'So You Think You Can Dance' ousts Jourdan Epstein and Stanley Glover, determines Top 16
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 07/17/2014
So You Think You Can Dance eliminated two more finalists and determined the eleventh season's Top 16 contestants during Wednesday night's live performance show on Fox.
Jourdan Epstein, a 24-year-old Ballet dancer from Plymouth, MN, and Stanley Glover, a 19-year-old Contemporary dancer from Chicago, IL, were eliminated by So You Think You Can Dance judges Nigel Lythgoe and Mary Murphy as well as guest judge Misty Copeland after they found themselves in the week's bottom-six dancers based on home viewer votes cast immediately following last Wednesday night's show.
America's vote from last week determined the bottom three guys and the bottom three girls after the Top 18 finalists had performed in pairs to a dance style selected at random.
The other four bottom-six vote-getting dancers in danger of elimination prior to Jourdan and Stanley's ouster were Bridget Whitman, a 20-year-old Contemporary dancer from Tempe, AZ; Emilio Dosal, a 23-year-old Popping dancer from Houston, TX; Emily James, a 21-year-old Contemporary dancer from North Kingstown, RI; and Teddy Coffey, a 19-year-old Hip Hop dancer from Rochester, NY.
With the fate of each bottom-six dancer in the hands of the So You Think You Can Dancejudges, they tried their best to impress with their routines Wednesday night in the hopes of surviving the week of competition.
Jourdan took the stage with a contemporary routine with partner Marcouet Hill, an 18-year-old Latin Ballroom dancer from South Jordan, UT. Stanley danced a jazz number with partner Jessica Richens, an 18-year-old Jazz dancer from Yorba Linda, CA.
Following the night's performances, the judges were required to eliminate two individuals -- one male and one female -- and they opted to send home Jourdan and Stanley.
So You Think You Can Dance's fourth eleventh-season performance show, which will also feature another round of elimination results, will air on Wednesday, July 23 at 8PM ET/PT and the 16 remaining finalists will dance again for home viewer votes.