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‘SYTYCD’ Judges Discuss First Season 8 Eliminations

Lyndsey Parker
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Thursday night was a tough night on "So You Think You Can Dance," as judges Nigel Lythgoe and Mary Murphy--assisted by legendary guest judge Debbie Reynolds--were forced to eliminate four very amazing dancers (Iveta, Nick, Missy, and Wadi). Nigel and Mary postponed their agony last week by deciding not to cut anyone, but it was inevtiable that by week two, four contestants would be gone--and having them all go in one night was especially hard.

And it should be noted that the three couples that were up for elimination this week--the aforementioned dancers, plus Ryan and Ricky, who were ultimately saved--were NOT in the bottom three couples last week. Did the fanbases of last week's at-risk dancers, who were given another chance, mobilize and vote like crazy this Wednesday, leading to an entirely new result this week? Possibly...or it could just be that the "SYTYCD" race really is THAT close this season.

Check out Thursday night's interviews with Nigel, Mary, and Debbie after the results show, to find out their theories on how things panned out the way they did.

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