'So You Think You Can Dance' eliminates Mark Villaver and All-Star Comfort Fedoke
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 09/05/2017
So You Think You Can Dance eliminated Mark Villaver and his All-Star partner Comfort Fedoke, which determined the fourteenth season's Top 6 dancers, during Monday night's broadcast on Fox.
Based on home viewer votes following last week's performance show, Mark fell into the bottom-three dancers with Kaylee Millis -- who is partnered with All-Star Cyrus Spencer -- and Kiki Nyemchek, who is paired with All-Star Jenna Johnson.
So You Think You Can Dance judges Nigel Lythgoe, Vanessa Hudgens and Mary Murphy were then forced to choose which contestant was going to be sent home; however, instead of making the decision themselves, Nigel announced the panel was going to rely on America's vote.
With that being said, Nigel immediately excused Kiki from the bottom three and declared him safe from elimination. Nigel then told Kaylee she was "magnificent" in the night's performance show and it was Mark's turn to be sent home.
"I'm so sorry," Nigel told Mark.
"This whole journey is about finding my purpose, knowing who I am, and just loving myself. When they see me dance, I want people to feel like, 'Man, Mark is having fun,'" Mark explained in his final words.
Comfort told her partner -- who was dubbed the comedian in the group this season -- that he's an amazing man and dancer.
"He's not just a personality. You are an extremely incredible dance artist," Comfort gushed.
During Monday night's show, each of the Top 7 contestants performed three times -- once with his or her All-Star partner in a style picked at random, a solo in each person's preferred style of dance, and a mini group routine.
Mark and Comfort performed a hip-hop routine choreographed by Misha Gabriel. Kaylee and Cyrus danced a contemporary number choreographed by Tyce Diorio, and Kiki and Jenna took the stage with a Broadway routine by Warren Carlyle.
The Top 6 is comprised of Kaylee and Cyrus, Kiki and Jenna, Koine Iwasaki and All-Star Marko Germar, Logan Hernandez and All-Star Allison Holker, Lex Ishimoto and All-Star Gaby Diaz, and Taylor Sieve and All-Star Robert Roldan.
Next week, there will be a double elimination and the judges lose their right to determine who stays and who goes. The results, instead, will be left entirely up to home viewers.