And cue music...

Posted: Friday, July 23, 2010 by Travis Cody in

Welcome to encores and results!

Wednesday's performance show was marred by yet another injury, this time to Billy Bell.  According to Nigel, the doctors said Billy could have danced if he felt comfortable, so perhaps after another night of rest he'll be up to dancing his solo to stay in the competition.  I hope so.  I really don't want to see another dancer eliminated due to injury.

There was some good stuff on the performance show.  Let's see what we liked.  I'll try to add the clips if they cooperate this time.

Lauren took control of her hip hop routine with All Star Twitch.  Click here if the video won't play.

We enjoyed the pure Jazz quality of movement from Robert and All Star Lauren.  I couldn't find a clip for this dance, but I wanted to call it out anyway.

More pure Jazz, and a chance to be funky and fun from Kent and All Star Kathryn.  Click here if the video doesn't play.

Dance of the night goes to the stunning lyrical hip hop piece, created by Tabitha and Napolean but brought to life by AdeChike and All Star Comfort.  The embed police got this one, but I encourage you to click here and watch.


Group number...I loved it!  Now that's what I call a tribute to the Fosse style, choreographed by Kelley Abbey.  She has choreographed on SYTYCD Australia.

Cat Deeley update...GORGEOUS!  What?  Of course LEGSSES.  Did I have to say that?

Billy did not dance in the opening number and he is in the audience.  He gave a thumbs-up, but who knows if he can dance?  Oh the suspense!

Oh damn...I didn't hear the news that Denise Jefferson (1944-2010) passed.  She was a teacher and director of the Alvin Ailey School.

Results...Lauren is safe.  Kent is safe.  AdeChike is safe.

Our bottom three dancers are Jose and Robert, joined by Billy due to his injury.'s dancers from the American Ballet Theatre performing the Act III Grande Pas de deux from Don Quixote.  Beautiful.

We have a performance from one of the dancers cut after Vegas...DJ Smart.  That was impressive.

All Star's Lauren Gottlieb and Neil Haskell to reprise a Wade Robson classic, Night of the Dancing Flame. 

  • Billy chooses rest, although he has been cleared by doctors to dance
  • Robert - another wonderful performance
  • Jose - half a minute of non-stop fantastic tricks
Musical guest is Enrique Iglesias joined by rapper Pitbull.  And we get some sexy Allison and Lauren too, and then a bit of Dominic for the ladies.  It wasn't horrible.

Here we go now...eliminations.  But the judges haven't made up their minds.  They have, however, come to a conclusion.

Nigel tells Robert that they don't feel that he is growing and needs to address that.  He tells Jose that he is not improving in styles other than his own specialty.  He says that Billy has set a precedent by deciding not to dance even though the doctors have cleared him, and by doing that has given himself an extra week to rest, but also created something of a situation by not dancing.

I'm not going to accuse anyone of suggesting that Billy took an unnecessary or unwarranted week off, but after seeing other dancers eliminated due to injuries, do you blame him for looking after his own health?  He stays or goes whether he dances or not, right? 

The judges confess to be uncertain what to do.

So guess what?  Nobody goes home!

That's right friends and neighbors...the Top 6 return next week to dance for our votes and a spot in the Final Four.  That means 2 dancers will go home next week.

And I'm OK with that!

Now everybody stay healthy dammit!


  1. Interesting decision by the judges. Hope they are not setting a precedent that will haunt them in the future.