August 13, 2007 08:03 PM by Joe Blackmon
To kick off the eighth So You Think You Can Dance results show, the
remaining six dancers performed to “2:19″ by Tom Waits. Guest judge
Debbie Allen joined regular judges Mary Murphy and Nigel Lythgoe. Hot
Cat Deeley revealed that over ten and half million votes had been cast
for the top six dancers.
Special guest Titus Fotso performed with the African Dance Music Ensemble. Then, the top three female dancers performed. Sabra Johnson danced to “I Gotcha” by the original Broadway cast of Fosse. Lauren Gottlieb danced to “Heartbreaker” by Pat Benatar. Lacey Schwimmer danced to “What I Like About You” by Lillix.
Next the top three male dancers performed. Pasha Kovalev danced to “Zoot Suit Riot” by Cherry Poppin’ Daddies. Neil Haskell danced to “All That I Am” by Rob Thomas. Danny Tidwell danced to “2 The Sky” by Robin Thicke.
In a wonderful new program, the choreographers from So You Think You Can Dance worked with teachers who teach after school dance programs to inner city kids in LA. Next, Lil C and the Neph Squad krumped to “Nephz Up!” by Tha J-Squad.
After a review of last week’s performances by Sabra Johnson, Lauren Gottlieb, and Lacey Schwimmer, Cat Deeley revealed that Lacey Schwimmer was the first girl dancer to make the So You Think Can Dance finale. After a review of last week’s performances by Pasha Kovalev, Neil Haskell, and Danny Tidwell, Cat Deeley revealed that Danny Tidwell was the first guy dancer to make the So You Think You Can Dance finale.
In bad news for the studio audience, Cat Deeley revealed that the show was being recorded on Thursday night. In order to preserve the integrity of the announcement of who had been eliminated until the Monday show, Cat Deeley asked the studio audience to leave. The audience gave the thumbs down and complained as they left.
After the audience was gone, Cat Deeley revealed that Sabra Johnson was the second girl dancer to make it to the So You Think You Can Dance finale. Lauren Gottlieb was eliminated from the competition. Next, Cat Deeley revealed that Neil Haskell was the second guy dancer to make it to the So You Think You Can Dance finale. Pasha Kovalev was eliminated from the competition.