'So You Think You Can Dance' cuts Melissa Sandvig and Ade Obayomi
By Reality TV World staff, 07/31/2009
So You Think You Can Dance eliminated Melissa Sandvig and Ade Obayomi and determined its four fifth-season finale finalists during last night's live results show on Fox.
"I did things on this show I never thought I could do. I actually did hip--hop -- nobody saw it [because] it was in a group number but I did it. I'm so proud of myself and thank you everybody for your support," Melissa said after So You Think You Can Dance host Cat Deeley revealed her elimination. "Good luck to all those ballerinas out there, you can do it. Thank you to my husband, I love you."
"Just being up on this stage has been crazy," Ade told Deeley after his elimination was announced. "Melissa, she's amazing, it's just been a great experience and I love everyone out there for supporting me."
Melissa, a 29-year-old ballet dancer from Los Alamitos, CA, and Ade, a 20-year-old contemporary dancer who currently resides in Orange County, CA. were ousted based on home viewer votes cast immediately following Wednesday night's performance episode.
Melissa and Ade's departures leave Jeanine Mason, Kayla Radomski, Evan Kasprzak, and Brandon Bryant in the running to be crowned So You Think You Can Dance's fifth-season champion.
Mason, an 18-year-old contemporary dancer who currently resides in Pinecrest, FL, had been randomly paired with Ade for the two couples performances she had danced on Wednesday night's performance show.
Evan Kasprzak, a 21-year-old Broadway dancer from West Bloomfield, MI, had been partnered with Melissa while Kayla Radomski, an 18-year-old jazz and contemporary dancer from Aurora, CO, had been paired with Brandon Bryant, a 19-year-old contemporary dancer who currently resides in Salt Lake City, UT.
So You Think You Can Dance's final fifth-season performance show will air on Wednesday, August 5 at 8PM ET/PT and feature the four remaining finalists performing for home viewer votes one last time.
So You Think You Can Dance's live two-hour fifth-season finale will then air on Thursday at 8PM ET/PT, with the winner being revealed based on home viewer votes.