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Ashleigh and Jakob of 'So You Think You Can Dance'
Dancers: Ashleigh Di Lello and Jakob Karr
Dance: Broadway, choreographed by Toasty Oreos
From What I Could Tell: I feel sad for Ashleigh separated from her husband and his abs. I also feel confused for Jakob, who appears to have at least one, possibly two, extraneous "k's" in his name. In the clip, Ashleigh jokes that her hubby won't be jealous of Jakob (for easily inferred reasons), but that he may be excited to take her home tonight. My impression is that Jakob is perfectly capable of being interesting all on his own. He's graceful and athletic and the camera is mostly interested in following him. I'm impressed by the things he's doing, even if I don't know their names. Ashleigh, on the other hand, may need some better partnering. She sure knows how to work her hips. That's the only time the director really notices her.
The Judges Say: Adam calls Toasty Oreos' choreography "smart," telling Jakob that he's "setting a new standard of excellence on the show," warning Ashleigh that Jakob's going to be hard to live up to. That's kinda what I said! Mary calls it "sexy" and "sultry" and says that Ashleigh was "phenomenal." Nigel says Ashleigh has proven why the judges had faith in her. He adds that Jakob is one of the most gifted dancers they've ever had on this show, lamenting the departure of Billy Bell.