'Réalité': Who's your fave from the 'SYTYCD' top 20? (Sorry, folks, Billy Bell is out!)
After weeks and weeks (upon weeks) of auditions and callbacks, season 6 of So You Think You Can Dance has finally reached the performance (AKA voting) portion of the competition, and my inner krumper is doing a fierce robot as a way of celebrating. EW’s resident SYTYCD expert Kate Ward (read her rankings of the top 20 here) sat down with me to discuss our favorites (Russell, Billy, that chick who sobbed like she was seeing Brokeback Mountain for the first time), our not-so-favorites (hello, Phillip!), the contestant who looks like New Moon‘s Taylor Lautner, and those who make us feel like we’re starring in a very unfortunate episode of Dateline’s To Catch a Predator series. Press play below, then share your thoughts on the season 6 top 20 in the comment section below! (Oh, and for all my reality TV ramblings, follow me on Twitter @EWMichaelSlezak!) UPDATE: Seconds before publishing this blog item, I received an extremely upsetting email from Fox’s publicity department which read as follows: “Top 20 dancer Billy Bell has left So You Think You Can Dance due to illness and will be replaced by Brandon Dumlao, 21, a Hip Hop dancer from Concord, CA. Dumlao will join the Top 20 this week as they compete on the first two-hour performance show Tuesday, Oct. 27 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.” A moment of silence for the end of Mr. Bell’s hotly anticipated season six run, and best wishes for him to make a swift recovery — and the season 7 top 20.