Rob, a Broadway fan and old acquaintance of Jess, understandably fought for Jess, and all three judges agonized over which girl to send home (since both Jordan and Caitlynn's solos were weak) and which boy to keep (since Jess proved he was more technically skilled, but Tadd was more unique). And all of the judges were surprised to see underdog Ricky finally escape the bottom four this week.
Backstage after Thursday's eliminations, the three judges spoke to reporters about this week's results, and they were full of juicy information. Click the videos below to see Nigel discuss why he refuses to change the show's gender-quota rules, who he predicts will make the top four, and whether he still thinks a girl will win; Mary reveal why they saved Tadd over Jess and Caitlynn over Jess; and dancer-turned-director Rob offer sound career advice to all of this year's "SYTYCD" hopefuls.
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