This week on "So You Think You Can Dance," Ryan and Alexander went home, and really, this was the right call by America and the judges. It seemed like their time to go. But that didn't make their elimination any less bittersweet, especially since Ryan was so obviously distraught, onstage and off. In fact, backstage she was seen being consoled by sweet guest judge Jesse Tyler Ferguson, looking positively crushed.
After Ryan composed herself, she and Alexander talked to reporters on Thursday night. The pair tried to be optimistic, speaking of their gratitude for the "SYTYCD" opportunity and giving shoutouts to their respective partners, Ricky and Sasha, who made it into the top 10 and will continue on the show. But their sadness was still palpable. Sigh. I wish them both well.
Watch Ryan and Alexander's post-results show interview, to get their perspective on their "SYTYCD" journeys.