'SYTYCD' comes into the home stretch
July 30th, 2010
09:49 AM ET

'SYTYCD' comes into the home stretch

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.

soundoff (13 Responses)
  1. Ted Strickland

    Mia Michaels get over yourself. Your dance rountines are just out and out bizarre. Your critiques are so stupd always wanting to see more... SEEEZ or someother cat sound that comes out of your mouth. This fetish of yours constantly crituques the expression on the dancers faces... I have never ever been close enough at a performance to see the expression of the dancers even on the jumbo screens.

    Brint back Mary Murphy Please... your people stop with the hip hop enough already ! !

    August 3, 2010 at 8:07 am | Report abuse |
  2. kaye

    would like to see kent do a routine in ballet attire, like the preivous featured couple from the theatre.

    August 1, 2010 at 7:40 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Caitlin

    I love the season 7 contestants and I know the all stars have been a part of some great dances this season. But I'm getting a little tired of the all stars being featured in the group numbers. This week was Alison, last week was Mark, week before was Dominic. And not all the all stars are going on tour. So not every dance will be featured on the tour, like Lauren and Twitch's hip hop number. The all starts already had their time to shine. Give season 7 a chance. And it's too bad that season 6 doesn't get featured. Jakob, Legacy, and others were great, it's too bad they don't get the same recgonition

    July 30, 2010 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Cindy

    Thanks Angela

    Oh and what is with having and praising polinesian dance but dissing belly dance and not having any of the amazing pro belly dancers on? seriously. Do a youtube search for Rachel Brice and one for Zoe Jakes, oh and also Aziza!

    July 30, 2010 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Cindy

    I LOVE this show! Sadly not going to get to see this week unless it's on re runs or fox has decided to post full shows on its website or let you tube postings. Jose just needs training and he will be right up there with Kent and Billy.
    Mia is awesome. The only reason I really miss Mary is because of her ballroom expertise.

    Freakin show manages to make me cry every week.

    July 30, 2010 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Angela


      SYTYCD is on Hulu now! Yay! http://www.hulu.com/so-you-think-you-can-dance

      July 30, 2010 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Angela

      Sorry, I meant Cindy, but I had Mary on the brain from a previous comment.

      July 30, 2010 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  6. blue

    where in the world is Mary... her sparkling clothes and her huge smile, her loud mouth, her screams, and the "Hot Tamale Train... she made this show!!.. love Mia's work but as a personality she doesn't ever please me... Mary, please come back!!

    July 30, 2010 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Moon627

      ITA !! I miss Mary. In fact i miss last season and all the previous seasons because i hate this new format with the all-stars

      But i love the newbies – i just wish theyd been able to perform like previous contestants rather than being partnered with the more experienced dancers.

      I was sad to see sweet Jose leave but it was not unexpected . But i think Billy had it coming because altho he danced wonderfully last night i dont think he's been up to par for awhile...

      I think it will be Robert and Cheeky going home next and Kent will probably take the win away from Lauren

      July 30, 2010 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Kate

    No one can touch Kent for showmanship, enthusiasm and excitement. I always like all the dancers (though Jose outlasted his stay by weeks), but Kent's joy in his dancing is such a delight.

    July 30, 2010 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Debbie

    I could not believe Lauren was in the bottom 3 last night. She deserves to win. It should be her and Kent in the final. What on earth is Adechike still doing in there. I am not a fan of Billy's personality, but his dancing is undeniably better. Adechike is long overdue to go home. He is getting too many sympathy votes thanks to Mia's inappropriate tirades.

    July 30, 2010 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
  9. debbie

    I've said from the beginning and still hope it gets down to Lauren & Kent. Too bad they can't both win. So, since I'm a female, if I have to choose, I'm hoping Lauren takes the crown. That said, I'm super-psyched for the events happening in DC to celebrate National Dance Day. Though I'm over 50, I can't wait to go and take a lesson or two.

    July 30, 2010 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  10. transporter2000

    Well, considering that the demographic of girls from 10-15 years of age are likely to vote 8 million times each, I would say the sway vote will go to Kent.

    July 30, 2010 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |

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