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'So You Think You Can Dance': Pirouette overload!

November 18, 2009 |  9:00 pm
Molleenathanpopjazz091116_0807 Tonight's "SYTYCD" analysis will be short and sweet, so let's get right to the spoilers:

I don't think anyone was surprised by the guy who went home tonight: The judges last night warned Kevin Hunte and Karen Hauer that they'd probably be in the bottom three couples after their Broadway dance, and they were proved right.  I had a feeling that no matter who else was in the bottom with Kevin, he'd be going home -- he just hasn't proved himself as promising as Nathan Trasoras or Victor Smalley. I do like Victor, but I'm glad that Nigel warned him about his dangerous pirouette habit.

I'm not sure how I feel about the female elimination, on the other hand.  In terms of pure dance ability, I'm not sure that Mollee Gray, Channing Cooke or Karen was far superior to the other girls, but I think Channing just got the short end of the stick because she's not as young and bubbly as Mollee or as smoldering as Karen. I actually thought Karen's solo was fairly weak -- sex appeal and black leather, yes, but lots of strong dancing, no. 

Oh well. I will at least have the fond memories of NDM Bollywood Dance Productions featuring Nakul Dev Majahan: How often do we get a piece where one of the "SYTYCD" choreographers is the star and makes love to the camera, to boot?

--Claire Zulkey

(Photo: Nathan Trasoras and Mollee Gray. Credit: Mathieu Young / Fox)