So You Think You Can Dance Season 8

So You Think You Can Dance Finals

So You Think You Can Dance Top 20 finalists

So You Think You Can Dance Male Contestant

Finalist Age Home Town Dance Style Elimination date Placement
Marko Germar 22 Dededo, Guam Jazz August 11, 2011 3rd Place
Tadd Gadduang 25 West Valley City, Utah B-Boying August 11, 2011 4th Place
Ricky Jaime 19 Miami, Florida Contemporary August 4, 2011 Top 6
Jess LeProtto 18 Little Falls, New Jersey Broadway July 28, 2011 Top 8
Mitchell Kelly 20 Atlanta, Georgia Contemporary July 21, 2011 Top 10
Alexander Fost 21 Alhambra, California Ballet July 14, 2011 Top 12
Chris Koehl 21 Garland, Texas Hip-Hop July 7, 2011 Top 14
Robert Taylor, Jr. 31* Brooklyn, New York Hip-Hop June 30, 2011 Top 16
Nick Young 19 Franklin, Wisconsin Tap June 23, 2011 Top 20
Wadi Jones 24 Ossining, New York B-Boying June 23, 2011 Top 20

So You Think You Can Dance Female Contestants

Finalist Age Home Town Dance Style Elimination date Placement
Melanie Moore 19 Marietta, Georgia Contemporary n/a Winner
Sasha Mallory 23 Bakersfield, California Modern/African Jazz August 11, 2011 Runner-up
Caitlynn Lawson 18 Moses Lake, Washington Contemporary August 4, 2011 Top 6
Jordan Casanova 19* Chino Hills, California Jazz July 28, 2011 Top 8
Clarice Ordaz 19 Whittier, California Jazz July 21, 2011 Top 10
Ryan Ramirez 19 Morgan Hill, California Contemporary July 14, 2011 Top 12
Ashley Rich 22 Antioch, California Contemporary July 7, 2011 Top 14
Miranda Maleski 19 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Contemporary June 30, 2011 Top 16
Iveta Lukosiute 30 Klaipėda, Lithuania Ballroom June 23, 2011 Top 20
Missy Morelli 20 Arvada, Colorado Jazz June 23, 2011 Top 20

So You Think You Can Dance Elimination Chart

Legend
Female Male Bottom 3 couples Bottom 4 contestants Injury
Week: 6/16 6/23 6/30 7/7 7/14 7/21 7/28 8/4 8/11
Contestant Result
Melanie Moore                 Winner
Sasha Mallory         Btm 3       Runner-up
Marko Germar                 3rd Place
Tadd Gadduang Btm 3     Btm 3     Btm 4   4th Place
Ricky Jaime   Btm 3   Btm 3 Btm 3 Btm 4   Elim  
Caitlynn Lawson     Btm 3   Btm 3   Btm 4
Jess LeProtto Btm 3           Elim  
Jordan Casanova Btm 3     Btm 3   Btm 4
Mitchell Kelly Injury2   Btm 3   Btm 3 Elim  
Clarice Ordaz Btm 3        
Alexander Fost         Elim  
Ryan Ramirez   Btm 3   Btm 3
Chris Koehl     Btm 3 Elim  
Ashley Rich     Btm 3
Robert Taylor, Jr. Btm 3   Elim  
Miranda Maleski Btm 3  
Nick Young   Elim  
Iveta Lukosiute  
Wadi Jones  
Missy Morelli  

So You Think You Can Dance Performance Shows

Meet the Top 20 (June 9, 2011)

Dancers Style Music Choreographer(s)
Ricky Jamie
Miranda Maleski
Sasha Mallory
Melanie Moore
Contemporary "In This Shirt"—The Irrepressibles Stacey Tookey
Tadd Gadduang
Wadi Jones
Chris Koehl
Robert Taylor, Jr.
Hip-hop "Everyday (Coolin')"—Swizz Beatz feat. Eve Dave Scott
Pasha Kovalev
Iveta Lukosiute
Paso Doble/Samba "Ven a Bailar (On the Floor)"—Jennifer Lopez feat. Pitbull Jason Gilkison
Jordan Casanova
Marko Germar
Missy Morelli
Clarice Ordaz
Jazz "Vanguardian"—Steed Lord Sonya Tayeh
Jess LeProtto
Nick Young
Broadway/Tap "Funkier Than a Mosquito's Tweeter"—Nina Simone Christopher Scott
Alexander Fost
Mitchell Kelly
Caitlynn Lawson
Ryan Ramirez
Ashley Rich
Contemporary "Moth's Wings"—Passion Pit Travis Wall
Top 10 guys Hip-hop "Velocity"—Nathan Lanier Christopher Scott
Top 10 girls Jazz "Pop Drop & Roll"—Chonique Sneed & Lisette Bustamante Sonya Tayeh
Top 20 Jazz "Little Bird"—Annie Lennox Tyce Diorio

So You Think You Can Dance Top 20 Perform (June 15, 2011)

Judges:

  • Performances:
Dancers Style Music Choreographer(s) Result(s)
Jordan Casanova
Tadd Gadduang
African Jazz "Riding the Waves"—Afro Celt Sound System Sean Cheesman Bottom 3
Sasha Mallory
Alexander Fost
Contemporary "Stupid (Mark Bell mix)"—Sarah McLachlan Travis Wall Safe
Clarice Ordaz
Jess LeProtto
Broadway "Me and My Baby"—Liza Minnelli Tyce Diorio Bottom 3
Ryan Ramirez
Ricky Jaime
Lyrical hip-hop "Ain't No Sunshine"—Lighthouse Family Christopher Scott Safe
Caitlynn Lawson
Robert Roldan
Jazz "In For the Kill" (Skream's Let's Get Ravey Remix)—La Roux Sonya Tayeh Safe
Miranda Maleski
Robert Taylor, Jr.
Jive "Runaway Baby"—Bruno Mars Jason Gilkison Bottom 3
Missy Morelli
Wadi Jones
Jazz "Judas (R3HAB Remix)"—Lady Gaga Sean Cheesman Safe
Melanie Moore
Marko Germar
Contemporary "Turn to Stone"—Ingrid Michaelson Travis Wall Safe
Ashley Rich
Chris Koehl
Hip-Hop "Forget You!"—Cee Lo Green Christopher Scott Safe
Iveta Lukosiute
Nick Young
Quickstep "The Ballroom Blitz"—Sweet Jason Gilkison Safe

So You Think You Can Dance Top 20 Perform Again (June 22, 2011)

  • Performances:
Dancers Style Music Choreographer(s) Result(s)
Ryan Ramirez
Ricky Jaime
Jazz "Addicted to Love"—Robert Palmer Mandy Moore Bottom 3
Caitlynn Lawson
Mitchell Kelly
Contemporary "Turning Tables"—Adele Stacey Tookey Safe
Missy Morelli
Wadi Jones
Cha-cha-cha "Cannibal"—Kesha Jean-Marc Généreux Both eliminated
Iveta Lukosiute
Nick Young
Bollywood "Baawre" from Luck by Chance Nakul Dev Mahajan Both eliminated
Miranda Maleski
Robert Taylor, Jr.
Hip-hop "Break Ya Neck"—Busta Rhymes Nappytabs Safe
Clarice Ordaz
Jess LeProtto
Contemporary "Cathedrals"—Jump, Little Children Stacey Tookey Safe
Jordan Casanova
Tadd Gadduang
Viennese Waltz "Fade Into Me"—David Cook Jean-Marc Généreux Safe
Melanie Moore
Marko Germar
Jazz "Sing with a Swing (Raf Marchesini Remix)"—DKS Mandy Moore Safe
Sasha Mallory
Alexander Fost
Hip-hop "Coming Home"—Diddy - Dirty Money feat. Skylar Grey Nappytabs Safe
Ashley Rich
Chris Koehl
Broadway "Please, Mr. Jailer"—Rachel Sweet Spencer Liff Safe

So You Think You Can Dance Top 16 Perform (June 29, 2011)

  • Performances:
    Dancers Style Music Choreographer(s) Result(s)
    Sasha Mallory
    Chris Koehl
    Ryan Ramirez
    Tadd Gadduang
    Clarice Ordaz
    Marko Germar
    Miranda Maleski
    Mitchell Kelly
    Broadway "Hit the Road Jack"—Ray Charles Tyce Diorio No Results
    Sasha Mallory
    Alexander Fost
    Contemporary "Belong"—Cary Brothers Dee Caspary Safe
    Caitlynn Lawson
    Mitchell Kelly
    Samba "Put It in a Love Song"—Alicia Keys feat. Beyoncé Knowles Jean-Marc Généreux Bottom 3
    Miranda Maleski
    Robert Taylor, Jr.
    Broadway "It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)" from Sophisticated Ladies Tyce Diorio Both eliminated
    Melanie Moore
    Marko Germar
    Lyrical hip-hop "I Got You"—Leona Lewis Nappytabs Safe
    Ashley Rich
    Chris Koehl
    Jazz "Lights Go Down" (District 78 remix)—Telepathe Sonya Tayeh Bottom 3
    Clarice Ordaz
    Jess LeProtto
    Foxtrot "Fly Me to the Moon"—Frank Sinatra Jean-Marc Généreux Safe
    Ryan Ramirez
    Ricky Jaime
    Contemporary "With Every Heartbeat" (Acoustic)—Robyn Sonya Tayeh Safe
    Jordan Casanova
    Tadd Gadduang
    Hip-hop "Memories"—David Guetta feat. Kid Cudi Nappytabs Safe
    Jordan Casanova
    Robert Taylor, Jr.
    Melanie Moore
    Jess LeProtto
    Ashley Rich
    Alexander Fost
    Caitlynn Lawson
    Ricky Jaime
    Contemporary "Poison & Wine"- The Civil Wars Dee Caspary No Re

 

So You Think You Can Dance Top 14 Perform (July 6, 2011)

  • Performances:
Dancers Style Music Choreographer(s) Result(s)
All guys Contemporary "Prague"—Damien Rice Justin Giles No results
Melanie Moore
Marko Germar
Jazz "Americano"—Lady Gaga Ray Leeper Safe
Sasha Mallory
Alexander Fost
Hip-hop "To the Moon"—Miguel Shaun Evaristo Safe
Jordan Casanova
Tadd Gadduang
Smooth Waltz "Nocturne"—Secret Garden Toni Redpath Bottom 3
Clarice Ordaz
Jess LeProtto
Contemporary "Light Through the Branches"—Celeste Lear Justin Giles Safe
Ashley Rich
Chris Koehl
Salsa "Mambo Beat"—Tito Puente Liz Lira Both eliminated
Ryan Ramirez
Ricky Jaime
Jazz "Fashion"—David Bowie Charles Klapow Bottom 3
Caitlynn Lawson
Mitchell Kelly
Contemporary "To Love You More"—Celine Dion Mandy Moore Safe
All girls Jazz "My Discarded Men"—Eartha Kitt feat. Bronski Beat Ray Leeper No results

So You Think You Can Dance Top 12 Perform (July 13, 2011)

  • Performances:
Dancers Style Music Choreographer(s) Result(s)
Sasha Mallory
Alexander Fost
Paso Doble "Alley Dash/March of the Trolls"—Taylor Long/Rick Powell Tony Meredith
Melanie LaPatin
Fost eliminated
Jazz "That's Life"—Aretha Franklin Tyce Diorio
Jordan Casanova
Tadd Gadduang
Contemporary "Brotsjór—Ólafur Arnalds Travis Wall Safe
Broadway "Out Tonight" from Rent Spencer Liff
Ryan Ramirez
Ricky Jaime
Broadway "All I Need is the Girl"—Frank Sinatra Spencer Liff Ramirez eliminated
Cha-cha-cha "Tonight (I'm Lovin' You)"—Enrique Iglesias feat. Ludacris Louis van Amstel
Caitlynn Lawson
Mitchell Kelly
Hip-hop "Break the Chain"—Lupe Fiasco feat. Eric Turner and Sway Christopher Scott Bottom 3
Jazz "Piece of My Heart"—Janis Joplin Travis Wall
Melanie Moore
Marko Germar
Tango "Triptico"—Gotan Project Louis van Amstel Safe
Contemporary "Skin & Bones"—David J. Roch Dee Caspery
Clarice Ordaz
Jess LeProtto
Lyrical hip-hop "Just the Way You Are"—Boyce Avenue Christopher Scott Safe
Jive "Ain't Nothing Wrong With That"—Robert Randolph & the Family Band Tony Meredith
Melanie LaPatin

Top 10 Perform (July 20, 2011)

Dancers Style Music Choreographer(s) Result(s)
Marko Germar
Chelsie Hightower
Samba "Cinema Italiano" (The Ron Fair Remix)—Kate Hudson Jason Gilkison Safe
Brandon Bryant
Jordan Casanova
Contemporary "Who You Are" (Live Acoustic Version)—Jessie J Dwight Rhoden
Desmond Richardson
Bottom 4
Comfort Fedoke
Tadd Gadduang
Hip-hop "Look At Me Now"—Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes Chuck Maldonado Safe
Mitchell Kelly
Melody Lacayanga
Broadway "Take Off With Us" from All That Jazz Tyce Diorio Eliminated
Pasha Kovalev
Caitlynn Lawson
Argentine Tango "Malajunta"—Orquesta Color Tango Miriam Larici
Leonardo Barrionuevo
Safe
Stephen "Twitch" Boss
Sasha Mallory
Hip-hop "Misty Blue"—Dorothy Moore Christopher Scott Safe
Jess LeProtto
Kathryn McCormick
Contemporary "The Lonely"—Christina Perri Stacey Tookey Safe
Pasha Kovalev
Melanie Moore
Viennese Waltz "Everybody Hurts"—Tina Arena Jason Gilkison Safe
Allison Holker
Ricky Jaime
Jazz "Precious Things"—Tori Amos Tyce Diorio Bottom 4
Clarice Ordaz
Robert Roldan
Bollywood "Aila Re Aila" from Khatta Meetha Nakul Dev Mahajan Eliminated

Solos:

Dancer Style Music Result
Sasha Mallory Contemporary "Syrup & Honey"—Duffy Safe
Jess LeProtto Broadway "Come By Me"—Harry Connick, Jr. Safe
Melanie Moore Contemporary "You're the One That I Want"—Angus & Julia Stone Safe
Ricky Jaime Contemporary "Daylight Breaks"—Cassidy Haley Bottom 4
Clarice Ordaz Jazz "Royal T"—Crookers feat. Róisín Murphy Eliminated
Mitchell Kelly Contemporary "This Time"—John Legend Eliminated
Jordan Casanova Contemporary "Tonight"—Lykke Li Bottom 4
Tadd Gadduang B-boying "Everything I Can't Have"—Robin Thicke Safe
Caitlynn Lawson Contemporary "Cosmic Love"—Florence and the Machine Safe
Marko Germar Jazz "More Than Anyone" (Stripped version)—Gavin DeGraw Safe

Top 8 Perform (July 27, 2011)

Dancers Style Music Choreographer(s) Result(s)
Pasha Kovalev
Sasha Mallory
Quickstep "Puttin' On the Ritz"—Terry Snyder Jonathan Roberts Safe
Ivan Koumaev
Caitlynn Lawson
Hip-hop "Let Me Love You"—Mario Marty Kudelka Bottom 4
Ade Obayomi
Jordan Casanova
Jazz "Nutbush City Limits"—Tina Turner Tyce Diorio Eliminated
Neil Haskell
Melanie Moore
Contemporary "Total Eclipse of the Heart"—Bonnie Tyler Mandy Moore Safe
Anya Garnis
Ricky Jaime
Jive "River Deep, Mountain High"—Celine Dion Jason Gilkison Safe
Lauren Gottlieb
Jess LeProtto
Hip-hop "Take A Bow"—Rihanna Nappytabs Eliminated
Lauren Froderman
Tadd Gadduang
Jazz "Another One Bites the Dust"—Queen Mandy Moore Bottom 4
Allison Holker
Marko Germar
Contemporary "I Know It's Over"—Jeff Buckley Sonya Tayeh Safe
Caitlynn Lawson
Tadd Gadduang
Foxtrot "Top Hat, White Tie and Tails"—Ella Fitzgerald Jonathan Roberts Both Bottom 4
Marko Germar
Ricky Jaime
Hip-hop "Bad Boy For Life"—Diddy feat. Black Rob & Mark Curry Nappytabs Both Safe
Jordan Casanova
Jess LeProtto
Rumba "Set Fire to the Rain"—Adele Jason Gilkison Both Eliminated
Melanie Moore
Sasha Mallory
Jazz Game On—District 78 Sonya Tayeh Both Safe

Top 6 Perform (August 3rd, 2011)

Dancers Style Music Choreographer(s) Result(s)
Stephen "Twitch" Boss
Melanie Moore
Hip-hop "Roman's Revenge"—Nicki Minaj feat. Eminem Nappytabs Safe
Kent Boyd
Sasha Mallory
Contemporary "Fool of Me"—Me'shell Ndegeocello Tyce Diorio Safe
Marko Germar
Janette Manrara
Paso Doble "Zorongo" (Traditional)—Antonia Gomez, Ely "La Gambita", Guillermo Basilisco & Paco Peña Dmitry Chaplin Safe
Tadd Gadduang
Ellenore Scott
Jazz "The Gulag Orkestar"—Beirut Sonya Tayeh Safe
Jaimie Goodwin
Ricky Jaime
Contemporary "Inside These Lines"—Trent Dabbs Dee Caspary Eliminated
Pasha Kovalev
Caitlynn Lawson
Samba "Drop It Low" (District 78 remix)—Kat DeLuna Dmitry Chaplin Eliminated
Ricky Jaime
Sasha Mallory
Waacking "Schoolin' Life"—Beyoncé Knowles Kumari Sulaj Jaime eliminated
Tadd Gadduang
Melanie Moore
Broadway "(Where Do I Begin) Love Story" (Away Team Remix)—Shirley Bassey Spencer Liff Safe
Marko Germar
Caitlynn Lawson
Jazz "Heavy in Your Arms"—Florence and the Machine Sonya Tayeh Lawson eliminated

Solos:

Dancer Style Music Result
Ricky Jaime Contemporary "After Tonight"—Justin Nozuka Eliminated
Caitlynn Lawson Contemporary "What's Love Got to Do with It"— Katie Thompson Eliminated
Tadd Gadduang B-boying "We No Speak Americano"—Yolanda Be Cool & DCUP Safe
Sasha Mallory Jazz "Teeth"—Lady Gaga Safe
Marko Germar Contemporary "Wonderful World (Acoustic)"—James Morrison Safe
Melanie Moore Contemporary "Cracks" (Flux Pavillion Remix)—Freestylers feat. Belle Humble Safe

Top 4 Perform (August 10, 2011)

Dancers Style Music Choreographer(s)
Melanie Moore
Marko Germar
Disco "I Feel Love" (12" Version)—Donna Summer Doriana Sanchez
Sasha Mallory
Mark Kanemura
Jazz "Raise Your Weapon"—Deadmau5 Sonya Tayeh
Joshua Allen
Tadd Gadduang
Hip-hop "Hustle Hard"—Ace Hood Lil' C
Melanie Moore
Robert Roldan
Contemporary "Sacrifice"—Sinead O'Connor Stacey Tookey
Sasha Mallory
Marko Germar
Broadway "Whatever Lola Wants"—Ella Fitzgerald Spencer Liff
Sasha Mallory
Tadd Gadduang
Cha-cha-cha "Raindrops"—Basement Jaxx Mark Ballas
Lauren Froderman
Marko Germar
Contemporary "Shirk"—Meshell Ndegeocello Tessandra Chavez
Melanie Moore
Tadd Gadduang
Jazz "Show Me What You're Working With"—Sista Monica Ray Leeper
Melanie Moore
Sasha Mallory
Contemporary "Heart Asks Pleasure First"—Ahn Trio Stacey Tookey
Tadd Gadduang
Marko Germar
Stepping "B.O.B."—OutKast Chuck Maldonado

Solos:

Dancer Style Music
Melanie Moore Contemporary "Song for Viola"—Peter Bradley Adams
Marko Germar Contemporary "The Fear You Won't Fall"—Joshua Radin
Tadd Gadduang B-boying "Mama Knows Best"—Jessie J
Sasha Mallory Contemporary "Be Be Your Love"—Rachel Yamagata

So You Think You Can Dance Result Shows

Results Show Musical Performances

Week Performer(s) Title Performance type
Week 1 (6/16/2011) Keri Hilson "Lose Control" pre-recorded performance
Lady Gaga "The Edge of Glory" music video world exclusive
Week 2 (6/23/2011) LMFAO "Party Rock Anthem"
(dancing guests Quest Crew)
pre-recorded performance
Week 4 (7/7/2011) Florence + the Machine "Cosmic Love" pre-recorded performance
Week 5 (7/14/2011) Nicole Scherzinger "Right There" pre-recorded performance
Week 6 (7/21/2011) Blush "Undivided" pre-recorded performance
Week 7 (7/28/2011) Lady Gaga "Yoü and I"/"The Edge of Glory" pre-recorded performance
Week 8 (8/4/2011) Pia Toscano "This Time" pre-recorded performance
Finale TBA TBA live performance

So You Think You Can Dance Week 1 (June 16, 2011)

  • Group dance: Top 20: "XR2"—M.I.A. (Jazz; Choreographer: Sonya Tayeh)
  • Guest dancers: (Gopak; )
  • Bottom 3's solos:
Dancer Style Music Result
Mitchell Kelly Contemporary "Say"—John Mayer Safe
Jordan Casanova Jazz "Hot Like Wow"—Nadia Oh Safe
Tadd Gadduang Breakdance "Jump, Jive An' Wail"—The Brian Setzer Orchestra Safe
Clarice Ordaz Jazz "Glam"—Christina Aguilera Safe
Jess LeProtto Broadway "Mr. Bojangles"—Robbie Williams Safe
Miranda Maleski Contemporary "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face"—Leona Lewis Safe
Robert Taylor Jr. Hip-Hop "Electric"—Omarion Safe
  • Eliminated:
    • No one was eliminated.
  • New partners:
    • None

So You Think You Can Dance Week 2 (June 23, 2011)

  • Group dance: "Sinnerman"—Nina Simone (Hip-hop; Choreographer: Dave Scott)
  • Guest dancers: Quest Crew
  • Bottom 3's solos:
Dancer Style Music Result
Wadi Jones B-boying "Pon de Floor"—Major Lazer feat. Vybz Kartel Eliminated
Missy Morelli Jazz "Move" (Metronomy Remix)—CSS Eliminated
Nick Young Tap "Follow Me Down"—3OH!3 feat. Neon Hitch Eliminated
Iveta Lukosiute Samba "Samba Rock"—Gennaro Eliminated
Ricky Jaime Contemporary "Riot Rhythm"—Sleigh Bells Safe
Ryan Ramirez Contemporary "Moving Mountains"—Usher Safe

So You Think You Can Dance Week 3 (June 30, 2011)

  • Group dance: "The Incredits" from The Incredibles
  • Guest dancers:
  • Bottom 3's solos:
Dancer Style Music Result
Ashley Rich Contemporary "For You"—David Ryan Harris Safe
Chris Koehl Hip-hop "You're Gonna Make It"—KJ-52 feat. Blanca Reyes Safe
Miranda Maleski Contemporary "Unthinkable"—Maria Zouroudis Eliminated
Robert Taylor, Jr. Hip-hop "I Don't Need It"—Jaime Foxx Eliminated
Caitlynn Lawson Contemporary "It Doesn't Hurt" (Live version)—Katie Thompson Safe
Mitchell Kelly Contemporary "Rolling in the Deep"—Adele Safe

So You Think You Can Dance Week 4 (July 07, 2011)

  • Group dance: "Kata Kata" from Raavan (Bollywood; Choreographer: Nakul Dev Mahajan)
  • Guest dancers: Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet ("Ends"—Mikael Karlsson)
  • Bottom 3's solos:
Dancer Style Music Result
Ashley Rich Contemporary "Lovely"—John West feat. Pusha T Eliminated
Chris Koehl Hip-hop "Scars"—Basement Jaxx feat. Kelis, Meleka and Chipmunk Eliminated
Jordan Casanova Jazz "Commander"—Kelly Rowland feat. David Guetta Safe
Tadd Gadduang B-boying "1-2-3 (Remix)"—Gloria Estefan Safe
Ryan Ramirez Contemporary "Adagio for Strings"—Brno Philharmonic Orchestra Safe
Ricky Jaime Contemporary "When You Say My Name"—Mario Spinetti Safe

So You Think You Can Dance Week 5 (July 14, 2011)

  • Group dance: "El Fuego" by Sean Peter feat. Oscar Jiminez
  • Guest dancers: Jason Samuels Smith & Anybody Can Get It - "Move The Crowd
  • Bottom 3's solos:
Dancer Style Music Result
Caitlynn Lawson Contemporary "The Edge of Glory" - Lady Gaga Safe
Mitchell Kelly Contemporary "Ra" - Nathan Lanier Safe
Ryan Ramirez Contemporary "Not in Love" - Crystal Castles feat. Robert Smith Eliminated
Ricky Jaime Contemporary "Body Language" - Queen Safe
Sasha Mallory Contemporary "Thinkin' About Your Body" - Bobby McFerrin Safe
Alexander Fost Ballet "Palladio" - Escala Eliminated

So You Think You Can Dance Week 6 (July 21, 2011)

  • Group dance:
  • Guest dancers:
  • Bottom 3's solos:
Dancer Style Music Result
Clarice Ordaz Jazz "Let Me Think About It (Radio Edit)"—Ida Corr vs. Fedde Le Grand Eliminated
Mitchell Kelly Contemporary "Time & Space"—The Cinematic Orchestra Eliminated
Jordan Casanova Contemporary "Tonight"—Lykke Li Safe
Ricky Jamie Contemporary "Battle for the Beat"—District 78 Safe

So You Think You Can Dance Week 7 (July 28, 2011)

  • Group dance:
  • Guest dancers:
  • Bottom 3's solos:
Dancer Style Music Result
Jordan Casanova Jazz "S&M"—Rihanna Eliminated
Jess LeProtto Broadway "Mack the Knife"—Kevin Spacey Eliminated
Caitlynn Lawson Contemporary "What Turns You On"—Katie Thompson Safe
Tadd Gadduang B-boying "Jump in the Line"—Harry Belafonte Safe

So You Think You Can Dance Week 8 (August 04, 2011)

  • Group dance:
  • Guest dancers:
  • Bottom 3's solos:
Dancer Style Music Result
Sasha Mallory Jazz "We Gonna Win"—Miri Ben-Ari feat. Styles P. Safe
Caitlynn Lawson Contemporary "Touch"—Natasha Bedingfield Eliminated
Melanie Moore Contemporary "My Love"—Sia Furler Safe
Tadd Gadduang B-boying "Only So Much Oil in the Ground"—Tower of Power Safe
Marko Germar Contemporary "You Give Me Something" (Acoustic)—James Morrison Safe
Ricky Jaime Contemporary "Requiem for a Tower"—London Music Works & Clint Mansell Eliminated

Finale

Dancers Style Music Choreographer Chosen by
Top 20 Jazz "Wanna Get Hype"—District 78 Sonya Tayeh N/A
Top 8 Contemporary "The Circus Sets Up" from Water for Elephants
(taped from broadcast of 28 July)
Tyce Diorio Cat Deeley
Matt Flint1
Jess LeProtto
Nick Young
Tap "Can't Buy Me Love"—Michael Bublé Matt Flint
Jess LeProtto
Nick Young
N/A
Top 10 girls Jazz "Pop Drop & Roll"—Chonique Sneed & Lisette Bustamante Sonya Tayeh Tyce Diorio
Top 10 guys Hip-hop "Velocity"—Nathan Lainer Christopher Scott Sonya Tayeh

So You Think You Can Dance Season 8's All-Stars

Dancer Season Dance Styles Original Placement Partner
Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9
Melody Lacayanga 1 Contemporary/Jazz Runner-up Mitchell  
Ivan Koumaev 2 Hip Hop Top 6   Caitlynn  
Allison Holker Contemporary/Jazz Top 8 Ricky Marko  
Neil Haskell 3 Contemporary/Jazz 3rd Place   Melanie  
Lauren Gottlieb Contemporary/Jazz/Hip Hop Top 6   Jess  
Pasha Kovalev Ballroom/Latin Top 6 Caitlynn Melanie Sasha  Caitlynn  
Jaimie Goodwin Contemporary/Jazz Top 10    Ricky  
Anya Garnis Ballroom/Latin Top 12   Ricky  
Stephen "tWitch" Boss 4 Popping/Locking/Krump Runner-up Sasha   Melanie  
Chelsie Hightower Ballroom/Latin Top 6 Marko  
Comfort Fedoke Hip Hop/Krump Top 8 Tadd  
Brandon Bryant 5 Contemporary/Jazz Runner-up Jordan  
Ade Obayomi Contemporary/Jazz Top 6   Jordan  
Janette Manrara Ballroom/Latin Top 8   Marko  
Kathryn McCormick 6 Contemporary/Jazz 3rd Place Jess  
Ellenore Scott Contemporary/Jazz 4th Place   Tadd  
Lauren Froderman 7 Contemporary/Jazz Winner   Tadd  
Kent Boyd Contemporary/Jazz Runner-up   Sasha  
Robert Roldan Contemporary/Jazz 3rd Place Clarice     Melaine