So You Think You Can Dance finds it’s Grand finalists

After another double elimination the grand finalists for So You Think You Can Dance have been determined.

Jazz dancer Ashleigh Tavares and contemporary dancer Sam Malseed were sent home in a moving night of performances.

The final six dancers performed three times: two duos performances in different pairs and a 45-second solo.

For his first routine, country boy Sam got hot under the collar in a saucy ballroom routine with partner Renelle. The routine was definitely hot enough for Shannon, who said: “This is the first time I’ve seen you bring real professional strength to the competition. You’ve absolutely outdone yourself.” Sam was paired with Lauren for his second routine. It brought Paula to her feet, as she gave him a kiss and a hug.

 

Next, Ashleigh and Michael performed a jazz routine that was set in an asylum and saw the straight-jacket cladded duo trying to escape. They were commended for their performance, with Paula saying: “It was a very difficult routine, dealing with awkward props, resistance, character and steps at such a fast pace. And Ashleigh, I think you showed up and you delivered.” In a routine that scored them a standing ovation, Ashleigh and her partner Jay celebrated two people in love It was a case of so close yet so far for Ashleigh and Sam who, after great feedback, left the competition with their heads held high.

 Next week Lauren Seymour, Renelle Jones, Michael Dameski and Jay Johns will battle it out to be crowned Australia’s Favorite Dancer 

So You Think You Can Dance Australia Grand Finale. airs 7.30pm, Thursday on Ten