Adechike Torbert with Kathryn Mc Cormick, jazz choreographed by Travis Wall: First thought: Seriously, another afternoon delight at the office routine?
But it was so different than the typical overtly sexual routine we've seen on the show in the past.
Nigel Lythgoe loved his natural swagger and funk, and Adam Shankman gave him a standing ovation.
Ashley Galvan with Ade Obayomi, contemporary choreographed by Dee Caspary: This was as much a showcase for Ade's partnering skills as it was for Ashley's dancing, although she did portray a "broken" woman very convincingly. Nigel felt her dancing was smooth as honey and unlike last week, he didn't mind that she performed in a genre close to her own (as if that's her fault).
"So You Think You Can Dance" really got underway tonight with a standard-setting contemporary work by Sonya Tayeh for All-Star Allison Holker and contestant Alex Wong, the semifinalist from last season who couldn't compete because of a contract with the Miami City Ballet. My one concern about Alex (and Billy Bell, too): I just hope they're not the Jakob Karr of this season (or the Crystal Bowersox, for that matter): the virtuoso whose perfection almost gets boring.
I can't imagine it, but then again, I never imagined Bowersox would come in second on "American Idol."On to the performances: Billy with Lauren Gottlieb, Broadway choreographed by Tyce Di Orio: One of the problems with SYTYCD is that it's considered bad form to criticize the choreography.
It’s a fitting comparison, since t Witch and Allison are among “SYTYCD”’s most popular veterans and All-Stars. So that’s why I had no idea, because she wouldn’t talk to me and I thought she wasn’t interested.
It’s been two years now since this adorable pair got together, and they made their dancing debut together this summer on Oxygen’s “All the Right Moves” reality show. She did catch me checking her out in the hallway once… He did a triple take and Ade [Obayomi] called him out on it.
Allison: I didn’t just make one move—I made, like, : It’s surprising you two hadn’t met before. Our good friend [and Season 2 contestant] Ivan Koumaev had a party and invited a bunch of us.
Judges: Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy, Adam Shankman, Toni Redpath, Lil' C, Tyce Diorio Day 1 kicks off with individual solos, Day 2 is hip-hop, Day 3 is cha-cha, Day 4 is broadway, Day 5 is group routines, Day 6 is Contemporary, and the final day is individual solos.
The Las Vegas callbacks were held at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.