What was surprising was the other male in the bottom two tonight: Ade.
Ade should not have been in the bottom tonight. If it had been up to me, the other at-risk male dancer would have been Evan--whom I adore, but whom I feel has hit a plateau on this show (much like Phillip, who was finally cut last week). I would have personally preferred Evan to go home tonight over Kupono--who, granted, didn't do his best this week, but has a certain distinctive edginess and quirkiness that still could have been expertly exploited by out-there choreographers like Mia Michaels and Sonya Tayeh in future episodes.
Sigh. I was sad to see Kupono leave this evening, but I took comfort in the fact that Ade was safe.
But that being said, I will dearly miss Randi's sunshiny sweetness. And her unitards. That golden girl just radiated pure joy. The show will be just a little less happy without her on it.
Sigh, again. It makes me wonder what might have been if Randi and Kupono hadn't been stuck with a paso doble last night. What if they'd gotten to do a Mia Michaels contemporary routine instead? So much of the dancers' fates on this show depends on the choreographers and dance genres they are assigned. The paso doble was definitely Ranpono's undoing this week.
But hey, like the SYTYCD exit song says, someone's gotta go. Each week gets harder as yet two more amazing talents are forced to hang up their Capezios. And next week won't be any easier.