So You Think You Can Dance 2011 – Judges keep all 20 finalists!
via press release:
In an unprecedented move, judges Nigel Lythgoe and Mary Murphy and guest judge Megan Mullally kept all Top 20 finalists on So You Think You Can Dance safe from elimination tonight. After America’s vote was revealed, Jordan Casanova and Tadd Gadduang; Clarice Ordaz and Jess LeProtto; and Miranda Maleski and Robert Taylor Jr. were the three couples who received the fewest votes. Unable to compete in last night’s performance show, Mitchell Kelly was also placed in the bottom. The judges asked the finalists to perform solo routines, and after deliberating, chose not to eliminate anyone. As a result, two couples – four dancers – will be sent home next week.
This week’s results show featured performances by Grammy-nominated R&B vocalist Keri Hilson and Ukrainian folk dancer Gennadi Saveliev, as well as the world premiere of the video for pop superstar Lady Gaga’s new single, “The Edge of Glory.” In addition, it was announced tonight that Lady Gaga will serve as a guest judge later in the season and that the second annual National Dance Day will take place on Saturday, July 30. Visitwww.fox.com for more information.
The competition continues next week on America’s favorite dance show when the Top 20 finalists – Jordan Casanova, Alexander Fost, Tadd Gadduang, Marko Germar, Ricky Jaime, Wadi Jones, Mitchell Kelly, Chris Koehl, Caitlynn Lawson, Jess LeProtto, Iveta Lukosiute, Miranda Maleski, Sasha Mallory, Melanie Moore, Missy Morelli, Clarice Ordaz, Ryan Ramirez, Ashley Rich, Robert Taylor Jr. and Nick Young – compete once again for America and the judges, including guest judge Debbie Reynolds, on a two-hour live performance show airing Wednesday, June 22(8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX.
Tune in the following night, Thursday, June 23 (8:00-9:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), for special performances by electro-hip-hop recording duo LMFAO and hip-hop dance crew Quest Crew and to find out which four dancers will be sent home.