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'So You Think You Can Dance': 10 Become 8

July 17, 2009 (4:43 am) GMT
America's first cuts have been revealed Thursday, July 16, sending Randi Evans and Kupono Aweau packing their dancing shoes, and leaving the competition to the final eight contestants.

After the top ten of "" season 5 delivered impressive performances Wednesday, America dropped the axe on two least favorite dancers Thursday, July 16. The elimination show was kicked off with the top ten performing Wade and Amanda Robson-choreographed routine to 's "So Much Betta".

Before a preview of what happened on performance night, host came on stage to announce that the show grabbed 4 Emmy Awards' nominations for Choreography. Then, results for the top five girls were read. Janette who was the first to be called, was safe, but Randi became the first one to get in the bottom two. Jeanine was next and she's also safe, leaving Kayla and Melissa. Melissa joined Randi in the unsafe group.

After a short break, more footage from the upcoming season 6 auditions were previewed and the top five boys were up. Jason was the first man safe followed by Evan. Kupono, in the meantime, landed the bottom two. When Brandon was told to off the hook, it left Ade in the bottom two as well. The bottom two boys and girls, then, delivered one final solo performance.

, subsequently, took the stage to sing their hit song "I Gotta Feeling" of new album "". Thereafter, the final results were announced. Randi was out while Melissa will be back for another round in the girls' division. For the boys, Ade, like Melissa, survived the week, whereas Kupono was sent packing.

Next week is the 99th and 100th episodes of "So You Think You Can Dance". will be making a guest appearance on the 100th episode airing July 23. She is expected to make a tribute to Judy Garland by dancing a Tyce Diorio's choreography.


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