At the beginning of the episode, 2 dancers from last week are cut. At that point, the competition continues in the same format as last week, except this week reveals a new twist; when the females pick their partner, the males pick two dance styles. Each pair will dance twice, each time to a different style, but they will not hear from the judges until after the second dance. This week, Dan, Nigel, Mary and Brian are the judges. The 8 dancers complete round 1 in the following pairs: Nick and Kamilah (mambo and contemporary), Blake and Melody (lyrical and disco), Artem and Ashle (fox trot and cha cha) and Jamile and Melissa (hip-hop and paso doble). In round 2, 2 couples are put up for elimination. These couples then dance as individuals and the audience votes for who to save at the end of the show.
Episode Viewers and Ratings
Season 1 Episode 9 of So You Think You Can Dance resulted in a 0.00 rating in the 18-49 demographic.
Contestants perform a particular style of dance each week with a partner. The audience votes on their favorite couple leaving the 3 couples with the least votes up for elimination. After each dancer performs a solo of their choice for the judges, one male and one female contestant are up for elimination.
So You Think You Can Dance - Top 8 Synopsis and Schedule