The episode opened with clips of the judge's favorite moments followed by a performance by the Six Step Crew.
Then, Cat introduced this episode's judges: Nigel Lythgoe, Mia Michaels, and Shane Sparks.
This week's pairings are as followed: Travis and Martha, Jamyz and Jessica, Ivan and Allison, Dmitry and Joy, Natalie and Musa, Heidi and Ryan, Ashley and Ben, Jason and Aleksandra, and Benji and Donyelle.
Afterwards, voting was opened up to the audience.
Season 2 Episode 8 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.