Anyway, at first I thought America pretty much got it right tonight. And I was relieved. But then, there STILL were a couple of Jennifer Hudson-style elimination shockers at the end of the episode.
But first things first....Mark and Kherrington are fantastic dancers, no doubt, and at one time it would have utterly astonished me to see either of them in the bottom. But frankly, they belonged on the chopping block this week, after last night's twostep misstep and not-so-jazzy jazz routine.
Comfort was deserving of the unofficial Most Improved Award last night, but since she really wasn't even supposed to be in the top 10 in the first place (she got a second chance after an injured Jessica had to prematurely bow out), it made sense that she still didn't garner enough votes to be 100 percent safe. Comfort hasn't been a fan favorite for a while now.
But who'd have thought that Gev would go so soon...or, more shockingly, that onetime frontrunner Kherrington would also be eliminated, thus effectively thwarting any chance of a Twitchington reunion this season?
I suspected Kherrington might be in the bottom tonight, but I didn't think she'd actually go home. And let's face it, if the judges still had veto power, I'm pretty certain they would have saved Kherrington and shipped Comfort home for a second time. I
Well, as sad as I am to see Kherrington go, it was endearing to see this golden girl keep her signature smile on her face even as she was exiting stage left. And I'm still happy for Comfort: As Mary Murphy pointed out, not many people get a second chance in life. So I hope Comfort takes full advantage of hers. But she probably shouldn't unpack her bags just yet...
One dancer I wish was getting a second chance was Gev. I really liked him. He wasn't a standout for me in the beginning, but he was starting to grow on me. I suspect he was starting to grow on Chelsie too, but that SYTYCD romance (real or imagined) has been put on hold, at least until the SYTYCD tour starts.
Basically, any elimination tonight was going to hurt. All the dancers are just too good to leave at this point. But as the old saying goes, they all gotta go some time...