After enjoying weeks of safety as partner to Lacey Schwimmer, Kameron Bink was the first guy eliminated from So You Think You Can Dance's top 10. But he was happy to spill to TVGuide.com about his final solo and his favorite remaining dancers.
TVGuide.com: Do you think that you deserved to go home?
Kameron Bink: Honestly, everybody's worked so hard, nobody deserves to go home. But by this point, we're all in the top 10 and we're all going on tour. I'm just happy to have come this far. It's an amazing feeling of accomplishment.
TVGuide.com: How does it feel to be the first male kicked off by the viewers instead of the judges?
Kameron: I felt it coming, and I know that I had much support throughout the show, so I'm not disappointed at all.
TVGuide.com: You'd never been in the bottom group before. So how did you know it was coming?
Kameron: Just from watching the show. The judges' comments started to slowly but surely underplay my part in everything that I was doing, and I felt that eventually America was going to catch that, too.
TVGuide.com: Why do you think you weren't shown much in the earlier episodes before you got to the top 20?
Kameron: There are a lot of things that go into the production as far as stories and things like that, and there wasn't a whole lot of depth in my story. Once we all got in the top 20, our personalities were really shown and we all got the chance to shine on the stage on a national level, which is more than a lot of dancers get to say.
TVGuide.com: What did you think about having to do the compulsory Wade Robson solo?
Kameron: At first I wasn't sure how that would go with the audience, because Nigel said, even after the fourth or fifth time, he was kind of bored with it. And I can't say how that played with my being No. 8.
TVGuide.com: Which solo did you think was the best?
Kameron: I really enjoyed Sabra's performance. To be as small as she is and dance as large as she does, she really deserves all the credit she got. Lauren's performance was amazing as well.
TVGuide.com: Fans talk about your chemistry with Lacey. How much of that was real versus playing it up for the camera?
Kameron: After we found out that we were partners, that night we spent the whole night getting to know each other, and the next day [choreographer] Mia Michaels just had us hug each other for probably five to seven minutes. The chemistry that we had was real; as far as anything we had in a relationship sense, that was fabricated by the show.
TVGuide.com: What was your favorite memory of the show?
Kameron: Just when everybody was back at the apartment and hanging out, especially the top 10. A lot of people thought that towards the end it would get really competitive, and that's not the feel of it at all. We all became like a family. If, for example, somebody would get a Latin ballroom dance, Lacey would go in and help out. From what I've heard, there was nothing like that the last two seasons.
TVGuide.com: Did you have a favorite choreographer?
Kameron: I would definitely have to say Tyce Diorio. Working with him were my easiest rehearsals because I think he understood me as a dancer.
TVGuide.com: Which style or choreographer was most difficult for you?
Kameron: That would definitely be Maria Torres in the hustle. I definitely got a lot of "no's" during those rehearsals.
TVGuide.com: In last week's show, you did a solo that was hip-hop. Is that your specialty?
Kameron: The original plan was that nobody was going to do their solos because nobody was dancing for their lives anymore, but we found out an hour before the show that we were doing solos after all. So I really wasn't prepared as well as I should have been to do my solo. My specialty is more of a contemporary hip-hop.
TVGuide.com: So what are your plans once the tour wraps up?
Kameron: After the tour I'm going to move to L.A. and try to do as much as I can. Before the show I really wasn't working and dancing as much as I would have liked, but talking to all those choreographers made me open my eyes and realize that this is where I should be.
TVGuide.com: Who do you think will win?
Kameron: Honestly, I think it's anybody's game at this point. Everybody has something different to bring to the table and they're all really great. I do think that the girls are a lot stronger — they're definitely bringing it this year.
TVGuide.com: Who do you wish would win?
Kameron: I think Dominic and Sabra have come so far, and I would love to see them in the final four. — Additional reporting by Dani Dornfeld
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