Top 12 Elimination Results

Alexander and Ryan are eliminated

Finalists Ryan Ramirez, 19, a Contemporary dancer from Morgan Hill, CA; and Alexander Fost, 21, a Contemporary dancer from Alhambra, CA, were eliminated tonight on SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE.

The three couples who received the fewest votes tonight were: Caitlynn Lawson and Mitchell Kelly; Ryan Ramirez and Ricky Jaime; and Sasha Mallory and Alexander Fost. Judges Nigel Lythgoe and Mary Murphy, along with guest judges Sonya Tayeh and Jesse Tyler Ferguson, asked the six finalists to perform solo routines and then eliminated Ramirez and Fost.

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In addition to the sensational performances on this week’s results show, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE celebrated eight Primetime Emmy Award nominations today, including two firsts: Outstanding Reality-Competition Series and Outstanding Host for Reality or Reality-Competition Series for Cat Deeley.

The competition continues next week on America’s favorite dance show when the Top 10 finalists – Jordan Casanova, Tadd Gadduang, Marko Germar, Ricky Jaime, Mitchell Kelly, Caitlynn Lawson, Jess LeProtto, Sasha Mallory, Melanie Moore and Clarice Ordaz – will be paired with All-Star Partners – Melody Lacayanga, Allison Holker, Pasha Kovalev, Comfort Fedoke, Chelsie Hightower, tWitch, Brandon Bryant, Kathryn McCormick and Robert Roldan – and will compete for America and the judges, including actor Neil Patrick Harris, who appears as the week’s guest judge, on a two-hour live performance show airing Wednesday, July 20 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX.

Tune in the following night, Thursday, July 21 (8:00-9:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), for special performances by the pan-Asian, all-female pop group Blush – who will make their American television debut with rapper Snoop Dogg – and ballet dancer Daniil Simkin.


13 comments on “Top 12 Elimination Results“

  1. linda g. - wrote:

    show w/b flawless w/o guest “judges” such as Neil P. Harris/Carmen Electra. Who are these people and what is their background? Remarks not substantial, self-serving mumbo-jumbo. Bring back bonafide judges/choreographers who actually know what they are talking about! May need to stop watching this season, 7/21 show w/ insipid Harris being over the top ignorant.

    7/21/2011 1:34 PM UTC

  2. john1602 - wrote:

    i dont understand why the audience do not like Ricky? is it, because he is black. Ricky performed very, verrrrry verrrrrrrry great last night all the judeges liked it.they gave him a solid feedback. Ricky done nothing wrong. he shows great personalities. America just dont like him because he his black. come on America! dont be ungreatful. Rick does a better job than bottom three. black’s have sooooo much talent, yet they have to fight for everything to get along. black should take any part in this show it is a waste of time to keep the show going. this is bullshit.

    7/21/2011 4:54 PM UTC

  3. Dave Coffield - wrote:

    A sincere thanks for blocking the company “Dial Idol” from tracking your results. It really takes away from the results show to know the results in advance.

    7/21/2011 5:05 PM UTC

  4. Pascale Bastien - wrote:

    Alex was never in THE bottom before, and hewent home, Clarice was neveu in THE bottom and she goes home. So Nygel, is this America’s Favorite Dancer or Nygel’s favorite Dancer?

    7/21/2011 5:12 PM UTC

  5. Aisha - wrote:

    I don’t see why he judges keep saving Jordan! Sh made it to the top because of you, so she will be on tour! Now give us what we want and stop sending the wrong people home. Jordan has been in he bottom three numerously and is not connecting with he fans! In the long run I think the judges decisions are hurting the show. I’ve been a huge fan sinc season one! Now I’m disappointed. Btw not sure how I feel about th al stars yet?

    7/22/2011 10:30 AM UTC

  6. Chloe - wrote:

    I loved Ryan so much!!! She is a amazing dancer and has a wonderful personality. Jordan on the other hand has been in the bottom three for almost all of the elimination shows. :(

    7/23/2011 8:08 AM UTC

  7. Angie Edwards - wrote:

    I really hope the right people is reading this. I’ve been watching this show from Day 1 Season 1. I knew I was going to love it. This season has been great with the exception of a couple of guest judges. LOVED Jesi (the guy from Modern Family) he was intelligent, respectful, a fan and funny. Neil P. Harris, however, acted like a pompos a**! If he was a real fan, he wouldn’t have been so mean spirited. SYTYCD doesn’t need a Simon Cowell. And his body language was really off putting. FYI I LOVE NIGEL AND MARY!!!! Where’s Mia?!!!!!
    Number 1 fan!!!!!

    7/23/2011 4:10 PM UTC

  8. Angie Edwards - wrote:

    Btw, any plans on release pass season DVD’s?

    7/23/2011 4:13 PM UTC

  9. Paige - wrote:

    1. Ricky was not in the bottom because he is black. He was in the bottom because of Ryan. Ryan was good and I liked her but she was acting wierd at the end. 2. I want Jordan to go home. She is not connecting with audience at all and she focuses on sexiness and thats it. She needs to quit trying to be sexy and go home. 3. Melanie is good but Sasha is way better. Sasha has more control, variety, plays the part better, makes the absolute most of her dances, has more personality and experience, and just is better.

    7/23/2011 5:46 PM UTC

  10. GDD - wrote:

    Will someone please tell Mary to turn down the volume of her incredibly loud and obnoxious voice? She is a terrific judge, knows her stuff, but for cryin’ out loud, take it down a notch Mary! Whenever she is called on to comment, we turn the volume way down and then back up again when it is anyone else. Please, it’s painful, even our dog’s ears twitch.

    7/25/2011 12:32 PM UTC

  11. Will - wrote:

    Love the show, love Marko – think he is incredible, humble, and talented beyond belief. My favorite 4 are Marko, Melanie, Sahsa and Tadd. Congrats to Cat for the emmy nomination – I think you are wonderful! Congrats to everyone with an emmy nomination. Love Mary & Nigel – keep up the good work and keep this terrific show on TV!

    7/27/2011 1:05 AM UTC

  12. Emily - wrote:

    Paige, to say Sasha is better than Melanie is actually insane. If you watch the two dance next to eachother in the Sonya routine from this past Wednesday night, the difference is so clear. Melanie has the best technique of the girls and Sasha has the worst. Sasha sickles her feet, doesn’t point them, has zero turnout, etc. Jordan and Caitlynn are both significantly better than Sasha, but Melanie really is the best of the girls.

    7/28/2011 10:09 PM UTC

  13. MIckey - wrote:

    I could never figure out why Nigel hated Alexander. In every performance Nigel put him down except for one and he was a fantastic dancer. What to Alexander turn down Nigel’s advances?

    8/4/2011 6:01 AM UTC

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