So You Think You Can Dance: Previewing the Top 8 Performances (And the 100th Episode)

Randi and Kupono seem to happy on that photo, you noticed? Even Cat is too happy. It's odd.

That aside, it's another week for So You Think You Can Dance, and I can't emphasize enough how special this is for everyone. In case you were thrown under a bus and tossed to a rock, it's the 100th episode of the show, and there'll be some celebrations involved. My task here is to list them all down, because our anticipation of these things meant we've already covered what'll happen tonight and tomorrow night in one way or another.

First up: tonight's performances, which we've already discussed last Monday. I've said everything I could say about it, so I'll just list them down here, in alphabetical order:

Janette and Evan: jazz (Sonya Tayeh) and rumba (Tony Meredith/Melanie LaPatin)

Jeanine and Brandon: pop jazz (Laurie Ann Gibson) and waltz (Hunter Johnson)

Kayla and Jason: Broadway (Tyce Diorio) and hip-hop (Shane Sparks)

Melissa and Ade: contemporary (Tyce Diorio) and chacha (Tony Meredith/Melanie LaPatin)

And then there's Thursday night's results night, which won't have any musical performances, but will have dancing, dancing, lots of dancing. Since it's episode number 100, they'll take a time to look back at the most memorable routines of the show--and by that, they meant Emmy-winning ones.

Yep, the three routines that we mentioned a few weeks back are the three routines that you'll see tonight. So that's Wade Robson's "The Hummingbird and the Flower" jazz routine, with Jaimie Goodwin and Hok Konishi, and Mia Michaels' "The Bench" contemporary routine, with Travis Wall and Heidi Groskreutz. Wade's "Ramalama" group routine will also be there, but I'm guessing there'll be some subtle changes to the routine. The least you could do to pay tribute to Michael Jackson, after that burnout, is a slight tweak...

Oh, and also, Katie Holmes dancing. I'll let Abbey speak on that one.

This week, we have Mia Michaels on the guest judge seat, and Ellen Degeneres will be judging, too. Yes, I am giddy over this. I've been following her on Twitter ever since I signed up for an account, and seeing her tweets about the guest slot is quite amusing.

"I'm the guest judge on So You Think You Can Dance this Wednesday night on Fox. Someone's gotta show 'em how it's done on the streets!"

"I'm the guest judge on So You Think You Can Dance this Wednesday night on Fox. They don't call me the Polka Queen for nothing!"

"I'm the guest judge on So You Think You Can Dance this Wednesday night on Fox. I hope mama finishes sewing my leotard in time!"

I think that's not my job, too. Sorry again, Abbey. But that aside, I don't expect to see Ellen do to the judges' table what she does to the coffee table on her talk show. That'd be too much of a stretch, literally. Anyway, episodes 99 and 100 this week on So You Think You Can Dance--and with two more going home, of course! It all begins tonight from 8pm on Fox.

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Jul 23, 2009 7:03AM EDT

Ackkk, I know that the 100th episode thing will be really cool and amazing, but another person will be eliminated. And for some reason, I think that Jeanine has a pretty big chance of getting out, which is making me feel sad already. ): I LOVE Jeanine, she's seriously an inspiration even if I'm not in the dance department. Just something about her really makes me want to follow my dreams.

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