So You Think You Can Dance finalist, Billy Bell is leaving the competition due to illness! Brandon Dumlao is taking his place.
From a press release
Top 20 dancer Billy Bell has left SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE due to illness and will be replaced by Brandon Dumlao, 21, a Hip Hop dancer from Concord, CA. Dumlao will join the Top 20 this week as they compete on the first two-hour performance show Tuesday, Oct. 27 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.
‘We are disappointed that Billy cannot continue dancing in the competition on the advice of his doctor and wish him a speedy recovery, ‘ said executive producer/judge Nigel Lythgoe. ‘However, we are fortunate that Brandon Dumlao has agreed to return.’
The Top 20 special airing tonight was filmed in advance, so I don’t think we’ll see Brian dancing tonight, unless the producers edit something in quickly….
- Billy Bell’s audition – VIDEO
- Billy Bell brings Adam Shankman to tears – VIDEO
- A brief glimpse of Brandon Dumlao – VIDEO