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So You Think You Can Dance Eliminations: Jose Ruiz, Billy Bell

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While it was refreshing to see a results show in which dancers who actually competed faced the music, this was predictable from the second the bottom three were announced.

Lauren Froderman in the bottom three? Really, America?

Speaking not just a straight guy, but as an objective observer, she's been one of the best all season. Possibly the only one who can defeat Kent. She's proficient and personable.

Of the three thus battling for the final spot in So You Think You Can Dance's coveted top four, there was simply no way Lauren could lose out to Jose Ruiz or Billy Bell. None.

Jose had been sneaking through for weeks, no doubt benefiting from injuries to other more talented stars. Billy? Perhaps he hurt his own cause by opting out of last week.

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Even Jose Ruiz and Billy Bell seemed resigned to their fate.

Doctors cleared him to dance and he performed well this week, but that move could have cost him even if he possesses more talent than Adechike Torbert or Robert Roldan.

Talent alone doesn't win this thing, however.

As she did in the previous night's Top 6 performances, Lauren knocked our socks off even when she wasn't at our best - she handles whatever is thrown her way with poise.

Her effort last night was a cut above the guys fighting her to avoid elimination, and made the judges' obvious call even easier. Jose and Billy, it's time we say our farewells.

This leaves Adechike and Robert, two guys often targeted for elimination, fighting Lauren and Kent for the title of America's Favorite Dancer. Are they up to the challenge?

You never know. Both have grown significantly, and you can't predict what America is going to vote for. So much depends on partners, choreography, costumes, etc.

It's a popularity contest as well as a talent show. That we can't forget. But we would still put our money on a Lauren and Kent showdown for the title. How about you?

Who do you want to win So You Think You Can Dance?

 

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the bollywood dance was fabulus amazin.nakul was very eger to teach i think you are very amusing entertaining cute good heart .i have many 2 sayfor now bye miss you

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why did they eliminated jose ruiz!? :( aahhwwww!... I l0ve j0se! I really like him. The way he dance, his very cute, handsome ang hot too . He is the reason why i watch SYTYCD. . I l0ve u j0se. I'm ur #1 fan. I l0ve u s0 much! . . Mwah! Mwah! . I want to be your friend.

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why did they eliminated jose ruiz!? :(
aahhwwww!... I l0ve j0se! I really like him. The way he dance, his very cute, handsome ang hot too . He is the reason why i watch SYTYCD. . I l0ve u j0se. I'm ur #1 fan. I l0ve u s0 much! . . Mwah! Mwah! . I want to be your friend.

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Another point:
I go to NYC yearly to see Broadway/ Alvin Ailey shows and recitals at Carnegie Hall and LIncoln Center. I am sure I will see Billy on stage soon, and cannot wait to be enthralled again...
I am sure if I will ever see the rest again because their ability trail Billy's far and still have a lot to train.

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Billy's natural talent is towering above all dancers in all seasons combined. The judges see that, but because he is too brilliant, their comments trail the truth and frequently are unfair..
Kent are Lauren are equal..They are excellent and trainable..and have a long time to catch up, if ever, with Billy.
Robert and Adechike are good...
I compare Billy to Sampras/Federer of tennis...They figure things out..The rest of the dancers are like the the top 20 calibre..Billy's performances are unforgettable ..The rest is fine for all other dancers combined. The tv audience artistic intelligence is below average at best..This year is the prime example