[07/14/11 - 11:17 PM] Video: A Few Minutes With... Nigel Lythgoe on the Emmy Nominations (and Tonight's "So You Think You Can Dance" Results) By Jim Halterman (TFC)
Waves of good and bad news washed over tonight's "So You Think You Can Dance" as host Cat Deeley and the show basked in the glow of the eight Emmy nominations that were announced earlier today. However, there were several gray clouds hovering about as two more dancers were sent home and, for the first time this season, the eliminated dancers were not part of the same pair. Another bit of sad news came when Judge/Executive Producer Nigel Lythgoe announced early in the show that Season 7 fan favorite Alex Wong, who had to step out of competition last year due to a tendon injury on his right foot, suffered another tendon injury (this time on his left foot) this past weekend and would not be able to return to the show as an All-Star next week.
Despite the mix of good and bad, the show must go on and next week will bring big changes to the show as the remaining five couples will be split up and, after a chance to dance with a different contestant, each dancer will then perform with an All-Star. The All-Stars who will start appearing on next week's show are Melody Lacayanga, Allison Holker, Pasha Kovalev, Comfort Fedoke, Chelsie Hightower, tWitch, Brandon Bryant, Kathryn McCormick and Robert Roldan. Our Jim Halterman was there tonight and chatted post-results show with Deeley, Lythgoe, judge Mary Murphy, guest judge (and Emmy nominee for "Modern Family") Jesse Tyler Ferguson, choreographer Sonya Tayeh and the eliminated couple.
And here's the complete index of all the interviews from tonight (7/14/11):