This week’s episodes of So You Think You Can Dance have been incredibly bittersweet. Thursday’s episode finalized the top ten dancers, and in doing so two dancers were sent home. In the bottom six dancers included: Caitlin, Jason, Jeanine, Phillip, Melissa, and Ade. I was quite surprised to see Melissa and Ade in the bottom three because they have given consistent strong performances. Caitlin and Jason have been regulars in the bottom three. In the past two weeks, Jeanine and Phillip have been new visitors in the bottom three, as well. Like usual the judges made their decision on who would stay and who would go.

This week, for the girls, we said goodbye to Caitlin. I understood the judges’ decision to eliminate Caitlin. Although she danced ‘good’ for the most part, she never was able to take her dancing or her routines to the next level, in my opinion.

For the males, we said goodbye to Phillip. Although Phillip is not my favorite dancer, I wanted to see him perform next week. He brought such a great attitude and heart to all of his routines. His partnership with Jeanine was one of my favorites. I thought Phillip had much more room to grow. Jason has been given several chances, and like Caitlin, I don’t feel that he has taken his performance to the next level. He better, now!

The final ten dancers are: Kupono, Jeanine, Jason, Melissa, Ade, Randi, Evan, Janette, Brandon, and Kayla. This should be a top ten to remember!