The most painful part of tonight's So You Think You Can Dance finale was not watching Adam Lambert turn in a creatively neutered performance of "Whattya Want From Me."
No, it was seeing krumper Russell Ferguson limp onto the stage for the first cut of the night with help from fellow top-sixer Ryan Di Lello.
"I messed my leg up," Russell told a startled Cat Deeley, who needed the immediate delivery of a new microphone after the sound had pooped out moments before.
The fan fave was unable to dance any further after perhaps busting his knee during the hip-hop number he stomped out with Legacy Perez and Kevin Hunte. So the audience had to make do with taped versions of the two other numbers he was supposed to reperform tonight, last night's hip-hop routine with Kathryn McCormick and "Frog Dance" with Noelle Marsh.
But at least his leg made it all the way to the finale before giving out. So the real question remained whether his night was only going to get worse?