As the show opened, all 20 dancers performed a Brian Friedman number. Cat then introduced the judges: Nigel, Mary and Dan, and explained that the 3 couples with the lowest audience votes are to dance a solo for these judges, who will then decide which boy and which girl is going home. Nelly Furtado and Timberland perform.
Season 2 Episode 7 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.