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10-18
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Hail to the Victors

Season 10 Finale - After a break in the two-hour festivities for a presidential address, the two winners are finally crowned.

09.10.2013 A

Lauren S

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Air/Pub'l

Grade

Author

10-17
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Phenomenal Four

Season 10 – Top 4 Perform - Trying to come up with a phonetic adjective to describe the great remaining four dancers is kind of hard since it seems everything is already copyrighted these days.

09.03.2013
09.04.2013
A

Lauren S

10-16
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Super Six

Season 10 – Top 6 Perform, 2 Eliminated - Nothing is going to beat Mark and Jenna's dance from last week, but it's a solid two hours of great dancers dancing great.

08.27.2013
08.28.2013
A

Lauren S

10-15
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The Student Becomes the Teacher

Season 10 Top 8 Perform/2 Eliminated - The All-Stars all choreograph their own routines this week and the results are nothing short of mind-blowing.

08.20.2013
08.21.2013
A

Lauren S

10-14
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Stand and Deliver

Season 10 – Top 10 Perform - The judges give out standing ovations like candy as the top ten dancers perform with the All-Stars for the first time this season.

09.22.2014
08.14.2013
A

Lauren S

10-13
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The Last Cut Is The Deepest

Season 10 – Top 12: Perform, 2 Eliminated - Harsh cuts right before the Top 10 are made slightly less harsh when only one pair of dancers does poorly. But oh, the tears.

08.06.2013
08.07.2013
A-

Joe R

10-12
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Nigel Lythgoe's Hip-Hop School for Boys

Season 10 – Top 14: Perform, 2 Eliminated - Once again, nobody's swaggy enough for Uncle Nigel's tastes, while a pair of prop-heavy numbers get top marks.

07.30.2013
07.31.2013
B+

Joe R

10-11
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Tyce Diorio Gets Worse

Season 10 Top 16: Perform, 2 Eliminated - The Top 16 perform for an assemblage of some truly fantastic choreographers who have not been around much in the last couple seasons ... and then Tyce steals from Wade Robson and makes us all sick.

07.23.2013
07.24.2013
A-

Joe R

10-10
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Hey, Paula

Top 18 Perform, 2 Eliminated - Paula Abdul finally shows up to guest judge on an episode that clearly makes the case for personality over ability. Particularly if that personality has blue hair or can tap dance.

07.09.2013
07.10.2013
B-

Joe R

10-9
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Dance War Z

Top 20 Perform, 2 Eliminated - With the eliminations at the beginning of the episode, we end up with a couple dead dancers walking. Sometimes, it’s a real tragedy.

07.02.2013
07.03.2013
B+

Joe R

10-8
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Swag the Dog

Season 10 – Top 20: Performances - We REALLY get to meet the Top 20 this week, as partnerships are forged, limits are tested, and Nigel is mean to contemporary dancers who try to dance hip-hop but not vice versa.

06.25.2013
06.26.2013
A

Joe R

7-10
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Like Sand Through the Hourglass

Season 10 – Meet the Top 20 - Let's meet this year's top 20, y'all -- Nigel hopes that they can actually keep up with the competition this year.

06.18.2013
06.19.2013
B+

Lauren S

10-6
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Battle Without Honor or Consequence

Vegas Callbacks - All of Vegas is crammed into two hours of tears, concussions and eight billion second chances to street dancers Nigel likes.

06.11.2013
06.12.2013
N/A

Joe R

10-5
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Burning Love

Season 10 – Auditions: Memphis - It's Memphis... which can only mean the appearance of an Elvis impersonator.

06.04.2013
06.05.2013
B

Lauren S

10-4
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Boston Massacre

Auditions: Boston - Beantown KILLS it in auditions, with some of the best dancers we've seen this season -- particularly ALL the great ballroomers the show's been hiding.

05.28.2013
05.29.2013
A-

Joe R

10-3
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On the Plus Side, Not Even Mary and Nigel Will Flirt with Four-Year-Olds

Season 10 – Auditions: Los Angeles Part 2 and Austin - Hollywood and Austin have hip-hop toddlers, a son battling his father, the Exorcist II and a Venezuelan hostage situation!

05.21.2013
05.22.2013
A-

Daniel

10-2
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Pointe Break

Season 10 – Auditions: Detroit - Detroit's auditions bring a whole lot of street dancers, a jazzy dad, and some strippers. Detroit knows how to party.

05.15.2013
05.16.2013
B+

Joe R

10-1
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Pointe Break

Season 10 – Auditions: Los Angeles - Season 10 kicks off in Los Angeles, with a handful of very promising dancers and no freak-show wastes of time. We do get Armen, the Slavic Pitbull, however.

05.14.2013
05.15.2013
A-

Joe R

9-15
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Everything Was Beautiful At the Ballet

Season 9, Finale - Season 9 gets TWO winners and delivers a trio of KILLER group performances to end a so-so season on a great note.

09.18.2012
09.19.2012
A

Joe R

9-14
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Protect the Cape

Top 4 Performance Finale - The final four dance a LOT, and while the choreography is shielding Cyrus more than ever before, Nigel comes out as a Chehon fan.

09.11.2012
09.12.2012
B+

Joe R

9-13
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The Super Six

Top 6 Perform/2 Eliminated - It's a whirlwind as the top six perform three dances each before the four finalists are named.

09.05.2012
09.06.2012
A

Lauren S

9-12
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America the Danciful

Top 8 Perform/2 Eliminated - The remaining eight dancers step it up and do a pretty good job hanging with the all-stars this week, and we get a chance to visit everyone's hometowns and meet their families before two more dancers are sent packing.

08.29.2012
08.30.2012
B+

Lauren S

9-11
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Black Swan Moan

Season 9, Episode 11 - The All-Stars arrive to show the Season 9 kids how it's done, and while certain dancers (Cyrus, ahem) are elevated by the excellence around them, others (Cole) can't keep up, while others (George; poor George) can't catch a damn break.

08.22.2012
08.24.2012
A+

Joe R

9-10
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Mamma Mia ... Here I Go Again

Season 9, Top 14 - A Mia Michaels tribute episode seemed like a great idea for about a half a second, before the realities of how much these kids were being set up for failure set in.

08.15.2012
08.16.2012
B-

Joe R

9-9
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Ballroom Blitz

Season 9, Top 16 - Ballroom dancers trying contemporary fare much better than contemporary dancers trying ballroom this week, and America continues to force Nigel to eliminate good dancers.

07.25.2012
07.26.2012
B

Joe R

9-8
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Spellbound

Top 20, Part 2 - The educational deficiencies of the American public put some very talented (if unconventionally spelled) dancers in danger as the Top 20 perform and are weeded out on the same hectic night.

07.18.2012
07.19.2012
B

Joe R

9-7
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Jellicle Choreography for Jellicle Cats

Top 20 - The Top 20 perform in pairs for the first time, letting us have it with some high-concept dances about cats, booze, and the early nude sketches of one Jack Dawson.

07.11.2012
07.12.2012
B+

Joe R

9-6
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Chrome Swan

Meet the Top 20 - The Top 20 are chosen and then dance in their own styles, including a steel-plated ballet routine that may well have ended with Natalie Portman stabbed in the stomach, given the wardrobes.

06.27.2012
06.28.2012
A

Joe R

9-5
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Leaving Las Vegas

Vegas Callbacks - Dancers upon dancers are cruelly cut from the competition, as the show whittles down to a mere 35 hopefuls. Does your favorite dancer quit, get kicked in the head, or call upon the power of tears to advance?

06.20.2012
06.21.2012
A-

Joe R

9-4
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SLC Crunk!

Salt Lake City Auditions - The Salt Lake City auditions produce a lot of ballroom, a chirpy krumper, a backflipping Nice Guy, and the life cycle of the male praying mantis, sadly NOT performed by Isabella Rossellini.

06.13.2012
06.14.2012
B

Joe R

9-3
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Hot(lanta) Moves

Season 9, Auditions #3 - Nigel and Mary are joined by Debbie Allen, which automatically makes this the best episode yet this season.

06.06.2012
06.07.2012
A+

Lauren S

9-2
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Dance On

Season 9, Auditions #2 - In which your weecapper is emotionally manipulated during the LA auditions, and loves it.

05.30.2012
05.31.2012
B+

Lauren S

9-1
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The Return of the Dancing Baby

Dallas and New York Auditions - Only a show that's built up as much goodwill as this one could get away with as many cute children, human interest stories and sick mothers as this episode has. Come for the cute toddlers, but please stay for the two amazing ballet dudes.

05.24.2012
05.25.2012
B+

Joe R

8-23
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Dance for Jesse!

Season 8: Finale - A delightful evening of excellent dancing leads up to a finale in which a deserving winner is chosen.

08.11.2011
08.12.2011
A+

Monty Ashley

8-22
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Call Before You Come, I Need to Shave My Cha-Cha

Season 8: Top 4: Performances - More flat dances than you'd expect from a Top 4 this talented. But a sluggish disco and a disaster of a cha-cha aren't going to keep Melanie and Sasha from battling it out for the title. And Nigel makes sure Tadd and Marko are well aware of how futile this looks for them.

08.10.2011
08.11.2011
A

Joe R

8-21
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Good Housekeeping

Season 8: Top 6, Results - The eliminations were never going to be very shocking this week, but the show does a good job tidying up the field in preparation for next week's finale. Good news: Kent and Lauren return and are great. Bad news: we're supposed to care about Pia Toscano again.

08.04.2011
08.05.2011
A

Joe R

8-20
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Whacking Day

Season 8: Top 6 Perform - Everyone says that the last slot is the Glamour Slot. So who gets it in the penultimate week? Tadd and Caitlynn! Betcha didn't see that one coming!

08.03.2011
08.04.2011
A

Monty Ashley

8-19
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It'll be Sasha and Melanie

Season 8: 2 of 8 Voted Off - This is where the judges decided to stop pretending we don't all know who the final two dancers are going to be.

07.28.2011
07.29.2011
B+

Monty Ashley

8-18
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Who Throws a Shoe?

Top 8: Performances - By the end of this Top 10 episode, you'll find out. Lady Gaga and the orangest man in Hollywood (now that Robert Evans is dead ... wait, he's what?) join us for an episode that really separates the contenders from the dancers trying to hang on for the finale. Bring on the dancing custodians!

07.27.2011
07.28.2011
A

Joe R

8-17
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Nine Inch Nails and Little Fascist Panties

Season 8: Top 12 – Eliminations - Tyce Diorio proved an ill omen for the guys, while Bollywood claimed another Season 8 victim, as both Mitchell and Clarice danced their last dances tonight. Thankfully, Ricky was left to deliver his precious things again next week.

07.21.2011
07.22.2011
A

Joe R

8-16
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Awesome: It's What's for Breakfast

Season 8: Top 10 Perform - You only need one guest judge when it's Neil Patrick Harris.

07.20.2011
07.21.2011
B+

Monty Ashley

8-15
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Another Pussycat Doll?

Another Pussycat Doll? - Blah, blah, blah. The important part is that Cat Deeley got her well-deserved Emmy nomination. Jesse Tyler Ferguson is a prophet!

07.14.2011
07.15.2011
B+

Angel Cohn

8-14
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For Your Consideration

Season 8: Top 12: Performances - The Top 12 get two chances to make their case for inclusion in the Top 10 (which means the tour AND getting to dance with the all-stars next week), and Jesse Tyler Ferguson gets real about how hard Cat Deeley deserves an Emmy.

07.13.2011
07.14.2011
A

Joe R

8-13
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Those Poor Kids

Season 8: 2 of 14 Voted Off - Sometimes, the eliminated contestants take it harder than others, you know?

07.07.2011
07.08.2011
B

Monty Ashley

8-12
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The Funk of Laziness

Season 8: The Top 14 Perform - Yay! Travis Wall is a judge! And so is Carmen Electra! For some reason!

07.06.2011
07.07.2011
A+

Monty Ashley

8-11
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Shutting the Door

Season 8: 2 of 16 Voted Off - That nice Kristin Chenoweth comes back and sends two dancers off to oblivion. Why would she do that?

06.30.2011
07.01.2011
B-

Monty Ashley

8-10
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Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

Season 8, Top 16: Performances - A fantastic evening of performances inspires the judges (including Ms. Olive Snook herself) to amorous flights of fancy, while Mitchell and Caitlynn slay the ballroom dragon, and Jordan and Tadd slay a hip-hop dance of shame.

06.29.2011
06.30.2011
A

Joe R

8-9
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The One Where Uncle Nigel Outsmarts His Stupid Self

Top 20: Results 2 - Last week's surprise immunity means the odds of elimination this week are INSANN! We all should have expected it could go bad...

06.23.2011
06.24.2011
A

Joe R

8-8
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We Got Hats!

Top 18 Perform - Debbie Reynolds, legend of stage and screen, stops by to adore everyone uncritically.

06.22.2011
06.23.2011
B+

Monty Ashley

8-7
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It's Make-Your-Mind-Up Time!

2 of 20 Voted Off - It's pretty early in the season for an anticlimax, don't you think?

06.16.2011
06.17.2011
F

Monty Ashley

8-5
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Statue of No Limitations

Top 20: Performances - It's only Week 1 of the competition round, and we've already got a couple of routines we'll be talking about all season. Megan Mullally joins the judging panel, to mixed results, and Nigel makes sure we all know he thinks the girls are better this year.

06.15.2011
06.16.2011
A

Joe R

8-5
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Anti-Confidence Dance

Meet the Top 20 - I hope you weren't feeling good about your chances of making the Top 20, because that confidence proves to be the kiss of death as eleven more dancers get cut, and we arrive at our Top 20, followed by group performances that promise some good things to come. And also Tyce Diorio and Robin Antin. See what gets Cat Deeley raving about a "dickie bow"!

06.09.2011
06.10.2011
N/A

Joe R

8-4
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Boogie Shoes

Las Vegas Callbacks - Dancing! Injuries! Drama! Sisterhood! Shattered dreams! A pool party! Whee!

06.08.2011
06.09.2011
B

Monty Ashley

8-3
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Sister Acts

Auditions: Los Angeles - A pair of sisters, a tomboy, a dad-to-be, a sex bomb, a recidivist, an immigrant, and a jolly, fat waste of time highlight the Los Angeles auditions, which go way better than Los Angeles auditions usually go on these shows. Come for some awesome female popping and locking. Stay for Jeanine (!) and Nigel's comedy highlight of the year.

06.02.2011
06.03.2011
A

Joe R

8-2
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Whacking Day

Auditions #3 and #4 - You're not going to believe this: there's only ONE stupid joke auditioner in this two-hour episode! Amazing, right?

06.01.2011
06.02.2011
B

Monty Ashley

8-1
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Where the Players Play

Auditions: Atlanta and the Bay Area - Season Eight (!) kicks off in Atlanta, welcomes back Mary Murphy (yes it does!), and sees an unprecedented number of actually good auditions. Then it's on to San Francisco! Strippers and chemical imbalances and Tyce Diorio! Whatever, you guys, our show is back!

05.26.2011
05.27.2011
A

Joe R

7-20
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Get LoFro

Finale - Season 7 ends with some excellent encore routines, a celebrity guest, and three finalists who can't legally buy a beer. Good thing they've got Gatorade.

08.12.2010
08.13.2010
A

Joe R

7-22
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Exhibition-Style Perfect

Top 3 Perform - Everybody dances and the judges can't bring themselves to say a bad word. Except about the choreographers.

08.11.2010
08.12.2010
A

Monty Ashley

7-21
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One Step Closer to Death

1 of 4 Voted Off - Amid guest dancers, movie clips, and a field trip to a sports-drink lab, there's hardly time to eliminate someone. Oh, wait, there's plenty of time. Thanks for coming, AdéChiké!

08.05.2010
08.06.2010
A

Monty Ashley

7-20
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Send in the Clowns

Top 4 Performances - The judges flipped for Robert's sad-clown dance, but it's Lauren who steals the show on Final 4 night. Meanwhile, Dance fans everywhere scramble to catch Kent and Neil off the friend-rebound.

08.04.2010
08.05.2010
A-

Joe R

7-19
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You Can't Ring My Bell

Top 6 Results, Take Two - America don't care for androgyny, says Nigel Lythgoe. Which means goodbye to Billy Bell (and apparently, Tilda Swinton, Justin Beiber, and Samantha Ronson will soon be deported). As for Jose? Well, androgyny-hating America also has eyes.

07.29.2010
07.30.2010
C

Joe R

7-18
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Maybe I Was Afraid Before

Top 6 Performances, Take Two - But if Lauren really was felled by an injury tonight, I'll be even more afraid of thus cursed season. Bright side: Billy and Robert kill it on contempo, and Kent bar mitzvahs right before our eyes.

07.28.2010
07.29.2010
B

Joe R

7-17
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The Week That Wasn't

1 of 6 Voted Off - The judges decide that their job is too HAAAARD and don't send anyone home. The audience howls for blood.

07.22.2010
07.23.2010
F

Monty Ashley

7-15
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This Isn't Funny Anymore

Top 6 Perform - We've added a judge but lost another dancer. Now Billy Bell is hurt! Is someone from Dancing With the Stars sabotaging this show?

07.21.2010
07.22.2010
D-

Monty Ashley

7-15
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Last Dancer Standing

1 of 7 Voted Off - Another week, another dancer's dream ended by a tragic injury. Enjoy!

07.15.2010
07.16.2010
C-

Monty Ashley

7-14
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Mama Said Knock You Out

Top 7 Performances - The steamroller that is Season 7 of "Dance" claims another victim in rehearsals, but Robert, Allison, and Travis steal the show with a controversial statement about the awesomeness of moms.

07.14.2010
07.15.2010
A

Joe R

7-13
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A Depressing Anticlimax

1 of 8 Voted Off - Pasha and Anya dance! And on a less exciting note, the guy whose Achilles tendon ripped in two goes home. But... Pasha and Anya!

07.08.2010
07.09.2010
C-

Monty Ashley

7-12
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Dancer Down!

Top 8 Perform - Alex is hurt! The competition goes on, but that's all anyone is going to care about.

07.07.2010
07.08.2010
A

Monty Ashley

7-11
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Duh-Hoy, Mateys!

Top 9 Results - This week's ouster could not be less surprising. The show tries to make up for it with bonus Mark and Courtney. The show might be on to something.

07.01.2010
07.02.2010
A-

Joe R

7-10
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Pas de DUDE!

Top 9 Performances - Alex Wong goes from ballet to B-boy in the span of two hours, rightfully freaking out everybody in the audience. Melinda books a ticket home (probably), and Kent's adorability becomes a liability.

06.30.2010
07.01.2010
A-

Joe R

7-9
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America: Redeemed

Top 10 Results - The American people speak for themselves and overrule the judges' likes and dislikes, sending Christina and Melinda in a battle for who gets to stay one more week and not a moment longer. America kinda got it right, you guys.

06.24.2010
06.25.2010
B

Joe R

7-8
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The Hardest Part is Everything!

Top 10 Perform - What happens when all-star sex bombs get paired up with young, innocent contestants?

06.23.2010
06.24.2010
A-

Monty Ashley

7-7
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Ushered Out

1 of 11 Voted Off - Usher! Justin Bieber! Some professional Broadway dancers! All this and more pads this episode out to a full hour!

06.17.2010
06.18.2010
A-

Monty Ashley

7-6
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Who's Got Me Feelin' Emotions?

Who's Got Me Feelin' Emotions? - Emotional connection is the bugaboo for Week 1, as several excellent dancers get told to feel it more. Alex Wong has no such problems and is ushered into Valhalla on the arabesques of the angels themselves.

06.16.2010
06.17.2010
A-

Joe R

7-5
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You've Got Style, That's What All the Girls Say

Meet the Top 11 - The top 11 get to dance in their home styles in this meet-and-greet episode, where almost everyone is good, the all-stars stay silent (but for one), and Mia Michaels comes back with a vengeance. Sad, contemplative vengeance.

06.10.2010
06.11.2010
A-

Joe R

7-4
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I'm Crying Like a Pregnant Woman!

Vegas Callbacks, Part Two - An hour of dancing, followed by an hour of judges capering to fill time. But we finally get our top ... ten?

06.09.2010
06.10.2010
C-

Monty Ashley

7-3
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Let Your Hair Down

Auditions #5 and #6 / Vegas Callbacks, Part 1 - The auditions blaze through Dallas and Nashville before we kick off sweet, sweet Vegas week, with the returns of Alex Wong and Billy Bell and the COMPLETE TRANSFORMATION of Nicole Knutsen simply by letting her hair down. Somewhere in the world, Lynda Carter nods knowingly, shakes out her bun, and busts a move.

06.03.2010
06.04.2010
A+

Joe R

7-2
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A Dancer Dances

Auditions #3 and #4 - Los Angeles and Chicago! People who can dance! And people who can't!

06.02.2010
06.03.2010
B+

Monty Ashley

7-1
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The Good, The Bad, and the Broccoli

Auditions #1 and #2 - There's always a little bit of something for everyone in these audition shows -- good dancing, quirky dancing, awkward dancing, bad dancing, and then there's the decorative vegetables.

05.27.2010
05.28.2010
B

Lauren S

6-24
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Gone Limp

Grand Finale - An uneven season comes to a gimpy end, and we mean that way more literally than you'd think. A winner is crowned, and Jennifer Lopez is ridiculous.

12.16.2009
12.17.2009
B

Joe R

6-23
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All Killa, No Filla

Top 6 Perform - Sixty minutes! Nine dances! Almost no shirts! The season's rush to oblivion reaches a fever pitch!

12.15.2009
12.16.2009
B-

Monty Ashley

6-22
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Free Ride

Top 8 Results - Five contestants dance their way into the finals, while one floats in on a river of her husband's tears. And that's not even getting into who gets eliminated. Come for the anger. Stay for MORE ANGER.

12.09.2009
12.10.2009
D

Joe R

6-21
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The Case of the Missing Ashleigh

Top 8 Perform - Injuries take their toll again as Ashleigh has to beg for votes without getting to dance. She's got Ryan's support!

12.08.2009
12.09.2009
A-

Monty Ashley

6-20
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An All-Night Dance Adventure

2 of 10 Voted Off - Snoop Dogg and a Legion of Dancers stop by to bid goodbye to two dancers.

12.02.2009
12.03.2009
B

Monty Ashley

6-19
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Legacy: Dead and Loving It

Top 10 Performances - A vampire cape fails to set the judgery a-twitter for Legacy, but an amazing Jakob and Ellenore routine steals the show.

12.01.2009
12.02.2009
B+

Joe R

6-15
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To the Victor Go Absolutely No Spoils

Top 12 Results - Joe R's droopy-eyed boyfriend lays down a sweet solo but can't get 2/3 of the judges to give up the ghost on Nathan. Karen's also eliminated as we arrive at our Top 10.

11.25.2009
11.28.2009
B

Joe R

6-17
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Dolly Dinkle's Regional Hip-Hop Class 101

Top 12 Perform - There are cha-chas and can-cans and hip-hops and even some dances without hyphens in them. Whee!

11.24.2009
11.25.2009
A

Monty Ashley

6-16
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The Cruelest Cut of All

2 of 14 Voted Off - Okay, it's not that cruel a cut. It's probably the right two people, to be honest with you. But it's a snazzy headline, right?

11.18.2009
11.19.2009
B

Monty Ashley

6-15
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Sweet-and-Sour Charity

Top 14 Perform - Broadway proves to be the low point for Karen and Kevin, while the rest of the evening brings high-water marks for Jakob, Ryan, Ellenore, and Kathryn.

11.17.2009
11.18.2009
A-

Joe R

6-14
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Tweenage Wasteland

Top 16 Results - Nathan-loving power-voters ruin everything this week (according to Nigel) as good dancers end up in the Bottom 3 and crappy salsa routines go unpunished. On the other hand, Peter and Pauline were probably gonna be eliminated anyway.

11.11.2009
11.12.2009
B+

Joe R

6-13
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"The Accessibility of These Routines Makes People Pick Up Telephones"

Top 16 Perform - Russell's a frog! Character is important! And most importantly, Nigel finally makes it through a whole show without talking about Paula Abdul!

11.10.2009
11.11.2009
B+

Monty Ashley

6-12
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The Tappening

Top 18 Perform - There's blood on the tap shoes when a stiff samba does Phillip in and dispirited soul proves to be Bianca's undoing. Meanwhile, your recapper's love story with Legacy improbably continues.

11.03.2009
11.04.2009
B+

Joe R

6-11
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The Word For the Night is "Chemistry"

Top 20 Perform - Dancers are dropping like flies, as Billy Bell is replaced by Brandon Dumlao and Noelle is down with a knee injury. But the show must go on!

10.27.2009
10.28.2009
A-

Monty Ashley

6-10
Weecap

Dance with the Style That Brung Ya

Meet the Top 20 - The Top 20 (or Top 19 plus one Dead Boy Walking) all get to dance in their own style before being flung to the wolves. Pretty much everything rocks, except for that deviant threeway ballroom.

10.26.2009
10.27.2009
A-

Joe R

6-9
Weecap

Who Are the Top 20?

Vegas Callbacks #3 - It takes sixty minutes to read out twenty names. And there's hardly any dancing. Whee?

10.21.2009
10.22.2009
B-

Monty Ashley

6-8
Weecap

Legacy Key

Vegas Callbacks #2 - Welcome back to Vegas, where your recapper is dragged, kicking and screaming, into kind of maybe rooting for that ass Legacy.

10.14.2009
10.15.2009
B+

Joe R

6-7
Weecap

Finally, Vegas

Vegas Callbacks #1 - In which most of the dancers we've met over the past six episodes get sent home and are never heard from again.

10.07.2009
10.08.2009
A

Monty Ashley

6-6
Weecap

For the Want of a Nail

Auditions #6 - A handful of promising ballroom dancers all get upstaged by a dislodged toenail, which hangs... bloodily... yeah, and now we've all passed out.

10.06.2009
10.07.2009
B

Joe R

6-5
Weecap

The Fairly Large Easy

Auditions #5 - New Orleans contains bouncing, flipping, squealing, and the occasional bit of dancing. But not Nigel!

09.30.2009
10.01.2009
B+

Monty Ashley

6-4
Weecap

The Real Dance Styles of Atlanta

Auditions #4 - The Atlanta auditions go contempo-crazy, and Nigel manages to navigate some drama queens and sob stories with ... grace? That doesn't sound right.

09.29.2009
09.30.2009
B

Joe R

6-3
Weecap

Taste the Whimsy!

Auditions #3 - Boston contains only one really terrible dancer. That's still one too many.

09.23.2009
09.24.2009
A-

Monty Ashley

6-2
Weecap

Do You Hear What I Fear?

Auditions #2 - A hearing-impaired dancer auditions. The advantage for her is she can't hear screamin' Jarvis.

09.16.2009
09.17.2009
B-

Daniel

6-1
Weecap

All Tapped Out

Auditions #1 - SYTYCD attempts to redress its historic lack of tap-dancers all in one show.

09.09.2009
09.10.2009
A-

Daniel

5-23
Weecap

Jeanine Machine

Winner Announced - Jeanine is America's favorite dancer! For the next month, anyway.

08.06.2009
08.07.2009
A

Daniel

5-22
Weecap

For Evan's Sake

Top 4 Perform - Everyone dances with everyone, and everyone dances alone, and the judges praise Kayla, Brandon and Jeanine, and also note that Evan is very popular.

08.05.2009
08.06.2009
B+

Daniel

5-21
Weecap

Four on the Floor

2 of 6 Voted Off - Melissa and Ade are sent packing, and a host of dancers from last year return to dance some of Season 4's favourite routines.

07.30.2009
07.31.2009
B

Daniel

5-20
Weecap

Willy Wonka Meets The Powerpuff Girls

Top 6 Perform - Kayla and Brandon rip things up with perpetual crowd-pleaser disco, and Sonya does her usually trippy stuff for the two group numbers.

07.29.2009
07.30.2009
A-

Daniel

5-19
Weecap

Nothing to Write Holmes About

2 of 8 Voted Off - Jason and Janette are voted off, while the Katie Holmes "performance" doesn't even come close to living up to the hype.

07.23.2009
07.24.2009
D

Daniel

5-18
Weecap

This Is What It Sounds Like When Judges Cry

Top 8 Perform - The show starts slow but finishes strong, and many tears are shed after a dance about breast cancer.

07.22.2009
07.23.2009
B+

Daniel

5-17
Weecap

Filler Up

Two of 10 Voted Off - The show goes to impressive lengths to fill an hour, including recapping essentially the same material twice within a span of 15 minutes all so that we can learn the fate of the first two dancers cut by America.

07.16.2009
07.17.2009
B

Lauren S

5-16
Weecap

Eastern Promises

Top 10 Perform - The addition of two new routines -- this time a Bollywood number by the top five girls and an African dance by the top five guys -- goes a long way in spicing up a rather mediocre night when the Top 10 pick new partners, bust out their solos, and beg Americans to vote for them as individuals.

07.15.2009
07.16.2009
C

Lady Lola

5-15
Weecap

In Which Nigel Renders the Vote Meaningless

Two of 12 Voted Off - The unitard lives another week as we bid a sad adieu to cutie Caitlin and early frontrunner Phillip.

07.09.2009
07.10.2009
C-

Lady Lola

5-14
Weecap

Gravity Kills

Top 12 Perform - As the original couples dance together for the last time, Mia Michaels employs Kupono and Kayla in her ongoing plot to eclipse everyone else on the show. Forever. Like a deus ex machina, Wade Robson enters at the very last moment to thwart her plan. And so the blood feud rages on.

07.08.2009
07.09.2009
B

Lady Lola

5-13
Weecap

Nobody Beats The Wiz!

Two of 14 Voted Off - Teacher's pet Kayla gets thrown into the bottom three, so it's really just a bottom two tonight

07.02.2009
07.03.2009
B

Daniel

5-12
Weecap

A Vampire, An Alien and Juliet All Walk Into A Bar...

Top 14 Perform - Probably the strongest show since the top 20 all performed, and we learn about Sonya's Twilight fetish and just how much work Mary really has had done.

07.01.2009
07.02.2009
B+

Lauren S

5-11
Weecap

The Way You Make Me Feel

Two of 16 Voted Off - So You Think You Can Dance pays tribute to Michael Jackson by giving us FIFTEEN SECONDS of "Thriller"

06.25.2009
06.26.2009
B-

Daniel

5-10
Weecap

I See You, Randi, Shakin' That Ass, Shakin' That Ass

Top 16 Perform - "Professor, what's another word for pirate treasure?" "Why, I think it's 'booty'!"

06.24.2009
06.25.2009
B+

Daniel

5-9
Weecap

Max Power

Two Of 18 Are Voted Off - Max and Ashley get the heave-ho.

06.18.2009
06.19.2009
B

Daniel

5-8
Weecap

It's Called An Indoor Voice, Mary

The Top 18 Perform - Shane Sparks returns for two routines, but his dancers fail to impress the judges.

06.17.2009
06.18.2009
C+

Daniel

5-7
Weecap

Hip Hop and You Do Stop

Two of 20 are Voted Off - The eminently replaceable Tony and Paris are given the heave-ho by the judges after they land in the bottom three.

06.11.2009
06.12.2009
B

Daniel

5-6
Weecap

Crash Test Anxiety

The Top 20 Dancers Perform - The first performance show of the season.

06.10.2009
06.11.2009
B+

Daniel

5-5
Weecap

Brothers Gonna Work It Out

Vegas Callbacks No. 2 - The judges make their final cuts to present us with the top 20, and Mia still has a bug up her butt about Brandon Bryant.

06.04.2009
06.05.2009
B

Daniel

5-4
Weecap

Blood on the Dance Floor

Vegas Callbacks No. 1 - The judges ruthlessly cut 172 dancers down to just 32. Mia loves it, because she just might be evil.

06.03.2009
06.04.2009
D

Daniel

5-3
Weecap

Pacific Northwest? You got served.

Auditions #5 and #6: L.A./Seattle - Apparently Seattle is such a dud that we can give fifteen minutes of air time to Sex's joke audition.

05.28.2009
05.29.2009
C

Daniel

5-2
Weecap

Wham Bam Thank you Shwam

Auditions: Miami and Memphis - Tasty Oreo, when Mary thinks you're annoying, you have some serious soul-searching to do.

05.27.2009
05.28.2009
B-

Daniel

5-1
Weecap

All the Critics Love U in New York

Auditions: Brooklyn and Denver - Nigel won't stand for no Brokeback Dancing.

05.21.2009
05.22.2009
B+

Daniel

4-23
Weecap

Josh Kosh B'Gosh

The Winner Is Revealed - Elimination domination. The dancers fall, one by one, Courtney, Katee and Twitch, leaving Joshua at the top.

08.07.2008
08.08.2008
A-

Daniel

4-22
Weecap

So Very Tired

The Final Four Contestants Perform - If dancers pay in sweat, the final four spent a lot of money tonight.

08.06.2008
08.07.2008
B

Daniel

4-21
Weecap

Question Mark

Two Dancers Are Voted Off - Mark and Chelsie hit the road, leaving Twitch, Joshua, Katee and Courtney in the finale.

07.31.2008
08.01.2008
A

Daniel

4-20
Weecap

Six Shooter

The Top 6 Perform - Everybody is amazing, on this edition of So You Think You Can Choreograph. Also, Cat gets all up in Twitch's grill.

07.30.2008
07.31.2008
A-

Daniel

4-19
Weecap

William, It Was Really Nothing

LL Cool J Performs, Two Are Eliminated - Hey, Comfort: didn't we already vote you off?

07.24.2008
07.25.2008
C

Daniel

4-18
Weecap

Dancing in the Street

The Top 8 Perform - All the judges love everything, until they remember they need to hate something. Mark, Comfort -- you're it.

07.23.2008
07.24.2008
B

Daniel

4-17
Weecap

Take Kherington

Two Are Voted Off - Comfort's up for elimination again, but dances all over Kherington's back.

07.17.2008
07.18.2008
A+

Daniel

4-16
Weecap

Cold Comfort

"The Top 10 Perform" - Jessica bravely deals with broken ribs, and Comfort’s back in the competition.

07.16.2008
07.17.2008
B+

Daniel

4-15
Weecap

He’s So Thayne I Bet He Thinks This Weecap’s About Him.

Two Dancers Are Voted Off - Thayne, Comfort, turn out the lights. Your party’s over.

07.10.2008
07.11.2008
B

Daniel

4-14
Weecap

Hooray for Bollywood

The Top 12 Perform - Bollywood dancing makes the cut for the first time. Katee doesn’t know what it is, but winds up on the Vindaloo Express anyway.

07.09.2008
07.10.2008
B+

Daniel

Mondo Extra

Shall We Dance?

Shall We Dance? - America's Best Dance Crew judge and choreographer extraordinaire Shane Sparks answers all our dance biz queries.

09.22.2014
07.09.2008
N/A

Angel Cohn

4-13
Weecap

Life Is A Cabaret

2 of 14 Voted Off - Another couple is kicked to the curb, while Cat and Nigel try to stir up some you got served action between some guest poppers.

07.03.2008
07.04.2008
B+

Angel Cohn

4-12
Weecap

Double The Dancing, Double the Trouble

The Top 14 Contestants Perform - Just when the dancers were starting to get comfortable... Bam! They hit them with double the work. And some people just can't handle it.

07.02.2008
07.03.2008
A-

Angel Cohn

4-11
Weecap

There Will Be Blood

Two Contestants Are Eliminated - Nigel's a cold-hearted snake. Look into his eyes. Chris and Chelsea are given the bum's rush.

06.26.2008
06.27.2008
B+

Daniel

4-10
Weecap

Hip Hop, You Are Now Legitimate

The Top 16 Contestants Perform - Everybody loves everybody, but not everyone's good enough to be on the hot tamale train.

06.25.2008
06.26.2008
B+

Daniel

4-9
Weecap

Susie-Q, Baby, We Don't Love You

Two Finalists Are Eliminated - Susie and Marquis rehearsed together, danced together, and get eliminated together.

06.19.2008
06.20.2008
B-

Daniel

4-8
Weecap

Stop or My Grandma Will Shoot

Viewers Can Vote For Their Favorites - How can you smile to a Celine Dion song?

06.18.2008
06.19.2008
B

Daniel

4-7
Weecap

Thus Spoke the Rayven, "Nevermore"

"Dancers With Fewest Votes Perform Solo" - Nigel's personal life spills over awkwardly on stage.

06.12.2008
06.13.2008
B+

Daniel

4-6
Weecap

Hop On Board

"Viewers Can Vote For Their Favorites" - I hear the train a-comin', it's rolling 'round the bend.

06.11.2008
06.12.2008
B+

Daniel

4-5
Weecap

It's Vegas, Baby

"The Top 20 Competitors Are Chosen" - Jesus loves Paige, this we know, for she smugly tells us so.

06.05.2008
06.06.2008
B+

Daniel

4-4
Weecap

Go Big or Go Homey

More Dancers Audition - When Nigel starts throwing gang signs, everyone better hit the deck.

06.04.2008
06.05.2008
C+

Daniel

4-3
Weecap

The Politics of Dancing

"Dancers Audition Around The Country" - If prancing around with a ribbon on a stick isn’t masculine enough for Nigel, then I give up.

05.29.2008
05.30.2008
B-

Daniel

4-2
Weecap

Booty Fall

More Auditions Around the Country - Nigel's just not that into your rump.

05.28.2008
05.29.2008
B

Daniel

4-1
Weecap

We Can Dance If We Want To

Season 4: Auditions: Los Angeles - Everything old is new again as familiar faces return for second chances, or just to look on. Are there no new delusional freaks who think they can dance left out there?

05.22.2008
05.23.2008
B-

Angel Cohn

Mondo Extra

So Dan Thinks He Can Dance

So Dan Thinks He Can Dance - Think you've got all the right moves? Well, you probably don't, but hotshot choreographer Dan Karaty does and he dishes the new season of the most awesome dance show on television, So You Think You Can Dance.

09.22.2014
05.20.2008
N/A

Daniel

3-24
Extra

"They brought me in for one episode, and I stole the show"

The Shane Sparks Interview - The So You Think You Can Dance choreographer acknowledges that when it comes to Danny Tidwell, there's -- not unlike the Transformers -- more than meets the eye.

08.23.2007
08.24.2007
N/A

Daniel

3-23
Recap

The Finale

The Finale - So you think Sabra's victory deserves more screen time than a computer-animated joke passed off as Nigel and Cat dancing together?

08.15.2007
08.17.2007
B+

Daniel

3-22
Recap

Top 4: The Finale

Top 4: The Finale - So you think life is a cabaret, my friend?

08.14.2007
08.16.2007
C+

Daniel

3-21
Recap

Top 6 Results

Top 6 Results - So you think this show takes its results lightly?

08.12.2007
08.14.2007
B

Daniel

3-20
Recap

Top 6

Top 6 - So you think you know your fall-away slip-pivot double-reverse-spin over-spin?

08.07.2007
08.09.2007
B

Daniel

3-19
Recap

Top 8 Results

Top 8 Results - So you think the judges respect your ability decide for yourself which dancer you like best?

08.01.2007
08.03.2007
C-

Daniel

3-18
Recap

Top 8

Top 8 - So you think dancing even existed before this season or are the dancers so amazing that they invented dance and are the best dancers of all time?

07.31.2007
08.02.2007
C+

Daniel

3-17
Recap

Top 10 Results

Top 10 Results - So you think this show wanted an anti-war statement to actually mean anything?

07.25.2007
07.26.2007
D

Daniel

3-16
Recap

Top 10

Top 10 - So you think you can't end war by spray-painting T-shirts and screaming?

07.24.2007
07.26.2007
C+

Daniel

3-15
Recap

Top 12 Results

Top 12 Results - So you think the Second World War dance routine is going to be historically accurate?

07.18.2007
07.20.2007
C-

Daniel

3-14
Recap

Top 12

Top 12 - So you think any dancer is going to say something mean about his or her partner?

07.17.2007
07.18.2007
B-

Daniel

3-13
Recap

Top 14 Results

Top 14 Results - So you think you'll be surprised by which guy is going home tonight?

07.11.2007
07.12.2007
B-

Lauren S

3-12
Recap

Top 14

Top 14 - So you think Cedric can step up his game and not get verbally eviscerated by the judges this week?

07.10.2007
07.11.2007
B+

Lauren S

3-11
Recap

Top 16 Results

Top 16 Results - So you think any of the girls actually prepared for being in the bottom three(/four) this week?

06.27.2007
06.28.2007
B-

Lauren S

3-10
Recap

Top 16

Top 16 - So you think Wade cares what routine the dancers pull from the hat?

06.26.2007
06.27.2007
B

Daniel

3-9
Recap

Top 18 Results

Top 18 Results - So you think you have to dance well with a partner to keep going on this show?

06.20.2007
06.21.2007
B-

Daniel

3-8
Recap

Top 18

Top 18 - So you think you can keep this running gag going all season long?

06.19.2007
06.20.2007
B+

Daniel

3-7
Recap

Top 20 Results

Top 20 Results - So you think you want to see Benji Schwimmer's package?

06.13.2007
06.14.2007
N/A

Daniel

3-6
Recap

Top 20

Top 20 - So you think you want fame? Well, fame costs. And right here's where you start paying. In sweat.

06.12.2007
06.13.2007
B+

Daniel

3-5
Recap

Las Vegas Round: Call-Back Week, Part II

Las Vegas Round: Call-Back Week, Part II - So you think Olivia expected to be cut this early?

06.06.2007
06.07.2007
B-

Daniel

3-4
Recap

Las Vegas Round: Call-Back Week, Part I

Las Vegas Round: Call-Back Week, Part I -

06.05.2007
06.06.2007
B-

Daniel

3-3
Recap

Auditions #4: Atlanta

Auditions #4: Atlanta - So you think your dad's a football star?

05.30.2007
05.30.2007
B-

Daniel

3-2
Recap

Auditions #2 And 3: L.A. And Chicago

Auditions #2 And 3: L.A. And Chicago - So you think losing a limb is any excuse?

05.29.2007
05.29.2007
B

Daniel

3-1
Recap

Auditions #1: New York

Auditions #1: New York -

05.23.2007
05.23.2007
N/A

Daniel

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