The Top 7 dancers on “So You Think You Can Dance” were faced with a new challenge this week: they were separated into teams of three and four for group routines, and the trio of Logan Hernandez, Kaylee Millis, and frontrunner Lex Ishimoto were given a routine choreographed by veterans Desmond Richardson and Dwight Rhoden, and three competitors were thrilled for the opportunity to work with “absolute legends,” as Hernandez described them. “Oh my god,” said Millis about the experience of rehearsing with Richardson. Did their contemporary dance live up to that build-up? Watch it above, and vote in our poll below to let us know what you thought.
“As dancers we’re open vessels where everyone is super unique,” Richardson told the dancers. “With this piece we hope that it will signify within our differences that we find our commonality.” The dance required synchronization between the three dancers, as well as balance — the performance incorporated stools as props. Judge Nigel Lythgoe reacted to the performance by singling out each dancer: “Kaylee, you’re not going to be everybody’s cup of tea because you are unique, and I love that fact in you … Logan, you have the most incredible lines and great strength.” And to Ishimoto he said, “You’re mind-blowing. What can’t you do, young man?”
Vanessa Hudgens added, “Seeing the three of you all together honestly made my heart explode. It’s just stunning, stupendous.” And Mary Murphy concluded, “I love all three of you, and Kaylee, you’re showing us who you are tonight.” What did you think of this trio performance? Vote in our poll below, and make your predictions for next week’s episode of “SYTYCD” that decides the finalists by turning the Top 6 into the Top 4.