So what's up, Canada?
That was certainly not the bottom three I was expecting on Tuesday's So You Think You Can Dance Canada results show.
Carlena and Boneless? What? Those two, to me, have been a power couple the last couple of weeks and Boneless is one of my favourite male dancers, so I didn't see that one coming.
While I didn't love his jive, I figured JP's cuteness would keep him safe from bottom three for a while longer, and you can't quarrel with Denitsa's hotness and excellent technique. Maybe Canada isn't so keen on baskets of kittens.
As for Lauren and Rodrigo, another surprise. Based just on Monday's performances, I would have figured Shelaina and Matt, and Kevin and Teya would be dancing for their lives before Lauren and Rodrigo would. But such is the power of the vote.
In the end, Lauren and Rodrigo were sent home.
"Quite frankly, I'm sad to see any of you in the bottom three," said Jean-Marc Genereux. "I'm sorry, Lauren, that was not enough to keep you here, so you're leaving us tonight," he said, referring to Lauren's solo.
I can see what he meant, although none of the girls' solos had enough dance-for-your-life urgency for me. However, Carlena has an undeniable groove and Denitsa is piping hot even when she's not doing much.
As for the guys, the clear winner of the DFL round was Boneless for me, but I also thought Rodrigo had better energy than JP.
However, Tre Armstrong told Rodrigo he was going home "based on votes."
Guest judge Rex Harrington interrupted to tell the guys the decision wasn't unanimous. "It wasn't unanimous, it was difficult, but we gotta go," said Tre, with a hint of annoyance in her voice.
Rodrigo took the news with a big smile.
"I had the best time, I met the best people in the world. These ones are like my second family," he said, pointing to the other dancers.
"You are a star," said host Leah Miller. "The personality, the way you move, the ladies love when you take your shirt off."
A tearful Lauren said, "This has been unbelievable. It's been amazing and crazy, and it's really made me want to work so much harder and really improve my craft. And I'm not stopping, this is not the end."
The fun part of the show was an opening group number choreographed by Longinus Fernandes of Slumdog Millionaire fame. I'm no Bollywood expert, but it looked good to me.
Next week, the top 18 dance again for votes. Tune in at 8 p.m. Monday on CTV and catch the recap here. And tell me, do you think the right dancers went home?
Keep watching this space for an exit interview with Rodrigo and Lauren.
(The photo of Rodrigo and Lauren with Leah is courtesy of CTV.)