Thursday, July 17, 2008

Kherington and Gev Eliminated on So You Think You Can Dance

Comfort is a lucky, lucky girl.

After replacing an injured Jessica King in the Top 10 of So You Think You Can Dance, it was widely expected that Comfort's return to the stage would be short-lived.

Not so much.

Kherington, who lit the stage on fire for much of the first part of the competition, was sent home in a shocking-but-not-shocking elimination. (Not shocking, I say, because I predicted it in my post SYTYCD Top 10 Elimination Prediction: Did Comfort's Strong Hip-Hop Routine Save Her?). I'll be honest -- even though I expected her to get the boot, I still got a little sad during her goodbye package. She wasn't going to win the compeition, but she certainly provided a lot more spark than Comfort has.

As for the guys, I thought Gev's charm and generally consistent performances would buy him a bit more time in the competition. Alas, it wasn't meant to be -- the Khazak cutie was sent packin', in favor of Mark, his companion in the Bottom 2. I don't know what happened to Mark this week -- he totally lost his mojo, and looked a little lost on the dance floor. Hopefully he'll pick it up next week.

In addition to the results we were treated to a whopping three group numbers this week, including an impressive but endless Bollywood number, a typically genius routine by Mia Michaels for the Top 5 girls (how fierce was Katee?!?), and a Broadway number by a "mystery choreographer" that turned out to be Nigel Lythgoe. (My guess had been Debbie Allen.) All in all there was a lot of dancing, and that's never a bad thing.

Can Comfort's luck continue next week? I guess we'll have to wait and see...

SYTYCD MADNESS: THE GAME

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Allison vs. Lacey

Benji vs. Neil

Travis vs. Danny

Nick vs. Heidi

RESULTS FROM SWEET 16

The first round of SYTYCD MADNESS: THE GAME is over, and the results are in!

Last year's champ Sabra went down to vote-in winner Allison, while Season 2 champ Benji fought off a charge by Ivan. Lacey was able to squeeze by Season 1 runner-up Melody, and Neil dominated Season 1's Jamile.

Fan-favorite Travis advanced easily over Pasha, and last year's runner-up Danny took out Season 2's Donyelle. First season champ Nick struggled with Natalie, but ultimately prevailed, while Season 2's Heidi had no problem with Season 1's Ashley.

1 comment:

Drew said...

I think Comfort was lucky on two counts. Obviously that she was brought back because of Jessica's injury. I can't help but wonder, though, if she would have had this partnering and these dance styles if she was the original 5th girl. I cannot think of another instance in which two hip-hop dancers were given a hip-hop routine, which was just a huge advantage. What came naturally to Comfort would have really taxed Jessica, and I think that the producers might have made different decisions if Comfort had been there from the outset.

I do not think that her luck will continue. She just cannot keep up in any of the other styles, and I expect that she will be the next girl to go.