So You Think You Can Dance Finalist Billy Bell Leaves Competition Due to Illness, Brandon Dumlao Joins Top 20!

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 DumlaoVIDEO

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