Trick question. Who went home on last night's "So You Think You Can Dance"?
Never, ever, ever! That's right. "We've never done this before," judge and producer Nigel Lythgoe gushes. I'm not sure that's true, though. I seem to remember that happening when there was an injury last season -- with Billy Bell. OK, after a quick search, here's proof that it happened last year: ‘SYTYCD’ SHOCKER! For The First Time Ever, No One Is Eliminated'. At the time, I wouldn't have minded seeing Billy go, but the injury was a good excuse not to cut him. Anyone remember if that's the only other time?
Maybe Nigel meant they had never not eliminated anyone on the first elimination show, with 20 contestants, when they were supposed to send two home. Maybe? Pretty specific "never, ever" criteria. Nigel says he "wants to see more" of the dancers, but next week, they'll be sending FOUR dancers home (so they say; we'll see). So after next week, he wants to see much, much LESS of the dancers. Interesting.