Another week another elimination.
Emotions were high last night as urban dancers Sally Hare and Joel Rasmussen were sent home after the second elimination of So You Think You Can Dance Australia.
The bottom six this week were . Chris Tsattalios, Blond, Yukino McHugh and Renelle Jones joined Sally and Joel in the dreaded position. With only 30 seconds to showcase what they have to offer during their dance for their lives, it was over to the judges to make the tough decision on who to send home.
Joel found himself up for elimination for the second time in the competition, following his saucy zouk/lambada (a genre of ballroom) routine with partner Renelle last week. Tonight, the pair performed an aggressive jazz routine and were told by judge Paula Abdul: “You completely redeemed yourself, and it’s insane that you two are in the bottom six.”
Tonight’s elimination was bittersweet for father-of-one Joel who said: “As much as it’s devastating to go home early, I do get to go home now to my family which is an amazing thing. Thank you for the opportunity, I really appreciate it.”
In a robotic inspired hip-hop routine to Justin Bieber’s As Long As You Love Me, Sally outshone partner Jordan Turner tonight, and was commended on her consistency as a partner and told she should be acknowledged for the work that she does.
On her departure Sally said: “I just want to acknowledge these amazing dancers. If I had to go, it would definitely be before any of these guys. Don’t waste this opportunity. You’re all amazing and I’m so glad we got to share this time together.
As Sally and Joel say their goodbyes, we welcome a new pairing of contemporary dancer Jordan Turner and jazz dancer Renelle Jones.
So You Think You Can Dance Australia, 7.30pm, Sundays on TEN.