October 27, 2009 08:23 PM by Lisa Princ
That’s right folks, this season on So You Think You Can Dance on FOX, our judges decided to change it up a bit. Our top 20 would be broken down into couples and the judges were in control of whom would be sent home tonight. Think your favorite made it through another round? With injuries and surprises at every turn, you may want to rethink that!
Right from the start on So You Think You Can Dance tonight, we knew it would be filled with drama and surprises as we learned that 2 of our top 20 competitors would not be performing. Both Billy Bell and Noelle Marsh would not be performing tonight. Noelle may be back next week, but Billy is out for the season and will be replaced by Brandon Dumlao. For the full story and details on Noelle’s injury and Billy’s illness click here.
On to our couples for the season on So You Think You Can Dance. Our top 20 pairs will be: Karen and Kevin, Ariana and Peter, Ashleigh and Jakob, Noelle and Russell, Channing and Phillip, Bianca and Victor, Ellenore and Ryan, Brandon and Pauline, Kathryn and Legacy, and last but not least Mollee and Nathan. Russel would be paired with his choreographer, Melanie tonight as she would be filling in for Noelle.
While most of the couple’s performances tonight on So You Think You Can Dance on FOX were fairly good, only a few stood out from the crowd. Karen and Kevin were on fire, as Karen was in her comfort zone with a cha cha. Kathryn and Legacy were also totally in sync. And one couple that completely caught me off guard were Mollee and Nathan, who performed a disco routine, they were incredible and looked fabulous together.
After the couples performed, the judges got to choose the 4 weakest dancers, who would then have to “dance for their lives” in a solo. From there, the judges would chose one guy and one gal to send home. The 4 dancers chosen to dance a solo were: Pauline, Brandon, Ariana and….Russell?!?! Russell did not belong there in my opinion, he rocked tonight. Luckily, Russell did not get sent home.
Instead, Brandon and Ariana were sent home tonight on So You Think You Can Dance. However, Nigel stated that he was going to look through the rules and see if Brandon would be able to come back next year since he technically did not make the top 20, he was there by default.Â So maybe we’ll see Brandon back next year, only time will tell.
Photos courtesy of: FOX