Inside: A SYTYCD 2012 recap of the top 16! There was celebrity swearing, amazing shadow play, and a robotic ballerina!

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Tiffany Maher and George Lawrence II –”Out of My Mind”

The pair had an “Adventures in Babysitting” performance to give for their hip hop routine. The judges liked it, enjoying the goofy edge to it all.

Amber Jackson and Brandon Mitchell – “Dr Feelgood”

Jackson and Mitchell gave a sexy dance for their jazz routine. The judges couldn’t keep from saying how damn hot and sexy it was! Christina Applegate (the guest judge) even swore out loud on accident, she was that moved!

Janelle Issis and Dareian Kujawa – “Call Me Maybe”

The popular Carly Rae Jepsen song got used as the pair danced the cha cha. Unfortunately, none of the judges were incredibly impressed. Nigel even said he didn’t find Janelle sexy in it! (And she’s the sexy bellydancer!)

Lindsay Arnold and Cole Horibe – “Wild Horses”

Mandy Moore moved everyone with her choreography for this beautiful dance, which incorporated the use of shadows. This is definitely the piece I most recommended re-watching.

Amelia Lowe and Will Thomas – “You”

The judges weren’t over the moon about this jazz number. But the black and white outfits were really fun!

Audrey Case and Matthew Kazmierczak – Salsa Flop

Despite not delivering a solid salsa performance, Case and Kazmierczak were constantly told they were one of the favorite pairs from the judges.

Witney Carson and Chehon Wespi-Tschopp – Whitney Houston

This number really wowed everyone, and it was quite dramatic and emotional.

Eliana Girard and Cyrus ‘Glitch’ Spencer – “Toxic”

This was another routine the judges were amazed by. Nigel even said that in some parts, ballerina dancer Eliana was better than Glitch! The nerve! (But he was a little bit right!)

Written by Jessica Rae. Follow her on Twitter @ThisJessicaRae.

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