Alexander Fost and Ryan Ramirez were eliminated from “So You Think You Can Dance” season 8 Thursday.
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Alexander’s elimination came just as the Ballet dancer appeared to be peaking. His partner, Sasha, has been overshadowing him during performances, but the pair’s second performance of Wednesday night, a Jazz routine, showcased Alexander breaking out of his shell. Unfortunately, the judges felt his solo completely let him down in regards to technique. As for Ryan, she was a favorite last week but lacked the sparkle and dazzle we’ve come to expect from her. The judges felt she was sloppy during one of Wednesday’s performance, and judge Nigel Lythgoe said Ryan seemed “down and depressed” even before the night began.
Next week, the remaining dancers will perform twice – once with a new partner and once with an all-star partner. The returning all-stars are season 1’s Melody, season 2’s Allison, season 3’s Pasha, season 4’s Twitch, Chelsie and Comfort, season 5’s Brandon, season 6’s Kathryn, and season 7’s Robert. It’s a fantastic twist to the season, and it will be exciting to see how this season’s competitors match up to some of the series’ best dancers.
To find out what the judges thought of all of Wednesday’s performances, check out the Top 12 recap
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