‘So You Think You Can Dance’: Top 16 Recap
Marko and Melanie's routine was a Top 16 highlight (Fox)
Melanie and Marko
Once again, power couple Melanie and Marko won accolades from the judges for their story of best friends falling in love. Nigel had big words for the pair, calling them the "couple to beat" at this stage in the competition. But the dancers' connection wasn't the big story here. It was the love fest taking place at the judges' table. Responding to the big smooch that Marko placed on Melanie's lips, first Nigel planted one on Mary (much to Cat Deeley's horror), then guest judge Kristin Chenoweth gave a big ol' kiss to Lil' C before Nigel came over to give Lil' C yet another kiss. (Big props to Marko for trying to get a kiss from Cat, too, at the end of it all!)
Caitlynn and Mitchell
OK, so maybe America didn't respond to Caitlynn and Mitchell's sexy samba this week -- they ended up in the bottom three this week, after all -- but perhaps they're just not responding to the ballroom in this contemporary-heavy season. As Cat said, though, "Even Beyoncé would have been proud of those two. You were bootylicious!" Ballroom expert Mary Murphy called the routine spectacular, calling out Caitlynn's leg and foot action as well as Mitchell's strength. As for Kristin, all she could say was "shut the front door" (several times, in fact).