During last week's So You Think You Can Dance Top 20 performances, we only saw 19 contestants perform. Contemporary dancer Noelle Marsh was allowed to sit out the performance show because of a knee injury. It seemed slightly unfair to me that Noelle was given a bye, while a dancer who had put it all out on stage was eliminated. And it wasn't just me, when asked nearly 60% of you said it wasn't fair that Noelle was allowed to continue in the competition after not dancing last week.
Not so says Nigel Lythgoe, who in spite of invoking fairness during Brandon Dumlao's elimination, insists that Noelle's situation is just following the rules of So You Think You Can Dance. Nigel took to Twitter early Halloween morning to defend the shows decision to give Noelle a free pass, saying that "the rule is 'if advised by a Dr. not to dance, you get 1 weeks grace.'"