October 07, 2009 07:08 PM by Lisa Princ
As we made our way down the road to the Top 20 tonight on So You Think You Can Dance on FOX, over 70 performers were let go. With the judging panel in full force and showing very little mercy, we had alot of excitement tonight and some blood!?!?!?! Some of the auditions early favorites were let go, while we saw some second chances as well as some unlikely pairings.
The night started off with many familiar faces on So You Think You Can Dance on FOX, including Shelby from New Orleans, Iveta from Utah, and same sex ballroom dancers, Jacob and Willem. After the very first round, many of the dancers advanced, including Willem. Jacob, however was let go along with another familiar face in Thomas from the Atlanta auditions. After the very first round, 41 dancers were let go.
The next round was hip hop on So You Think You Can Dance on FOX and most of the favorites made it through. One of those favorites was Teddy from Boston, whom if you don’t remember him, surely you will remember his checkered pants. I honestly didn’t think he could pull off hip hop, but he surprised me as well as the judges, although he did get a little help from the ladies with his hip hop look.
Now we moved on to the ballroom round on So You Think You Can Dance on FOX, where we watched Billy Bell’s partner spin around and
hit him in the nose during the rehearsal. Poor guy was dripping blood, and didn’t get to practice for only a few seconds. Luckily, he was good enough to get through one more round. Some others were given a second chance after not doing so well in the round. Legacy and John were both given a chance to dance solo, and dance for their lives so to speak.
The real shocker of the evening, however was the unlikely pairing of Iveta, the ballroom dancer whom we met last night in Utah, with Russell the krumpt dancer. While they definitely looked like an odd pair, they were so in sync with each other and danced beautifully. The judges were simply amazed. Both advanced to the next round.
In the end, over 70 dancers were let go. In that group were Ryan, the tapper from round one who just could not get it together tonight on So You Think You Can Dance on FOX.Â Also let go were other early favorites John, Teddy and Shelby from New Orleans. Now we are getting down to the nitty gritty, and I cannot wait to see who makes the top 20.
Photos courtesy of: FOX