When it was announced earlier this week that So You Think You Can Dance's Jessica had withdrawn from the competition and Comfort would replace her, it seemed like pretty much a no-brainer that Comfort would be eliminated this week.
Well -- now I'm not so sure.
After last night's Top 10 performances, including a very entertaining hip-hop number with Twitch, could Comfort live to see another day?
My rankings of the Top 10 partner dances, solos and overall performances
Here's my thoughts on tonight's eliminations:
Totally Safe: Katee, Chelsie, Courtney
In Danger: Kherington, Comfort
After weeks of strong performances, Kherington completely fell apart last night, looking amateurish on her Two Step, and uninspired on her Jazz routine. Comfort, meanwhile, was a bit of a trainwreck on her Smooth Waltz, but just may have saved herself with the hip-hop. Add in the fact that she's now the competition's underdog, and it looks Kherington is on her way home.
Totally Safe: Will, Joshua
In Danger: Gev, Twitch, Mark
This is probably the strongest group of guys this show has seen, and losing any of them will be a shame, but there's only one thing for sure: it won't be Will or Joshua, who were both excellent last night. It probably also won't be Twitch -- despite a less-than-impressive waltz, his stellar hip-hop and entertaining solo should save him for at least another week.
Gev, who I had predicted earlier this week would be the first guy eliminated from the Top 10, actually had a strong evening -- his contemporary with Chelsie was spectacular, his solo was impressive, and his jive was not nearly as bad as it could have been. Mark, on the other hand, disappointed at every turn -- neither of his partner dances were anything special, and his solo was not quite extraordinary. Though he's performed strongly throughout the competition, I'm afraid a weak night may ultimately do him in.
So...my predictions for the eliminated contestants are Kherington and Mark.
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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.
Here are the results from the first round of voting:
Allison def. Sabra, 57%-43%
Sabra (Season 3) vs. Allison (Season 2)
Lacey def. Melody, 64%-36%
Melody (Season 1) vs. Lacey (Season 3)
Neil def. Jamile, 85%-15%
Neil (Season 3) vs. Jamile (Season 1)
Benji def. Ivan, 60%-40%
Benji (Season 2) vs. Ivan (Season 2)
Nick def. Natalie, 55%-45%
Nick (Season 1) vs. Natalie (Season 3)
Heidi def. Ashley, 79%-21
Heidi (Season 2) vs. Ashley (Season 1)
Danny def. Donyelle, 63%-37%
Donyelle (Season 2) vs. Danny (Season 3)
Travis def. Pasha, 74%-26%
Travis (Season 2) vs. Pasha (Season 3)