June 24, 2011 07:00 AM by Lisa Princ
Last night we watched as four dancers were eliminated after the top 20 performed again for us on So You Think You Can Dance and after the show, Nigel Lythgoe said he wanted to save Nick and Iveta. So what happened? Read on to find out!
After the show last night, E! caught up with the judges and learned from Mary Murphy that they were “headed down a different road” as far as who they were going to send home. But after the explosive solo by Ricky, they changed their minds and decided to save Ricky instead of Nick.
Nigel Lythgoe, who said he wanted to save Nick, told E! that: “I couldn’t keep Nick having watched Ricky’s performance tonight. We asked them to dance for their lives and the passion that he danced with this evening was just fantastic. It was hard, but we had to let Nick go.”
Nigel also said that he had intended to save Iveta, a seasoned ballroom dancer, but after a discussion about it, they chose to save Ryan instead. None of the girls had good solos last night, so why choose Ryan over the others? Nigel said: “It’s a waste of time keeping them this week if they’re going to be cut next week. So who will grow the most? We had a little discussion and we felt Ryan would grow more.”
What did you think of the decision last night? Personally, I was disappointed to see both Iveta and Nick go, but I understand the reason for letting Ricky stay. I would have loved to see Iveta stick around longer as we knew this was her last shot at the show and she was so exciting to watch!
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