So You Think You Can Dance has returned for its fifth week of live shows tonight (August 10th) in Los Angeles, Calif.
The Top 14 – Kate Harpootlian, Edson Juarez, Gaby Diaz, Hailee Payne, Derek Piquette, Jim Nowakowski, Alexia Meyer, Yorelis Apolinario, Jessica Rabone, Virgil Gadson, Ariana Crowder, Jana “JaJa” Vankova, Megan “Megz” Alfonso and Eddie “Neptune” Eskridge — kicked off the show with a special group performance choreographed by Brian Freidman to Crystal Waters’ “100% Pure People.” Following the group performance, the contestants were paired together to perform various jazz, contemporary and hip-hop sequences in front of judges Paula Abdul, Nigel Lythgoe, and Jason Derulo.
After the performances, host Cat Deeley announced that Kate Harpootlian, Alexia Meyer, Yorelis Apolinario, Ariana Crowder, Derek Piquette and Eddie “Neptune” Eskridge were the six contestants that received the fewest votes last week. It was up to the fans to decide who they wanted to save in the competition.
Following the announcement, Team Stage’s Alexia Meyer, Gaby Diaz, Hailee Payne, Kate Harpootlian, Derek Piquette, Edson Juarez and Jim Nowakowski took the stage to perform a beautiful piece to The Bengsons’ “Lift Me,” choreographed by Sonya Tayeh. After Team Stage, it was time for Team Street to perform their group number. Ariana Crowder, Jana “JaJa” Vankova, Megan “Megz” Alfonso, Yorelis Apolinario, Jessica “JJ” Rabone, Eddie “Neptune” Eskridge and Virgil Gadson performed incredible group number to Rob Zombie’s “Dragula,” choreographed by Pharside & Phoenix.
At the end of the show, host Cat Deeley revealed the Twitter Save results, meaning that Derek Piquette and Eddie “Neptune” Eskridge were put through to next week, meaning Kate Harpootlian, Alexia Meyer, Ariana Crowder and Yorelis Apolinario were eliminated from the competition.
Check out photos and videos from tonight’s episode of So You Think You Can Dance below. Make sure to tune in next Monday @ 8PM to watch your favorite dancer perform!
Photos: Adam Rose/FOX