“SYTYCD” Week 5 Recap: The Dancers Take On Lizzo and Bieber


Welcome again from a two-week hiatus to Season 18 of “So You Suppose You Can Dance.” Did you miss us? 

Our previous two Monday nights weren’t practically as eventful with out the prospect to observe our faves compete to be America’s Favourite Dancer. So in case you didn’t catch final evening’s episode, we’re right here to fill you in on what you missed—the dancing, the drama, the Deeley of all of it. And belief us, this episode was definitely worth the wait. 

In case your previous two weeks have been as busy as ours, it’s straightforward to overlook what occurred on the finish of the final episode. To recap: The judges picked our high 10 (!!), and so they’re not simply going to be dancing collectively this 12 months, they’ll be residing collectively, too, for the primary time ever. 

We additionally discovered that JoJo Siwa might be becoming a member of the judges desk. And the ultimate twist? This 12 months, the “SYT” dancers might be competing outdoors of a studio setting, taking over sensible dance challenges each week. “This season we’re taking the challenges off the shiny flooring and into the true world,” mentioned longtime host Cat Deeley. NGL, we acquired chills.

The primary problem the dancers confronted? Music movies. The highest 10 have been randomly break up into two teams and put to the take a look at with trade icons Luther Brown and Phillip and Makenzie Chbeeb. The primary (up to date) group was assigned to work with Phillip and Makenzie to re-create the video for Justin Bieber’s “All Round Me,” and the duo have been joined by Avery Homosexual, Dakayla Wilson, Braylon Browner, Roman Nevinchanyi, and Jaylin Sanders (a lot to the frustration of Jaylin, the only real hip-hopper within the high 10). The second (hip-hop) group was requested to duplicate the video for Lizzo’s “Juice” with Luther, and consisted of Olivia Alboher, Mariyah Hawkins, Madison Rouge Alvarado, Easton Magliarditi, and Anthony Curley.

The dancers went from rehearsals into the precise video shoot, the place the judges joined them to start their judging. They reminded the dancers that they’ll be evaluated not simply on dancing but in addition on different metrics, like professionalism, group dynamics, and star high quality. We weren’t certain precisely the way you consider star high quality, however we have been excited to seek out out. 

First up was the up to date group’s efficiency. After watching the video in full, the judges gave their critiques. It appeared they couldn’t agree on who the star of the video was—for JoJo it was Dakayla; for Maksim Chmerkovskiy it was Jaylin. There’s that star high quality we have been in search of, people!

The hip-hop group was up subsequent, with a enjoyable, upbeat efficiency. The judges liked the video however have been involved with Madison and Easton’s performances. They’re each sturdy hip-hop dancers, however they appeared to wrestle a bit within the video. For Madison, the wrestle was discovering her groove with velocity; for Easton, the wrestle was standing out.

Subsequent up, it was time for the outcomes. The judges chosen six dancers who have been protected and heading to the following spherical, which left 4 dancers prone to elimination: Easton, Avery, Braylon, and Olivia. Every dancer on the chopping block had the prospect to carry out a solo routine to show their mettle, and TBH, these performances gave us all of the classic “SYT” feels. 

The judges appeared significantly impressed with Easton and Braylon’s performances, and, in the long run, their dancing was sufficient to see them by to the following spherical. Sadly, that meant each Avery and Olivia have been despatched dwelling. “This isn’t the tip. That is only the start for you,” Allison instructed each of the gifted dancers.

And with that, we have now our high 8. Who do you suppose will make it to the tip as America’s Favourite Dancer?


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