'So You Think You Can Dance' Performances Gallery: Week 1

Posted Jun 11, 2009 12:20 PM

Jeanine Mason and Philip Chbeeb of 'So You Think You Can Dance'

Jeanine Mason and Philip Chbeeb of 'So You Think You Can Dance'

Jeanine and Phillip
Monkeys As Critics' Verdict: Unfreaking real
Sure, when it comes to a hip hop routine, pop-and-locker Phillip had this one in the bag. What was shocking is how well Jeanine, who admittedly knew nothing about hip hop, delivered. Of course, seeing her get weepy about her passion for dance in the intro, it shouldn’t have come as a big surprise that she rose to the challenge like an old pro. After all, she doesn’t have the long legs or lean build we associate with natural dancers, and yet the girl can move like crazy. When Nigel gushes that their dance is a great way to start the show, he’s exactly right. Expect these two to be back next week.

Photo Credit: Mathieu Young/FOX