'So You Think You Can Dance' cuts four dancers, determines Top 10
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 08/11/2015
So You Think You Can Dance eliminated a whopping four dancers -- two Stage dancers and two Street dancers -- which determined the twelfth season's Top 10 contestants during Monday night's Fox broadcast.
So You Think You Can Dance cut Ariana Crowder, a 22-year-old from Somerset, NJ; Alexia Meyer, a 20-year-old from Orem, UT; Kate Harpootlian, a 27-year-old from Columbia, SC; and Yorelis Apolinario, a 19-year-old from Tampa, FL, from the competition.
Based on America's vote from last week, three Stage dancers and three Street dancers were in danger of elimination. SYTYCD host Cat Deeley revealed the Street dancers had pulled in 53% of the votes compared to the 47% of votes the Stage dancers had received.
The Street dancers in the bottom six were Ariana, Yorelis and Eddie "Neptune" Eskridge, a 25-year-old from Dallas, TX.
The three Stage dancers who were in jeopardy were Alexia, Kate and Derek Piquette, an 18-year-old from Chicopee, MA.
Home viewers could then tweet to save two of the contestants -- one from Team Stage and one from Team Street. America tweeted to save Derek and Neptune.
SYTYCD judges Nigel Lythgoe, Jason Derulo and Paula Abdul did not have any say in the eliminations this week. The results were entirely decided upon by home viewers.
Last night's show featured the Top 14 contestants performing in pairs for home viewer votes.