Ashlee and Ricky, the weakest couple from the first competition show of "So You Think You Can Dance" couldn't save themselves with their solos. Those two were the first guy and girl to be eliminated from this season's final round on Thursday night.
I can't say I was terribly shocked about any of the bottom three couples: Ashlee and Ricky, Sabra and Dominic, and Faina and Cedric. And I'm not even surprised that Ashlee's heading home; her solo did nothing for me, and she was clearly weaker than the other two girls in danger. But Ricky's ouster did surprise me; I was sure the judges would keep him in, given Mia's comments about him being her favorite and Nigel's fear that Dominic is looking a little one-note. I thought he'd be around much longer.
A couple of other things:
- I'm glad we finally got to see Sabra dance solo, because she was totally overlooked through the auditions. I thought her solo was the strongest of the night, and now I know why she's in the Top 20 (er, Top 18, now).
- I love Benji as much as the rest of America, but I really didn't need to see him drop his pants and expose his flag undies on national TV.
- Speaking of which, I'm not Dominic's biggest fan, but watching him act all modest after he took his shirt off totally cracked me up.
What did you think? Were the results fair? Are your favorites still in?
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