'So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation' sends Tahani Anderson home before final performance show
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 08/30/2016
So You Think You Can Dance eliminated Tahani Anderson and determined The Next Generation's Top 4 finalists during Monday night's penultimate performance show on Fox.
Tahani, a 13-year-old hip-hop dancer from Hollywood, CA, was automatically ousted from the competition after host Cat Deeley revealed she had received the fewest home viewer votes from last week's show.
"My favorite thing about dancing is just to be able to express myself and different emotions through my face, my body and my story," Tahani said in her final words.
Tahani was paired with SYTYCD All-Star Comfort Fedoke, who complimented the young dancer on her "beautiful spirit," saying that "God has so many plans" for her.
"Little Tahani has taught me so much. She made me love dance all over again," Comfort said in a video package that played in honor of Tahani's time on the show.
"Tahani, you are going to do amazing things. You are not just a dancer, you are an artist. So continue to shine and give your light to the world because it's needed. It really is."
So You Think You Can Danceaired its 250th episode last night. Each contestant danced twice and got to choreograph and creatively produce one of the performances with his or her All-Star. From the costumes to the concept, the kids were in charge.
It was also a special treat to watch choreographer Travis Wall and Maddie take the stage together for an edgy contemporary routine.
We are now two weeks away from SYTYCD crowning "America's Favorite Dancer" in the finale. The remaining four contestants will battle it out next week in the season's final performance show.
Votes from Monday night will be added to next week's voting totals to determine The Next Generation's winner.
Last night's results left the remaining four dancers in the Season 13 competition:
- Kida Burns, a 14-year-old hip-hop dancer from Sacramento, CA
- J.T. Church, a 10-year-old jazz dancer from Bristow, VA
- Emma Hellenkamp, a 11-year-old tap dancer from San Diego, CA
- Tate McRae, a 12-year-old contemporary dancer from Calgary, Canada