June 15, 2011

'So You Think You Can Dance' Season 8 Top 20 Performance Recap

Tonight the top 20 dancers on season 8 of So You Think You Can Dance took to the stage for the first performance and voting night of the summer! Each of the top 10 girls and top 10 boys were paired up together to perform one routine.

Unfortunately, dancer Mitchell injured his elbow during rehearsal and was put on doctors orders to sit out the night. That means he did not dance this week and will automatically be up for elimination. Dancing in his place was SYTYCD season 7 favorite Robert Roldan.

Check out the vlog for a recap and opinions on tonight's performances:

Keep reading to see the full details on the night's numbers, styles, choreographers and songs.

In order of appearance:
Jordan and Tadd's African Jazz routine
Choreographer: Sean Cheesman
Song: "Riding the Waves" by Afro Celt Sound System

Sasha and Alexander's Contemporary routine
Choreographer: Travis Wall
Song: "Stupid (Mark Bell Mix)" by Sarah McLachlan

Jess and Clarice's Broadway routine
Choreographer: Tyce DiOrio
Song: "Me and My Baby" by Liza Minnelli

Ryan and Ricky's Lyrical Hip Hop Routine
Choreographer: Christopher Scott
Song: "Ain't No Sunshine" by Lighthouse Family

Caitlynn and Robert's Jazz routine (Mitchell was injured and did not dance)
Choreographer: Sonya Tayeh
Song: "In For the Kill (Skream Let's Get Ravey Remix)" by La Roux

Miranda and Robert's Jive routine
Choreographer: Jason Gilkerson
Song: "Runaway Baby" by Bruno Mars

Missy and Wadi's Jazz Routine
Choreographer: Sean Cheesman
Song: "Judas (R3hab Remix)" by Lady Gaga

Melanie and Marko's Contemporary routine
Choreographer: Travis Wall
Song: "Turn to Stone" by Ingrid Michaelson

Ashley and Chris's Hip Hop routine
Choreographer: Christopher Scott
Song: "Forget You" by Cee-Lo Green

Iveta and Nick's Quickstep routine
Choreographer: Jason Gilkerson
Song: "Ballroom Blitz" by Sweet

What did you think of the night's performances? Which one was your favorite, and who do you think will be eliminated this week? Leave a comment!