The final three dancers -- Lauren Froderman, Kent Boyd and Robert Roldan -- performed in the last "So You Think You Can Dance" voting round Wednesday night on Fox.
The show didn't change my prediction: I still think Kent will win the seventh season of "So You Think You Can Dance."
But Lauren and Robert delivered standout performances Wednesday. Even though I think Kent will win, I'm a Lauren fan.
The season seven winner will be revealed on Thursday's show, which airs 8-10 p.m. on Fox.
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Here's a recap of Wednesday's show, when everybody performed four dances plus a solo.
First up, Kent Boyd pairs with all-star Lauren Gottlieb for a Nakul Dev Mahajan Bollywood routine about two people who are set to get married, but then plans kind of fall through. Music is "Om Mangalam." This routine is basically cheesy Bollywood, read: Kent-style Bollywood. It's not my favorite Bollywood routine ever, but Kent demonstrates lots of energy and athleticism. I love the facial expressions, too.
Nigel: "I think you captured all the fun that was asked of you."
Mia: "I think it was the perfect tailored Bollywood piece for you."
Shankman: "You are like the feel-good dancer of the year."
Lauren Froderman and Twitch Boss pair for a Tabitha/Napoleon hip-hop routine. The theme is a political debate...without words. Music is "Power" by Kanye West. This is a pretty cute -- yet hard-hitting -- routine. I love the theme and I love how much Lauren's grown throughout the competition.
Nigel: "You danced that so strongly...Good opening start." He also hopes Sarah Palin doesn't learn the routine. Haha.
Mia: "I don't know if there's anything that you can't do...Consistency is key to a choreographer hiring a dancer."
Shankman: "You make me proud to be sitting in this chair...You are one of my favorite girls the show's ever had."
Robert Roldan pairs with all-star Mark Kanemura for Tyce Diorio jazz routine. It's all about energy. Music is "Whip It" by Devo. It's a pretty cool, quirky routine. OK, I love this pairing. I want Mark and Robert to just dance in underground nightclubs for the rest of their lives. They're quirky enough to double as Adam Lambert's backup dancers.
Nigel: "I really don't mind tonight which one of you three win...You are all so strong."
Mia: "You are a completely different dancer right now...You guys are fabulous together."
Shankman: "You danced way as well as he (Mark) did, buddy...It made me throw up with happiness."
Kent Boyd does a solo to "The Finish Line" by Train. Nothing new here. In a pre-performance interview, he says his favorite routine of the season was the prom dance with Lauren.
Lauren Froderman and Robert Roldan pair for a Dee Caspary contemporary routine about returning home after "SYTYCD" and making peace with your journey. The dance revolves around a single prop: a pillow. Music is "That Home" by Cinematic Orchestra. It's a nice, subtle routine that offers a break from the high-energy routines that kicked off the show.
Nigel: "The one word that sums you both up is strength."
Mia: Says it was Robert's "most delicious" performance, Lauren delivered perfection.
Shankman: "One word: magnificent."
Kent Boyd and Lauren Froderman pair for a Mandy Moore jazz routine about, um, being quirky and cool. Music is "Hip to be Square" by Huey Lewis and the News. "Whip It" and "Hip to be Square" on the same night? I must be dreaming! Kent and Lauren dress as nerds and deliver a routine that's best summarized as "cute." Technically, it's fine, but it really doesn't add anything to my opinion of either of them. It also doesn't seem as challenging as stuff they've done in the past.
Nigel: "I don't think there was enough real dancing...You kept the characters well and you did what was asked of you."
Mia: "I'm not sure what to say...You killed it. Did I like it? No, it's just not my cup of tea."
Shankman: "I love you guys, that was crazy, get out of here."
Robert Roldan dances a solo to "The District Sleeps Alone" by The Postal Service. Wow, I actually enjoy this solo. In a pre-performance interview, he says his favorite routine of the season was Travis Wall's "Fix You." He says if he won, he'd give his mom whatever she wants. Aww.
Kent Boyd pairs with all-star Allison Holker for a Stacey Tookey contemporary routine that takes an inside look at a couple who seems perfect on the outside. Music is "Sundrenched World" by Joshua Radin. It's a solid, emotional routine. The most amazing part? Kent actually refrains from using the cheesy facial expressions.
Nigel: "There wasn't a single chink in that armor."
Mia: "You're so invested...I don't know how many other ways I can tell you how much I love you."
Shankman: "You just went so far past this show...You are such a special guy. You are brilliant."
Kent is very emotional and mumbles something about how it doesn't matter what other people say.
Lauren Froderman dances a solo to "I'm Goin' Down" by Mary J. Blige. It's one of my favorite Lauren solos. In a pre-performance interview, she says her favorite routine of the season was the prom dance with Kent.
Robert Roldan pairs with all-star Kathryn McCormick for a Spencer Liff Broadway routine. The theme is an interrogation room and Kathryn is the sexy interrogator. Music is "Cool" from "West Side Story." Initially, I have doubts, but Robert does a really good job with this. It's high-energy and technically strong. I still think he'll end up in third place, though. Haha. I think Robert's pants ripped.
Nigel: "You danced that very, very well...You just get better every week."
Mia: "It was danced geniusly." There was some tightness and coolness missing.
Shankman: "Rob, you did everything he asked and you were beautiful."
Lauren Froderman pairs with all-star Pasha Kovalev for a Melanie/Tony cha-cha to "Not Myself Tonight" by Christina Aguilera. Wow, Lauren is on fire tonight. She's especially fierce in this number. Maybe she can't compete with Kent's heartthrob appeal, but I'm a fan.
Nigel: "It looked to me like it was damn near perfect...It looked to me like you got everything right."
Mia: "You owned everything...If I was still dancing, I would want to dance just like you."
Shankman: "If music were turned into a person, it would be you."
Kent Boyd and Robert Roldan pair for a Miriam Larici and Leonardo Barrionuevo "malevos" dance. It's a fight routine that's kind of like a male-male tango. Music is "The Chosen/Drum Addict" by Taylor Long. Hmm, what an interesting concept. Actually, I kind of like it. Kent and Robert are both really strong in the dance. It probably didn't make or break the season for either of them, but I had fun watching.
Nigel: "This shows how hard you've had to work...I congratulate every single one of you."
Mia: "I loved the feel of this piece...I just love you guys...Was it perfection? No. But as a whole, I loved it."
Shankman: "I, for one, can't wait to work with you."