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Sasha's Dancing Breaks Christina Applegate's Heart on 'SYTYCD' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Aug 4th 2011 12:43AM
Christina Applegate, 'So You Think You Can Dance'The final six contestants took to the stage on 'So You Think You Can Dance' (Wed., 8PM ET on FOX), giving us yet another strong night of performances. But one performance early in the program had the judges all choked up, including guest judge Christina Applegate.

Sasha Mallory took to the stage with last season's runner-up, Kent Boyd, for a contemporary piece that simply wrenched at the heart strings. Sasha has always been a brilliant technical dancer, but Applegate did a great job of summing up the difference between technical brilliance and brilliance.

She explained that she sees dancers who can do all these things technically perfectly and "I don't care." But to Sasha she said, "you put your finger against a wall and you break my heart."

The wall was but one of several props used throughout the night, including a mirror for Melanie Moore and Tadd Gadduang later in the night and a chandelier that Tadd got to swing from with All-Star Ellenore Scott.

Caitlynn Lawson turned in a very impressive night, though it helped she got to dance against Pasha Kovalev on the samba. But she also closed the night beautifully with Marko Germar. Did Caitlynn manage to step above long-time front-runners Sasha and Melanie?

It's hard to say, but Melanie's opening hip-hop piece with Twitch wasn't one of her strongest, though she did a lot to redeem herself with that mirror piece later in the show and one of the most original and amazing solos we've ever seen. Even Ricky Jaime seemed to up his game, though he was expected to be great in contemporary with Jaimie Goodwin.

It may come down to how much people get waacking, which Ricky performed with Sasha. Both were exemplary in the form, exuding joy and physicality, but will America get the style in a meaningful way that will get them lifting their phones to dial?

With the finale next week, this vote couldn't be more critical!

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