July 29th, 2010
10:57 AM ET
Just when one might feel ready to hang up a sign saying "Two episodes since the last injury" on "So You Think You Can Dance," host Cat Deeley made the announcement at the very end of Wednesday night's episode that Lauren was being checked out by a medic.
To say that the injury situation on the show is getting ridiculous would be the understatement of the year. As Cat said, fingers crossed for her recovery tonight.
But before that big announcement, it was another great show with everyone having a good night. Even Jose was looking a little better, though the judges are still making it clear that he will probably face the axe (along with another dancer) if he doesn't get the votes this week.
His "old school" hip-hop routine with Comfort should have been a lot of fun on paper, and the judges disagreed on whether or not he pulled it off. When all is said and done, I'm in the "not" camp.
His Broadway dance with Kent was better (as was his solo, the best of the season for him) but I still feel that he was outshone by the pride of Wapakoneta, who still seems destined to win it all this year, provided he can stay healthy.
Kent really impressed, though, in his cha-cha with Anya. It was a terrific routine, and he was able to keep up with her (no small feat).
Even so, when it came to ballroom, I actually preferred Lauren and AdeChike's fox trot last night. It was certainly the best fox trot in recent memory for me.
Both Lauren and AdeChike had a very good night, with two amazing performances in Broadway and jazz, respectively. Lauren is definitely a contender now, but I'm not quite convinced that AdeChike will bring in the votes this week.
Another who could be in danger (again) is Robert, even though I really liked his Stacey Tookey contemporary dance with Kathryn, with the twist at the end about which one was going to war. I'm just not sure that his Bollywood routine with Billy stood out enough to garner him enough votes (his lackluster solo certainly didn't help).
Billy, on the other hand, has nothing to worry about; his performance as a homeless fellow opposite Ade's business man was one of the best things all season. Stacey choreographed this one, too, so she might have had the best night of anyone.
So, if forced to pick, I'll predict we're saying goodbye to Robert and Jose tonight, with AdeChike rounding out the bottom three (assuming Lauren is okay, that is).
Do you agree? On a scale of one to ten, how frustrated are you with the weekly "SYTYCD" injury report? Do you think Nigel Lythgoe was too busy pondering Simon Cowell's "American Idol" replacement (even letting slip the show's title in place of "SYTYCD") to focus on judging? Share your view on video, or in the comments below.
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