
It 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