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So You Think You Can Dance: Alexie Agdeppa ‘In Shock’ About Being Eliminated

June 18, 2010 01:00 PM by Nancy Floyd


Jazz dancer Alexie Agdeppa was the first casualty on season 7 of So You Think You Can Dance. During last night’s results show, the petite 26-year old was the first dancer to be eliminated from the Top 11. Keep reading for more details about how Alexie feels about her short run on the show…

Alexie Agdeppa has been trying to earn a spot on So You Think You Can Dance for several seasons now. This year, she finally got her chance when she was offered a spot in the Top 11. On Wednesday night, she took the stage for the first routine of the competition, partnering with All-Star Twitch for a Tabitha and Napoleon hip-hop routine. Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough to keep her around the competition any longer. After landing a spot in the bottom three, alongside tapper Melinda and salsa dancer Cristina, Alexie was the first contestant eliminated by the So You Think You Can Dance judges.

“Everything Alexie has done we all go, ‘aww,’ ” executive producer Nigel Lythgoe said. “I’ve got to stop going ‘aww’ sometimes and go ‘wow.’” Mia Michaels though Alexie lacked the “fierceness” that some of the other dancers have and Adam Shankman felt her final solo was simply “polite,” but didn’t make the judges feel they had to keep her around.

“I was a little bit in shock,” Alexie Agdeppa told People magazine after being eliminated from So You Think You Can Dance. “When I was backstage I came to peace with the fact that everything does happen for a reason and if I’m going to dance for my life then I’m going to dance for my life. I gave me.”

Although the judges were impressed with the majority of performances this week, Adam Shankman says the dancers need to step it up week after week. “Every week they have to lay it all out there,” Shankman told People magazine. “Which doesn’t mean just dance hard. It means open yourself up.”

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