Entertainment behind the scenes
The final competitive show on the fourth season of Fox TV’s “So You Think You Can Dance” was not the predictable love-in of year’s past. Wednesday night was the last time Courtney Galiano, Twitch (Stephen Laurel Boss), Katee Shean and Joshua Allen danced competitively and the judges left voters with a laundry list of the top four’s technical shortcomings.
Courtney took the brunt of critiques, beginning with flashback footage of an audition in which choreographer Tyce Diorio commented on her lack of foot and leg extension.
After Courtney’s solo, guest judge Mandy Moore — not to be confused with the pop singer and actress — told a teary Courtney to get into a dance class and work on defining her lines, while judge Nigel Lythgoe harped on her for not finishing every move after she danced a Diorio-choreographed Broadway routine
During Courtney’s jive number with Joshua, Lythgoe reprimanded the exhausted pair for a lack of energy and double bounce saying, “It was tough on you? Tough! Be better every single time.”