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'So You Think You Can Dance': Losing a dancer, gaining a judge?

July 24, 2008 |  9:35 pm

Williamwingfield_2_4188_lyf2 I have some good news and bad news for you.  Want the good news first? Debbie Allen will now be able to return as a judge on "So You Think You Can Dance"!  The bad? Well, of course, it's because her protégé, Will Wingfield, was voted off the show tonight. 

It was a shocker (most of all to Mark Kanemura, who seemed ready to go home) to see both Will and Twitch Boss in the bottom two.  I wouldn't have expected Will to go home quite this early, but as a fan and a viewer, I'm glad that it was Will and not Twitch.  Will is a wonderful dancer who has a great career ahead of him, but very few times during the competition did I feel connected, even really entertained by him. I could admire his work but I didn't have a lot of fun with it.  And let's not forget, it's not the search for America's best dancer -- it's the search for America's favorite dancer, which is good news for Twitch.  I'm not sure why he seemed so despondent when it was revealed that he was in the bottom two, as he's been there before -- perhaps he figured he was a shoo-in to go home if Will was already there. 

And good old Comfort Fedoke.  She seemed ready to be in the bottom two and ready to go home --again.  Our hip-hop girl went out with a smile and a good attitude, which is the best way to do it.

-- Claire Zulkey