So You Think You Can Dance Season 8: Top 20 Week, Take Two Eliminations Podcast
We talk about the double elimination from Thursday night and the impact it has on the competition with a focus on the judges’ rationale for who they kept. We look at the general reactions from fans and SYTYCD alumni from Twitter and various blogs and evaluate the bottom 3 couples in detail. We believe the judges failed on two counts:
1) Not eliminating two people the first week.
2) Their elimination choices don’t match up with what they said they were looking for in the E! Online article.
Since this show was completely dedicated to the elimination results, we did not get around to discussing any of the actual routines from Wednesday. Our next podcast, which should be up in a couple days, will be a more positive one where we discuss the actual performances. In particular, we were quite happy that Mitchell performed so well and justified his staying in the competition!
0:30 – Recap of events leading up to the double elimination
1:52 – General fan reaction (via Twitter) to double elimination
2:57 – Reactions from SYTYCD alumni – Travis Wall and Jakob Karr
3:54 – Quotes from Nigel Lythgoe and Mary Murphy regarding their decision
5:50 – Evaluation of this week’s bottom 3 guys
10:24 – Evaluation of this week’s bottom 3 girls
15:58 – Our frustrations with Ryan Ramirez’s performances on SYTYCD
22:18 – Do Nigel’s justifications in the E! Online article hold? How did all this affect the dynamics of the competition? Our conclusions and wrap-up.
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