So You Think You Can Dance Australia.
Joining Jordan and Nadiah (who had sustained a fractured rib during rehearsals) in the dreaded bottom six were urban dancers Patric Kuo and Yukino McHugh, contemporary dancer Michael Dameski and jazz dancer Zoey Black.
In a shocking twist, the bottom six soon became a bottom five when the judges – unable to accept the public’s voting decision – saved Zoey from elimination. The remaining dancers had 30 seconds to showcase their talents and dance for their lives. It was then over to the judges to make the tough decision on whom to send home.
But in a second shock, the judges could not make a unanimous decision. The results were then determined by the voting public, with the boy and girl with the lowest votes eliminated from the competition.
Nadiah said: “I never thought I’d be given the opportunity to get on something like this. It’s been so unreal and inspiring and I’m driven to keep growing. Thanks to all for your support and believing me.”
A teary Jordan said: “To think that I started dancing four years ago because of this show and now I’m on the stage. It’s been a once in a lifetime opportunity to work with these judges and amazing choreographers. It’s a privilege to have shared this time with the other dancers who are like a second family.”
The performance of the night – with a standing ovation – went to show-openers Blond and Eden with a contemporary routine choreographed by Debbie Ellis. However, hot on their toes and after another stellar performance by last week’s front-runners, urban-tapper Jay Johns and jazz dancer Ashleigh Tavares are still the couple to beat in the eyes of the judges.
As Jordan and Nadiah say their goodbyes, we welcome the new pairing of contemporary dancer Michael Dameski and jazz dancer Renelle Jones. Catch them next Thursday as the Top 14 perform on the So You Think You Can Dance Australia stage.
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