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So You Think You Can Dance will take us the finals next week, meaning all the dancers were going as hard as they could to make it through last night.

Along with Nigel and Mary, the guest judges were Christina Applegate and Lil' C, with the former giving some strong comments, proving she is a fan of the show.

Marko Germar and Janette Manrara

Melanie & Twitch - Hip-Hop (NappyTabs) - The concept was Little Red Riding Hood gone buck. They had time to set up several trees, which looked similar to the one that tripped up Sasha earlier this season. The dancing didn't seem as strong as it could have been and it wasn't Melanie, it was the boring choreography. The whole routine should have been harder hitting at every point possible, but Melanie tried her best to be as into character as possible. My Grade: B-.

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In addition to the week's So You Think You Can Dance results, viewers were treated to a performance by the Mother Monster herself last night.

Having served as a guest judge the previous night, the hardest working woman in Hollywood taped an elaborate segment that aired Thursday.

Here's Lady Gaga doing "The Edge of Glory" and "You and I" ...

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Lady GaGa took to the stage and two more contestants took to the road on So You Think You Can Dance last night. A detailed review follows.

Group Dance - Contemporary (Tyce Diorio) - The group performed a circus themed piece with Jess as the ringmaster and it was interesting to see everyone’s moves used in a freaky kind of way. They managed to cover up Tadd's lack of contemporary skills by placing him on a rope swinging around instead of doing choreography. It was fun to watch because there was so much to look at.

Jess LeProtto and Jordan Casanova

Eliminations - The four girls were up on stage first to find out who was in the bottom. At this point, there was a clear divide between them. Sasha and Melanie basically could do no wrong, even with Sasha's forgettable Quickstep. Melanie also had the advantage of having Neil as her all-star.

The problem with Jordan and Caitlynn is that they fill the same dance-type: sexy contemporary. Jordan had a rocky night with an okay Tyce routine and an above average rhumba. Caitylnn was forgettable. After the commercial break, the top two girls were obviously Sasha and Melanie.

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Rob Marshall and Lady GaGa joined the So You Think You Can Judge panel this week, as the dancers put in 12 performances. Makes me tired just thinking about it...

Sasha & Pasha - Quickstep (Jonathan Roberts) - Their dancing was over exaggerated in the beginning. It looked like Pasha was holding Sasha upright and, if he wasn't there, she'd fall right over. The dance was done well, but will probably be forgotten. There was something tribal about Sasha's dancing, but it could have been because of the headpiece. My Grade: B+.

Pasha Kovalev and Sasha Mallory

Caitlynn & Ivan - Hip-Hop (Marty Kudelka) - Just like the song, the performance felt very 2004/2005 as if Ivan was a contestant instead of an all-star. Caitlynn fit perfectly during the routine, but the routine felt safe and cliché. My Grade: C.

Jordan & Ade - Jazz (Tyce Diorio) - Tyce proved again his Jazz routines are better than his Broadway. Tyce implemented all of Jordan's flexibility and sex kitten attitude to her full potential. The assisted lifts and jumps looked easy with Ade easily lifting and throwing her around. My Grade: B+.

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I was expecting that the voting process would shift from the judges to America, but this season Nigel, Mary, and Neil Patrick Harris continued the eliminations.

This is definitely giving a buffer zone to the talented dancers that have fewer fans on So You Think You Can Dance. So who survived to dance another week?

Here's a rundown of last night's results show ...

SYTYCD Top 10

Two of the top 10 were sent packing last night ...

Group Routine: Broadway (Josh Vergas) - We got another routine that was a bit too Fosse that really didn't work. The girls weren't synchronized and the guys had Jess in the front mugging for the camera. The coupling section was poor and the tricks looked more like time wasters then any form of cool intricate choreography

Results Part 1: Mitchell, Tadd, and Melanie - Mitchell had a lackluster Broadway routine and was obviously part of the bottom four. Mitchell marks his fourth appearance in the bottom, though the first was because of injuries. Melanie managed to overcome some of the stigmas of a slow Viennese Waltz and losing Marko. According to Nigel, Tadd out danced Comfort, this is enough to argue that we need a new hip-hop female. Both Tadd and Melanie were safe.

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It seems like production value of So You Think You Can Dance went up this week in hopes that Nigel Lythgoe could get another Emmy nod.

A few extra camera pans in the beginning and increased set lighting, along with Cat Deeley's always cheeky hosting and guest judge Neil Patrick Harris' best fanboy comments, made for a fun night on the hit Fox competition.

The show definitely brought out the big guns, past and present, as the 10 remaining dancers competed to advance. Let's break down the performances ...

Melanie and Pasha

Marko & Chelsie: Samba (Jason Gilkison) - Just like on Dancing with the Stars, you just can't keep your eyes off of Chelsie and Jason made sure that there were sections where only Marko was dancing. The dance was filled with really hard choreography and Chelsie was swinging everywhere; while she kicked Marko in the head in practice, everything went perfect in the dance. Marko did a good job keeping up with Chelsie and that's all that he needed to do to succeed. My Grade: A-.

Sasha: Solo - While Sasha was a bit wobbly in her first pose, she upped the complexity of her solo this time around had a strong combination of ground work and aerial movements. Her solos have improved since she landed in the bottom three.

Jordan & Brandon: Contemporary (Dwight Rhodan & Desmond Richardson) - The dance was a run-on sentence of contemporary movements. Jordan looked effortless during the whole routine so the dance must have been catered to Jordan and Brandon's strengths. The side-by-side choreography was some of the strongest this whole season. Brandon did a great job supporting Jordan without stealing her spotlight. My Grade: A-.

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Last night, So You Think You Can Dance revealed which 10 contestants will go on the show's nationwide tour this summer, and more significantly, remain in the running in the race to become America's favorite dancer.

So who got the axe and who will perform with the All-Stars next week?

Here Are Your Judges!

Early on, we're heavily reminded that SYTYCD is now Emmy Nominated for Best Reality Competition and Reality Competition Host. Cat Deeley deserved the nomination and bashfully accepted the applause from the audience.

Group Dance - Paso Doble (Kelly Abbey): Jordan was the lead woman in the large skirt in the beginning with the guys creating flowing shapes of her skirt. The rest of the girls arrived with a synchronized fan routine.

The guys had a strong power tricks and their choreography was actually close, now with Chris gone. The group pose in the middle was a great fake out and the tempo increase was a great way of ending the routine.

Eliminations, Part I: The eliminations began with Caitlynn & Mitchell and Clarice & Jess; the two couples had one strong routine each and one that fell short.

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With choreographer Sonya Tayeh and Modern Family star Jesse Tyler Ferguson by their sides, the So You Think You Can Dance panel judged two pieces by the remaining couples last night. So did we...

Sasha & Alexander: Paso Doble (Toni & Melanie) - The story was supposed to be about fighting and passion and the dance really looked like it was supposed to be for two guys to perform. While a part of me was disappointed there was no cape/matador, the performance was an equal battle that played on Sasha's strengths. The two had power moves in between very intricate choreography, but the middle section was sloppy. The side by side dances and the knee slides were fun to watch. My Grade: A-.

Clarice Ordaz and Jess LeProtto

Jordan & Tadd: Contemporary (Travis Wall) - The story was about a vulture chasing a dying man. Travis played it smart and played to the two dancers' strengths, instead of actually choreographing before the routine. Tadd's great breaker movements and Jordan's extensions were used correctly to create wonderful shapes. The catered dance looked comfortable doing the routine. The twist at the end where the guy finally survived tried its best to break the whole "black widow" women this season. My Grade: A+.

Ryan & Ricky: Broadway (Spencer Liff) - It's sad to say that the concept, a poster coming to life, feels overplayed. Outside of the cool clothing, the couple wasn't as smooth as Spencer hoped they would be. There was a nice cheeky nature to the routine, but it didn't play up their strengths like the prior dances have. The two didn't fit like Jess may have had. My Grade: C.

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We’re inching closer to the 10 contetants that will be performing with the So You Think You Can Dance All-Stars, as two more got the boot tonight. Let’s jump right in...

Farewell, Chris Koehl and Ashley Rich

Group Dance - Bollywood (Nakul Dev Mahajan): There were only six guys in the opening and I assumed that Chris was the one missing because of how awful he was in the guys' group dance. The seven girls came in the center and none of them really stood out; the after-effect of only having jazz/contemporary women. The dance was colorful, but some of the camera movements were disjointed. My favorite aspects were watching the women's skirts spinning and the circle choreography.

Eliminations - First, some happy news. Melanie and Marko were safe after having a dynamic jazz routine. Caitlynn and Mitchell were also safe because they had the last performance spot. Making Mary Murphy cry was good.

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The Top 14 danced their hearts out last night, replete with a brand new set of choreographers.

On the judging panel along with Mary Murphy and Nigel Lythgoe were Carmen Electra and Travis Wall, as So You Think You Can Dance continued the adding a choreographer to mix because celebs are useless. With Wall sounding like Ross Matthews when excited, let's grade all the acts that came before us, shall we?

Caitlynn Lawson and Mitchell Kelly

Guy's Group Dance - Contemporary (Justin Giles): The dance was supposed to be seven stages of grief. I liked each of the dancers’ solo time while the rest were continuing their movements. Sadly, Chris was having a lot of trouble with timing, possibly because of his hoodie over his head. The performance felt short because of the solos and Jess definitely had two dance motions: "consider dropping bag" and "drop bag."

Melanie & Marko - Jazz (Ray Leeper): Of all the random information we got from these contestants, Marko admitted to doing drag once. The story involved a feuding Latin family (aka West Side Story/Romeo & Juliet), but in reality this dance didn't have a storyline. I loved how the couple had to start in a pose and Melanie maintained her arabesque well before the song began. I also liked the sharpness of the movements and it proved that having new choreographers improves the quality level of the dancers. The walk the couple performed had power despite its simplicity. My Grade: A.

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