July 2nd, 2010
02:12 PM ET
We all saw the outcome of Thursday night's "So You Think You Can Dance" results show coming a mile away. After all, both Mia Michaels and Adam Shankman said the night before that they had made a mistake in keeping tap dancer Melinda on the show another week.
Nigel Lythgoe didn't pretend to make it suspenseful either when he made the announcement. It's true that she "danced to the beat of her own drummer," as he said, and she's certainly very talented in her own style of dance. Her a capella solo was actually one of the best ones she had done on the show.
One thing I didn't understand was Adam's comment that she needed to show some vulnerability to stay on the show. How exactly does one do that as a tap dancer?
As for the other two in the bottom three, I predicted Robert would be there again, and he will probably be the next to go. However, I didn't see Billy being one of the three. This really shows that Alex is surging ahead in the eyes of the voters.
Two welcome changes came on Thursday night as well: the announcement that the competitors will dance with each other, as well as the all-stars, and the all-stars performing some of their "greatest hits." After all the criticism of this season, it seems that they're giving the fans what they want, though it should be interesting to see how that works with only two girls left in the competition. As for the other change, I'd watch Mark and Courtney perform "The Garden" on every results show, thankyaverymuch. I'm definitely looking forward to next Thursday.
Finally, I thoroughly enjoyed Cirque du Soleil's Mandy Moore/Nappytabs-choreographed tribute to Elvis (so much so that I felt bad for Ne-Yo that he had to follow that), as well as the fact that "SYTYCD" alums Chris and Marquese were part of the group.
Your turn: Do you agree that it was Melinda's time to go? Do you like the idea of seeing more of the all-stars on the results shows (and less of them on the perforance shows)? Share your thoughts on video, or in the comments below.
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