So You Think You Can Dance: Nigel Lythgoe “Heartbroken” About Eliminating Tap Dancer Melinda Sullivan
July 03, 2010 01:00 PM by Nancy Floyd
After spending three weeks in the bottom three onÂ So You Think You Can Dance, it wasn’t too shocking to see that tap dancerÂ Melinda Sullivan was eliminated from the competition this week. Although the judges were unanimous in their decision,Â Nigel Lythgoe says he’s “heartbroken” to see the tap dancer go. Keep reading for more details on why Nigel Lythgoe thinks Melinda didn’t receive votes and how she feels about her performances…
Another lady has been eliminated fromÂ So You Think You Can Dance! After being in the bottom three for three weeks in a row, tap dancer Melinda Sullivan was the latest casualty on the reality dance competition, leaving only two females in the competition. Melinda’s shaky salsa routine with sexy ballroom All-StarÂ Pasha wasn’t enough to earn votes from America or the judges so she was sent packing.
Executive producer and head judge, Nigel Lythgoe, thinks that Melinda Sullivan had an issue connecting with the at-home audience.Â â€œShe looks as though sheâ€™s confident,â€ Nigel Lythgoe said after the elimination. â€œThatâ€™s New York girls â€” theyâ€™re not always confident but they sometimes alienate the audience thatâ€™s voting.â€
Regardless of the reason for her elimination, Melinda Sullivan said she did her best and is proud of her time on So You Think You Can Dance. â€œI was giving my all as an artist,â€ Melinda told People magazine. â€œAs a confident, young, strong woman, I was pleased with my performances.â€ Melinda Sullivan was the only tap dancer to make the competition this year and she hopes she’s done a good job proving that â€œtap can be edgy and sexy and hip as opposed to old-school.â€
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