June 12, 2009 02:55:18 GMT
Contemporary dancer Paris Torres was announced as the eliminated one on the dance competition, along with Hip-Hoper Tony Bellissimo.
One guy and one girl from the Top 20 were sent home on "So You Think You Can Dance" on Thursday, June 11. It was just a coincidence that the eliminated ones happened to be a couple who joined forces on Wednesday's performance night, Paris Torres and Tony Bellissimo.
Paris and Tony were coupled on the Top 20 round, crafting a Hip-Hop piece for Black Eyed Peas' "Let the Beat Rock". While Tony is originally a Hip-Hoper, Paris is leaning more into contemporary style. And their Wednesday performance, which was choreographed by the D'umo couple, was rather slow for the beat and not memorable.
Based on audience votes, Paris and Tony were in the bottom three along with two other couples, Asuka Kondoh and Vitolio Jeune as well as Karla Garcia and Jonathan Platero. But the final elimination was determined by the panel of judges who must pick one guy and one girl to be cut off.
As their final effort to stay in the game, Paris did a solo piece of "It Doesn't Hurt" by Katie Thompson while Tony danced to The Gap Band's "Early in the Morning". However, they were announced as the outcasts by head judge Nigel Lythgoe who said that the judges were unanimous on deciding who should leave.