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"So You Think You Can Dance" Notes

By admin Published: July 30, 2010

I mentioned a week ago that it looked as if Billy Bell got a free pass -- not having to dance even though he had been cleared by doctors to do so. Maybe some of his former fans felt the same way, since he and Jose Ruiz got sent home. (Or, as the bride has observed, the show may simply have not wanted to eliminate Lauren, since she was the last remaining woman.) The official word:

After last week’s dramatic judges’ save, two finalists – Billy Bell and Jose Ruiz – were eliminated tonight on SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, revealing this season’s Top 4: Kent Boyd, Lauren Froderman, Robert Roldan and AdéChiké Torbert.

Eliminated tonight were Bell, 20, a Contemporary dancer from Palm Beach, FL; and Ruiz, 21, a B-Boy dancer from Miami, FL. . . .

With less than two weeks to go until the final showdown, the competition gets even hotter when the Top 4 take the stage Wednesday, Aug. 4 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on the penultimate performance show in hopes of making it to the finale and earning the title of America’s Favorite Dancer and $250,000.

More after the jump, including next week's guests.

Here is what the Top 4 had to say to their fans: (con
Kent Boyd
Age: 18
Dance Specialty: Contemporary Jazz
Hometown: Botkins, OH
Currently Resides: Wapakoneta, OH
“It doesn't matter where you come from – you can make anything happen. Dream big, folks!”

Lauren Froderman
Age: 18
Dance Specialty: Contemporary Jazz
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
Currently Resides: Phoenix, AZ
“Words cannot describe what this experience has meant to me, and I have you all – my fans – to thank for making it this far. I am honored to have shared my love for dance with America. I can never thank everyone enough for the joy and growth I have accomplished with your help. From the bottom of my heart, I thank you so much for believing in me.”
Robert Roldan
Age: 20
Dance Specialty: Contemporary
Hometown: Thousand Oaks, CA
Currently Resides: North Hollywood, CA
“Thankful doesn't even come close to describing how much I appreciate every person who has supported me through this whole process. Dream your dream. And never give up on going after it because your dream belongs to you and no one else. Thank you for everything!”

AdéChiké Torbert
Age: 23
Dance Style: Contemporary
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Currently Resides: Queens, NY
“This has been such an amazing journey and such a life-changing experience. I have not only grown as a dancer, but I've also grown as a man and a human being. Thank you for allowing me to share my passion and love for the art form every week. I am deeply humbled by this experience and eternally grateful for all of the love and positivity sent my way.”

Tune in the following night, Thursday, Aug. 5 (9:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), to find out which three dancers will be in the final showdown for the title of America’s Favorite Dancer and to see performances by rap sensation Flo Rida, smash recording artist Janelle Monáe and Complexions Contemporary Ballet founder Desmond Richardson.

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