However, I am a layperson, someone who knows nothing about what exactly defines the style of a dance.
I very often see very little difference between Jazz and Contemporary dances on the show, and have sort of just chalked it up to a blurry line between the two forms.
However, although there’s no major change in that area and because my opinions of the dancers didn’t change during tonight’s performances (which isn’t a good thing, just so we’re clear), I do want to talk a bit about one awkward moment that speaks to larger problems the show has faced from the beginning.
There are now three ingredients to each performance: the contestant, the all-star and the choreographer.
You know, the one with the door and Duffy's "Mercy." I dunno about this whole "Let's do the exact choreography done by other dancers" gambit.
My favorite kind of cover songs are the ones that tweak an original somewhat.
"So You Think You Can Dance" is BACK, and in the three weeks since the last show I've forgotten who everybody is, which ones I like and dislike, and maybe even what dance is.
The whole show tonight will be the work of just one choreographer -- the Emmy-winning Mia Michaels.And now it's time for group routine with new choreography by Mia.Shoe Alert: the men are in dinner jackets with tails and the women are in evening gowns. It's going to get very self-congratulatory up in here tonight as each contestant is asked about their most memorable moment from watching past seasons of "SYTYCD." Cyrus and Eliana are doing the Emmy-winning "Door" routine made famous by Katee and Twitch.It'll be a bottom six based on votes cast three weeks ago, so I hope you can remember who you wanted to go home that night.Judges tonight: Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy, and Michael Nunn and Billy Trevitt, "The Ballet Boys." And for those of you who want the news: Tabitha and Napoleon are proud new parents of London.Tonight, though, Nigel Lythgoe went so far as to twice call out a choreographer for a piece which he felt failed to meet expectations, and the fact that it was So You Think You Can Dance alum Travis Wall makes for a particularly intriguing bit of discord within this supposedly happy family and creates some problematic complications for the series’ constructive criticism.