July 23rd, 2010
12:48 PM ET
On Thursday night’s results show - which opened with a tribute to dance legend and director of The Ailey School Denise Jefferson, who died Saturday after battling ovarian cancer - the judges were feeling extra charitable.
After Lauren, Kent and AdeChike found themselves safe from elimination, Robert and Jose performed solos in an attempt to stay in the competition. Billy, however, didn’t take the stage, despite being cleared by the doctor.
There are two ways of looking at this situation:
1. Billy knows his body better than anyone else and he made a smart decision to sit out this week.
2. Billy is lazy.
But, who knows. Had Billy taken the stage too soon, he might have wound up in surgery with Alex. All we can hope is that he'll be ready to dance next week because he will be dancing. As will Robert and Jose.
That’s right - nobody was sent home this week, which means two dancers will leave the competition come Thursday.
Maybe the judges decided to give Billy a second chance to reward him for knowing his limits, while still avoiding the controversy that might have ensued had they sent home one of the contestants who was well enough to perform.
Just a thought.
What did you think of the judges’ decision?
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