After that dreadful Lion King ripoff at the beginning of last night's So You Think You Can Dance, we Googled choreographer Tyce D’Orio to see what relevant credits, if any, he has to qualify him for creating “Broadway-style” routines. We found Tyce had a single credit on the Great White Way: He was an associate choreographer on the flop Beach Boys musical Good Vibrations. Enough said. Jessi came out of the hospital long enough to do a fevered version of the cha-cha with Pasha. This looked to give her a (shapely) leg up on Lauren, Sara, and Anya for their save-me solos.
So who got cut? Let’s just say that Jessi should’ve stayed in the ICU.
Was she the worst? That’s debatable, especially considering Anya’s blue-fur-meets-black-Lycra unitard. What is this, Seussical the Musical? (Guest singer Fergie’s garish yellow pants suddenly looked understated!)
For the men, the pressure caused some to rise and all to crack. Danny had a giggle fit when Nigel pointed out to him that he wasn’t the worst, just no one’s favorite. Neil did an acrobatic solo that looked exhausting and, well, desperate. Jesus resorted to air guitar as a dance move. Which rightfully got him cut. Jesus! What were you thinking? —Drew Pisarra