Entertainment behind the scenes
Turns out that America is willing to forgive sloppy technique in favor of pinup good looks.
“I think America’s protected Nathan and Mollee this week. Nathan’s going to have a huge following. But if it’s just based on dance, it frightens me that he will not be learning lessons,” said executive producer Nigel Lythgoe, who chastised him for his immaturity. He emphasized that Nathan wasn’t saved for his dancing, but because “a lot of young ladies like him”, calling it “sad” particularly for the dancers judges felt were undeservedly on the chopping block.
Nigel seemed impatient with the audience as well, at one point tell them to “listen up and shut up for a minute!”