Virginia Crouse, a 21-year-old contemporary dancer from Hammond, LA, and James Thomas, a 26-year-old hip-hop dancer from Chicago, IL, were sent home by So You Think You Can Dance judges Stephen "tWitch" Boss, Leah Remini and JoJo Siwa after the pair had fallen into the bottom-four dancers based on an in-studio audience vote.
The other two dancers who landed in the bottom four also happened to be a duo: Jordan Betscher, a 24-year-old jazz dancer from Cincinnati, OH, and Waverly Fredericks, a 21-year-old contemporary dancer from New York, NY.
At the end of the Top 12 performance show, tWitch revealed the judges had decided to save Jordan and Waverly and advance them in the competition.
"Okay, well, we were unanimous with one person and split on another," tWitch announced when revealing the judges' verdict. "And honestly, this is not easy to do at all."
TWitch then asked Jordan to step forward, and the judge told her, "For whatever reason, you are not connecting with this audience. You're going to have to work on your presence."
TWitch also asked Waverly to step forward, and the judge explained, "I'm going to say the same for you too, man. This competition has its grueling moments, but you have to have a fighter attitude about you, right?"
He added on behalf of the judging panel, "This week, we are saving you two."
Virginia, who had also been in jeopardy of going home last week, and James therefore took the stage with a contemporary routine to "Eight" by Sleeping At Last.
The number marked James' first time ever doing a contemporary dance in his career, and tWitch and Leah both advised him to attack the moves more, just like when he does a bone-breaking routine. Leah also said she wanted to see a little more fight from Virginia rather than just vulnerability.
JoJo admitted how she thought James had failed to "connect with the story" and she felt like she was watching Virginia do a solo the whole time.
As for Jordan and Waverly, they danced a jazz number to "Can't Buy Me Love" by Michael Buble.
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The Top 10 finalists who will dance again next week on So You Think You Can Dance include Anna Miller, an 18-year-old contemporary dancer from San Ramon, CA; Ralyn Johnson, an 18-year-old contemporary dancer from Walker, LA; Essence Wilmington, a 20-year-old hip-hop dancer from Davenport, IA; and Alexis Warr, a 22-year-old Latin/ballroom dancer from Orem, UT.
The Top 10 is also comprised of Keaton Kermode, a 20-year-old contemporary dancer from Fairland, IN; Thiago Pacheco, an 18-year-old contemporary dancer from Miami, FL; Beau Harmon, a 23-year-old specialty dancer from Kennesaw, GA; and Carter Williams, a 20-year-old Latin/ballroom dancer from Sandy, UT.