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"So You Think You Can Dance": Bye, Ricky and Ashlee

"So You Think You Can Dance": Bye, Ricky and Ashlee

Ashlee and Ricky, the weakest couple from the first competition show of "So You Think You Can Dance" couldn't save themselves with their solos. Those two were the first guy and girl to be eliminated from this season's final round on Thursday night.

I can't say I was terribly shocked about any of the bottom three couples: Ashlee and Ricky, Sabra and Dominic, and Faina and Cedric. And I'm not even surprised that Ashlee's heading home; her solo did nothing for me, and she was clearly weaker than the other two girls in danger. But Ricky's ouster did surprise me; I was sure the judges would keep him in, given Mia's comments about him being her favorite and Nigel's fear that Dominic is looking a little one-note. I thought he'd be around much longer.

A couple of other things:

  • I'm glad we finally got to see Sabra dance solo, because she was totally overlooked through the auditions. I thought her solo was the strongest of the night, and now I know why she's in the Top 20 (er, Top 18, now).
  • I love Benji as much as the rest of America, but I really didn't need to see him drop his pants and expose his flag undies on national TV.
  • Speaking of which, I'm not Dominic's biggest fan, but watching him act all modest after he took his shirt off totally cracked me up.

What did you think? Were the results fair? Are your favorites still in?

Photo courtesy of Fox

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gib gib 10 years
I think they booted Ricky because people thought he was strange. That's crap that he didn't "extend" like he did in his audition - his solo was incredible. They shouldn't be able to vote people off based on personality.
SU3 SU3 10 years
I was really suprised Ricky was given the boot.
tragicbeautyx tragicbeautyx 10 years
I was surprised Ricky went. I thought Dominic was the worst but whatever.
Janners Janners 10 years
There are too many favourites this season! I'm going to wait a bit before I declare my top picks... I'm veeery excited for the shows to come, though! Ashlee was gorgeous though... Gosh, I'm excited!
sumbum sumbum 10 years
even though dominic is from my hometown, i thought he was the weakest out of the bottom 3 guys. but his personality must've saved him (?). my favs lacey & hok are still around..whew!
gatacrow gatacrow 10 years
My favorites are Hok and Jesus. I agree, didn't really want to see Benji in his undies!
pinkflats pinkflats 10 years
i really thought that Dominic would be the first to go. As for Ashlee, really pretty girl but that solo performance was the weakest of the three. but how cute was Cedric after doing his solo and being interviewed by Cat? He's from my hometown, so i'm definitely rooting for him. Not sure about who i'm rooting for in the girl's group, but i predict that it would be Jessie, the hip hop girl.
chicgeekclub chicgeekclub 10 years
my favorites are still in though i was shocked that ricky got kicked off. i was sure dominic would. it was all personality that kept him in the competition. i hope he surprises us and blows us away in a style other than breakdancing.
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