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‘SYTYCD’ SHOCKER! For The First Time Ever, No One Is Eliminated Because The Judges Couldn’t Make Up Their Minds!

Fri, July 23, 2010 6:00pm EDT by 5 Comments
Courtesy of Fox

Courtesy of Fox

None of the bottom three dancers were kicked off this week on So You Think You Can Dance — but that means TWO people will go home next week! Yikes!

After all the recent injuries shaking up the competition on So You Think You Can Dance this season, you’d think the show couldn’t get any stranger – but it did! Last night judges Nigel Lythgoe, Adam Shankman and Mia Michaels dropped an unprecedented bombshell: for the first time in the show’s five-year history, the bottom three dancers
were all saved from elimination!

Contemporary dancer Billy Bell, who chose to sit out this week due to a knee injury, was automatically placed in the bottom three. Robert Roldan and Jose Ruiz joined the frontrunner later to dance for their lives, and they both surely did. In fact, many people in the studio were on their feet after they performed their solos.

When judgment time arrived, Nigel admitted on camera, “We haven’t made up our minds.” After critiquing the three guys one-by-one, Nigel announced that because Billy couldn’t be judged against the other dancers, as he hadn’t performed, there would be no elimination! But watch out, BFFS – this means that two of your favorites might be going
home next week during the double elimination round!

The audience went wild after hearing the good news, although I couldn’t help but notice that the dancers who had already been led to safety -– Kent Boyd, Lauren Froderman, and Adechike Torbert -– looked way more shocked than the guys who were nearly sent home!

It may have been surprising, but personally I’m glad that the judges came to this decision. I would’ve hated to see Billy leave – he’s awesome!

–Karen Datangel