SYTYCD Open Thread

Great night last night. I enjoyed almost every performance, although Ashleigh and Jakob really stole the night with two amazing numbers. First, their Sonya-choreographed lyrical jazz routine:

—and then their amazing cha-cha choreographed by Jean-Marc and France Généreux:

I really loved seeing Ashleigh be so confident in her own element. What an enormous difference when there's a ballroom number with an actual ballroom dancer! Not that the other dancers don't normally do really well, but Ashleigh just brought it to a whole other level for me (for all the technical reasons Mary Murphy elucidates).

My other favorites of the night were Ellenore & Ryan, both of whose numbers were spectacular. Loved their Carla Heiney-choreographed Lindy Hop:

—and then loved their Broadway routine choreographed by Spencer Liff:

And, as ever, Kathryn and Legacy. Their Sonya-choreographed performance was awesome:

If Mollee and Nathan, who annoy the absolutely hell out of me, went home, I honestly would be happy with whomever won out of the entire Top 10. (Actually, it's really just Nathan.) But I don't think that's going to happen. I expect that we'll be saying goodbye to Noelle and Victor tonight.

[Thanks very much to Vance for some of the videos.]

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