'So You Think You Can Dance' cuts Adechike Torbert, decides Top 3
By Reality TV World staff, 08/06/2010
So You Think You Can Dance eliminated Adechike Torbert and determined its three finale finalists during last night's live broadcast of the Fox reality dance competition.
"It's been an honor to even be on this show, amongst such fine artists and just beautiful people. This is not the end of this road, this is only the beginning of the journey," Adechike said after his elimination was revealed. "Thank you."
Adechike, a 23-year-old contemporary dancer from Brooklyn, NY, was ousted from So You Think You Can Dance's seventh season after he finished as the bottom vote-getter based on home viewer votes cast immediately following Wednesday night's live Top 4 performance show.
Kent Boyd, an 18-year-old contemporary jazz dancer who currently resides in Wapakoneta, OH, and Lauren Froderman, an 18-year-old contemporary jazz dancer from Phoenix, AZ, finished as the week's top two vote-getters, according to So You Think You Can Dance host Cat Deeley.
"The top two were separated by just two percent of the vote," said Cat, who didn't reveal which finalist finished first.
Over 10 million votes were cast following Wednesday night's Top 4 performance show.
Robert Roldan, a 19-year-old contemporary dancer from Thousand Oaks, CA, finished third in the week's voting, however So You Think You Can Dance judge Nigel Lythgoe advised viewers to not read too much into that heading into next week's season finale.
"I don't anyone's a safe bet at this moment in this moment in time, when there's only two percent between top and second place and then a few percent [to] third place," he said.
"That's been like that for a number of weeks. We've never had the same No. 1, so that's been jumping around. Anyone can win this."
So You Think You Can Dance's seventh-season champion will win $250,000, a cover appearance on Dance Spirit magazine, and a role in Gatorade's G Series advertising campaign this fall.