RYAN WATCH: Judges rave Ramirez’s ‘quirky’ performance

Morgan Hill's Ryan Ramirez Photo by Paige Day

The seven remaining couples danced Wednesday on FOX’s

So You Think You Can Dance?

and while local Ryan Ramirez and partner Ricky Jaime received
compliment after compliment from the four judges
– others did face disappointing criticism. Ramirez and Jaime,
who found themselves in the bottom once this season, have been
elevated to a

favorite

among producer Nigel Lythgoe, resident judge Mary Murphy and
several guest judges.
CREAM WILL RISE: The seven remaining couples danced Wednesday on FOX’s “So You Think You Can Dance?” and while local Ryan Ramirez and partner Ricky Jaime received compliment after compliment from the four judges – others did face disappointing criticism. Ramirez and Jaime, who found themselves in the bottom once this season, have been elevated to a “favorite” among producer Nigel Lythgoe, resident judge Mary Murphy and several guest judges.

BOWIE BALLAD: On Wednesday, Ramirez and Jamie performed a Jazz sequence to David Bowie’s “Fashion” – and though the judges called it “hot” and “passionate” it was definitely quirky. The scenario was that Ramirez and Jaime were “disciples of the cult of fashion” and were so into fashion they got hit by cars, then turned into zombies. Quirky. Ramirez stunned in glittery black tights, black shorts and vest with red gloves; she wore her curly blond hair down. “Ryan, holy smokes! Talk about someone deep in character. You went full-tilt zombie … The dance really showed both of you off tonight and I say woohoo!” Murphy said Wednesday. Guest judge and dancer Travis Wall said Ramirez is one of the best girls of season eight.

NAME DROPPING: Morgan Hill found some love on national television Wednesday night when Ramirez and her mom Paige Day, who lives in town, were shown walking in front of the vacant Granada Theater in downtown. Ramirez was born and raised in Morgan Hill attending Oakwood School, but in the piece she said that there weren’t many dance opportunities here so she took classes in Mountain View and went to high school at Saint Francis to shorten the commute between dance and school. She got her first big break dancing for Mia Michaels, a famous choreographer and has danced on TV episodes of “House” and the finale of “Glee.”

TWEET, TWEET: The Morgan Hill Times follows Ramirez’s every dance step Wednesday and Thursday nights during the 8 p.m. live shows. Follow her progress, @morganhilltimes, on www.morganhilltimes.com via “Ryan Watch,” and in the newspaper Tuesdays and Fridays.

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