June 25th, 2010
10:11 AM ET
Despite the judges' shock over such an outcome, I - and probably many other viewers - saw Cristina's position in the bottom three coming a mile away on Thursday night's episode of "So You Think You Can Dance."
Despite their praise for her performance, there just wasn't the fire or chemistry one might expect from her paso doble with Pasha. And if you can't wow people in your own style, you're not going to get votes.
Most predictable of all was hoofer Melinda joining her there; the bottom three might as well be known as "the bottom two plus Melinda" from now on. If she's not out soon, it will be a big shock. As much as I like her, there are more than enough viewers who really don't.
One thing I didn't see coming was Billy remaining safe after his "failed experiment" of a krump routine, to quote Adam Shankman. I thought he would be in danger for sure, but voters came to his aid and it was Robert - who did as good a job as one could expect keeping up with Anya in the Argentine tango - who rounded out the bottom three.
Following a truly incredible performance by Bryan Gaynor's dance crew, Remote Kontrol, and just before Debi Nova was surrounded by six of the all-stars in a performance that oddly ended in confetti (did Kent win the show already?), we were treated to three lackluster solos. Robert, whom we hadn't really seen perform solo until now, might have been worst of all, but he could have just stood there for 30 seconds and would have been just as safe. This was really a battle between Cristina and Melinda.
Nigel Lythgoe made it clear that he disagreed with his fellow judges' choice to give Cristina the axe. In the midst of Nigel trying to leave her with words of encouragement, he told her that she is sometimes slow to pick up choreography. Way to kick 'em when they're down, Nigel!
What did you think of the results? Did you think Cristina should have stayed? Is it just me, or did the comments from the host and judges seem more bizarre than usual this week (the perils of live TV)? Do you agree that the dancing needs to be a lot more "gorg-ois" next week? Share your thoughts on video here, or in the comments below.
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