Wednesday, July 28, 2010

SYTYCD Shocker: No one goes home

For the first time in So You Think You Can Dance history, there was no elimination last week, because the jduges were unable to make up their minds.  None of the bottom three dancers were eliminated from the competition of So You Think You Can Dance last week; that means that two dancers will be eliminated this week.

Contemporary dancer Billy Bell had to sit out last week due to knee injury and was automatically placed on the bottom three.  Joining him were Robert Roldan and José Ruiz, who would dance for survival. Many people in the So You Think You Can Dance studio danced after two danced their solos.

When judgment time came, Nigel Lythgoe said on camera, "We haven't made up our minds."  After critiquing the bottom three dancers, he announced that because Billy Bell could not judged against Robert Roldan and José Ruiz, as Billy Bell did not perform, there would be no elimination.  That means that this week, two dancers will be eliminated, and that could include your favorite.  I believe that the judges should have sent Billy Bell home.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Ashley Galvan bows out of So You Think You Can Dance; now only one girl left

First it was ballet dancer Alex Wong, and now visalia dancer Ashley Galvan.  Ashley Galvan withdrew from the competition So You Think You Can Dance season 7 due to rib injury, therefore landing in 7th place.  Joining her in the bottom three were Billy Bell and José Ruiz.  Ashley Galvan has been one of judge Mia Michaels' favorite dancers since the beginning of season 7.  Her first dance solo was at the age of four.  She was the principal dancer in the 2009 film Fame. She will be remembered for her performance of the Travis Wall piece "Wonderful" by Annie Lennox danced with All-Star Mark Kanemura from So You Think You Can Dance season 4.  Her best performance of the season was with All-Star Ade Obayomi from So You Think You Can Dance season 5 to "Cosmic Love", which was choreographed by Dee Caspary. She shared in her biography that fellow season 7 contestant Billy Bell is her new best friend.

That leaves Lauren Froderman as the last girl standing of So You Think You Can Dance season 7.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Alex Wong withdraws from So You Think You Can Dance

During the rehearsal of last week's performance show, Alex Wong got injured, suffering an attached Achilles' tendon.  Therefore, he withdrew from So You Think You Can Dance.  He was to do the Bollywood dance with Adéchiké Torbert.  On the week before last, he danced with all-star Stephen "Twitch" Boss, and that routine received standing ovation.  However, he will return next season on So You Think You Can Dance.  Wong is part of the reason why the new format is working well and part of the reason why I prefer the new format over the old format.  Another reason is that I will not having to worry as much about my favorite being voted away from the top 10 tour.  It is very emotionally difficult to deal with the elimination of my favorite contestant early in the competition, especially before the top 10 is revealed.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Melinda Sullivan tap dances off the stage

Last week's elimination was no surprise to me.  I have predicted that tap dancer Melinda Sullivan would be the third to be eliminated from this season's So You Think You Can Dance competition.  That prediction has come true, and the judges made the right decision. She should have been eliminated before Alexis Agdeppa and Cristina Santana, because America was unwilling to connect with her.  Also a shocking upturn is that she was in the bottom three Robert Roldan and Billy Bell.  While the judges went back stage to deliberate, R&B star Ne-Yo performed "Beautiful Monster."