They let Derrik go! What a shocker. What is America thinking? I think the judges were grimacing because no matter what praise they were lading on the others previously, Derrik was the prize they were counting on. Is Max going to bring the tickets in?
Derrik got the last laugh. It was very fortunate he got off and I was going to bring this up after the winner was announced, but might as well say it now. The winner will be commited to umpteen broadway shows of Grease, while the losers who have had a lot of tv exposure because of this show will be free to accept any television and/or movies offers. Derrik especially is likely to captalize because of his movie star looks. I mean who cares about a dopey play? TV is so much better and you don't have to do 100 repetitious plays. And besides, the contestents are very familiar to the public now which makes their worth as good as veteran stars. (I'd think so if I were a producer.)
At this point, I don't really care about the outcome. Derrik carried the show. This is going to be the play's loss in more ways than one (and the judges know it). I don't think the judges were counting on this at all! Serves them right for never having anything nice to say to Derrik.