“Let me just melt real quick,” said Logan Hernandez at the prospect of working with choreographer Travis Wall on Top 8 night on “So You Think You Can Dance.” Hernandez was paired with Kaylee Millis for his first duet with a fellow competitor after performing exclusively on his own or with his all-star partner Allison Holker during the previous live shows. Did this collaboration between Hernandez, Millis, and Wall pay off? Watch it above, and vote in our poll below to let us know what you thought of the routine.
“I had this concept in my head about basically bringing a shadow to life,” Wall explained about the contemporary routine he created for the two dancers. “It’s a different kind of duet because it’s not like, ‘Let’s partner and throw each other around.’ It’s definitely following each other.” After Hernandez and Millis performed the routine live, judge Nigel Lythgoe started by praising Wall: “I had the great pleasure last night of presenting Travis Wall with his Emmy nomination certificate at the television academy. He got that for his ‘Mirror’ routine last year. I’m positive he’s going to be nominated again next year for routines like this. Travis Wall, you are a creative genius.”
Vanessa Hudgens added, “Logan, your control and flexibility are mind-blowing. And Kaylee, I cannot imagine having to mirror that, and you did and it was beautiful.” And Mary Murphy called Hernandez “brilliant” and told Millis she “took it to another place again — you’re having a great night.” Do you agree with the judges? Vote in our poll below, and enter our weekly predictions contest to let us know if Hernandez or Millis will win the season and who will be eliminated next.