July 30th, 2010
09:49 AM ET
Thursday's results show on "So You Think You Can Dance" kicked off - after an "Alice in Wonderland"-inspired group routine by Mia Michaels, one of the season's best - with the announcement that Lauren is okay to continue dancing in the competition, allowing us to breathe a collective sigh of relief. I don't know how many more of these injuries I can take.
As expected, Billy and Jose ended up in the bottom three. You could see it in Jose's face that he knew he was leaving the show, not to mention the fact that Nigel more or less said it on Wednesday night.
As for Billy, he had one of his best nights ever on Wednesday, but the audience just isn't voting for him. Billy in the bottom three has been like the sun rising in the east lately.
On the other hand, Lauren rounding out the bottom three was a bit of a shocker. We knew that AdeChike's fanbase has been growing over the past few weeks, but Robert seems to be getting more votes as well.
After the "Step Up 3-D" dancers blew the roof off the place, Christian TV - the missing sixth member of New Kids on the Block - delivered a truly dreadful performance, and after Alison Iraheta was upstaged by Orianthi's guitar, we had a unanimous decision: Lauren was staying and the other two were out.
I think that very few will argue that it was Jose's time but Billy was certainly one of the most talented dancers the show has ever seen. At the end of the day, though, it's clear that he just wasn't getting the votes.
For my money, Lauren deserves to win this year, as both Mia and Adam hinted on Wednesday. There's just the little matter of needing more votes next week to make it into the bottom three, since it's out of the judges' hands now.
Your turn: Who are you pulling for with only two weeks left? Did Jose and Billy deserve to go? Is the Kent train unstoppable? Will you be celebrating National Dance Day on Saturday? Let us know on video, or in the comments below.
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