‘SYTYCD’: Former Contestant Returns to Replace Injured Dancer

by | June 14, 2011 at 4:39 PM | So You Think You Can Dance

It’s only top 20 week and one dancer is already down and out on “So You Think You Can Dance.”

Mitchell Kelly, a 20-year-old contemporary dancer from Chicago, will not be able to perform Wednesday night when the top 20 hit the stage to compete for the first time. Instead, Season 7′s Robert Roldan – who was helping out with choreography these past few weeks – is in, executive producer and judge Nigel Lythgoe told XfinityTV.com this morning.

“Yes, we’ve already had our first accident,” Lythgoe told us. “Mitchell popped his shoulder. He can’t dance tomorrow. But his partner is who we’re worried about now so Robert Roldan is dancing in Mitchell’s place.”

So what happens to Mitchell now?

“He goes into the bottom four boys, probably, and depending on what we see and what we decide he may go home. But he has got to dance the following week otherwise he goes home anyway,” explained Lythgoe.

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