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Recap: 'So You Think You Can Dance' Top 4 Perform

August 6, 2009, 6:11 am GMT

Four finalists traded partners, performed in a group and showcased their solo piece in the last effort to win the title.



"So You Think You Can Dance" has reached the final four round that will determine who wins this season. On the performance night dated August 5, Brandon earned lots of praises while Evan earned otherwise. On the other hand, the girls, Kayla and Jeanine, showed a tight race when they both got applauses from the judges.

To warm up the night, all four dancers joined forces for a piece choreographed by Wade Robson. Using Lady GaGa's "Boys Boys Boys", the routine was about two jocks hitting on two cheerleaders.

The group dance was followed by a Jeanine-Evan duet. Choreographed by Sonya Tayeh, it was the Jazz piece that put Evan as a man desiring for Jeanine. Adam Shankman said, "This season will never be the same without you."

Next was Brandon's solo that left him gasping for air at the end of it. "It felt a bit frantic," Adam opined, adding that it is a competition and this kind of thing is expected. Nigel Lythgoe agreed with Mary Murphy that Brandon "is amazing" .

Kayla joined Brandon on the dance floor after that, performing a Broadway duet with him which is based on "All That Jazz". Adam said he knew that the two dancers would become finalists, adding that Brandon is an "animal". Nigel chimed in, "(Kayla and Brandon) have just shown us why they're in the top four."

Jeanine performed her solo, dancing a sexy piece of Samba. She got the first standing ovation of the night mostly because of the pirouettes. Adam said she just edged out Brandon while Mary praised her for "peaking at the right time." Nigel was more bold in his opinion, saying Jeanine will be in the final two as far as he's concerned.

Then came the battle of the men. A Jazz number by Laurie Ann Gibson, it was literally a dance of battle. Adam said Evan got a little "dusted" and Nigel thought Brandon "outdanced" Evan. The girls were more balanced in their joint piece which was choreographed by Mia Michaels. It was about taking layers of their clothes which proved to be a difficulty for Jeanine. It was like watching "the world's longest wardrobe malfunction," Adam said.

Evan did his solo. Although Mary said it was "unique", Nigel disagreed and said it was not worthy the top score. "If we're looking for the No. 1 tonight, in my opinion, it isn't you," Nigel said.

Evan, however, got his moment in the duet performance with Kayla. Dancing a country-jive, Evan was praised for supporting Kayla well and shining in the piece. The crowd chanted his name as soon as Nigel said both of the dancers came out with guns blazing.

Kayla was the last solo, doing a piece of "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" which was once popularized by Sabra and Neil. Adam regretted the fact that it didn't show a lot of her personality. Nevertheless, Nigel reminded people that Kayla was actually the first person who got into the Top 20.

The last couple dance came from Jeanine and Brandon. It was a pasodoble that brought the audience and judges to their feet. Mary did her signature scream when she's excited. Nigel also screamed in return and said, "You really did carry it off."

On Thursday, August 6, the winner of season 5 will be revealed.

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