Last night's episode of So You Think You Can Dance bid a tearful goodbye to SPOILER COMING ballet prodigy and judge favorite, Alex Wong. It was bittersweet as Alex was taken out of the competition not by his lack of talent, but by the lack of his Achilles tendon to hold up in rehearsal the previous night.
Alas -- the show must go on. I have to say that while I absolutely enjoy the dancers' performances on Wednesday nights' show, I think I find more enjoyment on the results episode the following evening. It's not because I like to see anyone leave the competition (that's a total lie -- I love watching the deserving people go), but because the show itself is more entertaining in my book.
They always open with a wild and exciting group dance, usually choreographed by Mia Michaels or the dude that will forever be remembered as the guy who slept with B-Fed and broke her and Justin up -- Wade Robson. The guy's brilliant, and by far one of my favorite choreographers, but let's be real ... he banged Brit -- that's how he'll always be remembered beneath the genius of his choreography. It's true and you know it.
Anyway -- aside from Alex, the other contestants in the bottom three were Billy something and that chick Ashley. We all knew Billy wasn't going anywhere, and while at times Ashley is hard to look at, her solo performance was off the chain. That chick truly danced for her life.
But no matter -- the decision had already been made and Alex was a goner. C'est la vie.
Highlights of the night:
It was revealed that Adam Shankman had been nominated for an Emmy for his choreography of the Academy Awards. Way to go Ad!
Mia Michaels had been nominated for an Emmy for routines choreographed during seasons five and six. So not surprised. She's a contemporary genius ... despite her misplaced anger toward the contestants.
July 31 has been officially declared National Dance Day. For some reason the song "Footloose" will not stop playing in my head.
And last but not least, Nigel announced that Glee had been nominated for 19 Emmy Awards. You heard me. Nineteen! That's some sick shit for a musical comedy-drama television series that is generally considered lame, gay, and totally over the top. Needless to say, I'm thrilled. Sue Sylvester is the greatest character ever written for prime time television.
Who do you think should take the Emmy for best choreographer this year?
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