On last week’s performance episode of So You Think You Can Dance
, the judges didn’t hold back when giving their critiques to the dancers. From telling them they weren’t hard hitting enough to calling one dancer dumpy, the panel certainly had no problem letting their opinions be heard. The following night, viewers were shocked when Susie Garcia
and Marquis Cunningham
were eliminated, especially since no valid reason was given by the judges for their decision. Today, Mary Murphy shed a little light on the subject in a no holds barred interview with the Los Angeles Times.
Not that fans weren’t upset that Susie was eliminated, but most of the noise was made over Marquis being sent home. "I think America at home probably won’t see it the way that we saw it either, mainly because there were so many tricks, and that’s exciting to see,” Murphy said. “What they didn’t see was enough dancing in between. There’s no way the crowd would understand our decision." She also went on to say that she was thoroughly unimpressed with Susie, who appeared to make up her solo routine as she went along. In her interview with BuddyTV
, Susie said that her solos were extremely planned out and choreographed.
Susie shouldn’t feel bad that Mary didn’t like her solo. She wasn’t impressed with Chelsea or Comfort either. “Not strong enough,” she simply stated. She also gave her opinion as to who gave the strongest solo performance on Thursday’s elimination episode. "I felt Thayne really just walked away with the top solo. It saved him, without a question. I think we were all just kind of mixed about what to do with them until he came out with his solo, and I said, ‘Well, we’re keeping him’,” she said.
Whether or not the judges will continue to eliminate couples is up in the air. A new episode of So You Think You Can Dance
airs this Wednesday at 8pm ET as the top 16 dancers perform for America's votes.
- Gina Scarpa, BuddyTV Staff Writer
Source: Los Angeles Times
(Image courtesy of FOX)