Bianca Revels "a little surprised" by 'So You Think You Can Dance' exit
By Christopher Rocchio, 11/05/2009
Bianca Revels was bummed and slightly stunned to be booted from So You Think You Can Dance along with fellow tapper Phillip Attmore, however she's happy she was able to step out of her element.
"I was a little surprised, especially because Phillip also got cut at the same time," she told Reality TV World during a Wednesday conference call.
"It was a bittersweet moment because I had amazing exposure on the show and I got to step out of my element and do a contemporary piece and a Broadway piece. Now it's time for me to move on and do new things. So it was a bittersweet moment."
Revels, a 20-year-old from Detroit, MI who currently resides in Los Angeles, CA, and Attmore, a 25-year-old from Pasadena, CA who currently resides in Los Angeles, were ousted from the competition by So You Think You Can Dance's regular sixth-season judging panel of Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy, and newcomer Adam Shankman.
She described it as a "bummer" that the judges ousted her rather than home viewer votes.
"It's definitely kind of a bummer to not have been able to have an opportunity to be voted [on]," she told reporters.
"I would have liked to of seen what America thought with the tappers doing other genres. I would have liked to see that, just to have that feedback and know what people think about tapping on the show and so many tappers being on the show. But again, everything happens for a reason."
Revels and her partner Victor Smalley had performed a Broadway routine choreographed by Tyce Diorio during Tuesday night's broadcast -- and the judges felt it lacked the enthusiasm that a praise-based routine should have. Revels said she and Smalley had to be "really careful" with the routine.
"When you let go of everything, then the dance tends to be sloppy," she explained.
"We're talking about a show -- So You Think You Can Dance -- where we're going to be judged not only on our performance, but on our technique. You have to kind of balance the two. I think me and my partner both balanced it well, it just wasn't a number that they were crazy about."
Since the judges' comments weren't exactly glowing, Revels said she was aware her fait in the competition was up in the air before the bottom four were announced.
"I wasn't too sure based on the comments the judges gave us, but I knew that we danced with 110% percent and that's all I was concerned about," she told Reality TV World. "I don't like walking off stage with regrets, and I didn't -- so that's really all I was concerned about."
Revels said she's glad she finally made the Top 20 after auditioned for the reality series several times before.
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"Over the years of trying, every year I noticed that I grew not only as a dancer but as a person. Like I always say, they had never had a tapper on the show -- and I was really the first one to bring a wide exposure to it," she said.
"So I figured why would I just open the door and not walk through it? So I wanted to make sure that I at least made it to the Top 20 and inspired someone to get up and dance or show them what tap is really all about. That's why I kept coming back."