On Thursday night's result show for the Top Eight, we were told Alex Wong (my fave!) would be sent home because of an injury (Billy and Ashley were in the bottom three with him). Appearing on stage in crutches and wearing a shirt that said "I am grateful" Alex accepted praise from the judges and audience. His torn Achilles tendon will need several months to heal after Friday's scheduled surgery, and would be unable to continue competing this season.
Surprisingly, judge Nigel said Alex would be welcomed back next season after his injury heals. Now I'm already looking forward to next season!
Also performing last night were all-stars Pasha and Anya, the cast of the Broadway hit "In the Heights," and Natasha Bedingfield (with the all-stars backup dancing). One more thing... what did you think of the shirtless Billy in a long white skirt?
--Erik J-14 Art Director
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