Billy Bell

Is this season of So You Think You Can Dance cursed?

For the third week in a row, a dancer was forced to sit out of the competition because of an injury.

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The unlucky hopeful this week was 20-year-old contemporary dancer Billy Bell, who injured his knee during rehearsals this week. Bell's injury follows those of Ashley Galvan and early front-runner Alex Wong.

Judge and executive producer Nigel Lythgoe revealed the bad news at the beginning of Wednesday night's performance show.

"He's been inspected by a couple of doctors, both of whom have said, 'No, you're okay to perform if you feel OK.'  And Billy doesn't — Billy knows his body better than anybody and Billy certainly does not feel as though he can perform this week," Lythgoe said.

Because he didn't perform, Bell will automatically be placed in the bottom three on Thursday's results show. The judges then will decide whether he stays, but both Galvan and Wong were eliminated by the panel after sitting out.

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Bell has already overcome some adversity to be on the show. He was selected into the top 20 during Season 6, but had to drop out due to illness. He returned in Season 7, when he again made the finals.

Do you think the judges will keep Billy?