'So You Think You Can Dance' ousts Marcouet Hill and Brooklyn Fullmer, determines Top 14
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 07/24/2014
So You Think You Can Dance eliminated two more finalists and determined the eleventh season's Top 14 contestants during Wednesday night's live performance show on Fox.
Marcouet Hill, an 18-year-old Latin Ballroom dancer from South Jordan, UT, and Brooklyn Fullmer, an 18-year-old Latin Ballroom dancer from Provo, UT, 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 week's show.
America's vote from last week determined the bottom three guys and the bottom three girls after the Top 16 finalists had performed in pairs to a dance style selected at random. All the contestants performed again on Wednesday night with the hope of impressing the judges, who held each bottom-six dancer's fate in their hands, before the elimination results were revealed.
The other four bottom-six vote-getting dancers were Bridget Whitman, a 20-year-old Contemporary dancer from Tempe, AZ; Tanisha Belnap, a 20-year-old Ballroom dancer from Payson, UT; Serge Onik, a 26-year-old Latin Ballroom dancer from Upper Saddle River, NJ; and Zack Everhart Jr., a 20-year-old Tap dancer from Kennesaw, GA.
Marcouet took the stage with a foxtrot routine with partner Jessica Richens, an 18-year-old Jazz dancer from Yorba Linda, CA. Brooklyn danced a hip-hop number with partner Casey Askew, a 19-year-old Contemporary dancer from Seattle, WA.
Following the night's performances, the judges were required to eliminate two individuals -- one male and one female -- and they opted to cut Marcouet and Brooklyn from the competition.
So You Think You Can Dance's fifth eleventh-season performance show will feature the 14 remaining finalists dancing again for home viewer votes. Also during the Wednesday, July 30 episode, a whopping two guys and two girls will be sent home.