Not that we need any more evidence in Northeast Ohio, but "So You Think You Can Dance" last night offered a bummer with the elimination of Alex Wong due to a lacerated Achilles tendon. Wong was looking as if he could win it all before he was hurt, easily crossing dance genres and charming the judges and the audience. Oh, well.
The boilerplate from Fox:
In a dramatic results show, injured contestant Alex Wong, 23, a Ballet dancer from Vancouver, Canada, was eliminated tonight on SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE. Unable to compete in last night’s performance show, Wong was placed in the bottom three with the two dancers who received the fewest of America’s votes: Billy Bell and Ashley Galvan. Judges Nigel Lythgoe, Mia Michaels and Adam Shankman then announced that due to Wong’s injury, he was unable to continue in the competition and therefore eliminated.
This week’s results show also featured special performances by pop sensation Natasha Bedingfield, the cast of Broadway’s Tony Award-winning smash hit “In The Heights” and SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE All-Stars Anya Garnis and Pasha Kovalev.
The competition continues next week on America’s favorite dance show when the Top 7 (Billy Bell, Kent Boyd, Lauren Froderman, Ashley Galvan, Robert Roldan, Jose Ruiz and Adéchiké Torbert) will dance two routines – one with an All-Star partner and one with a fellow contestant – on a two-hour live performance show Wednesday, July 14 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX.
Tune in the following night, Thursday, July 15 (9:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), to find out which dancer will be sent home next and to see performances by singer Christina Perri, whose single “Jar of Hearts” rocketed up the iTunes charts after being featured on last week’s performance show; members of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre; and Dizzy Feet Foundation scholarship recipients Fernando Martin-Gullans and Lauren Vayser.