Who Went Home on SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE? - Give Me My Remote : Give Me My Remote


July 9, 2009 by  

Cat Deeley - So You Think You Can Dance

Looking to find out who went home on tonight’s SYTYCD? Check out the results from tonight’s show here: Who Went Home on SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE? (July 16, 2009)


It’s about that time.  Tonight we’re going to say goodbye to two more dancers.  But who will it be? We’ve got a lot of dancing before we know that.

Before we get into tonight’s show, if you are a regular (or a new ) listener of our weekly SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE podcast, be sure to send us your thoughts on the podcast!  Thx!

9:01pm: The 12 remaining dancers kick off things with a Cold War vibe hip hop number by NappyTabs. It was good enough but it wasn’t all the jumping to me. A little too dark, but performed well. Did you like it?

9:04pm: Cat lets us know that today is Nigel’s 60th birthday. Happy Birthday, Dizzy Feet!

9:05pm: Nigel addresses the rumors that the show was planning a big Michael Jackson tribute featuring all the genres of dance.  It was in the works.  The choreographers were on board – Wade, Mia, NappyTabs.  But unfortunately Sony (or whomever it was) won’t give clearance for the music. How disappointing.  Such a well respected dance show, and they can’t honor Michael. Very disappointing.  You are robbing me from a Wade Robson routine to Michael Jackson? How dare you?

9:07pm: Memo to Tyce Diorio – it’s not about you. Shut it already!

9:08pm: The first two couples take the stage to learn their fate.  Will they be moving on or dancing for their lives?

  • Caitlin & Jason – Bottom Three
  • Jeanette & Brandon – SAFE (Top 10)

Disappointed to see Caitlin & Jason dancing for their lives again, but I guess it’s what America wants.  If Jason goes home, I’m moving to Canada.

9:16pm: We’re back and the next two couples are about to learn their fate. These are the two couples that have been giving me heartburn all day.  Who will it be?

The moment of truth…

  • Randi & Evan – SAFE (Top 10)
  • Jeanine & Phillip – Bottom Three

Oh good governor…THANK YOU!

Nigel is blabbering on about how the judges find out who is in the bottom two in the morning, and they basically decide by the time the show starts who they want to keep in the competition. The solos can have an impact and perhaps change the judges’ minds but for the most part those minds are made up before the solos even begin.

I think I always knew that, but it’s somewhat disappointing to hear Nigel say it out loud. Once again this season, the curtains were opened up a little more and some of the magic lost.

He then spoke about how whomever goes home tonight (Philip) will most likely be going on the tour anyway in a “swing” capacity.  If I’m Jeanine and Philip, that long winded speech would do absolutely nothing to calm my nerves.

9:24pm: The final two couples are about to learn who will be dancing solos tonight and who will be dancing into the Top 10.

  • Melissa & Ade -Bottom Three
  • Kayla & Kupono – SAFE (Top 10)

YES! Whew, Kayla and Kupono don’t have to dance their solos.  They aren’t in the bottom three for the first time in forever!

Tyce is rambling on. I’m learning how to shut him out.

9:29pm: Cat lets us have a sneak peek at the auditions for Season 6. Fun! And things start off in my hometown, Boston.

9:35pm: It’s solo time.  Get ready because these six dancers will be dancing for their lives.

  • Caitlin – Cute. But not especially speical.There wan’t much dancing. It was all just posing.  Not good, Caitlin.
  • Jason – My BF is shirtless again, and now I’m supposed to pay attention to his dancing?
  • Jeanine – So much better than Caitlin. I wonder if the judges have already made up their minds about her fate.
  • Phillip – Fabulous! And he’ll be fabulous doing this and only this on the tour!

9:44pm: The final two dancers are giving it their all.

  • Melissa – So strong and gorgeous – and I’m not even a big fan of her. But what was up with that music?!
  • Ade – Damn! This is what Ade can do? Who knew? I could have watched him all night!

Tyce Diorio just gave the all knowing nod to Nigel. I think this guy is staying around…and he should be.  That was CRAMAZING!

The judges are off to talk.  Kelly Rowland is taking the stage.  And I’m taking a break to pour myself a glass of Chardonnay…and then I’m going to watch Ade again.

Thoughts on which girl and which guy will be going home tonight?

I think it’s going to be Caitlin and Phillip.

9:52pm: We are back and two of the contestants are about to learn their fate.

For the girls, it’s going to be CAITLYN going home!

..and for the guys, we are saying goodbye to PHILIP.

But good news for both – they are on going on the SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE tour.  They win, we win! Good time.

Did the right people go home? Will you miss seeing Caitlyn and Philip on stage next week?

More importantly, who is going to be dancing with little Evan next week? For the comedy factor, I’d like to see Evan paired with Melissa. But since I’m a fan of him, I’m hoping he gets paired with someone little.

Thanks so much for watching!  Keep the conversation going! I’ll join you!


68 Responses to “Who Went Home on SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE?”

  1. Kerry on July 9th, 2009 9:06 pm

    It’s terrible, but Cat’s “fabulous!” made me think *subtle Orbitz ad*.

    The dance was good, but I wish the camera guys actually let us see the whole stage, rather than all those tight closeups.

  2. Kimber on July 9th, 2009 9:08 pm

    The opening number was good, but not fantastic. For the record, Tasty Oreo kind of freaks me out, and I’m not sure why.

  3. Michelle on July 9th, 2009 9:08 pm

    I have never been so nervous for an elimination. i’ll be so pissed if evan goes tonight instead of phillip!

  4. Give Me My Remote on July 9th, 2009 9:11 pm

    If Evan goes home before Phillip, I’m going to need to be medicated.

  5. Sara V. on July 9th, 2009 9:12 pm

    I actually loved the opening routine.

    Can’t stand that we won’t be seeing a Michael Jackson night.

  6. Kimber on July 9th, 2009 9:12 pm

    A-men, GMMR and Michelle. Phillip has heaps of character, and he can dance his style, but he’s by far the bottom of the guys for me.

  7. Michelle on July 9th, 2009 9:13 pm

    @sara – I agree about the Micahel Jackson number – that would have been an amazing episde to see.

  8. Kimber on July 9th, 2009 9:16 pm

    GMMR – c’mon up to Canada, we’d love to have you! (I’m sad for you, because I think it’s likely Jason will be going home tonight).

  9. Talia on July 9th, 2009 9:18 pm

    Evan for the win!

  10. Michelle on July 9th, 2009 9:18 pm

    Aaaah! of course evan and randi would be paired with phillip/jeanine for the results. its so frustrating to hear nigel blow smoke up phillips bum re their jive

  11. Michelle on July 9th, 2009 9:19 pm

    Woohoo! yay Evan! (and Randi)

  12. Haya on July 9th, 2009 9:20 pm

    ugh if Jason and Caitlin go home tonight I will be pissed! Time for Phil to go home for sure!
    Even if Jason doesn’t go home, moving to Canada is always a good idea. We rock so hard.

  13. Sara V. on July 9th, 2009 9:20 pm

    Well there you have it. There is no way Phillip is going home tonight.

  14. Talia on July 9th, 2009 9:23 pm

    Has Evan ever been in the bottom 3? I can’t remember.
    I think I’m not the only person who’s favorite is Evan.

  15. Give Me My Remote on July 9th, 2009 9:24 pm

    Sara V – Really? I took Nigel speech as perhaps an explanation as to why Philip IS going home tonight. Pretty much saying that these guys are going on tour regardless.

  16. Lisa on July 9th, 2009 9:25 pm

    Finally, Melissa is NOT in a tutu.

  17. Michele on July 9th, 2009 9:25 pm

    Talia, you’re not the only one. Evan isn’t my favorite, not by a long shot. I’m really not too fond of any of the guys, really.

  18. Rory on July 9th, 2009 9:26 pm

    What was the load of crap that Nigel just said? Wow… I hope that they really look deep inside themselves for the deserving people to be there for the Top 10.

    BTW, I hate the “More to Love” commercials so much. Why make a separate show? Why can’t they just include everyone (no matter what type body- both the genders) in one show?

  19. Michelle on July 9th, 2009 9:26 pm

    Kath – I agree. It seemed like he was reassuring them. If I were them – it would just piss me off. which is probably a good thing – motivation to put together a good routine for “dance for your life”

  20. Give Me My Remote on July 9th, 2009 9:27 pm

    Talia – wait, do you like Evan or not? I’m confused.

    Michele – My friend Jess is not a fan of Evan at all. Her and Ducky need to be seated in opposite sides of the rooms at times. HA HA

  21. Michelle on July 9th, 2009 9:27 pm

    I love kayla and Kupono’s reaction. Good for them – they deserve to be in the top 10. It will be interesting to see Melissa and Ade’s solos

  22. Lisa on July 9th, 2009 9:27 pm

    Wahoo!!!!!!!!! Kayla & Kupono are SAFE!

  23. Sara V. on July 9th, 2009 9:28 pm

    Oh, I read it the opposite way. All the talk about why they kiss up to Phillip. I guess I shouldn’t read his words as direct responses to our online muses. 🙂

    Then again, I wrote before I remembered how much they love Jason and Kaitlin.

  24. Kimber on July 9th, 2009 9:28 pm

    I think Evan is adorable, and he seems like such a sweet little boy. Plus, I think he can dance! So I’m a fan. And he and Randi together make me smile because together they are just about the cutest thing ever. I’m really sad the couples will be splitting up next week!

  25. Sara V. on July 9th, 2009 9:30 pm

    @Rory — AGREED re: More to Love! Haven’t we proved through history that separate is NOT equal?! Although that’s giving Hollywood way too much credit to think they could see beyond.

  26. Michelle on July 9th, 2009 9:32 pm

    @Rory and Sara V. AMEN!!!

  27. Lisa on July 9th, 2009 9:33 pm

    Kath, Kupono’s partner’s name is Kayla not Kaitlin. Caitlin is the name of Jason’s partner and she is not safe (and will probably be the one cut).

  28. Michelle on July 9th, 2009 9:37 pm

    Jason is so adorable

  29. Haya on July 9th, 2009 9:38 pm

    WOW Jason’s solo was AMAZING! There is no way he’s going home now! Caitlin was good too, but all of the girls left are very good.

  30. Sara V. on July 9th, 2009 9:38 pm

    I’m sorry but when did stripper wear become appropriate attire for dancers?

  31. Kimber on July 9th, 2009 9:39 pm

    I was afraid Jeanine was going to fall out of her outfit! Phillip can really rock his style, and maybe this is what keeps convincing the judges. But I thought Jason’s solo was SOLID.

  32. Give Me My Remote on July 9th, 2009 9:41 pm

    Thanks Lisa. Lots of rushing with tonight’s live blog. I always confused Jeanette & Jeanine, but this is the first time I messed up Kayla and Caitlin (before it was Karla and Kayla that got me).


  33. Michelle on July 9th, 2009 9:41 pm

    Caitlyn was ok – Jeanine’s solo was much much better. It will be interesting to see Melissa’s solo.

  34. Michelle on July 9th, 2009 9:42 pm

    I should hold judgement until after we see Melissa and Ade…but I’m hoping that Philip and Caitlyn go home. Jason also put in a great solo.

  35. Rory on July 9th, 2009 9:43 pm

    Yeah, Philip’s definitely wasn’t enough to let him stay. I don’t know about the girls, though.

  36. Lisa on July 9th, 2009 9:44 pm

    Melissa looks like she’s wearing men’s underwear.

  37. Lisa on July 9th, 2009 9:45 pm

    Oh HELL YEAH! Please, please, please keep Ade!

  38. Michelle on July 9th, 2009 9:46 pm

    OK. Ade is definitely staying. That was great.

  39. Sara V. on July 9th, 2009 9:46 pm

    The choreographer’s are definitely not putting Ade’s talents to use. He is not just a support for Melissa.

  40. Haya on July 9th, 2009 9:46 pm

    Goodbye Philip and Caitlin. Their solo were by far the worst. ADE KILLED IT!

  41. Michelle on July 9th, 2009 9:47 pm

    @Sara – Agreed! Who knew he could do that!?!?

  42. Sara V. on July 9th, 2009 9:47 pm

    Yeah, it’s gotta be Phillip and Caitlin. No?

  43. Kimber on July 9th, 2009 9:48 pm

    Ade was AMAZING! Wow. He and Melissa seem like the quiet, seldom talked about couple, but both of them pulled out fantastic solos. Based on solos … so hard! I think it will be Phillip and Caitlin, but I have a really bad feeling about Jason…

  44. Lisa on July 9th, 2009 9:49 pm

    Kelly Rowland was completely off-key the whole time. Ouch.

  45. Sara V. on July 9th, 2009 9:50 pm

    Um what’s the point of having a dj when he leaves his station and just claps through the song? I usually dig Kelly Rowland’s voice, but it seems to have gone bye bye. Don’t know if it was the song or a bad night.

  46. Michelle on July 9th, 2009 9:55 pm

    I think the judges picked the right girl to go home.

  47. Michelle on July 9th, 2009 9:57 pm

    Holy crap! The judges actually got it right! (In my opinion)

  48. Lisa on July 9th, 2009 9:57 pm

    Kath & Ducky must be doing cartwheels, I’ll bet. Phillip is cut.

  49. Sara V. on July 9th, 2009 9:58 pm

    I like how Nigel makes it sound like a big charitable gift that they will be on tour. Um, Nigel, we know that they always go on tour as the alternates. And you know Phillip is going to bring you some bank.

  50. Lisa on July 9th, 2009 9:58 pm

    I hope Jeanine gets paired with Ade next week.

  51. Kimber on July 9th, 2009 9:58 pm

    Hard decision … but I think the judges got it right tonight. Thank goodness Jason is sticking around!

  52. Lisa on July 9th, 2009 9:59 pm

    So who are they going to pair wee little Evan with?

  53. Michelle on July 9th, 2009 10:00 pm

    @Lisa. Ha! Hopefully not Melissa!!!

  54. Haya on July 9th, 2009 10:00 pm

    Aw Cat is like the greatest host ever. On no other show does the host actually seem like a friend to the contestants. love her.

    Thank God the right decisions were made tonight 😀

  55. Michelle on July 9th, 2009 10:03 pm

    This was so much fun! Have a great night everyone. Can’t wait til next Wednesday! 🙂 🙂

  56. Give Me My Remote on July 9th, 2009 10:04 pm

    Who didn’t know Caitlyn and Philip would be going on tour? Come on now. Happy for both of them. Clearly they are talented artists.

  57. Give Me My Remote on July 9th, 2009 10:12 pm


    DO IT!! DO IT!

    (Ok I’m done being one of those obnoxious people that only write in CAPS!)

  58. Alyson on July 9th, 2009 10:21 pm

    I’m just happy you don’t have to move to Canada! After listening to the podcast, I was worried all day that they’d send my Evan home….when he was safe, it was a huge sigh of relief.

  59. Vanessa on July 9th, 2009 10:39 pm

    Thanks you so much for posting this information! I am away from home and I don’t have TIVO where I am staying. This is a great resource.

  60. Give Me My Remote on July 9th, 2009 10:55 pm

    Vanessa –
    So glad I could help.

  61. Christine on July 10th, 2009 1:47 am

    Thanks for this! I am so glad that Jason and Evan are safe! They are definitely my favorites. I wish I could have seen the show. This really helped!

  62. Lisa (aka lmr) on July 10th, 2009 7:37 am

    They got it right for sure and for me I sort of liked Nigel’s sharing on how they make the sausage. On message boards which his assistants may monitor they harp on process so I think it was for them. Am pissed about the MJ situation – I’m sure right now it is an estate issue. I could totally imagine a Wade routine to love.

    I too love Evan and although I probably wouldn’t have gone to Canada, I probably would have gone to the northern most point of my house and sulked. He would partner beautifully with petite Jeannine and I think if/when those two are paired they will rock the house. I think Evan has held back a bit even subconsciously due to Randi being married (about which we are constantly reminded) and will free up with a single ‘gull.’

  63. Tina on July 10th, 2009 9:21 am

    Kupono slipped under the radar again! he should have been gone weeks ago!

  64. Patty on July 10th, 2009 2:51 pm

    I am a fan of Phillip, and I’m sad that he got cut. I like the underdog, what can I say? The other guys ‘flit’ too much for my taste: I don’t like that the only diff between the men and women are the outfits (& the guys have to do the heavy lifting). But I am glad that Jeanine will finally have a chance to stand out and not be just an afterthought – I think she’s great!

  65. Scream Mary on July 10th, 2009 5:51 pm
  66. nikki m on July 11th, 2009 1:30 pm

    i was so mad to see phillip go home, i was pulling for him to stay , but they do what they have to do. congrats to jeanine who stayed in the competition, she did really well on her solo, i hope she is paired up with jason they would make a awsome couple, they are cute together.

  67. stacey on July 11th, 2009 1:35 pm

    i agree with you 100% nikki, they do make a good couple, jeanine is goodlooking and she dances really well, jason is handsome amd he dances really well. they could go all the way together.

  68. Give Me My Remote on July 11th, 2009 1:51 pm

    Nikki/Stacey – Please don’t leave comments as different people.