Tonight on FOX, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE continues with an all new Monday, July 6 season 12 episode 6 called “Vegas Callbacks #2/Top 20 Chosen”. We’ve got your recap down below. On tonight’s episode the callbacks continue in Las Vegas as the judges pick the best stage and street dancers to make up the Top 20.
On the last episode, the judges had searched the nation for the best of the best, and now Stage and Street hopefuls headed to Vegas for the first round of callbacks. Did you watch the last episode? If you missed it, we have a full and detailed recap right here for you.
On tonight’s show per the FOX synopsis “callbacks continue in Las Vegas! Watch as the judges handpick the 10 Stage dancers and the 10 Street dancers who have what it takes to make it through the last round of callbacks.”
The finale episode of So You Think You Can Dance season 12 airs tonight at 8PM and you don’t want to miss it. Celeb Dirty Laundry will be live blogging the show, so don’t forget to come back to this spot at 8PM EST for our live recap!
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Tempers were out of control of on tonight’s episode of “So You Think You Can Dance” and to be frank I think this exactly was what the judges wanted along.
From the very beginning they pushed this particular group to a near breaking point. And so the remaining 36 Street and 36 Stage dancers from last week were (and looked it) on their last legs when out of nowhere they were then told they had to come up with a piece of original choreography.
You would think they would have gotten some much needed rest after such a day like Day Two but instead they were thrown a curveball. The dancers found out on the night before, that they were all going to be put into groups where they would then have to perform together something unique. So really most of them had no other choice than to work into the early morning hours in order to perfect their look.
And despite best hours, there were still a lot of mistakes.
A Team Street group by the name of Party of Five managed to live up to expectation. And they pulled off I might say a flawless routine. But here’s what many of the others should have remembered. Party of Five were able to look so beautifully together after they learned to become a team.
It wasn’t caused by a random fluke. Yet one member of Date Night, a Team Stage group, felt like he didn’t need to practice as much as the others. So he showed up late to the last minute practice the rest had squeezed in, and later he was the one that ended up making the most glaring mistake.
Thus a team can fail when one member begins to believe they’re the glue.
And that’s something those of us at home saw again and again. Remember Ladi from Mephis? Well, at one point, she had impressed Jason Derulo and it looked like he was willing to offer a choreography job. Yet,after looking at her group in practice – there is something that becomes blatant clear – Ladi isn’t a team player.
She pushed herself into the leadership position and then appeared to struggle as she controlled her temper. So of course that wound her team. And when they hit the stage, it was a mess.
They listened to Ladi and it led them to some of them getting cut. Meanwhile, Ladi had to dance for her life because oddly the judges said she didn’t have it in her to take center position on stage.
So I must say the next round of the competition was merciful. The professional choreographers were back and it seems some prefer being told what to do. You know rather than follow one of their competitors.
And up first was Team Stage.
Denys, a definite favorite and winner of the Canadian SYTYCD, had initially struggled with the choreography yet ultimately he was able to overcome most of his nerves and do really well onstage. However, Denys went on to be one of the few ballroom dancers to make it through. And that went for his girlfriend/partner as well.
Antonina managed to make it this far but the choreography was tough on her too. So when she hit the stage, the fact she didn’t belong there became very clear. And the judges soon decided to cut her.
But with his partner no longer in the competition, Denys is now reconsidering his own options. He says he doesn’t know if he wants to stay if Antonina isn’t with him. And she in turn is telling him to make his own choices.
So while we wait to see what becomes of him, there are other people in this competition that are finally shining and it’s time to start noticing them.
Gaby, the tapper that took criticism from when she was first turned away and used it when she auditioned again, is actually pretty good. She’s kept up with everything so far and day by day she’s impressed the judges by showing them she can cross the divide.
Tappers unfortunately are much like ballroom dancers. No one knows if they can eventually transition from their style. And it’s bit of a guessing game.
Justin was a tapper as well. Yet, unlike Gaby, he just couldn’t conform to different styles. Hence he was quickly sent home after Team Street took the stage.
And in the same group in which Justin was eliminated from, two dancers were asked to dance for their lives. Asaf the hunky Israeli and Burim whose had to dance for his life once already.
Yet Burim made sure to work on his dance moves and bring the judges something fresh. And Asaf didn’t really want to change. He wanted to dance the way he wanted to and proceeded to get into an argument with the judges when Nigel told him that he dancing more for entertainment than the competition.
And, honestly some humility could have done him some good.
The next part was the final cutting stage and, sadly for him, no one forgot Asaf’s outburst. And so he was cut. Along with many others from Team Street.
As for Team Stage, the first person to join the official Team Stage was Marissa. The same Marissa that had tried out twice before but that has never made it this far. And after Marissa was Edson. Edson if you recall was the young man that injured himself onstage though did his best to dance through it.
So the judges didn’t seem to have a problem with picking Team Stage.
Team Street on the other hand was losing people faster than they could gain it. But luckily there was still guys like Alain around. Alain came to this country to make a name for himself and the judges soon adored him for it.
With his suave moves and humble manor, Alain was the first person picked to join Twitch on Team Street.
And after Alain, there was simply floodgate for all the girls. Jessica was chosen. Yorelis was chosen. Lily was chosen. And before they moved back to Team Stage, Ariana capped it off for Team Street.
Though I’m pretty sure that after Denys, the judges felt like maybe they should have stuck with Team Street for a tad longer.
See Denys had finally made a choice and it wasn’t this competition. He had tried to tell the judges that he didn’t think this season was going to allow much for ballroom but they saw through him. And realized he was dropping out because of Antonina.
His partner didn’t make it so Denys in actuality wasted their time by pretending to be a solo act for even a second.
And for the people that wanted to stay, they were the ones that were let down. Like “Standing O” for instance who made it this far but still wasn’t enough for the Final Ten. Or the many others that were sent set before Denys from Team Stage though still had a chance without him there.
So, yeah, Denys pulled a crap move and the only reason he could possibly show his face later on is that he was right.
This season is different.
Team Street vs Stafe brought out something new. And those that met the requirements were surprising. Like Burin. He made it despite the many times he had to dance for life.
And Gaby, a tapping underdog, also made it.
Technically she’ll be the only tapper in top twenty but if this judges love her so much then there must be something special there. And hopefully we’ll understand their choices by next week.