Top 20 Results and Top 16 Week

The Top 16 return to the SYTYCD stage on Wednesday, July 25

Tonight on the first SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE performance and results show, the 10 couples performed again with brand-new routines. After America’s vote was revealed, Daniel Baker, Nick Bloxsom-Carter, Chehon Wespi-Tschopp, Alexa Anderson, Witney Carson and Janaya French were the three guys and three girls who received the fewest votes.

After deliberating, the judges – Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy and guest judge Adam Shankman – saved one guy and one girl – Chehon Wespi-Tschopp and Witney Carson – from elimination, and therefore Daniel Baker, Nick Bloxsom-Carter, Alexa Anderson and Janaya French were sent home. In addition, the cast from the new movie “Step Up Revolution” also appeared on tonight’s show. Lythgoe also reminded viewers that the third annual National Dance Day will take place on Saturday, July 28, the same day as The Dizzy Feet Foundation’s second annual Celebration of Dance gala at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles. For more information, click here.

Next week, on Wednesday, July 25 at 8/7c, the competition continues on another two hour live performance and results show, when the Top 16 finalists: Lindsay Arnold and Cole Horibe; Witney Carson and Chehon Wespi-Tschopp; Audrey Case and Matthew Kazmierczak; Amber Jackson and Brandon Mitchell; Eliana Girard and Cyrus Spencer; Janelle Issis and Dareian Kujawa; Amelia Lowe and Will Thomas; and Tiffany Maher and George Lawrence II – compete once again for America and the judges. Also, Christina Applegate (“Up All Night”) will join the panel as a guest judge and the show will feature a spectacular performance from Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

View photos from this week’s show.


7 comments on “Top 20 Results and Top 16 Week“

  1. kim mccollum - wrote:

    I beg of you…..please tell the producers, directors, editors to stop with all the long shots and manic editing. It’s hard to connect emotionally to the dancers if we’re not allowed to see their faces. This is one of my favorite shows and it is being ruined. Simplicity has become a foreign word.

    7/19/2012 1:02 PM UTC

  2. Ruth Dsouza - wrote:

    coming from the land of bollywood and watching n number of bollywood movies… following SYTYCD for 8 seasons and into its 9th season… i’m so glad to finally see a bollywood routine that felt like bollywood… in technicality and rhythm…

    It would be nice to Step up (movie pun intended) and get a choreographer from bollywood to judge the show..

    7/19/2012 2:25 PM UTC

  3. Walker7 - wrote:

    As always, the double elimination was painful, especially since it was at the beginning of the season. Out of the four eliminated contestants, if there is one contestant that I want to see come back next season, it would be Alexa.

    The level of talent this season is incredible, and I like combining the performance show and results show into one, because it seems to be more convenient for the viewers. I also like always being able to vote for single contestants rather than just couples in the early weeks of competition.

    As for Alexa, I really had high hopes for her. She got all that screen time during the auditions. On the first live show, when they revealed the Top 20, Cat Deeley said, “she’s going nowhere,” but the voting results proved otherwise. If the judges had to eliminate only one girl and guy instead of two of each, she probably would have been saved. I hope that Alexa will get another opportunity to come back some time in the future.

    As for Janaya, Nick, and Daniel, I wish them the best of luck in their careers.

    I congratulate Cat Deeley on her Emmy nomination. She deserves it. And I also congratulate this show for a whopping 6 Emmy nominations!

    7/19/2012 7:27 PM UTC

  4. Judy - wrote:

    I am 66 and some of the dances would be considered XXX rated in my day. I love this show the first season, but every season its get more racer and racer. I feel sorry for the young people with so much talent, but if there not comitting a sex act the judges are not happy.

    8/1/2012 7:37 PM UTC

  5. Jane - wrote:

    In the lyrical hip hop dance the stage lightening was terrible!!! The audience probably couldn’t see and on tv it was hard to see the dancers full movements as the spotlights didn’t show the dancers off properly.Even so Dareian was fab and so handsome. I thought Nigel was harsh on the choreographer Christopher for this piece. I watched it several times and thought it was soulful. It is one of my favorite types of dance on the show, after Bollywood that is. It might not have had the content of other dances on the show, and the girl was a bit flat compared to Dareian but it has swagger, rhythm, and tells a story. I’m sick of the over the top emotional contemporary pieces on this season so far, and how they always praise that one choreographer and tell her how genius she is, even when the two dances were dead boring this week.

    8/9/2012 9:02 PM UTC

  6. gayle Richardson - wrote:

    I’ve watched this show from the beginning and tonight I was disappointed in Nigel and somewhat Mary because they did too much comparing to the other dancers which I think is unfair. Nigel is becoming too much like other judges who are too impressed with themselves. This is the first season that he has shown this. These kids are all so good and dance their hearts out and I think they need to be shown a little more respect from Nigel….he gets too wordy!

    8/15/2012 5:36 PM UTC

  7. Christine - wrote:

    Please change the designers who costume the women! Baby doll dresses are never flattering and for dance – horrible. We can’t see the dancer’s body or get the full range of her movements. And all this flying, unfettered hair – distracting – and it makes it difficult to see the dancer’s face and her expressions. Simple, clean lines that flatter the dancer’s body instead of masking it – that would be great!

    8/15/2012 5:46 PM UTC

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