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...
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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.