We’re not going to waste any words trying to sugar coat it (not that we even could sugar coat this kind of news anyway): Alex Wong‘s injury has officially eliminated him from Season 7 of SYTYCD. The dancer who gave up his slot at Miami City Ballet for his second chance to go for the title of America’s Favorite Dancer, fell short of his dreams yet again. Before we cry ourselves through our workday, let’s take a look at the moments worth smiling about from last night’s results show.
Early on in last night’s episode it dawned on us, if Alex was in fact too injured to compete this season what would be the need for a results show at all? There would be no competitors joining him in the bottom three, no dancers desperately dancing for their lives, no need for the judges to convene, or for the audience to stay for the entire hour of programing. We’re sure that while the Billy and Ashley were relieved to be safe this week, that they were ticked off for having to go through the whole dog and pony show not knowing all the while that their actions were of no consequence.
Moving on to 2010 Emmy Nominee Mia Michael‘s opening routine to Sting’s “When We Dance” or as we’ve named this routine “Touched By An Angel”. SYTYCD really went all out on the fog machines with this one. All-Star Ade clearly had the easist job in this routine. They could have thrown Alex up there with crutches to do it, but that would have been a bit on the nose seeing as he’ll be dancing in heaven now (metaphoically speaking) since he got the axe tonight due to his injury.
In addition, to a smokin’ recreation by Anya and Pasha of their SYTYCD audition routine (which made Lauren’s Cha Cha from Wednesday night look lukewarm at best), we watched “96,000″ performed by the cast of In The Heights, and saw our All-Stars perform duing Natasha Bedingfield’s “Touch”. We know Natasha is buds with Cat, but she really needs to lay off the bronzer. Her face looked about as gold as the sneakers the All-Stars were dancing in—who are we kidding we could barely focus on her. Our eyes were on the All-Stars smashing routine (we’re guessing that it was choreographed by Tabitha D’uomo since the cameras cut to her after the routine).
Why even touch on Ashley and Billy‘s solo routines? They both danced their hearts out for nothing but the for the producers need to fill the show’s hour slot. The real high victories of the night were for Robert and AdeChike who finally made it out of the bottom three. AdeChike even got an apology from Mia Michaels (very similar to Jerry Orbach in Dirty Dancing’s “When I’m wrong I say I’m wrong.”) And while being in the bottom three wouldn’t have made a difference for Robert and AdeChike, we’re sure mentally it was still a triumph that the audiences are finally warming to them.
That’s all for this week. We’re off to do the same thing Alex Wong is doing right now: sticking pins in a voodoo doll of choreographer Nakul Dev Mahajan’s likeness.