Freestyle hip-hop dancer Slavik Pustovoytov and contemporary specialist Genessy Castillo have been partners on “So You Think You Can Dance” since the very beginning of the live shows, and they’re the only couple who made it through to the Top 4 intact. But Pustovoytov hit a couple of big speed bumps in Top 6 week when he got his worst critiques from the judges yet. Did Castillo help him get his mojo back? They reunited for a hip-hop duet choreographed by Luther Brown. Watch it above.
Brown also choreographed the hip-hop routine that was Castillo and Pustovoytov’s breakthrough during the first live show when the judges might still have been having doubts about putting them through to the top 10. So this was a full-circle moment for the dance duo who the judges have been shipping all season in the hopes that they might become a real-life couple. “It’s really great to have a partner like that,” said Pustovoytov, though the talented teens were still understandably mum about any love connection that may or may not have formed.
But the love affair between Pustovoytov and the judges finally resumed with this comeback number. Twitch thought it was a “perfect way to open the Top 4 … and such a switchback from last week.” Mary Murphy thought they were “back on track again.” Nigel Lythgoe thought Castillo sat “nicely in that groove” and that she and Pustovoytov gave a “terrific performance.”
But only one person can be named America’s favorite dancer at the end of the season. Will it be Castillo, Pustovoytov or one of their rivals, Jensen Arnold or Hannahlei Cabanilla. Make your predictions here for who you think will win. And vote in our poll below to let us know who you think should win.
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