The remaining finalists on “So You Think You Can Dance” gave members of the press a peek at Tuesday’s (Aug. 6) group number, a high-energy Bollywood-style dance.
Or, rather, 11 of the 12 finalists did. Tucker Knox didn’t take part in the performance, as he’s been sidelined for this week.
“I am not injured,” Knox says. “I have an infection in my knee, so I was not able to do the [group] performance. But I will be back dancing. I’m very excited for it.”
There is still a chance Knox could perform Tuesday, but it’s probably not the way he would prefer. Executive producer and judge Nigel Lythgoe and Knox say that if Knox is in the Bottom 3 after last week’s audience vote, his doctor has cleared him to do a solo dance to try to remain in the competition.
“The rule with that is, if they can’t dance for a week, they’re kept on for another week — if they’re not voted out,” Lythgoe says. “If they can’t perform after two weeks, they leave the competition.”
“So let’s pray I don’t get voted off,” Knox says.